A leisurely test drive of the 2012 Scion iQ—the moniker being the brand’s clear shot at the Smart Car—proved its absolute...
A Professor and Designer Tests a New Hybrid Material on His Miami Beach Home
Using his Miami Beach home as a laboratory, professor and designer Nick Gelpi tests a material that recasts concrete’s tough...
Kid Tested, Mothers Approved
A long house on Long Island, this prefab could get to its site peaceably only by traveling in pieces.
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The Peter Carras Residence 1961 (The Dow Test House) Designed by Alden B. Dow F.A.I.A.
In the summer of 1961, The Dow Chemical Company approached Alden B. Dow with a proposal to design a research test house that used...
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...
An artist-led design project invites curious interlopers to live in a pod prototype built for an uncertain future, and Dwell's...
Duggan McDonnell Tests 4 Blenders
A good blender can turn almost any mischievous mixture into a delicious treat.
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.
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.
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...
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.
American Made Design: Moran Woodworked Furniture
A trio of design studios forms a distinctly American picture of modern design: Despite their regional differences, all three...