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  1. A Look at Modern Breakfast Nooks
    Houses We Love

    A Look at Modern Breakfast Nooks

    It's our firm belief that morning toast and coffee taste better in a cozy breakfast nook—a design feature made popular in Craftsman homes of the early 20th century. We've gathered five modern...

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.07.13

  2. 5 Modern Saunas
    A Great Idea

    5 Modern Saunas

    A stint in a sauna rumored to have myriad benefits from the social and heath standpoints and if you've considered building one of your own, here are five examples from the Dwell archive. For more...

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.08.13

  3. A Cheerful and Modern Living Room in Belgium
    Houses We Love

    A Cheerful and Modern Living Room in Belgium

    Twenty years ago, interior architects Renaud de Poorter and Femke Holdrinet began collecting furniture. Now, their renovated home in Bellem, Belgium, acts as a neutral backdrop to the eclectic mix...

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.12.13

  4. 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

  5. Winners of the Inside 2013 Design Competition
    Event Spotlight

    Winners of the Inside 2013 Design Competition

    We're thrilled to announce the winners of Inside 2013, a design contest seeking to "promote the research, exploration, and investigation currently happening amongst today's emerging talent." Using...

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.20.13

  6. The UpWrite Convertible Standing Desk
    Product of the Day

    The UpWrite Convertible Standing Desk

    Office design is the subject of continual research and debate and as a recent survey by global architecture superfirm Gensler found, "only one in four U.S. workers are in optimal workplace...

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.21.13

  7. Unbuilt San Francisco
    Event Spotlight

    Unbuilt San Francisco

    Visions of the future have long captivated audiences—science-fiction fans, designers, and architects alike. A new exhibition organized by the AIA San Francisco and the Center for Architecture +...

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.22.13

  8. Watch an Unassuming House Unfold into a Community Theater
    A Great Idea

    Watch an Unassuming House Unfold into a Community Theater

    The tiny city of York, Alabama, is located a three hour drive west of Montgomery, near the Mississippi border. There, artist Matthew Mazzotta has created a project with the Coleman Center for the...

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.23.13

  9. City Guides for the Design-Savvy Traveler
    City Guide

    City Guides for the Design-Savvy Traveler

    Take a photographic trek through cities like Melbourne, Australia; Istanbul, Turkey; Mumbai, India; Oslo, Norway; and more, in our anthology of must-stop destinations for the design-savvy traveler.

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.27.13

  10. Modern Furniture by Glasgow Woodworker Derek Welsh
    Product of the Day

    Modern Furniture by Glasgow Woodworker Derek Welsh

    From his Glasgow studio, woodworker Derek Welsh fashions craft-oriented modern furniture and bespoke interiors projects. At designjunction, a contemporary showcase at the London Design Festival,...

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.29.13

  11. Furniture from New Zealand's Resident
    Product of the Day

    Furniture from New Zealand's Resident

    New Zealand furniture company Resident has caught our eye with its sleek, minimalist furniture and lighting. Established in 2011, the brand "draws from the eclectic inspirations of a select group...

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.30.13

  12. 5 More Cool Kitchen Islands
    A Great Idea

    5 More Cool Kitchen Islands

    "No man is an island," wrote poet John Donne, but in the case of kitchens an aptly placed island makes the room. "My favorite way to make a kitchen sculptural is on the island," says designer...

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.02.13

  13. KettlePot by Biolite
    Product of the Day

    KettlePot by Biolite

    BioLite, the makers of outdoors equipment, are soon to launch a new companion piece to their popular CampStove: the KettlePot. The accessory "pours like a kettle and cooks like a pot" and weighs...

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.06.13

  14. 2013 Architecture and Design Film Festival Highlights
    Event Spotlight

    2013 Architecture and Design Film Festival Highlights

    Part of New York's architecture month, this year's Architecture and Design Film Festival will feature 25 shorts and features spanning topics from the historic to the contemporary, urban planning to...

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.12.13

  15. Architecture and Design Longreads
    Design 101

    Architecture and Design Longreads

    You might have come to know and love Dwell through the stunning modern homes featured throughout the magazine's 12-year history but interspersed between the interiors stories and idea books are...

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.13.13

  16. 6 Australian Homes from the Design Files
    We Recommend

    6 Australian Homes from the Design Files

    Lucy Feagins has been curating stylish Australian interiors for her site, the Design Files, since 2008. We recently featured her favorite local discoveries in our September 2013 issue and...

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.16.13

  17. Design Detail: Modern Bridges
    A Great Idea

    Design Detail: Modern Bridges

    From a striking catwalk to a glass-walled skybridge, we cover walkways and platforms the span great divides.

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.19.13

  18. 5 Public Landscapes of Isamu Noguchi
    Outdoor

    5 Public Landscapes of Isamu Noguchi

    With a body of work spanning sculpture, dance, furniture, lightning, and landscapes, Isamu Noguchi is one of the most revered figures in the 20th-century canon. Buckminster Fuller once called...

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.20.13

  19. David Adjaye for Knoll
    Event Spotlight

    David Adjaye for Knoll

    It's no wonder that Ghana-born, London-based architect David Adjaye routinely tops lists of favorite living architects and is one of the most sought after contemporary practitioners. His...

    written by: Diana Budds
    10.02.13

  20. 6 Rainscreens We Love
    A Great Idea

    6 Rainscreens We Love

    Rainscreens are the modern architect's best friend. In addition to protecting structures from moisture, these application let designers experiment with an array of facade treatments. Six Dwell...

    written by: Diana Budds
    10.01.13

  21. Makeshift Society's Eastward Expansion
    A Great Idea

    Makeshift Society's Eastward Expansion

    San Francisco–based co-working outfit Makeshift Society has its sights set on a Brooklyn outpost. By donating to a Kickstarter campaign, you can help make the new space, to be at 55 Hope street in...

    written by: Diana Budds
    10.09.13

  22. Meet the Nest Protect Smoke Detector
    Product of the Day

    Meet the Nest Protect Smoke Detector

    Palo Alto–based product design company Nest Labs—known for its slick Learning thermostat—announced its next venture today: the Nest Protect smoke and carbon monoxide detector. "This is a product...

    written by: Diana Budds
    10.08.13

  23. 7 Creative Wallcoverings
    A Great Idea

    7 Creative Wallcoverings

    An aptly placed pattern does a modern interior good. Spy seven of our favorite wallcoverings in the following slideshow.

    written by: Diana Budds
    10.15.13

  24. Material Focus: Brick
    A Great Idea

    Material Focus: Brick

    The materials most closely associated with modernism are steel and concrete but the building block of the ages is—and will likely remain—brick. Used as early as 7500 BC, the material now crops up...

    written by: Diana Budds
    10.17.13

  25. 10 Spectacular Dream Homes
    House Tours

    10 Spectacular Dream Homes

    Arresting vistas, alluring interiors, striking architecture, and handsome furniture: all elements of the following 10 spectacular dream homes that will fill you with serious house envy.

    written by: Diana Budds
    10.18.13

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