Making Ancient Cultures Look Modern
Driaan Claassen combines a variety of materials and a love of history to create distinct objects.
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…
20 Desert Homes
The desert, a wilderness of rock and hardscrabble, has had a profound impact on human culture, design and our…
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…
The New Language of Latin American Design
An exhibition showcases the experimental edge of the region's design culture.
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 Multimedia Polymath
Across platforms, artist and designer Martine Syms makes use of publications, installations, and social media to convey…
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…
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 Piece of Home
Made of hardy Scottish materials and holding a Japanese heart, this Edinburgh house shows that two architects from…
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…
Aplat Culinary Totes
San Francisco-based Shujan Bertrand draws design inspiration from many quarters and cultures—from her Korean-American…
Handmade Nation
Like the Arts and Crafts movement that exploded at the turn of the century, today's DIY revolution is a return to…
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…
Panel Interview: America's Embassies
Yesterday I posted a short interview I did with Philip Kennicott, culture critic with the Washington Post, after my…
Surf Shacks 017 - Randy Hild
Randy Hild is a living legend in the surf industry. He helped usher in a new era in women’s surfing with the birth of…
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…