Diane Pham

 

Diane is Inhabitat's Senior Editor and 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.

A native Angeleno, she’s also lived in Milan, Paris and Buenos Aires, and still has her sights set beyond the borders of the US. In her spare time she enjoys being outdoors, learning new languages, and doing as many new things as she can, every moment she can.

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Tips on How to Green Your Investment Portfolio

Tips on How to Green Your Investment Portfolio

At Inhabitat, we often talk about how design can be both environmentally sustainable and economically profitable - and the same principles can be applied to eco-conscious investing. The current

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Peter Marigold’s Geometric Birdhouses are Crafted from Salvaged Shop Signs

Peter Marigold’s Geometric Birdhouses are Crafted from Salvaged Shop Signs

We're truly digging all the eco designs coming out of Peter Marigold's UK studio. One sustainable set that really caught our eye is Gold's series of seven bird houses made from salvaged shop

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Matteo Cainer Architects’ Busan Camellian Opera House is Enveloped by a Living Green Roof

Matteo Cainer Architects’ Busan Camellian Opera House is Enveloped by a Living Green Roof

Matteo Cainer Architects' Busan Camellian Opera House was carefully designed as an attractive and serene venue for opera and other performing arts. Through its camellia-like form, the opera

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Michael Young’s NOISEZERO O+ are the World’s First Headphones Made from Sustainable Materials

Michael Young’s NOISEZERO O+ are the World’s First Headphones Made from Sustainable Materials

If you're looking for some new headphones to jam out with on you daily commute, then check out this sweet set designed by Michael Young. Dubbed the NOISEZERO O+, Young's creation is the

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This Edible Gingerbread Star Wars AT-AT Will Go Down With a Glass of Milk

This Edible Gingerbread Star Wars AT-AT Will Go Down With a Glass of Milk

For the holiday season, Blackmarket Bakery owner Rachel Klemek made this -- dare we say it -- adorable AT-AT from gingerbread. In Klemek's depiction of the infamous Battle of Hoth, the Star

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Victoria’s Secret is Allegedly Using Child Cotton Laborers in Africa

Victoria’s Secret is Allegedly Using Child Cotton Laborers in Africa

Hardly angelic behavior, Victoria’s Secret was recently outed in a report by Bloomberg News that alleged the company has been using malnourished, underaged West African children to pick the

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10 Awesome Green Gadget Gifts for 2011

10 Awesome Green Gadget Gifts for 2011

If you've got a tech geek on your list this holiday season, but are having trouble figuring out what the latest and greatest gadgets are these days, then look no further because we've go you've

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Inhabitat Green Holiday Gift Guide: Animal Lovers, Vegans, & Compassionate Consumers

Inhabitat Green Holiday Gift Guide: Animal Lovers, Vegans, & Compassionate Consumers

If you've been searching high and low for an eco-friendly gift for the animal lover in your life, then look no further because we've rounded up a bounty of goods that are as kind to our furry

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Inhabitat Green Holiday Gift Guide: Stocking Stuffers

Inhabitat Green Holiday Gift Guide: Stocking Stuffers

Some people live for the big gifts, but we're especially fond of the smaller gems that fill our stockings every year. For a sustainable holiday full of cheer, stuff those stockings with green

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GREEN HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE: Gifts That Give Back

GREEN HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE: Gifts That Give Back

While many of us will give and receive gifts this holiday season, an overwhelming number of people across the globe will find themselves in a much less fortunate situation. If you’ve been

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Inhabitat Green Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for the Home

Inhabitat Green Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for the Home

There's no place like home, so this holiday season help your friends and family turn their interior spaces into sustainable sanctuaries with some goods from our Gifts for the Home Holiday Guide.

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Chinese Government Says it Will Control Rainfall to Generate 10 Percent More Precipitation by 2015

Chinese Government Says it Will Control Rainfall to Generate 10 Percent More Precipitation by 2015

China's boom in industry and population has put a strain on its natural resources - not to mention the health of the environment - over the past few decades. In order to alleviate the stress of

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INTERVIEW: Gensler’s Chris Chan on the Sustainable Shanghai Tower, Asia’s Tallest Skyscraper

INTERVIEW: Gensler’s Chris Chan on the Sustainable Shanghai Tower, Asia’s Tallest Skyscraper

In 2008 Gensler broke ground on the sustainable Shanghai Tower in the Pudong district of Shanghai, China. The tower is currently in construction and it's one of three supertall buildings in

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Architects and Artisans Collaborate on “Scarfitecture” Series of Handwoven Scarves

Architects and Artisans Collaborate on “Scarfitecture” Series of Handwoven Scarves

Scarfs and architecture don't appear to have much in common at first glance, but a new program recently launched by Dita Zakova of Ecolibri, and Rhea Alexander, founder of sustainable design

