Pendant lamps, task lamps, floor lamps, chandeliers, sconces, under counter lighting, and candles all provide a different ambiance. Understand how to create different moods at different times of the day. Lighting designers can help.

Richard Schultz Design Weighs in on 6 Outdoor Lighting Options
Be they medieval torches blazing on battlements or bug zappers crackling to life with each new victim, the need for outdoor...
9 Ways to Create the Perfect Outdoor Lighting
With the official start of summer just around the corner, we decided to put together an easy-to-follow guide to creating the...
12 Terrifically Glamorous Camping Options
While we might prefer to avoid the awkward sounding neologism "glamping," there's no doubt that this modern trend of retiring to...
Outdoor Living in NYC
The super's unit was anything but in this Upper West side co-op, however architect Brad Zizmor saw potential in the apartment...
How to Build an Outdoor Shower
There's still enough time this summer to do a little DIY and build an outdoor shower in your yard.
Meet 3 Robots That Could Be Changing the Construction Industry
We introduce you to three companies with innovative robotic systems that could be bringing a lot of change to home construction.
3 Tips for Mid-Century Modern Collectors
One of the great pleasures of visiting the McKenzie Residence in our September 2012 story "Borrego Springs Eternal," is owner...
A Helpful Guide to Living Room Lighting
Even if your living area is endowed with ample natural daylight, it's imperative to think carefully about lighting to make sure...
Modern by Dwell Magazine: Outdoor Collection
Take it outside by exploring a deeper preview of select outdoor items from our Modern by Dwell Magazine collection for Target.
8 Great Examples of Outdoor Design
Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron talks us through Dwell's June 2015 issue.
7 Affordable Prefab Homes and Other Alternative, Inexpensive Home Options
Nowadays, innovators in the world of prefab and kit home design have continued to push the boundaries on what they can do—their...
An Indoor/Outdoor Home in Minneapolis Defies a Harsh Climate
When Peterssen Keller Architecture set out to create a California-inspired property in Minneapolis, they decided to do so with an...
6 Flooring Options to Consider For Your Next Kitchen Renovation
Let's face it: your kitchen floor probably gets the most action of any of the flooring in your house.
Architects Dream Up Truly Inviting Housing Options for Aging Population
New advancements in aging-in-place strategies provide a positive outlook for the long term.
These 3 Co-Living Companies Are Transforming Urban Living
With co-living, the living's easy—you don’t have to worry about cleaning or running out of toilet paper, as it's all taken care...
7 Modern Nightstand Options
Once a locker for a midnight loo, the bedside table has taken on a far sweeter function—and a score of forms for holding big...
7 Homes With Beautiful Outdoor Patios
A patio or outdoor deck can bring a whole other dimension to a home, opening up the interiors and making the residents feel...
Tune In to Dwell’s First-Ever Podcast: Raw Materials 3 Ways
RM-3 Episode One shines a light on zinc, the hardworking, versatile metal that always has your back.
An Introduction to Lighting
One of the oldest proclamations in Western literature—maybe the very oldest, depending on how you see things—is “Let there be...
Lighting It Up
Perhaps the darker evenings are making me more sensitive to how beautiful light can be. I've been noticing innovative lighting...