Tucked away in the western fringes of San Francisco, where the city meets the sea, you’ll find the headquarters of Iris...
A Skateboarding Devotee Gets the Lounge of His Dreams
As young ones, we all dreamed of turning our rooms into the most epic pillow forts, tree houses, or any number of far-fetched...
Too Cool: This Boho Surf Shack Has a Half-Pipe in the Backyard
She curates, he builds.
Todd Larson and Elemental Awareness
In the summer of 2001, Element Skateboards founder Johnny Schillereff stumbled on a new addition to a YMCA skate camp in Northern...
Music By Design
Last night the Red Bull Music Academy opened the doors of their new home in New York to a diverse crowd ranging from skateboard...
Janne Saario's Modern Skate Parks
We've reported on modern skate parks before, but rarely have we seen such a perfect marriage of skating and landscape design as...
PAS House: Skater's Paradise
Each time I spot those small, skateboard-deterring metal bars placed several feet apart on benches and other civic areas, I...
At the symbolic heart of Philadelphia lies John F. Kennedy (JFK) Plaza, more commonly called Love Park after a Robert Indiana...
A Megastructure Will Guard Manhattan From Superstorms
One plan to safeguard New York City from future damage.
A Peaceful Plaza Basks Beneath This Giant, Futuristic Oculus
A verdant plaza below a cantilevered structure serves as a natural acoustic insulator.
David Hertz Lands in Malibu
From the sustainability champions over at SHFT comes an enticing profile of architect David Hertz.
Design Shop: The Future Perfect
When David Alhadeff opened The Future Perfect in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, in 2003, he made it his mission to showcase new and...
In 1980 a five-year-old George Rocha bombed the hill behind his grandparents’ house in Pawtucket Rhode Island on a green plastic...
Activist Designers: Design 99
Gina Reichert, an architectural designer, and her husband, artist Mitch Cope, are the duo behind Design 99, an organization in...
Friday Finds 03.09.12
For your Friday amusement, five finds from the staff of Dwell. Scroll down for more.
Park Life, San Francisco
I was in San Francisco's Inner Richmond neighborhood a few days ago, and stopped by one of my favorite shops: Park Life, a cool...
Mastering the Wood Grain
“Process is everything in my work,” says Michael Rupich, designer and founder of EndGrain Furniture, a woodworking studio based...
A Family Builds a Tiny Backyard Studio on an Even Tinier Budget
In coastal Massachusetts, a resourceful couple and their equally enterprising children use reclaimed materials to create a...
Surf Shacks 022 - Nick LaVecchia
Nick’s photography has always captured what it truly means to be an East Coast surfer—and the Northeast specifically.
Editor's Picks: 7 Inspiring Small Spaces
Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron talks us through Dwell's November 2015 issue.