“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.
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...
Down Comforter 101: What Is Fill Power?
Soft, cozy and luxurious, the down comforter is the capstone of the perfect bed setup.
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...
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...
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...
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...
101 Best Modern Cabins
What's better than one hundred photos of cabins? One hundred and one photos of cabins.
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.
This Cor-Ten House in Brazil Would Not Be Complete Without its Giant Home Library
A modern dwelling by Brazilian design firm Atria cohesively embraces simplicity and abstraction.
Bigboxology 101
Now that the last laptop computer and toilet-paper dispenser have been liquidated from the once-mighty Circuit City, some very...
Hive Design
The recent disappearance of vast numbers of worker bees from their colonies sounded an unexpectedly resonant ecological alarm.
Design Your Home With Dwell Photos
Now you can browse the best photos on Dwell.com from our bloggers, magazine and community of users.
Designed In-House
Mill Valley, California, might not be a hotbed of modernism, but it was here, ten years ago, that Dwell came into the world...
Editor's Letter: Design Matters
Perfection is boring.
Brazilian Modernist Lina Bo Bardi Gets Her Due in a New Exhibition
Coinciding with the centennial of her birth, an exhibition dedicated to the egalitarian designs of midcentury modernist Lina Bo...