Sarah Rich

 

Sarah Rich is a writer and editor working where sustainability intersects with design, architecture, art, food, urbanism, branding and consumer culture. She is an editor at Dwell magazine and the editor of Dwell Digital. Previously Sarah was the managing editor of Worldchanging and co-authored the book by the same name. She launched and edited the Slow Food Nation blog in 2008 and co-founded the site that emerged from that event, CivilEats.com. She lives in San Francisco.

Sarah Rich
INHABITAT’S AT WEST COAST GREEN!

INHABITAT’S AT WEST COAST GREEN!

It's day one of the huge West Coast Green expo and conference at San Francisco's Bill Graham Civic Auditorium. We'll be bringing you lots of coverage during and after the event, and most

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SOLAR 2 ECO-CENTER IN NYC

SOLAR 2 ECO-CENTER IN NYC

It's no secret that buildings account for a tremendous amount of the greenhouse gases that cause global warming. Between the energy they consume during operations, and the resources and

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SHAPE-SHIFTING BUILDINGS

SHAPE-SHIFTING BUILDINGS

photo: Tristan d'EstrZe Sterk, oframBFRA.com Much of the talk about future-forward shelter design revolves around changing our perception of habitable spaces from static to dynamic

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PREFAB FRIDAY: Quickup Camper

PREFAB FRIDAY: Quickup Camper

Since prefab is often implicitly about mobility, spatial efficiency and design innovation, Prefab Friday seemed an apt day to feature the Quickup Camper. The lightweight, carbonfiber and foam

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OXYGEN GREENHOUSE

OXYGEN GREENHOUSE

During the month of September, the city of Copenhagen is hosting Hot Summer of Urban Farming -- eight temporary art installations that explore the use (and disuse) of urban spaces. The Oxygen

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DWELL ON DESIGN: Weekend in Review

DWELL ON DESIGN: Weekend in Review

In three days at Dwell in Design, there was enough to hear, see and discuss that we could keep the reports rolling out for days. We will bring you some specific product highlights before the

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DWELL ON DESIGN: Day 2

DWELL ON DESIGN: Day 2

(Photo-printed furniture by OHIO Design) It was another fabulous day at Dwell in Design in San Francisco. The first half of the day focused on sustainability in building and design. The panel

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DWELL ON DESIGN: Day 1 – Prefab

DWELL ON DESIGN: Day 1 – Prefab

The first morning of Dwell on Design has just wrapped up, and as luck would have it on, on Prefab Friday, the morning session was all about prefab. The architect lineup included Linda Taalman

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DWELL ON DESIGN STARTS TOMORROW!

DWELL ON DESIGN STARTS TOMORROW!

I'm just about to hop a plane and head down to San Francisco for Dwell Magazine's Dwell on Design Conference + Exhibition. The three-day event is packed with great speakers, panelists and home

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VOTE FOR FINALISTS – the Umbrella Inside Out Competition

VOTE FOR FINALISTS – the Umbrella Inside Out Competition

As you probably know by now, our pals at Treehugger have been running a competition called Umbrella Inside Out, which asks entrants to do two things: design an umbrella that actually holds up

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ZERO YEN HOUSE EXHIBITION

ZERO YEN HOUSE EXHIBITION

When we speak of squatter settlements and slum communities, they are most often situated in bursting-at-the-seams megacities, which are largely in the developing world. But a few of the largest

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PREFAB FRIDAY: Michelle Kaufmann Glidehouse

PREFAB FRIDAY: Michelle Kaufmann Glidehouse

With Dwell on Design fast approaching, we're dedicating today's Prefab Friday to a perennial presence on the prefab scene: Michelle Kaufmann. Kaufmann's spaces are clean, modern, breezy and

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WEST COAST GREEN

WEST COAST GREEN

This fall is packed with conferences about sustainability and green living - a testament to the movement's strength. If you're having trouble deciding which to attend, let us recommend West

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NOMAD GRASS LOUNGER by Matt Gagnon

