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

Compostmodern 09: Saul Griffith Demands Heirloom Design
Saul Griffith knows how to deliver grim planetary outlooks with irreverent humor.
Inventor Saul Griffith Wants to Electrify Everything, Starting With Your Home
The Australian-born energy expert and creative polymath believes we can power every residence in the United States with renewable...
Compostmodern 09: Thinking Wrong with Project M
One day at Compostmodern equals about a week in standard time, and much more if you add up the many hours' worth of Web-surfing...
Fitzsu at Dwell on Design 09
At this year's Dwell on Design, we’re taking to the stage our new Design Finder section (premiering in our May 2009 issue).
Jeremy Levine at Dwell on Design 09
I'm very excited to announce that architect Jeremy Levine of Jeremy Levine Design will be speaking on my My House panel at Dwell...
A Multigenerational Home in Amsterdam Can Be Reconfigured for Changing Demands
BETA Office for Architecture and the City create a five-story residence designed to accommodate and adapt to the needs of a...
15 Modern Garage Doors That Demand a Second Look
A well-appointed garage door with a unique color or materials, or an interesting mechanical movement, can easily punch up a...
Compostmodern in Review
This weekend, I attended Compostmodern, a conference hosted by the AIGA SF that discussed the role of designers and the future...
By Poplar Demand
“I kept pushing the idea of doing a new kind of tree house further and further, trying to find the best structure, the best...
The Power of Design
Preview the Editor’s Letter from our January/February issue, written by Dwell founder and CEO Lara Deam.
Visionary Design
Read the Editor’s Letter from our upcoming November/December edition and look for the issue on newsstands in the first week of...
Sunlight on Demand
Fiber-optic cables can be used to pipe and enhance sunlight into homes. Money is saved. The English rejoice.
Groundbreaking Design
It has been nearly half a decade, but the Dwell Home II is back! Construction began this winter in the hills outside Los Angeles,...
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...
Topdrawer Cultivates Creativity and Coziness With Their Heirloom-Quality Tools for Nomads
Fuzzy slippers, bento boxes, Japanese handkerchiefs, and more—Topdrawer is your one-stop shop for functional and beautiful...
Can These Tiny, Modular Smart Homes Relieve the Demand For Affordable Housing?
Prefabricated and stackable, Kasita's high-density units may be a solution to America’s affordable housing crisis—with...
What if Green Design Were Just Good Design?
Green design should have won 30 years ago.
Design Cities: Lagos, Nigeria
Architect and designer Tosin Oshinowo attributes her hometown's design renaissance to an entrepreneurial creative spirit.
Design Cities: Quito, Ecuador
Architects Daniel Moreno Flores and Marie Combette describe how the city’s young designers use traditional knowledge and regional...
Design Cities: Athens, Greece
Designer Stamos Michael explains how one of the world's oldest cities is experiencing a cultural rebirth fueled by young artists.