Lori Zimmer

Lori Zimmer is a New York based writer, with a passion for sustainable design, eco-tourism and art. She has written for Inhabitat, Ecouterre, ArtSlant, Patrick McMullan Mag, Flavorpill, WhiteHot and ArtFetch. She received her MA in art, media and business at FIT. In her free time, she writes an art and art history guide called Art Nerd New York and curates shows often focused on artists who use found or recycled materials.
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You can now use Google Street View to marvel at the world’s largest model train set

You can now use Google Street View to marvel at the world’s largest model train set

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This life-sized caravan is made from 215,158 individual LEGO bricks!

This life-sized caravan is made from 215,158 individual LEGO bricks!

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11 year-old draws stunning, intricately detailed pictures of wildlife

11 year-old draws stunning, intricately detailed pictures of wildlife

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Kengo Kuma’s Tsumiki wooden blocks snap together in triangular angles

Kengo Kuma’s Tsumiki wooden blocks snap together in triangular angles

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Cardboard Box Office continues to wow us with their movie scene inspired creations made from recycled boxes

Cardboard Box Office continues to wow us with their movie scene inspired creations made from recycled boxes

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Artist carves tiny train on tracks inside a carpenter’s pencil

Artist carves tiny train on tracks inside a carpenter’s pencil

It’s hard to believe this meticulously-detailed train sculpture was carved from an ordinary pencil! The creation of Nebraska-based artist Cindy Chinn, the carven train seems to emerge from the

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Dad makes stellar Star Wars character helmets for his infant son to wear while treating craniosynostosis

Dad makes stellar Star Wars character helmets for his infant son to wear while treating craniosynostosis

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30 giant, glowing, seesaws light up Montreal, emitting beautiful sounds when ridden by passerby

30 giant, glowing, seesaws light up Montreal, emitting beautiful sounds when ridden by passerby

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Floating House Shelves are whimsical walled estates for the kid in everyone

Floating House Shelves are whimsical walled estates for the kid in everyone

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Y Studios brilliantly envisions what the lightsabers of design heroes would look like

Y Studios brilliantly envisions what the lightsabers of design heroes would look like

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Father and son transform school bus into solar powered tiny home

Father and son transform school bus into solar powered tiny home

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Feast your eyes on this life-size gingerbread bank in Philadelphia

Feast your eyes on this life-size gingerbread bank in Philadelphia

Philadelphia’s latest sweet sensation isn’t a new cupcake shop or bakery — it’s a bank! The Penn’s Landing neighborhood was recently treated with the aromatic fragrances of a functioning PNC

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Artist Ruth Oosterman continues to turn her young daughter’s art into compelling masterpieces

Artist Ruth Oosterman continues to turn her young daughter’s art into compelling masterpieces

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Ingenious teacher uses LEGOs to make math fun & understandable for kids

Ingenious teacher uses LEGOs to make math fun & understandable for kids

Awesome educator Alycia Zimmerman of New York City is using her students’ favorite plastic blocks to help them learn math skills. The third grade teacher has turned to LEGOs as a hands-on way for her

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Make your own LEGO Christmas ornaments!

Make your own LEGO Christmas ornaments!

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$1 million green playground in Australia is made from 52 tons of recycled timber

$1 million green playground in Australia is made from 52 tons of recycled timber

A new log-themed playground at Gainsborough Greens in Pimpama, Australia was designed to delight children as well as fans of sustainable design. Made from various types of naturally beautiful timber

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Monopoly-shaped Cubby House morphs to accommodate play

Monopoly-shaped Cubby House morphs to accommodate play

Nixon Tulloch Fortey’s adorable Cubby House pops open to allow children to play indoors, outdoors and around the playhouse. Built to resemble the recognizable gabled-roof of a Monopoly house, NTF’s

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The world’s largest dollhouse is now on display in New York City for the first-time ever

The world’s largest dollhouse is now on display in New York City for the first-time ever

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