The Key Savings and Loan Association Building is a Colorado treasure and an enduring example of mid-century modernist design.
A brief history of velvet
'One of the richest fabrics known to man, velvet is today more in fashion than ever before...
A Midcentury Home Keeps the History Alive
With new owners, a locally-renowned midcentury home in Los Angeles begins a fresh chapter.
Explore the Stockholm Metro For a Tour Through 5 Decades of European Art History
Descend underground into one of these curiously adorned subway stations scattered along 68 miles of the Stockholm metro—making it...
Le Corbusier: The Most Stylish Architect in History
Genius, pioneer, visionary, tyrant. All fairly describe the Swiss architect Le Corbusier.
A Brief History of the Cool Office
Whether you intend it or not, your office furniture is saying something about your business’ values.
The History of the Modern Workspace
Power dynamics, economic upheaval, and design thinking: cubicles aren’t just a Dilbert punch line.
In the Cotswolds, History Dictates Design
When Alistair and Leslie Winrow-Campbell bought Malvern House in the Gloucestershire village of Blockley, they were prepared for...
Modern History on the Block
Make of it what you will: Welton Becket's "House of Tomorrow" is in foreclosure.
Own a Piece of Hollywood History for $1.995M
Located in the Hollywood Dell, this midcentury post-and-beam was home to Ava Gardner during her storied years with Frank Sinatra.
A Brief History of the Birth of Urban Planning
At America's first urban planning conference, held in New York in 1898, a British planner asked whether he and his colleagues...
Lawrence Halprin Oral History Project
As a San Franciscan I'm very fortunate to live every day with the work of landscape architecture pioneer Lawrence Halprin, who...
This Lake House Is a Living Piece of Architecture History
A retired couple retreats to the modern masterpiece by Richard Meier.
David Adjaye on the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C.
At a recent talk in Toronto, the newly knighted architect shared his thoughts on a most important commission.
The Forgotten History of America's Most Creative College
A comprehensive new exhibit sheds light on the diverse body of work that came out of a short-lived but mythic liberal arts...
Great Speeches in Architectural History: The Floo Floo Bird
President Obama's inaugural address yesterday sent me running for William Safire's splendid compendium of great speeches (he used...
Here's How The Porsche Carrera 6 Helped Change History Forever
There’s no question Porsche had a solid racing history in the 1950s and early 1960s, but a major change took place in 1966.
The History Behind America's Favorite Chair: The Eames Lounge and Ottoman
The molded plywood chair that became an American icon.
Craftspeak: The Bard Graduate Center Craft Oral History Project
While history and tradition inform so much of contemporary craft, the history of makers themselves isn’t always a priority.
Hanalei Bay Villa – Contemporary Home on Hanalei Bay Offering Art & History
"Hanalei Bay stretches over two miles of white sand with a dramatic mountain backdrop where rainbows and waterfalls are the norm.
Dwell Life © 2017
Advertise on Dwell
Order Back Issues