The Green Lagoon
From the deck of this waterfront house, the scenery is abuzz with Northern California wildlife–but there's not a utility bill in...
9 Small Spaces With Color
From city apartments to vacation rentals and boutique hotels, a daring and creative use of colorful paint, textiles, and other...
Color Unleashed
After attending a few international furniture fairs, Dwell editors spot a hunger for optimism in design.
In Living Color
Architect Pedro Gadanho brings a body of hypercolorful work and a curiosity for the world stage to his new position as MoMA’s...
Greener Grass
Craving the conveniences of city life, a couple sidle over to Seattle from the countryside without compromising their love of the...
True Hollywood Story
For over seventy years, through 7,000 photography sessions, and with 70,000 negatives, Julius Shulman captured the elusive spirit...
Building Green in Santa Monica
At the end of 2000, Tryggvi Thorsteinsson and Erla Dögg Ingjaldsdóttir, Icelandic natives and partners in the Santa Monica–based...
West Side Story
A comprehensive look at mid-century California design reveals a modern coming of age for the Golden State.
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Color 101: Hueless
Most modernists find color as attractive as traditional Tudors.
Poll: Color Rules
We want to know, do you have any rules about...
Green Sustainable Home in Montauk
Decades after they met as teenagers on a Montauk beach, Manhattanites Victoria and Greg Pryor returned to Long Island to build a...
Yes, It Is Easy Being Green
Alternative materials help a house in California’s wine country tread lightly on the land.
Eric Garcetti's Green Home Remodel
Los Angeles is not all mini-malls and highways.
Quality vs. Quantity: A Developer's Story
We’ve kept out an eye near the southeast corner of Sloan’s Lake to observe what it takes to build a huge residential project.
From Brown to Green
Toronto designers Peter Fleming and Debbie Adams found a polluted lot and a run-down building—and saw fertile ground for a...
A Green Wall in Silicon Valley
Bay Meadows, billed as a "progressive new urban village," is starting to take shape in San Mateo, south of San Francisco.
The Power of Color and What Each Shade Is Best For
Color is a design superpower that can make a small room appear larger, or an expansive space feel intimate and cozy.
What's a Color Combo You Love?
Roses are red, violets are blue.
Chicago's Green Mile
Chicago bills a one-and-a-half-mile-long stretch of Cermak Road as "the greenest street in America," a surprising...

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