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

The 2010 California Design Biennial
Currently on view at the Pasadena Museum of California Art is the 2010 California Design Biennial: Action/Reaction, an...
California Biennial
Fifty four artists and collectives are participating in this year's California Biennial which runs until March 15th at the...
Thoughtful Design Details Warm Up a Modern Family Home in Northern California
When the San Francisco firm l'oro began designing a family home in Mill Valley, California, they challenged themselves to create...
Nature Drove the Design of This Sculptural, Cor-Ten Steel House in Northern California
Nature informs every aspect of a Northern California residence.
Creative Landscape Design for a Renovated Eichler in California
Landscape designer Bernard Trainor masterminds a seamless garden to surround a Silicon Valley Eichler.
This Northern California Prefab Gets a Dose of Universal Design
Thanks to a prefab in-law unit, an octogenarian modernist lives independently on a peaceful, verdant site in Northern California.
ICFF 2010: Design Ride Manhattan
After spending the better part of Sunday on the floor of the Javits center, at five pm, I joined a motley (but stylish) crew for...
Design Hotels Book: 2010 Edition
The best part of traveling is rarely the hotel.
Exhibit Brings Midcentury California Design to Massachusetts
An exhibition coming to coastal Massachusetts in March explores California's evolution as an incubator of progressive midcentury...
See Surrealist Street Art in Action at Dwell on Design Los Angeles
On Saturday, May 30, at Dwell on Design Los Angeles, local street artist Norm “Nomzee” Maxwell will spend the entire day creating...
Eichler Remodel in Burlingame, California
After commissioning Klopf Architecture to design an addition to their ranch-style property more than 10 years ago, a Burlingame,...
A Southern Californian Prefab Is Paradise For the Whole Family
A pair of Icelandic prefab pioneers deliver an efficient family home in Culver City.
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...
10 Best Modern Homes in Venice Beach, California
As a buzzing seaside town known for its bohemian spirit, lively boardwalk, funky boutiques, and picturesque canals, Venice Beach...
A Minimalist Duplex in Venice, California
Architect Don Dimster celebrates the concept of communal family space with a pair of homes in Venice, California, for himself and...
A Hexagonal Midcentury Residence in Southern California Offered at $3.3M
Surrounded by eucalyptus and oak trees, this well-appointed Pasadena home by architect Roland Russell benefits from a central...
A Family's California Ski Retreat is Designed to Blend in With Its Site
In Truckee, California, the charred cedar–clad Martis Camp 141 celebrates its mountainous surroundings.
Palm Springs, California
In Palm Springs, California, “mid-century modern” connotes more than just Eames chairs and glass walls; it also hints at...
Los Angeles, California
Though Los Angeles offers Lindsay Lohan sightings at Pinkberry and addresses on L.Ron Hubbard Way, Dwell explores a different...
California Academy of Sciences Preview
The grand opening of the new California Academy of Sciences, one of the year’s most anticipated events, is taking place this...