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

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.
These 7 Homes in the Southwest Show How to Design For the Desert
These homes make living in the heat of the desert look easy, breezy, and cool.
How a Smart Interior Design Saved This House
An intervention from a clever interior designer spares an old beach house on Fire Island, New York, from demolition.
How to Design an Apartment You and Your Roommate Love
Trelawny Davis and Jackie Sosa are old friends but had never lived together.
How to Recognize Different Wood Species: A Guide to the 10 Most Common Types
Read on if you want to sound like a pro at identifying some of the most common species of wood.
How Sweden Harnesses Democratic Architecture and Design For the Common Good
Join Dwell on a journey through Stockholm and Malmö to see how architects and creatives are building a better world through good...
See How Artisans in the Italian Alps Make This High-Design Concrete Lamp
A daunting lighting design pushes a seasoned Italian craftsman to rethink the limits of concrete.
Wood Guide Part II: How to Recognize 5 (More) Common Wood Species
If you’ve dreamed of being able to recognize birch versus cedar or ash versus Douglas fir like a pro, look no further than this...
How to Design a Kitchen That’s Ideal For Entertaining—and Shop Our Picks
Besides being a place for food preparation and cooking, your modern kitchen can be a prime social zone where your friends and...
Tips on How to Design a New Modern Home in a Historic Neighborhood
Vacant lots in historic areas are becoming increasingly popular, as homeowners are drawn to their character, neighborhood scale,...
7 Tips on How to Childproof Your Living Space Without Sacrificing Design
If you have infants or toddlers in your home—or are about to have a baby—consider childproofing your living space to reduce the...
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...
How-To Design with Patterned Rugs
Decorating with statement rugs is often challenging, so here are some tips and tricks to help guide the process.
How to Design with Pink
The color pink is traditionally associated with many things, including love, luck, and good health; perhaps that's why these...
How to Integrate Smart Design That Fits Your Lifestyle
Our editorial team shares design ideas for different lifestyles, personalities, and routines.
Google Reveals How the Body Responds to Good Design at Salone del Mobile 2019
Diving into the field of neuroaesthetics, Google teams up with Reddymade Architecture, Muuto, and Johns Hopkins University to...
How to Buy a Shipping Container
You've decided to join the shipping container revolution.
Here’s How to Achieve Professional Lighting Design in Your Home With a Simple Switch
NOON light switches let you coordinate all the lights in your home with one touch, meaning setting the mood for any occasion with...
The Psychitect Is In: How One Therapist Helps Couples Tackle Design Projects Together
Meet Rachel Melvald, a psychotherapist who uses her background in psychology and design to resolve issues between couples who are...