A Clean Slate
A few big ideas—and some careful workmanship—transform the very small kitchen of a one-bedroom Brooklyn apartment into an...
Nearly Slated For Destruction, a Restored Neutra in West Covina Asks $1.8M
Featuring the architect’s iconic “spider legs,” a Neutra-designed midcentury modern that was meticulously revived after years of...
Road-tripping Kauai with Pro Surfer Kelly Slater
An exclusive interview with pro surfer Kelly Slater on building the perfect man-made wave, secret surf spots, travel hacks,...
Sustainable Retreat on a Fire-Devastated Site in Boulder
A natural disaster cleared a property in the Colorado mountains, giving an architect and her family a blank slate on which to...
8 Endangered Modern Structures
These modern gems are slated for demolition, in need of repair, or the subject of fundraising campaigns.
Barely There
If not for the dawn appearance of the bear, which came loping toward Maem Slater-Enns and her then six-month-old daughter as they...
Eco-Friendly Lighting's New Look
YLighting recently alerted us to the new energy-efficient lighting designs they're carrying online.
September 11th Memorial & Museum
On the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, we turn our attention toward building plans for ground zero, where a 24-foot-by-9-foot,...
Podcast: Dwell on The Climate Desk
Earlier today I was very pleased and honored to be interviewed for the podcast The Climate Desk on the subject of green design.
Friday Finds 5.27.11
This week we've been busily (and excitedly!) prepping for Dwell on Design, which is just under one month away.
A Sleek Resort in a Japanese National Park Reinterprets Tradition
Located in Ise-Shima National Park, Amanemu suggests a modern interpretation of traditional Edo-period farmhouses.
A Plea from New Orleans
I recently received an email from filmmaker Evan Mather, alerting me to his most recent—and urgent—project, which I thought I'd...
A Family Retreat in the Hamptons Bridles Wind, Water, and Light
An East Hampton residence by Bates Masi is situated to harness the elements.
How to Build an Off-the-Grid Cabin in Arkansas for just over $118,000
Stocked with green features, an inexpensive off-the-grid retreat in Arkansas provides its owner peace of mind through its...
An Old Cattle Barn in Slovenia Is Saved and Transformed Into a Family Home
A former Alpine cattle barn in Slovenia becomes a lofty family vacation home.
A Family-Run Operation Refreshes a Portland Midcentury, Now Offered at $899K
A design-minded family team with plentiful carpentry experience gives this 1967 abode a modern update while preserving its...
A Lakeside Home Brings a Scandinavian Sensibility to the Midwest
After a devastating fire, architect David Salmela designs a house to replace a beloved lakeside retreat in Wisconsin.
6 Modern Hotels Around the World Made Out of Shipping Containers
Shipping container hotels—quite literally—keep popping up across the globe.
Heathered Stripe: Behind the Design + Styling Tips
What goes into making a best seller? Our Heathered Stripe Duvet Cover Set sold out last season but due to popular demand, we...
A Transformative Duplex Renovation in Montreal
In the city's Villeray neighborhood, a cramped structure is recast as an open work-play space for a young family.

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