Latest Stories

Browse the most recent stories from Dwell about modern homes, architecture, products, and design.

20 Totally Charming Gift Ideas for Tea Lovers
20 Totally Charming Gift Ideas for Tea Lovers
Matcha, rooibos, English breakfast, chai—no matter the variety, these stylish tea accessories can help stir up the perfect cup.
In Amsterdam, Where Homes Stand Cheek by Jowel, an Architect’s Renovation Finds the Light
Jeroen Spee of Studio Prototype takes inspiration from a Roman domus to turn a two-unit building into one glowing residence for his own family.
Budget Breakdown: A $614K Renovation Carves Up an L.A. Bungalow Like a Slice of Swiss Cheese
Shin Shin Architecture brings playful porosity and a fresh ADU to a 1923 single-family home.
An Architect Couple’s Former Home Lists for $1.8M in Los Angeles
An Architect Couple’s Former Home Lists for $1.8M in Los Angeles
Designed by architects Linda Pollari and Robert Somol in 2001, the recently updated Off Use House features floor-to-ceiling glass doors that connect the primary living spaces to a...
A Tiny Cabin in Finland Is a Creative Temple for Its Filmmaker Owner
Pirinen Salo Oy looks to church architecture and the illusions of cinema to craft an inspirational lakeside retreat.
An Old Garden Inspires a Passive House in the English Countryside
London firm McLean Quinlan built out from a dilapidated brick wall that once enclosed a garden, creating an energy-efficient home with an elegant facade.
The Best Bouquets You Can Buy Online for Valentine’s Day
Deliver beautiful blooms straight to that special someone’s doorstep with the click of a button.
A Renovated Midcentury With Indoor/Outdoor Spaces Asks $2.8M in Santa Barbara, CA
The four-bedroom home opens to 800 square feet of landscaped gardens and a private patio with an al fresco dining area, a fire pit, and a cedar hot tub.
Here’s How We Fix the Hole in the Middle of the Housing Market
Soaring real estate prices and shrinking housing options are leaving families in urban centers with fewer pathways to homeownership—but these architects, designers, and developers...
A Geometric Montreal Home Creates a Sense of Grandeur With a Small Footprint
Designers Nicholas Francoeur and Joel Fontaine Lortie renovate a single-story dwelling, utilizing double-height ceilings to maximize light and generate visual connections between...
These Prefab Tiny Homes Can Be Linked to Create Entire Apartment Complexes
These Prefab Tiny Homes Can Be Linked to Create Entire Apartment Complexes
PolyRoom by French design studio Cutwork is a compact, flexible living space designed for endless applications.
Before & After: This Late ’70s London Home Was Designed to Be Taken Apart
A (mostly) DIY reno by an English family and MAP Architecture fulfills the destiny of a timber-frame “self-build” home in Lewisham.
An Australian Builder’s Cramped Family Cottage Gets an Industrial-Inspired Extension
In Melbourne’s Newport suburb, OOF! Architecture leads a skillful remodel packed with playful surprises like exposed trusses, a gantry walkway, and a hidden dog tunnel.
An Art Deco Villa With Royal Ties Hits the Market at €2.2M
Built in the 1860s for a renowned French painter, the sprawling three-level residence was later redesigned at the request of Winnaretta Singer, Princesse Edmond de Polignac.
Getting in Lockstep
Level Home’s smart locks pair high design with an intuitive approach to home entry.
Minimal Impact
J Geiger’s Inception Shades deliver sleek design and smart-home capabilities.
Editor’s Letter: The Middle Ground
We should look at these Canadian townhouses as a playbook for patching up the middle of the housing market.
How to Make a House Feel Like a Home, According to the Founders of Canyon Coffee
For Ally Walsh and Casey Wojtalewicz, any good coffee routine requires intention—and so does decorating a new space.
Design Historian Michelle Millar Fisher Views This 1950s Innovation as a Turning Point for Parenting
The historic breast pump she bought on eBay is now featured in an exhibit called “Designing Motherhood” at Philadelphia’s Mütter Museum and Center for Architecture and Design.
In the Silver Lake Section of Los Angeles, a Renovation Takes Advantage of Enviable Views
The view was incredible—the house not so much—but an L.A. couple saw the potential in a hillside fixer-upper.
An Eccentric Facade Turns Heads at This House Outside Paris
At a dancer’s home in the suburbs, a series of louvers wrapping the exterior balance privacy and openness.
Plugged-In Parenting: Expert Advice and the Latest Wave of Devices
We gathered a list of new gadgetry for growing families and organized it around common threads—from security to creativity.
Icelandic Mom-Turned-Entrepreneur Eyrún Eggertsdóttir Designs a Doll to Mimic Neonatal Biorhythms
A new wave of devices proposes to improve how kids experience the world, striving to support everything from sleep quality to balance and coordination.
A Smart Bassinet and Better Baby Monitor Are Providing Parents Peace of Mind in 2022
Also hear from Priya Patel and Esther Beke of Brooklyn-based interior design firm 4|MATIV, who are on a mission to make school environments more tactile and hands on.
The Tech Entrepreneur Behind Coursera Is Now Designing a Better Online Classroom
And—on the product front—new conduits of communication and emotional intelligence are designed to make kids feel closer at a time when so much in our lives is remote.
Landscape Architect Meghan Talarowski Is Making Playgrounds Less Predictable—and Kids More Resilient
Check out new products inspiring creativity in kids: Storytelling, bot building, and noise making are just a few of the activities that the creators of these artful objects hope...
Former Toy Designer Dan Judkins Is Tackling Tech for the “Fourth Trimester” of Pregnancy
These technology companies have developed new gadgetry for the body and the mind—from eating well with ease to learning to meditate from an adorable turtle.
Perched on a Portuguese Hilltop, an Inspiring Studio Lets Creativity Take Flight
Architecture firm Madeiguincho found inventive uses for windows and wood to craft a space for creating—or just relaxing.
With Natural Materials and an Unfussy Attitude, a Latvian Prefab Embraces the Countryside
A couple and their son opted for a compact model by Manta North as a family retreat from their hectic life in Riga.
A Rambling Fishing Retreat in Montana Cuts Through Cabin Conventions
The Silhouette House by Lazor/Office is a two-part wood, glass, and steel building united by a sprawling system of decks and walkways.
Saving