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  1. Dusty Garages Transformed Into Studios, Party Rooms, and More
    Renovation

    Dusty Garages Transformed Into Studios, Party Rooms, and More

    Garages are loaded with untapped potential, but many homeowners take their outbuildings for granted. Here are five garages that were transformed from dusty storage units into functional spaces.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    12.05.14

  2. Modular Compound is the Ultimate Retreat for Three Generations
    House Tours

    Modular Compound is the Ultimate Retreat for Three Generations

    On a wedge-shaped lot in the Texas Hill Country, a couple adapt a modular system to create an idyllic gathering spot.

    written by: Dan Oko
    photos by: Collin Hughes
    12.05.14

  3. Aalto Isn't the Only Finnish Modernist: Meet Ilmari Tapiovaara
    Profiles

    Aalto Isn't the Only Finnish Modernist: Meet Ilmari Tapiovaara

    Looking at back at the varied career of Finnish furniture designer Ilmari Tapiovaara.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    12.05.14

  4. Ask the Expert: Gift-Buying Tips from David Alhadeff of The Future Perfect
    Product

    Ask the Expert: Gift-Buying Tips from David Alhadeff of The Future Perfect

    David Alhadeff, the owner of The Future Perfect, suggests products he loves to give and receive.

    written by: William Lamb
    12.05.14

  5. Ask the Expert: Gift-Buying Tips from Caroline Baumann of Cooper Hewitt
    Product

    Ask the Expert: Gift-Buying Tips from Caroline Baumann of Cooper Hewitt

    The director of the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum lists her favorite belongings and gifts.

    written by: William Lamb
    12.04.14

  6. Seattle Home Carefully Blocks Out Neighbors, While Celebrating Natural Surroundings
    Houses We Love

    Seattle Home Carefully Blocks Out Neighbors, While Celebrating Natural Surroundings

    Melding corrugated metal with Douglas Fir wood, a sustainable home in Seattle brings nature inside while preserving a couple’s privacy.

    written by: Laura C. Mallonee
    12.04.14

  7. Holiday Gift Guide 2014: For the Bibliophile
    Gift Guides

    Holiday Gift Guide 2014: For the Bibliophile

    When it comes to giving books, one size (usually) fits all, there's no need to find an additional box with which to wrap it, and it lasts a lifetime. We've handpicked a few of our favorites along...

    written by: Diana Budds
    12.04.14

  8. 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

  9. Incredible Floating Barge Makes it Possible to Grow Food on Any Body of Water
    A Great Idea

    Incredible Floating Barge Makes it Possible to Grow Food on Any Body of Water

    The modular Jellyfish Barge could be a solar-powered solution to food shortages.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    12.03.14

  10. 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

  11. Fuel Up at These Super Charming Coffee Shops
    Shops

    Fuel Up at These Super Charming Coffee Shops

    Here at Dwell, we're always on the lookout for coffee shops that are as passionate about design as java. Drawn from our archives, these are six delightful cafés where you can relax and recharge.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    12.03.14

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. A Coffee Shop Made With Shipping Containers in South Africa
    Shops

    A Coffee Shop Made With Shipping Containers in South Africa

    Earthworld Architects & Interiors, based in Pretoria, the South African capital, was hired to design a coffee shop for the Foghound Interactive Coffee Company outside Johannesburg with used...

    written by: William Lamb
    12.02.14

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. Camera-Inspired Artist's Studio Offers Stunning, Wide-Angle Views
    Houses We Love

    Camera-Inspired Artist's Studio Offers Stunning, Wide-Angle Views

    Christian Tonko designs a delicate artist's studio that hugs the hilly landscape.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    12.02.14

  20. 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

  21. 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

  22. 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

  23. 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

  24. Three Sisters Renovate Their Parents' Midcentury Home
    Renovation

    Three Sisters Renovate Their Parents' Midcentury Home

    When a couple was looking to update their 1960s house in Brentwood, California, they didn't have to look far for help. Their daughters, who make up the Los Angeles- and New York-based design...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    12.01.14

  25. 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

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