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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Dwell on Design

How to Get the New Sustain MiniHome

Ever wondered what it would be like to own a compact, green, mobile, prefab home? You will soon have a chance to find out.

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Hometown Hero

Dow Chemical put Midland on the map, but architect and local scion Alden B. Dow made it the most modern town in Michigan.

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Artist Maira Kalman at the CJM

I've long loved her New Yorker covers, and am still over the moon about the illustrated version of Strunk and White's classic The Elements of Style from 2005, so I leapt at the chance to meet…

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In The Modern World

Stunning Architectural Drawing Museum in Berlin

A stunning feat in concrete and glass, the Museum for Architectural Drawing in Berlin, designed by Russian firm SPEECH Tchoban & Kuznetsov, recently celebrated its one-year anniversary.

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A Great Idea

A Prefab Prototype for Disaster-Relief Housing

How Superstorm Sandy helped inspire a Brooklyn prototype for more efficient temporary housing after a natural disaster.

Jean-François Dingjian and Eloi Chafaï of Normal Studio

Modern French Design: Normal Studio

With its fresh take on minimalism, French design duo Normal Studio is ushering in a new machine age.

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Munich's Dynamic Duo: Hansandfranz

Hans and Franz were a pair of characters in a Saturday Night Live sketch who yodeled with fake Austrian accents while wearing Schwarzenegger-send-up body padding.

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Miguel Nelson of Woolly Pocket

The path to a better world isn't through pavers but via plants, says artist and Woolly Pocket founder Miguel Nelson.


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Take a Seat: 8 Dashing Modern Chairs

Whether a sculptural noir Philippe Starck or bright-hued minimalist number suits your fancy, there's a dashing modern chair for everyone inside.


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.