Craft Culture Face-Off
On the surface, craft culture may seem as soft and fuzzy as a skein of hand-dyed yarn, but as I learned at the American…
Making Ancient Cultures Look Modern
Driaan Claassen combines a variety of materials and a love of history to create distinct objects.
The New Language of Latin American Design
An exhibition showcases the experimental edge of the region's design culture.
20 Desert Homes
The desert, a wilderness of rock and hardscrabble, has had a profound impact on human culture, design and our…
A Narrow Courtyard Joins a Unique Two-Family Home in Saigon
A city home honors the local culture with communal outdoor space and reclaimed materials.
A Community-Oriented Vacation Rental in Panamanian Paradise
Casa Comunal, a passion project begun by an avid surfer and his friends, is a new Caribbean getaway that embeds…
Renzo Piano's Jaw-Dropping Design for the Whitney Museum
The Whitney Museum's new home in the Meatpacking district serves up a compelling dialogue between city and culture.
Friday Finds 10.22.2010
The Dwell team was heavily inspired by art and photography this week. Enjoy a little bit of culture as we head into…
A Multimedia Polymath
Across platforms, artist and designer Martine Syms makes use of publications, installations, and social media to convey…
A Piece of Home
Made of hardy Scottish materials and holding a Japanese heart, this Edinburgh house shows that two architects from…
Chris Jackson: What Multiculturalism Can Do For Everyone
What happens when the stories we read share only one culture or worldview? Editor Chris Jackson shares five reasons why…
Friday Finds 1.28.11
In this last Friday Finds for the month of January, we bring you a handful of the photographs, films, and other aspects…
The Future of Office Design
What’s the future of office design? We investigate how start-up culture is influencing everything from corporate…
Western Promises
William McDonough + Partners’ design for a small village in northeastern China was meant to stand as a model for…
My Paradise: A Hundred Years of Finnish Architects’ Summer Homes Exhibit at AIA San Francisco gallery
Summer houses have always held a special place in Finnish culture—and in the careers of its architects, who have used…
Handmade Nation
Like the Arts and Crafts movement that exploded at the turn of the century, today's DIY revolution is a return to…
Aplat Culinary Totes
San Francisco-based Shujan Bertrand draws design inspiration from many quarters and cultures—from her Korean-American…
Panel Interview: America's Embassies
Yesterday I posted a short interview I did with Philip Kennicott, culture critic with the Washington Post, after my…
A Nomadic Future for the Walking House
From gypsies to migrant workers to families in RVs, nomadism has been a constant societal fringe condition throughout…
A Piece of Cleveland
Just before Thanksgiving I traveled to Cleveland to give a few lectures at the Cleveland Institute of Art and Case…