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  1. An El Salvador Beach House with an Interior Courtyard
    House Tours

    An El Salvador Beach House with an Interior Courtyard

    By eliminating walls and incorporating a series of interior gardens, architect José Roberto Paredes creates an eclectic and inspired El Salvador beach house.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Jason Bax
    04.18.14

  2. Simon Key Bertman
    Profiles

    Simon Key Bertman

    Simon Key Bertman’s textile designs are a treat for the eyes, the brain, and the fingertips. His chunky woven patterns— as seen in his handwoven Chess throw —are inspired by optical patterns that...

    written by: Tiffany Orvet
    04.03.14

  3. Furniture by Color: Purple
    Product Reviews

    Furniture by Color: Purple

    Because of its vibrancy, purple can be a difficult color to work into an everyday space. But whether, woven into a throw or set upon a side table, it can be a regal accent, adding richness and...

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    03.31.14

  4. 8 Idiosyncratic Bedrooms
    Rooms We Love

    8 Idiosyncratic Bedrooms

    When it comes to bedroom design, there is a healthy debate among designers and architects: Some say never go white (too antiseptic); some say never go dark (too gloomy). We hope these highly...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    01.07.14

  5. A New Year: A New Look
    Product Reviews

    A New Year: A New Look

    It's the time of year when we all tend to think of starting anew. While we may look back on the past year and appreciate it, there are no doubt some things that we might want to change a bit....

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    01.02.14

  6. Why So Serious? 8 Whimsical Designs
    We Recommend

    Why So Serious? 8 Whimsical Designs

    Modern design doesn't always have to be so highbrow, sometimes it can be downright whimsical. Here, we've gathered up eight of our favorite playfully and amusing modern designs.

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    10.02.13

  7. Fall Design Trend: Neutrals and Organics
    We Recommend

    Fall Design Trend: Neutrals and Organics

    This fall, we are loving neutral and organic tones. Take a look at some of these Dwell homes that really capture the concept of this trend and then check out some of our recommendations for...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    09.17.13

  8. 6 Ways to Add Throw Pillows
    Design 101

    6 Ways to Add Throw Pillows

    They haven’t always been in design favor, but throw pillows, when done right, can add warmth, color, and texture to a room like nothing else can. Six designers show us how.

    written by: Erika Heet
    09.11.13

  9. 6 Dwell-Approved Shops Around the World
    Shops

    6 Dwell-Approved Shops Around the World

    Six modern retail destinations approved by Dwell editors, from a blanket store in Frankfurt to a Japanese-Scandinavian product mix in Toronto.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    09.02.13

  10. Graphic Pillow Picks
    We Recommend

    Graphic Pillow Picks

    Soften up your modern room with pillows that add comfort but won't take away from a clean aesthetic.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    08.06.13

  11. 6 Summer Pillows and Throws
    Product Reviews

    6 Summer Pillows and Throws

    When spring cleaning is done and summer is in full swing, it's the perfect time to spruce up your living space with some bright and colorful pillows and throws. Click through for some of our...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    07.16.13

  12. 5 Alternatives to the Traditional Headboard
    Post

    5 Alternatives to the Traditional Headboard

    The bed is so much more than a place to lay your head, it's the focal point of the room and the headboard can either make or break that look. Rather than the conventional headboard, consider one of...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    05.09.13

  13. 5 Things to Bring on the Spring
    Post

    5 Things to Bring on the Spring

    Spring is upon us! It's time to shake off the winter gloom and welcome the new season with these five great products that are sure to add a little color and cheer to both your indoor and outdoor...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    03.21.13

  14. ICFF 2012: Offsite Design Exhibitions
    Travel Reports

    ICFF 2012: Offsite Design Exhibitions

    Each spring, New York Design Week gets bigger and better thanks in part to an ever-expanding roster at ICFF (more on that here) as well as the dedication of several local organizations presenting...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    05.24.12

  15. Rock the Boat
    My House

    Rock the Boat

    New Zealand architect Davor Popadich invoked nautical sheds in his unconventional design for his family’s home on Auckland’s North Shore.

    written by: Jeremy Hansen
    photos by: Simon Devitt
    02.05.12

  16. Designed by Commune
    Product of the Day

    Designed by Commune

    I've had my eye on Commune's work for a while now, having first encountered their unique, quirky, modern aesthetic sensibility at the Ace Hotel & Swim Club in Palm Springs, California, which...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    11.29.11

  17. A Visit to HAY Copenhagen
    Travel Reports

    A Visit to HAY Copenhagen

    I just returned to the office from a trip to Copenhagen spent reporting a handful of stories for the magazine and scouting future projects. A highlight of the trip was my visit to HAY, a fantastic...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    11.15.11

  18. Kristi Reimers of Eco Carmel
    Shops

    Kristi Reimers of Eco Carmel

    In August 2010, Kristi Reimers opened the doors of her shop Eco Carmel to fulfill a dream of starting her own businesses and also to make a difference to her Carmel, California, community and to...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    08.30.11

  19. Marimekko's Iconic Patterns
    Product of the Day

    Marimekko's Iconic Patterns

    It's hard not to adore (and lust after) Marimekko's fabrics. In the early 1950s, as Finland continued its slow ­recovery from World War II, textile designer Armi Ratia seized the opportunity to...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    07.26.11

  20. Marimekko at Crate & Barrel
    Travel Reports

    Marimekko at Crate & Barrel

    This week, Marimekko launched its fourth and fifth shops at Crate & Barrel in Los Angeles and San Francisco. The two companies have collaborated for four decades so it makes sense that...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Miyoko Ohtake
    05.27.11

  21. Maison & Objet: Part 2
    Travel Reports

    Maison & Objet: Part 2

    I'm just back from Paris, and still processing all the exciting new furnishings, accessories, and objets I spied at Maison & Objet over the weekend. In case you missed my first dispatch, check...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    01.27.11

  22. Kind of New
    House Tours

    Kind of New

    For Brussels-based furniture designer Christiane Högner, inspiration comes less from glossy design mags than the castoffs she finds on the streets of Belgium.

    written by: Sally McGrane
    photos by: Céline Clanet
    01.12.11

  23. Mies van der Rohe, Lafayette Park
    House Tours

    Mies van der Rohe, Lafayette Park

    High-rise superblocks and identical clusters of row houses set apart from the urban grid have been much maligned as some of the major wrongdoings of modernism, but Detroit's Lafayette Park&mdash...

    written by: Sam Grawe
    photos by: Raimund Koch
    01.14.09

  24. Take Me Home
    My House

    Take Me Home

    A “tree house” of clean lines, ample glass, and thoughtful ingenuity lets a Washington, DC–area family and a stream of weekend guests enjoy prefab living in an unlikely locale:...

    written by: Jeremy Berlin
    photos by: Chris Mueller
    01.08.09

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