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
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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THE GREEN HOUSE EXHIBIT

THE GREEN HOUSE EXHIBIT

On May 20, the National Building Museum will open a new exhibit, The Green House: New Directions in Sustainable Architecture and Design. Inspired by Alanna Stang and Christopher Hawthorne's 2005

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POST-SLUM PAYATAS

POST-SLUM PAYATAS

federated_media_section = "chevy_volt"; Guest writer Bryan Finoki of Subtopia and Archinect authored today's illuminating and in-depth post. Thanks, Bryan! Remember the typhoon in July

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HAPPY EARTH DAY

HAPPY EARTH DAY

Well if you can measure the importance of a holiday by whether Google adorns its logo in the spirit of the day, then Earth Day has truly come into its own. It's not surprising to see solar

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AIA ANNOUNCES TOP 10 GREEN PROJECTS OF 2006

AIA ANNOUNCES TOP 10 GREEN PROJECTS OF 2006

Guest writer: Jared Silliker Ballard Library, photographed byMark Svensen The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and its Committee on the Environment (COTE) selected their this

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PREFAB FRIDAY: Eco-Tech Design

PREFAB FRIDAY: Eco-Tech Design

The more important it becomes to incorporate environmental sustainability into building design, the more we see architecture sharing a seat with the natural sciences. Monitoring weather

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GUANGDONG GREEN SKYSCRAPER

GUANGDONG GREEN SKYSCRAPER

There's a new contender vying for the title of World's Most Sustainable Skyscraper: The new headquarters for the CNTC Guangdong Company, a large tobacco company in China, will be a zero-energy

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MOBILE LIVING CONFERENCE

MOBILE LIVING CONFERENCE

Today's guest post was written by Carissa Bluestone, a freelance editor and hamster-lover who lives in Seattle. May's a big month for design conferences in New York. If you're lucky

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DECIDUOUS DESIGN

DECIDUOUS DESIGN

In the recent Design Within Reach newsletter, DWR founder Rob Forbes called trees the "grace notes" of urbanization. It seems paradoxical, since in most cities, trees preceded the buildings and

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UNAL AND BOLER BOOK HANGERS

UNAL AND BOLER BOOK HANGERS

In my recent move, the one thing I left behind was my truly awful bookcase, which I knew I'd hang onto if I didn't abandon it 1,200 miles from my new home. Unfortunately, my dreams of something

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DESIGN SCIENCE LAB

DESIGN SCIENCE LAB

At its core, [Design Science Lab] is a new way of seeing the world - one that takes a global, whole systems perspective that incorporates a well-developed sensibility about social justice and

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GET A FREE VINTAGE PREFAB – DEADLINE APRIL 12

GET A FREE VINTAGE PREFAB – DEADLINE APRIL 12

The divergence of prefab from its original utilitarian intentions has some buyers in a snit - How did prefabrication turn into a fashion show? Prefab was invented to be affordable! For those

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MICRO COMPACT TREE VILLAGE

MICRO COMPACT TREE VILLAGE

Remember the Micro Compact Home? It's the tiniest of the small homes we've talked about. A fusion of Japanese-inspired design and European manufacturing, the mini-minimalist dwelling manages to

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REVERSIBLE DESTINY LOFTS

REVERSIBLE DESTINY LOFTS

Not everyone thinks that immortality would be a dream come true, but most people strive for a long, healthy life. Seekers of age-enhancing foods and lifestyle choices have often looked to Japan,

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WEARING SOCIAL CHANGE

WEARING SOCIAL CHANGE

If I could be anywhere tomorrow, I'd be at Yale University for the Wearing Social Change conference. From April 5-7, leaders in the apparel and sustainability industry will come together with

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DIY KYOTO’S WATTSON

DIY KYOTO’S WATTSON

When I first heard about DIY Kyoto, the literal meaning of the company's name didn't immediately strike me. But these designers are doing exactly what they say: creating products that make

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NEW WORK FROM ANDREW MAYNARD

NEW WORK FROM ANDREW MAYNARD

We were lucky enough this week to get a sneak peek of a new project by Andrew Maynard: a residential extension to an existing house in Melbourne. By prioritizing solar exposure and flexible

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DALEX DESIGNS PAISLEY BENCH

DALEX DESIGNS PAISLEY BENCH

Our friends at Core77 threw the hungry blogging pirhanas a tasty bite from Dalex Designs today -- a little tool called a "toothbork" that is both a fork and a toothbrush. But I must say, I was

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DOGTROT COTTAGE

DOGTROT COTTAGE

In the sweltering climate of the Southeastern United States, a cool bit of shade can be a hot commodity. Long ago, before a cold blast of air was as simple as flipping the A/C switch,

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THE LA RIVER

THE LA RIVER

Once again, we have the great pleasure of presenting a piece from guest contributor Geoff Manaugh, whose work regularly appears at BLDGBLOG and Archinect. [Image: Erik Gauger]. The first

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GORILLA FURNITURE DIVING BOARD TABLE

GORILLA FURNITURE DIVING BOARD TABLE

Gorillas may not be immediately associated with holistic lifestyles, but at Gorilla Furniture a holistic approach dictates the entire design process. Designers Dan Weber and Steve Wilson founded

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RANA CREEK LIVING WALL PANELS

RANA CREEK LIVING WALL PANELS

From what I can tell, it would be limiting to call Rana Creek a "landscape design" firm, as the description would betray the breadth of their work and the depth of their philosophy. But they do

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ORGANO CONTEMPORARY HOME FURNISHINGS

ORGANO CONTEMPORARY HOME FURNISHINGS

It's been almost a year since we first fell in love with kirei, the natural fiber board made from discarded sorghum stalks. It's been spotted most frequently in the media inside

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PLYWOOD OFFICE – NEW PHOTOS!

PLYWOOD OFFICE – NEW PHOTOS!

Day one at CA Boom introduced me to a number of great designers. One "first timer" at the show caught my eye right away - designer Chris Jamison was exhibiting furniture from his line, Plywood

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PREFAB FRIDAY’S: CA Boom FabPrefab Zone

PREFAB FRIDAY’S: CA Boom FabPrefab Zone

CA Boom is abuzz with activity on its first day. There's lots to see, including the Prefab Zone, sponsored by fabprefab. The Zone includes such Inhabitat faves as Marmol Radziner, Clever

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CA BOOM COMING UP

CA BOOM COMING UP

The wait is over - the biggest independent design show on the West Coast opens tonight in Los Angeles. CA Boom runs through Sunday at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium. Exhibitors span

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SYBARITE PLECTRUM HOUSE

SYBARITE PLECTRUM HOUSE

Gazing at this spacecraft of a prefab house, you may be reminded of a certain colony of extra-terrestrial tree houses we wrote about last year. A new design from UK-based Sybarite (whose name

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BIOFUEL ACCELERATES IN L.A.

BIOFUEL ACCELERATES IN L.A.

Although my sister, the intrepid L.A. street-hiker, stands as proof that some Angelenos do travel on foot, it's still fair to say that to get from point A to point B in Los Angeles, almost

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