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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Santiago Calatrava Unveils Green “Museum of Tomorrow” for Rio

Santiago Calatrava Unveils Green “Museum of Tomorrow” for Rio

Internationally-renowned architect Santiago Calatrava has just unveiled his latest work -- a sleek and sustainable "Museum of Tomorrow" planned for Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Situated upon the

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1 Day Left to Vote for Your Favorite Spring Greening Design!

1 Day Left to Vote for Your Favorite Spring Greening Design!

Vote for your Favorite Spring Greening Design TODAY! Heads up green design fans! There's just one day of voting left before we crown the grand prize winner of this year's Spring Greening DIY

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Tech to Help You Work Smarter and Greener

Tech to Help You Work Smarter and Greener

Most offices are situated far away from the great outdoors, but just because you're cooped up in a cubicle doesn't mean you have to have to set environmental concerns aside! There's a great

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Spring Greening Deadline Extended – Vote for your Favorite DIY Design!

Spring Greening Deadline Extended – Vote for your Favorite DIY Design!

Spring Greening Contest voting deadline extended until this Friday! Our Spring Greening DIY Design Contest has been a tremendous success so far, with thousands of votes pouring in from around

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The Best Green Designs from Model Citizens 2010

The Best Green Designs from Model Citizens 2010

In stark contrast to the cavernous halls and thousands of booths at ICFF, Model Citizens brought together a carefully curated community of independent designers. We were thrilled by the

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Aviva Stadium: Stunning Green Sports Park Completed in Dublin

Aviva Stadium: Stunning Green Sports Park Completed in Dublin

Our friends at ArchDaily recently showcased photos of the just-finished green Aviva Stadium in Dublin, Ireland. Designed by Populous in collaboration with Scott Tallon Walker Architects, the

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UM Project’s Cork U.M.O. is a Coffee Table, Bench and Desk All in One!

UM Project’s Cork U.M.O. is a Coffee Table, Bench and Desk All in One!

One of our favorite finds from this year's BKLYN Designs is the U.M.O., a playful piece of multitasking furniture that transitions from a coffee table to a bench to a desk with a simple flick of

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Philips Unveils World’s First LED Replacement for Most Common Bulb

Philips Unveils World’s First LED Replacement for Most Common Bulb

There are over 425 million 60 watt incandescent bulbs sold every year, which makes the energy-sucking globes the most commonly used bulbs in the United States. Lighting the way to a more

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AIA Launches First Living: Home Tours in Marin This Weekend!

AIA Launches First Living: Home Tours in Marin This Weekend!

Heads up San Francisco architecture fans! This weekend the American Institute of Architects in San Francisco will be kicking off its first-ever set of Living: Home tours in gorgeous Marin

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ANNOUNCING: Inhabitat’s 2010 BKLYN Designs Green Awards!

ANNOUNCING: Inhabitat’s 2010 BKLYN Designs Green Awards!

Most Engaging Design - UM Project BKLYN Designs veteran UM Project stole the show this year with a playful set of multifunctional designs that are perfect for kids and adults alike. The U.M.O

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High-Flying Algae Airships are Self-Sufficient Airborne Cities

High-Flying Algae Airships are Self-Sufficient Airborne Cities

Architect Vincent Callebaut recently unveiled a blue-sky plan for a high-flying fleet of self-sufficient aircraft that are one part zeppelin cities and one part hydrogen-generating floating

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Inhabitat Unveils Green Awards at BKLYN Designs TODAY!

Inhabitat Unveils Green Awards at BKLYN Designs TODAY!

Join Inhabitat today as we unveil our BKLYN Designs Green Awards! Hey New York design fans! Inhabitat is reporting live from the scene of BKLYN Designs 2010 today and we're thrilled to see an

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Join Us for the Inhabitat Green Awards at BKLYN Designs this Friday!

Join Us for the Inhabitat Green Awards at BKLYN Designs this Friday!

Check out Inhabitat's Green Awards this Friday at BKLYN Designs! Hey New York design fans! BKLYN Designs, one of our favorite events of the year, kicks of this Friday May 7th in DUMBO - and

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Top Green Gadgets to Improve Your Next Camping Trip

Top Green Gadgets to Improve Your Next Camping Trip

Photo by Steve & Jemma Copley With Summer on its way and gorgeous weather here to stay, what better time to hit the trails and take advantage of the great outdoors? Camping is the

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LAST CHANCE to Enter Our Spring Greening DIY Design Contest!

LAST CHANCE to Enter Our Spring Greening DIY Design Contest!

