Diane Pham

 

Diane is a freelance writer based in Brooklyn, NY. After graduating from the University of Southern California, she enjoyed a brief stint at SCI-Arc, then working for the A+D Museum in Los Angeles, Perkins Eastman Architects and Resolution 4: Architecture, and CB Richard Ellis Milan.

She was previously Inhabitat's Senior Editor, and today runs the NYC real estate and architecture website 6sqft.com.

Diane Pham
The End is Far: Olek's Crazy New Crocheted Exhibit Features Dining Skeletons and Mermaids On Swings

The End is Far: Olek's Crazy New Crocheted Exhibit Features Dining Skeletons and Mermaids On Swings

There were plenty of 'oohs' and 'ahhs' as onlookers took in the whimsical scene created by the enigmatic artist. Several of her friends also made an appearance the event, telling us…

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Waterproofing New York: Experts Will Discuss the Impact of Past and Future Storms on NYC’s Infrastructure

Waterproofing New York: Experts Will Discuss the Impact of Past and Future Storms on NYC’s Infrastructure

Since Hurricane Sandy hit, there has been much talk about how New York can better prepare for the catastrophic climate events of the future. From the construction of Rotterdam-style…

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Sandy Storm Photos Wanted for a New Exhibit at the Museum of the City of New York

Sandy Storm Photos Wanted for a New Exhibit at the Museum of the City of New York

There's no question that Superstorm Sandy gave way to some incredible stories and images. So as the city continues to recover from the effects of the hurricane, the Museum of the City…

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US Senate Passes $50.5 Billion Sandy Relief Bill

US Senate Passes $50.5 Billion Sandy Relief Bill

Yesterday evening the Senate finally passed a $50.5 billion emergency relief bill to aid Hurricane Sandy victims still suffering from the ill-effects of the storm. The vote comes four…

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PHOTOS: Cobble Hill's Newest LEED-Gold Condos Up for Sale - We Tour the $2.6M Brooklyn Digs!

PHOTOS: Cobble Hill's Newest LEED-Gold Condos Up for Sale - We Tour the $2.6M Brooklyn Digs!

The building at 253 Pacific reclaims a narrow space of 25 feet wide by 100 feet long (the building is 65 ft deep) that was once occupied by a one-story car garage. Though the site seems…

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Call for Submissions: Enter Your Designs in Reclaim NYC's Reclaim x2 Charity Exhibition to Benefit Sandy Storm Victims

Call for Submissions: Enter Your Designs in Reclaim NYC's Reclaim x2 Charity Exhibition to Benefit Sandy Storm Victims

After the success of their first initiative, Reclaim NYC is back with 'Reclaim x2: Design that’s more than the sum of its parts.' Writer Jennifer Krichels Gorsche, Designer Pages'…

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NYPD to Begin Testing New Scanning Device That Can Detect Concealed Weapons

NYPD to Begin Testing New Scanning Device That Can Detect Concealed Weapons

Video image of the technology in use Last week, Governor Andrew Cuomo and other New York legislators signed a bill into effect that will place stricter gun-control measures across…

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Brooklyn Bike Patrol Escorts Women from the Subway to Their Homes Late at Night

Brooklyn Bike Patrol Escorts Women from the Subway to Their Homes Late at Night

Crime in NYC may be at an all time low, but that doesn't mean that grave crimes — particularly those against women— aren't being committed on a daily basis. Brooklyn Bike…

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PHOTOS: New Yorkers Bid On Furniture and Art Made from Hurricane Sandy Storm Debris at Reclaim NYC

PHOTOS: New Yorkers Bid On Furniture and Art Made from Hurricane Sandy Storm Debris at Reclaim NYC

Faith (8/66) by Suzanne Tick. Tick was going to throw away a 1966 Richard Schultz outdoor chaise that was damaged on the roof of her studio until she was inspired to refurbish the chair…

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Make a Winter Wish Come True for a Child or Teen Affected by Hurricane Sandy

Make a Winter Wish Come True for a Child or Teen Affected by Hurricane Sandy

 Photo via Shutterstock Every year New York Cares calls upon those feeling the holiday spirit to answer the Winter Wishes of more than 35,000 local children, teens, seniors, and…

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Reclaim NYC: Designers Reclaim Hurricane Debris for Furniture and Objects to Benefit Sandy Victims

Reclaim NYC: Designers Reclaim Hurricane Debris for Furniture and Objects to Benefit Sandy Victims

If the last month has shown us anything, it's that New Yorkers know how to mobilize in the face of disaster. We've been tracking numerous organizations focused on bringing relief to…

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Facebook Group SandyBaggers Is Mobilizing Citizens Who Want to Help with Post-Sandy Relief Efforts

