“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.
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...
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.
Hive Design
The recent disappearance of vast numbers of worker bees from their colonies sounded an unexpectedly resonant ecological alarm.
Small Space, Big Design
Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron walks us through Dwell's November 2016 issue.
Designed to Handle the Heat and More
A thoroughly modern house in Baton Rouge owes its sleek and sustainable form to its vernacular roots.
Idyllic Home Designed for an Artist
In the remote San Juan Islands, an artist and an architect collaborate on a modern residence dedicated to creative pursuits.
10 Smart and Surprising Under-Stair Design Solutions
A sloped ceiling, low-head height, and limited access to sunlight might spell out some design restrictions, but that doesn’t mean...
Hayfe by CUBO design architect
Hayfe is a minimal house located in Kanagawa, Japan, designed by CUBO design architect.
5 Terms in Sustainable Design You Should Know
Embodied energy, gray water, black water, carbon footprint—the list of sustainable design terms goes on and on, and we're here to...
Designed In-House
Mill Valley, California, might not be a hotbed of modernism, but it was here, ten years ago, that Dwell came into the world...
Editor's Letter: Design Matters
Perfection is boring.
Concrete Solutions to Design Challenges
Commercial Concrete Planters And Landscape Architecture...
Ondo by MAMM DESIGN
Ondo is a minimal house located in Tokyo, Japan, designed by MAMM DESIGN.
Jean Prouvé's Design Legacy
An exhibition showcasing the ins and outs of Jean Prouvé’s industrial design aesthetic is the final word on the French master’s...

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