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

At $265K, Michael Graves’s First Commission Is a Bargain
The four-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath residence features bright, white interiors and an original mural by Graves himself.
Keynote Address from Michael Graves
We could not be more thrilled to welcome Michael Graves, one of America's most eminent architects and designers, to the Dwell on...
Billes Product Design Competition
Last weekend I headed down to the Big Easy as a judge for the first annual Billes Product Design Competition, where nine...
Chicago’s Summer of Design
A massive exhibition and a new permanent design museum put the past, present, and future of the city’s design community in focus.
Remembering Postmodernist Architect Michael Graves
A pioneer in the postmodernist movement, Michael Graves dedicated nearly 60 years of his life to the advancement of architecture,...
Tour This Frank Gehry-Designed Penthouse in NYC That’s Back on the Market
Perched on top of a sculpted steel skyscraper, this sumptuous, 3,771-square-foot residence will run you $45,000 a month.
Talking Design: with Marc Venot
It is our pleasure to announce that the Acrobat lamp, designed by Marc Venot, has been selected as a winner of the German Design...
A Creative Brick Extension That’s Designed to Adapt With a Growing Family’s Needs
This compact extension at the rear of a suburban house in Melbourne, Australia, includes a ground-level garage on its...
Bill Gates Announces Condom Design Contest
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is offering $100,000 to the designer who creates a condom that's more pleasurable to...
How to Design a Kitchen That’s Ideal For Entertaining—and Shop Our Picks
Besides being a place for food preparation and cooking, your modern kitchen can be a prime social zone where your friends and...
7 Quotes on Living Well from Michael Graves
Michael Graves is credited with broadening the role of the architect in society and raising public interest in good design as...
For the Entertainer, This $5.5M Home in Southern California Fits the Bill
Families seeking seclusion in the city and ample space to grow and entertain will appreciate this five-bedroom, six-bath home in...
Swiss Design Talk in SF
I'll be at Swissnex San Francsicso today, February 10th, to lead a panel discussion of Swiss design to help kick off an...
Talking Design: with Joan Rojeski Studio
The popular Sticky Notes were launched alongside our Daily Fiction collection.
Girl Talk
The world’s most popular doll, dressed in architect’s garb: friend or foe to a profession already suffering from a pronounced...
Coffee Talk
I love coffee. It’s coffee shops I have a problem with.
The Lowest Utility Bill on the Block
Hybridization is hit or miss (i.e., the jackalope).
10 Minutes with Michael Graves at the JCP Home Launch
Last week, JCPenney (now known as JCP) launched several collaborative home collections from renowned designers.
Bold Design Invigorates This Formerly Cookie-Cutter Midcentury Home That’s Asking $345K
The stylistic approach for The Black House, the newest project on offer from the Phoenix-based Knob Modern Design, can be summed...
The L.A. Prefab Company That’s Aiming to Make Good Design Available to Everyone
Specializing in customized modular units for residential backyard use, the Los Angeles-based startup Cover is out to transform...

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