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Get in Touch With Iceland's Rugged Landscape While Staying at This Modern Coastal Barn

This contemporary barn house in Iceland has a rural charm that perfectly complements the rugged landscape.<p>Located 45 minutes by car from Reykjavik in the small town of Stokkseyri on Iceland’s southern coast, this vacation rental property gives guests easy access to the region's dramatic volcanic …

Coastlines

A Modern Multiunit Prefab Prototype in Vancouver

A Vancouver architect maxes out a commercial lot to create a multiunit prefab tower that takes smart urban planning as seriously as good design.<p>Oliver Lang has always been something of a renegade. The German-born architect never settled into the idea of the high-rise condo nor of the conventional, …

The secret origin story of the iPhone

An exclusive excerpt from The One Device<p><i>This month marks 10 years since Apple launched the first iPhone, a device that would fundamentally transform how we interact with technology, culture, and each other. Ahead of that anniversary,</i> Motherboard <i>editor Brian Merchant embarked on an investigation to</i> …

Dwell Reflects on Frank Lloyd Wright in Honor of the 150th Anniversary of His Birth

It's no secret that Frank Lloyd Wright has received his fair share of coverage over the years at Dwell—and rightfully so, considering how much of an impact his work has made on the world of architecture.<p>The beloved architect's work is just as relevant today as when it was created—and it continues …

Ridge House

Berkeley Springs, West Virginia<p>Perched on a narrow ridge overlooking the Potomac River, this home was designed to replace a plain, ordinary rancher that was destroyed by fire. Though tragic, the client saw this as an opportunity to re-imagine their humble weekend retreat. As a painter and art …

3 pillars of building a great product to help stand out against your competition

Every business can relate to this, whether you’re running a business that caters to consumers or even if you are running a B2B operation. While packaging isn’t everything, it <i>does</i> deliver the first blow to the customer. You want that first blow to hit hard enough for anyone receiving it to be …

High Meadow at Fallingwater

Mill Run, Pennsylvania<p>Located on a farm near Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater residence, High Meadow serves as home base for students of the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy Fallingwater Institute’s summer residency programs in architecture, art, and design.<p>Positioned between forest and field, …

Housing activity relaxes for the holidays

Continuing on from our last blog we’ll look at the current status of key parameters such as values, sales volumes, market activity, and listings.

​A cutting-edge home in the woods

The Maison Contemporaine en bordure de ville has been designed by the well-known team of architects at <i>Open Architects</i>, and is a truly inspiring …

Interior design ideas, architecture and renovating photos

Swedish coastal villa surrounded by forest can be yours for $888K

Imagine living in a (happier) Ingmar Bergman movie<p>There’s something decidedly <i>Swedish</i> about this three-bedroom home for sale in the historic seaside resort of Mölle. Perhaps its the muted colors, or all that wood, or its simple yet striking construction, or its minimalist decor scheme.<p>Nevertheless, …

What Living In A Dumpster Taught This Startup Founder About Designing Tiny Homes

They need to be sleek and tech-enabled–and the startup Kasita realized that creating a space that small is a task better left to product designers than architects.<p>After living in a converted dumpster for the better part of a year in 2015, Jeff Wilson had an epiphany about tiny-house living: In …

TinkerBox

Kerhonkson, New York<p>Nestled in the woods of Hudson Valley, this house was conceived as a car-lover’s dream retreat. A generously sized garage is the locus of the design, generating space for car storage and maintenance as well as a spacious wine cellar and a furniture workshop. The rectangular form …

Sugarhouse Studio

Salt Lake City, Utah<p>Designed at first as a large addition and remodel, then thru a long period of gestation came to be as a vibrant new build in one of Salt Lake City's historic neighborhoods. The whole project was developed around the idea of a rooftop deck. The house sits directly across the …

Knockout Presidio Heights midcentury modern home seeks $10.5 million

Stunning!<p>A whopper has landed on the market today. And it’s a doozy of a beauty. Located in the exclusive Presidio Heights hood (smack dab on Spruce Street no less), a three-story midcentury, which has been recently renovated, asks $10,500,000. Let’s dive in to see why.<p>Featuring five beds and five …

