“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

Modern Chicken Coop
With all the talk of chickens being kept as pets in urban areas, it's nice to know there's a modern chicken coop alternative.
Dutch Designers Master Color and Texture
The reigning couple of colorful design complement their pastel-meets-neon palette with a new take on texture.
A Sustainable Home Near Sydney Boasts Chicken Coops, Vertical Gardens, and More
A new home in Australia raises the question: Is it possible to produce much of your own food and energy while living near the...
Budget Breakdown: An Architect Builds a New Chicken Coop For Less Than $1.5K
Designed for his son’s school in Tucson, Arizona, architect Gideon Danilowitz builds a low-cost chicken coop suitable for the...
A Designer Couple Restore a British Modern Masterpiece
Two designers take on the restoration of a British masterpiece.
A Designer Couple Share Their Tips for Creating a Modern Kitchen
Ashley and Jamin Mills of the Handmade Home recently transformed a closed-off kitchen into a bright and open space for...
A Designer's Tips For Renovating a Midcentury Modern Interior
Interior designer Jessica Helgerson shares some pointers for tastefully updating a midcentury abode.
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...
Modern Landscape Designer Breaks New Ground
With a wild approach, award-winning designer Margie Ruddick pushes the boundaries of landscaping.
Video: Studio H Chicken Coops
In our July/August 2011 family- and play-themed issue we featured three very cool chicken coops designed and built by a cadre of...
Design Icons: 24 Modern Architects and Designers That Have Shaped Our World
Brush up on the work and legacies of these iconic architects and designers whose influence on modern design is hard to overstate.
A Dutch Designer’s Tessellating Coat Rack
Woodworker Rene Siebum’s stylish work is a study in playful geometry.
Life From the Inside Out: The Essentially Modern Home of Designer Finn Juhl
The home that legendary Danish architect and designer Finn Juhl designed for himself in 1942 remains unchanged since his death...
Dutch Designer Focus: Hella Jongerius
In her Berlin studio, rogue Dutch designer Hella Jongerius creates colorful, covetable objects that meld the handmade and the...
Emerging Designers at City Modern
Tuesday night, Jerry Helling, the president and creative director of Bernhardt Design, and Wendy Goodman, New York magazine's...
The Dos and Don’ts of Building Your Own Chicken Coop
Some quick tips that'll help you design at the drop of a feather.
16 Groundbreaking Dutch Designers to Know Now
An exhibition heralds a new wave of Dutch designers plying technology and craft.
Handcrafted Modern: At Home with Midcentury Designers
In Handcrafted Modern, photographer Leslie Williamson captured precisely these quiet moments in the homes of designers whose work...
Meet the Emerging Designer and Developer Who’s Making Durham, North Carolina, Modern
Alicia Hylton-Daniel went back to school for interior design and is on a quest to enhance neighborhoods rather than to maximize...
Modern, Whimsical Rocket by Designer Pat Kim
Perhaps these modern, whimsical rockets ingeniously crafted by Brooklyn-based designer Pat Kim won't fly you to the moon, nor zip...