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August smart lock with metal finishes

August Smart Lock is Both Functional and Attractive

Smart lock systems are one of those inventions that sound like more trouble than they’re worth, but when done right, they’re a boon to anyone who shares an apartment or home, either for Airbnb or lending a beach house to visiting friends. The August Smart Lock, now available in Apple stores, is a well-designed and highly functional option.
September 4, 2014

Early Drawings by Famous Architects

Early architectural drawings showcase established architects' creative explorations on paper.
September 3, 2014
Vacation home in Sweden with Frank Gehry chandelier

8 Modern Chandeliers

Stuffy crystal fixtures, take heed—these modern chandeliers give a living space a healthy dose of pizzazz, without going overboard.
September 2, 2014
Harbert Cottage in Michigan by Searl Lamaster Howe architects

Modern Cottage Renovation in Michigan

A sagging ranch house is reborn as a spacious cabin with a soaring roof in Harbert, Michigan.
September 2, 2014
Wooden Danish duck set

Icons of Danish Design: Wooden Ducklings and Birds

In 1959, a Danish police officer stopped traffic in order to let a young family of ducks across the road. Inspired by the newspaper photographs, Hans Bøling designed duck and duckling figures to playfully commemorate the event. Now icons of Danish design, these birds exemplify the art of handcrafted wood. Click through the slideshow to see some of our favorite models, available in the Dwell Store.
August 29, 2014
Living room with geometric rug and gray convertible sofa

Modern Furniture Designer Continues Her Family Tradition

Shuttling between her Paris apartment and her German workshop, Gesa Hansen strikes a balance while continuing a family design tradition.
August 29, 2014
Colorful hallway with rainbow levels

The Complete Guide to Designing with Color

Dare to paint a wall purple? Buy a blue refrigerator? Choose a yellow floor? Dwell gathered our best and brightest homes to create the ultimate color guide, with design ideas for every shade of the rainbow.
August 28, 2014
Field Office coffee shop exterior with wood overhang and tables

10 Great Coffee Shops for Design Fans

In our October issue, we profiled Luke Pedersen and James Lennard, the designers who run Cape Town’s Field Office, a joint coffee shop and furniture showroom. Here, we take a tour through some more great coffee shops that combine incredible interiors with excellent espresso.
August 28, 2014
Farum house exterior view.

Danish Farmhouse Turned Contemporary Art Studio

At first sight, the plain barn adjacent to Lone and Søren Asmusson’s home in Farum, Denmark, looks like any other thatched barn on a country estate. Upon closer inspection, however, it becomes clear that this building is far from standard.
August 28, 2014
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