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  1. A Modern Kids' Room with Custom Bunk Beds
    Rooms We Love

    A Modern Kids' Room with Custom Bunk Beds

    For a family with three young children, Brooklyn-based furniture company Urbangreen devised durable, modern bunk beds. In addition to incorporating two twin-size and two full-size beds into the 240...

    written by: Diana Budds
    10.21.14

  2. Travel Pick: The Dean Hotel in Providence
    Hotels

    Travel Pick: The Dean Hotel in Providence

    In Providence, Rhode Island, Ari Heckman and his design firm ASH NYC transform a century-old structure with a storied past into a boutique hotel that pays homage to its roots. With affordable rates...

    written by: Diana Budds
    10.20.14

  3. 3M's Irridescent Dichroic Film
    A Great Idea

    3M's Irridescent Dichroic Film

    The blue morpho butterfly’s wings are covered with layers of microscopic scales set at slightly different angles, so that when light hits the insect, its wings appear to change color along a...

    written by: Diana Budds
    10.14.14

  4. Reimagining New York City's Skyline at DODNY
    Dwell on Design

    Reimagining New York City's Skyline at DODNY

    A city's skyline is closely related to its identity and New York City—Manhattan in particular—has one of the most iconic. From towering skyscrapers in the Financial District and Midtown to the west...

    written by: Diana Budds
    10.06.14

  5. 4 Fireplaces from Spark Modern Fires
    We Recommend

    4 Fireplaces from Spark Modern Fires

    There's something undeniably appealing and entrancing about the flicker of a fireplace. Whether on a roof deck or in a patio, in a cozy bedroom or expansive living area, we say flame on by...

    written by: Diana Budds
    10.06.14

  6. Landscape Stewardship at Dwell on Design New York
    Dwell on Design

    Landscape Stewardship at Dwell on Design New York

    How do landscape architects view the future of conservation and stewardship, from both a large-scale, civic perspective and a citizen level? Internationally renowned landscape designer Margie...

    written by: Diana Budds
    10.02.14

  7. Stylish Modern Housewares and Accessories from Makr
    We Recommend

    Stylish Modern Housewares and Accessories from Makr

    Makr, a company based in Winter Park, Florida, offers an array of minimalist wares that we're itching to own. Jason Gregory is at the helm of the seven-person company and personally does all of the...

    written by: Diana Budds
    10.01.14

  8. Simple Ways to Upgrade Your Rental Kitchen
    How To

    Simple Ways to Upgrade Your Rental Kitchen

    While renters might not be able to rip out cabinets or excise egregious countertops, there are practical fixes that needn’t last longer than your lease. Deb Perelman, author of the food blog...

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.30.14

  9. Explore the Modern Workplace at Dwell on Design NY
    Dwell on Design

    Explore the Modern Workplace at Dwell on Design NY

    At Dwell on Design NY, Cornell University professor Franklin Becker and Los Angeles–based architect Kulapat Yantrasast delve into the zeitgeist of modern workspace design. By exploring the...

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.29.14

  10. 24 Products That Will Transform Your Small Space
    Product

    24 Products That Will Transform Your Small Space

    Jettison your bulky furniture and swap in pieces that are collapsible, multifunctional, and modest in size. From an energy-efficient lamp that occupies a pinch of floor space to an essential...

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.24.14

  11. Retooling Manufacturing in Detroit
    Interviews

    Retooling Manufacturing in Detroit

    Manufacturing and the history of Detroit go hand in hand—from heavy industry to automotive to personal accessories and more. There's a belief that one can get anything fabricated in the city and in...

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.21.14

  12. Field + Supply Modern Craft Fair in the Catskills
    Event Spotlight

    Field + Supply Modern Craft Fair in the Catskills

    On October 11 and 12, 2014, High Falls, New York, plays host to Field + Supply, a modern craft fair featuring work from a roster of Dwell favorites including Workstead, Egg Collective, The Commons,...

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.16.14

  13. Stunning Modern Cabins and Hideouts in a New Book
    Books

    Stunning Modern Cabins and Hideouts in a New Book

    There's no denying the appeal of a cozy retreat tucked into the wilderness. Cabins, a new tome from Taschen due out in November, surveys structures spanning a riverfront boathouse to a bungalow in...

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.15.14

  14. Captivating Sound Sculptures by Design Icon Harry Bertoia
    Rewind

    Captivating Sound Sculptures by Design Icon Harry Bertoia

    Harry Bertoia's Sonambient sound sculptures create an all-encompassing experience that appeals to the visual, aural, and tactile senses. "It becomes an entire physical experience," says his...

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.12.14

  15. Tools and Appliances to Master Your Chores
    Product Reviews

    Tools and Appliances to Master Your Chores

    For simple repairs and household chores, the smartest pieces get the job done correctly and efficiently.

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.11.14

  16. The Best Modern Speakers
    Product Reviews

    The Best Modern Speakers

    Speakers run the gamut from sculptural to stealthy, stationary to portable. These designs look as good as they sound.

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.11.14

  17. Essential Tech Products for a Greener Home
    Product Reviews

    Essential Tech Products for a Greener Home

    Master your interior domain with devices designed to optimize light, temperature, and atmosphere.

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.11.14

  18. Must-Have Tech Products for a Modern Home Office
    Product Reviews

    Must-Have Tech Products for a Modern Home Office

    These accoutrements will make your home office work as hard as you do.

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.11.14

  19. Dutch Military Bunker Becomes Tiny Vacation Home
    Finishing Touch

    Dutch Military Bunker Becomes Tiny Vacation Home

    A Belgian architecture firm transforms a 140-square-foot Dutch military structure into a modern-day vacation retreat.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Tim Van de Velde
    09.10.14

  20. Rare Archival Photos of the GM Technical Center
    Rewind

    Rare Archival Photos of the GM Technical Center

    Heralded as the “Versailles of Industry” when it opened in 1956, the General Motors Technical Center in Warren, Michigan, remains symbolic of cutting-edge design.

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.26.14

  21. Compact, Light-Filled Prefab
    Houses We Love

    Compact, Light-Filled Prefab

    Method Homes’ compact Element 1 prefab model rises to the challenge of a difficult building site.

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.19.14

  22. Stunning Photographs of the Norwegian Landscape
    Finishing Touch

    Stunning Photographs of the Norwegian Landscape

    German photographer Ken Schluchtmann documents over 12,000 miles of Norway’s rugged landscape.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Ken Schluchtmann
    08.19.14

  23. LEGO Blocks Made from Chocolate
    A Great Idea

    LEGO Blocks Made from Chocolate

    File under fantasy materials: LEGO-like blocks made from chocolate. In a Willy Wonka-esque move, designer Akihiro Mizuuchi has created a comestible that can be used to construct edible models....

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.15.14

  24. Shops We Love: Boerum House and Home, Brooklyn
    Shops

    Shops We Love: Boerum House and Home, Brooklyn

    Head to Boerum House and Home, a new Brooklyn outpost that features a roster of emerging and established designers. Inside its loftlike retail space, discover new and vintage furniture, accessories...

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Brian W. Ferry
    08.08.14

  25. Convertible Home Bar Transforms Tiny Apartment
    A Great Idea

    Convertible Home Bar Transforms Tiny Apartment

    Architect Michael Chen of New York firm Normal Projects masterminds the ultimate bar for a compact Chelsea apartment.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Alan Tansey
    07.15.14

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