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.
Ipe, commonly known as Brazilian walnut, is a South American hardwood that is three times harder than cedar, has the same fire rating as concrete and steel, and is resistant to humidity and mildew. Here are six examples of the hardwood at work.
Dwell's aesthetic has been summed up by a few aesthetic traits: flat roofs, glass walls, and wood slats. While that isn't always the case, we do appreciate louvered facades for how they help regulate light and temperature (as well as their clean, minimalist finish).
German industrial designer Dieter Rams is a legend, and for good reason, thanks to his rational, less-is-more philosophy on design. Here, take a look at everything Rams from products to interviews to exhibitions.
Not for the feint of heart, but for the green of thumb: A living wall is a vibrant way to celebrate nature in tandem with architecture. Peek through our archives for another look at living walls and vertical gardens.