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

Modern Cottage Renovation in Michigan
A sagging ranch house is reborn as a spacious cabin with a soaring roof in Harbert, Michigan.
A Modern Home Embraces Nature With a Unique L-Shaped Design
To the west of Mexico City, a striking retreat is nestled among a lush forest and an enchanting lake.
America’s Best Independent Design Shops: Yowie
Shannon Maldonado’s Philadelphia boutique aims to democratize design.
America’s Best Independent Design Shops: Lichen
Helmed by Jared Blake and Ed Be, the East Williamsburg storefront is stocked with vintage and contemporary designs—and acts as an...
Step Inside America’s Best Independent Design Shops
Independent design shops are hubs for creative communities. Here, we celebrate some of our favorites across the United States.
America’s Best Independent Design Shops: Spartan Shop
The showroom and gallery in Portland, Oregon, has emerged from the pandemic with a new vision.
America’s Best Independent Design Shops: Good Neighbor
The design shop-cum-cafe in Baltimore, Maryland, draws inspiration the owners' Indian and Egyptian heritages.
Design Icons: 24 Modern Architects and Designers That Have Shaped Our World
Brush up on the work and legacies of these iconic architects and designers whose influence on modern design is hard to overstate.
20 Modern American Farmhouses That Update Tradition
With a strong connection to the land and a nostalgic silhouette, there's something special about farmhouses that recalls a bygone...
America’s Best Independent Design Shops: Stranger & Co.
For her store in Edina, Minnesota, founder Maura Doyle seeks out brands led by women and people of color, immigrants, and...
An Iconic T-Shaped Apartment Receives a Modern Makeover
A unit in Montreal's historic housing complex Habitat 67 is reborn into a sleek, airy abode.
American Beauty
A Kansas architect unlocks the potential in an outdated 1950s home.
The Lofting of America
It seems that everyone is vying for a bit of exposed brickwork.
A Modern Design Hotel in Vienna
The Hotel Daniel is a 115-room boutique hotel in Vienna, Austria.
A Colorful Penthouse Pays Homage to American Design
A French filmmaker celebrates American design in her vibrantly decorated pied-à-terre perched above Manhattan.
American Made Design: Moran Woodworked Furniture
A trio of design studios forms a distinctly American picture of modern design: Despite their regional differences, all three...
A Shou Sugi Ban Dwelling Blends Seamlessly Into Michigan’s Woodlands
A Chicago-based firm known for preserving cultural landmarks builds a refined weekend home on Lake Michigan’s southern shore.
The Modern Studio of a Finnish Design Legend
Yrjö Kukkapuro, one of Finland’s design legends, is primed for an international resurgence thanks to a new furniture...
Celebrate American Design With 15 Products That Are Made in the USA
One of the best ways to ring in Independence Day is to celebrate makers, artisans, and designers who are producing well-made...
5 Marvelous Prefab Homes in Michigan
These homes in the Great Lakes State will have you reconsidering the possibilities of prefab design.
A Modern Home For a Design-Savvy Family in Florida
A design-build firm with a flair for modernism creates a stylish indoor/outdoor living space in Winter Park.
A Modern Finnish Villa That Grows Out of a Seaside Cliff
Helsinki-based architecture studio Mer Arkkitehdit nestles a monochromatic villa among the trees in the 19th-century seaside town...
How to Build an Affordable America
There are as many solutions to the country’s housing crisis as there are causes. We need them all.
Affording America: The Right to a Home
The most important houses being built in America right now are affordable houses.
Alden B. Dow: The Mastermind of Midwestern Modernism
The Alden B Dow Home & Studio in Central Michigan showcases the extraordinary vision, imagination, and craftsmanship of the...
16 Architects on Regional Style and What American Design Means to Them
Top architects across the U.S. discuss the design ethos in their respective regions—and the state of American design.
What Lies Within America’s First Urban-Renewal Project
High-rise superblocks and identical clusters of row houses set apart from the urban grid have been much maligned as some of the...
Made In America: In Plain Sight
Whether you’re taking on a renovation or just tired of the same old walls, U.S.-made window systems, shades, and wallpaper will...
20 Modern Farmhouse Design Ideas That Are Irresistibly Chic
A balanced blend of rustic and refined, the modern farmhouse style continues to be a rising trend.
10 Brewpubs That Have Tapped the Art of Modern Design
Enjoying a bit of conversation over a beer is a pastime that goes back centuries, and today, new iterations of the proverbial...
Head to Arkansas for What May Be America's Coolest Art and Design Hotel
Architect Deborah Berke designs a modern retreat in Bentonville, Arkansas, for 21c, a hotel mini-empire blending art, design, and...
A Fiery-Red Home Sizzles With Simplistic, Modern Design
This simple red house in Portugal appears as a signpost within its labyrinth-like, forested site.
Made in America: At Your Doorstep
A new generation of companies has turned direct-to-consumer furniture into an outlet for well-made original design.
A Sculptural Holiday Home is Shaped by the Peruvian Desert
Designed with locally sourced stone and red-tinted cement, this coastal retreat effortlessly blends into its surrounding...
Modern in the Country
Eric and Melinda purchased a 10-acre plot of land in rural Yelm, Washington, with visions of a new home on the range.
Tait Modern
When building a second home, most people don’t consider traveling farther than upstate.

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