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

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.
Design Icon: 10 Buildings by Marcel Breuer
The Bauhaus designer’s modern vision helped post-war American building see the future.
Design Icon: 8 Works by Buckminster Fuller
Bucky’s focus on innovation and efficiency willed a more enlightened, expansive future into existence.
Design Icon: 10 Buildings By Alvar Aalto
Alvar Aalto, one of Finland’s greatest architects, made modernist masterpieces with a human touch.
Design Icon: George Nakashima
A skilled and spiritual craftsman, George Nakashima crafted wood furniture that elevated and showcased natural forms.
10 Modern Iconic Masterpieces
From Frank Lloyd Wright to Charles Gwathmey, we revisit some of the most memorable midcentury-modern homes from a range of iconic...
10 Works of Architecture That Reveal the Acrobatic Wonders of Concrete
The twists, turns, and cantilevers of these residences and public structures are due to the gravity-defying abilities of concrete.
The Tallest: Iconic Design Writ Large
There’s just something deeply compelling about building ... up.
A Look at 10 Iconic Case Study Houses in California
Architectural photographer Julius Shulman's iconic image of Pierre Koenig's 1960 modernist masterpiece, the Stahl House—also...
Design Icon: 8 Works by Raymond Loewy
This godfather of industrial design streamlined the look of midcentury America.
Riva Collection by Jasper Morrison
We’re big fans of designer Jasper Morrison. His designs look simply beautiful, whether it’s a single chair or an entire kitchen.
Design Icon: Architect Eero Saarinen
Bold curves, colorful accents and technical vision: Finnish-American architect Eero Saarinen’s body of work represents...
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.
The Iconic, Midcentury Home That Peter Womersley Designed For Bernat Klein Asks $1.02M
Designed by the late-British architect Peter Womersley in 1957 for the celebrated textile designer Bernat Klein, the single-story...
10 Brewpubs That Have Tapped the Art of Modern Design
Enjoying a bit of conversation over a beer is a pastime that goes back centuries, and today, new iterations of the proverbial...
Art and Design Come Together in These 10 Examples of Inspirational Wall Murals
Lately, we've been noticing intricate murals turning up in projects everywhere, from the walls of dashing new hotels and...
10 Mistakes In T Shirt Design That Affect Your Business
10 Mistakes In T Shirt Design That Affect Your...
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...
Spotlight on 10 Influential Works by Le Corbusier
In 1923 when Le Corbusier published his tome "Vers une Architecture" (Toward a New Architecture), the Swiss-French architect...
Design Icon: Jean Prouvé
The metalworker’s elegant designs fed modern obsessions with steel and prefab construction.