Hotel Liberty: Breaking Into Prison
A building with a dark history gains a new purpose via sleek, contemporary design.
Lucky 7
Thanks to Los Angeles’s Small Lot Subdivision Ordinance, the developers of Auburn 7 were able to maximize their property’s...
Breakable Minimalism
As she creates earthy, minimalist tableware, Kelli Cain often muses on the people who will sip from her cups and slurp from her...
A Clean Break
Your fiancé’s place is ten times nicer than yours and you’re planning on moving in. If only you could get out of your lease.
Dwell x Turkel Design: Breaking Ground in Palm Springs
Drawing from the city’s heritage of midcentury modernism, the Dwell Prefab Palm Springs by Turkel Design embodies California’s...
American Leather Breaks the Mold of Custom, High-End Furniture
At American Leather, it's more than furniture—it's where lasting memories are made.
Coffee Break: San Francisco's The Mill
Although we usually focus on completed projects, it is equally interesting to check in during construction to see how a space...
Coffee Break in a New Communal Workspace
Each week, we tap into Dwell's Instagram community to bring you the most captivating design and architecture shots of the week.
Designer Andi Kovel Breaks the Mold in Glassmaking
In her Portland studio, designer Andi Kovel of Esque Studios transforms molten glass into colorful creations—including a new...
Holiday gifts that won’t break the bank
If you don’t want to be naughty and save Santa Claus the trip, we’ve collected some budget-friendly gifts for your most stylish...
Modern Landscape Designer Breaks New Ground
With a wild approach, award-winning designer Margie Ruddick pushes the boundaries of landscaping.
10 Modular Dwellings That Break Away From Traditional Building Practices
In most cases, areas in a home are designated by their use and separated into different rooms accordingly.
Breaking the Mold: A Conversation With Architect, Artist, and Iconoclast Gaetano Pesce
As Los Angeles MOCA explores the work of Gaetano Pesce, Dwell sits down with the master of material.
Break Out of a Shell Chair Rut with Muuto's Wood Eco-Fiber Version
Talking to designers Iskos—Berlin about their revolutionary eco-friendly composite used for Muuto's new Eames-inspired Fiber...
A Desert Blooms: A Middle Eastern Park Plan Breaks the Mold
How do you design green space that can withstand Abu Dhabi’s heat? Thomas Heatherwick listened to the desert.
The Art of Fika: An Interview with Canyon Coffee
How to slow things down with the Swedish art of the coffee break.
Chicago Crowdsources a Skate Park
Skaters, bikers, and a park advocate are breaking new ground in Chicago's Grant Park.
How This Couple Broke The Rules in a LA Suburb
In a code-happy Los Angeles suburb, how do you break the mold without breaking the law? Architects Alice Fung and Michael Blatt...
Affordable Modern House Built with Sheer Determination
With a very limited budget and no construction experience, Lucky and Kim Diaz overhauled a wreck of a house into a sweet,...
10 Frank Lloyd Wright Homes Available to Rent Right Now
You may not be lucky enough to reside in a Frank Lloyd Wright property.

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