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  1. 8 Eco-Friendly Homes in Los Angeles
    Green

    8 Eco-Friendly Homes in Los Angeles

    Los Angeles isn't all mansions and superhighways. As these eight homes demonstrate, sustainability is within reach in America's second largest city.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    11.12.14

  2. Spotlight on Faucets: Six Modern Fixtures We Love
    Product

    Spotlight on Faucets: Six Modern Fixtures We Love

    Though a comparatively small design detail, a modern faucet is crucial to helping continue a design scheme that's been established in a kitchen or bathroom. Click through the slideshow to see a few...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    11.12.14

  3. Six Striking Ceilings
    Rooms We Love

    Six Striking Ceilings

    Surfaces overhead get the royal treatment in these six residences spanning a renovated factory in upstate New York to a serene wood home in Japan.

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.12.14

  4. How to Buy a Shipping Container
    How To

    How to Buy a Shipping Container

    You have decided to join the shipping container revolution. Your plans are drawn up, your site is prepared, and your welding torch is ready to transform a discarded steel box into the durable,...

    written by: Winifred Bird
    11.12.14

  5. Facade Focus: Cor-Ten Steel
    Houses We Love

    Facade Focus: Cor-Ten Steel

    Whereas other exterior metals grow unsightly marks of wear with exposure to the elements, Cor-Ten thrives on oxidation. Culled from our archives, here are a few steel facades that grow more...

    written by: Luke Hopping
    11.12.14

  6. Highly Flexible House Designed for a Musician on a Budget
    House Tours

    Highly Flexible House Designed for a Musician on a Budget

    In Kansas City, an architecture studio designs an adaptable house for a musician on a budget.

    written by: Georgina Gustin
    photos by: Narayan Mahon
    11.12.14

  7. Dwell Discussion: How the Design Industry Can Transform the World
    We Recommend

    Dwell Discussion: How the Design Industry Can Transform the World

    With a focus on the rug trade, a Dwell-hosted panel in Los Angeles examines ways to increase ethical design practices.

    written by: Erika Heet
    11.11.14

  8. Institute for Public Architecture's 2nd Annual Fall Fête
    Event Spotlight

    Institute for Public Architecture's 2nd Annual Fall Fête

    The Institute for Public Architecture hosts an evening honoring two thought leaders at the Brooklyn Historical Society.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    11.11.14

  9. The Future is Here: Self-Assembling Furniture Powered by Mini Robots
    A Great Idea

    The Future is Here: Self-Assembling Furniture Powered by Mini Robots

    Arranging and rearranging furniture isn’t uncommon, but what if your chairs and tables could anticipate your needs and reconfigure themselves? Roombots, a project from Ecole Polytechnique...

    written by: Ali B. Zagat
    11.11.14

  10. How Technology Can Improve the Lives of Older Adults
    In The Modern World

    How Technology Can Improve the Lives of Older Adults

    Joseph Coughlin, the founder and director of MIT’s AgeLab, shares his insights on aging in place.

    11.11.14

  11. Quirky and GE Unveil Products That Will Make Your Home Smarter
    Product Reviews

    Quirky and GE Unveil Products That Will Make Your Home Smarter

    Tech startup Quirky and GE, who officially announced their partnership in April of 2013, launched seven new products that seek to reinvent home security, outlets, switches, and sensors. With the...

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.11.14

  12. The Ultimate Ride: VIP Helicopter with Plush Interior
    A Great Idea

    The Ultimate Ride: VIP Helicopter with Plush Interior

    Italian and Singaporean design team Lanzavecchia + Wai dreamed up a luxury ride for helicopter manufacturer AgustaWestland. Featuring a light palette, plush leather seats, and LED lights, the...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    11.11.14

  13. Modern Architecture Meets Screen Stars
    We Recommend

    Modern Architecture Meets Screen Stars

    While Cary Grant may never have set foot into Oscar Niemeyer's Casa das Canoas, he looks quite at home ironing a shirt in artist Federico Babina's "Archilife" illustrated series of structures from...

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.10.14

  14. A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Ai Weiwei's Sobering Alcatraz Exhibition
    Interviews

    A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Ai Weiwei's Sobering Alcatraz Exhibition

    Dwell visits the Chinese artist's most recent offering and chats with the show's organizer.

    written by: Erika Heet
    11.10.14

  15. Holiday Gift Guide 2014: Art Aficionado
    Gift Guides

    Holiday Gift Guide 2014: Art Aficionado

    Let Dwell be your guide in shopping for the textile fiend, print lover, painting aficionado, or sculpture enthusiast in your life this holiday season.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    11.10.14

  16. Living Simply on a Lush Australian Estate
    Houses We Love

    Living Simply on a Lush Australian Estate

    A family home on Australia’s Mornington Peninsula is built to blend in with its lakeside setting.

    written by: Georgie Bean
    photos by: Shannon McGrath
    11.10.14

  17. 8 Tips for Maximizing Bookshelf Space
    Rooms We Love

    8 Tips for Maximizing Bookshelf Space

    While we love a proper library, well-placed shelving can turn piles of books into an instant reading nook.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    11.10.14

  18. 6 Kitchen Appliances to Invest In Now
    Product Reviews

    6 Kitchen Appliances to Invest In Now

    Brew the perfect cup of joe, add counter appeal, and discover a growing trend in cooking methods with the new appliances in our roundup.

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.10.14

  19. Modern Staircase Inspiration
    Rooms We Love

    Modern Staircase Inspiration

    From solid wood to industrial steel, these modern staircases are more than just a way to get from one part of the house to another.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    11.10.14

  20. 7 Modern Benches for Indoors or Outdoors
    Product

    7 Modern Benches for Indoors or Outdoors

    Whether a backyard picnic table or a hallway perch, benches make for an easy, modern seating option.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    11.09.14

  21. New Kids on the Bloc: American Architects in the Post-Soviet World
    Context

    New Kids on the Bloc: American Architects in the Post-Soviet World

    Three New York-based architects discuss the challenges—and opportunities—of designing in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

    written by: William Lamb
    11.07.14

  22. Design Milk's Favorite Products in the Dwell Store
    Product

    Design Milk's Favorite Products in the Dwell Store

    Design Milk founder Jaime Derringer has shopped the Dwell Store to pick favorite items to suit your holiday gift-giving needs. With a keen eye for smart design, Derringer selected inspired products...

    written by: Marianne Colahan
    11.07.14

  23. A 3-D Printed, Interactively Designed Lamp
    A Great Idea

    A 3-D Printed, Interactively Designed Lamp

    LimeMakers, a Berlin-based 3-D printing start-up, wants to turn your photographs into a faceted lamp.

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.07.14

  24. Smart Detection System Prevents Home Water Damage
    Product Reviews

    Smart Detection System Prevents Home Water Damage

    Wi-Fi and Bluetooth continue to spread to every household item, with safety monitoring systems getting particular attention. Wally is among the first devices to use that connectivity for moisture...

    written by: Alexander George
    11.07.14

  25. Clever Concept Tackles Movement Toward Smaller Kitchens
    In The Modern World

    Clever Concept Tackles Movement Toward Smaller Kitchens

    A modular culinary concept addresses the mass movement toward small-space living.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    11.07.14

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