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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Eco-Friendly Holiday Gifts for Green Thumbs!

Eco-Friendly Holiday Gifts for Green Thumbs!

If you've got someone on your list who loves to garden, then 'tis the season to give that green thumb a gift that will help them tend to the world’s plants, flowers and veggies. We’ve

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21 Fab Green Gifts for the Home!

21 Fab Green Gifts for the Home!

Whether your loved ones live in apartments, lofts, or off-grid abodes, it's always nice to give them sustainable gifts for that place they call home. We've rounded up 21 glorious gift ideas

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StitchWorks Brings Together Artists and Designers to Create Prints to Raise Money for Rwanda

StitchWorks Brings Together Artists and Designers to Create Prints to Raise Money for Rwanda

StitchWorks is bringing together the non-profit design office GA Collaborative, Tiny Showcase Print Shop & Gallery along with 14 emerging visual artists together to create a series of

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15 Green Stocking Stuffers for Everyone on Your List

15 Green Stocking Stuffers for Everyone on Your List

A stocking hanging on the fireplace mantle is a long-standing holiday tradition, but this year you can make it all the more special by stuffing yours full of sustainable gifts. From jingle bell

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18 Wag-tastic Green Gifts for Pets

18 Wag-tastic Green Gifts for Pets

While a pat on the head and a bowl full of food are enough to send your pet into a frenzy of happiness, you can still show them just how much you love them by gifting them a little something

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HOLIDAY BAKING RECIPES: Petey’s Vegan Almond Cookies

HOLIDAY BAKING RECIPES: Petey’s Vegan Almond Cookies

One of the best ways to warm up the house, pump up the holiday cheer, and have a little fun with your friends and family is to spend a few hours baking! This holiday season Inhabitat's

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Zara Pledges to Eliminate Toxic Chemicals After Being Called Out By Consumers

Zara Pledges to Eliminate Toxic Chemicals After Being Called Out By Consumers

After a week of intense pressure from Greenpeace's "Detox" campaign, Zara and its parent company have pledged to eliminate all hazardous chemicals from its supply chain and products by 2020.

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Alexandra Burr’s 2×4 Pendant Lamp Creates an Interesting Play Between Weight, Material and Light

Alexandra Burr’s 2×4 Pendant Lamp Creates an Interesting Play Between Weight, Material and Light

Alexandra Burr's pendant light is a simple design that reclaims a 2x4 and transforms it into a modernist lamp with an industrial yet subdued look. The salvaged 2x4 has been whitewashed to add

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Bangladesh Garment-Factory Fire Kills 112 Because of Safety Issues

Bangladesh Garment-Factory Fire Kills 112 Because of Safety Issues

Late Saturday an industrial blaze took down a multi-level garment factory outside of Dhaka, Bangladesh, claiming the lives of at least 112 people. The fire is said to be the country's

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Cyber Monday 2012: The Best Eco-Fashion and Green Beauty Deals You Can Find Online

Cyber Monday 2012: The Best Eco-Fashion and Green Beauty Deals You Can Find Online

Photo by Shutterstock Get a jump on your holiday shopping by scooping up some Cyber Monday deals that keep the earth in mind. From green fashions to fair trade footwear to

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Happy Thanksgiving from All of Us at Inhabitat!

Happy Thanksgiving from All of Us at Inhabitat!

Happy Thanksgiving image via Shutterstock Happy T(of)urkey Day, readers! It's hard to believe that another holiday season is upon us — where does the time go?! We love Thanksgiving here at

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Tiny Geodesic Dome Cabin Built from Recycled Materials Sits Serenely In the Woods of Oregon

Tiny Geodesic Dome Cabin Built from Recycled Materials Sits Serenely In the Woods of Oregon

The project began with an idea: by reducing the size of a house, Jeffrey could increase the space he lives in; a smaller home would force him outside and into nature. Because he felt that

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“Dirty White Gold’s” Leah Borromeo Talks About Farmer Suicides and GM Cotton

“Dirty White Gold’s” Leah Borromeo Talks About Farmer Suicides and GM Cotton

Cotton is at the heart of clothing manufacturing, but as most only see the material in its final, hanger-hugging form, few are aware of the incredible human and environmental costs associated

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DIY: Make Thanksgiving Candles from Leftover Halloween Pumpkins and Gourds

DIY: Make Thanksgiving Candles from Leftover Halloween Pumpkins and Gourds

Do you still have a table covered in leftover Halloween gourds and pumpkins? Don't dump them in the compost just yet -- there's still plenty of holiday life left in them! While you could leave

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Top 5 Life-Sized LEGO Projects!

Top 5 Life-Sized LEGO Projects!

