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

Democratic Design: The Work of Le Van Bo
Van Bo Le-Mentzel arrived on the shores of Germany as a young refugee from Laos.
Craft & Vigor: Inside Design at Grovemade
In a small white unmarked building nestled quietly in Portland’s Central Eastside, a group of artisans hone their craft.
Live/Work Design Contest WInner
Dwell and Design Within Reach (DWR) proudly announced the winner of their Live/Work Design Contest at the 7th Annual Dwell on...
Earth Work
A French architecture firm carves out an earthen shroud for the modern extension of a home located in the foothills of the...
An Efficient Live-Work Space in Montreal
A husband-wife architectural duo transform a former tire shop into a versatile home-office.
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...
Summer Design Program Crafts Its Own Mobile Dwelling
A summer design studio organized by +FARM was spurred by the challenge of new housing in certain upstate New York areas.
Project: Live Work Home
Richard Cook, a principal at Cook + Fox Architects, surveyed the Near Westside’s inventory of vacant structures and arrived at a...
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.
Spotlight on WRNS Studio and Their Work in the Bay Area—and Beyond
With a varied portfolio that includes projects ranging from the Airbnb headquarters to a contemporary parking garage in San...
How Does a Passive House Work?
Passive Houses are built according to a rigorous series of design principles that promote efficiency.
Celebrate the Late Zaha Hadid With a New Book That Highlights Her Unforgettable Work
From Images Publishing Group comes the first posthumous book on the master architect and revolutionary designer.
A 19th-Century Carriage House Is Transformed Into a Live/Work Residence For a Pair of Artists
Two artists transform a 19th-century carriage house into a home where they can both live and create.
15 Brilliant Designs That Work Around Nature
Instead of chopping down trees or cutting branches, many architects have come up with smart design solutions to avoid disturbing...
An Architect Turns His Victorian Home Into a Sun-Drenched Live/Work Space
In an attempt to beat the winter blues and improve his work/life balance, Australian architect Andrew Maynard combines his home...
Hive Design
The recent disappearance of vast numbers of worker bees from their colonies sounded an unexpectedly resonant ecological alarm.
Figma's SF Office Celebrates the Humanity of Work
Many companies are changing up the way workspaces look and feel—productivity at all costs is not the highest guiding principle...
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Small Space Live/Work Box Home in Japan
This flower shop, art gallery, and home for two looks like the simplest of cubes.