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

Design Icon: Eileen Gray
The modernist designer generated an oeuvre that is gentler and more sensuous in spirit than many of her competitors.
Just How Inclusive Is Accessible Design?
The Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law 30 years ago. Here’s what it achieved, and where it still falls short.
How the Pandemic Is Reshaping Interior Design So Far
The pandemic has caused a sea change in how we live, work, and recreate—seven months later, here’s how that’s impacted our homes.
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 to Design a Kitchen That’s Ideal for Entertaining
Besides being a place for food preparation and cooking, your modern kitchen can be a prime social zone where your friends and...
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.
These Four Harmonious Homes Are a Lesson in How to Design With Roommates
Having roommates is no longer solely reserved for younger generations.
How to Strike a Work/Life Balance in a Tiny Apartment, According to Design Experts
Feeling cooped up and stressed out? Here are some essential tips from designers and builders of small spaces.
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.
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,...
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...
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...
New York Architects on How COVID-19 Is Urging Us to Rethink Home Design
The pandemic is already reshaping our ideas of home to emphasize wellness, hygiene, and work/life balance.
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...
How a Friendship Between Isamu Noguchi and Saburo Hasegawa Helped Shape Midcentury Design
A new exhibit at San Francisco’s Asian Art Museum tells the story of how two midcentury masters met, and how their shared...