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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Studio Besau-Marguerre’s ‘Greenhouse to Go’ Can Be Toted Around Like a Purse

Studio Besau-Marguerre’s ‘Greenhouse to Go’ Can Be Toted Around Like a Purse

The Greenhouse to Go consists of a somewhat tall glass greenhouse with a soil base for planting. Leather straps wrap around the structure for security and a handle makes toting around the piece

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The Para-Clocks Project Lets You Design a Wall Clock Using Parametric Software and Your Imagination

The Para-Clocks Project Lets You Design a Wall Clock Using Parametric Software and Your Imagination

The Para-Clocks Project combines digital design with traditional craft, employing concrete as its physical medium. There is an almost infinite number of patterns that can be applied, making each

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California Man Recycles a Boeing 737 Into a Personal In-Home Flight Simulator

California Man Recycles a Boeing 737 Into a Personal In-Home Flight Simulator

While some may settle on using a Xbox or Wii to achieve their dreams of flying a jumbo jet, Californian James Price decided to build his own in-home flight simulator using an actual Boeing 737.

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Emilio Ambasz’s Temple-Like Casa de Retiro Espiritual Rises from the Earth

Emilio Ambasz’s Temple-Like Casa de Retiro Espiritual Rises from the Earth

The house is constructed around a formal square patio that is accessed via the entrance's sweeping above-ground steps. All of the rooms of the home have been oriented to open up to the patio in

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MDC Interiors’ Cool Calico Desk Is Made from a Medley of Reclaimed Wood Pieces

MDC Interiors’ Cool Calico Desk Is Made from a Medley of Reclaimed Wood Pieces

This gorgeous Calico Desk by MDC Interiors will add a bit of rustic charm to any interior space. Designed for a new series made with reclaimed wood salvaged locally from construction sites and

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Tuna Scrape – a.k.a. ‘Pink Slime’ of the Sea – Causes Serious Outbreak of Salmonella

Tuna Scrape – a.k.a. ‘Pink Slime’ of the Sea – Causes Serious Outbreak of Salmonella

If you thought you escaped the wraths of 'pink slime' with your pescetarian diet, you're in for some stomach-clenching news that comes in the form of 'tuna scrape'. The fishy concoction was

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The Radisson Blu Hotel’s 82-Foot Aquadom Aquarium Brings Sea-Life and Scuba Diving to Berlin

The Radisson Blu Hotel’s 82-Foot Aquadom Aquarium Brings Sea-Life and Scuba Diving to Berlin

The Aquadom is the world's largest cylindrical aquarium. The aquarium is filled with nearly 1 million liters of seawater and has 1,500 tropical fish of 56 species and tiny reef-like mounds at

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Beautiful Wine Rack Made from Old California Wine Barrels

Beautiful Wine Rack Made from Old California Wine Barrels

What better way to show off your collection of organic reds and whites than with this gorgeous wine rack made from the staves of old wine barrels? A nice nod you your bottles' origins, this

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Thomas Troisch’s Beautiful Coffee Table is Built from Salvaged Wood and Copper

Thomas Troisch’s Beautiful Coffee Table is Built from Salvaged Wood and Copper

Salvaged elements of rustic beauty and heavy industry fuse together to create this beautiful recycled coffee table by designer Thomas Troisch. Troisch lives in a port city, and he drew

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6 Amazing Works of Art Made Using Recycled Books!

6 Amazing Works of Art Made Using Recycled Books!

Guy Laramee's Gorgeous Landscapes Carved Into Books In two series entitled The Great Wall and Biblios, artist Guy Laramee used vintage encyclopedias to create his epic sculptures. Laramee

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The Bivi Bike Hook Provides a Space-Saving Storage Solution for Cyclists

The Bivi Bike Hook Provides a Space-Saving Storage Solution for Cyclists

If you use a bike as your main source of transportation, you know that finding an efficient storage solution in your home or office is not always an easy task. If you're tired of corralling them

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My Eco Can is a 100% Biodegradable Travel Mug Shaped Like a Soda Can

My Eco Can is a 100% Biodegradable Travel Mug Shaped Like a Soda Can

Winner of the iF Design Award in 2010, My Eco Can is a cool portable cup that is completely biodegradable. Cleverly shaped like a soda can to stand out amongst all those drab tumblers, each cup

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Lucrimas’ Nino Recycled Bottle Candle Lantern Creates a Cozy Glow

Lucrimas’ Nino Recycled Bottle Candle Lantern Creates a Cozy Glow

This cute candle lantern designed by Lucirmás is a stylish little addition that will bring a bit of charm to any situation. Made from the glass of a single Italian prosecco bottle and

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The ‘Be a Bee’ Pavilion Gives Beekeeping a Cool New Look

The ‘Be a Bee’ Pavilion Gives Beekeeping a Cool New Look

The ‘Be a Bee’ pavilion at the international garden fair Floriade is an initiative by the Dutch Beekeepers Association designed to give the face of beekeeping a fresh new look. A cool new

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EnergySaver’s New Mobile App Will Help You Reduce Your High Energy Bills

