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

Design Icon: 8 Works by Buckminster Fuller
Buckminster Fuller's focus on innovation and efficiency willed a more enlightened, expansive future into existence.
Design Icon: 8 Works by Raymond Loewy
The godfather of industrial design streamlined the look of midcentury America.
Design Icon: 8 Buildings by Hans Hollein
The late, Pritzker-winning Viennese architect was a key proponent of postmodernism.
Design Icon: 10 Works by Jasper Morrison
By striving for the “super normal,” the soft-spoken Jasper Morrison has made noise with his inclusive, intuitive design.
Design Icon: 8 Avant-Garde Buildings by Ricardo Bofill
A new monograph by gestalten shines a light on the visionary works of Spanish architect Ricardo Bofill, whose bold forms often...
8 Famous Midcentury Homes You Can Actually Tour
How many of these decade-defining homes have you checked off your list?
24 Outdoor Products for Every Kind of Summer Plan
Check out this list of furnishings and accoutrements for the beach, backyard, campground, and beyond.
8 Iconic Houses in Palm Springs, California
With its short distance from Los Angeles, Palm Springs is a popular locale for those looking to escape the urban sprawl for a...
Design Icon: George Nakashima
A skilled and spiritual craftsman, George Nakashima crafted wood furniture that elevated and showcased natural forms.
Design Icon: Eero Saarinen
Bold curves, colorful accents and technical vision: Finnish-American architect Eero Saarinen’s body of work represents...
Design Icon: Eileen Gray
The modernist designer generated an oeuvre that is gentler and more sensuous in spirit than many of her competitors.
Design Icon: Jean Prouvé
The metalworker’s elegant designs fed modern obsessions with steel and prefab construction.
Design Icon: Walter Gropius
Alongside Le Corbusier and Frank Lloyd Wright, German architect Walter Gropius was a foundational figure in modern architecture...
Design Icon: Charlotte Perriand
Many innovators helped usher in the Modernist movement, but French architect, furniture maker, and interior designer Charlotte...
Build a Breezy A-Frame Shelter With These DIY Kits by Artist Jay Nelson
Each kit comes with a miniature model, two prints, and plans for building a shady backyard shelter in about a weekend’s time.
8 Great Examples of Outdoor Design
Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron talks us through Dwell's June 2015 issue.
Design Icon: C. Howard Crane
Even without any architectural training, C. Howard Crane built some of the most decadent theaters of the country.
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.
8 Essential Landscape Design and Gardening Books
We combed the latest publishing catalogs for a selection of tomes that illuminate all things green, from macro (land art) to...
Design Icon: 10 Buildings by Marcel Breuer
The Bauhaus designer’s modern vision helped post-war American building see the future.
Design Icon: 10 Buildings by Alvar Aalto
Alvar Aalto, one of Finland’s greatest architects, made modernist masterpieces with a human touch.
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...
8 Spa-Like Bathrooms Designed to Instantly Soothe
Let these airy oases across the globe spur some ideas for creating your own refuge.
8 Modern Driveways
These various modern homes prove that the driveway is just as important to a piece of architecture as the rest of the design.
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.
10 Frank Lloyd Wright Buildings We Love
“The good building is not one that hurts the landscape, but one which makes the landscape more beautiful than it was before the...
A Midcentury Time Capsule Captures an Architect's Love For Iconic Design
Midcentury architect Alden B. Dow was known for many things—midwestern modern style, the internationally recognized John Whitman...
8 Best Dwell Penthouses
One of the best aspects of living in a high-rise in the middle of the city is the spectacular view you may be able to enjoy.
8 Ways to Renovate an Airstream
The iconic, and slightly atomic, form of the shiny silver Airstream is embedded in our cultural and design milieu.
8 Stylish London Apartments
Many Londoners are known for having a well-honed sense of style, so it’s no surprise that Dwell has covered a number of...
8 Modern Paneled Rooms
In our long history of construction, paneling has run the gamut from ornate boiserie to simple sheets of plywood.
Climate-Conscious Design: 8 Visionaries and the Best Products for a Lighter Footprint
Our annual overview features the top companies and pioneering designers who are pushing the limits.
Queen of the Curve: 18 Influential Works by Zaha Hadid
When Zaha Hadid passed away in March 2016, she left the world of architecture with an irreplaceable legacy.
There's No Shortage of Glass in These 7 Homes Designed by Philip Johnson
It's safe to say that Philip Johnson was one of the most famous and influential American architects of the 20th century.
Iconic California Midcentury-Modern Architect William Krisel Dies at 92
At the age of 92, William Krisel—the pioneering architect who brought elegant modernism to Southern Californian suburban tract...
8 Companies That Are Revolutionizing Kit Homes
With seemingly limitless plans, styles, and sizes, kit homes are an intriguing alternative for homebuyers.

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