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Charred cedar siding koi pond modern porch

6 Charred Wood Designs in Modern Homes

Charring is a simple and time-honored way to toughen the exterior of any wooden design. Called shou sugi ban in Japanese (when specifically referring to cedar) the process hardens the surface, protecting it against rain, rot, and insects. Too much burn weakens the wood but just enough leaves a beautiful, textured, coal-black sheen.
October 30, 2015
superkul's Gradient House in Toronto with cement board cladding

8 Contemporary Homes in Canada by an Innovative Firm

Toronto-based practice superkül celebrates 10 years of practice with a new book.
October 30, 2015
Living room with oak floors and CB2 Capitol Pendant Light in San Francisco renovation and addition by Zack | de Vito Architecture + Construction.

House of the Week: San Francisco Cottage Divided Into Two Modern Apartments

Every week, we highlight one amazing Dwell home that went viral on Pinterest. Follow Dwell's Pinterest account for more daily design inspiration.
October 30, 2015
Modern small cantilevered cabin in Massachusetts with glass facade

5 Tiny Cabins in the Woods

These getaways prove that you don't need much space to feel fully immersed in the natural world.
October 30, 2015
Oval placemat with basketweave technqiue

10 Warm Neutrals for Your Autumn Table

Create an inviting dining space this fall with our assortment of kitchenware and accessories. From tactile porcelain and natural woods to cheerful copper accents, this assortment will help you create a welcoming tablescape.
October 29, 2015
Open-plan living area and kitchen

A Look at Oak in 6 Modern Homes

Strong, hard, and resistant to bugs and fungus, oak has been the 'workhorse' of timbers for centuries, finding use in everything from ship's hulls to fine veneers. Tour these six examples of oak in modern homes.
October 29, 2015
Front View of Bolton Residence, Quebec

7 Cantilevered Homes in Extreme Locations

These houses maneuver around tough terrain with gravity-defying cantilevers.
October 29, 2015
Bathroom with plentiful windows and deep tub.

7 Striking Bathtub and Shower Designs

More than just where you get clean, bathtubs and showers can be sculptural, serene, and immersive. These designs go all-out in maximizing the hygienic experience.
October 29, 2015
Stucco and cedar facade of Calgary renovation by DOODL

A Calgary Home Makes Space For Three Generations

Equal doses of seclusion and cohesion allow one family to live comfortably.
October 28, 2015
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