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  1. It's Musical in the Modern World
    House Tours

    It's Musical in the Modern World

    Dwell has been exploring how acoustics factor into architecture, most recently in contributor William Hamilton's essay "The World of Sound" and in the forthcoming May issue on Steven Holl's Daeyang...

    written by: Diana Budds
    03.29.13

  2. 5 Clever Designs for the Home Office
    Product Reviews

    5 Clever Designs for the Home Office

    Working remotely has its benefits (easy kitchen access, for one), but it doesn’t mean your workstation should be any less serious.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    06.11.14

  3. 8 Exhibits to See Over the Holidays
    Event Spotlight

    8 Exhibits to See Over the Holidays

    With a few days off and some time to travel, now is your chance to catch new shows as well as the tail ends of the exhibitions you've been meaning to make it to. We've rounded up 8 must-see...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    12.22.10

  4. New Letterpress from bluepoolroad
    Post

    New Letterpress from bluepoolroad

    It’s no secret that we’re suckers for letterpress here at Dwell, and we're delighted to see the new stationery line from bluepoolroad. Part of the fun comes from the playful use of the...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    02.02.09

  5. The Chatwal Hotel
    Hotels

    The Chatwal Hotel

    The prevailing approach to landmark preservation in New York tends to be either/or—i.e., if it’s not worthy of embalming, knock it down—which has deprived the city of many fine...

    written by: Marc Kristal
    12.02.10

  6. The Corner Store, San Francisco
    Food

    The Corner Store, San Francisco

    Tiring of the Prohibition-era style pervasive in San Francisco's bars and restaurants, the owners and design team behind recently opened The Corner Store opted to channel "something more in tune...

    written by: Diana Budds
    10.16.12

  7. From the Show Floor: SoCal Ed
    Dwell on Design

    From the Show Floor: SoCal Ed

    Before investing in that solar panel or hot new electric vehicle, one of the most immediate ways we can be more energy efficient is to look within our homes to find ways to consume smarter. Easier...

    written by: Carren Jao
    photos by: Carren Jao
    06.24.11

  8. Toronto's Tetris Inspired Home
    Post

    Toronto's Tetris Inspired Home

    We have all played the game “Tetris” at least once in our lives. We were mesmerized by the magic of geometry and rewarded by our efficiency. For rzlbd Tetris is not just a game of block arrangement...

    written by: Lailee Soleimani
    photos by: borXu Design
    10.08.13

  9. Studio Shed: An Easy Backyard Storage Solution
    Green

    Studio Shed: An Easy Backyard Storage Solution

    In tandem with our upcoming April outdoor issue, take inspiration from Studio Shed, a sustainable company that makes quick-to-assemble backyard buildings.

    03.06.14

  10. Table Lamps by Magnus Pettersen for Iittala
    Product Reviews

    Table Lamps by Magnus Pettersen for Iittala

    We're swooning over this trio of table lamps by Norwegian-born designer Magnus Pettersen for iconic Finnish brand Iittala. Consisting of two slender clear or opaque lanterns and a handsome concrete...

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.17.13

  11. The Making-of Balloon Bowls
    Post

    The Making-of Balloon Bowls

    A trip to Brussels earlier this year included an afternoon visit to Studio With a View, a collective workshop shared by an architect, two photographers, and five designers. While there, I ...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    09.04.12

  12. Promo Daily: Peter Rad
    Post

    Promo Daily: Peter Rad

    In this installment of Photographer's Promotional Pieces We Love: Peter Rad

    photos by: Peter Rad
    06.13.13

  13. Ocean-Inspired Porcelain Designs by Maria Moyer
    Product Reviews

    Ocean-Inspired Porcelain Designs by Maria Moyer

    In essence, wabi-sabi is the Japanese art of finding beauty in imperfection, profoundness in nature and valuing authenticity above all else. This description could accurately be used to...

    written by: Johanna Björk
    05.16.13

  14. Democratic Design: The Work of Le Van Bo
    Post

    Democratic Design: The Work of Le Van Bo

    Van Bo Le-Mentzel arrived on the shores of Germany as a young refugee from Laos. He was fascinated by Spiderman and dreamed of the day when he could help the helpless. Today, he still prefers to...

    written by: Caia Hagel
    08.17.12

  15. Friday Finds 7.15.11
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 7.15.11

    Do you consider yourself a cat person or a dog person? According to Hunch, the blog that Aaron found this week, that distinction also correlates with your T.V. show preferences. Dog people will...

    written by: Diana Budds
    07.15.11

  16. Get This Room: Playful Hollywood Dining Area
    Post

    Get This Room: Playful Hollywood Dining Area

    Glee star Jayma Mays and actor Adam Campbell had to start from scratch when filling their Los Feliz abode, which was renovated by architect Mike Jacobs, with furniture. Their successful blend of...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    photos by: Floto + Warner
    06.06.13

  17. 7 Carefully Curated Interiors
    Houses We Love

    7 Carefully Curated Interiors

    Aesthetically pleasing and fruitful, these 7 interiors have been thoughtfully pieced to perfection.

    written by: Jami Smith
    10.14.13

  18. Airbnb Launches Every Traveler Deserves a Home
    Outdoor

    Airbnb Launches Every Traveler Deserves a Home

    San Francisco–based Airbnb provides a unique hospitality experience for worldly and local travelers alike that allow them to connect to the location and culture of the neighborhood they are...

    written by: Jami Smith
    12.16.13

  19. Airbnb Comes Home Preview
    Dwell on Design

    Airbnb Comes Home Preview

    One of the most exciting companies to enter the domestic sphere in the last five years is Airbnb. Transforming homes into short-term rentals, Airbnb has reimagined how we use our houses, and where...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.16.13

  20. 10 Modern Gables
    Post

    10 Modern Gables

    You'll never tear us away from the flat-roof modernism so prevalent in Dwell's pages over the last 12 years; nor would we try to eschew touting the glory of mid-century housing typologies. That...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    02.15.13

  21. Take a Seat: 8 Dashing Modern Chairs
    Product Reviews

    Take a Seat: 8 Dashing Modern Chairs

    Whether a sculptural noir Philippe Starck or bright-hued minimalist number suits your fancy, there's a dashing modern chair for everyone inside.

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    09.18.13

  22. BIG to Design Tallinn City Hall
    Post

    BIG to Design Tallinn City Hall

    In a unanimous decision by the jury for the international competition to design Tallinn's new City Hall, the entry from Danish firm Bjarke Ingels Group was awarded first place. The civic design is...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    06.24.09

  23. Fine Dine-ing
    My House

    Fine Dine-ing

    Interior and furniture designer Nick Dine—son of pop artist Jim Dine—has a love-hate relationship with his 2,000-square-foot Hudson Square condo loft. A long rectangle, it was born a...

    written by: Mimi Zeiger
    photos by: Jeremy Liebman
    08.03.10

  24. Swingtones: Musical Swings Built by Kids
    Outdoor

    Swingtones: Musical Swings Built by Kids

    At a summer camp with power tools, the campers helped design their own amusement: a set of musical swings.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    03.24.14

  25. 7 Quilts for Modern Bedrooms
    Post

    7 Quilts for Modern Bedrooms

    From simple geometrics to a riot of patterns, this folkcraft is easily adapted to a modern aesthetic.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    03.17.14

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