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

Mikal Hallstrup on the Design of Everyday Things
Fresh from his appearance at Design Indaba in Cape Town, Mikal Hallstrup of Designit talks about the importance of design in...
The Best Things We Saw at Milan Design Week 2017
See highlights and hidden gems from Salone del Mobile and beyond.
The Everyday Carry of an Architect: Matthew Hufft
“Since I’m usually working on the fly, these are the items I need at all times for meetings and other various occasions.” -...
The Everyday Carry of an Architect: Dan Weber
"Innovation is a continuous process...
Digging Into to All Things Wood with the Museum of Art and Design
A new exhibit at the Museum of Arts & Design celebrates an enduring medium.
Usefulness in Small Things
I've always been a firm believer that some of the most interesting design is found in the objects we use everyday.
The Everyday Carry of an Architect: Kent Chiang of Aidlin Darling Design
“The design tools I gravitate towards are the ones that have a tactile dimension—a responsiveness to intuition and the hand.”...
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...
The Everyday Carry of an Architect: David Galullo of Rapt Studio
“The world is bumpy and imperfect, but these products suggest order where none may exist.” -David...
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...
10 Open Kitchen Solutions That Will Get Things Cooking
In some sense, the kitchen is the center of the home—a warm, cozy spot where everyone tends to gather.
6 Main Things To Consider When Designing Your Home Art Gallery
Whether you just really love art or you're an avid collector, you may want to consider creating an art gallery in your home—a...
Things Change / Change Things
Designer Roy McMakin has designed four simple, transparent juice glasses adorned by a progression of the delightfully aphoristic...
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.
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.
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.
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...
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...

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.