Modernism is a philosophical movement that arose from transformations in Western society during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Among the factors that shaped modernism were industrialization and the rapid growth of cities.

Pousse Creative's Pet Houses
Designers Sebastian Haquet and Thomas Lanthier have a decidedly modern take on shelters for pets.
Magma Books Bring Creative Thinking to Life
Look inside some brilliant sketchbooks from Magma that carve out a creative niche for themselves.
A Tree-Filled Spa That Brings Warm Modernism to a 900-Year-Old Tuscan Village
Set amidst rolling hills in the 900-year-old village of Castiglioncello del Trinoro, in Tuscany’s Val d'Orcia region, is The Spa...
This House Takes on Gusty Winds and an Earthquake Fault
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Photo of the Week: Pleasing Wood Surfaces Line This Oregon Coast Beach House
Each week, we tap into Dwell's Instagram community to bring you the most captivating design and architecture shots of the week.
A Clean Break
Your fiancé’s place is ten times nicer than yours and you’re planning on moving in. If only you could get out of your lease.
New Restaurant Brings Palm Springs Modernism and NYC Deli Style to...Berlin?
In hip Kreuzberg, a new restaurant combines the hues of David Hockney with a Jewish gangster's legacy.
A Creative Outlet
With clever packaging, Bocci turns a humble electrical outlet into a design statement.
Dwell Media and Volvo Cars Bring The Future of Mobility to Palm Springs Modernism Week 2014
On Sunday, February 16, Dwell Media and Swedish luxury automobile manufacturer Volvo activated a day of innovation to explore the...
It Takes A Village
Civic leaders in Oakland, California, have been battling hard for decades to make the city as socially and economically healthy...
A Proper Primer on Modernism
The historicization of modern architecture is quick to lionize Mies, Gropius, Wright and others, but too often treats them as...
The Opulent Modernism of Platner
For Warren Platner, whose modernist pedigree would make any contemporary designer squeal, design was all about the right groovy...
GO Home Takes the Passive House Approach to Prefab
It can take as little as two weeks to build one.
Setting Creative Solutions in Stone
A diverse roster of projects and a commitment to creativity and craftsmanship place Stepstone at the forefront of the precast...
Good Clean Fun
Far from pandering to the whine of youth, this urban play garden fosters thoughtful interaction in a protected setting within the...
Modernism for an Ancient Pastime
One of Boston's newest additions is the Kollel of Greater Boston—a post-graduate Talmudic research institute that trains future...
Mayberry Meets Modernism
The aesthetic of mid-19th century retail establishments still holds relevance.
Creative Renovation in Brooklyn
When graphic designers Jeanette and Mike Abbink left behind their loft in San Francisco—with collected ephemera, a voluminous...
Bringing a Taste of Sicily to Milan
Italian food has always been about the spirit of conviviality—the pleasure that comes from sharing a meal with others, and few...
Spring cleaning, inside and out
Easy DIY ways to spruce up and declutter your home and yard,and tips for when you need a...