Profiles

From interviews with current innovators to profiles of the biggest names in history, Dwell is your guide to who's who in design.

How One Midcentury Design Dealer Is Taking a Chance on the Odd and Obscure
How One Midcentury Design Dealer Is Taking a Chance on the Odd and Obscure
Clément Cividino’s fascination with forgotten prefab designs has become a full-blown obsession. His latest? An ingenious structure with a checkered past.
A Texas Designer and Hotelier’s Collection of Glass Paperweights Reminds Her of Lives Past
Liz Lambert reflects on a set of three orbs given to her by her inspiring brother.
The House That Helped Build the Modern Psychedelics Movement
Rick Doblin started the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies from the Arcturus, the home he built in the Florida suburbs in the 1970s.
9 Things the Cofounders of Golde  Can’t Stop Talking About
9 Things the Cofounders of Golde Can’t Stop Talking About
Trinity Mouzon and her partner Issey Kobori dish on the most joy-sparking items in their home.
The Anything-But-Basics You Need for Your Kitchen, According to a Cookware Expert
Eunice Byun, cofounder of Material, raves about the best things she keeps in her cabinets.
Everything You Need to Make Over Your Backyard, According to a Landscape Design Firm
The masterminds behind Manscapers share their expertise on the heels of releasing their first book.
How to Get the Perfect Morning Brew, According to a Coffee Expert
Debbie Wei Mullin, the founder of Copper Cow Coffee, reveals the essential tools she uses to get a flawless pour.
The 6 Best Appliances for Your Kitchen Renovation, According to an Expert Design Duo
The founders of Stewart-Schafer, a multidisciplinary architecture and interior design studio, give us their recommendations for the items you’ll want to include in your kitchen...
10 Items Glass Guru Sophie Lou Jacobsen Can’t Stop Raving About
We speak with the designer about the everyday goods that are bringing her joy.
Textile Darling Hopie Stockman Dishes on Her At-Home Entertaining Essentials
The cofounder of textile studio Block Shop shares a few of her favorites to help you become the host with the most.
How to Keep a Fresh and Tidy Home, According to a Trailblazing Vacuum Designer
How to Keep a Fresh and Tidy Home, According to a Trailblazing Vacuum Designer
Joseph Guerra, founder of Airsign and Guerra Office, offers his tips and tricks for cleaning house.
The Self-Taught Architect Who Became the “Modern Maverick of Malibu”
Southern California’s Harry Gesner, who died this month, crafted some of the Golden State’s most idiosyncratic homes.
“I Want You to Feel Cheated”: A Conversation with Lee Bey
A month into his new ‘Chicago Sun-Times’ column, one of America’s last architecture critics reflects on his work, and its fragile role in our culture.
The Desert Can Yield a Bounty of Vegetables—Just Ask One of Arizona’s Sustainable Farmers
Horticulturist Alfonso Chavez is helping return his Tucson, Arizona, community to the traditional and Indigenous practices that were disrupted by colonization and...
An Expert Herbalist Shares Her Tips for Growing Healing Plants at Home
Juliet Blankespoor cultivates botanicals out of her backyard garden—here’s how she got started, and how you can, too.
A TikTok Personality on How Gardening Can Keep You Calm, Cool, and Collected
Self-care celebrity Garden Marcus of TikTok fame shares the lessons he’s learned from the botanical world.
In the Catskills, a Textile Artist and Designer Creates Dyes From Her Own Garden
Christi Johnson might be best known for stylishly embroidering vintage garments. But she’s also developed a reputation for her earth-toned natural dyes.
How a Los Angeles Landscape Architecture Firm Is Reclaiming a Hillside for Native Plants
Terremoto is spearheading an experimental grassroots project to transform a neglected patch of public land with native species.
A Cane Chair Takes Pride of Place in a West Oakland Plant Shop
Kalu Gebreyohannes and J’Maica Roxanne of Blk Girls Green House share why they find the chair both powerful and beautiful.
Would-Be Congressman Greg Casar Is Worried About Where He’s Going to Live, Too
The former Austin City Council Member is running in Texas's District 35, and ready to bring the affordability debate to the Capitol.
Peter Barber Explains How to Make Affordable Housing People Love
The London architect tries “to show people that affordability can mean many things”—and his many fans think he’s succeeding.
TikTok Phenom Jon Kung on Why They Love Induction Over Gas
One of the Internet’s favorite chefs makes the case for putting out the flame—and shares one of their favorite new recipes.
DIY Advice From a Feminist Plumber Who Wouldn’t Mind You Taking on a Few Jobs Yourself
Judaline Cassidy has been solving plumbing problems for more than 25 years, but now as the founder of Tools & Tiaras she’s on a mission to teach others how to take on jobs...
A Prized Serving Utensil Gives Chef Ana Ortiz an Edge in the Kitchen
The founder of Brooklyn catering company Day Into Night tells us why she’s always reaching for her grandmother’s serving spoon.
Designer Ed Warner Is Creating Stylish Bathrooms for People With Disabilities
The leader of London studio Fine & Able shares how he imagines spaces for diverse body types—and anyone wanting a lifelong home free of “design...
Q&A: Neri Oxman’s Radical Vision for the Future of the Built Environment
With her latest exhibition at SFMOMA, the MIT professor, artist, and architect sends a dire (but hopeful) message: In order to move ahead, we must return to nature.
Aalto Isn't the Only Finnish Modernist: Meet Ilmari Tapiovaara
Looking at back at the varied career of Finnish furniture designer Ilmari Tapiovaara.
My House: There’s a Place for Everything in Organization Expert Shira Gill’s Berkeley Bungalow
The author of “Minimalista” shares tips for clearing clutter, elevating your space, and promoting wellness at home.
8 Things the Founder of Brightland Absolutely Loves
Dwell talks to Aishwarya Iyer, the CEO and founder of the olive oil brand with a cult following, about the home items she can’t get enough of.