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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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 land, Janice

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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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Nube Verde is a Lush Outdoor Pavilion Where the Elderly Can Find Harmony With Nature

Nube Verde is a Lush Outdoor Pavilion Where the Elderly Can Find Harmony With Nature

When Moyano saw the plight of these individuals and sought to create something that could improve the quality of life of these people; a model that would not just work in a nursing homes, but

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DIY: Make Your Own Stylish iPad Case from a Recycled Bubble Envelope

DIY: Make Your Own Stylish iPad Case from a Recycled Bubble Envelope

Make a super stylish iPad (or Nook, or Kindle) case from a recycled bubble envelope by following these easy DIY instructions via Creme de la Craft! A bubble mailer becomes the perfect object to

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Re:composed by Springtime Turns Recycled Waste Into Luxurious Furniture and Decor

Re:composed by Springtime Turns Recycled Waste Into Luxurious Furniture and Decor

Springtime is turning trash into luxurious materials for their cool new line of Re:composed furniture pieces. Re:composed focuses on using waste destined for the dumpster as a base material for

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6 Ways to Keep Your Fruits and Veggies Fresher for Longer

6 Ways to Keep Your Fruits and Veggies Fresher for Longer

Give your berries a hot bath Once the weather gets hot we often find ourselves eating berries by the basketful. But even with a healthy appetite and refrigeration, uneaten berries can go moldy

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LYCS Architecture’s Hangzhou Spruce Art Center Sits Serenely On its Wooded Site

LYCS Architecture’s Hangzhou Spruce Art Center Sits Serenely On its Wooded Site

The design of LYCS Architecture's Spruce Art Center is a response to two fundamental architectural challenges: it seeks to evoke new spatial meaning while reconciling an existing structure; and

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The Pocket Shelter by Aaron Maret is a Portable Space on Wheels

The Pocket Shelter by Aaron Maret is a Portable Space on Wheels

The Pocket Shelter was constructed by Maret in 2010 at a cost of $24,000. The tiny house house on wheels features salvaged millwork and a trailer frame, and boasts natural finishes, as well as

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Win an Eco-Friendly Swimsuit From Eco Swim (Worth $124!)

Win an Eco-Friendly Swimsuit From Eco Swim (Worth $124!)

We're counting down the minutes until we can yell out "Summer!" and dive straight into a pool of bright blue water. Just in time to beat the heat, we're giving away an Eco Swim by Aqua Green

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Greg Corman Creates Colorful Sculptures For Bees To Nest In

Greg Corman Creates Colorful Sculptures For Bees To Nest In

Greg Corman turns scrap wood and found objects into colorful and quirky wall-hanging sculptures that double as nesting habitats for bees. Corman drills tunnels into the wood for bees to use

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Carlos Jarpa’s Vigilante Maule Is a Timber Frame Tower Looking Out Over Chile’s Vineyards

Carlos Jarpa’s Vigilante Maule Is a Timber Frame Tower Looking Out Over Chile’s Vineyards

Jarpa wanted to create a tower whose structure would be self-supporting and would not require external additions for support. He turned to a jointed grid-shell system, which would not only

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Lyn Deutsch’s Awesome Philippine Miniature Houses Are Made from Recycled Materials

Lyn Deutsch’s Awesome Philippine Miniature Houses Are Made from Recycled Materials

These tiny little houses by Lyn Deutsch are a great way to add a little flair to aquariums, plant pots and even lighting fixtures. Painstakingly handcrafted by Deutsch, the Philippine

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10 Eco-Friendly and Vegan Flip-Flops for Summer!

10 Eco-Friendly and Vegan Flip-Flops for Summer!

Flip-flops are a summer staple that many of us will be spending the next three months in. But instead of purchasing some flimsy pair at the local mall this year, why not consider slipping your

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Model Citizens Creates a Hub for Emerging Green Creatives at NY Design Week

Model Citizens Creates a Hub for Emerging Green Creatives at NY Design Week

The Wave Loung by 0 to 1 Designed by 0 to 1, the Wave has been constructed from recycled cardboard cores that were once used to hold fabric or packing materials. The structure is connected by

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PHOTOS: NYU’s ITP Thesis Show Highlights 3D-Printing Technology and Crowd-sourcing

PHOTOS: NYU’s ITP Thesis Show Highlights 3D-Printing Technology and Crowd-sourcing

