Danny Seo's "Upcycling"
In a new book out this August, upcycling ace Danny Seo guides readers through the craft of taking trash and everyday objects and...
Friday Finds 5.06.11
Happy May 6th to you all.
Futuristic Forms Meet Historical Details in Designer Danny Venlet's Brussels Home
A prolific Dutch designer by way of Australia rebuilds his roost in Brussels.
A New Sustainable Subscription Program Is Helping Us Rethink the Way We Shop for Linens
San Francisco-based Coyuchi—pioneers in coastal-inspired organic cotton textiles for the home—is introducing a new subscription...
The Architectural Paintings of Danny Heller
Artbound by KCET is a great journal of the arts and culture in Southern California, and we're especially big fans of its videos.
A 1960s Melbourne Warehouse Is Upcycled and Transformed Into an Energy-Efficient Family Home
A family's dream of living in a converted warehouse becomes a reality when Zen Architects successfully transforms a leaky...
Three Joined Cabins Turn This Virginia Retreat Into a Modern Take on Camp
For some people, building a house may seem like a daunting commitment to permanence—a kind of spatial lockdown.
British-Nigerian Artist and Designer Yinka Ilori Is Forever Inspired by This Humble Bowl
Made from dried calabash fruit and commonly used across Africa, the bowls have provided Ilori with creative inspiration since his...
An Amazing Home in Brooklyn Made Out of 21 Shipping Containers
Sited on a typical 25-by-100-foot corner lot in Brooklyn, this 5,000-square-foot residence was built with 21 stacked shipping...
A Jewel Box Floating Home on Seattle’s Lake Union Lists for $3.5M
Vandeventer + Carlander used an inverted floor plan to fit in multiple outdoor spaces and a bedroom overlooking the water’s edge.
This Company Is Turning Used Shipping Containers Into Custom Swimming Pools
Modpools upcycles shipping containers that are otherwise destined to rust by creating prefab pools for your backyard.
An Adorable Houseboat Named “Turnip” Sets Sail in Seattle
Listed at $190,000, this tiny vessel named after a root vegetable amplifies nautical living with colorful, quirky quarters.
Ikea Upcycles Furniture Into Homes for Birds, Bees, ​and Bats
Swedish furniture giant Ikea partners with London artists to build homes for wildlife out of repurposed furniture.
The Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams Upholstery Sale Is Here to Amp Up Comfort at Home
For a limited time, save 30% on plush, handcrafted upholstery.
A Northern California Winery’s Breathtaking Vistas Are Enhanced by Natural Redwood
An organic winery is complimented by sustainable redwood – a perfect pairing in Northern California wine country.
Do Bathtubs Belong in Bedrooms? These Dwellings Say “Yes”
Love it or hate it, bathtubs are making their way into the bedchamber.
Blink and You Might Miss the Subtle Beauty of Alessia Mosci’s Upcycled London Flat
The creative director and co-owner of MWAI repurposed as many materials as she could to turn an old apartment building into her...
Affordable Shipping Container Tiny Homes Get the Green Light in the UK
Eight shipping containers will be recycled into green-roofed homes for low-income residents in Aylesbury, England.
This 3D-Printed Tiny Cabin Offers a Creative Response to the Bay Area’s Housing Crisis
Sustainability and forward-thinking architectural techniques merge in this experimental tiny cabin clad in 3D-printed tile.
Modern Sustainable Kitchen Renovation in Pennsylvania
A Bucks County, Pennsylvania, overhaul by Danny Seo relies on American-made goods to forge its identity.
Explore the Japanese-Style Home of Two L.A. Tastemakers
The owners of a beloved housewares boutique upsize and remodel their home in Venice.
Will Your Next Office Come on Wheels?
From autonomous cars to rolling, connected office pods, the future of work is likely to be increasingly mobile—think BYOD on...
New Kids on the Block
We asked five households that recently switched Los Angeles neighborhoods what they had in mind when picking a new place to live.
Editor’s Letter: Focus on Furniture
Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron talks us through Dwell's October 2016 issue.
A Tiny Cabin in North Carolina Is an Enchanting Mix of Japanese and Scandinavian Style
Inspired by a homesteading commune he documented in Western North Carolina, photographer Mike Belleme builds a minimalist retreat...
11 Van Conversion Companies That Will Do the Legwork for You
Get on the road faster by leaving the carpentry and wiring to the pros.
16 Prefab Shipping Container Home Companies in the United States
Gone are the days when shipping containers were used solely for transportation and storage.
Methodology is Extended!
We are excited to announce that the entry period of our Methodology upcyling competition is extended through July 24th.
The New Language of Latin American Design
An exhibition showcases the experimental edge of the region's design culture.
Stop the Presses
It's not often that a recycled component makes a product more valuable than if it were made from virgin material alone, but in...
Dwell on Design Artist-in-Residence: Tanya Aguiñiga
Furniture designer, craftsperson, and community activist Tanya Aguiñiga will be the artist-in-residence at Dwell on Design,...
Neon and Day-Glo Meet Pine in This Rental Cabin in the Wisconsin Woods
With inspiration pulled straight from movies, Carhartt, and even Kanye West, the Airbnb—designed and built by two friends—went...
Every Chair Tells a Story
Designer Yinka Ilori narrates his personal experience by creating upcycled chairs.
LG and SHFT's Evening of Design
On Wednesday night the Museum of Arts and Design hosted a discussion on the cross section of home design and sustainability with...
Recycling the Unrecyclable
It is nearly impossible to talk about materials today without invoking a full-fledged powwow about life cycle analysis, carbon...
Mobile Eateries
With street food enjoying a renaissance across the United States, it may no longer be necessary to steer clear of trailer fare.

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