Best friends since middle school, Casey Patten and David Mazza have a passion for their up-and-coming slice of Washington, DC,...
Dow Chemical put Midland on the map, but architect and local scion Alden B. Dow made it the most modern town in Michigan.
Hidden Heroes Hits London
Hidden Heroes, a traveling exhibit celebrating masterful design as applied to the everyday object, has touched down in London at...
Hero or Villain? London’s Robin Hood Gardens Will Be Torn Down After Decades of Dividing Critics
An upcoming exhibit honors the soon-to-be-departed social housing mid-rise and Brutalist icon.
A Visit With Todd Hido
We all have a work hero, right? That someone whose vision and practice inspires us in some way to push harder and stay...
Q&A: Todd Oldham Explains Why Every Designer Should Own a Makeup Kit
The tireless multihyphenate talks about his heroes, theories on color, and new line of products for children.
5 Main Ingredients For Cooking Up a Homey Kitchen Nook
A kitchen nook can be one of the hardest working, unsung heroes of a home—and its function goes far beyond just hosting a humble...
The Bouroullec Brothers Turn Back the Dial to When TVs Were Furniture
The Samsung Serif TV is as weighty as a premium drama.
Ai Weiwei’s Washington Moment
He’s been jailed, beaten, and most recently, had his design firm, Fake Cultural Development, shut down by Chinese authorities.
Design Miami: Droog + Atelier Bow Wow
Last night was the Design Miami vernissage party, and my first look at the tent by architects Aranda\Lasch, and the dozens of...
Prefab Slapstick in One Week
I was in the process of researching a big prefab round-up story this week when I came across what might be the only prefab...
BIG & Parkour in "My Playground"
I just came across the trailer for My Playground, a most unusual documentary about architecture by director Kaspar Astrup...
Chatting with Mick Hodgson
I met graphic designer Mick Hodgson of Santa Monica design office Ph.D at a party in San Francisco some months back.
Loads of Color Define a Revamped 1960s Townhouse in London
A couple rework a house in a development by Maxwell Fry and Jane Drew.
Modern Across America: Baltimore, Maryland
In our Modern Across America issue, we spotlighted five American cities with design scenes worth watching.
A Charming Playground That’s Surprisingly Modern
Each week, we tap into Dwell's Instagram community to bring you the most captivating design and architecture shots of the week.
How to Make Your Tiny Kitchen Feel Huge in 6 Easy Steps
Just because your kitchen is on the smaller side doesn’t mean you can’t make it as efficient and effective as possible.
12 Renovated Motels That Make Us Want to Hit the Road
They seemed like a novelty in the nineties, but restored motels have gone from kitsch to cutting-edge, and play a key role in the...
Taking Flight: A Dose of Brazilian Design Lifts the Ceiling Fan to New Heights
Ever in the vanguard of contemporary ceiling fan design, The Modern Fan Company collaborates with Brazilian designer Guto Indio...
9 Beautiful Bathtubs
Never underestimate the healing powers of a long bath – especially when you get to wear a Waffle Robe and Slippers afterward!...