Best of Design Awards
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Ceramics Artist to Know: Matthias Kaiser
Vienna-based potter Matthias Kaiser blends Japanese ceramics technique with quirky modernism.
Dwell Patterns with Heath Ceramics
Dwell and Sausalito–based Heath Ceramics have more than a few things in common. We're both design-focused Bay Area companies.
Uncle Knows Best
A niece seeks out her uncle to design a home for her family in Ecuador.
Idyllic Home Designed for an Artist
In the remote San Juan Islands, an artist and an architect collaborate on a modern residence dedicated to creative pursuits.
4 Tips to Know When Decorating With Illustrated Wallpaper
Wallpaper designer Sian Zeng shares four mighty wise tips to note when styling with patterned paper.
7 Prefab Companies That Oregon Dwellers Should Know
Modular homes available in the Beaver State, known for its abundant forests, place emphasis on sustainability and stay connected...
5 Terms in Sustainable Design You Should Know
Embodied energy, gray water, black water, carbon footprint—the list of sustainable design terms goes on and on, and we're here to...
Norwegian Ceramics Studio in an Old Ski Factory
Norwegian porcelain and ceramics studio MENT produces minimalist and monochromatic wares.
Artist Reinvents the Contemporary Art Experience
Sargam Griffin, a contemporary artist located in Healdsburg, California, is reinventing the art experience.
A Neglected Chapel Is Reborn as an Artist's Live/Work Space
After a thoughtful restoration, a former chapel in South London embraces a new calling as a vibrant, contemporary space for a...
100 Years of Bauhaus: What You Should Know About This Milestone Movement
In celebration of the 100th anniversary of Bauhaus, we delve into its background and profound, lasting legacy on the art and...
Reclaimed Materials Make Up This Artist Studio in Washington
A modern cabin designed by Les Eerkes incorporates freecycled materials and makes a minimal impact on the surrounding forest.
An Artist Builds a Wooden Home That Lets Nature Be the Boss
In coastal New England, an artist turns a wooded property into a haven for creating and living.
One of our favorite booths at Dwell on Design 2012 was BKB Ceramics, a company—well, an artisan really—based in Joshua Tree,...
Before & After: A Car Shop in San Francisco Is Reborn as an Artist’s Loft, Gallery, and Studio
SOMA Residence by Dumican Mosey Architects showcases a wide array of art, including, most notably, a Fiat mounted upside down...
4 Companies to Know If You're Building a Prefab Home in Ohio
These four modular home manufacturers and builders in Ohio can make your prefab dream a reality.
A Washington Artist Retreat Boasts Mesmerizing Mountain Views
Borrowing from the local rural vernacular, a rugged yet modern artist retreat embraces the landscape.
Getting Technical: 5 Types of Wood Joints You Should Know
No matter if a piece of furniture is big or small, plywood or solid, the type of joint used in production can make or break the...
Two Grad-School Friends Apply Their Know-How to a Manhattan Beach Bungalow
When Jason Ro and Zac Rockett of Ro | Rockett Design began plotting an addition to a 1950s bungalow in Manhattan Beach,...
10 Things You Need to Know About Isamu Noguchi
On his birthday, we remember Japanese-American artist, designer, and activist Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988) for a legacy of...