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Allie Weiss is Dwell's Associate Editor.
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How One Aspen House Lives Up to LEED
Smart technology helps a house in Aspen, Colorado, stay on its sustainable course.
June 25, 2016
Remember When TVs Looked Like This?
The aesthetic appeal of personal electronics has long fueled consumer interest. A new industrial design book celebrates devices that broke the mold.
June 25, 2016
Maya Lin Channels the Elements to Educate People About the Natural World
A new monograph by Rizzoli explores the memorial project by the renowned artist.
June 19, 2016
This is What a Forest of Pinwheels Looks Like
A creative take on the classic children's toy.
June 17, 2016
725 Square Feet and Loads of Modern Gems
This compact New York City apartment is chock-full of vintage highlights.
June 15, 2016
IKEA Asks: Would You Rather Have Wi-Fi or a Living Room?
The Swedish retailer unveils its third Life at Home report, a look at how residents of 12 cities around the world define the concept of home.
June 8, 2016
The Playground Seen Through the Eyes of Jaime Hayon
The Spanish designer tries out a larger scale, bringing his whimsical vision to a play area outside the High Museum of Art.
June 6, 2016
Refreshed Take on the Gable Shines in Austin’s Building Boom
Toying with a conventional form, an architect designs a modern house meant for alfresco entertaining.
June 5, 2016
Bold House Doubles as a British Town's Welcome Sign
This prefabricated dwelling is the first thing visitors see upon entering Lewes, East Sussex.
June 1, 2016
Not the Eichler Post-and-Beam Style You Know
A two-story Eichler in San Francisco gets a freshening up.
May 27, 2016
In Barcelona, Vaulted Ceilings Are Always a Win
A renovation brings light and order to a Spanish flat, maintaining its standout ceilings.
May 25, 2016
No Walls Were Knocked Down in the Making of This SF Pad
Materials and furniture transformed the layout of this San Francisco house, without the need for dramatic structural intervention.
May 24, 2016
An Instagram Account for Your L.A. House Goals
Architect Noah Walker, principal of Los Angeles–based studio Walker Workshop, shares completed and work-in-progress residential designs on his Instagram page (@noah_walker).
May 20, 2016
This Prefab Hangs Out at the Beach
With little time to waste, an Australian firm erects an efficient prefab overlooking the ocean.
May 20, 2016
Aspirational Penthouse Living, Berlin Style
Bruzkus Batek designed this sleek apartment with rich materials for a couple in Berlin.
May 12, 2016
New Products to Solve Your Tiny Apartment Woes
These petite products, shown at Milan Design Week 2016, are made for the small-space dwellers among us.
May 10, 2016
Only Richard Sapper Could Turn the Hairdryer Into a Masterpiece
A new monograph celebrates the late German industrial designer.
May 6, 2016
Historic Montreal House Meets DIY IKEA
Updating standard pieces, designer Gaëtan Havart turns a misused space into a vibrant kitchen.
May 4, 2016
This Homeowner Manages His House from Anywhere
In Napa, a custom menu of apps helps a frequent traveler keep track of security—and his garden—from afar.
May 4, 2016
A Big Hello to These New HAY Launches
The Danish design brand never disappoints.
May 2, 2016
This São Paulo Kitchen Makes a Case for Patterns Everywhere
Architect Diego Revollo refreshes an apartment with a standout kitchen.
April 29, 2016
Turns Out Matte-Black Kitchens Are Fool-Proof
In our April issue, we showcased an apartment in Hamburg, Germany, with a striking, matte-black kitchen from Vipp.
April 28, 2016
Sleepy Split-Level No More
A second-story addition and a new indoor-outdoor focus revive a nondescript house in L.A.
April 25, 2016
Instagram Favorite: Mesmerizing Cityscapes
@littlemycph finds symmetry in buildings and streets.
April 22, 2016
9 Lighting Favorites from Milan Design Week 2016
Just-launched pendants, table lamps, and lanterns we saw at Salone del Mobile.
April 20, 2016
Brand New Furniture from Milan Design Week 2016
Eight of the chairs, tables, and sofas that are on our radar following Salone del Mobile.
