When graphic designers Jeanette and Mike Abbink left behind their loft in San Francisco—with collected ephemera, a voluminous library, and a parcel of paintings in tow—they didn’t…
In Ørestad—Copenhagen’s tiny but buzzing new hub of urban development—a mountain rises from the flatlands.
Best friends since middle school, Casey Patten and David Mazza have a passion for their up-and-coming slice of Washington, DC, matched only by their commitment to making you the best damn sandwich in…
When Cecilia Tham and Yoel Karaso of Habitan Architects bought their first-floor apartment in an 1894 block of the Fort Pienc neighborhood of Barcelona in 2005, they knew they were taking a risk.
It takes nine sheets of veneer, two layers of cotton backing, up to five coats of paint, and 11 days to make a 3107 chair.
To open our September 2009 apartment-themed issued, we dreamed up Dwell’s ideal apartment.
The recent disappearance of vast numbers of worker bees from their colonies sounded an unexpectedly resonant ecological alarm.
On a former brownfield site across the river from downtown Boston, a renovated turn-of-the-century lithography factory trades in carbon copies for a lighter carbon footprint.
Jens Risom is enjoying his place in the canon of mid-century furniture designers while also distinguishing himself as a great contemporary designer.
From sitting and sleeping to lolling and loitering, these new sleeper sofas are workaholics of relaxation—on either the day or the night shift.
Last night I went to a corner liquor store to buy some toothpaste. While the beer and candy aisles of the store were heavily trafficked, the back “household goods” section was not.
Check out this selection of recently released design books culled by our editors and profiled in the September 2009 issue's In The Modern World section.
We’re surrounded by legions of products, most of them unremittingly lousy. What separates the good from the bad from the ugly? Take out your well-designed pencils for Product Design 101.
Good design isn’t inextricably wed to a high price tag. These classic designs run the gamut of types and prices.
Bad design can be not just unattractive but unhealthy. Steer clear of this trio of second-rate offerings.
When it comes to great product design, the material is often the message. Matuse’s wetsuits prove why.
Phaidon Design Classics: 001–999. Phaidon Press, 2006
We asked three product designers from three different fields what the future holds. Oddly, none of them mentioned crystal balls.
Charrette: An intense period of design activity in which a group collaborates to work out a solution to a specific design problem.