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  1. 7 Steps to a Party-Ready Modern Home
    House Tours

    7 Steps to a Party-Ready Modern Home

    To coincide with our gift guide featuring modern gifts for the consummate host, we've rounded up a few crucial tips for entertaining at home from Dwell residents past.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    11.19.14

  2. Coffee Break: Verve, Santa Cruz
    Food

    Coffee Break: Verve, Santa Cruz

    For a coffee roastery and storefront in a century-old structure, Fuse Architecture stuck to the three Rs: recast, repurpose, and reimagine.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Ted Holladay
    11.19.14

  3. A New Modern Showroom Opens in Los Angeles
    Shops

    A New Modern Showroom Opens in Los Angeles

    From the owner of the city's Minotti showroom comes Mass Beverly, a full-service design destination.

    written by: Erika Heet
    11.21.14

  4. A Chocolate Bar that Tastes as Good as it Looks
    Food

    A Chocolate Bar that Tastes as Good as it Looks

    When it comes to confections, packaging often gets the high design treatment. But what about the treat itself? Dandelion, a San Francisco–based purveyor of ethically sourced chocolate, teamed up...

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.24.14

  5. Beautiful Bauhaus Buildings in Tel Aviv Transformed into Hotels
    Travel Reports

    Beautiful Bauhaus Buildings in Tel Aviv Transformed into Hotels

    Tel Aviv’s UNESCO-inscribed White City, a neighborhood that houses some of the city’s more historic Bauhaus architecture, is undergoing a revival: as gorgeous boutique hotels and eateries have...

    written by: Gemma Price
    11.25.14

  6. An Updated Design Hostel for the Belgian Socialists of Yesteryear
    Hotels

    An Updated Design Hostel for the Belgian Socialists of Yesteryear

    An old Art Deco building in Ghent, Belgium—and former headquarters for a Socialist newspaper—sees new life as a design-y hostel for travelers on the cheap.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    11.26.14

  7. Jaime Hayon Reimagines a Room in an Iconic Copenhagen Hotel
    Hotels

    Jaime Hayon Reimagines a Room in an Iconic Copenhagen Hotel

    In 1958, Arne Jacobsen designed the SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen—an emblem of midcentury Scandinavia. Every detail from the structure (which was Denmark's first skyscraper) to the cutlery,...

    written by: Diana Budds
    12.11.14

  8. City Guide: 10 Places to Visit in Mexico City
    City Guide

    City Guide: 10 Places to Visit in Mexico City

    Michel Rojkind and Gerardo Salinas of Rojkind Arquitectos have taken on commissions all over the world, but the work they have done in their hometown of Mexico City reflects a glowing pride of...

    written by: William Lamb
    12.12.14

  9. Date Night for Architects: New York's Newest Restaurant with Design Cred
    Travel Reports

    Date Night for Architects: New York's Newest Restaurant with Design Cred

    A restrained interior by architect Annabelle Selldorf adds gravitas to restaurateur Danny Meyer's latest hotspot, Marta, inside the new Martha Washington hotel.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    photos by: Jonathan Chesley
    01.07.15

  10. The Modern Bride’s Guide to Wedding Registries
    Product

    The Modern Bride’s Guide to Wedding Registries

    Riddle us this: Why would a couple register for fondue pots and salt spoons in 2015? Don't fret: Dwell has rounded up everything you need to know when it comes to building a house's worth of modern...

    written by: Alex Ronan
    01.20.15

  11. A Serene Hotel in Carmel, California
    Hotels

    A Serene Hotel in Carmel, California

    Design maverick Nicole Hollis masterminds new guest rooms at the Carmel Valley Ranch that channel a rustic, casual, and modern sensibility.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Laure Joliet
    01.20.15

  12. All the Cacti You Could Ever Need at a Shop in Los Angeles
    Shops

    All the Cacti You Could Ever Need at a Shop in Los Angeles

    When it comes to impressive indoor gardens, certain plants are having their moment in the spotlight (we're looking at you, succulents, tillandsias, and fiddle leaf fig trees). The new Los Angeles...

