“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.
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.
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...
Gestalten's New Book Shows How to Transform Small Spaces Into Design Marvels
Gone is the suburban flight of yesterday.
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,...
Design Icon: Eileen Gray
The modernist designer generated an oeuvre that is gentler and more sensuous in spirit than many of her competitors.
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...
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...
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...
Discuss: How Can Design Thinking Serve Politics?
The creative method used by designers to bring their concepts to life can have far-reaching impact.
How to Pitch: Advice from Design Editors
Okay, so you've completed your brilliant home renovation.
How to Buy a Shipping Container
You've decided to join the shipping container revolution.
How to Make Fire Cider
This generations-old spicy, sweet, sour concoction can both fight the flu and level-up a cocktail.
How to Build an Outdoor Shower
There's still enough time this summer to do a little DIY and build an outdoor shower in your yard.
How to Work With an Architect
Use this as a guide to finding the right architect for your new home or renovation—and what to expect during the process.