Dwell explores the variegated use of color in our world, from industry to emotion.
Remember how the Predator had skin that made him invisible? That was cool. But these high-tech materials might be even cooler.
Living in a state that’s saturated with rain for
much of the year, Oregonians rightly have an obsession with sunshine.
Silver has been used for centuries as an antimicrobial agent.
A new restaurant named Anju recently opened in Portland, Oregon. With a darkly sleek interior, industrial finishes, and original art on the walls and ceiling, it comes as a pleasant surprise that...
The right lighting can bring warmth and atmosphere to any room.
Fifteen minutes from downtown Seattle, architects Annie Han and Daniel Mihalyo transformed the neighborhood dump—a lot that had been vacant for 30 years—into their dream home.
When most people think of locations for a holiday home, they have visions of beaches, golf courses, spas, and chalets. But few have the mettle to choose the sort of place that architects André...
Bitter black brew got you down? Lackluster crema floating in your cup? With the assistance of an espresso expert, Dwell evaluates five home espresso machines that will help you tamp, pull, and...
Tired of gliding between floors in bland metal boxes, Dutch artist Darrin Umboh designed an elevator interior for Antwerp-based advertising company DuboisMeetsFugger that's anything but boring.
There’s trouble underfoot if you’re building a green home without considering your flooring. Take stock of these sustainable wood options that let you tread lightly on the land.
For their weekend home in Sharon, Connecticut, architect Lynn Gaffney and her husband, Bill Backus, filled their natural wood "shack" with eBay finds and classic modern design pieces.
It’s impossible to ignore nature in Big Sur.
In the Napa Valley, one sustainable residence elegantly demonstrates straw bale technology.
A bird flying over Houston, Texas, sees only a sprawling canopy of trees. It seems the perfect nesting place for creatures both avian and human alike; unfortunately, the green ends at the tree line...
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 its community market initiative, PPS reinvents the public square on the international scale.
A baby's arrival is cause for celebration—and for many, it's also a time to confront limited living space. For one Parisian couple, living in a cramped but loved apartment in the 10th...
It’s not unusual for New Yorkers to have problems with their neighbors; after all, many a co-op brawl has started over a little late-night noise. But it is rare for the downtown crowd to have...
Americans have always held a soft spot in their hearts for futuristic materials, from the amazing light-weight properties of titanium to the chance to conquer Superman with kryptonite.
Product design that takes cues from nature, known as biomimicry, has produced a num-
ber of ingenious and popular products we use every day.
With a very limited budget and no construction experience, Lucky and Kim Diaz overhauled a wreck of a house into a sweet, 1,100-square-foot Los Angeles home with just $55,000 and a whole lot of...
Architect Ko Wibowo designed a house of prodigious proportions beneath the hulking rise of Mount Ranier.
In the shadow of Mount McKinley, amid Alaska’s meadows and icy streams, a former teacher and a four-time Iditarod winner built a modernist cabin as expansive as the Last Frontier.
As more and more Americans are quickly discovering, the land beneath our feet is not quite as solid as we thought. Houses slip down hillsides, trees float down rivers, and whole cities disappear...