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  1. “If You Build It” Documentary Shows Power of Design Education
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    “If You Build It” Documentary Shows Power of Design Education

    Designer/activist duo Matthew Miller and Emily Pilloton are no strangers to hitting the road for the greater good. In 2010, they left San Francisco in an Airstream trailer to embark on the Design...

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    02.14.14

  2. Your Chance to Own the Massimo Vignelli-Designed 2012 NYC Subway Diagram
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    Your Chance to Own the Massimo Vignelli-Designed 2012 NYC Subway Diagram

    The 2012 version of the Massimo Vignelli-designed New York City subway diagram, an update from his iconic 1972 design, is now available for purchase.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    01.13.15

  3. You Can Now Build Your Entire Kitchen with Ikea (Appliances Too!)
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    You Can Now Build Your Entire Kitchen with Ikea (Appliances Too!)

    IKEA unveils a new, modular kitchen system complete with appliances.

    written by: Arlene Hirst
    02.27.15

  4. Why So Serious? 8 Whimsical Designs
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    Why So Serious? 8 Whimsical Designs

    Modern design doesn't always have to be so highbrow, sometimes it can be downright whimsical. Here, we've gathered up eight of our favorite playfully and amusing modern designs.

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    10.02.13

  5. When the Future Had Fins: Fantastical Vintage Auto Drawings
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    When the Future Had Fins: Fantastical Vintage Auto Drawings

    Dwell on Design speaker and gallery director Christopher W. Mount opens a new L.A. exhibition of automotive drawings spanning 1959–1973.

    written by: Erika Heet
    01.14.15

  6. What a Chore: 8 Modern Cleaning Tools
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    What a Chore: 8 Modern Cleaning Tools

    It's coming. Just two months away marks the beginning of the holiday entertaining season. Forget spring cleaning, this is fall guest cleaning time. Not only will you need to prep for their arrival,...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    09.18.13

  7. West Side Story
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    West Side Story

    A comprehensive look at mid-century California design reveals a modern coming of age for the Golden State.

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    09.28.11

  8. Week in Review: 7 Great Reads You May Have Missed
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    Week in Review: 7 Great Reads You May Have Missed

    Each week Dwell.com delivers many great original posts, articles, and interviews focused on the latest in modern design. We wouldn't want you to miss a thing, so we've pulled together our top...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    03.07.14

  9. Web Shop We Love: Data Modern Furnishings
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    Web Shop We Love: Data Modern Furnishings

    Designed and crafted in Tennessee, we love Data Modern Furnishings streamlined wood furniture.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    01.15.14

  10. Trend Alert: Geometric Design
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    Trend Alert: Geometric Design

    From architecture to furniture and products we are seeing geometric designs take off everywhere. The clean lines of simple geometric shapes are a perfect fit for the modern design aesthetic. Take a...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    01.14.14

  11. Tour Umbra's Bright New Toronto Store
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    Tour Umbra's Bright New Toronto Store

    Umbra celebrates its 35th anniversary with a refreshed store in Toronto's Queen West neighborhood.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    01.29.15

  12. Tour Impressive NYC Buildings
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    Tour Impressive NYC Buildings

    Just as New York weather is signaling a shift indoors, the annual Archtober event is giving design and architecture fans a month-long pass to observe and explore new and unique additions to the...

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    10.06.14

  13. To the Walls
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    To the Walls

    Wallpaper is an easy way to add sophisticated visual interest to rooms when objets d’art and pricey pieces aren’t an option. From the classic Graham & Brown to quirky Wall & Decò, Dwell shares five...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    03.27.13

  14. Tiny Living Tales from Across the Country
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    Tiny Living Tales from Across the Country

    The tiny house movement is no longer an obscure fad—around the United States, more and more homeowners are looking to downsize given rapidly rising real estate costs. The documentary Tiny: A Story...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    07.28.14

  15. This New Building Will Change the Face of Downtown L.A.
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    This New Building Will Change the Face of Downtown L.A.

    The concrete, steel, and glass Broad museum, which opens to the public in September, invites visitors for a rare sneak peek this month.

    written by: Erika Heet
    02.05.15

  16. The New Language of Latin American Design
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    The New Language of Latin American Design

    An exhibition showcases the experimental edge of the region's design culture.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    10.20.14

  17. The Design Community that Defines New York City
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    The Design Community that Defines New York City

    A biennial at New York's MAD Museum, open through October 12, 2014, explores the rich design community of New York City—a group whose creations set the tone of the ever-shifting city. "It’s...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    07.24.14

  18. The Best of DIY Design
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    The Best of DIY Design

    When it comes to modern design, we can't all be award-winning, but we can all take on a little DIY now and then. Here, we present some of our favorite DIY supplies and projects from over the years....

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    08.13.13

  19. The Best Kitchen and Bath Finds of Design and Construction Week 2015
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    The Best Kitchen and Bath Finds of Design and Construction Week 2015

    At KBIS and IBS, white, gray, and taupe held strong, as did a clear emphasis on conservation, sustainability, and universal design.

    written by: Erika Heet
    01.22.15

  20. The 10 Best-Designed Restaurants in America
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    The 10 Best-Designed Restaurants in America

    At Dwell we're obsessed with eateries that treat their decor as carefully as their prix fixes. From Philadelphia to Palm Springs, these ten tantalizing restaurant designs are a feast for the eye.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    02.10.15

  21. The 10 Best-Designed Bars in America
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    The 10 Best-Designed Bars in America

    We've shared our favorite places to dine and unwind stateside, now Dwell has compiled the ten best-designed bars in America.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    02.15.15

  22. That Wood is on Fire: 5 Examples of Shou-Sugi-Ban
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    That Wood is on Fire: 5 Examples of Shou-Sugi-Ban

    Shou-sugi-ban, a Japanese wood-charring technique, is emerging as one of builders' and woodworkers' favorite trends this year.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    08.24.13

  23. Teak Furniture We Love
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    Teak Furniture We Love

    Teak, a tropical wood known for its durability and resilience, was first used for shipbuilding. Since then, it has been used in everything from outdoor furniture to salt shakers. Here are just a...

    written by: Kate Santos
    11.07.13

  24. Surviving Cold & Flu Season in Modern Style
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    Surviving Cold & Flu Season in Modern Style

    Well it's that time of the year, and no I don't mean the holidays. It's an unfortunate truth but at some point this season we are all going to get sick. Ready yourself with these modern design cold...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    12.03.13

  25. Surreal Architect’s Portraits (and their buildings)
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    Surreal Architect’s Portraits (and their buildings)

    We recently featured Federico Babina’s Archist City of artist’s imaginary houses, now see his newly released architect’s portraits and their buildings.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    04.07.14

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