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

Landscape Design for All Climates
Seven landscape architects across the United States explain how they mastermind inspired designs showcasing the best of their...
This Japanese Home With Earthen Walls Was Inspired by Sandcastles
Instead of dumping excavated soil, ADX used it to build a new home for a client recovering from the 2011 earthquake.
A Stone Farmhouse Hides an Exquisite Japanese-Inspired Interior
Bespoke joinery, elegant minimalism, and space-saving design imbue a contemporary country retreat with Japanese sensibilities.
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...
This Japanese-Inspired House in Sydney Defies a Triangular Site
A challenging site prompts studioplusthree to get creative to bring light, views, and improved energy efficiency to this...
A Japanese-Inspired Flat in Singapore Embraces Flexible Spaces
A couple integrate clever space-saving techniques learned from Japanese micro homes via a flat renovation in Singapore.
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...
This Tiny Backyard Cabin Is Inspired by Space Capsule Design
Hello Wood’s Workstation Cabin is a striking, timber-clad pod that can serve as a workspace, guest bedroom, or cozy lounge.
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...
This Midcentury-Inspired Tiny House Radiates Clever Design
At just $79,000, this customizable mobile trailer allows you to design the tiny house of your dreams.
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.
Finn Juhl Design Hotel Opens in Nagano, Japan
The first-ever getaway decorated entirely in Finn Juhl furniture is nestled at the base of one of the most popular skiing...
Be Inspired by This Tiny House Designed and Built by a Single Mom
A Bay Area single mom priced out of the rental market takes matters into her own hands and constructs a tiny home for herself and...
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 Southern California Midcentury Gets a Serene, Japanese-Inspired Treatment
Lucas Design Associates and Graham Architecture renovate a 1961 midcentury in Laguna Beach, imbuing it with a rich, layered...
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...
This Japanese-Inspired Inn Is One of Mexico City's Best Kept Secrets
With handwoven tatami floors, rooftop onsen baths, and only 10 rooms, this Japanese-inspired hotel offers an unexpected place of...
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...