“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

An Industrial Designer's House Blends Economy and Simplicity
This house In Portland, Oregon, makes the most out of its material palette.
An Interior Designer’s Utah Abode Blends Mountain Living With Scandinavian Style
Park City Design + Build creates an indoor/outdoor, energy-efficient home for a Danish interior designer and her family.
A Designer Completely Transforms a Little 1950s House With $125K
In her first solo project, a young designer remakes a raw 850-square-foot house in Culver City by herself and on a tight budget.
Industrial Designer Ditte Hammerstrøm
Ditte Hammerstrøm is an industrial designer based in Copenhagen, Denmark who has worked with Skitsch, Erik Jorgensen, and limited...
My House: Interior Designer Melissa Young's SoCal Desert Hacienda
Melissa Young, founder of interior design firm, My Studio ID, invites us inside her luxe desert getaway—complete with teepee,...
Industrial Designer Focus: Konstantin Grcic
Industrial designer Konstantin Grcic has done it all, from spoons to umbrellas to lights, but he’s best known for his data-driven...
Q&A: industrial designer Konstantin Grcic
The German designer talks about the futuristic visions in his Vitra exhibition and the thrill of making irritating furniture.
This Former Dance Hall Gets an Encore and Becomes a Designer's House
Designer Barbara Hill transformed the derelict building into a sophisticated and slightly rough-around-the-edges retreat.
Simplicity Rules at this Family Beach House Designed to Double as a Rental
Robust materials and a flexible floor plan help the owners of an Australian vacation home reap maximum rewards.
Industrial Revolution
Maria Cook and Lance Compa were only looking to kill a sleepy Sunday afternoon when they drove 20 minutes south of their home in...
In This A-Frame Cabin Makeover, Simplicity Is Key
A dated A-frame cabin in Lake Tahoe is updated with a monochromatic palette.
This Australian Home Is a Study in Simplicity and Style
Careful detailing and attention to scale ensure that this dwelling in Ballarat, Victoria, is elegant and fuss-free.
Simplicity Reigns at This Off-Grid Australian Retreat
If you think these two buildings resemble old sheds, you're not wrong—that's kind of the point.
Industrial Pied-à-Terre in Italy
Minimal space meets maximum durability in a beautifully sparse Turin apartment.
This Hamptons Getaway Blends Seamlessly Into a Lush Landscape
Cedar, reclaimed ipe, and Corten steel combine in a multigenerational home designed to gracefully age in place.
This Japanese Home Has a Sunken Interior That Blends Into the Earth
The Pit House in Japan has smooth, rounded walls and a subterranean kitchen and living area.
Industrial Style Heaven in this Boston Loft
Chic and trendy space, perfect for a young entrepreneur.
This Sleek Home Security System Blends in With Any Decor
SimpliSafe’s exceptionally designed home security system is both powerful and beautiful, safeguarding every corner of the house...
A Fashion Designer’s Parisian Apartment Gets a Cheerful Update—and a Rainbow Floor
A renovated, 19th-century apartment in Montmartre features a multifunctional partition, natural light, and a dose of color.
A Miami Renovation That Blends Concrete and Rich Wooden Interiors
Designed with Floridian sensibilities, this bright loft gives an otherwise industrial space some warmth.