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Boulder, Colorado, straddles a dynamic geographical border where miles of Rocky Mountains descend into flat plains that stretch...
London Design Festival: Straw Bale Seat
The Greenhaus is a design collective of British designers whose work revolves around concepts of sustainability.
9 Eco-Friendly Homes With Smart, Sustainable Features
With careful planning and wise material choices, you can design an eco-friendly home that's not only gentler on the planet, but...
For Flawless Coffee at Home, Get a Burr Grinder
No matter how you do your at-home brew, your coffee beans are deserving of a really good grind.
Yes, It Is Easy Being Green
Alternative materials help a house in California’s wine country tread lightly on the land.
Ice Cube Celebrates The Eames
"I studied architectural drafting and one thing I learned is that you always gotta have a plan" ~ Ice...
A Dramatic Hotel in Northern Italy Is a Hiker's Refuge
Hidden in the alpine region of South Tyrol, Italy, Hotel Bühelwirt is a stunning, modern take on the hiking hotel.
An Old Garage in Toronto Becomes a Highly Efficient Laneway Home
Design collective Creative Union recasts a decades-old structure as a minimalist pied-a-terre for a graphic designer.
A Weird and Wonderful Cob Cottage in a Washington Co-Op Asks $500K
This whimsical home is set in a forested cohousing community with 23 acres of hiking trails and a neighborhood garden.
The Tiny Hollywood Home of Mad Men's Vincent Kartheiser
Mad Men’s Vincent Kartheiser has all he needs in his compact, 580-square-foot Hollywood abode.
A Pair of English Barns Hide Unabashedly Bold and Budget-Friendly Minimalist Interiors
Subverting the traditional, conservatively cozy British barn conversion, Carl Turner created a getaway in rural Norfolk for...
Operation Desert Shed
Architect Lloyd Russell’s design for this desert getaway passively mitigates the elements with a utilitarian solution, turning a...
A Seasoned Interior Designer Navigates a New Business, Motherhood, and a Move During the Pandemic
Abigail Marcelo Horace was just getting her new firm, Casa Marcelo, off the ground when COVID-19 hit home.
Modern Home in a California Resort Town
A storied 1980 party house enters a mellower chapter of intimate gatherings filled with canapés, crooners, and cocktails.
What if Green Design Were Just Good Design?
Green design should have won 30 years ago.
Hay Is for Horses, Straw Is for Houses
In the Napa Valley, one sustainable residence elegantly demonstrates straw bale technology.
Green Zero-Energy Family Home in Santa Cruz
How an unfussy, nearly zero-energy family home in Santa Cruz, California, wound up with hay bales in the walls, a...
Aligned with Nature
When Dominique Gettliffe saw the site his clients had purchased in tiny Crestone, deep in southwest Colorado, he didn’t see...
Knibb Modular Showcase Garden
In a new space on Abbot Kinney in Venice, California, landscape designer Sean Knibb has unveiled an environmentally-friendly ...
A Radically Open Bali Home Catches Tropical Breezes and Jungle Views
Working without a blueprint, indigo artist Sebastian Mesdag crafts a dreamy dwelling over the course of six years.
Teaching by Example
When the Charlottesville Waldorf School bought 13 undeveloped acres outside Charlottesville, Virginia, in 2002, the idea was...
The Modernist's Muscle Car
One of the least-hyped (perhaps due to Detroit's doldrums), but most visually exciting cars at the LA Auto Show this year was the...
Emeco’s 111 Navy Chair
The tale of the Emeco’s 111 Navy chair is that of a phoenix rising.
Wood flooring has come a long way since the 1600s, with its solid wood and standard species.
Unexpected Gifts for the Unapologetic Maximalist Who Has Everything
Indulge their magpie tendencies with these special treasures.
OAN's Classroom Design Winner
Earlier this year we wrote about Open Architecture Network's challenge to create a better classroom design that can accommodate...
From Commune to Commonplace
Tired of carting supplies back and forth from Ukiah to the commune where he lived in Northern California, John Schaeffer decided...
You Can Thank British Beach Town Nostalgia for the “Coastal Grandmother” TikTok Trend
The viral aesthetic associated with the leisurely, luxurious lifestyle in affluent beach areas made waves across the pond long...
Kid Lit Goes Undergound
What is a paper engineer? Something like an architect—but for paper. (Think pop-up books and origami, not bridges and skyscrapers.
Before & After: New Homeowners Join the Eichler Fan Club With Their First Remodel
A couple enlist Oakland interior design firm Decorotation to revitalize a 1956 East Bay classic by the renowned developer.
How the Shelters on ‘Alone’ Became About More Than Just Survival
Nine seasons in, the temporary huts contestants on the hit survivalist reality show build have become more than a place to...
A New Generation of Earthship Owners Looks for Climate Solutions in the Past
Archetypes of 1970s utopian living, these self-determining homes in the desert have been embraced by a younger cohort eager to...
Expert Recs: Professional Bread Baker Carla Finley’s Favorite Tools for Perfect Loaves
Finley recommends some tried-and-true kitchen gadgets that even novice bakers will find useful.
Friday Finds 8.21.09
This week at Dwell we've been thinking a lot about the future, from the announcement of the visionary winners of our Reburbia...
Working Your Way to a Blended Home
Bravo’s new show Yours, Mine or Ours challenges couples to work together to create a blended space that fits with both their...
Diamond in the Rough (and Ready)
Architect Ken Meffan's ten-years-in-the-making home is in the tiny Northern California town of Rough and Ready—a term that might...