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

Jan Vingerhoets of Flos on the Future of Lighting Design
The CEO of Flos USA addresses the versatility of LED and what's next for lighting design.
Design the Future
Read the Editor’s Letter from our upcoming September/October edition and look for the issue on newsstands in the first week of...
The Future of Office Design
What’s the future of office design? We investigate how start-up culture is influencing everything from corporate campuses to...
Timeless Design: Future Perfect
Marcel Breuer’s Wassily chair, the Eames lounge chair, George Nelson’s Ball clock, and Giancarlo Mattioli’s Nesso lamp are just a...
Design Shop: The Future Perfect
When David Alhadeff opened The Future Perfect in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, in 2003, he made it his mission to showcase new and...
Q&A: IDEO Looks Into the Future of Design
A multimedia brainstorm from the acclaimed design firm explores how tech’s next steps will shape tomorrow.
Set in the Future
When Tron raced into theaters on neon treads in 1982, the futuristic backdrops were a vis-ual revelation for cinema geeks.
The Wave of the Future: Cross Laminated Timber
Initially developed in Europe as an alternative to stone, masonry and concrete construction; building with Cross Laminated Timber...
The Future of Homebuilding: Home-in-a-box
In this episode of Predicting Our Future, I’ll take you along as I explore the future of homebuilding, speaking with founders of...
Expert Design Advice: Layer Your Lighting
Layer your bedding. Layer your clothes.
Genius Lighting Design Courtesy of Alexallen Studio
Alexallen Studio's clever Lightbracket combines two functions into one streamlined, colorful industrial design.
The Future of Homebuilding: Half-priced Hamptons
In this episode of Predicting Our Future, I’ll take you along as I explore the future of homebuilding, speaking with modular...
Charles Birnbaum on the Future of Landscape Architecture
Charles Birnbaum, founder and president of the Cultural Landscape Foundation, makes the case that historical preservationists are...
When Design and Education Collide
What role does design play in education around the world? It's larger than you might think.
Design Icon: George Nakashima
A skilled and spiritual craftsman, George Nakashima crafted wood furniture that elevated and showcased natural forms.
An Eco-Friendly Getaway Built With the Future in Mind
In a natural getaway outside of Mexico City, an architect builds a rugged home to last.
Eco-Friendly Lighting's New Look
YLighting recently alerted us to the new energy-efficient lighting designs they're carrying online.
Richard Schultz Design Weighs in on 6 Outdoor Lighting Options
Be they medieval torches blazing on battlements or bug zappers crackling to life with each new victim, the need for outdoor...
An Ancient Building Technique Readies a Spanish Farmhouse for the Future
This finalist for the TERRA Award belongs to a growing mound of eco-friendly earthen architecture.
Hive Design
The recent disappearance of vast numbers of worker bees from their colonies sounded an unexpectedly resonant ecological alarm.