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An Architect Builds His Own Backyard Oasis From Salvaged Materials
In a Brooklyn backyard, an off-duty architect builds a structure that tests his attention to the little things.
June 20, 2016
Walter van Beirendonck Brings His Fantastical World to IKEA
The outlandish Belgian fashion designer, a member of the iconic Antwerp Six, creates a quirky pattern-filled capsule collection for the Swedish mega-retailer—with a high-tech twist.
June 17, 2016
Just Desert: A Cactus Garden Grows in Midtown Manhattan
To welcome summer, the plaza at Rockefeller Center transforms into a desert landscape.
June 16, 2016
Pretty on the Inside: The Luxe Residences of Milan's Vertical Forest
At Studio Boeri's Bosco Vertical, a striking shell boasts a sleek interior showcasing some of furniture design's biggest names.
June 9, 2016
Urban Rehab: Once Abandoned, a Sydney Street Rises Again
An adaptive reuse project transforms a derelict Australian streetscape into a vibrant public space—and picks up two 2016 Good Design Awards in the process.
June 8, 2016
A Quirky Renovation Brings an Indoor Garden to the Center of Madrid
In Madrid, Spain, Husos Architects renovate a turn-of-the-20th-century apartment for a client with dual passions: her houseplants and a nice, long bath.
May 26, 2016
Thin, Mint: A Eco-Friendly House Rises in Compact Quarters
On a narrow site in Western Australia, Mountford Architects makes the most of a tight spot—with an eye to the future.
May 25, 2016
A Design Exhibition That Begs to Be Touched
In a 17-century palazzo, two young design studios explore a very modern material.
May 17, 2016
Shop Class Rebooted: Students Built This Woodland Retreat
Six days. Ten students. One prototype building.
May 11, 2016
A New Design Exhibition Solves Problems You Didn't Know You Had
An all-star cast of emerging designers come together at Wintercheck Factory's Brooklyn studio for NYCxSkymall, an exhibition of design solutions for problems that don't quite exist.
May 10, 2016
With a new skeleton, a brick house on the outskirts of Washington, D.C., gets an eco-friendly upgrade—without losing its local charm.
May 5, 2016
A Family's California Ski Retreat is Designed to Blend in With Its Site
Martis Camp 141 celebrates it mountainous surroundings with local materials.
May 5, 2016
Straight from the Desk of Marcel Breuer
See a glimpse into the office of a master architect.
May 1, 2016
(Not-So) Garden Variety Lessons From the Father of Modern Landscape Design
The Jewish Museum in New York City takes it outside with a celebration of the Brazilian landscape architect Roberto Burle Marx.
April 26, 2016
This New Designer Might Just Make You a More Productive Person
At SaloneSatellite, Polish designer Agata Nowak showcased a line of convertible furniture meant to simplify life at the office and beyond.
April 20, 2016
Inside the Technicolor Dreamworld of Artist Alex Da Corte
The Philadelphia artist takes over MASS MoCA with the immersive neon-lit installation "Free Roses" and a contemporary spin on Pop art interiors.
April 20, 2016
Frank Lloyd Wright-Inspired Style and Camping Collide in Maine
When a traditional architectural style meets handmade details, the result is a quietly modern retreat.
April 18, 2016
A Nearly Hands-Free Kitchen and Other Highlights from Eurocucina 2016
At Eurocucina 2016, the kitchen component of Milan's Salone del Mobile, the European brands presented a range of innovations, including some tech-forward surprises.
April 16, 2016
This Exhibition Offers a Peek Inside the Architect's Process
As we kick of our 2016 Home Tours program with a stop in San Diego, check out the work of participating architect Steven Lombardi in a new exhibition of drawings and architectural models that reveals…
April 15, 2016
What's Next in Design: Highlights from Salone Satellite's Emerging Designers
The Salone Satellite program is a showcase for emerging design talents under the age of 35— many looking to take prototype to product.
April 14, 2016
Aging Gracefully: How Architecture Can Make Nursing Homes Obsolete
As a large portion of the American population reaches retirement, architects and designers are rethinking what it means to age.
April 8, 2016
Sci-Fi Sleek Kitchen Appliances for Close Quarters
Streamlined appliances pack functionality into narrow silhouettes.
April 3, 2016
A Home Colossus Fights Against Gravity
Rough materials ground a seemingly lighter-than-air getaway in Miami.
March 31, 2016
Simplicity Squared: Two Simple Boxes Make Up This Stripped-Down Home in an Israeli Artists' Village
In the arty enclave of Ein Hod, Israel, young interior design firm En Studio creates a serene space that's pared down to the essentials.