April 18, 2016
Kartell Takes on the Rocking Horse with a Super Kids' Line
The storied Italian brand asks its top talent to design for budding modernists.
April 15, 2016
Ronan Bouroullec on Why a Good Design Feels Like Being in Love
Prolific design duo Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec are launching a slew of products at this year's Salone del Mobile fair.
April 13, 2016
Minimalism That's Full of Charisma
Based in Stockholm, Note Design Studio (@notedesignstudio) has built up a portfolio of perfectly minimalist flats, smart furniture, and a range of products and lighting.
April 9, 2016
27 Things Not to Miss at Milan Design Week 2016
Whether heading to Milan for the annual celebration of design or catching updates from afar, you'll want to keep track of these products, designers, and installations.
April 8, 2016
Peek Through the Trees and Spot a Modern Dream Home
An efficient dwelling feels right at home in nature.
April 6, 2016
The Obstacles That Drive Wheelchair Users Crazy
An architect imagines solutions to the accessibility problems in our buildings.
April 4, 2016
Black and White and Minimalist All Over
Interiors firm Mim Design, headed by Miriam Fanning, posts snapshots of eye-catching rooms on its Instagram account, @mimdesignstudio.
April 3, 2016
Vertical Gardens Spruce Up a Dusty Monument
Some serious greenery transforms a 1940 building in Lisbon, Portugal.
April 1, 2016
Our Issue Filled with Your Houses Is On Its Way!
For our second annual Your Rooms We Love special issue, which goes on newsstands this July, hundreds of readers from around the world submitted their houses for consideration.
March 30, 2016
Smart Solution Reimagines an Awkward Toronto Lot
This home, built to replace a dilapidated coach house, finds privacy on a tight plot.
March 28, 2016
Meet the Faces Behind Our Kitchen and Bath Issue
March 26, 2016
Just Looking at This Gorgeous Home in Portugal Makes Us Desperate for Vacation
A stunning house filled with collected items in Grândola, Portugal.
March 18, 2016
If Eichler Designed a House Today, This Is What It Might Look Like
Woods + Dangaran designs a new house with clear nods to the midcentury greats.
March 16, 2016
The Missouri Prairie Has Super Modern Architecture, Too!
In Lee's Summit, Missouri, a striking family home accommodates an autistic teenager.
March 14, 2016
Olafur Eliasson Eliminates Sad Desk Lunches with This Amazing Daily Ritual
A new book from Phaidon, Studio Olafur Eliasson: The Kitchen, documents a beloved daily routine in the artist’s Berlin studio: group lunch.
March 12, 2016
This Berlin Apartment Manages to Be Totally Adorable in Only 900 Square Feet
This colorful apartment packs a big punch in a small footprint.
March 11, 2016
Looking Good for Over 70 Years: This Cozy Joseph Esherick Home is Amazingly Well-Preserved
A 1940 house designed by the modernist architect for his family in Ross, California.
March 9, 2016
Midcentury Lovers: You Can Thank This Architect for Transforming Palm Springs Into a Modernist Hotbed
A new book explores the legacy of modernist icon William Krisel.
March 7, 2016
We Can't Get Enough of This German Apartment's Trendy Matte-Black Kitchen
A German family's homelife takes shape around a modern kitchen.
March 6, 2016
No Frame? No Problem. Here's How to Do a Bed on the Floor
These low-slung solutions look surprisingly comfortable. What do you think?
March 6, 2016
Did You Say "Sauna Tower"? Check Out These Amazing Places to Take in the Outdoors
We'd happily teleport to any one of these outdoor spots.
March 2, 2016
6 Rooms We Love in Los Angeles
A sampling of our favorite rooms around L.A. shows the city's varied design profile.
February 29, 2016
Eight of Our Favorite Works by Artist Olafur Eliasson
In our upcoming April issue, we spotlight a new book from Phaidon dedicated to the daily, homemade meals that take place in artist Olafur Eliasson's 90-person Berlin studio.
February 27, 2016
6 Lovely Midcentury Renovations in the Pacific Northwest
Southern California isn't the only place where you'll find fantastic midcentury houses.
