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

Taking Flight: A Dose of Brazilian Design Lifts the Ceiling Fan to New Heights
Ever in the vanguard of contemporary ceiling fan design, The Modern Fan Company collaborates with Brazilian designer Guto Indio...
Brazilian Design at the MoMA Store
The Museum of Modern Art's Design Store has been running regionally-sourced collections in their retails shops and online.
Color 101: Hueless
Most modernists find color as attractive as traditional Tudors.
101 Best Modern Cabins
What's better than one hundred photos of cabins? One hundred and one photos of cabins.
Modern Homes in Brazil
Brazil is a breath-taking country that has a perfect mix of nature and modern architecture.
São Paulo, Brazil
For photographer Reinaldo Cóser and his family of four, the best way to deal with the sometimes-draining throb of massive São...
Valentine’s Day 101: A Guide for the Romantically Challenged
Valentine’s Day is one of those holidays that feels kind of forced…but you’ve got to go for it anyways! If V-Day planning isn’t...
Design the Future
Read the Editor’s Letter from our upcoming September/October edition and look for the issue on newsstands in the first week of...
Down Comforter 101: What Is Fill Power?
Soft, cozy and luxurious, the down comforter is the capstone of the perfect bed setup.
This Brazilian Modernist You Should Know About Designed Countless Classic Chairs
Despite a rise to prominence in the 1970s, pioneering designer Percival Lafer has remained a best-kept secret for collectors of...
Bigboxology 101
Now that the last laptop computer and toilet-paper dispenser have been liquidated from the once-mighty Circuit City, some very...
A Modern Beachfront House in São Sebastião, Brazil
Studio Arthur Casas were hired by a previous clients’ friends who wanted to build a house right next door on a narrow beachfront...
When Design and Education Collide
What role does design play in education around the world? It's larger than you might think.
Design Icon: George Nakashima
A skilled and spiritual craftsman, George Nakashima crafted wood furniture that elevated and showcased natural forms.
Hive Design
The recent disappearance of vast numbers of worker bees from their colonies sounded an unexpectedly resonant ecological alarm.
Color 101: Chipping Away
Most designers, be they graphic or interior, consult their Pantone fan guide when considering hues.
Small Space, Big Design
Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron walks us through Dwell's November 2016 issue.
Fire in the Home 101
Taming fire was humankind’s first and most critical step toward its mastery of the material world.
101 Alernative Energy: Zeroing In
It’s become increasingly common to hear the term“zero energy” or “zero carbon” used to describe buildings that achieve complete...
101 Alternative Energy: Light On
The standard pear-shaped incandescent bulb thatmost of us have been using for ages has a bad reputation among environmentalists...

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