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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Matteo Cibic’s Tree Trolley is a Mobile Garden Bench That Can be Parked Just Like a Car!

Matteo Cibic’s Tree Trolley is a Mobile Garden Bench That Can be Parked Just Like a Car!

Transforming a dense concrete jungle like Milan into a haven of vegetation is no easy task, but artist Matteo Cibic has come up with a clever way to reintroduce plant life into the barren

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Inhabitat is Looking for Photographers for the 2012 European Solar Decathlon in Madrid!

Inhabitat is Looking for Photographers for the 2012 European Solar Decathlon in Madrid!

Calling All Europe-Based Photographers! Are you a shutter bug with a passion for architecture located in or around Madrid, Spain? Inhabitat is looking for a couple of on-scene photographers to

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Knit Knacks: Junk Munkez Turns Scrapped Washing Machine Drums Into Colorful Embroidered Stools

Knit Knacks: Junk Munkez Turns Scrapped Washing Machine Drums Into Colorful Embroidered Stools

Located in the post-war city of Beirut, the designers of Junk Munkez are working hard to turn their city's trash and junkyard scraps into bold furnishings inspired by their Lebanese roots. Their

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Sweatshop Protestors Project Anti-Adidas Video On a London Olympic Park Building

Sweatshop Protestors Project Anti-Adidas Video On a London Olympic Park Building

Sweatshop protestors took advantage of the massive crowds descending upon London's Olympic Park Sunday, and used a building overlooking the park to show a video criticizing Adidas for its

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Olafur Eliasson Combines Art and Solar Technology to Shed Light On the 1.6 Billion People Who Live Without Electricity

Olafur Eliasson Combines Art and Solar Technology to Shed Light On the 1.6 Billion People Who Live Without Electricity

The ability to switch on a light is something that many of us take for granted, but more than 20% of the world is left in the dark when night falls. With 1.6 billion people lacking access to

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Ahsayane’s EcoChic Pot Is a Purse for Your Favorite Seasonal Blooms

Ahsayane’s EcoChic Pot Is a Purse for Your Favorite Seasonal Blooms

Fresh, vibrant and versatile -- we'll go ahead and name Ahsayane's EcoChic Pot as this season's it-bag. Designed as a flower pot made in ceramic, this clever design features a stylish purse

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6 Fantastic Furnishings That are Perfect for Small Dorm Room Spaces

6 Fantastic Furnishings That are Perfect for Small Dorm Room Spaces

Cardboard Paperpedic Bed from Karton If you plan on purchasing a bed for your new space, you might as well get one that multi-tasks as storage for all your sweat pants and late-night snacks (we

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9 Delectable Fashions Inspired by the Culinary Arts

9 Delectable Fashions Inspired by the Culinary Arts

Food and fashion are two of the world's greatest indulgences, and it was only a matter of time before those culinary and haute couture creatives found a way to fuse the two fields into one

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Luzinterruptus’ Recycled Plastiksack! Installation Guards the Gewerbemuseum In Switzerland

Luzinterruptus’ Recycled Plastiksack! Installation Guards the Gewerbemuseum In Switzerland

Following Oh Plastiksack!'s monographic theme of plastic bags, Luzinterruptus went about town collecting various bags from local residents. The museum even arranged for free admission to all

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Barbie’s First Dream House Was a Tiny Studio Apartment Made from Cardboard

Barbie’s First Dream House Was a Tiny Studio Apartment Made from Cardboard

Before Barbie went platinum blonde and traded up for a mega-mansion made from pink plastic, she was just like many of us city dwellers living it up in a modest apartment with minimal

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Apple Rejoins EPEAT Green Electronics Registry After Public Outcry

Apple Rejoins EPEAT Green Electronics Registry After Public Outcry

Earlier this week Apple announced plans to pull EPEAT Green Electronics Certification from all 39 of its certified desktop computers, laptops and monitors, however today the company did a 180 on

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The 2012 US Olympic Uniforms Are Made in China – Sen. Harry Reid Wants Them Burned

The 2012 US Olympic Uniforms Are Made in China – Sen. Harry Reid Wants Them Burned

Our country's Olympic uniforms may bear the letters 'U.S.A.', but they've actually been manufactured overseas in China. While many have been quick to shrug off the origins of the Ralph

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The Solar-Powered Info-point Is a Community Kiosk That Keeps People Connected 24/7

The Solar-Powered Info-point Is a Community Kiosk That Keeps People Connected 24/7

The Solar-Powered Info-point is self-supporting kiosk that uses the latest technology to keep people connected -- all while harnessing clean energy from the sun for power. The system consists

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Wenchuman’s laYOURs Stool Turns a Stack of Newspapers Into a Stylish Seat

Wenchuman’s laYOURs Stool Turns a Stack of Newspapers Into a Stylish Seat

laYOURs is a stool by Chilean designer Wenchuman that consists of four stainless steel rods and a stack of recycled paper. The rods form a sturdy base upon which magazine pages and newspapers

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Huell Howser’s California House is Perched Atop a 150-foot Volcano — and it’s Now Up for Sale!

Huell Howser’s California House is Perched Atop a 150-foot Volcano — and it’s Now Up for Sale!

