When New Zealand architect Robin Hannah’s daughter was very young in the 1970s, he devised the slot-assembly PlayHouse of Your...
The Toddlers of Dwell Review 5 Modern Playhouses
All it takes to play is a healthy imagination, but a modern playhouse adds to the fun.
An Amazing Kids’ Playhouse Built from an Old Backyard Shed
Joni Lay brings you a story about a kids’ playhouse that’s a lot like the Hans Christian Andersen classic The Ugly Duckling.
Friday Finds 7.22.11
In our current issue, we explored design for families, ranging from multi-generational households to couples with young children.
Molding the Modern City
Many of us have taken “professional development” courses, if only to keep up with the pre-teens already coding their own social...
Modern Family Roundup at DOD
The Modern Family Zone on the Dwell on Design exhibition floor was transformed into a lively playground this past weekend.
10 Space-Saving Interiors For Multifunctional Living
Given the movement of inhabiting smaller, more modest homes, dedicated rooms and room-specific furniture are becoming more and...
Smaller in Texas
Texas architect Jim Poteet helped Stacey Hill, who lives in a San Antonio artists’ community, wrangle an empty steel shipping...
Textiles in Motion
Sydney-based embroidery designers MaricorMaricar hit our radar screen back in August with a series called Turns of Speech,...
Modern World Awards: Vote Now
This year at Dwell on Design we're awarding our first ever Modern World Awards to the designs that move, inspire, and elate us....
Office Shed in Miniature
In preparation for our upcoming outdoor issue, we've been examining all manners of outbuildings: prefab sheds, tree houses,...
Danish Design in Copenhagen Micro-Neighborhood Paper Island
Norm Architects retrofitted an old warehouse in an up-and-coming enclave of the Copenhagen harbor for Danish furniture company...
10 Ultra-Modern Homes in Japan
Japanese culture is said to share a close and harmonious relationship with nature.
10 Playgrounds With Modern Twists
Playgrounds have followed the same architectural playbook since they premiered in the 19th century—a few swings, a slide or two,...
In Praise of Shadows
In designing for themselves in Phoenix, Ethan Wessel and Sarah Swartz Wessel explore architecture as a living, breathing,...
Playhaus Design Competition is Coming Soon!
We're getting our hands dirty and joining James Hardie in the sandbox for our upcoming design competition, Playhaus.
A Prefab Texas Boathouse Get's Delivered to Lake Austin
Designed as a prefabricated monolithic steel grid, the boathouse’s orthogonal frame was delivered from Houston by truck and then...
Preview: Modern Family Zone
Don't leave the kids at home when you head downtown to Dwell on Design this weekend! We've got plenty of activities for the...
Tiny Garden Retreat on New York's Long Island
In New York’s Nassau County, a 125-square-foot garden retreat offers a haven from bustling contemporary life.
Sony Ericsson's Eco-Friendly GreenHeart
Sony Ericsson's GreenHeart concept phone isn't going to win any beauty contests, but when it comes to green cred, the handset's...
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