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

Expert Design Advice: Layer Your Lighting
Layer your bedding. Layer your clothes.
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...
Genius Lighting Design Courtesy of Alexallen Studio
Alexallen Studio's clever Lightbracket combines two functions into one streamlined, colorful industrial design.
9 Ways to Create the Perfect Outdoor Lighting
With the official start of summer just around the corner, we decided to put together an easy-to-follow guide to creating the...
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...
Hive Design
The recent disappearance of vast numbers of worker bees from their colonies sounded an unexpectedly resonant ecological alarm.
Music By Design
Last night the Red Bull Music Academy opened the doors of their new home in New York to a diverse crowd ranging from skateboard...
A Helpful Guide to Living Room Lighting
Even if your living area is endowed with ample natural daylight, it's imperative to think carefully about lighting to make sure...
8 Great Examples of Outdoor Design
Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron talks us through Dwell's June 2015 issue.
The Lighting Designer Who Has Melded Form with Function for Decades
When it comes to lighting design, the vital role that technology plays can sometimes be forgotten.
Design Icon: George Nakashima
A skilled and spiritual craftsman, George Nakashima crafted wood furniture that elevated and showcased natural forms.
When Design and Education Collide
What role does design play in education around the world? It's larger than you might think.
12 Apartment Rental Design Tips
Apartment residents know all too well about decorating restrictions, but interior designer Nicole Sassaman comes to the rescue,...
12 Design-smart Food Containers
Packed-up leftovers and stacked-up pantries are rarely the pride of the kitchen, but hiding them out of sight puts perishables...
15 Tips for an Awesome Kitchen Design
Creating a better kitchen means being smart about its design and implementation and these tips are here to help.
14 Creative Ways to Design With Felt
Along with being an extremely resilient material that's flame-retardant and self-extinguishing, felt can easily be manipulated...
6 Design Experts Working in Flush
As a greater awareness of design grows among the general public, more people are asking for the sleekly trued lines and surfaces...
Visionary Design
Read the Editor’s Letter from our upcoming November/December edition and look for the issue on newsstands in the first week of...

Get a Daily Dose of Design

Sign up for the Dwell Daily Newsletter and never miss our new features, photos, home tours, stories, and more.