“Good designers must always be avant-gardists, always one step ahead of the times. They should–and must–question everything generally thought to be obvious. They must have an intuition for people’s changing attitudes. For the reality in which they live, for their dreams, their desires, their worries, their needs, their living habits. They must also be able to assess realistically the opportunities and bounds of technology.” –Dieter Rams

Designer Spotlight: Silvia Song
From a 200-square-foot garage-turned-workshop, Silvia Song skillfully sculpts wooden wares.
Get the Scoop on Exhibit Columbus With Designer Jonathan Nesci
The Columbus, Indiana, designer previews how a series of installations will reimagine a famous streetscape by Alexander Girard.
Dutch Designers Master Color and Texture
The reigning couple of colorful design complement their pastel-meets-neon palette with a new take on texture.
Go Beyond the Basics in an Australian Fashion Designer’s Surf-Inspired Bali Hotel
The Slow offers much more than boutique accommodations, steeping guests in a curated experience that blends art across several...
Modern Furniture Designer Continues Her Family Tradition
Shuttling between her Paris apartment and her German workshop, Gesa Hansen strikes a balance while continuing a family design...
A Rookie Designer and Her Builder Father Create an Artist's Sculptural Loft in the Desert
A rookie designer, a veteran builder, and an artist eschew the traditional and join forces to create a singular residence in...
Grids and Colors Inspire the Renovation of a Graphic Designer's Pink L.A. Bungalow
On a sloped plot in the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, an almost 100-year-old anonymous bungalow was rendered in pink,...
A Pair of Designers Renovate Their Brooklyn Brownstone With a Bright Monochromatic Palette
With a monochromatic makeover, a pair of designers revive a common Brooklyn brownstone apartment.
This Designer Escapes to Ibiza for Some Peace and Quiet
In a quiet corner of the famed Spanish party island, rug designer Nani Marquina and photographer Albert Font have carved out a...
An Obsessed Designer Fills Her Home with Vintage Finds
In southwest England, interior designer Kathryn Tyler built her home around her ever-expanding furniture collection.
A Professor and Designer Tests a New Hybrid Material on His Miami Beach Home
Using his Miami Beach home as a laboratory, professor and designer Nick Gelpi tests a material that recasts concrete’s tough...
Two Designers Sharpen Up This Former Pencil Factory
A pair of designers and their twin girls inhabit a converted loft, filling it with serious design savvy and a hefty dose of...
Mid-Century Designer Focus: Mel Smilow
An unsung mid-century designer is poised for a triumphant revival.
Q&A with Textile Designer Jack Lenor Larsen
We chat with the masterful weaver, textile designer, and gardener whose global aesthetic continues to reverberate and influence...
An Industrial Designer's House Blends Economy and Simplicity
This house In Portland, Oregon, makes the most out of its material palette.
Ceramic Designer We Love: Jeff Nimeh
Relocating from New York to Kyoto, Japan in 2012 not only marked a new beginning in his life, but proved to be a working catalyst...
A Designer's Tips for Renovating a Midcentury Modern Interior
In our upcoming March issue, we visit a 1959 home in Portland designed by local architect William Fletcher that was converted...
Incipit: Milan’s New Lab for Designers
A studio, a lab, and a business—Incipit aims to be all three, but, most importantly, a new way to support young craftspeople.
A Textile Designer’s Home Is Unapologetically Colorful
Orla Kiely furnishes her renovated Victorian house with her signature prints.
The Things All Designers Do to Make Their Home a Happier Place
While we generally see ourselves as silver-lining kind of people, the reality is, bad days happen to good people.