“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.
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).
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...
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...
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...
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...
Sunlight on Demand
Fiber-optic cables can be used to pipe and enhance sunlight into homes. Money is saved.
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.
Compostmodern 2009: This weekend!
This coming Saturday, February 21, the second Compostmodern conference will take place at the Herbst Theatre in San Francisco.
Small Space, Big Design
Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron walks us through Dwell's November 2016 issue.
Designed to Handle the Heat and More
A thoroughly modern house in Baton Rouge owes its sleek and sustainable form to its vernacular roots.
Hayfe by CUBO design architect
Hayfe is a minimal house located in Kanagawa, Japan, designed by CUBO design architect.
5 Terms in Sustainable Design You Should Know
Embodied energy, gray water, black water, carbon footprint—the list of sustainable design terms goes on and on, and we're here to...
10 Smart and Surprising Under-Stair Design Solutions
A sloped ceiling, low-head height, and limited access to sunlight might spell out some design restrictions, but that doesn’t mean...
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.
Concrete Solutions to Design Challenges
Commercial Concrete Planters And Landscape Architecture...

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