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A Neon, Faux-Fur Humanoid Pillow—and Other Weird, Wonderful Things You Need From Crosby Home Studios
Architect and designer Harry Nuriev’s home goods and loungewear collection debuts with a virtual showroom you won’t want to stop exploring.
Drumroll, Please—Announcing the Winners of the Dwell Design Awards
We asked an expert jury and our audience to choose the best projects of the year.
Designer Sean Brown’s Toronto Apartment Elevates the Y2K Aesthetic
The creator of the beloved CD rug mixes business and pleasure, treating his own digs as a life-size vision board for his home line Curves.
A New Children’s Book by MOS Architects Chronicles a Family’s Quest for the Perfect Home
In the whimsical hardcover “Houses for Sale,” a family visits the greatest homes in architectural history to find the right fit.
Yes, This Tokyo Photographer’s Candy-Colored Cityscapes Should Make You Feel Unsettled
It takes a second to understand why the images in Rumi Ando’s “Tokyo Nude” are so serene—and yet disquieting.
These Four Colors Will Dominate Our Homes in 2021
Industry experts predict the paint shades that will soothe and invigorate us after a volatile year.
Dwell’s 2020 Wrap-Up: The Best Stories We Published This Year
From the most spectacular to the most shared, these home tours, essays, interviews, and guides topped the charts.
Top 10 Stories That Defined 2020
From the pandemic’s upheaval of daily life to our nation’s racial reckoning and the dearth of affordable housing, these were the issues we grappled with this year.
Announcing the 2020 Dwell Design Awards Finalists
Here are the front-runners for Community Pick across eight categories.
Stefano Boeri Designs Prefab Vaccination Pavilions to Pop Up Across Italy
About 1,500 solar-powered, rapidly deployable structures will occupy the country’s main squares—each emblazoned with a primrose-inspired symbol of hope.
Prefab Startup Jupe Unveils a $17.5K Flat-Pack Shelter Inspired by “2001: A Space Odyssey”
Available to preorder for $99, the futuristic pod features on-board Wi-Fi and solar power for a plush, off-grid experience.
Virgil Abloh Just Dropped Another Dazzling Homage to Jean Prouvé
With a new colorway, Abloh updates two of French designer Jean Prouvé’s designs to striking effect.
A Young Photographer Captures the Sensuality of Alvar Aalto’s Work in Their Shared Finnish Hometown
When the pandemic drove Janne Tuunanen to return to Jyväskylä, he discovered a newfound appreciation for the legendary architect’s early projects.
Celebrating 20 Years of Dwell
We look back on two decades of covering cutting-edge design—and ask big questions about homebuilding, community, and technology that will resonate for years to come.
This New A-Frame Cabin Kit Can Be Built in a Weekend for $21K
Den’s new easy-to-assemble, flat-packed cabin is disrupting the prefab scene.
A Prefab Cabin Made From 100% Locally Sourced Wood Pops Up in France
A trio of architects use sustainably harvested timber to build an experimental home in the Loire Valley.
Don’t Miss IKEA’s Chic, Sustainable Tiny Home—Now Open for Virtual Tours
The retail giant teams up with Vox Creative to create a stylish, 187-square-foot dwelling that’s eco-friendly at its core.
Meet Our Judges for the 2020 Dwell Design Awards
These industry-leading designers and architects will select the best projects of the year.
Kodasema Launches Prefab Tiny Homes in the U.S. Starting at $95K
Kodasema is now accepting orders for their prefabricated micro homes in North and South America.
Going Circular Is the New Green—Here’s How Home Goods Companies Are Closing the Loop
From IKEA to Emeco, a growing number of businesses are slashing waste by putting it straight back into production.
How the Pandemic Is Reshaping Interior Design So Far
The pandemic has caused a sea change in how we live, work, and recreate—seven months later, here’s how that’s impacted our homes.
Submit Your Project to the 2020 Dwell Design Awards
Send us your best work in the Dwelling, Renovation, Prefab, Small Space, Garden, Kitchen, Bathroom, and Object categories by Friday, November 13.
We’re Swimming in Benjamin Moore’s 2021 Color of the Year
In a year robbed of serenity, the paint company gives us Aegean Teal—a Mediterranean hue meant to soothe.
Hood Century Founder Jerald Cooper Is Harnessing Instagram Clout for a New Preservation Movement
Leveraging hip-hop and hype culture, the talent booker–turned–preservationist angles to get more Black people engaged with, and influencing, design.
Just in Time for a New Age of Remote Work, Kibbo Combines Van Life and Co-Living
With a growing fleet of converted vans, a network of community clubhouses, and a vision of tech-enabled “ephemeral cities,” Kibbo believes the new normal is nomadic.
MENU Launches a Warm, Soulful Collection by Famed Midcentury Designer Arthur Umanoff
“They tell a story in your home,” says his daughter, Wendy Umanoff, who helped the Danish brand bring these obsession-worthy pieces back to life.
16 Essential Design Events to Catch This Fall
Available to view virtually or at a safe social distance, these fairs, exhibitions, talks, and tours should be on your calendar.
A Whimsical, Charred-Wood Teahouse Stands on Stilts in Germany
Japanese architect Terunobu Fujimori’s latest teahouse creation floats among pine trees at the Museum Insel Hombroich.
These New $49K Prefabs Can Snap Together Like LEGO Bricks
Boxabl’s flat-pack Casita ADUs are designed to combine for (virtually) infinite square footage.
9 Stunning New Homes in Austin Will Open Their Doors for a Virtual Tour
Celebrate the work of renowned architects with the 2020 AIA Austin Homes Tour—which you can experience from the comfort of your own house.