February 24, 2016
On the Eve of Demolition, an Artist Covers His Longtime Family Home in Photographs
An installation riffs on the sometimes fragile relationship between homes and memory.
February 22, 2016
A Toy Company's Vision to Help Honduras by Selling a Lot of Blocks
Tegu has a plan to create jobs and alleviate poverty in the Central American country.
February 21, 2016
8 Fantastic Examples of French Living
From the heart of bustling Paris to the remote French Alps, these dwellings get our seal of approval.
February 19, 2016
Leather Sofas: Too Retro or Just Right?
This buttery material has long been a staple in furniture design. What are your thoughts on these pieces?
February 17, 2016
Amazing Five-Story Staircase Twists Through a Narrow London Home
In London's Fitzrovia district, FORMstudio uses a sculptural staircase as a solution for a home's unusual layout.
February 17, 2016
9 Highlights from the New Class of Danish Design Greats
Designmuseum Danmark unveils a permanent collection highlighting new developments in Danish design.
February 12, 2016
Kitchens with Colorful Appliances: Yea or Nay?
Would you go for an out-of-the-box palette for your major appliances? See how these kitchens tackle the trend.
February 10, 2016
8 Perfectly Minimalist Apartments
For the modernists among us, these spare spaces are a dream come true.
February 8, 2016
Designing for the Five Senses: Products to Enhance Your Palate
Ambience is a key ingredient to any meal—materials, textures, and mood all impart a certain flavor.
February 7, 2016
Modern Homes in Far-Flung Locales
Dwell has traveled all over the world, from Tasmania to Indonesia, to report on modern houses.
February 5, 2016
Is This the Millennial Dream Home?
A concept home aims to reflect the requests of the Millennial market.
February 3, 2016
6 Perfect Kitchens in Small Spaces
These compact houses carve out just enough space for a comfortable kitchen.
February 1, 2016
Awesome Parks Created from Abandoned Railways and Waterways
In our February issue, we speak to Ryan Gravel, whose idea to transform Atlanta’s system of abandoned railroads into a thriving urban greenway was the impetus for the city's BeltLine project.
January 31, 2016
Instagram Account We Love: An Interior Designer Inspired by 20th-Century French and Modern Design
Since founding his studio in 2008, Seattle-based interior designer Brian Paquette (@brianpaquetteinteriors) has completed a range of residential and commercial projects in the Pacific Northwest…
January 30, 2016
5 Modern Takes on Country Living
These dwellings bring polished design to rustic settings.
January 27, 2016
5 Lush Tropical Retreats
With ample foliage, these inviting homes are the ultimate escape.
January 25, 2016
A Designer's Tips for Renovating a Midcentury Modern Interior
In our upcoming March issue, we visit a 1959 home in Portland designed by local architect William Fletcher that was converted into a modern, comfortable residence for a family.
January 23, 2016
5 Smart Ways to Use Wood in Interiors
In these homes, warm wood is incorporated into the interior structure in surprising ways.
January 13, 2016
A Peek Inside Famous Modernist Enclaves Around the USA
From Sarasota to Sea Ranch, these communities thrive with rich repositories of modern architecture.
January 11, 2016
The Massive Project That's Using Old Rail Lines To Revolutionize Atlanta
A student’s lofty vision lays the groundwork for a city’s urban revitalization.
January 10, 2016
Dwell's Primer on Brazilian Modernism
In light of our coverage of influential architect Lina Bo Bardi in our December/January 2016 issue, we round up our past coverage of great Brazilian modernists.
January 8, 2016
5 Bold Fireplaces That Make the Room
Dramatic fireplaces create both warmth and style.
January 7, 2016
Schoolhouses Turned into Modern Homes
Four cool takes on the converted school.
January 6, 2016
Brilliant Uses of Blue in the Kitchen
These kitchens make the most of the hue, with shades ranging from soothing to statement-making.
January 4, 2016
10 Innovative Homes from Our Prefab Issue
In our December/January issue, we explored the latest developments in prefab construction, from readymade building materials to entire structures that can be transported by crane.
