Design Ideas

The floating 3.5 inch diameter OM/One speaker.
Product Reviews

Wireless Speaker That Levitates

In a marketplace crowded with wireless speakers, the Om/One has a design edge that makes it stand out.




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A Great Idea

New Danish Designs for UN HQ

Sixty years ago, Danish architect Finn Juhl designed the interior of the Trusteeship Council Chamber at the United Nations headquarters in New York City.

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Design 101

101 Being Green

Even for sustainability's greatest proponents, going green isn't necessarily a walk in the park. Dwell explores what it takes to be truly environmental.

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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.

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Dwell on Design

Borrego Springs: McKenzie Residence

This spring, I had the chance to visit the tiny town of Borrego Springs in the middle of Anza-Borrego Desert State Park in San Diego County, California.

German designer Pia Wüstenberg

Last Words, Take Two

We put the same six questions to everyone we talked to for the Now 99 issue to learn what they’re reading, rethinking, and totally sick of.

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Textiles in Motion

Sydney-based embroidery designers MaricorMaricar hit our radar screen back in August with a series called Turns of Speech, weaving misheard lyrics into textile magic.

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Dwell on Design

The Modern Family Zone

The Modern Family Zone was a respite for Dwell on Design attendees with young children, with all manner of cool and stylish coloring, playing and resting opportunities.

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Finishing Touch

A View To A Hill

Seven floors up, in an unassuming office building just shy of Chinatown, Dwell's San Francisco headquarters look out over the city we are happy to call home.


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How-To: Patterned Rugs

Decorating with statement rugs is often challenging, so here are some tips and tricks to help guide the process.


Champions of Color: Anchoring A Room

In the first of our four-part video series with Benjamin Moore, founding designer of Mr.