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  1. European Plants Generate Energy—and Pride—from Waste
    Green

    European Plants Generate Energy—and Pride—from Waste

    With Europe leading the way, waste-to-energy plants are turning an unlikely resource—garbage—into electricity.

    written by: William Lamb
    04.04.14

  2. Art You Can Walk All Over: Carpet by Steffen Kehrle
    How they make it

    Art You Can Walk All Over: Carpet by Steffen Kehrle

    By painting on the assembly line, German designer Steffen Kehrle turns carpets into canvas.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    03.25.14

  3. A Table That Charges Your iPhone
    Product of the Day

    A Table That Charges Your iPhone

    Designer Marjan van Aubel’s Current project, based on photosynthesis, uses a solar-powered table to charge electronics.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    03.18.14

  4. 3D Printing Documentary at SXSW
    Post

    3D Printing Documentary at SXSW

    The disruptive technology is ready for a closeup, with Print the Legend, a new documentary film on 3D printing premiering this week at SXSW.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    03.13.14

  5. Reaction Housing's Affordable Portable Launches at SXSW
    A Great Idea

    Reaction Housing's Affordable Portable Launches at SXSW

    Inspired by a coffee cup, the EXO portable housing prototype can make a difference for those in need.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    03.10.14

  6. Want the Perfect Chair? Print It
    A Great Idea

    Want the Perfect Chair? Print It

    Berlin-based BigRep wants to make your next piece of furniture on a 3D printer. When employees of the company attended the 3D Printshow in New York earlier this month, furniture wasn’t the focus,...

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    02.26.14

  7. Dwell Media and Volvo Cars Bring The Future of Mobility to Palm Springs Modernism Week 2014
    Sponsored Post

    Dwell Media and Volvo Cars Bring The Future of Mobility to Palm Springs Modernism Week 2014

    On Sunday, February 16, Dwell Media and Swedish luxury automobile manufacturer Volvo activated a day of innovation to explore the Future of Mobility at Modernism Week in Palm Springs.

    written by: Dwell Staff
    02.24.14

  8. Gadget of the Week: Dyson's Digital Slim DC 59
    Product Reviews

    Gadget of the Week: Dyson's Digital Slim DC 59

    British manufacturer Dyson recently launched the DC 59, a cordless vacuum that's one-and-half times more powerful than its predecessor. We took it for a test run and found that its compact size,...

    written by: Diana Budds
    01.31.14

  9. "Quake" Exhibit Explores Intersection of Architecture and Engineering
    Post

    "Quake" Exhibit Explores Intersection of Architecture and Engineering

    A New York exhibition explores where architecture and engineering meet to design for earthquake zones.

    written by: William Lamb
    01.17.14

  10. Modern Desktop Accessories
    Product Reviews

    Modern Desktop Accessories

    To help you get organized this year, we first brought you our favorite office space inspirations. Now we have the desktop accessories to take you rest of the way. From scissors to staplers to pens...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    01.13.14

  11. 7 Innovations from the 2014 International CES Part Two
    Latest

    7 Innovations from the 2014 International CES Part Two

    Here is a quick roundup from days two and three of our roaming the floor at the 2014 International CES in Las Vegas.

    written by: William Lamb
    01.10.14

  12. Wearable Fitness Tech at CES 2014
    A Great Idea

    Wearable Fitness Tech at CES 2014

    The wearable technology trend has gone gangbusters. At the 2014 International CES, electronic fitness trackers had a strong presence on the show floor. Here's a sampling.

    written by: Diana Budds
    01.10.14

  13. 7 Innovations from the 2014 International CES Part One
    Latest

    7 Innovations from the 2014 International CES Part One

    Here are seven striking finds from Dwell's first day roaming the sprawling floor (or floors, really) of the 2014 International CES, formerly known as the International Consumer Electronics Show in...

    written by: William Lamb
    01.09.14

  14. Architecture and Design: 2013 Year In Review
    Post

    Architecture and Design: 2013 Year In Review

    We recap 2013's top headlines related to design and architecture. The year's top-of-mind issues—privacy rights, government's reach, the increasing income gap, economic vitality, and gender politics...

    written by: Diana Budds
    12.16.13

  15. Empire State of Modern: 7 Upstate New York Houses
    Houses We Love

    Empire State of Modern: 7 Upstate New York Houses

    Where does Upstate New York begin? Ask a New York City dweller and they are likely to tell you that "Upstate" means anything north of the Cross-Westchester Expressway. Wherever its southern...

    written by: William Lamb
    12.11.13

  16. 6 Famous Brutalist Buildings
    Design 101

    6 Famous Brutalist Buildings

    Named after its raw aesthetic, Brutalism in modern architecture features elements of strict linear design and repetitive geometric shapes. The controversial style rose to popularity in the 1950s...

    written by: Kate Santos
    12.07.13

  17. 7 Solar Powered Homes
    Green

    7 Solar Powered Homes

    These seven beautiful homes are harnessing the power of the sun and doing it with modern elegance. Click through for inspiration on how to incorporate solar panels into your own home design and...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    11.26.13

  18. Contest Spotlights Four Innovative Sustainable Building Materials
    Latest

    Contest Spotlights Four Innovative Sustainable Building Materials

    The first annual Cradle to Cradle Product Innovation Challenge heralds four innovative, sustainable building materials.

    written by: William Lamb
    11.18.13

  19. Acoustics in Architecture
    The Argument

    Acoustics in Architecture

    We share our favorite essays, homes, and products devoted to exploring and celebrating music in the modern world.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    11.05.13

  20. 7 Green Renovations
    Renovation

    7 Green Renovations

    Building green can be a challenge to really pull off—not to mention afford—but as the following seven houses from our pages show, the payback is huge.

    written by: Erika Heet
    11.05.13

  21. 10 Noteworthy Sustainable Homes
    Green

    10 Noteworthy Sustainable Homes

    From solar power and recycled materials to thermal energy and rooftop gardens, these 10 homes are both inspiring and functional models for sustainable living.

    written by: Jami Smith
    10.14.13

  22. Design Tips for Privacy: Helpful Products Part One
    In The Modern World

    Design Tips for Privacy: Helpful Products Part One

    From sound absorbing acoustic wall tiles to geometric white oak screens, here is a set of five products to increase privacy at home and in the office.

    10.09.13

  23. Design Tips for Privacy
    In The Modern World

    Design Tips for Privacy

    As the lines between our public and personal lives become increasingly blurry, designers are helping redefine privacy for the 21st century. Here we explore the new frontiers­—in residential...

    photos by: Iwan Baan
    10.08.13

  24. Meet the Nest Protect Smoke Detector
    Product of the Day

    Meet the Nest Protect Smoke Detector

    Palo Alto–based product design company Nest Labs—known for its slick Learning thermostat—announced its next venture today: the Nest Protect smoke and carbon monoxide detector. "This is a product...

    written by: Diana Budds
    10.08.13

  25. Exploring the Future of 3D Printing: Day 2
    Latest

    Exploring the Future of 3D Printing: Day 2

    The second day of the Media Bistro–sponsored 3D Inside Printing Conference and Expo offered more exploration of the industry, including an exploration of the coding associated with creating 3D...

    written by: Erika Heet
    09.25.13

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