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...
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...
Workstead Lighting
Earlier this month, Workstead, a Brooklyn–based design firm comprised of Robert Highsmith and Stefanie Brechbuehler, unveiled...
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...
Extend Your Time Outside With These 6 Innovative Lighting Designs For Your Outdoor Space
Take it outside—and stay awhile—by incorporating the right lighting into your landscape.
Hot Tropic Part 3
Off to Miami’s botanical gardens.
Hollywood Renovation: Week 3
In this new, exclusive series for Dwell.com, Linda Taalman of Taalman Koch Architecture will track the hands-on renovation of...
Scotland: Day 3
I bid the fair city of Edinburgh farewell this morning as I boarded the train at Waverley Station.
Touring Switzerland: Day 3
Things commenced this morning under the gray skies again, though this time, instead of nattering about Zurich, we were off to the...
curio 3: fresh kills
The 3rd issue of Curio explores our morbid fascination with murder and death, likening the heedless pruning of flowers to...
The Making of Screenplay: Part 3
Jenny Wu, a partner at Oyler Wu Collaborative, documents the process from design through fabrication of their latest...
Dwell Los Angeles Home Tours Day #1 Preview: West Side
Representing the architectural eclecticism of L.A.’s west side, the five homes selected for day one of the Dwell Los Angeles Home...
Lighting We Love: Onefortythree
Las Vegas designer Logan Hendrickson makes versatile, industrial-inspired lighting that won't break the bank.
Lighting Lower Manhattan
Attention lighting professionals: New York City is making like Hong Kong and illuminating its waterfront in a proposed bid that...
Kathleen Hills Lighting
If your resolutions this year involve simplicity and well-designed products, look into designer Kathleen Hills.
A Zero-Energy Community: Part 3
Project Manager Brad Liljequist chronicles the building of the zHome, a ten-unit townhome in Issaquah, Washington—the first...
Dwell Home Venice: Part 3
In this series, Sebastian Mariscal designs a home in Venice, California, that brings the outside in. We track the project from...
Sunken Outdoor Fire Pit
Hufft Projects carves out a sunken seating area in an outdoor scheme designed for entertaining.