Visual Dictionaries
If you live and travel in the modern world you've no doubt found yourself at a loss for words.
A Visual Journey Through Stockholm's Hotel Ett Hem
Many hotels have figured out how to make guests feel at home, but Ett Hem in Stockholm goes above and beyond.
My House: Visual Strategist Kate Davison’s Chic Bay Area Abode
Cool girl Kate Davison invites us in for a tour of her cozy, stylish home in the Oakland hills.
Design Dictionary: Tulip Chair
We take a look back at Eero Saarinen's iconic design—and one of his last.
Design Dictionary: Noguchi Table
The story behind the iconic table that almost wasn't.
Work Space Spotlight: Visual Country
Instagram We Love: The Visual Diary of Brooklyn Studio Souda
The product and furniture maker maintains a dynamic profile on Instagram.
Modern Tiny Kitchen Remodel in Sweden
What’s the secret to successfully wedging a kitchen into a 258-square-foot apartment? A visual balancing act.
Take a Visual Exploration of a Floating Art Haven in Fort Worth, Texas
Each week, we tap into Dwell's Instagram community to bring you the most captivating design and architecture shots of the week.
16 Modern Murphy Bed Designs That Magically Create More Space
If you’re short on space or looking to erase visual clutter, opt for a multipurpose wall bed that hides away.
A Restored Arts and Crafts Treasure Asks $1.4M in New Jersey
Built in 1911, the Gustav Stickley–designed Craftsman bungalow still has its original fieldstone fireplace and distinctive...
Stylish Sicilian Bedroom
Architect Francesco Moncada's surprisingly modern renovation in Syracuse, Sicily, is home not just to himself, his girlfriend,...
9 Innovative Light Fixtures That Combine Art, Design, and Technology
Lighting lives somewhere on the borderline between visual art, design, and technology—and is responsible for meeting both...
This Wes Anderson-Inspired Cafe in China Is Majorly Instagrammable
Drawing on Wes Anderson's distinctive visual style and Melbourne's cafe culture, an Australian studio takes a fresh approach to a...
How Graphic Designer Saul Bass Revolutionized the Movie Poster
Saul Bass helped define the visual culture of the 1950s—most notably through creating memorable movie posters that are still...
Pigmented Concrete Walls Tie This Home Into the Landscape
North of Rio de Janeiro, a holiday home blends into the terrain with reddish concrete walls pigmented to match the native soil.
A Couple Bring Scandinavian Simplicity to a Complicated Renovation in L.A.
Vaulted ceilings, meticulous built-ins, and a sense of pared-back restraint help solve the visual identity crisis—and structural...
A 1957 Midcentury in Seattle Receives a Striking Makeover
By removing walls, inserting new windows, and using a lighter color palette, Mowery Marsh Architects give this historic home a...
Reykjavík, Iceland
Gundrún Lilja Gunnlaugsdóttir of Studio Bility takes us on a guided tour of the city by the smoky bay: Reykjavík, Iceland.
8 Creative Ways to Let the Little Details Shine
Don’t underestimate the big impact that small design details can have on a space.
An Ingenious, Multistory Bookshelf Organizes a Sleek Madrid Home
Spanning multiple floors, the open shelves designed by Zooco Estudio morph to provide storage and define spaces.
Rotated Volumes Cleverly Maximize Space in a Tiny Shanghai Apartment
In space-strapped Shanghai, local architects look to rotating boxes and playful pops of colors to create a delightful modern home.
The Muji Hut is a Masterful Take on Minimalism
A very special little place, all your own...
Now in its Fifth Year, the FOG Design+Art Fair Shakes Up San Francisco
Bringing together leaders in design, art, and culture, the FOG Design+Art Fair is on view January 11–14, 2018 at the Fort Mason...
The Dwell 24: Sabourin Costes
The Paris-based duo behind Sabourin Costes create playful designs across creative disciplines including product and furniture...
Decompress at This Boutique Hotel and Yoga Retreat in the Costa Rican Jungle
Studio Saxe has designed a boutique hotel and yoga studio amid the jungle in Nosara, Costa Rica, an area known for the pursuit of...
A Dreamy Loft in Prague With Castle Views and an Onyx Moon
Step into a bright and airy apartment that shows how important the smallest details can be.
Not Ready For a Prefab House? How About a Prefab Kitchen.
Kitchen systems are a lot like prefab housing: they're designed to be modular but they're endlessly customizable—not that that's...
636 Waverley by Hayes Group Architects
This mixed-use building in Silicon Valley gracefully encompasses both work and play.
Delightful Material Contrasts Define a Courtyard Home in Mexico City
Set in the prominent Mexico City neighborhood of San Angel Inn, Casa Campestre 107 is a sleek, modern home designed using...
At a Japanese Flower Art School, Nendo Drapes an Ivy of Mirrors Over a Stone Garden by Isamu Noguchi
Nendo cut a thin stainless-steel sheet with a mirror finish into 2,000 rhombus-shaped pieces to construct an "ivy of...
Dive Into a Visually Stunning Book That Celebrates Modernist Architecture and its Evolution
Covering a wide range of iconic homes from Le Corbusier's Villa Savoye to Shigeru Ban’s Curtain Wall House, Phaidon's recently...
An Old Stone Building in Tuscany Becomes a Modern Hideaway
A clever renovation transforms an irregularly shaped dwelling in Trequanda, Italy, into a tiny retreat that's bursting with...
A Vibrant Retrofit Breathes New Life Into a Dilapidated 19th-Century House in Paris
A lively color palette, graphic tiles, and custom woodwork enhance the Parisian charm of this one-of-a-kind residence.
Pockets of Color Turn a Ho-Hum Madrid Flat Into a Funky Bachelor Pad
Gon Architects updates a typical apartment by imbuing it with bold character.
Offered at $674K, This Hybrid Prefab Is in Tune With the Californian Desert
In the high desert landscape of Yucca Valley, California, the rectilinear Graham Residence cuts a striking figure against the...

892 more articles