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
AROMATHERAPY ALARM CLOCK

AROMATHERAPY ALARM CLOCK

A stroke of genius led designers at AbioGenesis to create an alarm clock that can produce any number of different scents, activated through an essential oil diffuser that operates on a timer in

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ELASTIC CO.

ELASTIC CO.

Of all of the materials I wouldn't want to wear, rubber is right up at the top. It doesn't breathe, it catches the little hairs on your arms...but creating dancers' costumes out of rubber bands

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KILLING WINTER BLUES WITH MIRRORS

KILLING WINTER BLUES WITH MIRRORS

Doctors decided some time back that the "winter blues" deserved a scientific diagnosis, and they dubbed it Seasonal Affective Disorder, which has the most appropriate acronym ever: S.A.D. This

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NEXT GENERATION WALLPAPER

NEXT GENERATION WALLPAPER

Though there is certain kitsch appeal in moving into a house full of super-retro and vintage wallpapers, it doesn't always work unless you really intend to play up the dated quality of the

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PREFAB FRIDAYS: M-VIRONMENTS

PREFAB FRIDAYS: M-VIRONMENTS

Michael Jantzen's work transcends modern design. A m-lange of space-age sculpture and tinker-toy experiment, Jantzen's buildings and houses span a vast range of functions and architectural

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PREFAB FRIDAYS

PREFAB FRIDAYS

With the new year, we've decided to try a new theme for Fridays. Since we seem to have a steady stream of stunning prefab crossing our radar, we thought we'd make Friday our day for featuring

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LIVING GLASS

LIVING GLASS

We like to keep tabs on a diverse range of aesthetic styles at Inhabitat, but if we had to categorize our general leanings, we'd probably say we have a penchant for modern-organic: clean,

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WIRED on PREFAB

WIRED on PREFAB

Wired magazine has a great new piece on prefab in their latest issue. The article covers some of our favorite leaders in the prefab movement, including Michelle Kaufmann for her Glidehouse,

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NANIMARQUINA

NANIMARQUINA

A rug can pull disparate parts of a room into one cohesive space. The Barcelona-based rug company, Nanimarquina knows this, and they make a rug for almost every kind of interior. Each of their

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RECYCLED STEEL PIPE MENORAH

RECYCLED STEEL PIPE MENORAH

The third piece in today's tryptic from Grand Idea Studio is the seasonally-appropriate Recycled Steel Pipe Menorah (or Candelabra if you want to be secular about it). Made from recycled

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A DIFFERENT CHRISTMAS TREE

A DIFFERENT CHRISTMAS TREE

Well it's December 25 already, so you're either opening presents or ordering Chinese. For those of you partaking in the Christmas revelry, you've already got your tree decked to the nines. But

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ECOHOUSE BRAZIL

ECOHOUSE BRAZIL

In the Urca neighborhood near the base of Sugarloaf mountain and the shores of Rio de Janeiro, architect Alexandra Lichtenberg tackled a remodeling project that demonstrates that being green

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ENDLESS ORCHARD

ENDLESS ORCHARD

Fallen Fruit took root when CalArts professor Matias Viegener discovered an old city law declaring that all fruit growing on branches that overhang into public property is free for the taking,

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ICELANDIC PREFAB

ICELANDIC PREFAB

Those of you who have been reading Inhabitat for a while may remember seeing some beautiful images of Iceland when Jill traveled there last summer. We caught glimpses of eco villages and the

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GLOWING WIRELESS FURNITURE

GLOWING WIRELESS FURNITURE

We love a marriage of old and new. The Glowing Wireless Furniture from Gau Designs is a shining example. Literally. The table (or bench, if you prefer) is made from primarily reclaimed,

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PUSH BUTTON HOUSE

PUSH BUTTON HOUSE

Not long ago, we raved about Cargotecture's ingenius cargo dwellings. Last week, the NY Times wrote about another cargo master, Adam Khalkin, who unveiled his new Push Button House at this

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GRIDSKIPPER – VOTING ROUND

GRIDSKIPPER – VOTING ROUND

And now for round two of shameless self-promotion... Inhabitat made it to the final voting round for the Gridskipper Urbs! We've been nominated as the World's Best Urban Architecture Blog,

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THE URBS AT GRIDSKIPPER

THE URBS AT GRIDSKIPPER

There's a contest going on at Gridskipper. The Urbs celebrate the best urban blogs in numerous categories, including architecture, photography, arts, music, and more. Some super Inhabitat

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ABITO

ABITO

A company in the UK has developed a high rise apartment concept that is magnificently futuristic, yet so perfectly suited to the present-day lifestyle of modern young urbanites, it's sort of

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INSTA-BALCONY

INSTA-BALCONY

Given how cool and space-efficient Murphy beds are, it's a wonder there aren't more home furnishings that fold up and disappear flat against the wall. Hofman Dujardin Architects has come up with

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ECO-BOUDOIR

ECO-BOUDOIR

We're always saying, in order for sustainability to be successful, it's got to be sexy. A lot of good examples have passed across our radar, but Eco-Boudoir takes the cake. The London-based

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DESERT LIVING CENTER

DESERT LIVING CENTER

If there were a competition for the least sustainable city, Las Vegas would be a tough one to beat. Putting a mecca of lights, fountains and hotels in the middle of a desert is patently

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CARGOTECTURE

CARGOTECTURE

I had the great pleasure this past weekend of being invited to a little town outside of Seattle, where I witnessed the work-in-progress prototype of Cargotecture's Studio 320. Had I arrived by

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RE:FORM ENERGY CURTAIN

RE:FORM ENERGY CURTAIN

Though guilt is a common and effective remedy for changing wasteful behavior, it's certainly nobody's favorite. In order for sustainable ideas to catch on, they need to be pleasurable and

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FUTURE DESIGN DAYS

FUTURE DESIGN DAYS

If I could be anywhere next week, I'd be at Future Design Days in Stockholm, Sweden. On November 14 and 15, designers and design-lovers will converge for a celebration and exploration of the

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PREBUILT

PREBUILT

What makes the Prebuilt different from other prefabs? For one thing, it's truly affordable. The four design variations range from $43,000 to $109,000USD, the more costly of which gets you a

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NOT A CORNFIELD

NOT A CORNFIELD

Say what you will about the sprawling urbanism of Los Angeles, there are some phenomenally cool projects coming straight out of the city's smoggy heart. From the prodigious Treepeople to the

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MODABODE

MODABODE

Out of Australia, another little prefab with an eco-friendly slant. The Modabode is a modular structure created for flexibility in size, shape and location. The single-module prototype, called

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CAPSULA MUNDI

CAPSULA MUNDI

The most earthly looking eco-burial container that we've found is the Capsula Mundi, created by a pair of Italian designers who wanted to remove the taboo from the burial process and give it a

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