Mike Chino

 

Mike is an editor and writer based in San Francisco. He left sunny UC Santa Cruz with a B.A. in French and Modern literature and delved into publishing through a stint at ReadyMade Magazine. Inspired by the impact that forward thinking can have on the present, he has cultivated a voracious appetite for developments in architecture, design, and technology. Mike likes to bike, blog, and build things, and in his spare time he also cooks, makes music, and rocks out.

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Packed Pavilion Constructed Completely From Cardboard

Packed Pavilion Constructed Completely From Cardboard

Common corrugated cardboard finds a new life in this elegant outdoor pavilion composed of an array of cut paper cylinders. Designed by ETH Zurich students Min‐Chieh Chen, Dominik Zausinger and

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Inhabitat Editors’ Top Stories of 2011 – Vote for your Favorite!

Inhabitat Editors’ Top Stories of 2011 – Vote for your Favorite!

New Year's Eve is coming up quick - and as the hours tick down to the ball drop, the Inhabitat editors have reflected upon the past year and picked out our favorite green design stories from

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Eathouse: A Fresh, Local Take on Edible Architecture

Eathouse: A Fresh, Local Take on Edible Architecture

This amazing edible Eathouse is a literal take on urban agriculture by Stuurlui Stedenbouw and Atelier GRAS!. Spotted over at Plataforma Arquitectura, the locally-grown garden home is bursting

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Wildcrafted Juniper Ridge Products Capture Christmas in a Bottle

Wildcrafted Juniper Ridge Products Capture Christmas in a Bottle

Christmas comes but once a year -- however if you're looking to savor the scent of fresh pine boughs all year-long, Juniper Ridge has you covered. You may remember the Northern Californian

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Eat the Seasons With Maria Schoettler’s 2011 Local Food Calendar

Eat the Seasons With Maria Schoettler’s 2011 Local Food Calendar

2011 is right around the corner, and to ring in the new year Oakland-based artist Maria Schoettler recently rolled out a gorgeous culinary calendar that makes buying fresh local produce as easy

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Greenbuild 2010 Kicks Off Tomorrow in Chicago!

Greenbuild 2010 Kicks Off Tomorrow in Chicago!

Heads up eco architects, green designers, and sustainable builders! Tomorrow marks the start of one of the year's biggest sustainable design conferences - Greenbuild 2010! Team Inhabitat is

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9 Green Style Essentials for Guys this Fall

9 Green Style Essentials for Guys this Fall

Fall is now upon us, and with winter around the corner, we're bundling up and breaking out the cold-weather gear. Fortunately, with the recent resurgence of high-quality heritage menswear,

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LAST CHANCE to Vote for Your Favorite Recycled Denim Design!

LAST CHANCE to Vote for Your Favorite Recycled Denim Design!

The Recycled Denim Challenge closes tonight at midnight! Heads up DIY design fans! Ecouterre's Recycled Denim Challenge is currently showcasing 45 incredible recycled denim designs, and today

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VIDEO: The Road to Designing Sustainable, Modern Green Living

VIDEO: The Road to Designing Sustainable, Modern Green Living

This year's Dwell on Design Conference offered an incredible showcase of sustainable design, and the crown jewel of the event was the MODERN Living showhouse - a home made from more than 80%

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New EvoWood Swiss Army Knives Made From Sustainable Walnut

New EvoWood Swiss Army Knives Made From Sustainable Walnut

As environmental advocates here at Inhabitat we're also big fans of the great outdoors, and every boy (or girl) scout worth their salt knows that the quintessential tool to wilderness survival

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Gorgeous Recycled Globe Chandelier Lights Up Our World

Gorgeous Recycled Globe Chandelier Lights Up Our World

This gorgeous glowing globe chandelier by Benoît Vieubled is totally rocking our world right now. Composed of 15 spinning spheres of Earth, the planetary constellation is made of repurposed

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NYC Readers: Join Our Inhabitat Meetup Focus Group!

NYC Readers: Join Our Inhabitat Meetup Focus Group!

Heads up New York Inhabitat Readers! Are you an avid Inhabitat reader? Do you want to meet the team behind Inhabitat and have a hand in helping us improve the website? Looking for a free meal

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Enter the 2011 Metropolis Next Gen Design Competition!

Enter the 2011 Metropolis Next Gen Design Competition!

Calling all eco designers, sustainable builders, and green architects! Our friends at Metropolis Magazine recently launched their 2011 Next Generation Design Competition, and we're thrilled

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West Coast Green 2010 Kicks Off Today!

West Coast Green 2010 Kicks Off Today!