Burritob0t by Marko Manriquez The Burritob0t 3D prints an edible extrusion of configurable Mexican food. The machine employs a hybrid of digital fabrication and molecular gastronomy -- or in

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Company & Company’s Wood Ladder Folds Down to Fit in Even the Tightest Corner

Company & Company’s Wood Ladder Folds Down to Fit in Even the Tightest Corner

Our living spaces are getting smaller and smaller, and keeping something like a ladder in our apartment is usually out of the question. Designed by Company & Company, this cool, new design

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PLOF Recycles an Array of Production Waste into Colorful Ottomans

PLOF Recycles an Array of Production Waste into Colorful Ottomans

Thoughtful designers, like those at Atlier Belge, are looking for new and innovative ways to create furniture that incorporates sustainable solutions. PLOF is an eco-friendly and durable way

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80*120′s Self-Build Workshop Turns Shipping Pallets Into Street Furniture

80*120′s Self-Build Workshop Turns Shipping Pallets Into Street Furniture

Izmo used their inventive 80*120 self-build workshop to create 11 pieces of street furniture pieces from discarded shipping pallets. The program, which was targeted at students and

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14 Sustainable Jewelry Gifts for Mother’s Day

14 Sustainable Jewelry Gifts for Mother’s Day

Looking for a sustainable gift for Mom? Mother's Day is right around the corner, and if you're still unsure about what to give the #1 lady in your life, we say jewelry is always a sure bet.

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FlyingFlips’ Cool Artist-Designed Flip Flops Give Back to Those In Need

FlyingFlips’ Cool Artist-Designed Flip Flops Give Back to Those In Need

Summer is right around the corner, and if you're one who hates crowded toes and sweaty feet, we've got a great set of flip flops that will help your tootsies beat the heat. FlyingFlips, a new

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Samantha Morton Details ‘The ABC’s of Living Minimally’ With Her Quirky Video

Samantha Morton Details ‘The ABC’s of Living Minimally’ With Her Quirky Video

This morning, Inhabitat reader and environmental econ major Samantha Morton sent us her cool and quirky video, 'The ABC’s of Living Minimally'. Created for one of her college electives this

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Lather Up With This Vegetable Handsoap Shaped Like Tiny Hands

Lather Up With This Vegetable Handsoap Shaped Like Tiny Hands

“Wash your hands with hands!” is the idea behind Marie Gardeski and David Birkey‘s new line of hand-shaped handsoaps. Made from all-natural vegetable glycerin, the soaps take

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The Cross House is a Naturally Lit Home Hidden in the Forest of Mount Nelson in Tasmania

The Cross House is a Naturally Lit Home Hidden in the Forest of Mount Nelson in Tasmania

All the community living areas are located at ground level including a family room, living room, bathroom, kitchen and dining room. A master bedroom and two guest rooms are located above for

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Lucrimas Creates Beautiful Coat Hangers from Recycled Glass Bottles

Lucrimas Creates Beautiful Coat Hangers from Recycled Glass Bottles

Designed and handcrafted from a selection of beautiful recycled glass bottles, these coat hangers by Lucrimas are perfect for an entryway, or to spice up the walls of cafés and restaurants.

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The Air Quality Egg Enables You to Monitor Air Pollution Inside and Outside Your Home

The Air Quality Egg Enables You to Monitor Air Pollution Inside and Outside Your Home

If you're worried about your city's air quality, unfortunately checking the stats on local air reports won't do you much good. The air pollution data collected by the government is by and large

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Alicia Silverstone and Juice Beauty Launch Vegan Cosmetics Line

Alicia Silverstone and Juice Beauty Launch Vegan Cosmetics Line

Being the eco beauty-addicts we are, we're always on the hunt for new products that do well by the earth. Alicia Silverstone for Juice Beauty is the latest collection to catch our eye for its

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Burn Calories and Charge Your Laptop While Working on the WeBike

Burn Calories and Charge Your Laptop While Working on the WeBike

Photo: Gizmag We're huge fans of stand-working here at Inhabitat, so when we spotted this cool work pod that channels the power of pedaling, we were immediately enamored. The WeBike is a

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Mikou Design Studio Creates a Bright Green-Roofed Swimming Pool Facility for Paris

Mikou Design Studio Creates a Bright Green-Roofed Swimming Pool Facility for Paris

'Piscine du Fort' is Mikou Design Studio's winning design for a public swimming pool just outside of the Paris city center. The structure has been designed to be completely enclosed, but open

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