Xeros Effect
Matthew Trzebiatowski matched an extreme aesthetic to an extreme climate, but his sustainable moves took a gentler approach.
The Bilbao Effect
In the last 15 years, many a postindustrial city has redefined itself as a design center.
Giant Ferris Wheel, All Aboard. Bilbao Effect, Everybody Off!
Well, the London Eye has done it: Singapore has its own giant Ferris wheel, as does Nanchang and as of December 20th of last year...
What’s the Twist Behind This Home’s Sinuous Staircase? Ordinary Plywood
A renowned architect transforms a 1920s home, drawing upon a palette of plywood and glass to dramatic effect.
A Shipping Container Home in Pennsylvania Embraces Its Rugged Industrial Origins
A couple builds a new home, repurposing a series of 11 shipping containers and an existing concrete foundation to maximal effect.
Weathered Steel Clads a $4.7M Home Near London’s Kew Gardens
A modern construction in the historic context of the Kew Green Conservation Area in southwest London, the award-winning Kew House...
Nature of Material
Israeli designer Ran Amitai has a new line of stacking stools that merge organic with high-tech to lovely effect.
Clarity: Steve Jobs on Paul Rand
Great Jobs clip (below) from 1993 on hiring Paul Rand (above) to solve his problem.
Small Amidst Sprawl
Rising out of the Texas bayou, Houston is both a sprawling metropolis and the largest city in the United States without zoning...
Molding the Modern City
Many of us have taken “professional development” courses, if only to keep up with the pre-teens already coding their own social...
Dashboard Confessional
A major obstacle to reducing our energy consumption continues to be our general unawareness of just how much we are using.
Valerie x Commune Design Chocolates
Little throws the Dwell office into a tizzy of afternoon consumption than some toothsome confection (Full disclosure: Baked goods...
Fairy Tale Tables
Markus Linnenbrick makes tables by drilling in acrylic.
Golden Rule: Back Up
Backing up our computers is something we all know we should do, like flossing.
The Making of Screenplay: Part 10
Jenny Wu, a partner at Oyler Wu Collaborative, documents the process from design through fabrication of their latest...
Noguchi and "Night Journey"
This month, we're celebrating all things Japanese and modern with our September 2011 issue, Japan Style.
A Week at the Airport: Part I
Not so long ago I read the English pop philospher and writer Alain de Botton's book The Architecture of Happiness.
Textiles in Motion
Sydney-based embroidery designers MaricorMaricar hit our radar screen back in August with a series called Turns of Speech,...
Re:Vision Dallas Winners
With plans to turn a massive downtown Dallas parking lot into an exemplar of green design, Re:Vision Dallas announced last week...
How-To Design with Patterned Rugs
Decorating with statement rugs is often challenging, so here are some tips and tricks to help guide the process.