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

Commune Design Loves Japan
Commune has good ideas. Opening Ceremony’s shop in Los Angeles? Good idea. Partnering with Heath Ceramics? Really good idea.
Giulio Cappellini on the Changing Design Landscape
We sat down with design impresario Giulio Cappellini to chat about workspaces, authenticity, and the state of the furniture...
Graphic Design Inspired This Handcrafted Canyon Hideaway
In Topanga Canyon, a family redesigns a midcentury home with a contemporary twist—and finds a new calling in the process.
A Passion for Design Guides the Creation of a Nordic-Inspired Home
When Shevi Loewinger first left Tel Aviv for San Francisco seven years ago, she landed in the Bay Area with the eager...
8 Essential Landscape Design and Gardening Books
We combed the latest publishing catalogs for a selection of tomes that illuminate all things green, from macro (land art) to...
A Beautiful Spanish Hotel Inspired by Its Unusual Landscape
The design of a deluxe hotel set in the Bardenas Reales Natural Park in Spain's Navarra region is informed by its surrounding...
Landscape Design for All Climates
Seven landscape architects across the United States explain how they mastermind inspired designs showcasing the best of their...
10 Zen Homes That Champion Japanese Design
From mono no aware, the awareness of the transience of things, to wabi-sabi, the appreciation of imperfection, Japanese design...
Nearly 80 Years Later, an Architect Rescues a Japanese-Inspired Masterwork Designed by His Father
New owners of an influential Portland, Oregon, house by Pietro Belluschi discover there’s more than architecture on the property.
6 Tiny Outdoor Pavilions Inspired by Japanese Tearooms
A "chashitsu," which literally means “tearoom” in Japanese, is a freestanding, pavilion-like structure that was used for tea...
8 Japanese-Inspired Spaces We Love
The small archipelago in the Pacific Ocean has had a big influence on architects and designers across the globe, from São Paulo...
(Not-So) Garden Variety Lessons From the Father of Modern Landscape Design
The Jewish Museum in New York City takes it outside with a celebration of the Brazilian landscape architect Roberto Burle Marx.
Feast Your Eyes on Fashion Designer Josie Natori's Japanese-Inspired Home
Perched on a ledge of glacial rock in Westchester County, New York, this exposed-timber residence elegantly incorporates...
A Former Beach Motel in Malibu Is Reborn as the Japanese-Inspired Nobu Ryokan
Set on the Pacific Coast Highway, a midcentury beach motel is now an exclusive, Japanese-style hideaway with meals delivered from...
Stable in the Landscape
Austrian architect Thomas Lechner reduces the idea of vernacular alpine architecture to a design so consequentially essential in...
Landscape, the Architect
High up in the mountains of Norway, the V-Lodge’s simplicity in design and choice of materials speak to its wild surroundings.
A Rustic-Modern Cabin Inspired by Japanese Bungalows and Shou Sugi Ban
A mountain cabin’s design is Appalachian by way of Japan.
Manufactured Landscapes
I had the opportunity to view a riveting film last week on Edward Burtynsky's photography, entitled Manufactured Landscapes.
Creative Landscape Design for a Renovated Eichler in California
Landscape designer Bernard Trainor masterminds a seamless garden to surround a Silicon Valley Eichler.
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.

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