Design Ideas

A Great Idea

Convertible Home Bar Transforms Tiny Apartment

Architect Michael Chen of New York firm Normal Projects masterminds the ultimate bar for a compact Chelsea apartment.



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Q&A with Marimekko Designer Erja Hirvi

At Dwell we've always been fans of the bold prints by Finnish textile design house Marimekko and in honor of their 60th anniversary we toasted ten timeless prints and challenged you to vote on your…
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Design 101

Let’s Get Small

Hammers and nails are out, friends, and as the (patent) pending nanotech revolution shows, manufacturing is on the eve of the atom.
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Dwell on Design

Interview: Emily Pilloton of Project H

As an architect, industrial designer and writer, Emily Pilloton realized it wasn't enough to talk about design that made a difference—she had to do it herself.
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How To

Wrong Woods

Established & Sons—The Wrong Woods furniture series is a collaboration between designer Sebastian Wrong and artist Richard Woods for Established & Sons.
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In The Modern World

French Architect Brings Brilliant Color to Tokyo

A French architect and designer makes her saturated mark on Tokyo’s streetscape.
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Design 101

101 Bathrooms: Ceramic

Long considered to be the standard bathroom material, ceramic is no longer boring. New shapes and colors help redefine what was once only basic bisque or beige.
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Design 101

Color 101: Chipping Away

Most designers, be they graphic or interior, consult 
their Pantone fan guide when considering hues.
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In The Modern World

9 Designs From New Orleans

In honor of noted New Orleans architect Allen Eskew, who died Tuesday, we meander through the great design and architecture we love from the Big Easy.


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Pinterest Inspiration

Dying to see the digital content that inspires the editors, photographers, and designers of Dwell? Then look no further!


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Indoor Outdoor Living: The Modern Lifestyle

The latest video in our Indoor Outdoor series with Western Windows takes us on a tour of The Cresta, a gorgeous 5,300 sq. foot, 3-story single family home in La Jolla, San Diego.