“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

How to Build a Floating Home
We spoke with architect Eric Cobb about the process behind building a floating home.
A Textile Designer’s Home Is Unapologetically Colorful
Orla Kiely furnishes her renovated Victorian house with her signature prints.
This Is How You Can Live Large in a Small Space
With clever storage and a retractable skylight, a London apartment feels larger than its 576 square feet.
Building 101: How to Work With an Interior Designer
From defining the scope of work to knowing when to compromise, here's what you need to know about working with an interior...
A Designer’s Catskills Home Wears a Shou Sugi Ban Skin
The light box also features well-placed windows that keep temperatures in check and views unobstructed.
My House: How a Designer Couple Are Weathering the Pandemic in Their Berkeley Home
After treating their fixer-upper to a four-year remodel, creatives Danielle Moore and Bryan Wang are adapting to a new normal.
17 Architects and Designers on How the Pandemic Will Change Our Homes Forever
Architects around the world sound off on how the COVID-19 pandemic will change our homes—and what “shelter” means in the new...
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.
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 Use Modern Home Decor in Unexpected Ways
If you feel like you're seeing all the same decorating ideas over and over and would rather take a fresh approach to your...
How to Integrate Smart Lighting into Your Home
The firm OneButton specializes in creating custom technology solutions for spaces ranging from offices to residences.
An Obsessed Designer Fills Her Home with Vintage Finds
In southwest England, interior designer Kathryn Tyler built her home around her ever-expanding furniture collection.
Peek Inside This Wallpaper Designer's Whimsy London Home
Wallpaper designer Sian Zeng invites us inside her dreamy apartment in Greenwich, London, and shares secrets about her design...
A Rainbow of Colorful Arches Brightens Up a Live/Work Home in Japan
Pastel arches, exposed beams, and an open plan turn a family home into an architecture firm’s radical live/work space.
Here’s How to Pronounce the Names of 28 Famous Designers and Architects
The “Rohe” in Ludwig Mies van der Rohe is trickier than you might think.
Interior Designer Delia Kenza Shares How to Power Up a Powder Room
They may be small, but these utilitarian spaces can really pack a punch if done right.
How a Shipping Container Home Reconnected a Daughter With Memories of Her Father
Near Hocking Hills, Ohio, a design-savvy couple nestle a glossy black shipping container within a heavily wooded—and...
This Los Angeles Midcentury Home Is a Live/Work Dream for $1.8M
This breezy, recently updated hillside home is packed with sunny outdoor spaces.
Two Experts in Quarantine Architecture Predict How the Pandemic Will Affect Our Homes
Authors Geoff Manaugh and Nicola Twilley started writing “Until Proven Safe,” a book about medieval quarantine architecture, long...