Latest Articles in Culture

areaware blockitecture pinkbackground

Dwell Store Gift Guide: For Kids

Give kids with a discerning palette what they really want this holiday—a distinctive gift that they’ll enjoy throughout the year. Our gift guide includes toys, games, and even furniture. This collection has something for every kid on your list, including savvy youngsters and hard-to-please teens. Check out some of our favorite gift ideas here, and be sure to visit the complete gift guide at the Dwell Store.
November 29, 2015
menunorm blog post 300x300

A Design Duo Made in Heaven: Norm Architects and Menu

Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen and Kasper Rønn founded Norm Architects, a multidisciplinary design studio, in 2008. Bjerre-Poulsen and Rønn decided on the name “Norm” because they work within the traditions and norms of Danish design, while refining them to create something new. The studio works with residential architecture, commercial interiors, industrial design, photography, graphics, and art direction. Norm Architects has joined the Menu brand—a renowned Scandinavian design company—as art directors, curating furniture and lighting collections and launching their own collections within the brand. 
November 27, 2015
human nature sanaa grace farms connecticut walkways the river

Pritzker Prize-Winners SANAA Discuss Their Mind-Blowing Design for Grace Farms in Scenic New England

The award-winning Japanese architecture firm celebrates 20 years of practice with a thoughtful Stateside commission.
November 27, 2015
special holiday t guide dwell store new homeowners ashira israel

Brooklyn Designer Ashira Israel Creates Eco-Friendly, Bespoke Concrete Objects

Architectural designer and artist Ashira Israel runs the multidisciplinary Brooklyn practice In.Sek, equal parts design studio, manufacturing facility, and research lab.
November 27, 2015
passive cool prefab palm springs pool facade patio

An Energy-Efficient Hybrid Prefab Keeps Cool in the Palm Springs Desert

Drawing from the laws of nature, an architect devises a way to beat the heat in the California desert.
November 26, 2015
Dining Area, Living Room with Fireplace in Indian Summer home in Southern California

5 Modern Dining Tables Big Enough for the Whole Family

When it's time for a big meal, these well appointed dining rooms have space for even the largest guest list with tables that seat 10, 12, or even more.
November 25, 2015
Mondern Boston family kitchen renovation that's wheelchair accessible

4 Kitchens Designed for Accessibility

Built with universal design principles, these kitchens can be enjoyed by all.
November 25, 2015
affordable modern home interior in Atlanta

5 Modern Homes In Atlanta

A sprawling city that conjures up images of rustic porches, Atlanta is also home to many modern dwellings.
November 24, 2015
Far end of Palomba living room.

7 Minimalist All-White Interiors

These luminous spaces showcase the virtues of a simple aesthetic.
November 24, 2015