Based in San Francisco, Deborah Bishop has written for Dwell almost since the first issue hit the newsstands. She also writes frequently about art, craft, and other stuff that comes her way, and remains an enthusiastic consumer of books made from dead trees.

Devising Clever Solutions For a Small San Francisco Loft
A software engineer outfits his tiny apartment with flexible design ideas.
Water Sports
Energy-smart technology makes managing a Sausalito floating home easy, even from 6,000 miles away.
Domino Effect: How a Bedroom Refresh Jump-Started a Whole-House Remodel For a Tech Exec
How a bedroom remodel jumped the threshold and infiltrated every room in the house.
Check Back
After a stealth makeover, a California Craftsman gains light, space, and a partial facelift.
A Meadow With Amenities
The owners of an airy woodland retreat can fit its caretaker in a pocket.
This Endless Playscape Is Complete with a Bamboo Forest and Trampoline
A pleasure garden in northern California is rich in whimsical surprises.