Join Inhabitat at West Coast Green TODAY! We're thrilled to announce that one of our favorite green design events of the year kicks off today in San Francisco - West Coast Green! Each year

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Top 5 Green Gadgets for Guys

Top 5 Green Gadgets for Guys

Our increasingly connected world has borne a booming crop of gadgets, however today's guy can be easily beleaguered by unnecessary or poorly-conceived tech -- which all too often finds its way

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West Coast Green 2010 is Just One Week Away!

West Coast Green 2010 is Just One Week Away!

Join Inhabitat at West Coast Green next week! Heads up Bay Area architects, builders, and designers! One of our favorite design events of the year, West Coast Green, kicks off with a bang

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San Francisco’s Solar “Mission: House” is a High-Tech Marvel

San Francisco’s Solar “Mission: House” is a High-Tech Marvel

Designed as a test lab for innovative building strategies, the Mission: House showcases a wide range of experimental materials, systems, and construction techniques. The home's entrance is

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Check Out GreenHomeNYC’s DIY Green Block Party on October 2nd!

Check Out GreenHomeNYC’s DIY Green Block Party on October 2nd!

Join us for GreenHomeNYC's DIY Green Block Party on October 2nd! Heads up New Yorkers! Summer may be on its way out, but this October 2nd GreenHomeNYC is kicking off an awesome outdoor DIY

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AIA San Francisco Living: Home Tours Kick off This Weekend!

AIA San Francisco Living: Home Tours Kick off This Weekend!

Heads up San Francisco architecture fans! The 2010 Architecture and the City Festival is now in full gear, and this weekend marks the start of one of our favorite events - the San Francisco

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Inhabitat is Looking for London Design Festival Correspondants!

Inhabitat is Looking for London Design Festival Correspondants!

Hey European Design Fans! The London Design Festival kicks off next week from September 18th-25th, and Inhabitat is looking for a few great correspondents to help us cover this year’s show!

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World’s First Flax Fiber Bicycle Wins EuroBike Gold Award

World’s First Flax Fiber Bicycle Wins EuroBike Gold Award

Here at Inhabitat we love bikes that boast the latest and greatest high-tech materials, but we're equally impressed by more organic takes on two-wheeled transportation. Combining both of these

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DIY Altoids Mini BBQ Grill Is Curiously Awesome!

DIY Altoids Mini BBQ Grill Is Curiously Awesome!

Happy Labor Day! As households across the states prepare to fire up the BBQ today, why not give your grilling a smaller footprint this year with this awesome mini grill made from a tin of

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West Coast Green 2010 Kicks off September 30th!

West Coast Green 2010 Kicks off September 30th!

Join Inhabitat at West Coast Green this month! Heads up Bay Area architects, designers, and green builders! West Coast Green 2010 will be taking San Francisco by storm this September with

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Taastrup Theater Renovation Boasts a Stunning Prismatic Facade

Taastrup Theater Renovation Boasts a Stunning Prismatic Facade

COBE was originally called upon to improve the energy efficiency of the Taastrup Theater, an aging concrete structure situated in a social housing neighborhood in Copenhagen. The architects went

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Solar Powered LED Flower Sculpture Lights up the Night

Solar Powered LED Flower Sculpture Lights up the Night

Looking to add some solar-powered flare to your boring backyard? This gigantic energy-generating flower sculpture by id&@le concepts may be just the ticket. Dubbed the Gul Two, the

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Beautiful Underground Aloni House Blends in With The Earth

Beautiful Underground Aloni House Blends in With The Earth

The Aloni house finds its inspiration in the landscape of the Cycladic Islands, which were shaped in the past by earthen retaining walls erected to create land fit for farming. Deca Architecture

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LabBox: The World’s Smallest Hydroponic Gardening System

LabBox: The World’s Smallest Hydroponic Gardening System

Gardening indoors can be tricky - especially when growing plants that require carefully controlled environments with lots of light. Enter Pocket Grow's LabBox, a high-tech planter that is being

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The 2010 Architecture and the City Festival Starts Next Week!

The 2010 Architecture and the City Festival Starts Next Week!

Attention all San Francisco Bay Area architecture fans! We're thrilled to announce that next week marks the start of AIASF's 2010 Architecture and the City Festival! This month-long festival is

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Le Galilée Green Office is a Sweeping Wood-Clad Wonder

Le Galilée Green Office is a Sweeping Wood-Clad Wonder

Le Gallilée consists of two offices measuring 5,000 square meters and 5,500 square meters, for a combined total space of 10,500 square meters. A sinuous strip of concrete links the two

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ANNOUNCING: Inhabitat’s Packaging the Future Series!

ANNOUNCING: Inhabitat’s Packaging the Future Series!

Today we're thrilled to announce a brand new editorial series on Inhabitat that explores the past, present, and future of packaging design, hosted by Eco Chick founder and green journalist

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