“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

An Architect Turns His Victorian Home Into a Sun-Drenched Live/Work Space
In an attempt to beat the winter blues and improve his work/life balance, Australian architect Andrew Maynard combines his home...
Small Space Live/Work Box Home in Japan
This flower shop, art gallery, and home for two looks like the simplest of cubes.
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.
Modern Live/Work Space in a Former Chicago Funeral Home
A gut rehab turns a quixotic old building into a model live-work space near Wicker Park.
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...
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.
A Textile Designer’s Home Is Unapologetically Colorful
Orla Kiely furnishes her renovated Victorian house with her signature prints.
An Efficient Live-Work Space in Montreal
A husband-wife architectural duo transform a former tire shop into a versatile home-office.
The Remarkable Home of Modernist Designer Russel Wright
While Russel Wright was helping shape America's sense of modern design in the mid 20th century, he was also slowly crafting a...
Formerly Home to an Artist and Knitwear Designer, a Commercial Space-Turned-Dwelling Hits the Market
Tucked away behind a storefront-like facade on London’s Fashion Street is a five-story Victorian home on the market that’s gone...
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...
Emerging Pathways for Up-and-Coming Designers
Discover fairs, programs, and fellowships geared for young designers to gain visibility and experience.
Elegant Milan Home of Designer Gae Aulenti
Designer-architect Gae Aulenti lived in Milan until her death in 2012 at age 84. Photographer Leslie Williamson got an exclusive...
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.
Four Designers Reimagine the Home in London's Trafalgar Square
Four design teams create temporary spaces that toy with the concept of home in Trafalgar Square.
Behind the Scenes: Finnish Designer Yrjo Kukkapuro at Home
A look behind the scenes at the making of Dwell's June 2014 feature story on the home and studio of Finnish designer Yrjö...
A Designer Lists Her Three-Story Live/Work Loft in Orange County For $525K
From the front of the Santiago Street Lofts in downtown Santa Ana, California, it may not look like a residence at all—due to its...
Resembling the Inverted Hull of a Ship, an English Guest House Pays Homage to the Harbor
Designed by Cambridge-based Mole Architects for an architect and developer, the Houseboat is a curved, split-level structure...
Young Guns 2017: New Designers Making Waves
In our annual roundup of exciting talents in the design industry, we present a roster of up-and-comers making waves on the global...
Futuristic Forms Meet Historical Details in Designer Danny Venlet's Brussels Home
A prolific Dutch designer by way of Australia rebuilds his roost in Brussels.