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  1. Vitra and Carl Hansen & Son Take on Los Angeles with New Showrooms
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    Vitra and Carl Hansen & Son Take on Los Angeles with New Showrooms

    After nine years at the Helms Bakery design center in Culver City, Vitra has revamped its Los Angeles showroom with a more open, expanded space. The brand's grand re-opening comes at the same time...

    written by: Brandi Andres
    03.27.15

  2. 6 Surreal Structures that Will Make Your Head Spin
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    6 Surreal Structures that Will Make Your Head Spin

    Even architects need to curb their rational sides once in a while. From a spectral synagogue in France to an outdoor optical illusion in San Francisco, these six structures are out of this world.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    03.26.15

  3. Los Angeles Cultural Heritage Commission Votes to Save Googie Design at Norms
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    Los Angeles Cultural Heritage Commission Votes to Save Googie Design at Norms

    After weeks of waiting on the Cultural Heritage Commission's nomination to designate Norms La Cienega an Historic-Cultural Monument, Googie supporters couldn't be happier with this week's vote.

    written by: Brandi Andres
    03.23.15

  4. 80-Square-Foot Cabins in the Countryside Form an Idyllic Art Studio
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    80-Square-Foot Cabins in the Countryside Form an Idyllic Art Studio

    A pair of mobile studios in the U.K. connect artists, audience, and landscape.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    03.23.15

  5. Centuries-Old Buddhist Temples Seen Through a Modern Lens
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    Centuries-Old Buddhist Temples Seen Through a Modern Lens

    Executed with a level of restraint and precision rarely seen outside the modern era, Kyoto's Zen Buddhist temples and gardens are as breathtaking today as they were a thousand years ago. In a new...

    written by: Luke Hopping
    03.20.15

  6. A Modern Live-Work Studio in Rhode Island
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    A Modern Live-Work Studio in Rhode Island

    A creative couple find space in their side yard for a versatile outbuilding.

    written by: William Lamb
    photos by: Warren Jagger
    03.13.15

  7. 7 Breezy Seasonal Pavilions
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    7 Breezy Seasonal Pavilions

    With spring approaching, we survey a few modern pavilions.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    03.13.15

  8. Remembering Postmodernist Architect Michael Graves
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    Remembering Postmodernist Architect Michael Graves

    A pioneer in the postmodernist movement, Michael Graves dedicated nearly 60 years of his life to the advancement of architecture, art, and design.

    written by: Brandi Andres
    03.13.15

  9. Designers and Dogs: A Modern Love Story
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    Designers and Dogs: A Modern Love Story

    Some designers do all they can to make man’s best friend feel right at home.

    written by: Brandi Andres
    03.09.15

  10. A Look at Modern Wallpaper
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    A Look at Modern Wallpaper

    From the graphic to the more subdued, here are a few of our favorite examples of wallpaper in the modern world.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    03.06.15

  11. Montreal Firm Receives Emerging Architectural Practice Award
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    Montreal Firm Receives Emerging Architectural Practice Award

    KANVA's innovative approach earns it a prestigious Canadian architectural honor.

    written by: William Lamb
    03.06.15

  12. Handcrafted Modern Furniture from Israel
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    Handcrafted Modern Furniture from Israel

    Alon Dodo's handmade furniture celebrates "the perfection of imperfection."

    written by: William Lamb
    photos by: Joey Cohen
    03.04.15

  13. A Miniature Midcentury World Comes to Life In this Kickstarter
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    A Miniature Midcentury World Comes to Life In this Kickstarter

    A trip to Palm Springs Modernism week inspired the pint-sized midcentury theme of the Kickstarter Pete Peanut and the Trouble with Birthdays.

    written by: Diana Budds
    03.04.15

  14. L.A. Conservancy Fights to Preserve Googie Design at the Embattled Norms Restaurant
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    L.A. Conservancy Fights to Preserve Googie Design at the Embattled Norms Restaurant

    In December 2014, the Los Angeles Conservancy nominated the 1950s coffee shop Norms, on La Cienega Boulevard, as a Historic-Cultural Monument (HCM). One month later, Norms’ new owner filed for and...

    written by: Brandi Andres
    03.04.15

  15. Call for Dwell Brooklyn Home Tour Submissions
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    Call for Dwell Brooklyn Home Tour Submissions

    Calling all architects! Dwell editors are on the hunt for modern homes in Brooklyn, New York, to be considered for the Dwell Home Tours / Brooklyn Designs exhibition.

    written by: Brandi Andres
    03.02.15

  16. An Earth-Friendly African Retreat That's Actually Made From Earth
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    An Earth-Friendly African Retreat That's Actually Made From Earth

    From clay bricks to the naturally filtered pool, the Khamsa House in Senegal is literally green from the ground up.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    02.27.15

  17. Happy Birthday, Achille Castiglioni and Angelo Mangiarotti
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    Happy Birthday, Achille Castiglioni and Angelo Mangiarotti

    Today we say buon compleanno to two grandfathers of modern Italian design, Achille Castiglioni (1918–2002) and Angelo Mangiarotti (1921–2012), with a survey of their iconic works.

    written by: Diana Budds
    02.26.15

  18. 5 Beautiful Kitchen Hoods
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    5 Beautiful Kitchen Hoods

    Of all the ways to get creative in the kitchen, from tiled backsplashes to granite countertops, the ventilation system is surely the most overlooked. These five range hoods remind us that even the...

    written by: Luke Hopping
    02.26.15

  19. Rethinking the Streets of Los Angeles
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    Rethinking the Streets of Los Angeles

    Joining us this May at Dwell on Design Los Angeles are two industry leaders—Elizabeth Timme and Seleta Reynolds—who are working with the community to redesign what mayor Eric Garcetti calls “our...

    written by: Erika Heet
    02.23.15

  20. Winning Bids: 7 Unbelievable Online Finds
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    Winning Bids: 7 Unbelievable Online Finds

    Amassing a modern furniture collection on a budget used to require hundreds of man hours spent trawling yard sales. Now all it takes is the right keywords. Culled from our archives, here are seven...

    written by: Luke Hopping
    02.23.15

  21. Your Chance to Write for Dwell is Here
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    Your Chance to Write for Dwell is Here

    Love architecture, design, and writing about architecture and design? Join the dwell.com team.

    written by: Dwell Staff
    02.20.15

  22. Psst! Follow Us Down These 5 Secret Passages
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    Psst! Follow Us Down These 5 Secret Passages

    Remember when you were a kid and you'd knock on walls trying to uncover hidden staircases? Of course you do. These six homes make good on that childhood dream with carefully-concealed private spaces.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    02.19.15

  23. In China, a Library Doubles as an Earthquake Memorial
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    In China, a Library Doubles as an Earthquake Memorial

    In Yunnan Province, a library and community center is a cornerstone of a rebuilding effort.

    written by: William Lamb
    02.18.15

  24. A New Los Angeles Exhibition Celebrates Thomas Heatherwick
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    A New Los Angeles Exhibition Celebrates Thomas Heatherwick

    The renowned British designer’s creations take center stage in Provocations: The Architecture and Design of Heatherwick Studio, opening at the Hammer Museum on Friday, February 20.

    written by: Erika Heet
    02.17.15

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