Bük 'em, Danno
For fans of good design, great writing, and smart cultural objects, consider the Bük.
<em>Shape</em>: Doodles for Design Learning
A cartoon created by the Dublin City Council aims to get kids to question and shape their environment.
A Sustainable Rammed Earth Home in New Mexico
Studio eM Design’s rammed-earth home in Corrales, New Mexico, updates the regional adobe archetype into a hallmark of sustainable...
A New Slant
In Seattle, where others saw only a severe slope and lack of municipal hookups, one couple spotted their ticket to their dream...
Thomas Phifer: Light on the Subject
Don’t be fooled by his mellow, self-effacing demeanor: Architect Thomas Phifer is a master of his craft, designing daylit,...
Mid-Century Textile Design
Among the vintage interior design trends, the mid-century modern designs of the 1950s are holding fast.
Stow Aways
How do you squeeze maximum functionality out of minimal space? Rosa and Robert Garneau make it happen with multipurpose...
Evictus
So you have a deadbeat tenant: Here’s how you get rid of ’em.
Q&A with Artspace Founder
If the "Introduction to Art Collecting" story in our December/January 2011 issue whet your appetite for art acquisition—or if you...
All Together Now
When Svetlin Krastev and Dessi Nikolova had their second child, they saw two options: Go broke buying a bigger apartment, or...
Manhattan
Like many white people of a certain age, I first visited Harlem by mistake.
Creative Re-Use in Oakland
Stephen Shoup is the kind of person to see potential in things that others might miss.
In the Loop
Adrian Jones lived in his top-floor loft in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg neighborhood for nine years before renovating.
Bronx
Two hours later, revivified by a pair of conga players’ exuberant performance on the 2 train, I hustle out at the corner of Third...
Ruché Sofa
On a walk through Ligne Roset’s factory near Lyon, France, we track the multitude of steps, hands, and hours required to craft...
Viola Park's New Kitchen Islands
Henrybuilt and Viola Park rank high on our list of great, modern kitchen systems (a list that includes the likes of Snaidero,...
Conflict Kitchen Rises Again
If you're ever in Pittsburgh, you must swing by Conflict Kitchen for lunch—as I wrote in the December/January issue (and online...
Auger & Loizeau's Carnivorous Design
Is furniture animal, vegetable, or mineral? For designers James Auger and Jimmy Loizeau, who are also researchers at the Royal...
New York Stories
Holly Hotchner knows New York.
You Are Where You Live
The ads in the real estate section of the Sunday New York Times are a barometer of perceived need: what we think about when we...

Get a Daily Dose of Design

Sign up for the Dwell Daily Newsletter and never miss our new features, photos, home tours, stories, and more.