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  1. John Cronin and the Beacon Institute

    John Cronin and the Beacon Institute

    For 35 years, John Cronin has safeguarded New York’s waterways, investigating dozens of pollution cases and authoring three laws to protect the Hudson River and its communities. So when...

    written by: Julie Taraska

  2. Houses We Love

    8 Homes with Striking Layouts

    Extra attention to spatial design enhances the way these residents experience their abodes.

    written by: Kate Gregory

  3. Houses We Love

    8 Examples of Cedar in Modern Homes

    It's not just for shingles: cedar is a versatile material that can be used in interiors, furniture, and more. A wide variety of cedar species means the wood comes a range of hues, from whites to...

    written by: Zachary Edelson

  4. Houses We Love

    7 New Homes and Renovations That Were Less Than $200 Per Square Foot

    Modern design doesn't have to be prohibitively expensive, and while you can no longer find a vintage Eames Lounge Chair for less than $200, you can still build a modern home for less than that (per...

    written by: Zachary Edelson

  5. Rooms We Love

    10 Skylights in Modern Homes

    A skylight is only technically a window; it offers a unique skyward view and brings light vertically into a space. This means a bright patch of blue, grey, or white in the ceiling whose...

    written by: Zachary Edelson

  6. A Look Inside 7 Venice Beach Homes
    Houses We Love

    A Look Inside 7 Venice Beach Homes

    Often, the interiors of houses in Venice, California, are as free-spirited as the exteriors. Here are 7 from our archives that will remind you to embrace your inner bohemian.

    written by: Erika Heet

  7. Mimi Cahalan's "Good Long Look"

    Mimi Cahalan's "Good Long Look"

    In 2008, Mimi Cahalan, a Santa Cruz, California-based artist, was commissioned to create a piece of art to line the outdoor entranceway to the Lido Apartments in Santa Monica, California. After...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake

  8. The Most Popular Homes in Dwell: 41-60

    The Most Popular Homes in Dwell: 41-60

    We published and you read. Here's part three of our series on the most popular homes ever featured in Dwell. Find 1-20 here and 21-40 here. Flip through the following slideshow for 41-60, which...

    written by: Diana Budds

  9. How to Design with Blue

    How to Design with Blue

    Blue: the color that helped catapult the careers of artist Yves Klein and musician Miles Davis, the most-prized and most-expensive hue in the Renaissance. We also think it makes for striking design...

    written by: Diana Budds

  10. Dwell on Design

    Your Guide to Dwell on Design 2015 Is Here

    For its 10th anniversary,

    written by: Dwell Staff

  11. Houses We Love

    Inside 5 Tiny Homes, All Under 600 Feet

    Call them survivalist, eco-friendly, or just plain space-efficient—these tiny homes make the most of a modest footprint in ingenious ways.

    written by: Aileen Kwun

  12. 12 Tips for Tiny Bathrooms

    12 Tips for Tiny Bathrooms

    If your itty bitty bathroom is ready for a redo, check out these 12 projects that make the most of limited space with clever tricks.

    written by: Erika Heet

  13. 8 Wraparound Porches and Balconies

    8 Wraparound Porches and Balconies

    Take a look at how these eight homes extend livable space beyond their interiors with wraparound porches and balconies.

    written by: Andrea Smith

  14. 12 See-Through Homes
    House Tours

    12 See-Through Homes

    Openings align at either end of these transparent homes.

    written by: Andrea Smith

  15. Pop!Tech Conference
    Event Spotlight

    Pop!Tech Conference

    Pop!Tech is a big-ideas conference in a small Maine town that brings together leaders and innovators from science, tech, education, and entertainment for a three-day conversation among 600...


  16. Le Corbusier at the New York MoMA

    Le Corbusier at the New York MoMA

    An exhibit opening at MoMA next weekend will give Modernist pioneer Le Corbusier his just dues. Le Corbusier: An Atlas of Modern Landscapes celebrates the architect, designer, artist, and urban...

    written by: Sara Carpenter

  17. 13 Years of Serpentine Gallery Pavilions
    Travel Reports

    13 Years of Serpentine Gallery Pavilions

    Frank Gehry, Rem Koolhaas, Oscar Niemeyer, Daniel Libeskind, Zaha Hadid: Architecture’s best have all tackled the summer design challenge of building a temporary pavilion for London's Serpentine...

    written by: Patrick Sisson

  18. Coffee Break: San Francisco's The Mill

    Coffee Break: San Francisco's The Mill

    Although we usually focus on completed projects, it is equally interesting to check in during construction to see how a space develops. Things that our memories smooth over post-construction, like...

    written by: Olivia Martin

  19. New Britannia: London’s Boomlet of Modernist Hotels
    Travel Reports

    New Britannia: London’s Boomlet of Modernist Hotels

    London has long drawn visitors to its traditional Tudors, Edwardians, and Vics, architectural styles by turns traditionalist and stuffy and often reflected in its hotel décor. But as the city...

    written by: Adam H. Graham

  20. Our Cities Ourselves at AIANY
    Event Spotlight

    Our Cities Ourselves at AIANY

    Our world is becoming more and more urban. Today, as Dwell contributor Mark Lamster reported for our June 2010 Megacities issue, more than 75 cities boast populations of more than 5 million. While...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake

  21. LAMA’s 50th
    Event Spotlight

    LAMA’s 50th

    Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA), headquartered in a 17,000-square-foot gallery in Van Nuys, California, has been steadily auctioning works by important 20th century artists, designers and...

    written by: Erika Heet

  22. Lost & Found in LA: Part 2
    Travel Reports

    Lost & Found in LA: Part 2

    If you liked what you saw in my previous report on Lost & Found in Los Angeles, then check out this slideshow: a roundup of owner Jamie Rosenthal's favorite items in the shop, along with her...

    written by: Jaime Gillin

  23. Barcelona, Day One
    Travel Reports

    Barcelona, Day One

    When the plane's wheels touched ground this morning at 7am, it was still dark in Barcelona. We, a motley crew of design-website editors, had just spent a long eight hours flying over the Atlantic...

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    photos by: Amanda Dameron

  24. In the Bouroullecs' Studio
    Travel Reports

    In the Bouroullecs' Studio

    A highlight of my trip to Paris earlier this year—and I can't believe it's taken me this long to share it with you—was a visit to the Bouroullec brothers' studio in Belleville. It was...

    written by: Jaime Gillin

  25. Cycle China: Week 2
    Travel Reports

    Cycle China: Week 2

    In this special five-part series, we're riding along with SWA Group landscape designer Amirah Shahid as she cycles nearly 800 miles from Beijing to Shanghai. Join us as she tells about her journey...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Amirah Shahid