“Design is so simple. That’s why it’s so complicated.” –Paul Rand

10 Design Insiders Sound Off on Knockoffs
In researching the much-discussed essay "The Real Cost of Rip-Offs" for Dwell's June 2012 issue (on newsstands now), many design...
10 Smart and Surprising Under-Stair Design Solutions
A sloped ceiling, low-head height, and limited access to sunlight might spell out some design restrictions, but that doesn’t mean...
Design Icon: 10 Buildings by Marcel Breuer
The Bauhaus designer’s modern vision helped post-war American building see the future.
10 Brewpubs That Have Tapped the Art of Modern Design
Enjoying a bit of conversation over a beer is a pastime that goes back centuries, and today, new iterations of the proverbial...
What's the Big Deal With Authenticity, Anyway? Design Insiders Weigh In.
As Herman Miller files a motion to protect their intellectual property—and with our Furniture Issue currently on newsstands—we...
Design Icon: 10 Buildings By Alvar Aalto
Alvar Aalto, one of Finland’s greatest architects, made modernist masterpieces with a human touch.
Sound Design
Years ago, the Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas won a design competition for an addition to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art...
Art and Design Come Together in These 10 Examples of Inspirational Wall Murals
Lately, we've been noticing intricate murals turning up in projects everywhere, from the walls of dashing new hotels and...
Fritz Hansen on Knockoffs and Authentic Design
In recent years, the Danish furniture company Fritz Hansen has taken aggressive measures to protect their products against...
10 Mistakes In T Shirt Design That Affect Your Business
10 Mistakes In T Shirt Design That Affect Your...
10 Green Commercial Buildings
These environmentally-friendly office spaces prove it's about working smarter, not harder.
Sound Design for a Bustling San Francisco Restaurant
Bellota becomes the sixth Bay Area establishment to fine tune noise levels with Meyer Sound Constellation technology.
10 Modern Glass Homes
Though living in a glass house certainly isn't for everyone, many people who look forward to their dream modern home see a vision...
10 Homes With Distinctive Facades
First impressions are lasting.
10 Best Modern Kitchens
More often than not, the kitchen is the heart of the home—and thus should be just as much livable as it is functional.
10 Small Apartments by a Hong Kong Design Studio That Are Less Than 1,000 Square Feet
A pragmatic Hong Kong-based design studio finds solutions to the challenges that come with small space living.
10 Modern Hot Tubs
Say goodbye stress and hello to relaxation.
10 Modern Walk-In Closets
We're throwing open the doors and shedding some light on 10 modern walk-in closets.
10 Dreamy Parisian Homes
Paris, also known as "The City of Light", is a breathtaking city.
10 Design Tumblrs We Love
Spend blissful hours recharging your creative battery with these ten Tumblrs we've put together to make you feel inspired, keep...

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