No Grid in Sight
Most deserts are dry and dusty expanses of blue skies, bleached soil, and rulerflat horizons.
Retreat in the Aspen Grove
Studio B, a Colorado based architecture and interior design practice with offices in Boulder and Aspen, first designed the...
14 Totally Off-the-Grid Cabins
Operating entirely off the grid, these homes match renewable energy sources with modern design.
Smaller in Texas
Texas architect Jim Poteet helped Stacey Hill, who lives in a San Antonio artists’ community, wrangle an empty steel shipping...
These 7 Vintage Airstreams Were Transformed Into Modern Escapes
Airstream trailers may have emerged in the 1930s and become iconic of the 1950s, but today, owners and designers are revamping...
Reydon Grove Farm by Norm Architects
Reydon Grove Farm is a minimal farm located in Suffolk, England, designed by Norm Architects.
9 Small Spaces With Color
From city apartments to vacation rentals and boutique hotels, a daring and creative use of colorful paint, textiles, and other...
A Lake Superior Escape With a Whitewashed Masonry Sauna
Wood and masonry come together in this Minnesotan refuge that balances the built environment with the natural setting.
Smaller in Texas
In a far-flung desert destination, designer Barbara Hill does it again.
How to Build an Off the Grid Cabin
Suzanne Shelton’s life work is making sustainable lifestyles attractive and accessible.
A Sculptural Desert Escape Inspired by a Shadow
This dark Yucca Valley home tricks the eye through clever use of light and shadow.
Escaping to a Mini-Villa in Baja California
Each week, we tap into Dwell's Instagram community to bring you the most captivating design and architecture shots of the week.
Sky Small
Building a small home doesn’t equate to easy lifting.
The Midcentury Spirit is Alive and Well in This Hudson Valley Escape
Seeking an escape from bustling city life, a Manhattan couple embarks on a renovation in the verdant Hudson Valley.
A Sonoma Prefab That Celebrates a Family’s Passion for Cooking
Nestled in an apple grove in Sebastopol, California, the Orchard House is a rural idyll for the modern cook.
Modern Off-the-Grid Retreat in Oregon
The Watershed is an off-the-grid writer’s retreat that architect Erin Moore designed for her mother, nature writer Kathleen Dean...
11 Hidden Beds in Small Homes
Not everyone has the luxury of having multiple bedrooms in their homes—but that’s nothing to lose sleep over.
Escape to a John Lautner Micro-Resort in the Californian Desert
Stay in a midcentury modern hotel built and inspired by the iconic style of American architect John Lautner.
Escape to the Jungle in One of These Modern Forested Retreats
If Tarzan and Jane happened to be design-loving folks, they'd be right at home at any of these vacation destinations.
10 Modernist Beach Home Rentals to Escape to This Summer
Modernist beach homes offer more than just close proximity to the ocean—their clean, bold designs and abundance of natural light...

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