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.
Color in the kitchen & it's affect on your appetite
The facts surrounding the psychological effect of color on mood and productivity are fairly well known.
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.
The Power of Color and What Each Shade Is Best For
Color is a design superpower that can make a small room appear larger, or an expansive space feel intimate and cozy.
Nature of Material
Israeli designer Ran Amitai has a new line of stacking stools that merge organic with high-tech to lovely 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...
10 Modern Gardens That Freshen Up Traditional Homes
Even if you're working with a home that's more traditional that you'd like, there's still ways to modernize it without going...
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.