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  1. Alexander McQueen and the Meaning of Life
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    Alexander McQueen and the Meaning of Life

    I did not attend “Savage Beauty,” the Alexander McQueen exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, thinking that I would fall to my knees and weep at the recognition of some finite and indefinable...

    written by: Alice Driver
    05.04.13

  2. 10 Examples of Rustic Modern Done Right
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    10 Examples of Rustic Modern Done Right

    On Dwell's Facebook page we recently posed the question of "Is your kitchen style more charmingly colorful or rustic modern?" and your answers were overwhelmingly on the side of rustic modern. On...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    05.24.13

  3. Dashboard Confessional
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    Dashboard Confessional

    A major obstacle to reducing our energy consumption continues to be our general unawareness of just how much we are using. Most people have no idea exactly how much a shorter shower or a lowered...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    10.01.08

  4. Prefab Perfection: 5 Great Homes from California to Finland
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    Prefab Perfection: 5 Great Homes from California to Finland

    From weekend abodes to the “homes of tomorrow,” these five great residences truly capture the prefab element at it’s finest.

    written by: Izzie Panasci
    07.17.13

  5. Modern on the Inside Counts, Too
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    Modern on the Inside Counts, Too

    Calling all residents of Edwardians, ranch houses, and those challenging Victorians: If your heart beats for modern, don't miss these inspiring examples of seamlessly integrated modern updates to...

    01.22.13

  6. 7 Cozy Modern Box Homes
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    7 Cozy Modern Box Homes

    With shapes ranging from perfect cubes to rectangular prisms, these seven box homes teach their inhabitants to be happy with less.

    written by: Emma Marsano
    07.22.13

  7. Pinterest Board of the Day: Hotels and Travel
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    Pinterest Board of the Day: Hotels and Travel

    Over 10,000 fans follow our Pinterest board devoted to modern hotels and travel (you should, too!). Enjoy a few of our favorites places from around the globe at a glance here.

    written by: Sara Ost
    02.26.13

  8. Musical Chairs
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    Musical Chairs

    These five modern table settings prove that mixed and matched seating arrangements have more fun.

    written by: Jami Smith
    04.18.13

  9. Design Shop We Love: The Future Perfect in SF
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    Design Shop We Love: The Future Perfect in SF

    We recently had the chance to visit Williamsburg design shop, The Future Perfect's, newest west coast outpost in the Pacific Heights neighborhood of San Francisco (check out our first report here!)...

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    photos by: Eujin Rhee
    04.26.13

  10. A Striking Slovakian Apartment Building
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    A Striking Slovakian Apartment Building

    North Star Rising—the four story brick housing project designed by the Slovak architectural firm Nice Architects—is stylish down to its reinforced concrete floor slabs.

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    02.20.14

  11. 3 Tips for Mid-Century Modern Collectors
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    3 Tips for Mid-Century Modern Collectors

    One of the great pleasures of visiting the McKenzie Residence in our September 2012 story "Borrego Springs Eternal," is owner Stacey Chapman Paton's collection of mid-century furniture...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    08.20.12

  12. Roger Federer's Personal Logo?
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    Roger Federer's Personal Logo?

    If you put any stock at all in national stereotypes--we Americans are a bit pudgy, I confess--then you're no stranger to the notion of Swiss precision. Those watches, that typography, and as his...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    01.24.11

  13. Pinterest Board of the Day: Modern Design for Kids
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    Pinterest Board of the Day: Modern Design for Kids

    Who says good design is just for us grown-ups? Plucked straight from the Dwell Pinterest board dedicated to modern design for kids, take a peek inside to see our top picks for the mini modernist.

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    03.25.13

  14. Photographers We Love: Mark Mahaney
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    Photographers We Love: Mark Mahaney

    A name that may be familiar to you after reading many issues of Dwell: Mark Mahaney. Based in Brooklyn, New York with his wonderful family, Mark is an extremely talented photographer who has shot...

    written by: Julia Sabot
    03.22.13

  15. A Bold Bathroom in Marfa
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    A Bold Bathroom in Marfa

    Designer Barbara Hill, whose renovation of a West Texas dance hall we adore, admits to putting her bathtub in the middle of her bedroom for "purely romantic reasons." From the bed, she can gaze...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Misty Keasler
    03.08.13

  16. Virtuous Cycles: The Bike Design Project
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    Virtuous Cycles: The Bike Design Project

    A design competition with five teams, fives cities, and one urban utility bike for the masses.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    04.11.14

  17. And the Playhaus Winner Is...
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    And the Playhaus Winner Is...

    We joined James Hardie in the sandbox and tasked Dwellers to wow us with renderings of fantastical funhouses for the mini design enthusiasts in the making. Whether inspired by Bauhaus or Versailles...

    written by: Ralston O'Neill
    03.16.12

  18. Emerging Voices Lecture Series: graciastudio & SO – IL
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    Emerging Voices Lecture Series: graciastudio & SO – IL

    Last Thursday, the Architectural League hosted the first in a series of lectures from the recipients of the 2013 Emerging Voices program. Selected for the promise they have shown in forging unique...

    written by: Sara Carpenter
    03.12.13

  19. Taschen Does Art & Architecture
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    Taschen Does Art & Architecture

    Iconic photographer of mid-century modernism Julius Shulman may or may not have been a pack rat. What he was: a collector of the equally significant '40s-'60s design Bible Arts & Architecture....

    written by: Jamie Waugh
    11.09.08

  20. Spy Vibe: 60s Movie Set Designs
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    Spy Vibe: 60s Movie Set Designs

    Spy Vibe is a new fansite dedicated to the costume and set design of spy and space movies and TV from the 1960s, full of high-quality stills and Youtube clips from movie and TV classics like Our...

    written by: David A. Greene
    02.23.09

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