EnergySaver’s New Mobile App Will Help You Reduce Your High Energy Bills

While Angry Birds may be monopolizing your iPhone at the moment, we've got another app for you that will keep your fingers busy and save you some cash at the same time! EnergySaver is a mobile

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Theresa Harmanen’s ALMA Lamp Is Powered by Trees

Theresa Harmanen’s ALMA Lamp Is Powered by Trees

Theresa Harmanen‘s Alma Tree Lamp is an innovative lighting design concept that takes energy directly from nature without destroying it. Designed to be plugged directly into a tree, this

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Omer Arbel’s Gorgeous Chandelier Glows Green With Hanging Succulents

Omer Arbel’s Gorgeous Chandelier Glows Green With Hanging Succulents

“Where there’s light there must be life.”  Omer Arbel places this thought at the core of his beautiful ’38′ chandelier. Designed to illuminate a room with both its

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Download a Free Copy of ‘Sustainable Materials: With Both Eyes Open’

Download a Free Copy of ‘Sustainable Materials: With Both Eyes Open’

'Sustainable Materials: With Both Eyes Open' by Julian M. Allwood and Jonathan Cullen was released today, and you can get a copy for yourself online for free! Production of materials accounts

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iZen’s Bamboo Keyboard is for Eco-Conscious iPad Users

iZen’s Bamboo Keyboard is for Eco-Conscious iPad Users

If you've been looking for a keyboard to complement your iPad, why not opt for one of iZen's gorgeous bamboo models instead of a plastic one? iZen Bamboo is the first eco-friendly bluetooth

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Wind Playground Is an Interactive Kinetic Sculpture That Invites Individuals to Enjoy the Breeze

Wind Playground Is an Interactive Kinetic Sculpture That Invites Individuals to Enjoy the Breeze

Maia Anthea Marinelli's Wind Playground is an interactive kinetic sculpture that allows people to play with and understand wind in a creative way. Based on the fundamentals of the Venturi

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Golany Architects Turns a Shipping Container Into a Two-Tree House

Golany Architects Turns a Shipping Container Into a Two-Tree House

Golany Architects' rustic treehouse is an incredible construction built among mature Jerusalem pine trees. When first checking out the site, the architects found that two of the trees had

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10 Bizarre Natural Beauty Treatments That Are Also a Little Freaky

10 Bizarre Natural Beauty Treatments That Are Also a Little Freaky

From snake venom to snail goo to bull semen, there's nothing some women won't slather on or inject in their faces in order to keep themselves looking young. If you thought Botox was weird, let

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Sandra Hisbeque’s Sign Lamp Is a Low-Energy Lighting Solution With an Elegant Look

Sandra Hisbeque’s Sign Lamp Is a Low-Energy Lighting Solution With an Elegant Look

The Sign desk lamp from Sandra Hisbèque draws a single and even line in a space that is pure and refined. Made from anodized aluminium and lit with LEDs, the geometry of Sign creates a play

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Smile Squared Launches Its Buy-One Give-One Eco-Friendly Bamboo Toothbrush

Smile Squared Launches Its Buy-One Give-One Eco-Friendly Bamboo Toothbrush

Smile Squared has launched a cool new program that gives an environmentally-friendly toothbrush to a child in need in a developing country for each one sold. Because dental care is an

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Amsterdam Footbridge-Cafe Concept Blends the Traditional and the High-Tech

Amsterdam Footbridge-Cafe Concept Blends the Traditional and the High-Tech

Architect Laurent Sain Val and his team developed this incredible footbridge and cafe as an entry for a design competition calling for new bridge ideas for Amsterdam. Designed to be built in

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Join the Effort to Stop Disgusting Pink Slime Beef!

Join the Effort to Stop Disgusting Pink Slime Beef!

Schools across the country have been serving up disgusting pink slime meat disguised as yummy burgers and other meaty cuisine for years. The slime, which is made up of second-grade meat treated

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DesignNobis Turns Recycled Scraps Into a Stackable Eco-Bench

DesignNobis Turns Recycled Scraps Into a Stackable Eco-Bench

Design Nobis' Ecobench is a cool new seating option that has been produced from recycled and recyclable materials. Designed to be easily dismantled for portability or stacked in small storage

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Amazon Acquires a Robot Company to Improve Working Conditions In Its Warehouses

Amazon Acquires a Robot Company to Improve Working Conditions In Its Warehouses

On Tuesday, Amazon announced the purchase of Kiva Systems, a company that makes warehouse robots like the ones already being used in inventory and logistics-heavy retailers like Zappos and

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Blue Forest’s Beautiful Eco-PERCH Treehouse Lets You Live Life Amongst the Trees

Blue Forest’s Beautiful Eco-PERCH Treehouse Lets You Live Life Amongst the Trees

The four bedroom eco-PERCH is a luxury retreat that was inspired by Blue Forest's already popular tree houses. The new design sleeps four people and is delivered, assembled and commissioned in

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New Study Pinpoints Monsanto’s GM Crops as the Reason Butterfly Populations Are In Decline

New Study Pinpoints Monsanto’s GM Crops as the Reason Butterfly Populations Are In Decline

Much like the bee, our beautiful and beloved friend the monarch butterfly has been in steady decline over the last decade. Numerous studies have attributed the drop to a variety of causes, but

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