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.

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New Oil Sheen in Gulf Waters Linked to Deepwater Horizon Well

New Oil Sheen in Gulf Waters Linked to Deepwater Horizon Well

Just a few days ago we reported that a mysterious oil sheen that has appeared in the Gulf of Mexico not far from the BP Deepwater Horizon Well that burst last year. It turns out that our

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Calling All Design Students: Launch Your Portfolio on Behance’s ProSite Today!

Calling All Design Students: Launch Your Portfolio on Behance’s ProSite Today!

Hey design and art students! Are you looking for a new platform to share you best work with the global creative community? We've teamed up with The Behance Network, to offer Inhabitat's

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Sun-Powered Solaris Car Wins Mazda’s Aurora Survivor 2050 Competition

Sun-Powered Solaris Car Wins Mazda’s Aurora Survivor 2050 Competition

The car is built to be super efficient, with a top speed of 93 mph. While this isn't what you'd consider a family sedan - it only seats one passenger and a driver - you might just see it

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Front Yard Coop: A Solar-Powered and Self-Propelling Chicken Coop!

Front Yard Coop: A Solar-Powered and Self-Propelling Chicken Coop!

Raising chickens in one's backyard is a growing trend that has given away to some awesome chicken coop designs. But just when we thought we'd seen them all, enter the Front Yard “Full

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11 Things We Took Away From Gap’s 2010 Social Responsibility Report

11 Things We Took Away From Gap’s 2010 Social Responsibility Report

Globalization has put the practices of many corporations under question - especially those with operations overseas. So in an age where heightened corporate responsibility is pertinent, what

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BACK TO SCHOOL GIVEAWAY: Enter to Win a HP Pavilion dv6 Laptop and Green Prize Package (Worth $1155!)

BACK TO SCHOOL GIVEAWAY: Enter to Win a HP Pavilion dv6 Laptop and Green Prize Package (Worth $1155!)

While no one likes to bid adieu to summer, if you're a student gearing up to go back to school, September couldn't come sooner! New people, new classes, new possibilities - the excitement is

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6 Tips on How to Fly Your Small Children Cross-Country (Without Benadryl)

6 Tips on How to Fly Your Small Children Cross-Country (Without Benadryl)

When you step on a plane, the sight of a small child sitting near you can often bring anxiety. Screaming, crying, things thrown at the back of your head - these are just some of the scenarios

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The 2011 Architecture and the City Festival Kicks Off Next Week!

The 2011 Architecture and the City Festival Kicks Off Next Week!

Calling all San Francisco Bay Area architecture enthusiasts! Next week marks the launch of the AIASF‘s 2011 Architecture and the City Festival. Filled with awesome tours, new green

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Interview With Lauren Bush on the FEED Shop-in-Shop at Little Cupcake Bakeshop in NYC

Interview With Lauren Bush on the FEED Shop-in-Shop at Little Cupcake Bakeshop in NYC

In May FEED Projects and the Little Cupcake Bakeshop in New York City launched a shop-within-a-shop to feed hungry children and support disaster-relief efforts in Japan. FEED, which is well

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High-Tech Orthopedic Cast Heals Fractures With “Smart” Technology

High-Tech Orthopedic Cast Heals Fractures With “Smart” Technology

If you've broken a bone, apart from a cast covered in Sharpie well-wishes, you know the recovery process is anything but fun. To aid in the healing process, Brazilian designer Pedro Nakazato

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10 Ways to Give a Green Facelift to Facebook Chief Mark Zuckerberg’s Wardrobe

10 Ways to Give a Green Facelift to Facebook Chief Mark Zuckerberg’s Wardrobe

Billionaire Mark Zuckerberg may rake in the dough, but even all with all that cold, hard Facebook cash, Zuckerberg seems to have missed the mark when it comes to personal style. Breaking the top

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Best Eco-friendly Back-to-School Supply Basics for Kids!

Best Eco-friendly Back-to-School Supply Basics for Kids!

We know it's as hard for you as it is for your kids to say no to school supplies emblazoned with cute cartoon characters, but if you're going to be buying a whole slew of new supplies, they may

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Kalon Studios Turns FSC Wood Into Awesome Indoor Stumps

Kalon Studios Turns FSC Wood Into Awesome Indoor Stumps

These stumps may be a little more streamlined than the outdoor variety, but they're the perfect way to add a quirky modern bend to your drab decor. Designed by Kalon Studios, each Stump is

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Iowa Now Receives 20% of Its Power from Wind

Iowa Now Receives 20% of Its Power from Wind

If you thought that middle America was the last to be concerned about their carbon footprint, think again. Iowa now ranks as the top state to receive the greatest percentage of its power from

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M DESIGN’s Builds Quirky New Designs Out of Trashed Furniture

M DESIGN’s Builds Quirky New Designs Out of Trashed Furniture

As the official "Moving Day" of Montreal, Canada, every July 1st the city streets find themselves littered with abandoned furniture. To save these pieces from dumpster doom, designer Marjolaine