Facebook Group SandyBaggers Is Mobilizing Citizens Who Want to Help with Post-Sandy Relief Efforts

More than a week has passed since Hurricane Sandy hit, and thousands of residents across New York and New Jersey are still without water, power and even shelter. Using tech and social…

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New Jersey's Oyster Creek Nuclear Power Plant on 'Alert' Due to Rising Water Levels from Hurricane Sandy

New Jersey's Oyster Creek Nuclear Power Plant on 'Alert' Due to Rising Water Levels from Hurricane Sandy

Last night Exelon Corp. declared an "alert" at its New Jersey Oyster Creek nuclear power plant as a result of Hurricane Sandy's record-breaking storm surge. The alert is the…

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Get Ready for Archtober, NYC's Month-Long Architecture and Design Festival!

Get Ready for Archtober, NYC's Month-Long Architecture and Design Festival!

Calling all design junkies and architecture lovers! Archtober is back, and it's bigger and better than ever. This year the AIA NY and The Center for Architecture have teamed up with…

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VIDEO: Inhabitat Interviews the Designers of the Low Line Underground Park

VIDEO: Inhabitat Interviews the Designers of the Low Line Underground Park

When we first heard about the underground New York City park called the Low Line last year, it was not much more than a brilliant idea and some provocative CAD renderings. Now…

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PHOTOS of NYC's Coolest Office: Loosecubes Lets You Co-Work Under the Manhattan Bridge for Free!

PHOTOS of NYC's Coolest Office: Loosecubes Lets You Co-Work Under the Manhattan Bridge for Free!

We recently visited the locale, we must say that the DUMBO setup is pretty sweet. The gratis offer will continue for the next three Thursdays this month, and spots are filling up…

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This McDonald's Serves Up Big Macs in an 18th Century Mansion on Long Island

This McDonald's Serves Up Big Macs in an 18th Century Mansion on Long Island

The structure, better known as the Denton House (before it became known as the local Micky D's), was originally constructed in the late 18th century as a farmhouse by the descendants of…

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The Swap-O-Matic in Brooklyn Is a Vending Machine That Lets You Trade Old Stuff for New Wares

The Swap-O-Matic in Brooklyn Is a Vending Machine That Lets You Trade Old Stuff for New Wares

Turn all your unwanted clothes, gadgets and knick-knacks into cool new treasures with the Swap-O-Matic, a vending machine that allows users to swap and trade, rather than buy. Designed…

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PHOTOS: Tomas Saraceno's Geodesic 'Cloud City' Floats Above the Roof of the Met Museum

PHOTOS: Tomas Saraceno's Geodesic 'Cloud City' Floats Above the Roof of the Met Museum

Measuring 54 feet long by 29 feet wide by 28 feet high, "Cloud City” weighs approximately 20 tons -- so flying away may not really be an option -- and is anchored by a complex…

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PHOTOS: Whitney Museum Adds a New Shipping Container Art Studio Designed by LOT-EK

PHOTOS: Whitney Museum Adds a New Shipping Container Art Studio Designed by LOT-EK

The Whitney Studio shipping containers are stacked to form a two-level structure measuring 20x20x20 feet. The volume is sheared by two fluorescent lime green diagonal planes that create…

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6 Green Activities to Celebrate Mother's Day in NYC

6 Green Activities to Celebrate Mother's Day in NYC

Siberian squill courtesy of Shutterstock Walking Tour of Manhattan's Wildflower Fields Join ecologist and author Eric Sanderson for a tour of Manhattan's nature including a walk…

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HWKN's Cool New 'Wendy' MoMA PS1 Totes and Shirts Clean the Air While You Wear Them

HWKN's Cool New 'Wendy' MoMA PS1 Totes and Shirts Clean the Air While You Wear Them

HWKN created a dynamic platform and pavilion called Wendy that combines water canons, air cleaning capabilities, and a massively cool, spiky-armed design. The pavilion is covered in…

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6 Egg-citing NYC Easter Activities for Kids and Adults!

6 Egg-citing NYC Easter Activities for Kids and Adults!

© Rob Maguire NYC Easter Parade This New York City pastime draws in a huge crowd each year. Located along 5th Ave., a number of nearby cathedrals, including Saint Patrick's and St.…

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31 & Change Turns Old Chairs Into Bold Retro Benches

31 & Change Turns Old Chairs Into Bold Retro Benches

Walk down any New York sidewalk and you're bound to see a broken chair that's been callously thrown street side. Bastard chairs are a dime a dozen, and we tend to cast them off into…

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The Low-Line: An Underground Park For New York City's Lower East Side!

The Low-Line: An Underground Park For New York City's Lower East Side!

New York City's Lower East Side (LES) is known as the city's hot spot for all things cool and cutting edge. So it's no wonder that this hip neighborhood is taking things to a whole new…

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