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
SOYBEAN PROTEIN FIBER

SOYBEAN PROTEIN FIBER

Perhaps you thought there wasn't one more thing that could be made out of soy. It's in everything; your breakfast cereal, your face cream, your meatless meat. It's taken on a reputation as a

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2FACED

2FACED

I can't decide what my favorite thing is about Lee's Carpets. I think it's the little movies that accompany each style of carpeting, with electronica playing in the background and images that

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MATA DE SESIMBRA

MATA DE SESIMBRA

Ten years ago, BioRegional development Group opened BedZED, a “zero-energy” housing and business development in south London. The development has been tremendously successful,

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ASWOON BENT PLYWOOD FURNITURE

ASWOON BENT PLYWOOD FURNITURE

Aswoon/Susan Woods Studio in Brooklyn designs and fabricates furniture and architectural additions for interiors and exteriors, as well as providing a platform for high-end artists and

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GROUNDLESS IN SAN FRANCISCO

GROUNDLESS IN SAN FRANCISCO

Rooftops often go unnoticed as perfectly available and totally untapped potential spaces. In recent years, they have begun to gain some attention as good venues for solar panels and urban

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JEAN PROUVE: THREE NOMADIC STRUCTURES

JEAN PROUVE: THREE NOMADIC STRUCTURES

“Never design anything that cannot be made,” was the principle guideline of Jean Prouv? (1901-1984), the French designer whose work is having its first U.S. museum exhibition at the

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LOVETANN’S MODERN MODULAR HOME

LOVETANN’S MODERN MODULAR HOME

As a kid, one of the greatest parts about building a LEGO house was that you could transform it over and over. As the characters in your make-believe world changed, the size and shape of your

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STRING ME ALONG POSTCARDS

STRING ME ALONG POSTCARDS

Sponge, the sustainable development and design network for students and young professionals, has just announced the winners for their international “Sustainable Lifestyles” postcard

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WOOD PANELED SALT & PEPPER SHAKERS

WOOD PANELED SALT & PEPPER SHAKERS

The Danish furniture and gift company, Skagerak Denmark, uses wood, brass and steel to create pieces that reflect old shipbuilding traditions. The company holds strict policies around sourcing

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FELT VASE

FELT VASE

When the SARS scare sent waves of fear around the globe, hygenic face masks became a must-have accessory faster than the iPod. But plain white just doesn't do for the face mask what it does for

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ADRIFT MOBILES

ADRIFT MOBILES

One of the great virtues of modern design is simplicity. Adrift Mobiles achieves this beautifully with their line of bamboo and wood veneer mobiles. The designs are delicate and organic looking,

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IMAGINE THE HOME IN 2020

IMAGINE THE HOME IN 2020

Elecrolux Design Lab is currently accepting submissions for their 2005 student design competition, held this year in partnership with designboom . The theme of this year’s competition is

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THE NEW SHOPPING BAG

THE NEW SHOPPING BAG

In most grocery stores, you get ten cents back when you bring your own bag or a discount for reuse. In countries that are less blase than the U.S., you have to buy a bag if you don't bring one?a

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NEST – MODERN BIRDHOUSE

NEST – MODERN BIRDHOUSE

Modernseed, the baby store run by two modernist moms (and savvy businesswomen) offers “All Things Modern for the Mini,” both online and on-site at their storefront in Oakland, CA.

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TREES FOR A GREEN LA

TREES FOR A GREEN LA

One side effect of our growing power demands is the Urban Heat Island Effect, which results in elevated outdoor temperatures and pollution from power-generated heat radiating off of asphalt and

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CONEY ISLAND’S SOLAR SUBWAY STATION

CONEY ISLAND’S SOLAR SUBWAY STATION

It sometimes seems like Coney Island is destined to live forever in its bygone days of classic roller coasters and hot dogs. But this week, the island has carved a niche for itself that will

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THE ABANDONED BUILDING

THE ABANDONED BUILDING

Bruni/Babarit, the French odd couple of site-specific earth art, are currently exhibiting their most recent tour de force in Fert?-Bernard, France. Gilles Bruni and Marc Babarit are artistic

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TASCHEN: ARCHITECTURE IN THE 20TH CENTURY

TASCHEN: ARCHITECTURE IN THE 20TH CENTURY

The phenomenal publisher of art and culture books, Taschen, is celebrating their 25th anniversary this year. There are a number of reprints and special editions coming out to mark the occasion,

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LIVERPOOL GREEN VILLAGE

LIVERPOOL GREEN VILLAGE

Developers in Liverpool are planning a major residential development that would incorporate green principles from design through operation. The $31m project would include fifty-four homes in a

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LIVING WALL

LIVING WALL

At the University of Guelph, near Toronto, green design is a literal term. The new Humber building, designed by Toronto firm Diamond Schmitt Architects, Inc., uses a wall of plants as a living

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SOLAR PLANE

SOLAR PLANE

In the century since the Wright brothers made their giant leap for aviation, flying has become an unremarkable mode of transport, and planes have turned into airborne living rooms. The standard

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MANUFACTURED LANDSCAPES

MANUFACTURED LANDSCAPES

Across the bay from San Francisco, enormous industrial cranes that resemble steel dinosaurs stand guard at the Port of Oakland. They epitomize the domination of industry in the modern world, and

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HOTEL FOX

HOTEL FOX

Everyone is drawing on the walls at Hotel Fox?at least everyone who is someone in the world of urban art, graphic design and illustration. Situated in the heart of Copenhagen, the sixty-one

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LOOOLO: 100% Sustainable Textiles

LOOOLO: 100% Sustainable Textiles

Now that sustainability has become household language, environmental-friendliness can be more of a marketing buzz word than a true indication of responsible manufacturing. Fortunately, there are

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RETREAT HOUSE

RETREAT HOUSE

If you hadn’t noticed, trailers have been making a comeback in the past few years. High-end designers have been reappropriating the typically “trashy” trailer and making it

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MODERN BIRDHOUSES

MODERN BIRDHOUSES

Have you met Jr., Richard and Ralph? Three distant cousins of Beaver Cleaver? No, they are the three different models available from Modern Birdhouses, a small company manufacturing a sleek,

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