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Obama’s New Standards for Heavy Duty Trucks Could Save $50 Billion in Fuel

Obama’s New Standards for Heavy Duty Trucks Could Save $50 Billion in Fuel

If you've been wondering when stricter standards would be placed on long-haul, heavy-duty vehicles traveling the nation's highways, rest assured the day has finally come. Today, President Obama

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Kjellgren Kaminsky’s ‘Clear Cut’ Helps Us Envision the Life Cycle of Forested Trees

Kjellgren Kaminsky’s ‘Clear Cut’ Helps Us Envision the Life Cycle of Forested Trees

Lush, green and seemingly eternal, much of Sweden's forests are far from that. 90% of the country's trees are cut down for forestry, each stuck in a cycle of 60 years life where they are grown,

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GIVEAWAY: Win a Fair-Trade Fedora From The Andean Collection (Worth $68!)

GIVEAWAY: Win a Fair-Trade Fedora From The Andean Collection (Worth $68!)

Pick up any fashion magazine and you'll quickly realize that Summer and Fall's prized accessory is the hat. So to help one lucky person turn up their sustainable style this season and the next,

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Jean Nouvel’s Massive MoMA ‘Death Spire’ Plan Back on Track

Jean Nouvel’s Massive MoMA ‘Death Spire’ Plan Back on Track

Plans for Jean Nouvel’s Death Spire (Torre Verre) atop the Museum of Modern Art were thought to have met their demise in 2009, but lo and behold the spire will rise again! Development

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Top 6 Green Camping Gadgets for a Wilderness Adventure

Top 6 Green Camping Gadgets for a Wilderness Adventure

Summer is all about spending time outdoors, but if you're looking for something more than pigeon watching in the park, consider taking a camping trip! Surviving the great outdoors has never

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Our Baby Website Inhabitots Turns 3!

Our Baby Website Inhabitots Turns 3!

Little Haby is growing up so quickly! Inhabitots turned 3 years old this past week, and in celebration of our little one's special day, Inhabitots’ managing editor Julie Seguss rounded up her

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A-Frame Hanging Planter Turns Your Plants Into Trapeze Artists

A-Frame Hanging Planter Turns Your Plants Into Trapeze Artists

If your windowsill is getting a little cramped with flora, first give yourself a pat on the back for your green thumb, and then create some new space for your oxygen-giving friends with this

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Ryan Klinger’s Conserve Cutlery Doesn’t Waste an Inch of Material

Ryan Klinger’s Conserve Cutlery Doesn’t Waste an Inch of Material

Disposable cutlery isn't something that we like to see tossed into the trash can, but impermanent utensils still have a place in some circumstances. Ryan Klinger's, Conserve Cutlery is a

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GIVEAWAY: Win a Year’s Supply of Replenish Eco-Cleaning Products!

GIVEAWAY: Win a Year’s Supply of Replenish Eco-Cleaning Products!

Cleaning up shouldn't require a hazmat suit, but with all the toxic chemicals that make up today's household products, it might not be such a bad idea. To help you get your home squeaky clean in

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Solar Powered Transformer Robot is our Kind of Autobot

Solar Powered Transformer Robot is our Kind of Autobot

The Transformers of times past may have been fueled by our imaginations, but now there's a whole new generation of morphing robots that harness the power of the sun as well! This sun-powered

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Sebastian Bergne Builds a Beautiful Greenhouse Entirely from LEGO Blocks

Sebastian Bergne Builds a Beautiful Greenhouse Entirely from LEGO Blocks

Our favorite building block just keeps finding more and more inspired uses. The latest LEGO creation to catch our eye is this gorgeous greenhouse, which Sebastian Bergne built for the 2011

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Giant Rainbow Hued Umbrellas Pop Up in Spain!

Giant Rainbow Hued Umbrellas Pop Up in Spain!

Each umbrella has been prefabricated and varies in both height and diameter. Moreover, by equipping each umbrella with a light, the space can be occupied at all hours,  avoiding the plight that

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100% Wool Rock Pillows are as Light as Feathers

100% Wool Rock Pillows are as Light as Feathers

When we spotted these awesome rock pillows on designer Ronel Jordan's website, we instantly fell in love with their nod to nature and their use of natural materials. Handmade, hand-dyed and

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Transforming “Ze o Ze” Shoes Let You Swap Components for a Whole New Look

Transforming “Ze o Ze” Shoes Let You Swap Components for a Whole New Look

If you've ever walked out the door thinking you nailed your outfit, only feel a few minutes later you've made a fashion faux-pas with your footwear, then the  “Ze o Ze” might be the

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Artist EVOL’s Rural City Installation Tops Off a Scale Community with a Green “Roof”

Artist EVOL’s Rural City Installation Tops Off a Scale Community with a Green “Roof”

EVOL along with a his friends and helpers worked for 8 days cutting away at the meadow where they then buttressed the walls with particle-board sheets -- and in true EVOL style -- cut and

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