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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Iceland to Build World’s First Zero-Carbon Data Center

Iceland to Build World’s First Zero-Carbon Data Center

Iceland's ailing economy isn't going to keep it from making environmental strides - the city of Keflavik will soon be receiving 37 prefabricated components in order to complete the world's first

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Coffee-Powered Car Breaks World Speed Record for Vehicle Powered by Organic Material

Coffee-Powered Car Breaks World Speed Record for Vehicle Powered by Organic Material

Our guess is that there are no tea drinkers on this team of British automotive engineers that has been constructing a car that runs entirely on coffee beans! Just earlier this month, their

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The Fit@Work Chair Gets Even the Laziest Desk Body Burning Calories

The Fit@Work Chair Gets Even the Laziest Desk Body Burning Calories

While we are strong advocates of the stand-work method over here at Inhabitat, we do realize that it isn't a practical solution for all workplace environments. But if you're a desk jockey hoping

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Generous Water Fountain Gently Fills Your Bottle to the Brim

Generous Water Fountain Gently Fills Your Bottle to the Brim

We often ignore water fountains, passing them up for sweet bottled beverages packed into vending machines. So to give an old design some much needed love and attention, Poletic Studio has

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Jose Rivera’s Ice Cream Bike Turns Recycled Parts Into a Delectable Ride

Jose Rivera’s Ice Cream Bike Turns Recycled Parts Into a Delectable Ride

Trying to fix a bike can be a daunting task. After dealing with bolts, tubes, screws, tires, and wrenches it's not unlikely that your attempt to change a chain has left you with 50 piled up

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Rustic and Beautiful Backyard Micro-House is Built from Recycled Barnboard

Rustic and Beautiful Backyard Micro-House is Built from Recycled Barnboard

After years of building up her garden, Lea was satisfied with her efforts, but it was a small corner within her yard in which she had tried to grow veggies that left her feeling discontent.

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New Study Shows ADHD Symptoms May Be Eased By Playing in the Grass

New Study Shows ADHD Symptoms May Be Eased By Playing in the Grass

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) affects between 4-5% of children, making it the most common chronic mental health problem among young children in the U.S. While a slew of

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GIVEAWAY: Win a Green Shopping Spree on LovingEco! (Worth $250)

GIVEAWAY: Win a Green Shopping Spree on LovingEco! (Worth $250)

Have you recently reached into your closet for your fall jacket, only to find it in a much more dire condition than when you packed it away almost a year ago? If you're looking for a way to

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Swedish Daycare Is Testing Out GPS Tracking Devices On Their Children

Swedish Daycare Is Testing Out GPS Tracking Devices On Their Children

We attach GPS tracking devices to our cars, our phones, and even our pets, so why not our children - right? A daycare in Sweden is conducting an experiment that places GPS tracking devices on

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VIDEO: Leanne Marshall’s Spring 2012 Line Banks On Girlish Sophistication at New York Fashion Week

VIDEO: Leanne Marshall’s Spring 2012 Line Banks On Girlish Sophistication at New York Fashion Week

You probably best remember Leanne Marshall as Project Runway's season 5 winner. But since her glorious victory, Leanne has leapt to new heights, recently showing off her Spring/Summer 2012 line

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Levi’s Unveils the World’s Oldest Pair of Jeans Worth $150,000

Levi’s Unveils the World’s Oldest Pair of Jeans Worth $150,000

If you're into the distressed jeans look, then you'll probably find yourself drooling over these dungarees. Levi's HQ recently invited us to its new San Francisco shop for a sneak peek at

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Jeanne Gang’s Green-Roofed Aqua Tower Ripples Up Towards the Chicago Sky

Jeanne Gang’s Green-Roofed Aqua Tower Ripples Up Towards the Chicago Sky

Situated along Chicago's Loop District, the Aqua is a distinct construction that sits amongst a slew of standard glass boxes. The building takes a form inspired by Lake Michigan and the Chicago

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Spectacular Handbuilt Home Blossoms Out of Coastal Rocks in Spanish Canary Islands

Spectacular Handbuilt Home Blossoms Out of Coastal Rocks in Spanish Canary Islands

We've reported on homes built into cliffs and caves before, but it's not often that we see such a simple take that forgoes the use of heavy-duty machinery for traditional hand-building

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5 Ways to Greenify Your Home Entertainment System

5 Ways to Greenify Your Home Entertainment System

Almost every household has a home entertainment system, but few households boast an energy-efficient one. The standard setup includes a big screen TV running in tandem with a massive set of

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City College of New York Students Unveil Sun-Powered Roof Pod for the Solar Decathlon!

City College of New York Students Unveil Sun-Powered Roof Pod for the Solar Decathlon!

As we close in on the kick-off of the Solar Decathlon next week, we've been profiling all of this year's ultra-efficient homes as they prepare to take the Washington Mall by storm. We've already

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The San Francisco Living: Home Tours Kick Off This Weekend!

