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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Design 101

Probate Sale

When the owner of a home dies without a will or trust to allocate their estate, the property goes into probate.

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How To

Steelwood Chair: Perimeters

The next tool makes a perpendicular fold around the sheet’s perimeter, which allows the hard edges to be folded away from the smooth backrest. Parts of this fold will become armrests.

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Design 101

In the Nick of Time

Though contractors are unusually deft with tools, accidents do happen. SawStop puts an end to that.

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Design 101

Tools of the Trade

Design-build practices invest considerable time in setting up shop and tremendous capital in tools.

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Design 101

Kitting Out Kitchen and Bath

The most intensely used rooms in the house depend on good plumbing, ventilation, 
and electrical systems, and contain the highest number of fixtures per square 
foot—all of which makes…

Dwell on Design

Pinterest, Meet Dwell on Design

The Internet is good for many things, but two it does particularly well: giving people a platform to share things they find (and love) online, and providing ways for connecting like-minded folks.

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A Great Idea

Design Detail: Modern Bridges

From a striking catwalk to a glass-walled skybridge, we cover walkways and platforms the span great divides.

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Design 101

Collecting Case Studies: James Cahn

James Cahn is a 25-year-old Chicago-based emerging collector and financial consultant. He collects with his partner Jeremiah Collatz, art advisor at Dirk Denison Architects.


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It's Summer Somewhere: 8 Great Pools

Inspired by two guys who counted all the pools in Los Angeles thanks to an elegant data visualization tool, we combed the Dwell archives for our own roundup of the best swimming pools.


The Future of Driving

San Francisco–based industrial designers Mike Simonian and Maaike Evers sit down with Dwell's Editor-in-Chief, Sam Grawe, to talk about their thoug