January 3, 2016
Modern Rooms That Nail the Industrial Look
Whether actually located in a former manufacturing plant or just recreating the look of one, these spaces master the industrial vibe.
December 31, 2015
8 Amazing Glass Rooms
Wrapping a room in glass will ensure that it's one of the most popular spaces in the house.
December 28, 2015
Modern House Captures Panoramic Views in Australia
Teeland Architects completes a minimalist home in a picturesque setting.
December 23, 2015
5 Kitchen Cabinet and Appliance Combos We Love
A few ideas for integrating your appliances into your kitchen scheme.
December 21, 2015
6 Tiny and Cozy Living Spaces
Small doesn't have to mean spartan. These compact dwellings manage to be both luxurious and diminutive.
December 18, 2015
An Architect's Tips for Creating a Garden in the Heart of the City
In our upcoming February 2016 issue, we visit the Gowanus, Brooklyn, home of architect Philippe Baumann and his family, which includes a rooftop garden.
December 17, 2015
5 Modern Cincinnati Designers to Know
In our upcoming February issue, we highlight some of the best new modern designers across America, including Andrew Neyer, a product and lighting designer based in Cincinnati.
December 16, 2015
From Open-Plan to Small Spaces: What Kitchen Trends Are Here to Stay
As we wrap up 2015, we take a look at the latest trends that are impacting kitchen and appliance design.
December 14, 2015
5 Modern Houses That Embrace the Seattle Landscape
In the verdant Pacific Northwest, it's all about the relationship to the outdoors.
December 11, 2015
5 Modern Wilderness Retreats Fit for Sheltered Camping
These rustic structures provide just enough shelter from the elements for camping excursions.
December 9, 2015
Tour a Bright, Remodeled Barcelona Apartment
A 19th-century building in Barcelona is reimagined with luminous, open living spaces, in anticipation of a future remodel.
December 7, 2015
5 Breezy Indoor-Outdoor Kitchens
The next best thing to dining al fresco.
December 4, 2015
A Compact, Renovated Apartment in a Tel Aviv Tower
In Tel Aviv, an apartment gets a modern overhaul.
December 2, 2015
Editor's Picks: Festive Gifts for the Entertainer
For frequent hosts, these accessories will elevate the process of serving drinks and food. Pick up our Editor's Best 2015 special issue, on newsstands now, for hundreds of more product suggestions.
December 1, 2015
Small But Mighty Passive House in London
Architecture firm Tectonics designed the first new-construction Passive House in Hackney, London.
November 30, 2015
Instagram Account We Love: Finding the World's Best-Designed Hotels, Cafes, and More
November 28, 2015
Pritzker Prize-Winners SANAA Discuss Their Mind-Blowing Design for Grace Farms in Scenic New England
The award-winning Japanese architecture firm celebrates 20 years of practice with a thoughtful Stateside commission.
November 27, 2015
Brooklyn Designer Ashira Israel Creates Eco-Friendly, Bespoke Concrete Objects
Architectural designer and artist Ashira Israel runs the multidisciplinary Brooklyn practice In.Sek, equal parts design studio, manufacturing facility, and research lab.
November 27, 2015
4 Kitchens Designed for Accessibility
Built with universal design principles, these kitchens can be enjoyed by all.
November 25, 2015
5 Modern Dining Rooms with Wishbone Chairs
Hans Wegner's classic design is a staple in many modern dining setups.
November 23, 2015
8 Housewarming Gifts New Homeowners Actually Need
These ideas from the
November 22, 2015
7 Woodsy Retreats
Surrounded by verdant scenery, these modern houses are a lovely escape from civilization.
November 20, 2015
6 Built-In Shelving Ideas
Built-in shelves are a smart way to display wares both practical and decorative.
November 18, 2015
Editor's Picks: Classic Gifts for the Chef
Casual cooks and master chefs alike will appreciate these tokens, which will complement an existing collection of kitchen gadgets.
November 16, 2015
6 Amazing Waterfront Residences Around the World
The book Seaside Living (Images Publishing) features incredible beachfront properties. For a dose of architecture envy, check out a few of the jaw-dropping homes here.
November 16, 2015