“Good designers must always be avant-gardists, always one step ahead of the times. They should–and must–question everything generally thought to be obvious. They must have an intuition for people’s changing attitudes. For the reality in which they live, for their dreams, their desires, their worries, their needs, their living habits. They must also be able to assess realistically the opportunities and bounds of technology.” –Dieter Rams

The Brightly Colored World of Designers Scholten & Baijings
The reigning couple of color has made an indelibly saturated mark on the furniture scene of today.
L.A. Is Taking On Homelessness With a New, Brightly Colored Tiny Home Village
Comprised of 40 prefabs, shared outdoor spaces, and in-house social services, the newly open community is the first of its kind...
A Pair of Designers Renovate Their Brooklyn Brownstone With a Bright Monochromatic Palette
With a monochromatic makeover, a pair of designers revive a common Brooklyn brownstone apartment.
Design Icons: 24 Modern Architects and Designers That Have Shaped Our World
Brush up on the work and legacies of these iconic architects and designers whose influence on modern design is hard to overstate.
A Designer Swaps His 1950s House for a Bright and Airy Home Built Around a Pool
This East Austin home has a flowing, open plan that makes entertaining a breeze.
11 of the World’s Best Cabins for Stargazing
From treetop dwellings to glass retreats, these cabins make it easy to wish upon a star.
The World's Smallest McDonald's Is For the Bees
While the restaurant's concept is strong, Michael Pollen wrote a stinging review.
A Textile Designer’s Home Is Unapologetically Colorful
Orla Kiely furnishes her renovated Victorian house with her signature prints.
World-Renowned Designer Marcel Wanders on Designing Unique Objects
The Dutch designer spoke about the limitations of modernism and designing in the machine age.
Why Your Next Prefab May Be by a World-Famous Designer
Revolution, a new design platform that commissions the likes of Daniel Libeskind and Ron Arad to build collectible,...
In London, an Old Victorian Becomes a Wonderland of Colored Concrete
Studio Ben Allen implements prefab elements to metamorphose a dated Victorian in just four days.
The World’s Largest Urban Farm Is Opening Next Year in Paris
The six-story, 150,000-square-foot garden is expected to yield a ton of organic produce every day for the French capital.
The World’s First 360-Degree Infinity Pool Is Proposed to Tower Above London
Adrenaline junkies enter the pool through an underground spiral staircase that’s worthy of James Bond.
The World’s Most Popular Airbnb Is a Geodesic Cabin in California
In the redwoods of Aptos, California, a tiny treetop cabin holds the crown as Airbnb’s most visited listing in the world.
The World’s First 3D-Printed Village Is Coming to Latin America This Summer
The walls of each home can be printed in just 24 hours with nearly zero waste.
The World’s Biggest Design Fair Is Postponed Due to the Coronavirus
Milan’s Salone del Mobile is being pushed to June, giving Italy a substantial runway to restabilize in the wake of the recent...
The World’s Top Bookshops Will Make You Want to Drop Everything and Read
Gestalten’s latest page-turner is an ode to the best bookstores in the world.
The World’s Most Beautiful Outhouse Is a Mirrored Cube in the Australian Bush
In Australia’s Kangaroo Valley, a mirrored cube answers nature’s call.
A New Book Explores 25 of the World’s Most Sensuous Buildings
“The Touch​” shows that great design is not just visually appealing—it engages all of the human senses.
The World’s First Fully Accessible Water Park Raises the Bar for Inclusion
In San Antonio, Morgan’s Inspiration Island opens for its second season.