Mid-Century modern

'Like a painting' — How Apple's $5 billion campus was built

His last work - Apple Inc's sprawling new headquarters in Cupertino, Calif. - will be a fitting tribute: a futuristic campus built with astonishing attention to detail. From the arrangement of electrical wiring to the finish of a hidden pipe, no aspect of the 2.8 million-square-foot main building …

Elon Musk Explains Logo Design: What We Can Learn From Tesla's Brand

Inspiration for your company's brand identity.<p>Building a brand identity is a complex process. Start by understanding your brand's purpose and then develop branding elements that support this purpose. One important element of brand identity is logo design. When done right, a logo is memorable and …

Graphic Design

Drawing Inspiration

Christian Musselman has fun. But don’t mistake that for lacking professionalism—producing detailed custom home portraits is serious business. From children’s toys to mid-century masterpieces, the Denver-based illustrator has crafted a lifelong dream into a successful career of serious play.<p>As a …

“Design has nothing to do with art”: Design legend Milton Glaser dispels a universal misunderstanding

Design is not art. It’s a distinction understood by practicing designers, but it still eludes many. In an Oct. 29 talk at the Guggenheim Museum in New York City, the 87-year-old graphic design legend Milton Glaser gave the best definition of the practice of design.<p>“Design is the process of going …

Graphic Design

Rising Tides Are No Match for This Coastal Home

Thanks to some smart design and sound engineering, this small coastal house handles the waves.<p>There’s no easy way to get to Stinson Beach. The last few miles of every route are winding snakes of sharp curves and steep grades. But the stomach-turning journey doesn’t deter visitors. Often more than …

This Kansas City Home Looks Like Its Neighbors, But Reveals a Truly Modern Sensibility

Drawing on family lore and the vernacular of a venerable neighborhood, an architect creates a comfortable, adaptable home for his family.<p>In Roanoke Park, a neighborhood in Kansas City, Missouri, whose streets are lined with sycamore trees and turn-of-the-20th-century Prairie School–style houses, …

Two Tiny Cabins Chose Simplicity Over Size

Two modest cabins in coastal New Zealand make waves with their respectful approach toward their environment.<p>When Eyrie, a pair of tiny, cedar-clad off-the-grid cabins with few traditional flourishes, won a national magazine’s Home of the Year Award, reaction across New Zealand was mixed. Modern …

Extra space in a little place: Decorators in Israel get the most out of a compact apartment

A few years ago, Claire Benchouchane decided to leave Netanya, where she had lived since moving to Israel from France in 2011, and to move to Tel …

Living Rooms

Bob Dylan's Nobel Prize response at Desert Trip? It's a classic

Even the honor of the Nobel Prize for Literature bestowed Thursday on Bob Dylan wasn’t enough to prompt rock’s most revered songwriter to upend his modus operandi. Or was it?<p>At his Friday performance kicking off the second and final weekend of the Desert Trip summit meeting of rock music titans …

Nobel Prize

A Sound Professional Goes DIY While Building an Affordable Montana Home

A resourceful sound mixer sources some local design talent, rolls up his sleeves, and builds small, green, and affordable in Bozeman, Montana.<p>Brian Whitlock had been living in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, for 15 years when he began to experience an acute case of SSTF (Swanky Ski Town Fatigue). This …

The Real Cost of Rip-Offs

Knockoff furnishings may be cheap, but for the design industry, they come with a heavy price.<p>Here's how a designer makes money: One day she dreams up a chair. She spends months developing the concept, selecting materials, devising the exact curve of the arm, the dip of the back. Satisfied with the …

Tesla's critics are ignoring one of the company's biggest strengths

America hasn't seen a new a major new car company since Chrysler in the 1920s, and in just over a decade, Tesla has gone from being a crazy Silicon Valley dream to a viable automaker that will deliver close to 100,000 vehicles by the end of this year.<p>But Tesla is enduring some serious growing …

A Guide to Architect Terms and Phrases

What the heck is a bumwad?<p>Architecture boasts a language all its own. From construction terms to office tools to lofty lingo like "spatiality," it’s easy to feel left in the dark if you lack an architecture degree. To help avoid confusion and head-scratching, here’s a comprehensive list of the most …

26 New Yacht Concepts

<b>Nouveau is designed by Andy Waugh and was inspired by Art Nouveau movement and artists like Alphonse Mucha and Antoni Gaudi.</b><p><b>Gray Design is exploring</b> …