The San Francisco Living: Home Tours Kick Off This Weekend!

This Saturday marks the start of the AIA San Francisco's 9th annual Living Homes Tour. The first and only of its kind being hosted in the Bay Area, the The AIA SF Home Tours Series is a

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Park(ing) Day 2011 is Today!

Park(ing) Day 2011 is Today!

Sick and tired of all those cars taking over our city streets? Well, today is your chance to reap some revenge on those 4-wheelers and enjoy the reclaimed parking spots of Park(ing)

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Suzanne Rae Gets Nostalgic With Her Spring 2012 Line at New York Fashion Week

Suzanne Rae Gets Nostalgic With Her Spring 2012 Line at New York Fashion Week

The financial and political turmoil of the last few years has initiated a trend towards austerity, and designer Suzanne Rae has taken that sentiment to heart in her latest collection of

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The CityVision Y1 Project Kicks Off at the MAXXI Museum in Rome Sept. 16th!

The CityVision Y1 Project Kicks Off at the MAXXI Museum in Rome Sept. 16th!

This fall the MAXXI Museum in Rome is hosting Y1/CityVision - a riveting series of talks and presentations focused on developing new concepts for contemporary architecture. Kicking off tomorrow,

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Gorgeous Light-Filled Swiss Home Overlooks Lake Lugano

Gorgeous Light-Filled Swiss Home Overlooks Lake Lugano

The house is built partially embedded into the slope of a hill overlooking Lake Lugano. The villa consists of two volumes that have been oriented to fit the topography of the site - the one set

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VIDEO EXCLUSIVE: Interview With Eco-Fashion Designers Ali Hewson & Sharon Wauchob of EDUN

VIDEO EXCLUSIVE: Interview With Eco-Fashion Designers Ali Hewson & Sharon Wauchob of EDUN

With New York Fashion Week now off and running, we're all geared up and bustling around town to get to all the green shows. But before we unleash our lastest NYFW coverage on you, we thought

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9/11 Memorial Opens in New York City

9/11 Memorial Opens in New York City

Nearly ten years have passed since the devastating September 11th attacks, and much contention has swirled around the re-design of Ground Zero. With all discord finally placed aside to mark the

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Navigate New York Fashion Week With a Designer-Customized Bike

Navigate New York Fashion Week With a Designer-Customized Bike

Plan on hitting up the shows at this season's New York Fashion Week? Instead of hopping in a cab and dealing with heavy traffic, why not navigate the city streets with one of 30 bespoke bicycles

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Inhabitat is Looking for Fall Interns in NEW YORK CITY!

Inhabitat is Looking for Fall Interns in NEW YORK CITY!

WANT TO BE AN INHABITAT INTERN? With leaves about to fall on Inhabitat's LES office, we're gearing up for an exciting season jam-packed with design events, exhibits, talks and more. The natural

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Artist Kris Verdonck’s Enclosed Bio-Dome Is Full of Belgium’s Most Invasive Species

Artist Kris Verdonck’s Enclosed Bio-Dome Is Full of Belgium’s Most Invasive Species

Verdonck’s EXOTE transformed stark, white gallery into an enclosed bio-dome featuring a lush, but poisoned ecosystem that speaks of man’s increasing interference in nature and its

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Solar-Powered Biketower BT 20-112 is a Multi-Story Parking Lot for Bikes!

Solar-Powered Biketower BT 20-112 is a Multi-Story Parking Lot for Bikes!

If you're a cycler in the city, you know that trying to find a place to lock up on a busy sidewalk can often be as difficult as finding a spot to park a car. A short supply of bike racks and

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Recycle or Captain Planet Will Turn You Into a Tree [NSFW]

Recycle or Captain Planet Will Turn You Into a Tree [NSFW]

Don Cheadle is Captain Planet from Don Cheadle There's been a lot of hubbub over Captain Planet's upcoming debut on the silver screen. With tons of rumors flying about over the last few

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The Current Chameleon Helps Kids Monitor Their Real-Time Energy Usage

The Current Chameleon Helps Kids Monitor Their Real-Time Energy Usage

It's hard to get today's kids pumped up about anything that doesn't feature a flashing screen or a fun shape. So to shift those young eyes from the latest video game over to the merits of energy

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How to Score a Summer Outfit for $21 at the Bayside Thrift Shop!

How to Score a Summer Outfit for $21 at the Bayside Thrift Shop!

Has all of summer's fun left your bank account a little dry? If you've still got a lot of events slated for the last days of the sunny season, but seem to have exhausted all your nicest things,

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7 Green Ways to Get Your Kids Organized for Back to School

7 Green Ways to Get Your Kids Organized for Back to School

Going back to school is an exciting time, particularly for kids as they gear up for the new year. But getting back into the academic grind also requires a little bit of organization,

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