The Deadline for Spring Greening Entries is TONIGHT at Midnight! Heads up DIY designers - our Spring Greening Competition closes tonight at midnight, which makes this your LAST CHANCE to

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BIG Unveils Spiraling Cycling Pavilion in Shanghai

BIG Unveils Spiraling Cycling Pavilion in Shanghai

BIG architects recently completed construction on the Danish Pavilion, a stunning beacon for sustainable transportation at the 2010 Shanghai World Expo. Conceived as an elegantly sloping

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Spring Greening Competition DEADLINE EXTENDED – Enter Now!

Spring Greening Competition DEADLINE EXTENDED – Enter Now!

Sping Greening competition deadline extended until Monday, May 3rd! Attention all DIY designers -- we're excited to announce that we're extending the deadline of our Spring Greening DIY

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Shop Locally at the Hester Street Fair in NYC This Weekend!

Shop Locally at the Hester Street Fair in NYC This Weekend!

Join Inhabitat at the Hester Street Fair this Weekend! Hey New York readers! This weekend Inhabitat will be heading to the grand opening of the Hester Street Fair in the Lower East Side, and

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LED Lamp Made From 97% Soap is the Epitome of Clean Tech

LED Lamp Made From 97% Soap is the Epitome of Clean Tech

LEDs offer a lot of advantages over incandescent bulbs - they're extremely energy efficient, can last for up to 17 years, and they're cool to the touch, since very little energy is emitted as

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Enter Inhabitat’s Spring Greening DIY Design Competition!

Enter Inhabitat’s Spring Greening DIY Design Competition!

Calling all green designers, spring cleaners, and DIY design junkies! Spring has sprung at last, which means that it's time to break out the brooms, clean our your closets, and enter our

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Ecomat’s LEGO-Like Building Bricks Let You Create Your Own Castle

Ecomat’s LEGO-Like Building Bricks Let You Create Your Own Castle

What if building your own house was as easy as snapping together a bunch of LEGO bricks? Brace yourself: just such a set of industrial-sized building blocks exist, and they're made from 100%

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MIT Researchers Harness Viruses to Split Water

MIT Researchers Harness Viruses to Split Water

A team of researchers at MIT has just announced that they have successfully modified a virus to split apart molecules of water, paving the way for an efficient and non-energy intensive method of

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Energy Star Under Fire, Faces Major Overhaul

Energy Star Under Fire, Faces Major Overhaul

The Energy Star Program may be facing a major overhaul after congressional auditors reported that they were able to receive certification for a number of ridiculous fake products including a

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Construction Complete on the UK’s Stunning Seed Cathedral

Construction Complete on the UK’s Stunning Seed Cathedral

The brilliant bristling structure you see above is not the world's largest pincushion - it's Thomas Heatherwick's recently completed UK Pavilion at the 2010 Shanghai Expo. Dubbed the "Seed

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People-Powered Skyscraper to Claim New “World’s Tallest” Crown in Dubai

People-Powered Skyscraper to Claim New “World’s Tallest” Crown in Dubai

It's been just three months since the Burj Khalifa took the title of "world's tallest building", and already the shifting sands of Dubai have spawned a successor! A paragon of modern

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Inhabitat Founder Jill Fehrenbacher Speaks at Columbia Tomorrow!

Inhabitat Founder Jill Fehrenbacher Speaks at Columbia Tomorrow!

Hey New York Inhabitat Readers! We're excited to announce that tomorrow, April 1st, our very own founder Jill Fehrenbacher will be speaking at Columbia University about the creation of

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Inhabitat is Looking For Writers for the Milan Furniture Fair!

Inhabitat is Looking For Writers for the Milan Furniture Fair!

Hey Milan Design Fair fans! The Milan Design Fair is coming up quick from April 14th-19th, and Inhabitat is looking for a few great writers/photographers/design aficionados to cover this

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Win an $8,500 Laundry Room Makeover by Method!

Win an $8,500 Laundry Room Makeover by Method!

Win an efficient washer & dryer plus a year's worth of laundry supplies! The Method Laundry Room Sweepstakes is currently in effect, so enter today for a shot at winning a stunning green

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Researchers Transmit 10mbps Broadband Data Through Human Arm

Researchers Transmit 10mbps Broadband Data Through Human Arm

Gadget geeks, prepare to get wired in a whole new way -- researchers at Korea University in Seoul recently discovered a way to transmit data directly through the human body at broadband speeds

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The Strata: World’s First Skyscraper With Built-In Wind Turbines

The Strata: World’s First Skyscraper With Built-In Wind Turbines

Prepare to be blown away: the latest addition to London's skyline is a striking modern skyscraper that is heralded as the world's first building with wind turbines built in! Nicknamed "The

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