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Follow Us to 10 Midcentury Modern-Inspired Hotels Around the Globe
The midcentury-modern look is unmistakable—clean and uncluttered with vivid colors, materials like plywood and metal, geometric...
Get Smart: Tech-Forward Homes Around the Globe
From midcentury gems to oceanside retreats, these properties exhibit how technology enhances the home.
10 Bright White Cubist Homes Across the Globe
With his use of simplified geometric shapes and white concrete forms, Le Corbusier brought cubism to architecture.
Schoolhouse’s Affordable Globe Pendant Is at Once Retro and Modern
Attractively priced at $319, the Luna Pendant is the perfect way to bring timeless globe lighting into your home.
This House Outside of Mexico City Was Designed Around its Garden
Estudio MMX designed the concrete and brick volumes of the CMR House to create an elegant contrast with a verdant subtropical...
Mill Valley, California, might not be a hotbed of modernism, but it was here, ten years ago, that Dwell came into the world...
10 Tiny Houses We Love
Tiny houses are spreading like proverbial wildfires across the world—and probably because it really just makes sense.
An Affordable High-Design Vacation Home in Mexico
By pooling their resources and giving their architect complete creative control, two busy Mexico City–based brothers built a...
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,...
Before & After: A Renovated Iowan Midcentury House Impresses With an Affordable $330K Price Point
A stripped-down interior and closed-off floor plan becomes a modern and airy home that comes complete with a custom rear deck for...
10 Zen Homes That Champion Japanese Design
From mono no aware, the awareness of the transience of things, to wabi-sabi, the appreciation of imperfection, Japanese design...
Design Icon: 10 Buildings by Marcel Breuer
The Bauhaus designer’s modern vision helped post-war American building see the future.
Design Icon: 10 Buildings by Alvar Aalto
Alvar Aalto, one of Finland’s greatest architects, made modernist masterpieces with a human touch.
Top 10 Unforgettable Design Quotes of 2020
These sound-bites from the architects, designers, leaders, and activists we interviewed this year address the industry’s most...
Design Icon: 10 Works by Jasper Morrison
By striving for the “super normal,” the soft-spoken Jasper Morrison has made noise with his inclusive, intuitive design.
This Brilliant Brazilian Abode Was Designed Around an Imposing Tree
In the residential district of Alto de Pinheiros in São Paulo, a indoor/outdoor family home revolves around a grand flamboyant...
Our 9 Favorite Direct-to-Consumer Brands for Quality Cookware at Affordable Prices
By cutting out the middleman, these online purveyors bring you thoughtfully designed kitchen essentials for less.
Here Are the 10 Interior Design Trends That Will Rule 2020
Our crystal ball of interior design says 2020 is going to be all about these trends.
10 Brewpubs That Have Tapped the Art of Modern Design
Enjoying a bit of conversation over a beer is a pastime that goes back centuries, and today, new iterations of the proverbial...
A Look at 10 Iconic Case Study Houses in California
Architectural photographer Julius Shulman's iconic image of Pierre Koenig's 1960 modernist masterpiece, the Stahl House—also...
The 10 Most Popular Reader-Submitted Houses of 2022
We receive thousands of submissions each year, and these inspiring residences are the ones you couldn’t take your eyes off of.
Dwell’s Top 10 Design Pros of 2017
We celebrate the architecture firms that have led the way in Dwell's online community.
Create Your Own Modular Hut With a Brilliant Prefabricated Assembly Kit
Inspired by IKEA's mission to provide affordable, well-designed products for the masses, The Backcountry Hut Company has set out...
7 Affordable Prefab Homes and Other Alternative, Inexpensive Home Options
Nowadays, innovators in the world of prefab and kit home design have continued to push the boundaries on what they can do—their...
How to Build an Affordable America
There are as many solutions to the country’s housing crisis as there are causes. We need them all.
10 Inspiring Landscaping and Outdoor Design Trends for 2022
Looking for creative inspiration for your outdoor space? These are the hottest trends for 2022 according to the experts at...
An Affordable Modern Home in Atlanta
On a sloped creekside site in Atlanta, Georgia, architect Staffan Svenson elevates humble materials and basic geometries to craft...
Affording America: The Right to a Home
The most important houses being built in America right now are affordable houses.
An Affordable Duplex Transformation in Texas
Affordable gestures abound in this transformation of a dilapidated former duplex in the Texas Hill Country.
Design Classic: Eames House Bird
The small decorative black bird is considered one of the most famous Eames pieces, even though it wasn't designed by Eames at all.
This Affordable Micro-Home Was Designed to Be Replicated for People Who Lack Housing
In Austin’s Community First! Village, Chioco Design shapes the prototype of a functional and welcoming 200-square-foot dwelling...
House in Edobori by Yasunari Tsukada Design
House in Edobori is a minimal residence located in Osaka, Japan, designed by Yasunari Tsukada Design.
This Clever, Affordable Homestead for a Retired Texas Couple Is Two Houses in One
An architect designs a cost-effective home for his parents that allows for multigenerational living and responds to the harsh...
10 Best Places For Design Nerds to Dine in Mexico City
Mexico City is the creative haven du jour teeming with epicurean delights, stunning architecture, and a bustling arts scene.
Snatch Up Case Study House #10 in Pasadena For $3M
Pasadena’s only Case Study House, carefully restored in 2012, follows the slope of its site and emphasizes indoor/outdoor living.
10 Best-Designed Places to Eat and Drink in Portland, Oregon
From vegan pizza to Korean dumplings, Portland has a diverse range of cafes, bars, and restaurants to explore.