“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

This Former Dance Hall Gets an Encore and Becomes a Designer's House
Designer Barbara Hill transformed the derelict building into a sophisticated and slightly rough-around-the-edges retreat.
A Former Wine Press House Becomes a Modern Vineyard Home
Contrasts abound in a contemporary house filled with a rich history.
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.
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...
A New Chicago Bed-and-Breakfast Occupies a Former Publishing House
Aptly named The Publishing House, a just-opened bed-and-breakfast in Chicago's West Loop neighborhood avoids the kitsch of...
A Heritage Art Deco House in Australia Gets a Modern Update
A heritage inter-war, functionalist-style house gets a dose of contemporary Australian cool.
An Industrial Designer's House Blends Economy and Simplicity
This house In Portland, Oregon, makes the most out of its material palette.
This House Gets Better with Age
An architect creates a long-term home for his parents around a glass enclosure built to celebrate Northwestern wilderness.
Halls Ridge Knoll Guest House
Surrounded by a stunning landscape in the Santa Lucia Preserve, California, the Halls Ridge Knoll guesthouse pays homage to...
Run-Down Row House in Boston Becomes a Quiet Urban Escape with Two Green Roofs
A young architect transforms a small row house into a deceptively roomy family home.
Near Montreal, a 1950s House Gets a Modern Makeover
A clever design team recasts a cramped home as an open, contemporary residence.
Traditional Churches Become Modern Homes
Sometimes church congregations move on, perhaps because the building itself is falling apart or it becomes too small.
A Ranch-Style House in California Gets a Contemporary Makeover
In Cardiff by the Sea, a client's love of yoga shines through in her redesigned home.
Emerging Pathways for Up-and-Coming Designers
Discover fairs, programs, and fellowships geared for young designers to gain visibility and experience.
A Former Garage Hosts the Best Parties
A vacation home’s renovated garage fuses art and architecture.
Renowned Graphic Designer Michael Bierut Gets His First Retrospective
Unlike architecture, graphic design has only moments to communicate information, emotion, and intention.
Salvaged Outdoor Gear Gets New Life, Thanks to a Surfer-Designer Duo
Sealand is a brand dedicated to making sustainable, upcycled products from old sails and tents.
On Your Mark, Get Sett
Austin-based modern prefab designer Kimber Reed wants you to space out.
Escape to a Thai Beach House That Showcases the Work of Multiple Contemporary Designers
On Natai Beach in southern Thailand's Phang Nga, is a beach house that showcases interiors by some of the world's best...
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...