When it comes to creating a sense of community, cozying up to your neighbor proves that density rules.
A modernist facade can't keep some developments from suffering from that very American malady: sprawl.
Single mod-loving gal seeks North Jersey split-level for a match made in Hoboken.
When it comes to great product design, the material is often the message. Matuse’s wetsuits prove why.
Bad design can be not just unattractive but unhealthy. Steer clear of this trio of second-rate offerings.
Phaidon Design Classics: 001–999. Phaidon Press, 2006
This quintessential collection of 999 product designs in three thigh-numbing volumes explores product design from the late 16...
We asked three product designers from three different fields what the future holds. Oddly, none of them mentioned crystal balls.
Good design isn’t inextricably wed to a high price tag. These classic designs run the gamut of types and prices.
Last night I went to a corner liquor store to buy some toothpaste. While the beer and candy aisles of the store were heavily trafficked, the back “household goods” section was not. And...
Charrette: An intense period of design activity in which a group collaborates to work out a solution to a specific design problem. It’s like a workshop, but sounds either more important or...
We’re surrounded by legions of products, most of them unremittingly lousy. What separates the good from the bad from the ugly? Take out your well-designed pencils for Product Design 101.
How did such a simple act become so complex? Dwell analyzes how to cut, cook, and enjoy your food - and the plate it;s served on.
These designers believe that dining out definitely shouldn’t make you feel like you’re staying in.
So many recipes leave so much to chance, and that is why I love the waffle iron.
The love of my life can prepare entire meals using only a sharp knife and a cast-iron pan. It’s a useful skill, but if you want to know the truth, I find his attitude a little annoying.
The entire town of Solomonville, Arizona, heard their bickering, even through the thick walls of their adobe house, and they say that when my great-grandfather left my great-grandmother and lit out...
I love coffee. It’s coffee shops I have a problem with. Whenever someone suggests we “grab coffee and catch up,” I instinctively shudder and suggest instead a nice cocktail or...
Once while dining at a minimal-chic German restaurant in San Francisco, my date marveled at the elegant simplicity of the mid-century-modern salt and pepper shakers on our table.
When someone gets fired from a French kitchen, the chef de cuisine says simply, “Take your knives.” To a chef, the knife is like an extra appendage, and its dismissal cuts deeper than...
From plans to personalites: Everything you need to know about working with an architect (well, almost).