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

The Power of Design
Preview the Editor’s Letter from our January/February issue, written by Dwell founder and CEO Lara Deam.
Visionary Design
Read the Editor’s Letter from our upcoming November/December edition and look for the issue on newsstands in the first week of...
Groundbreaking Design
It has been nearly half a decade, but the Dwell Home II is back! Construction began this winter in the hills outside Los Angeles,...
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...
Tools of the Trade
Design-build practices invest considerable time in setting up shop and tremendous capital in tools.
What if Green Design Were Just Good Design?
Green design should have won 30 years ago.
8 Designers and Architects Share the Crucial Lessons They Learned From Dad
Whether bankers or builders by trade, these dads of design have plenty of wisdom to share.
Idyllic Home Designed for an Artist
In the remote San Juan Islands, an artist and an architect collaborate on a modern residence dedicated to creative pursuits.
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...
Whoopi Goldberg’s Longtime L.A. Home Seeks to Trade Hands for $9.6M
Originally built for famed author Vicki Baum in 1933, the grand Art Deco estate boasts quite a notable Hollywood pedigree.
Landscape Design for All Climates
Seven landscape architects across the United States explain how they mastermind inspired designs showcasing the best of their...
Editor's Letter: Design Matters
Perfection is boring.
Designed to Handle the Heat and More
A thoroughly modern house in Baton Rouge owes its sleek and sustainable form to its vernacular roots.
A Comfortable Patio with a Sharp Design
In coastal Norway, a guesthouse serves as a sculptural refuge.
Journey by Design: Mexico City
Richly layered and elegant with an edge, the capital of Mexico is brimming with incredible art, design, history, and architecture...
Journey by Design: Richmond, Virginia
This historic city’s under-the-radar modernism scene makes it worth a weekend visit.
Design Icon: George Nakashima
A skilled and spiritual craftsman, George Nakashima crafted wood furniture that elevated and showcased natural forms.
Journey by Design: Marfa, Texas
Big names and installations in art and design make this small town in Texas a significant destination.
A Modern Design Hotel in Vienna
The Hotel Daniel is a 115-room boutique hotel in Vienna, Austria.
Design Cities: Lagos, Nigeria
Architect and designer Tosin Oshinowo attributes her hometown's design renaissance to an entrepreneurial creative spirit.
Design Cities: Quito, Ecuador
Architects Daniel Moreno Flores and Marie Combette describe how the city’s young designers use traditional knowledge and regional...
Design Icon: Eileen Gray
The modernist designer generated an oeuvre that is gentler and more sensuous in spirit than many of her competitors.
Designer to Know: Manjiro Design
Led by Adam Manjiro Lesser, this small shop in Brooklyn is handcrafting fine furniture with repurposed materials and sleek...
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: Eero Saarinen
Bold curves, colorful accents and technical vision: Finnish-American architect Eero Saarinen’s body of work represents...
Hayfe by CUBO design architect
Hayfe is a minimal house located in Kanagawa, Japan, designed by CUBO design architect.
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...
Design Cities: Athens, Greece
Designer Stamos Michael explains how one of the world's oldest cities is experiencing a cultural rebirth fueled by young artists.
Design Cities: Atlanta, Georgia
Designer Maurice Cherry unwinds the eclectic, ever-changing scene in the capital city.
The Dwell 24: Lios Design
These Cambridge-based lighting designers created the world’s first molten-glass 3D printer.
Ondo by MAMM DESIGN
Ondo is a minimal house located in Tokyo, Japan, designed by MAMM DESIGN.
Trading Shingles for Shrubs
Dwell explores the extensive reasons why the grass is intensely greener when it's on the roof.
These Are the Home Design Trends That Will Rule 2022
From nature-inspired interiors to vintage furnishings and tactile finishes, here are the design trends that industry experts...
7 Homes Designed for Sustainable Living
From a shipping container dwelling to architect Steven Holl’s forest retreat, these residences embody the ideal that what’s best...

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