Kelsey Keith is Dwell's Senior Editor, based in New York. She's written about design, art, and architecture online and off and is obsessed with textile design, modern gables, and architectural follies.
No matter the month, it's never too cold or too early to start planning for major eco-impact. From urban rooftop gardens to living surfaces that help homeowners save on energy costs, here you'll find plenty of ideas for the final (green) frontier: the green roof.
For centuries, the Japanese have enjoyed a relaxing ritual of steaming in neck-high water at the end of each day. Like other aspects of Japanese design, this simple yet harmonious custom has become popular the world over, as extra-deep soaking tubs are incorporated into modern bathrooms and backyards. Here's how it's done.
For young designers, making their mark with great furniture and lighting is a must—but creating a well-designed game is a very fun bonus. Taking cues from art-edition games of the past, like Man Ray's famous chess board, here are a few sets to encourage well-designed play.
The life of a student may differ slightly from what you remember as a pupil, but even with so much technology in play, organization and great desk supplies go a long way towards success. After all, good design is an appropriate gift for any age, or any grade level.
Brick is most often associated with traditional building styles, from Gothic to Georgian. Brickwork and mortar can be applied to a fresh, modern house, however—just look to these ten examples for proof.
Toronto: largest city in Canada, capital of Ontario, and seat of multiculturalism in our neighbor to the north. (It's also currently host to the most active construction cranes in North America!) Here's a primer on ten great Toronto homes from the Dwell archive.
Dwell's "My House" section has been an integral part of the magazine since it was founded in 2000. Homeowners get the opportunity to describe how their modern home works for them, and supplies words of wisdom on how to pursue a similar project.