The Dwell 24: Utility Objects
Atlanta-based ceramicist Aleisha Ellis’s utilitarian style is inspired by contemporary Japanese work.
The Lowest Utility Bill on the Block
Hybridization is hit or miss (i.e., the jackalope).
The Utility Zone
Your garage, laundry room, basement, and other nonglam support areas: These are the silent killers of energy-efficiency in your...
Now You Can Build Your Own Off-Grid ZeroCabin and Never Pay Utility Bills Again
ZeroCabin offers DIY kits for building off-grid dwellings that run entirely on sunshine and rainwater.
As the Cost of Panels Plummets, Energy Utilities Rethink Solar
Tech breakthroughs are bringing solar power to the people, and upsetting electric utilities' business models.
61 Outstanding Fireplace Designs for Your Modern Home
Customize your fireplace or mantel with these modern designs that combine style and utility.
The New Gogoro Eeyo Is the Sports Car of the E-Bike World
Announced today, the ultralight Eeyo e-bike is taking on the challenges of city life in style by prioritizing agility over...
Tiny Homes in This Palm Springs Community Start at $155K
Palm Canyon Mobile Club is a community of prefabricated tiny homes that takes the headache out of zoning and utility hookups for...
6 Scandinavian Raincoats You’ll Want to Wear Every Day
Blending Scandinavian style with high-tech utility, these jackets will have you wishing for rain.
The Green Lagoon
From the deck of this waterfront house, the scenery is abuzz with Northern California wildlife–but there's not a utility bill in...
Tunquen Treasure
A set of solar panels, a wind-powered well, and passive sustainable strategies make living miles from municipal utilities a...
7 Multipurpose Sheds and Studios That Upgrade the Backyard
Whether it be for utility, storage, a studio, or a guest retreat, a backyard abode provides an opportunity to create architecture...
6 Off-Grid Prefab Homes For Self-Sufficient Living
Whether you’re looking to lower your carbon footprint, retreat into nature, or simply reduce your utility bills, get inspiration...
Virtuous Cycles: The Bike Design Project
A design competition with five teams, fives cities, and one urban utility bike for the masses.
100-Year-Old Service Shed in Slovenia Becomes a Miniature Home
Dekleva Gregorič Architects turned a former utility building into a stylish, self-sufficient home with a downstairs living space...
Mud Mavens: Mud Girls Founder Jen Gobby
Just off Canada's west coast near Vancouver is a paradise for self-sufficiency seekers.
A Look at Living Machine Systems
Recently, Dwell had the opportunity to tour the San Francisco’s Public Utilities Commission headquarters, which seemed...
New Design from Very Good & Proper
In this year's June issue, our Square Meal column featured the London restaurant mini-chain Canteen, where good design is as high...
Energy Storage Expert Jim Kelly Brings Renewables to Railroads
Jim Kelly first began pondering the possibilities and limitations of renewables as a senior vice president of transmission and...
A Home in a Former Shoe Factory Gets an Overhaul Inspired by a Vintage Cookbook
WOWOWA Architecture combines a retro palette of blush, brick red, and copper with a swirl of curving forms to ease awkward angles...