The Volcano House was originally built back in 1968, and designed by architect Harold J. Bissner Jr. Measuring 1,800 square feet, the main house has two bedrooms and two baths and open

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Crumbling Italian Farmstead Transformed Into Spectacular Home by Bergmeisterwolf Architekten

Crumbling Italian Farmstead Transformed Into Spectacular Home by Bergmeisterwolf Architekten

It was important for Bergmeisterwolf Architekten to maintain not only the integrity of the original structure, but the landscape. All new extensions were inserted without changing the

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L.E.FT’s Birdhouse is Made from 2500 Recycled Bullet Shells

L.E.FT’s Birdhouse is Made from 2500 Recycled Bullet Shells

This beautiful birdhouse by L.E.FT may look like a carefully cast brass sculpture, but it's actually a construction made up of 2500 empty bullet shells. The shells were collected by the

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PICS: We Hit Up the Wanderlust Yoga and Hiking Eco-Festival in Stratton, Vermont

PICS: We Hit Up the Wanderlust Yoga and Hiking Eco-Festival in Stratton, Vermont

Wanderlust welcomed thousands of visitors over its four-day run. A beautiful setting and causal atmosphere made this festival feel like a paradise in the mountains. Being the archi-nerds

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Casa Herradura Employs Renewable Energy and Sustainable Practices to Make Its Tequila Blends

Casa Herradura Employs Renewable Energy and Sustainable Practices to Make Its Tequila Blends

With summer in full swing, we bet you're reaching for the tequila when it comes time to get the party started. While Cuervo may be you first choice, why not consider gulping down some Casa

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Artist Ruganzu Tusingwire Transforms Thousands of Plastic Bottles Into a Recycled Amusement Park for Ugandan Kids

Artist Ruganzu Tusingwire Transforms Thousands of Plastic Bottles Into a Recycled Amusement Park for Ugandan Kids

Ugandan artist and teacher Ruganzu “Bruno” Tusingwire has created an amazing recycled amusement park for Ugandan children that is made from thousands of repurposed plastic bottles.

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John Meng’s Beautiful Lamps Are Made with Upcycled Wine Bottles

John Meng’s Beautiful Lamps Are Made with Upcycled Wine Bottles

Designer John Meng has come up with a series of gorgeous and green lamps made with upcycled wine bottles. Each lamp carries the appeal of a contemporary sculpture and can serve as great interior

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Timberland’s Earthkeepers Stratham Backpack Goes Easy on the Environment

Timberland’s Earthkeepers Stratham Backpack Goes Easy on the Environment

Whether you're looking for a new backpack to tote around your laptop as you cycle around the city, or you plan on undertaking a hiking excursion high up in the mountains, this simple yet stylish

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“Recycling the Dead” Turns Cremated Remains Into Textiles for Products

“Recycling the Dead” Turns Cremated Remains Into Textiles for Products

So maybe your life lacks purpose at the moment, at least you can rest easy knowing your body could still serve a function well after your spirit has left the earth. Kerry Greville, a student

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Parameria’s Handcrafted Furniture is Made from Sustainable Khreau Suut Vines

Parameria’s Handcrafted Furniture is Made from Sustainable Khreau Suut Vines

Parameria's handcrafted furniture offers a beautiful and simple way to bring sustainable design into your home. Made from natural and organic materials, each piece is woven from a local

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The LED Sustainable Light Swing Harnesses Kinetic Energy to Light Up Playgrounds

The LED Sustainable Light Swing Harnesses Kinetic Energy to Light Up Playgrounds

The Sustainable Light Swing is an interactive light installation powered by kinetic energy. Created by Guilherme Pena Costa and Ingrid Gabor, the swing is designed with the purpose of inviting

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6 Last Minute Activities for an Unforgettable Father’s Day!

6 Last Minute Activities for an Unforgettable Father’s Day!

1. COOK DAD A MEAL Even though your dad may seem like a superhero, he still needs to eat. So skip the drugstore socks and visit your local farmers' market where you can stock up on exactly what

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Peveto Turns Shipping Crates Into Awesome Industrial-Style Furniture

Peveto Turns Shipping Crates Into Awesome Industrial-Style Furniture

Peveto transforms shipping crates into awesome new chairs, wine racks, side tables, and more at their art gallery in Houston, Texas. Built to reduce waste and provide function within a stylish

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Morpholio Provides an Innovative Social Platform for Architects and Designers to Present Their Work

Morpholio Provides an Innovative Social Platform for Architects and Designers to Present Their Work

Static websites become a presentation tool of the past with this cool iPad app called Morpholio. Morpholio was developed by a team at Columbia University as a free portfolio software tool that

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A Pennsylvanian Woman Takes Up Residence In This Teeny Tiny 140 Square Foot Home

A Pennsylvanian Woman Takes Up Residence In This Teeny Tiny 140 Square Foot Home

Tiny homes are taking over the world, and just when we thought they couldn’t get any smaller, another one pops up half the size of its predecessor! Resting on a friend’s tract of

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USAgain’s Infographic Illustrates the Environmental Impact of a T-shirt

USAgain’s Infographic Illustrates the Environmental Impact of a T-shirt

Photo by Shutterstock Think that simple t-shirt you've got on is free from environmental impact? Think again. USAgain has drawn up an eye-opening infographic that illustrates the damage a

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