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  1. Marimekko Tour
    Design 101

    Marimekko Tour

    Beyond a shining white foyer and a canteen infused with fragrant lunchtime aromas, Marimekko’s Helsinki headquarters hides a textile factory in its belly.

    written by: Shonquis Moreno
    01.31.09

  2. Sneak Peek: Milan Furniture Fair '11
    Event Spotlight

    Sneak Peek: Milan Furniture Fair '11

    Next week, the Salone Internazionale del Mobile (also known as the Milan Furniture Fair) kicks off it in Italy's design capital, Milan. Celebrating its 50th year, the fair promises to best itself...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    04.08.11

  3. From Abandoned Factories to Modern Homes
    Renovation

    From Abandoned Factories to Modern Homes

    Open space, high ceilings and sizable square footage make the bones of an abandoned building the perfect template for transforming into a modern home. Environmentally-friendly and easy on the...

    written by: Kate Santos
    12.01.13

  4. Incipit: Milan’s New Lab for Designers
    A Great Idea

    Incipit: Milan’s New Lab for Designers

    A studio, a lab, and a business—Incipit aims to be all three, but, most importantly, a new way to support young craftspeople.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    02.28.14

  5. Mr. CHIP Goes to Washington
    Event Spotlight

    Mr. CHIP Goes to Washington

    A highlight of this year's Solar Decathlon was the CHIP house, designed, built, and transported to Washington DC by a team of over 100 SCI-Arc and Caltech students. The uniquely puffy "...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    10.25.11

  6. Exploring the Solar Systems
    Design 101

    Exploring the Solar Systems

    For the past 30 years, we’ve been teased with the promise of plentiful solar energy. But for most of us, nerdy solar calculators and watches are as close as we get to realizing this promise....

    written by: James Nestor
    02.02.09

  7. Exhibition Snapshot: Boom Design
    Dwell on Design

    Exhibition Snapshot: Boom Design

    While on the exhibition floor of Dwell on Design, it's hard to miss the curious crowds swarming around the playful modular shelves of Boom Design. We talked to Craig Varterian, entrepreneur and...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    06.28.09

  8. Face Off: Looking Good on the Outside
    Design 101

    Face Off: Looking Good on the Outside

    The husband-and-wife architecture team Halpert & Ruiz know that if a house’s face 
is pretty from the outside and views are good from within, as a landlord you will have an easier time...

    written by: Shonquis Moreno
    02.26.09

  9. Kitchens We Love: Winter White
    Rooms We Love

    Kitchens We Love: Winter White

    Winter white is a color theme that may be trendy at the moment--but is equally classic and has long been revered by modernists. Following up our post on winter white kitchens and bathrooms, here...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    01.13.14

  10. Maison & Objet: Part 3
    Travel Reports

    Maison & Objet: Part 3

    Welcome to my third and final installment of highlights from Maison & Objet 2011. You can find the first two here and here. This one is a chunky, motley assortment of LED lights,...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    01.31.11

  11. 6 Modern Bikes
    Post

    6 Modern Bikes

    Today marks the 129th anniversary of the first transcontinental journey via a penny-farthing, accomplished by the gallant Brit, Thomas Stevens. In honor, we've compiled a list of six modern...

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    04.22.13

  12. 5 Disappearing and Invisible Walls
    Houses We Love

    5 Disappearing and Invisible Walls

    Now you see it, now you don't. For houses located in warm climates, sometimes the most impactful design move is something you don't even see—we're talking about sliding and accordion walls that...

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.15.13

  13. Modern Homes Across Spain
    Houses We Love

    Modern Homes Across Spain

    From island cottages to city homes, these three Spanish abodes offer plenty of inspiration for anything from incorporating more color into your space to integrating your home into its natural...

    written by: Claire Andreas
    08.18.13

  14. Converted Loft Fit for a Modern Family in Copenhagen
    House Tours

    Converted Loft Fit for a Modern Family in Copenhagen

    In an up-and-coming area of Copenhagen, a pair of designers and their twin girls inhabit a converted loft, filling it with serious design savvy and a hefty dose of creativity.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    photos by: Anders Hviid
    07.31.13

  15. Kickstarter of the Week: From Sea to Shining Sea
    Post

    Kickstarter of the Week: From Sea to Shining Sea

    FIlmmaker and landscape architect Evan Mather has already produced a small clutch of great films about the built environment. We showed his excellent "A Necessary Ruin" about the Union Tank Car...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.23.13

  16. 6 Creative Kickstarter Projects We Love
    Post

    6 Creative Kickstarter Projects We Love

    Whether you are looking to organize your kitchen spice by spice or on the hunt for some space-saving solutions, these six creative Kickstarter projects will make your home an organizational haven.

    written by: Claire Andreas
    07.18.13

  17. The Ungreening of America
    Design 101

    The Ungreening of America

    We asked Charles Birnbaum to point us to five unique landscapes that we can still take a peek at. He explains: “I’ve chosen places that are either at risk or lesser known. They don’t resemble...

    written by: Deborah Bishop
    02.27.09

  18. 101 Alternative Energy: Sunny Delight
    Design 101

    101 Alternative Energy: Sunny Delight

    Sunlight transportation systems are the pinnacle of innovation in energy-efficient design.

    written by: Sarah Rich
    01.29.09

  19. Events this Weekend: 6.17-6.20
    Week in Review

    Events this Weekend: 6.17-6.20

    This weekend is one of gallery openings in all corners of the world, from a modern lighting show in Philadelphia to a Iannis Xenakis exhibit in Montreal to a display dedicated to Sanaa in...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    06.16.10

  20. Editors' Picks from the Dwell Shop: Holiday Edition
    Product

    Editors' Picks from the Dwell Shop: Holiday Edition

    This year, Dwell gives you another reason to make a list and check it twice. Along with our Holiday Gift Guide series, we've upped the ante on gift giving by teaming up with AHAlife to put together...

    written by: Dwell Staff
    12.07.12

  21. The People's Park
    Design 101

    The People's Park

    An amorphous profession, landscape architecture embraces everything from civic plazas, highways, and landfill reclamations to the front lawn. Here we profile two practitioners, Walter Hood and...

    written by: Deborah Bishop
    02.27.09

  22. 5 Colorful Outdoor Products that Pop
    Product Reviews

    5 Colorful Outdoor Products that Pop

    No matter the season, you can count on these neat and bright outdoor delights to give your space that extra umph!

    written by: Izzie Panasci
    07.18.13

  23. Graphic Pillow Picks
    We Recommend

    Graphic Pillow Picks

    Soften up your modern room with pillows that add comfort but won't take away from a clean aesthetic.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    08.06.13

  24. Lite-Brite Grows Up: Flatpack Paper Lamp
    A Great Idea

    Lite-Brite Grows Up: Flatpack Paper Lamp

    This flat-packed, laser-stitched lamp shade invites endless customizations.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    03.27.14

  25. Seven from Stockholm Design Week
    Travel Reports

    Seven from Stockholm Design Week

    It's about mid-way through the 2012 Stockholm Design Week and I've been traveling to studios, showrooms, and the show floor of the Furniture and Light Fair to seek out what's new in Scandinavian...

    written by: Diana Budds
    02.07.12

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