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

Democratic Design: The Work of Le Van Bo
Van Bo Le-Mentzel arrived on the shores of Germany as a young refugee from Laos.
Earth Work
A French architecture firm carves out an earthen shroud for the modern extension of a home located in the foothills of the...
Live/Work Design Contest WInner
Dwell and Design Within Reach (DWR) proudly announced the winner of their Live/Work Design Contest at the 7th Annual Dwell on...
How to Work With an Architect
Use this as a guide to finding the right architect for your new home or renovation—and what to expect during the process.
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...
Project: Live Work Home
Richard Cook, a principal at Cook + Fox Architects, surveyed the Near Westside’s inventory of vacant structures and arrived at a...
An Efficient Live-Work Space in Montreal
A husband-wife architectural duo transform a former tire shop into a versatile home-office.
15 Brilliant Designs That Work Around Nature
Instead of chopping down trees or cutting branches, many architects have come up with smart design solutions to avoid disturbing...
How Does a Passive House Work?
Passive Houses are built according to a rigorous series of design principles that promote efficiency.
Hive Design
The recent disappearance of vast numbers of worker bees from their colonies sounded an unexpectedly resonant ecological alarm.
How to Beat the Winter Blues at Work
Winter is a great time for ski holidays, getting cozy indoors, or enjoying hot chocolate whenever you want, but the season may...
Music By Design
Last night the Red Bull Music Academy opened the doors of their new home in New York to a diverse crowd ranging from skateboard...
Spotlight on WRNS Studio and Their Work in the Bay Area—and Beyond
With a varied portfolio that includes projects ranging from the Airbnb headquarters to a contemporary parking garage in San...
A 19th-Century Carriage House Is Transformed Into a Live/Work Residence For a Pair of Artists
Two artists transform a 19th-century carriage house into a home where they can both live and create.
Design Icon: George Nakashima
A skilled and spiritual craftsman, George Nakashima crafted wood furniture that elevated and showcased natural forms.
When Design and Education Collide
What role does design play in education around the world? It's larger than you might think.
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.
15 Tips for an Awesome Kitchen Design
Creating a better kitchen means being smart about its design and implementation and these tips are here to help.
14 Creative Ways to Design With Felt
Along with being an extremely resilient material that's flame-retardant and self-extinguishing, felt can easily be manipulated...
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...

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