iQ Test
A leisurely test drive of the 2012 Scion iQ—the moniker being the brand’s clear shot at the Smart Car—proved its absolute...
Kid Tested, Mothers Approved
A long house on Long Island, this prefab could get to its site peaceably only by traveling in pieces.
Color Test
You read Dwell. You like to think that you have a good eye for design.
Green Car Test Drive
If you've ever fantasized about driving a silent, uber-green hybrid or electric car, or are thinking about buying one, come out...
Test-Case Scenario
Beating out a host of competitors, one Danish family left their home behind (it’s just down the road, really) to camp out for a...
Stress-Test Architecture
An artist-led design project invites curious interlopers to live in a pod prototype built for an uncertain future, and Dwell's...
Forgo the Tent and Give a Tiny House a Test Drive
Giving users a taste of the tiny house movement, one startup offers compact cabins for short stays.
Duggan McDonnell Tests 4 Blenders
A good blender can turn almost any mischievous mixture into a delicious treat.
5 Toasters Tested by San Francisco's Tartine Bakery
Any way you slice it, toast makes the most of any loaf.
What Goes On Behind-the-Scenes at Henrybuilt’s Seattle Test Kitchen
Many leading companies have begun to realize the benefits of having a well-designed, quality kitchen in their office, and have...
Photo of the Week: As a Storm Rolls in, a Climate Smart House Is Put to the Test
Each week, we tap into Dwell's Instagram community to bring you the most viral design and architecture shots of the week.
Dwell Tests: Bialetti Hot Chocolate Pot, Dagoba Hot Chocolate
Coffee gets its percolator and tea has its kettle, but hot chocolate is most often relegated to a mug in the microwave.
Samsung's New Kitchen Appliances are Chef-Tested, Chef-Approved
For a new line of premium kitchen appliances, Samsung pushes design over connectivity.
Can You Believe This House Used to be a Dilapidated Toolshed?
An architect and an interior designer put the tools to the test for this impressive renovation.
An Architect Builds His Own Backyard Oasis From Salvaged Materials
In a Brooklyn backyard, an off-duty architect builds a structure that tests his attention to the little things.
Barbara Hill on Designing Creative and Comfortable Rooms
The Texas designer shares how to create spaces that simultaneously stand out and stand the test of time.
Dwell Reviews 6 Modern Desks
The right workspace can transform your creative life.
Products We Love: Modern by Dwell Magazine Barware
Welcome to our latest installment of Products We Love, where we test-drive beloved design items and document the process in our...
Model Worthy
The true test of a kitchen’s mettle is not how it looks brand-new, but how it looks after a decade of wear and tear from heaving...
She's No Dummy
As Volvo crash-test engineer Laura Thackray knows, dummies—even virtual ones—can teach us a thing or two about safety.