Notes from the Underground
“I used to care about how buildings looked on the outside,” says Malcolm Wells, a charming, self-deprecating man with a bushy...
New from Note Design: 2013
Meet five releases by Note, a Swedish studio known for its whimsical and playful pieces.
A Floating South African Cabin Borrows From the Landscape
In a forested suburb of Cape Town, four cylinders make a tower-like hideout on a businessman’s family estate.
Live from New York
A major market for our furniture, and the headquarters of some of our most important designers, Manhattan has long been Herman...
Modern Thank-You Notes
GIGI PRESS, a new Los Angeles–based letterpress company, sent me samples of their work last week, and I love their clean, modern...
City Notes: San Francisco
A very unusual guide book came across my desk last week.
Entertaining Tips from Dwell Contributors
It took a small army of contributing writers and photographers to bring the stories in our first-ever entertaining issue, Open...
Handcrafted Modern Furniture from Israel
Alon Dodo's handmade furniture celebrates "the perfection of...
How a Bungalow Went from Bland to Brilliant
When artists Ramona Trent and Anthony Pearson teamed up with architects Escher GuneWardena for a full-scale renovation, they...
Field Notes Winter Colors Series
I've had my eye on the handsome little notebooks from Field Notes--a collaboration between Portland, Oregon's Draplin Design...
A Note on Our Expert: Leonard Koren
Leonard Koren has led an enviably desultory life, first dropping out of college to paint murals with a group called the Los...
A Note on Our Expert: Bruce Aidells
Bruce Aidells starting cooking professionally while a graduate student at UC Santa Cruz.
From the Ashes
After a wildfire, a prefab home in California puts resilience first.
A Family Moves from Netherlands to Singapore
In December 2007, Nicolette de Waart, her husband, Joost Dop, and their four children moved from Heemstede, the Netherlands, to...
20 Modern Homes From the Midwest
Wide-open spaces, welcoming attitudes, and a healthy respect for modernism—the American Midwest has much to offer.
Shelter From the Storm
After three years of legal wrangling, a Raleigh couple find peace in their modern dream home.
From Milan: Q&A with Shigeru Ban
Boldly declaring “One Chair Is Enough,” Artek, the Finnish company founded in part by legendary architect Alvar Aalto, today...
From Milan: Q&A with Sam Hecht
Every year, journalists make the pilgrimage to Milan in the hope of finding products that are unique, that offer a new typology,...
Escape From New York
It was no exodus, of course, but when Kathleen Triem quit her job at a Manhattan design firm in July 1996, her associates were...
Remodeling the Town Miller’s House From 1844
Built in 1844, this 2,700-square-foot house—which once belonged to a town miller—is transformed into a modern family home with...