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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Three Buildings

Buffalo, New York

Last week I traveled back East to my hometown of Buffalo, New York. Though we may not be able to consistently win a football game, we Buffalonians do know good architecture when we see it.

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How To

Dwell Home Venice: Part 15

In this series, Sebastian Mariscal designs a home in Venice, California, that brings the outside in. We track the project from start to finish with future resident Michael Sylvester.

A modern lakeside boathouse in Ontario
A Great Idea

7 Stunning Waterfront Structures

The best architecture takes full advantage of a setting without upstaging it. Here are seven buildings that make the most of their waterfront perch.

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Design Leaders

Design Leader: David Baker

As part of our Design Leaders video series, David Baker explores San Francisco's growing Livable City campaign.

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Design 101

The Whole House Zone

By conceptually dividing your home into zones, you can analyze each of its functions in turn.

In The Modern World

Space of Diplomacy

On August 7, 1998, two car bombs went off nearly simultaneously in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and Nairobi, Kenya, killing more than 220 people and all but destroying the U.S. embassies there.

A Great Idea

8 Great Earth Homes

Harnessing the power of dirt, sand, soil, and earth, these projects prove that modern houses are not just made of glass and steel.

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Geckeler Michels

Through engineering work for brands like Muuto, industrial design duo David Geckeler and Frank Michels have evolved a distinct creative dialogue.



Inside the VitraHaus

One of the highlights of my recent trip to Basel, Switzerland, was crossing the border to visit the Vitra campus in Weil-am-Rhein, Germany, about 25 minutes from Basel, and exploring the VitraHaus.


Dwell on Design 2013 Keynote Address - Michael Graves: A Grand Tour of Stories and Design

Renowned architect and industrial designer Michael Graves takes us on a journey that explores design’s direct influence on our quality o