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

Journey by Design: Richmond, Virginia
This historic city’s under-the-radar modernism scene makes it worth a weekend visit.
Landscape Design for All Climates
Seven landscape architects across the United States explain how they mastermind inspired designs showcasing the best of their...
A Renovation Makes a Brick Warehouse Family-Friendly in Alabama
In Alabama, a commercial building with a multifarious past begins a fresh chapter for a young family after a modern renovation.
Creative Landscape Design for a Renovated Eichler in California
Landscape designer Bernard Trainor masterminds a seamless garden to surround a Silicon Valley Eichler.
How This Landscape Design Made a Home as Fun as a Playground
A hillside Virginia home located on a notch between two ridges is fun for the whole family.
8 Essential Landscape Design and Gardening Books
We combed the latest publishing catalogs for a selection of tomes that illuminate all things green, from macro (land art) to...
Stacked-Wood Walls Tie This Eco-Friendly Camp to the Montana Landscape
In the wilds of Bigfork, Montana, a green family compound by Flathead Lake invites visitors to reconnect with nature.
A Modern Home For a Design-Savvy Family in Florida
A design-build firm with a flair for modernism creates a stylish indoor/outdoor living space in Winter Park.
A Low-Key Landscape Gives a Vancouver Family a New Lease on Outdoor Living
A simple fence helped produce this secluded oasis.
JINS Taps Michele De Lucchi to Design New Budget-Friendly Eyeglasses
For the third installment of its Design Project, Japanese eyewear brand JINS brought in Italian designer and architect Michele De...
Simplicity Rules at this Family Beach House Designed to Double as a Rental
Robust materials and a flexible floor plan help the owners of an Australian vacation home reap maximum rewards.
Sleek Scandinavian Design Permeates a Family’s Summer House in an Old Fishing Village
Completed in 2016, the courtyard home is a modern take on the traditional, brick-and-stone buildings in the seaside town.
A Creative Brick Extension That’s Designed to Adapt With a Growing Family’s Needs
This compact extension at the rear of a suburban house in Melbourne, Australia, includes a ground-level garage on its...
Revamping the San Francisco Vernacular, Modern Design and Technology Serves A Busy Family
Designpad Architecture renovates a Noe Valley residence for a growing family to help them feel more connected to each other and...
A Family's California Ski Retreat is Designed to Blend in With Its Site
In Truckee, California, the charred cedar–clad Martis Camp 141 celebrates its mountainous surroundings.
Thoughtful Design Details Warm Up a Modern Family Home in Northern California
When the San Francisco firm l'oro began designing a family home in Mill Valley, California, they challenged themselves to create...
A Family Customizes an Off-Grid Tiny Home With Online Design Tools
A tiny house builder’s clever online design tools enable a family of five to create their dream home.
An Introduction to Landscape Design
The profession of landscape architecture is very much rooted in the European tradition of garden design, and it didn’t germinate...
Beach-Inspired, Family Friendly Living Room
Emily and Patrick Bremer’s design wish list sounds like a brain-teaser: Their home is a brand new build, but they’re passionate...
Giulio Cappellini on the Changing Design Landscape
We sat down with design impresario Giulio Cappellini to chat about workspaces, authenticity, and the state of the furniture...