NOMAD GRASS LOUNGER by Matt Gagnon

It's been a few months since we checked in on Matt Gagnon, one of our favorite designers out of Brooklyn's innovation hotbed. A quick scan revealed a fresh new design we hadn't seen before: the

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BONBON CONVERTIBLE DOC SOFA/BUNK BED

BONBON CONVERTIBLE DOC SOFA/BUNK BED

It's been a while since we talked about compact habitats, but it's one of our favorite topics. Efficient use of space is the best way to maximize your living quarters. It helps you conserve

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PREFAB FRIDAY: KipUp House

PREFAB FRIDAY: KipUp House

Geometry is the name of the game with 3xn's KipUp House, for M2. The Danish design makes use of angular windows and steeply sloped rooflines, allowing daylight to pour in and reach most every

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PARK(ing) DAY: CALL TO ACTION!

PARK(ing) DAY: CALL TO ACTION!

The Rebar Group, who you'll doubtless remember from their PARK(ing) project, is proving that inspired action can be contagious. The collective of San Francisco greenthumb-artist-activists rolled

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UNPACK A PARK: MOBILE GREEN SPACE

UNPACK A PARK: MOBILE GREEN SPACE

We may never tire of new ways to interject some spontaneous green space into a concrete cityscape. Kevin van Braak's caravan takes a top spot on our urban intervention favorites list. It's a

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GULF COAST MODEL HOME PROGRAM

GULF COAST MODEL HOME PROGRAM

In the year since hurricanes ravaged the Gulf Coast, we've seen every approach and proposal under the sun for rebuilding. Competitions and charettes and forums and of course the notorious

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PREFAB FRIDAY: Sustain miniHOME

PREFAB FRIDAY: Sustain miniHOME

We have covered the Sustain MiniHOME on Inhabitat before - but this is the first time we've gotten a real photographic look at the gorgeous eco-friendly prefab. We go on and on about how sick

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DWELL ON DESIGN

DWELL ON DESIGN

From September 15-17, Dwell Magazine will host the Dwell on Design Conference + Exhibition as part of the AIA’s third annual Architecture and the City month in San Francisco. We're

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RICHARD SWEENEY PAPER SCULPTURE

RICHARD SWEENEY PAPER SCULPTURE

UK designer Richard Sweeney took our breath away with these 3-dimensional sculptures made from the most ordinary of materials: plain old paper. The intricately folded forms are absolutely

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COROFLOT v4

COROFLOT v4

The good people at Core77 have just launched a new and improved iteration of Coroflot, their career and community network for design professionals. At Coroflot, you can create your own portfolio

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INTERVIEW: Paul Kephart of Rana Creek Part II

INTERVIEW: Paul Kephart of Rana Creek Part II

Last week we published the first half of an interview with Paul Kephart of Rana Creek Habitat Restoration and Living Architecture. Paul has brought his ecological brilliance to the design tables

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LIGHT-SENSITIVE WALLPAPER

LIGHT-SENSITIVE WALLPAPER

The all-female Front design quartet never misses an opportunity to redefine the boundaries of the possible. Their portfolio contains a vast collection of staged interactions between science,

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A ROOFTOP MEADOW IN NYC

A ROOFTOP MEADOW IN NYC

Talk about having your cake and eating it, too, a family in the West Village has brought a little country into the city by plopping a bucolic meadow and a classic front porch on the roof of

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CHOLESTEROL LAMP

CHOLESTEROL LAMP

Following the material reuse thread, designers John Greg Ball, Shoko Cesar, and Darryl Barton have teamed up to create a lamp made of trash. Layering disposable plastic egg cartons, they

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GREEN BUILDING 101: Water Efficiency

GREEN BUILDING 101: Water Efficiency

There are few things we take for granted as much as our ability to turn on the tap and get water in seemingless endless supply. Even during droughts, and in spite of ubiquitous advertising about

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FUTURESHED

FUTURESHED

We've long admired the work of Futureproof/ed, the Belgian design studio of sustainable designer extraordinaire, Serge de Gheldere. While Futureproof/ed has historically made products that go

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