March 24, 2016
Who Said Kitchen Palettes Have to Be Boring?
From bright yellow to copper, make a statement with your kitchen.
March 20, 2016
Ingenious Organization Ideas for the Busiest Room in the House
From custom cabinetry to hidden hooks, get clever when organizing your home.
March 19, 2016
Mapping the Pan-American Influences of Architect Arthur Casas
With a new monograph and exhibition, a Brazilian designer traces his roots.
March 17, 2016
A Chic Swedish Boutique Inspired by Shiro Kuramata, Minimalist Sculpture, and More
A Japanese postmodernist and a Spanish sculptor walk into a store...
March 15, 2016
You Could Live in This Lloyd Wright Home (For a Few Million)
A 1936 house by the architectural scion comes back to market.
March 11, 2016
When Art and Architecture Meet, the Results Can Be Wild
A series of exhibitions and performances at the Savannah College of Art and Design spark creative conversations across disciplines.
March 10, 2016
Skylight, Sky Bright: Get a Glimpse of These Awesome Oculi
Look up and see the sky through these stunning ceiling windows.
March 4, 2016
New Restaurant Brings Palm Springs Modernism and NYC Deli Style to...Berlin?
In hip Kreuzberg, a new restaurant combines the hues of David Hockney with a Jewish gangster's legacy.
March 2, 2016
How to Design With Luster
While finish trends come and go—these high-gloss rooms aren't afraid to shine.
March 1, 2016
Check Out the View Through These Floor-to-Ceiling Windows
Nothing says modern architecture like wide-open vistas—so take a look inside.
February 25, 2016
How to Make a Big Impact with Color in Interior Design
Feeling inspired by the Five Senses package in our current Interiors We Love issue? Check out these homes that use color to great effect.
February 24, 2016
Blue Mood: 9 Creative Ways to Use Color
With a palette that spans from baby blue to midnight, discover how designers are using this too-cool hue.
February 23, 2016
Peek Inside Palm Spring's Midcentury Modern Homes
Celebrate Palm Springs Modernism Week, which runs from February 11–21, with a look at some of our favorite modern desert oases.
February 12, 2016
5 Modern Colorado Homes
These houses in Broncos Country prove modern design is alive in the Rocky Mountains.
February 8, 2016
Designing for the Five Senses: Pieces You Can't Help But Touch
The haptic impact can’t be underplayed. The tactility of a material—its temperature, its texture—can make the difference between pleasure and discontent.
February 7, 2016
These Lamps Blur the Line Between Art and Object
At Brooklyn's 99¢ Plus gallery, 30 artists and designers re-imagine the lamp in an illuminating light show.
February 4, 2016
This Capsule Collection Celebrates Canada's Next Wave of Design Talent
The new Assembly collection from EQ3 celebrates up-and-coming figures in Canadian design. Discover this newly appointed class, which debuted at Toronto's Interior Design Show, here.
February 3, 2016
This American Maker Uses a Custom, Artist-Designed Loom to Create Geometric Textiles
Take a tour of weaver Nancy Kennedy's California studio. Then, discover more design talent from around the USA in our Modern Across America issue, on newsstands now.
January 31, 2016
5 Sophisticated Takes on Graphic Bathroom Design
Clean lines, geometric forms, and crisp color palettes give these bathrooms a cool graphic finish.
January 28, 2016
A Passive House and "Sauna Tower" Join a 19th-Century Barn in the Hudson Valley
In New York, architecture and interiors firm BarlisWedlick creates an eclectic compound designed to suit a client with an idiosyncratic wish list.
January 24, 2016
How To Mix and Match Pastels
Because sometimes soft colors make the strongest statement—especially when used in unconventional pairings.
January 14, 2016
5 Architecture Projects With a Conscience
Alejandro Aravena's Pritzker Prize win has raised the profile of socially conscious architecture. Revisit five projects that serve the greater good here.
January 13, 2016
5 Modern Interpretations of Mediterranean Style
Mediterranean style isn't just a code word for chintzy California mansions. These houses take cues from the famous region by the sea.
January 11, 2016
This Sparkling New Home Is a Perfect Remake of Classic Sarasota School Modernism
In a modernist seaside enclave, a couple calls in a pioneering architecture firm to build a new house rooted in midcentury style.
January 10, 2016
9 Modern Designs That Were Born in the USA
From small workshops to home studios, we herald a group of American makers.
January 9, 2016
Danish Brand HAY Pops Up in the USA
After a stint at the MoMA Design Store, colorful cult-favorite design brand HAY brings its Mini Market to Nordstrom stores across North America.
