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

The Sisters, Where Rustic Interior Design Meets Minimalism
A contemporary lakeside house that combines minimalism with rustic design elements.
Democratic Design: The Work of Le Van Bo
Van Bo Le-Mentzel arrived on the shores of Germany as a young refugee from Laos.
Where I Work: Karim Rashid
His forward-thinking, futuristic designs have been well-documented on Design Milk and now the multi-hyphenated designer Karim...
Where I Work: Shanan Campanaro of Eskayel
We’ve had a thing for Eskayel for years and our love continues to grow as their ethereal collections do.
Where I Work: Chad Phillips of KWAMBIO
The New York City-based KWAMBIO is an on-demand manufacturing platform that utilizes 3D printing technology and we featured some...
Live/Work Design Contest WInner
Dwell and Design Within Reach (DWR) proudly announced the winner of their Live/Work Design Contest at the 7th Annual Dwell on...
11 Innovative and Modern Schools Where Creativity and Good Design Rule
By using innovative design to inspire learning and creativity, the following schools have certainly earned top marks—just in time...
Project: Live Work Home
Richard Cook, a principal at Cook + Fox Architects, surveyed the Near Westside’s inventory of vacant structures and arrived at a...
An Efficient Live-Work Space in Montreal
A husband-wife architectural duo transform a former tire shop into a versatile home-office.
How Does a Passive House Work?
Passive Houses are built according to a rigorous series of design principles that promote efficiency.
Hive Design
The recent disappearance of vast numbers of worker bees from their colonies sounded an unexpectedly resonant ecological alarm.
Music By Design
Last night the Red Bull Music Academy opened the doors of their new home in New York to a diverse crowd ranging from skateboard...
15 Brilliant Designs That Work Around Nature
Instead of chopping down trees or cutting branches, many architects have come up with smart design solutions to avoid disturbing...
Are You Allergic to Bad Interior Design?
We’ve all seen interior design that almost brings us to the point of being ill.
Blogger Focus: Favorite Webshops
Today’s global design scene is more expansive and easier to access than ever, thanks to all things Internet—websites, webshops,...
Where to Eat, Drink and Shop in Venice Beach
Ariel Kaye, Parachute’s Founder and CEO, shared her Venice suggestions when we opened for business a while back.
Spotlight on WRNS Studio and Their Work in the Bay Area—and Beyond
With a varied portfolio that includes projects ranging from the Airbnb headquarters to a contemporary parking garage in San...
Preview: Joel Turkel, Prefab Design
Ten years ago, during the very first year of Dwell, we wrote about the promises of prefab.
Design Icon: George Nakashima
A skilled and spiritual craftsman, George Nakashima crafted wood furniture that elevated and showcased natural forms.

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