Call her the wild card (or the green card) in this U.S.–focused roundup, but London-born Zoë Ryan has graced our shores for the past 14 years and in the process has brought a sharp...
What if you could get a real work of art for as little as $20? And it’s not
a coffeehouse portrait of Neil Young?
From Marble to mobili, Italy has been a, if not the, design mecca for the last century. Here's why.
You know where your Parmesan cheese comes from: Parma. But which region offers the best chairs? We've mapped it out for you.
Listed below are some useful words for the experienced diner.
Fuss all you like about sprinklers and guardrails, we need building codes. Here's how to get your architect to play along.
Arm yourself with the vocabulary needed to navigate the world of building codes.
How one homeowner chose a savvy architect, made nice with the building code, and moved in without a hitch.
Muculus Grigsby runs afoul of the permits department, costing him a chunk of change and loads of time.
Love superclean design but fear the building inspector? Here's our guide to skirting those modernist missteps.
Can you spot the 11 infractions in this modern house?
The American Dream, some say, is all about owning a home. Here’s how you can live the dream without the picket fence or the mortgage.
The American Dream, some say, is all about owning a home. Here's how you can live the dream without the picket fence or the mortgage.
Taming fire was humankind’s first and most critical step toward its mastery of the material world. About 400,000 years ago, our ancestors learned to harness the flame, setting us on the...
Lisa Heschong, a California architect with the Heschong Mahone Group, which specializes in research on building performance, doesn’t think much of firelight: “The use of fire for...
Ian Tattersall, curator emeritus at the American Museum of Natural History, says that some anthropologists believe that we tamed fire before we were even human. “When the first prehumans...
Good Small Spaces start with Good Small Occupants. Now, it could be that you’re one of the few who are hardwired to live compactly. But the rest of us need to sharpen our metaphorical red...
Creatively separating your functional needs is a key component of Good Small Design—it’s all about overlap, nesting, and double duty.
The final step in the creation of a Good Small Space involves its connection to the 2.5 zillion square feet that exist outside your 900.1
We searched through the Dwell archives to bring you our favorite lists of words you should know from building codes or restaurant jargon.