January 8, 2016
Discover the Most Prolific Modern Designer You've Never Heard Of
Pittsburgh's Carnegie Museum of Art celebrates the legacy of one of the last century's most overlooked industrial designers, Peter Muller-Munk.
January 7, 2016
5 Modern Desert Homes
As Dwell revs up for its first-ever Scottsdale, Arizona, home tour from May 20-21, 2016, we showcase a few of our favorite Sonoran Desert dwellings.
January 6, 2016
Clean Slate: Celebrating the Simplicity of Scandinavian Interior Design
Start the year off with a visual palate cleanser in the form of uncluttered interior design that's soothing for the senses.
January 4, 2016
The Store That's Changing How City-Dwellers Buy Plants
Manhattan plant shop The Sill takes the guesswork out of indoor gardening.
January 3, 2016
A New Book from the Vitra Design Museum Examines the Legacy of the Bauhaus
Delve into the game-changing art and design movement with a new tome from Vitra. As its social-media-ready title reminds us: #itsalldesign.
December 28, 2015
5 Ways to Add Texture to Interior Design
Make an impact with unexpected materials.
December 21, 2015
5 Ways to Define Spaces With Area Rugs
There's nothing quite like the shift in color and texture provided by a rug to set off an area—or function—of a room.
December 17, 2015
5 Dreamy Bathtubs Designed for Soaking
Just add water.
December 16, 2015
Would You Live in a House With a Colorful Exterior?
With their bold and unusually colored exteriors, these six houses put a new spin on curb appeal—and give Roy G. Biv a run for his money.
December 14, 2015
This Bright Green Prefab in Sweden Looks Just Like a Monopoly House
In Sweden, an architect finds an efficient building solution 260 miles from home.
December 13, 2015
Open-Plan Kitchens Ideal for Entertaining
With their clear sight lines and easy flow, these open dining areas make party planning easy.
December 10, 2015
How to Renovate with Accessible Design
When residents are dealing with issues of mobility, renovating with universal design practices in mind can make homes more accessible for all.
December 9, 2015
Preview Sebastian Herkner's Home Concept for IMM Cologne 2016
With the exhibition Das Haus, IMM Cologne gives an emerging designer the opportunity to redefine the very concept of the home.
December 7, 2015
Editor's Picks: Creative Gifts for Art Lovers
From artist-signed limited editions to tools of the trade, these gifts should satisfy even the most artsy modernist on your list.
December 4, 2015
Pink and Blue All Over: 5 Takes on Pantone's Pastel Color Trend
On the cusp of the new year, Pantone has announced not one but two colors of the year for 2016, proving that the tens are all about breaking the rules.
December 3, 2015
Would You Live in These Tiny Wood-Clad Cabins?
Because sometimes you just need a cozy place to kick back and get away from it all.
December 2, 2015
5 Modern Dining Tables Big Enough for the Whole Family
When it's time for a big meal, these well appointed dining rooms have space for even the largest guest list with tables that seat 10, 12, or even more.
November 25, 2015
5 Dramatic Yet Tiny Backyard Buildings
These creative outbuilding designs give new meaning to the phrase "business in the front, party in the back."
November 23, 2015
5 Modern Family Houses We Love
From custom bunk beds to a built-in sliding board, these modern designs are kid tested, parent approved.
November 20, 2015
Call for Submissions: Dwell Home Tours 2016
Architects and designers, Dwell Home Tours are coming to your city! This is your chance to showcase your project to our network of design enthusiasts.
November 17, 2015
Blond Wood Lightens Up These 5 Houses
Whether it's custom millwork or cerused floor planks, these light shades of wood prove that, even at home, blonds have more fun.
November 16, 2015
Editor's Picks: 10 Green Gifts for Gardeners and Plant Lovers
We've rounded up a list of our perennially favorite gifts for green thumbs ranging from for tools for the DIY landscape designer to accessories for the windowsill gardener.
November 13, 2015
5 Super-Insulated Houses That Stand Up to Winter's Chill
By following Passive House guidelines, architects can create houses keep in the heat without major utility bills.
November 12, 2015
Discover the Work of a Leading Seattle Modernist
A new monograph celebrates the work of northwestern architect Tom Kundig.
November 11, 2015
5 Winter-Ready Design Tips for Cold Climates
Take a cue from these cozy homes in snowy settings, because you already know: Winter is coming.
November 6, 2015
5 Modern Ways to Decorate With Exposed Brick
Huff and puff all you want—when it comes to interior design trends, exposed brick isn't going anywhere.
