Americans have always held a soft spot in their hearts for futuristic materials, from the amazing light-weight properties of titanium to the chance to conquer Superman with kryptonite.
As more and more Americans are quickly discovering, the land beneath our feet is not quite as solid as we thought. Houses slip down hillsides, trees float down rivers, and whole cities disappear...
Product design that takes cues from nature, known as biomimicry, has produced a num-
ber of ingenious and popular products we use every day.
Sam Yates will paint the town Palo Alto, once he figures out what color that is.
A new restaurant named Anju recently opened in Portland, Oregon. With a darkly sleek interior, industrial finishes, and original art on the walls and ceiling, it comes as a pleasant surprise that...
The right lighting can bring warmth and atmosphere to any room.
Dwell explores the variegated use of color in our world, from industry to emotion.
Remember how the Predator had skin that made him invisible? That was cool. But these high-tech materials might be even cooler.
Silver has been used for centuries as an antimicrobial agent.
Bees have always been admired for their industrious nature and intricate honeycomb architecture; Charles Darwin called the honeycomb “absolutely perfect” as a feat of engineering, symmetry, and...
Living in a state that’s saturated with rain for
much of the year, Oregonians rightly have an obsession with sunshine.
It’s not unusual for New Yorkers to have problems with their neighbors; after all, many a co-op brawl has started over a little late-night noise. But it is rare for the downtown crowd to have...