Karrie Jacobs is a professional observer of the man-made landscape including cities and buildings, but also artificial rivers and fabricated hills. She currently writes for Architect Magazine and Curbed.com and is a faculty member at the School of Visual Arts' MA program in Design Research, Writing and Criticism. She was the founding editor-in-chief of Dwell and the founding executive editor of Benetton's Colors. She is the author of The Perfect $100,000 House: A Trip Across America and Back in Pursuit of a Place to Call Home (Viking, 2006) and has been a columnist for Metropolis and New York Magazine. She’s also contributed to Travel + Leisure, Fast Company, House + Garden, Metropolitan Home, The New York Times and numerous other publications.