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

In the Cotswolds, History Dictates Design
When Alistair and Leslie Winrow-Campbell bought Malvern House in the Gloucestershire village of Blockley, they were prepared for...
A Look at the Design of Noma Mexico, Tulum’s Pop-Up Restaurant Inspired by Local History
A group of local designers contextualized a historically-inspired space for René Redzepi's pop-up restaurant in Tulum.
7 Glorious Golden State Prefabs
Many architects in California regularly take on the challenge of experimenting with alternative construction methods.
A Brief History of the Cool Office
Whether you intend it or not, your office furniture is saying something about your business’ values.
Bill Gates Announces Condom Design Contest
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is offering $100,000 to the designer who creates a condom that's more pleasurable to...
ARAM at 50: Golden Anniversary for a London Design Icon
Zeev Aram‘s Kings Road store introduced modern furniture to London.
A Midcentury Home Keeps the History Alive
With new owners, a locally-renowned midcentury home in Los Angeles begins a fresh chapter.
A Brief History of the Birth of Urban Planning
At America's first urban planning conference, held in New York in 1898, a British planner asked whether he and his colleagues...
10 Posters from Poland's Golden Age of Graphic Design
On his expertly curated site eyseaposters.com, James Dyer has amassed an impressive array of Polish film and political posters 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...
History and Modernity Meet in This Industrial Hotel and Restaurant in Philadelphia
Housed in a 19th-century whiskey blending and bottling facility in Philadelphia's trendy Fishtown neighborhood, Wm. Mulherin's...
A New Hotel That Celebrates Ibiza's Maritime History and Love For Parties
Tour a new hotel that's inspired by Ibiza's status as a sun-drenched holiday destination for beaches, music, and culture.
Of Golden Pigs and Golden Calves
Two of the usual suspects in what is arguably New York's new American design mecca of Williamsburg are being particularly nice...
This Lake House Is a Living Piece of Architecture History
A retired couple retreats to the modern masterpiece by Richard Meier.
Sculpting History
The Key Savings and Loan Association Building is a Colorado treasure and an enduring example of mid-century modernist design.
The Forgotten History of America's Most Creative College
A comprehensive new exhibit sheds light on the diverse body of work that came out of a short-lived but mythic liberal arts...
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...
Gates of Heaven
Effective airport designs are often underappreciated, as it is easy to take them for granted when things go smoothly.
Design Icon: George Nakashima
A skilled and spiritual craftsman, George Nakashima crafted wood furniture that elevated and showcased natural forms.

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