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  1. Design Pros Weigh In on Buying the Perfect Gift
    Gift Guides

    Design Pros Weigh In on Buying the Perfect Gift

    Our Buyer's Sourcebook, on newsstands now, showcases hundreds of essential items for design lovers. In the issue, we ask the savviest design professionals we know what gifts they recommend and...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    11.26.14

  2. A Light-Filled, Nature-Inspired House in Dallas
    House Tours

    A Light-Filled, Nature-Inspired House in Dallas

    A chance encounter led a Dallas couple to a neighborhood where nature is prized as much as design, and houses are built to make the most of both.

    written by: Helen Thompson
    photos by: Caren Alpert
    06.25.14

  3. Picture-Perfect Cabin Tucked Away in the Norwegian Forest
    Houses We Love

    Picture-Perfect Cabin Tucked Away in the Norwegian Forest

    Atelier Oslo overcame nature’s challenges when they designed Cabin Norderhov, a seasonal, eco-friendly retreat on a steep hillside overlooking Lake Steinsfjorden.

    written by: Laura C. Mallonee
    11.27.14

  4. Facade Focus: Aluminum
    Houses We Love

    Facade Focus: Aluminum

    Capable of being molded into countless forms and appearances, aluminum makes for a surprisingly versatile facade choice. Here are a few exteriors that make bold use of the silvery metal.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    11.29.14

  5. Tiny 1920s Garage Transformed Into a Charming Studio
    Renovation

    Tiny 1920s Garage Transformed Into a Charming Studio

    A dilapidated auto shop in Seattle is reborn as an efficient studio rental.

    written by: Laura C. Mallonee
    12.01.14

  6. Did You Say Dogtrot? 8 Modern Variations on Vernacular Style
    House Tours

    Did You Say Dogtrot? 8 Modern Variations on Vernacular Style

    Present-day interpretations of vernacular architecture can skew more modern than you might think—these examples from the pages of Dwell prove that tying a home to its location is a move that never...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    12.01.14

  7. Photo of the Week: A Door and a Dog to Welcome You Home
    We Recommend

    Photo of the Week: A Door and a Dog to Welcome You Home

    Each week, we tap into Dwell's Instagram community to bring you the most viral design and architecture shot of the week.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    12.01.14

  8. Housing in Megacities is a Mess. What Can We Do About It?
    A Great Idea

    Housing in Megacities is a Mess. What Can We Do About It?

    Six teams of architects propose empowering new solutions for urban sprawl.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    12.01.14

  9. House of the Week: Futuristic Apartment Building in Italy
    Houses We Love

    House of the Week: Futuristic Apartment Building in Italy

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

    written by: Allie Weiss
    12.01.14

  10. A Bold New Take on the Traditional Light Switch
    Product

    A Bold New Take on the Traditional Light Switch

    The tactile, colorful, and programmable Smart Booo presents a colorful take on the staid switch.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    11.24.14

  11. Ask the Expert: Gift-Buying Tips from Interior Designer Cliff Fong
    Product

    Ask the Expert: Gift-Buying Tips from Interior Designer Cliff Fong

    L.A.-based interior and fashion designer Cliff Fong reveals his favorites items.

    written by: William Lamb
    11.20.14

  12. 5 Modern Chimneys
    In The Modern World

    5 Modern Chimneys

    Installing the proper flues for ventilation can be an eyesore. Here are five modern chimneys that don't mar their rooflines.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    11.30.14

  13. Cute Couple Alert: Modern Prefab Poolhouse Addition to a 1920s Sears Kit House
    Houses We Love

    Cute Couple Alert: Modern Prefab Poolhouse Addition to a 1920s Sears Kit House

    A Boston family chose a double dose of prefab for an addition to their home in the Massachusetts countryside.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    photos by: Tony Luong
    12.02.14

  14. Ask the Expert: Gift-Buying Tips from Ambra Medda
    Product

    Ask the Expert: Gift-Buying Tips from Ambra Medda

    Ambra Medda, cofounder and creative director of design resource L’ArcoBaleno, tells us what home goods she treasures.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    12.02.14

  15. Off-the-Grid Prefab Cabin Completely in Tune with Surroundings
    House Tours

    Off-the-Grid Prefab Cabin Completely in Tune with Surroundings

    A prefabricated off-the-grid vacation home in eastern Washington provides not just a getaway, but lessons in learning to be one with the land.

    written by: Brian Libby
    photos by: The Morrisons
    11.27.14

  16. Decades Old, the Modernist Houses of New Zealand Have No Shortage of Charm
    We Recommend

    Decades Old, the Modernist Houses of New Zealand Have No Shortage of Charm

    In a new book, photographer Mary Gaudin gives readers an intimate tour of New Zealand's modernist houses, offering a look at the way residents have lived in and loved each one. From worn-in Eames...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    12.02.14

  17. 6 Amazing Facade Makeovers
    Renovation

    6 Amazing Facade Makeovers

    Designing a modern house doesn't have to mean building from the ground up. These six renovations show how to update existing facades with modern details and bring old buildings into the future.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    08.04.14

  18. Holiday Gift Guide 2014: Under $50
    Gift Guides

    Holiday Gift Guide 2014: Under $50

    Short on funds but long on friends and family? Worry not: We've rounded up ten gifts under $50 that will bring joy to all the modernists on your list.

    written by: Erika Heet
    12.02.14

  19. 7 Elegant Closet Solutions
    Rooms We Love

    7 Elegant Closet Solutions

    From a luxurious midcentury changing room to under-stair solutions, these closets show graceful ways to store clothes and kitchen gear.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    12.03.14

  20. Gifts from the Dwell Store: For the Entertainer
    Gift Guides

    Gifts from the Dwell Store: For the Entertainer

    If you have someone on your holiday list who loves hosting anything from a book club to a dinner party, consider a gift from the Dwell Store’s guide. Including bar accessories, serveware, and...

    written by: Marianne Colahan
    11.19.14

  21. Piles of Fallen Leaves Got You Down? This Leaf Blower Will Change All That
    Product Reviews

    Piles of Fallen Leaves Got You Down? This Leaf Blower Will Change All That

    While effective, leaf blowers generally and deservedly draw ire from neighbors for being loud and polluting. The EPA has cracked down on emissions and noise laws, so new blowers are built with...

    written by: Alexander George
    12.03.14

  22. 8 Incredibly Slender Houses
    Houses We Love

    8 Incredibly Slender Houses

    Narrow sites present designers with a unique spatial challenge. Building upward might add square footage, but it won't make a structure the width of a subway car feel any less claustrophobic. These...

    written by: Luke Hopping
    12.02.14

  23. Calling All Designers: Submit Your Project for the Architizer A+Awards
    Event Spotlight

    Calling All Designers: Submit Your Project for the Architizer A+Awards

    Submit your architecture, interiors, and products for a chance to be honored at the Architizer A+Awards.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    12.03.14

  24. Space-Saving Wood Furniture Designed in California
    Product

    Space-Saving Wood Furniture Designed in California

    The LAXseries by MASHstudios celebrates natural materials and tight quarters.

    written by: Erika Heet
    12.01.14

  25. Grandson of Frank Lloyd Wright Constructs Peaceful Prefab Near the Legend's Famed School
    My House

    Grandson of Frank Lloyd Wright Constructs Peaceful Prefab Near the Legend's Famed School

    A scion of Frank Lloyd Wright erects a modular hillside retreat near the architect’s estate.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    12.03.14

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