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Naturwall Turns Throw-Away Coffee Cups Into a Wall for Living Greens

Naturwall Turns Throw-Away Coffee Cups Into a Wall for Living Greens

If seeing all those disposable coffee cups spilling out of your office trashcan gives you heartache, then give them a new home in the Naturwall. This cool living wall system reuses disposable

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David Cole’s Taxidermy-Free LEGO Deer Head Gives Bambi a Break

David Cole’s Taxidermy-Free LEGO Deer Head Gives Bambi a Break

You don't need to go out hunting helpless animals if you want to mount something beautiful and majestic on your wall - David Cole has created a clever cruelty-free alternative to animal

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Sophie Conran’s Classic Birdhouses Bring Sophistication and Wildlife to Your Yard

Sophie Conran’s Classic Birdhouses Bring Sophistication and Wildlife to Your Yard

This beautiful bird house by Sophie Conran will give feathered friends in your neighborhood a safe place to roost, nest and start a family! It's made from sustainable FSC wood and it sets up in

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Inhabitat Green Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for the Green Thumb

Inhabitat Green Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for the Green Thumb

Whether you know someone with a blossoming flower garden, or someone who has yet to cross off "planting tomatoes" on their to-do list, give them a gift that will keep things growing this holiday

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GIVEAWAY: Win A Pair of Wawabots Personalized Water Bottles!

GIVEAWAY: Win A Pair of Wawabots Personalized Water Bottles!

Wawabots' brilliant reusable water bottles can be personalized with virtually any image, making them great gifts for friends and family members - and now you can win a pair by entering our

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Top Green Gear for Skiing and Snowboarding!

Top Green Gear for Skiing and Snowboarding!

Snow season is just around the corner, and we can't wait to hit the slopes with our snowboards and skis. Thankfully, this winter is looking much greener than years past, and a number of

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Lexus Fashion Workshop Recycles Car Parts Into Environmental Haute Couture

Lexus Fashion Workshop Recycles Car Parts Into Environmental Haute Couture

Luxury carmaker Lexus is now trying their hand at making luxurious jewelry -- but they aren't dipping into the world's supply of platinum and diamonds. Instead, the automaker is on a mission to

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IKEA Installs 3 Electric Vehicle Charging Stations at San Diego Store

IKEA Installs 3 Electric Vehicle Charging Stations at San Diego Store

IKEA has been taking major steps to become a green big box retailer, and now they've brought their mission to the streets by plugging in three Blink Pedestal electric vehicle charging stations

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Steel Mill Converted Into a Spectacular Public Park in Luxembourg

Steel Mill Converted Into a Spectacular Public Park in Luxembourg

The former site was once characterized by an expansive and rough aesthetic with only a few pioneer plants such as moss and birch. The goal of the new design was not to upheave the site, but to

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Study Says Clothing Is Among Top Culprits of High Household Water Usage

Study Says Clothing Is Among Top Culprits of High Household Water Usage

Your home may be filled with energy- and water- efficient appliances, but a new study says that no matter how much you may be saving, the harm is already done. According to a paper published

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Stevia Helps Rice Grow in Tsunami Ravaged Rice Paddies in Japan

Stevia Helps Rice Grow in Tsunami Ravaged Rice Paddies in Japan

The earthquake and tsunami in Japan earlier this year caused serious damage to farmland, destroying a number of rice paddies, amongst other things, by inundating them with seawater. However, a

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Plantini: A Miniature Growing Kit In the Form of an Ornate Victorian Hothouse

Plantini: A Miniature Growing Kit In the Form of an Ornate Victorian Hothouse

Designed in collaboration with Finch & Fouracre, the Plantini is a miniature growing kit that emulates the remarkable steelwork of Victorian hothouses. The ornate facet topped structure

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7 Foxy Fur Fashions That Won’t Commit an Environmental Faux Pas

7 Foxy Fur Fashions That Won’t Commit an Environmental Faux Pas

Every fall and winter fashion magazines tout fur as what's in vogue for the season -- signifying that this un-animal-friendly trend is far from its way out. But if you dig the fashion, but

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Stroller Brigades Push for Approval of Safe Chemicals Act of 2011

Stroller Brigades Push for Approval of Safe Chemicals Act of 2011

This past week parents across the country joined forces to support the Safe Chemicals Act of 2011 (S.847) that is now up for vote in Congress. Dubbing themselves the "Stroller Brigades",

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Parents Host Chicken Pox Parties to Infect Their Children With the Virus

Parents Host Chicken Pox Parties to Infect Their Children With the Virus

Would you ever willingly infect your child with a virus? Parents across the country are doing just that as they host chicken pox parties and invite uninfected kids over for fun and a body-full

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