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.
Lori Zimmer
Playhouse made out of recyclable cardboard tubes features a ceiling that’s perfect for stargazing

Playhouse made out of recyclable cardboard tubes features a ceiling that's perfect for stargazing

Old cardboard mailing tubes can be fashioned into your kid’s new hideaway! Designed by Virginia Melnyk, Sukkah Shift is a cavernous cubby complete with stools both inside and out for reading,

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Artist upcycles rainbow spherical toys into an undulating, mesmerizing kinetic art installation

Artist upcycles rainbow spherical toys into an undulating, mesmerizing kinetic art installation

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Artist adds whimsical flair to houseplants by building miniature treehouses around their branches

Artist adds whimsical flair to houseplants by building miniature treehouses around their branches

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‘Preschool Pocket Treasures’ photo series documents what’s found in a preschooler’s pockets at day’s end

'Preschool Pocket Treasures' photo series documents what's found in a preschooler's pockets at day's end

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ColoringNotebook beckons adults to daydream and reduce stress while coloring fanciful designs

ColoringNotebook beckons adults to daydream and reduce stress while coloring fanciful designs

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Artist transforms Barbie into unbelievably lifelike celebrity dolls

Artist transforms Barbie into unbelievably lifelike celebrity dolls

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Traveling toy dinosaurs explore the beautiful landscapes of South America

Traveling toy dinosaurs explore the beautiful landscapes of South America

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Parents chart their baby’s growth with adorable illustrations featured on ‘Charlie Dreams Big’ Instagram account

Parents chart their baby's growth with adorable illustrations featured on 'Charlie Dreams Big' Instagram account

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INVENTORS! turns kids’ wildest invention concepts into real life creations

INVENTORS! turns kids' wildest invention concepts into real life creations

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Parents install epic home climbing gym for kids, designed to be navigated without touching the floor

Parents install epic home climbing gym for kids, designed to be navigated without touching the floor

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Children’s drawings of their imaginary friends are brought to life at the V & A Museum of Childhood in London

Children's drawings of their imaginary friends are brought to life at the V & A Museum of Childhood in London

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DADA blocks encourage creativity with ‘think outside the box’ shapes

DADA blocks encourage creativity with 'think outside the box' shapes

The DADA wooden block has no limits, allowing little hands to make up shapes from their wildest imaginations — beyond the standard square and rectangle. Using bands, holes and pegs, the angular

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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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