    written by: Diana Budds
    01.21.15

  13. First-Ever Virgin Hotel Opens Stateside in Chicago
    Hotels

    First-Ever Virgin Hotel Opens Stateside in Chicago

    Virgin hires Rockwell Group Europe to rethink the hotel room paradigm for its entry into the hospitality field, a modern hotel in a historic building in Chicago.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    02.06.15

  14. Blue Never Looked Better Than In This Modern Vancouver Restaurant
    Food

    Blue Never Looked Better Than In This Modern Vancouver Restaurant

    For Kin Kao, a Thai restaurant located in Vancouver, architects David and Susan Scott created a vibrant, modern interior reflecting a spirit similar to the food served.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Stephen Wilde
    02.13.15

  15. To Paris with Love: Modern Homes in the City of Light
    Post

    To Paris with Love: Modern Homes in the City of Light

    In honor of Eiffel Tower Day, we celebrate our favorite modern homes in Paris.

    written by: Brandi Andres
    04.01.15

  16. 5 New Zealand Getaways
    Houses We Love

    5 New Zealand Getaways

    Although warm weather is finally upon us, these five homes in New Zealand have us dreaming about vacation.

    written by: Andrea Smith
    04.16.15

  17. 8 Places to Visit in Buenos Aires
    Travel Reports

    8 Places to Visit in Buenos Aires

    A design lover's guide to the Argentine capital.

    written by: Vanessa Bell
    05.13.15

  18. 10 Places to Visit in Beijing
    Travel Reports

    10 Places to Visit in Beijing

    A design guide to China's bustling capital.

    written by: Jessica Rapp
    05.22.15

  19. The Alessi 9090
    How To

    The Alessi 9090

    Alessi—In the 1970s, Alessi invested $300,000 to develop its first cooking appliance: a stovetop espresso maker by Richard Sapper. The northern Italian family business had made stainless...

    written by: Virginia Gardiner
    photos by: Alex Subrizi
    02.26.09

  20. Alessi 9090: Cold Press
    How To

    Alessi 9090: Cold Press

    The factory floor is a city of tall hydraulic presses. Humming and chinking sounds bellow down aisle after aisle. Workers wearing light-blue gloves spray grease onto sheet-metal pieces, place them...

    01.01.09

  21. Alessi 9090: Weld
    How To

    Alessi 9090: Weld

    Tungsten inert gas (TIG) welds and spot-welds join the molded parts. In TIG welding, the inert gas argon is blown out of a nozzle to surround a white-hot tungsten electrode at the tip of the...

    01.01.09

  22. Alessi 9090: Polish
    How To

    Alessi 9090: Polish

    Alessi uses two types of 18/10 stainless steel (the number refers to the chromium-to-nickel ratio): 2B, with a carbon content of 0.2 percent, is more malleable and less shiny than BA, which has 0.4...

    01.01.09

  23. How To

    Alessi 9090: Package

    After more than 100 steps, the completed parts are ready for packaging. Workers assemble the upper container, filter funnel, gasket, and boiler in much the same way that the eventual user will put...

    01.01.09

  24. Steelwood Chair
    How To

    Steelwood Chair

    Magis—The Steelwood chair from Magis is a product of experience—the suppliers who punch the sheet metal for the back, which adroitly supports four legs and a beech wood seat, are among...

    written by: Virginia Gardiner
    photos by: Erwan Bouroullec
    01.25.09

  25. Flos Glo-Ball
    How To

    Flos Glo-Ball

    Designers and manufacturers bemoan the profusion of cheaply made copycats, but it’s been proven time and again that truly great design can never be obscured by poor imitation. For evidence, look no...

    written by: Virginia Gardiner
    photos by: Alex Subrizi
    01.25.09

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