When not working in design, Sarah Rich writes, talks and forecasts about food and consumer culture.

Eric Ryan of Method reviews 5 front-loading washers and dryers
For all of the grass stain–elimination contests we see on TV among name-brand laundry detergents, it’s the washers and…
Rising Tides Are No Match for This Coastal Home
Thanks to some smart design and sound engineering, this small coastal house handles the waves.
A Sonoma Prefab That Celebrates a Family’s Passion for Cooking
Nestled in an apple grove in Sebastopol, California, the Orchard House is a rural idyll for the modern cook.
A Modern Coastal Home in Stinson Beach
For all the joys of beachfront living, it’s not without its risks. But with some smart design and sound engineering,…
Denver's Energy Efficient Home
John and Paige Damiano are snow worshippers. As the Colorado and New Mexico territory manager for Burton Snowboards,…
Fertile Grounds
Nestled in an apple grove in Sebastopol, California, the Orchard House is a rural idyll. And with the voracious design…