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  1. Propeller Island Hotel, Berlin
    Hotels

    Propeller Island Hotel, Berlin

    In 1997, musician Lars Storschen started renting out rooms in his house to supplement his income. Bored with the idea of a traditional guest room, Storschen created different themes for each of the...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    04.14.12

  2. 8 Reasons to Love Herringbone
    Design 101

    8 Reasons to Love Herringbone

    It’s not just for stuffy tweeds; herringbone patterns have a distinct place in modern design. See how in these 8 houses, from Paris to Tokyo.

    written by: Erika Heet
    11.15.13

  3. Modern Renovations of 19th Century Homes
    Renovation

    Modern Renovations of 19th Century Homes

    From a Greek and Gothic revival to the birth of suburbs, the 1800s brought about new innovations in technology and architectural styles embody those historic changes. Careful to walk the line...

    written by: Kate Santos
    11.15.13

  4. Black and White and Rad All Over
    A Great Idea

    Black and White and Rad All Over

    Rendered helpless in the face of a color wheel? Have a hard time choosing between yellow, green, blue, and red for your living room? Then follow the always classic, always sharp black-and-white...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    11.08.13

  5. Parksite Residence, Rotterdam
    House Tours

    Parksite Residence, Rotterdam

    A former ambulance garage may seem like an unusual option for a home, but in the hands of innovative Rotterdam design office Doepel Strijkers it proved to be an inspired choice. The strongest point...

    written by: Jane Szita
    02.16.12

  6. 8 Hygge-rific Homes in Denmark
    House Tours

    8 Hygge-rific Homes in Denmark

    As fall turns into winter, there's no better time to start thinking about your home's sense of hygge—that is, the spare but very cozy minimalism epitomized by Danish houses.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    11.07.13

  7. David Stark Pop-Up Shop
    Shops

    David Stark Pop-Up Shop

    New York designer David Stark is the ne plus ultra of event planners: his creative empire employs a merry workshop of 30 craftsmen, set designers, and florists who can build out Stark's visionary...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    02.03.12

  8. Dwell Home Venice: Part 1
    How they make it

    Dwell Home Venice: Part 1

    In this series, Sebastian Mariscal designs a home in Venice, California, that brings the outside in. We track the project from start to finish with future resident Michael Sylvester. Part 1, August...

    written by: Michael Sylvester
    01.12.12

  9. Top 10 Houses on Dwell This Week
    Houses We Love

    Top 10 Houses on Dwell This Week

    As the weekend slowly draws to a near, we've gathered up ten of our most clicked on homes on Dwell this week for your perusal.

    written by: Jami Smith
    10.31.13

  10. 7 Ways to Design with Poul Henningsen
    Design 101

    7 Ways to Design with Poul Henningsen

    Danish designer Poul Henningsen had us at the Artichoke lamp, its 72 leaves bursting forth from it like fireworks. Henningsen's other lamps hang in many modern interiors around the world—we thought...

    written by: Erika Heet
    10.29.13

  11. 7 Beautiful Ways to Decorate with Wall Sconces
    We Recommend

    7 Beautiful Ways to Decorate with Wall Sconces

    When overhead lighting is too harsh and floor and tabletop space is limited, opt for the ambiance of beautiful wall sconces. Check out these seven homeowners who have used wall sconces in creative...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    10.28.13

  12. Modern French Design: Normal Studio
    Profiles

    Modern French Design: Normal Studio

    With its fresh take on minimalism, French design duo Normal Studio is ushering in a new machine age.

    written by: Laetitia Wolff
    photos by: Jens Passoth
    12.27.11

  13. 8 Ways to Design with Pine
    Design 101

    8 Ways to Design with Pine

    It’s readily available, affordable, fairly sustainable, and hardy—what’s not to love about pine? Architects, designers, and homeowners show us how to use the wood to its best advantage in these...

    written by: Erika Heet
    10.24.13

  14. Decorating with Orange: 9 Products We Love
    Product Reviews

    Decorating with Orange: 9 Products We Love

    We recently featured eight of our favorite decorating pieces in black and since Halloween is right around the corner, it seems only fitting that we now talk about orange. We're not saying to mix...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    10.22.13

  15. From Torrent to Current
    Outdoor

    From Torrent to Current

    In her book Du Torrent au Courant, des Barrages et des Hommes en Savoie (From Torrent to Current: Dam and Man in Savoy), photographer Céline Clanet documents the infrastructure of hydropower...

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Céline Clanet
    09.26.11

  16. Heath Ceramics Winter 2013 Collection
    Product of the Day

    Heath Ceramics Winter 2013 Collection

    It's no secret that Dwell has a special affinity for Heath Ceramics. We've long loved the renowned midcentury pottery manufacturer and have covered their creations many times in the past, such as...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    10.09.13

  17. Modern High-Design Pied-à-Terre in Paris
    Houses We Love

    Modern High-Design Pied-à-Terre in Paris

    For Felix Claus, a 1930s rental apartment is more than an idyllic pied-à-terre—it’s an architectural gem that requires reverence and careful tending.

    written by: Anna Lambert
    photos by: Hotze Eisma
    09.10.13

  18. Family Matters
    House Tours

    Family Matters

    The open spaces and transparency of modern architecture turn out to be extremely useful when there’s a house full of relatives.

    written by: Lydia Lee
    photos by: Justin Fantl
    07.18.11

  19. Barcelona's La Formiga d'Or
    House Tours

    Barcelona's La Formiga d'Or

    La Formiga d'Or, an offshoot of Happy Books, is a curious little shop uniquely located in the cloister of the Cathedral of Barcelona. The selection of items includes books on religion to touristy...

    written by: Genevieve Gladson
    07.11.11

  20. Emerald City: Modern Homes in Seattle Part Two
    Houses We Love

    Emerald City: Modern Homes in Seattle Part Two

    Surrounded by lush evergreen forests and famously known for its cup of Joe, this second cool quintet of our favorite homes also resides in the Emerald City known as Seattle.

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    09.23.13

  21. Building the Maxon House: Week 13
    Renovation

    Building the Maxon House: Week 13

    In our latest Backstory series, Seattleite Lou Maxon recounts the thrills and trials of ditching the suburbs, buying property, and designing and building a modern house with Tom...

    written by: Lou Maxon
    photos by: Thor Radford
    05.25.11

  22. Viva Italia: Modern Homes We Love
    Houses We Love

    Viva Italia: Modern Homes We Love

    Ciao! Grab some gnocchi and gelato as we prepare to take you on a tour of these striking homes residing in Italy.

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    09.18.13

  23. The Ultimate Modern Ski Houses
    Houses We Love

    The Ultimate Modern Ski Houses

    As summer wanes, we present Dwell's favorite modern ski houses—high-design buildings built for tough winter weather, rugged activity, and easy access to the slopes.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    09.11.13

  24. Handmade Wine Chillers
    Product of the Day

    Handmade Wine Chillers

    Ceramic artist Michael Wisner learned much of his craft from Juan Quezada, the self-invented Mexican master who rediscovered ancient methods of Indian pottery. “I knocked on his door and told...

    written by: J. Michael Welton
    03.02.11

  25. Green Planning in North Dakota
    Green

    Green Planning in North Dakota

    Amid the tall grasses and open skies of the Great Plains, forward-thinking urban planning ideas take root in North Dakota.

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.05.13

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