LEGO blocks have been around for over half a century, offering a creative outlet in the form a colorful stackable brick. While some of us have since put those smiling, yellow plastic men aside,

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This Cool Handmade R2D2 Halloween Costume Features Wheels for Extra Speedy Mobility

This Cool Handmade R2D2 Halloween Costume Features Wheels for Extra Speedy Mobility

Little Jimmy had a great time this Halloween scooting around in his homemade R2D2 Star Wars costume. Jimmy's mom crafted the cool costume all on her own, remaining as true to the original design

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Woods Outback In Washington State Boasts Beautiful Open Spaces That Meld with the Outdoors

Woods Outback In Washington State Boasts Beautiful Open Spaces That Meld with the Outdoors

Designed by Geolette Hommas, Woods Outback is a beautiful home located in rainy state of Washington. The home was designed to inter-fuse with the gorgeous Pacific Northwest scenery, pulling

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7 Last-Minute DIY Halloween Costumes Haunting Your Closet!

7 Last-Minute DIY Halloween Costumes Haunting Your Closet!

Not sure what to dress up as for Halloween? Or perhaps you're on a bit of a budget? If you're looking for an eco- and wallet-friendly costume that will still garner lots of oohs and ahhs, then

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SCAD Students Attend Class in a Spectacular Restored Medieval Village in Southern France

SCAD Students Attend Class in a Spectacular Restored Medieval Village in Southern France

The stunning stone village of Lacoste has changed hands numerous times over the last few centuries, and some of its oldest buildings date as far back as the 12th century. The region itself

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Learn How To Make Yummy Raw Chocolate Pudding From Avocados!

Learn How To Make Yummy Raw Chocolate Pudding From Avocados!

While that JELLO pudding cup may look tempting, before you go in for a spoonful, just think about how much sugar fills that tiny little container. Instead of diving into a sugar and lactose

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7 Eco-friendly Tips to Green Your Bathroom

7 Eco-friendly Tips to Green Your Bathroom

Photo: Modern Flush Toilet via Shutterstock TIP 1: Install a Low-flow Toilet Toilets use approximately 27% of the water consumed in your home -- more than any other appliances or plumbing --

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LAST CHANCE: Vote For Your Favorite Finalist in the HP Ultrabook Bag Design Competition!

LAST CHANCE: Vote For Your Favorite Finalist in the HP Ultrabook Bag Design Competition!

The HP Ultrabook Bag Competition closes today! The HP Ultrabook Bag Design Competition is heating up as 40 stylish high-tech laptop bags battle it out for a shot at entering the final round -

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FASHION MEETS TECHNOLOGY: 6 Examples of Groundbreaking High-Tech Fashion

FASHION MEETS TECHNOLOGY: 6 Examples of Groundbreaking High-Tech Fashion

From a dress that tweets to Google glasses coming down the runway at New York Fashion Week, we've been seeing a growing intersection between fashion and technology in the past few years.

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Design, Sketch and Communicate With Morpholio’s New Trace App – Now Available for Free!

Design, Sketch and Communicate With Morpholio’s New Trace App – Now Available for Free!

Created by architects, Trace addresses a number of questions about how a digital culture affects the way creative work and connect with one another. It has been predicted that in 2020, there

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Argentine Man Plants Giant Guitar-shaped Forest to Commemorate His Lost Wife

Argentine Man Plants Giant Guitar-shaped Forest to Commemorate His Lost Wife

In the remote Argentine Pampas you can find an incredible forest formed in the shape of a guitar. More than 35 years ago, Pedro Ureta unexpectedly lost his wife to a brain aneurysm. Devastated

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The European Solar Decathlon Starts Today!

The European Solar Decathlon Starts Today!

Team Inhabitat is currently on-scene in Madrid to bring you coverage of all 19 Solar Decathlon Europe Teams as their sun-powered projects compete to be the world's most efficient solar home.

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17-Year Old Builds a Heart Monitor from a Simple Cell Phone

17-Year Old Builds a Heart Monitor from a Simple Cell Phone

Hand holding smartphone and heart monitor images via Shutterstock While some teens are twiddling their thumbs away on their phone, checking out Facebook, other teens like 17-year old

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LAST CHANCE To Enter The HP Ultrabook Bag Design Contest & Win $10,000 – JUST 2 DAYS LEFT TO ENTER!

LAST CHANCE To Enter The HP Ultrabook Bag Design Contest & Win $10,000 – JUST 2 DAYS LEFT TO ENTER!

LAST CALL FOR LAPTOP BAG DESIGNS! Don't miss out on your chance to WIN $10,000 in the The HP Ultrabook Bag Design Contest! Have you entered your idea for a new laptop bag in the HP Ultrabook

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LEGO Adds Le Corbusier’s Villa Savoye To Its Architecture Landmark Series!

LEGO Adds Le Corbusier’s Villa Savoye To Its Architecture Landmark Series!

Le Corbusier's iconic Villa Savoye has just been added to LEGO's famed Architecture Landmark Series! The structure, which lies on the outskirts of Paris, France, is a quintessential example

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The Oklo Reactor: The World’s Only Natural Nuclear Reactor

The Oklo Reactor: The World’s Only Natural Nuclear Reactor

Nuclear power is often perceived as a technology that defies the natural order - but simply head to Africa and you'll find the world's first and only natural nuclear reactor. Located in the Oklo

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