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

Design for the Public
Public Architecture forges ahead into uncharted territory, and creates a model for fitting pro bono work into the daily practice...
Design Activism: Public Domain
Though it’s quite popular to proclaim that design can change the world, even the best-laid plans aren’t enough to make a...
Design Week: Public Eateries
Last week, I attended "Public Eateries: A Conversation on Designing Restaurants in the Era of Food," an event with a slightly...
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...
Sculpture Lets the Public Paint the Sky
An art installation in Vancouver, suspended 24 stories above the harbor, lets the public create light patterns with the swipe of...
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.
Public Defender
Zoe Ryan has written art and design articles and books, helped curate shows at the MoMA and the Victoria and Albert Museum, and,...
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.
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...
Ondo by MAMM DESIGN
Ondo is a minimal house located in Tokyo, Japan, designed by MAMM DESIGN.
Jean Prouvé's Design Legacy
An exhibition showcasing the ins and outs of Jean Prouvé’s industrial design aesthetic is the final word on the French master’s...
Jacob May Design
Measure twice, cut...
Chicago’s Summer of Design
A massive exhibition and a new permanent design museum put the past, present, and future of the city’s design community in focus.
The Business Behind Indie Design
There's more to making it as a designer than creating great goods—you also need to find an avenue through which to share your...

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