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
PREFAB FRIDAY: Global Village Shelters in Aspen

PREFAB FRIDAY: Global Village Shelters in Aspen

The Global Village Shelter - $550, the Lexus in the background - $50,000. While Jill was researching and writing up the Global Village Shelters back home in NY, unbeknownst to her, I was in

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PREFAB FRIDAY: Adam Kalkin’s Quik House

PREFAB FRIDAY: Adam Kalkin’s Quik House

If you were to look up “mad genius” in the dictionary, you might find a picture of Adam Kalkin. One glance through his vast portfolio and it’s clear that this is not the work

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SCRAPILE LAMP

SCRAPILE LAMP

In the last six months I've tried twice to get myself one of Scrapile's cube lights -- the pendant lamp made of their signature striped wood. But each time I get one, I think of someone I want

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PREFAB FRIDAY: Toyota Gets Into Prefab Housing

PREFAB FRIDAY: Toyota Gets Into Prefab Housing

Toyota's inching its tentacles into just about every facet of future-forward living. The Prius, of course, has become a household term synonymous with hybrid transportation; then there was the

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HERBI SMART HYDROPONIC GARDEN

HERBI SMART HYDROPONIC GARDEN

Thanks to the 1960s Love Bug movies, the name Herbie will forever be associated with anthropomorphic-machine cuteness -- and Michael Kritzer's Herbi is no exception. The hydroponic countertop

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LUMEN HAS GONE TO THE BIRDS

LUMEN HAS GONE TO THE BIRDS

In case you didn't see them when they came out this spring, Adam Frank's latest line of lumen lamps is not to be missed. We fell instantly in love with his first version -- a silhouette of a

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PREFAB FRIDAY: WeeHouse

PREFAB FRIDAY: WeeHouse

Prefab Friday has been a great way to build up the Inhabitat prefab archive, giving us a weekly reason to look for new developments in the industry, or add in old favorites. The weeHouse from

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GROW YOUR OWN TREEHOUSE

GROW YOUR OWN TREEHOUSE

Photo: Richard Reames, Arborsmith There are houses built in trees and then there are treehouses. Last year, we had one of our first encounters with a home literally made from trees, using the

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TOMMY DYKES LEAD LAMP

TOMMY DYKES LEAD LAMP

Following on yesterday's Electric Spaghetti Princess post, we've got a little theme going: designs formed from their mechanical parts. The Lead Lamp, by designer Tommy Dykes, is made from an old

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NONDESIGNS WET LAMP

NONDESIGNS WET LAMP

Earlier today we highlighted the TOPO Table from NONDesigns, which struck our fancy with its elegant infusion of topography and horticulture. But what really knocked our socks off in their booth

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NONdesigns TOPO TABLE

NONdesigns TOPO TABLE

Being a cartography buff, I was immediately taken by the topographical landscape of this NONdesigns table. The TOPO table consists of a corian surface (standard in kitchen countertops)

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ENERGY STAR @HOME INTERACTIVE TOOL

ENERGY STAR @HOME INTERACTIVE TOOL

The average U.S. family spends $1,900 a year on the energy bills. By using less energy to keep your home comfortable, you not only spend less money, you also cause fewer greenhouse gases to

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JULIAN LWIN BIODEGRADABLE BIOTUBE BENCH

JULIAN LWIN BIODEGRADABLE BIOTUBE BENCH

Anyone who reads Inhabitat regularly will know that we are suckers for furniture with foliage. Julian Lwin has caught our attention before with his fabulously green, wheatgrass-studded

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IANNONE:SANDERSON FURNITURE

IANNONE:SANDERSON FURNITURE

Almost a year ago today, we raved about kirei, an eco-friendly material which we discovered in Iannone:Sanderson's gorgeous kirei Mod Coffee Table. This past weekend at ICFF, we were treated

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FLOW: Antidotes for Overconsumption at ICFF

FLOW: Antidotes for Overconsumption at ICFF

Danish designer, Mads Hagstrom, director of The FLOWInstitute at Dansk Design Centre, brought a show-stopping installation to ICFF. FlowMarket sits in the middle of the exhibit floor, enclosed

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MOBILE LIVING

MOBILE LIVING

Sunday night we attended the Mobile Living event, which proved to be a smashing example of a well-conceived hybrid exhibition. The theme “mobile living” took a comprehensive view,

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CAI STOCKING LAMP

CAI STOCKING LAMP

In the last few years, knitting and crocheting have made a real come-back. These are no longer old lady sports, and all kinds of type-A execs and supercool hipsters have knitting circles to

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HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN BIODIESEL

HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN BIODIESEL

Courtesy of Rob Elam Last September, we published a “How To” for making your own biodiesel. We had huge response (mostly positive, some critical). Since then, gas prices have

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NEW FURNITURE FROM SCRAPILE

NEW FURNITURE FROM SCRAPILE

One of our first and most enduring design loves at Inhabitat is Scrapile. In the year since we first discovered them at BKLYN Designs 2005, they've come to epitomize sexy, cutting-edge

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THE GREEN6 at ICFF

THE GREEN6 at ICFF

Design week is almost upon us in New York, and the biggest show of the season is of course, the International Contemporary Furniture Fair at the Javits Center. This year, ICFF is getting greened

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Prefab Fridays: METROSHED

Prefab Fridays: METROSHED

What was once an oversized and overlooked backyard toolbox has suddenly become a desirable hang out, thanks to designs like the Modern Shed and the recently released Metroshed. This 13' x 8'

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RDAY Furniture

RDAY Furniture

Next up on the BKLYN DESIGNS ticket: RDay, a Brooklyn-based boutique design house that specializes in luxury residential furniture. Designer Rob Day produces a beautiful, varied line using

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INHABITAT HEARTS JEFF WARREN

INHABITAT HEARTS JEFF WARREN

You may have noticed that Inhabitat was ailing yesterday with a very unpleasant database error. We fretted all day and tried many fixes, but alas, we were unable to fix it...until, in the late

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ROGAN OBJECTS

ROGAN OBJECTS

If you follow eco fashion, you'll already be familiar with Rogan Gregory's small treasury of apparel labels, including his namesake denim line, the elegant and organic Loomstate and it's better

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PREFAB FRIDAY: Andrew Maynard’s Mobile Home

PREFAB FRIDAY: Andrew Maynard’s Mobile Home

Readers, we'd like to introduce you to BOB. BOB is a mobile home unlike any other - a dwelling that is bound to be spectacular, because Andrew Maynard is the creator and designer (and you know

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CAMERON SINCLAIR: DESIGN MATTERS

CAMERON SINCLAIR: DESIGN MATTERS

We thought we’d point out an interview over at Eyeteeth, where blog curator, Paul Schmelzer, talked with our friend and humanitarian design hero, Cameron Sinclair. Only portions can be

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METROPOLIS NEXT GENERATION WINNER: HYDRO WALL

METROPOLIS NEXT GENERATION WINNER: HYDRO WALL

We've been anxiously awaiting the results of Metropolis Magazine's Next Generation 2006 Competition, and we are excited to say that this year's winning project raises the bar for ecological

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DAVID HERTZ’ PANEL HOUSE

DAVID HERTZ’ PANEL HOUSE

Constructing buildings with industrial detritus seems to be a trend of late. We recently covered LOT-EK's airplane fuselage library, and a few months back you may have heard of the 747 Wing

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