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

The 2010 California Design Biennial
Currently on view at the Pasadena Museum of California Art is the 2010 California Design Biennial: Action/Reaction, an...
Modern Studio of a Finnish Design Legend
Yrjö Kukkapuro, one of Finland’s design legends, is primed for an international resurgence thanks to a new furniture...
California Biennial
Fifty four artists and collectives are participating in this year's California Biennial which runs until March 15th at the...
Norwegian Wood
Designing a house for this setting was a thrilling puzzle of aesthetics and terrain for a young architect.
Into the Woods
The efficiency and aesthetics of prefab proved appealing to the owner of this Dwell Home, built on a rugged island off Canada’s...
A Simple Geometric Bayfront Home in Chile
Mathias Klotz’s first project, a deceptively simple bayfront house in Chile was commissioned by his mom on a shoestring budget.
A Timber-Clad Sauna in Chile Angles For Lakeside Views
In the Los Lagos district of Chile, hovering over a dark granite rock overlooking the lake, is Sauna Ranco, a simple refuge...
The Wood Life
Wiet Hekking’s specialty shop in the heart of Amsterdam displays the best of bent-ply furniture, past and present.
10 Warm Wood Floors
Timeless, hardwearing, textured, and warm—the benefits of implementing wooden floors into your home are endless.
5 Home Design Ideas Using Wood
There are many materials used today in and around the home, but one of the most frequently used and requested materials by...
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...
Digging Into to All Things Wood with the Museum of Art and Design
A new exhibit at the Museum of Arts & Design celebrates an enduring medium.
A Modern Finnish Villa That Grows Out of a Seaside Cliff
Helsinki-based architecture studio Mer Arkkitehdit nestles a monochromatic villa among the trees in the 19th-century seaside town...
Sebastian Mariscal's Wood Architecture
We interviewed architect Sebastian Mariscal on his thoughtful, textured approach to designing with wood, for our 2014 Materials...
The Modern Revival of Steam Bending Wood
The process of steam bending wood has been around since the early 1900’s.
Santiago, Chile
Santiago may be a tamer city than its South American brethren, but as architect Sebastián Irarrázaval tells us, there's change...
A Little Chilean Tree House That's One With the Canopy
Sited along a creek near the commune of Curacaví in Chile’s Santiago Metropolitan Region, “Quebrada House,” which translates to...
Hive Design
The recent disappearance of vast numbers of worker bees from their colonies sounded an unexpectedly resonant ecological alarm.
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...
Fine Finnish
A pair of crafty designers on a serious budget show that though their apartment may be short on square footage, it’s long on...

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