November 4, 2015
Back to Basics: 5 Homes That Take Minimalism to the Max
These five houses eschew decoration for an airier appeal.
November 2, 2015
This Luxurious Apartment in Greenwich Village Is Only 520 Square Feet
A designer of grand homes packs all the essentials—and more—into a Manhattan studio of his own.
October 31, 2015
Discover Midcentury Modern Masterpieces from Brazil, Mexico, and Venezuela
A new exhibition celebrates four decades of Latin American design innovation.
October 22, 2015
This Mexico City Hotel is a Showcase of New Mexican Design
In a neighborhood on the verge of rediscovery, JSa Arquitectura transforms a formerly hip hotel into a brand-new hot spot filled with work by emerging designers.
October 21, 2015
5 DIY Houses We Love
Whether a design exercise or something more substantial, these structures designed by their residents offer inspiring design straight from the pros.
October 20, 2015
5 Unexpected Building Transformations
Renovations so stunning they raise the question: You live where?!
October 15, 2015
5 Ways to Use White Paint Without Being Boring
With shades of white making up five of the 10 best-selling Benjamin Moore paints, it's no surprise that the brand picked the shade Simply White as its 2016 color of the year.
October 14, 2015
10 Unforgettable Midcentury Homes by Modern Masters
These midcentury modern homes showcase the design of Frank Lloyd Wright, Charles Gwathmey, Willis & Lillian Leenhouts, and more.
October 12, 2015
5 Homes That Prove Farmhouse Livin' Is the Life
Take a rustic style cue from these five modern farmhouses.
October 9, 2015
This Cute New Book for Kids Will Inspire Young Architects
The children's book Little Houses combines counting lessons with a 'round-the-world tour of architectural typologies.
October 8, 2015
Take a Seat: 5 Oversize Sofas We Love
Whether you're entertaining a crowd or just want to really stretch out, check out these larger-than-life sofas that give leg room new meaning.
October 7, 2015
5 Rooms With a View We Love, Especially in Fall
As autumn falls upon the northern hemisphere, cozy on up to these inspiring rooms from Dublin to Virginia.
October 6, 2015
5 New York City Houses We Love
As we kick off the second edition of Dwell on Design NY, check out some of our favorite Manhattan homes from the pages of Dwell.
October 1, 2015
How Working in Home Automation Inspired One Developer to Rethink Smart Tech
Entrepreneur Shaun Springer turned 15 years of smart home experience into Astro, a hardware startup that aims to simplify the high-tech home.
September 30, 2015
Discover How Architect Chad Oppenheim Is Reinventing the Suburb
At Dwell on Design New York, a designer of luxe residences and resorts talks about updating a tired typology: the suburban subdivision.
September 28, 2015
5 Houses from the '50s We Love
Whether renovated or restored, these five abodes from the peak of the midcentury modern movement are nifty as ever.
September 24, 2015
The Architect of New York City's Rockaway Boardwalk Reveals Her Public-Project Tips at Dwell on Design NY
After Hurricane Sandy destroyed the Rockaway boardwalk, Claire Weisz of architecture firm WXY imagined a new public space for New York City.
September 23, 2015
Discover Why There's No Substitute for an Authentic Eames Lounge Chair
For almost 60 years, the Eames Lounge has been America's favorite chair. But what really goes into this modern masterpiece?
September 18, 2015
Northern Lights: 5 High-Latitude Houses We Love
This time of year, aurora borealis lights up the northern skies. Celebrate this natural phenomenon with five of our favorite modern houses with serious views of nature's best light show.
September 16, 2015
Row, Row, Row Your House: 5 Urban Row House Renovations We Love
A traditional tight-space typology meets the modern age in these five row house renovations.
September 14, 2015
Rock Solid: 5 Concrete Houses We Love
In our Dream Homes issue, on stands now, we visited a concrete Texas home inspired by the work of Tadao Ando. Here, we look at five more cement structures that show the material's softer side.
September 10, 2015
These 5 Rooms are Green, Literally
Forget any eco-friendly connotations, these rooms ranging from chartreuse to forest have us feeling a certain shade with envy.
September 9, 2015
5 Inspiring Live-Work Spaces
This Labor Day weekend we took you inside the workspaces of creatives around the world. Today, we look a little closer to home for office inspiration.
September 7, 2015
These Modern Hotels Offer Inspiration to Make Any Room Feel Like a Getaway
Take a cue from the pros with design tips ripped from some of our favorite hotels around the world.
September 1, 2015