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  1. A Green Wall in Silicon Valley
    Outdoor

    A Green Wall in Silicon Valley

    Bay Meadows, billed as a "progressive new urban village," is starting to take shape in San Mateo, south of San Francisco.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    05.06.13

  2. How to Design with Hexagon Patterns
    A Great Idea

    How to Design with Hexagon Patterns

    The hexagon has been long favored in design, most often implemented in tile. Here are examples from our design archives, plus our favorite products that celebrate the motif.

    written by: Erika Heet
    09.03.13

  3. The Windows Have It
    House Tours

    The Windows Have It

    From classic, cool glass swaths to a glowing semi-opaque wall to a crowning oculus of light, we've rounded up a selection of some of the most distinctive and diverse windows from homes featured in...

    written by: Sara Ost
    10.24.12

  4. Blues Clues
    Post

    Blues Clues

    Embracing the blues—these homes do!

    written by: Jami Smith
    03.04.13

  5. Kex Hostel, Reykjavik
    Hotels

    Kex Hostel, Reykjavik

    Any traveler who’s been drawn to the magical desolation and unique energy of Iceland and its people knows that finding interesting places to stay has been quite a challenge. Last May this all...

    written by: Jeff Wardell
    01.31.12

  6. 5 Modern Glass Houses
    Houses We Love

    5 Modern Glass Houses

    Those in glass houses shouldn't throw stones, the old adage goes. That said, the careful are rewarded with stunning views and a strong connection to the outdoors. Flip through our collection of...

    written by: Diana Budds
    07.30.13

  7. Friday Finds 3.26.2010
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 3.26.2010

    We humbly offer our favorite links from the week, and we've got a little something for everyone: videos, archival photographs, DIY projects, sneak-attack drawings, and more.

    03.26.10

  8. Kansas City Bus Shelters
    Outdoor

    Kansas City Bus Shelters

    One of our favorite writers here at Dwell is architect Dan Maginn. And he does some pretty stellar buildings as well with his Kansas City, Missouri, firm El Dorado Inc. You can keep an eye out for...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    08.15.11

  9. 14 Modern Pendant Lights
    Product Reviews

    14 Modern Pendant Lights

    Flying high in the air with the greatest of ease or low over a table to accent your meal, a pendant illuminates the room like no other kind of fixture.

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    07.10.10

  10. Five Boroughs in 48 Hours
    House Tours

    Five Boroughs in 48 Hours

    When Dwell proposed that I undertake a design writing variant of Supermarket Sweep—visiting five projects in five boroughs in two days—I had a single thought: Why me?

    written by: Marc Kristal
    photos by: Jake Stangel
    02.15.11

  11. 8 Tips for the Modern Thanksgiving Table
    --Make It Yours

    8 Tips for the Modern Thanksgiving Table

    As Thanksgiving approaches at the end of the month, we've got table settings on the brain. Here we've picked four stellar dining rooms from the Dwell archives and supplemented with product picks on...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    11.12.13

  12. 7 Examples of Beautiful Bamboo
    Post

    7 Examples of Beautiful Bamboo

    Bamboo: It's beautiful, it's sustainable, and it's versatile. What's not to love? Here we take a look at seven examples of architects, homeowners, and landscape architects that have used this...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    09.22.13

  13. If You Build It, They Will Cluck
    R and D

    If You Build It, They Will Cluck

    North Carolina high schoolers take on a creating a sustainable small-scale housing solution—for hens.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    07.08.11

  14. Textured, Woolen Tapestries Made of New and Vintage Yarn
    Product

    Textured, Woolen Tapestries Made of New and Vintage Yarn

    An Aussie expat drops the needle on tactile, multi-hued wall art.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    05.01.14

  15. Judy Kameon on the Future of Landscape Design
    --The Future of

    Judy Kameon on the Future of Landscape Design

    There’s a common misconception that the scale of domestic projects places them in the realm of “garden designers” rather than landscape architects, but size is not always the...

    05.26.09

  16. Explore A Floating Fortress in 'Another Great Day At Sea'
    Books

    Explore A Floating Fortress in 'Another Great Day At Sea'

    Writers in Residence by Visual Editions goes behind closed doors to give architecture fans an intriguing longread.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    03.14.14

  17. Designs on Film by Cathy Whitlock
    Books

    Designs on Film by Cathy Whitlock

    Newly released by Harper Collins, Designs on Film: A Century of Hollywod Art Direction is a compendium of images celebrating iconic interiors and architecture. Interior designer and...

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    12.13.10

  18. 6 Modern Cantilevered Homes
    Post

    6 Modern Cantilevered Homes

    Cantilevering is a frequent and defining feature of modernist architecture, perhaps most famously exemplified by Frank Lloyd Wright's 1935 masterpiece, Fallingwater. The following examples of homes...

    written by: Sara Ost
    02.07.13

  19. Katie Treggiden's Local Discoveries from Great Britain
    In The Modern World

    Katie Treggiden's Local Discoveries from Great Britain

    In our Sepetember 2013 issue, we asked some of our favorite online design writers to introduce their latest local discoveries. Check out Diana Moss of Miss Moss and Lucy Feagins of The Design Files...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    08.04.13

  20. Locally-Sourced Prefab Prototype in Scotland
    Houses We Love

    Locally-Sourced Prefab Prototype in Scotland

    A new prefab prototype on a Scottish island demonstrates a smart—and superlocal—approach to building in far-flung locations.

    written by: Georgina Gustin
    photos by: Marcus McAdam
    12.05.12

  21. Friday Finds 9.24.2010
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 9.24.2010

    Friday goodness, all around! Help yourself to a week's worth of links, all donated by your friendly Dwell staff.

    09.24.10

  22. 5 Small and Narrow Modern Houses
    Post

    5 Small and Narrow Modern Houses

    It's always fascinating to see how designers deal with tiny lots and small spaces. But when a house is also unusually narrow, that brings additional spatial challenges—often provoking out-of-the...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    05.21.13

  23. Color 101: Brand New Color
    Design 101

    Color 101: Brand New Color

    The fact that your car is tinted a subtle silver or that 
your running shoes have vibrant orange stripes flaring up their sides is hardly a design afterthought.

    written by: Fred A. Bernstein
    02.02.09

  24. Baroque Meets Modern in San Francisco
    House Tours

    Baroque Meets Modern in San Francisco

    Thanks to a contemporary interior that she’s been updating for a decade, modern architect Abigail Turin has learned to love her traditional 1925 San Francisco home.

    written by: Andy Isaacson
    photos by: Justin Fantl
    02.20.13

  25. Old and New: Antiques in the Modern World
    A Great Idea

    Old and New: Antiques in the Modern World

    Who says antique furnishings have no place in a contemporary living space? Smart design can bring old and new elements together, making for modern spaces that bask in the warmth that vintage...

    written by: William Lamb
    01.17.14

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