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

Re-Opening: The Museum of Arts and Design
Two Columbus Circle once was a stout-yet-hip white building with black porthole-esque forms around it: channeling 1960s mod...
Renzo Piano's Jaw-Dropping Design for the Whitney Museum
The Whitney Museum's new home in the Meatpacking district serves up a compelling dialogue between city and culture.
A Hybrid Prefab Home in Upstate New York
For a vintage design dealer seeking a respite from the city, architect William Massie conceptualized a mostly prefab home around...
Indianapolis Museum Unveils New Contemporary Design Galleries
Fans of contemporary design in the Midwest—as well as those planning a visit, or merely passing through—have much to celebrate...
MAD’s After the Museum
A new exhibition at the Museum of Arts & Design is best described as an ecosystem, says MAD's Manager of Public Programs and...
The New Museum: Cairo Cosmopolitan
What is a neighborhood but an amalgam of the people who live therein? New York City certainly knows the drill, but so does...
The New Garden Museum
The Garden Museum in London has re-opened—and rebranded—after a short and surprisingly affordable modern makeover by the talented...
Date Night for Architects: New York's Newest Restaurant with Design Cred
A restrained interior by architect Annabelle Selldorf adds gravitas to restaurateur Danny Meyer's latest hotspot, Marta, inside...
Escape From New York
It was no exodus, of course, but when Kathleen Triem quit her job at a Manhattan design firm in July 1996, her associates were...
Live from New York
A major market for our furniture, and the headquarters of some of our most important designers, Manhattan has long been Herman...
Archtober: A Monthlong Celebration of Design and Architecture Returns to New York City
With Dwell on Design New York as an anchor, the festival enters its fourth year with programs and tours in all five boroughs.
Table Pendant Lighting Adds to New York City Home's Unique Minimalism
Our Solitaire pendants are the perfect pair for this mid-century modern New York City townhouse.
10 New Chairs That Caught Our Eye From New York Design Week 2017
Last week marked the end of NYCxDESIGN 2017.
Tips on How to Design a New Modern Home in a Historic Neighborhood
Vacant lots in historic areas are becoming increasingly popular, as homeowners are drawn to their character, neighborhood scale,...
Reinhold Messner: A Man and His Museums
We met with the mountaineering legend in the Dolomites, where the late architecture icon Dame Zaha Hadid designed the last of...
New Olson Kundig-Designed Wing Opens at Tacoma Art Museum
The Haub Family Galleries nod to Tacoma's industrial past.
A Swedish Vision For Democratic Architecture Lands in New York
Next up at Archtober, a Swedish series on architecture, urbanity, and egalitarianism.
The Iconic Home That Still Looks as Good as New
Charles Gwathmey’s residential masterpiece, a modest but pioneering home for his parents in the Hamptons, looks as fresh today as...
The Best of New York Design Week 2017
The Dwell team explored a week of design events in New York, snapping informal shots along the way.

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