Q: I enjoy plants' form, color, and positive impact, but what frustrates me is the lack of interesting houseplants available today. Are houseplants old-fashioned and out of place in the modern home...
Without a decent dresser, can you dress decently? With the help of two outspoken Hollywood fashion critics we determine if a chest of drawers can hold the secret to sartorial success.
This dinner guest is always invited, but doesn’t eat or drink, and never joins the conversation. But long after the party’s over, it will still be at the table. Our favorite dining...
Whether it’s a place to rest your saucers or your sneakers, the coffee table is the workhorse of the most leisurely room in the house, so you might as well make it work with your décor.
I'd like to grow edible herbs and plants, but since I live in a tiny apartment with no outdoor space, I'm looking for a garden I can grow on my kitchen counter. Can you help?
With our airwaves packed with celebrity chefs, Americans are proving to have a solid appetite for what Julia Child would call cuisine—at least on television.
Whether you want to replace your drizzly dud or indulge in a decadent deluge, these showerheads will wash your ills away.
Any way you slice it, toast makes the most of any loaf. But which of these worthy appliances will make toast of the competition?
From city slickers to country bumpkins, homeowners have always longed for a special place from which to escape the toils of day-to-day life.
Frontways, sideways, backward, or leaning against the back. Breakfast, beers, or bitters. The versatile barstool is indeed a perfect place to perch.
My junk drawer is out of control. Can you help me find a way to get it closed?
—Lisa Scofield, Palo Alto, California
I pride myself on recycling each week, but I'm unhappy with the unorganized mess of bottles and cans in my kitchen. Are there any attractive options for trash bins that integrate re...
If you chase long afternoons lolling by the pool, with longer evenings of the same, there is only one piece of furniture on your mind. Ours too.
A good blender can turn almost any mischievous mixture into a delicious treat. We put four to the test in search of the best.
Listening to your favorite music—–from that “Blame It on the Rain” cassingle to an 8-track of Tusk—–used to be a pretty straightforward task.
Our homes generally celebrate design you can see, but throw open the closet doors and behold a new frontier. These five closet systems not only make getting dressed easier and folding laundry more...
Not quite at home on the range? No need to boast the most roast? For boiling, frying, searing, and simmering, the drop-in cooktop is king.
At work, you don’t usually get to choose where you sit, but at home it’s a different story. Dwell asked designer Bill Stumpf, whose ergonomically sound chairs make overtime okay, to...
For homemade ice cream! Whether you favor Kumquat-Poppy Seed or plain Vanilla, a home ice-cream maker lets you effortlessly craft a scoop that's made to order.
Today’s dishwashers are quieter and more energy- and water-efficient than ever—giving you a little peace and quiet as well as peace of mind. The only thing they don’t do is unload...
Today’s planters are smarter than ever. They breathe, they drain, and some even light up. So whether your thumb is as green as the plants you’re pruning or as brown as the compost you...
Sheets, duvets—heck, even an occasional sham. We’ve made the trek through a welter of modern linens and things and come up with a collection that will have you in bed early and sleeping...
We used and abused seven eco-friendly countertops to investigate if they could stand the heat of Dwell’s kitchen.