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Orinda addition facade and spiral staircase

This Modern Addition in Northern California Has the Ultimate Rooftop Hangout

A bold addition by Klopf Architecture makes a conscious departure from the existing traditional home.
October 22, 2015
Granite and marble floors of weekend home by Asociacion de Diseno in Mexico.

House of the Week: Bright White Weekend Home in Mexico

Every week, we highlight one amazing Dwell home that went viral on Pinterest. Follow Dwell's Pinterest account for more daily design inspiration.
October 22, 2015
dialogue house garden

7 Landscapes Designed with Native Plants

When it comes to your yard, lawn, or property, it almost seems like a no-brainer: plant the species that would naturally grow there. But some still install invasive species like bamboo that, if not carefully monitored, can contaminate and wreck local ecosystems. These seven examples demonstrate that indigenous foliage provides an equally beautiful, more seamless context for modern homes.
October 22, 2015
Briggs and Knowles based their design of the oculus on traditional Victorian skylights but tweaked it to fit a more modern sensibility and outfitted it with fluorescent tubing to recreate the effect in the evening.

10 Skylights in Modern Homes

A skylight is only technically a window; it offers a unique skyward view and brings light vertically into a space. This means a bright patch of blue, grey, or white in the ceiling whose illumination can fall directly upon a room or be diffused by a wall. To see the skylight's full potential, explore these 10 examples.
October 22, 2015
Custom hardwood table on the private deck of an Australian vacation home

5 Reasons to Love Cinder Blocks

Cinder blocks have a bum rap as a crude material, but we argue they're just misunderstood.
October 22, 2015
The courtyard of Hotel Carlota in Mexico City designed by JSa Arquitectura

This Mexico City Hotel is a Showcase of New Mexican Design

In a neighborhood on the verge of rediscovery, JSa Arquitectura transforms a formerly hip hotel into a brand-new hot spot filled with work by emerging designers.
October 21, 2015
Modular wine rack for tabletop or floor

8 Essentials for a Well-Designed Wine Party

Throw an at-home wine happy hour with our assortment of glassware and wine accessories from brands like Alessi, Menu, fferrone, and more.
October 21, 2015
the thom cabin exterior island view

Cabin Fever: 6 Canadian Retreats We Love

These idyllic, modern cabins have us pining for a Northern retreat.
October 21, 2015
Midden Studio zinc facade

A Striking Artist's Retreat in Coastal Scotland Floats Above a Stream

At once futuristic and traditional, this miniature escape by Studio Weave makes a bold mark using just zinc and plywood.
October 21, 2015
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