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

Design Icon: 10 Buildings By Alvar Aalto
Alvar Aalto, one of Finland’s greatest architects, made modernist masterpieces with a human touch.
Design Icon: 10 Buildings by Marcel Breuer
The Bauhaus designer’s modern vision helped post-war American building see the future.
Design Icon: 10 Works by Jasper Morrison
By striving for the “super normal,” the soft-spoken Brit has made noise with his inclusive, intuitive design.
13 Iconic Buildings Designed by Frank Gehry
Frank Gehry's recognizable designs are often cited as being among the most important works of contemporary architecture.
Alvar Aalto's Artistic Bent at the Vitra Design Museum
A new Vitra Design Museum exhibit re-examines Finnish designer Alvar Aalto's influences and creations.
Design Classic: Alvar Aalto's Artek Stools
More than 80 years after their introduction, Alvar Aalto's stools for Artek retain their currency and remain perennial favorites.
Design Icon: 9 Buildings by Louis Kahn
In crafting classic forms with presence and weight, this American architect recalled a more monumental era.
Design Icon: 8 Buildings by Hans Hollein
The late, Pritzker-winning Viennese architect was a key proponent of postmodernism.
Alvar Aalto's Pacific Northwest Gem
Nestled quietly on a bluff amidst flat farmlands and late-1800s German heritage is the Mount Angel Abbey.
10 Green Commercial Buildings
These environmentally-friendly office spaces prove it's about working smarter, not harder.
Design Icon: George Nakashima
A skilled and spiritual craftsman, George Nakashima crafted wood furniture that elevated and showcased natural forms.
Design Icon: Greta Grossman
Greta Grossman, for a while relegated to the footnotes of design history, is finally getting the deserved recognition as one of...
Design Icon: Walter Gropius
Alongside Le Corbusier and Frank Lloyd Wright, German architect Walter Gropius was a foundational figure in modern architecture...
Design Icon: Oscar Niemeyer
A look back at the iconic modernist buildings designed by legendary Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer.
Design Icon: Charlotte Perriand
Many innovators helped usher in the Modernist movement, but French architect, furniture maker, and interior designer Charlotte...
Design Icon: Eileen Gray
The modernist designer generated an oeuvre that is gentler and more sensuous in spirit than many of her competitors.
10 Buildings We Love by Piers Taylor
Known for his stripped-back approach to home design, award-winning RIBA architect Piers Taylor focuses more on light and space...
The Tallest: Iconic Design Writ Large
There’s just something deeply compelling about building ... up.
10 Design Tumblrs We Love
Spend blissful hours recharging your creative battery with these ten Tumblrs we've put together to make you feel inspired, keep...
Less Is More: 10 Buildings by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe's "International Style" was the impetus for the midcentury modernism we know today.