For the fourth year in a row, product designers, architects, artists, and fashionistas opened their studio doors across Reykjavik, Iceland, for DesignMarch, a four-day roaming festival of art,...
Even for sustainability's greatest proponents, going green isn't necessarily a walk in the park. Dwell explores what it takes to be truly environmental.
In southwest Poland, architect Robert Konieczny, of KWK Promes, raises the roof—with sod intact—on Jacek Perkowski’s modernist rural getaway.
When it comes to great product design, the material is often the message. Matuse’s wetsuits prove why.
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...
Good design isn’t inextricably wed to a high price tag. These classic designs run the gamut of types and prices.
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.
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.
Arborsculpturist Richard Reames has spent the past 16 years making more than 100 sculptures, chairs, pieces of furniture, tool handles, mailboxes, and fences out of living trees.
Dare we say "enlightening"? Be it passive or aggressive, find out what solar energy can do for you.
The cost for solar systems is not only related to how elaborate the system is—it also depends on where you live.
Taking advantage of Southern California’s sunny skies, architect David Hertz ingrained
passive solar features in almost every detail
of the Panel House for client Thomas Ennis.
The first misconception about going solar is that it is expensive.
For the past 30 years, we’ve been teased with the promise of plentiful solar energy. But for most of us, nerdy solar calculators and watches are as close as we get to realizing this promise....
Thirty years from now, there will be no more oil.
But that’s, like, 30 years from now, and by then we’ll all
be driving hydrogen cars, teleporting to space hotels,
and eating blue foods while...
House hunting isn’t just about roving the streets and stopping at For Sale signs anymore; instead, prospective buyers will spend hours trawling the Internet to find their future home. The editor of...
When the owner of a home dies without a will or trust to allocate their estate, the property goes into probate.