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

The Obama Foundation Announces Finalists to Design the Presidential Library in Chicago
From a field of 140, seven world-class architecture firms have been selected to submit proposals for the Barack Obama...
Announcing the 2020 Dwell Design Awards Finalists
Here are the front-runners for Community Pick across eight categories.
AIA|LA Announces Restaurant Design Awards Finalists
The American Institute of Architects Los Angeles (AIA|LA) has announced the top nominees for the 9th-annual Restaurant Design...
Drumroll, Please—Announcing the Winners of the Dwell Design Awards
We asked an expert jury and our audience to choose the best projects of the year.
Top Design Cities 2019: Chicago
Artistic director of this year’s Chicago Architecture Biennial, Yesomi Umolu is at the center of an energized design capital.
Cityracks Finalists Announced
The 10 finalists in New York's CityRacks Design Competition have been announced—and more importantly, prototypes of their designs...
Dwell and Concrete Collaborative Announce a New Line of Tiles Inspired by Surfboard Design
The partnership builds on each company’s design-focused ethos to create encaustic patterned tiles in versatile shapes and colors.
Chicago’s Summer of Design
A massive exhibition and a new permanent design museum put the past, present, and future of the city’s design community in focus.
LEGO® Design Competition Finalists
Dwell joined forces with Pacific Standard Time to appeal to the architect—and child—within us all.
The Ace Hotel's Newest Location Embraces Chicago's Design History
Set in an industrial concrete-and-glass building that was once home to an Italian cheesemaking company, the Ace Hotel's latest...
Cradle to Cradle Product Innovation Challenge Finalists Announced
Out of 144 prospective applicants, 10 have been selected as finalists to move onto the next round for the Cradle to Cradle...
Head to 1960s Japan via AvroKO-Designed Restaurant in Chicago's West Loop
AvroKO—the hospitality design firm with serious muscle—expands its growing empire with an inaugural project in Chicago, Momotaro.
Announcing the Love What You Do Contest Finalists
The votes are in! With your help, we have selected five finalists chosen from over 900 entries.
Somerville Library Design Lectures
A night out at the local library, especially for a Friends of the Library talk, never sounded so good as when James Fox took over...
Announcing Passport to Design Competition Winners
On behalf of Dwell and VividWorks, we are proud to announce the winners of the 2013 VividWorks Passport to Design Competition.
Design Your Dwelling Winner Announced
This just in: After countless hours of tense deliberation, labored hand-wringing, and heated debate, the Google SketchUp and...
Design Digest: Kanye Announces Yeezy Home, RIBA Reveals List of 20 Best New Buildings, and More
Here are the design headlines you need to know, including Kanye West announcing his plans for the Yeezy brand to establish an...
Must-Visit Restaurant Design Awards Finalists
The American Institute of Architects Los Angeles has selected 15 finalists for the 11th annual Restaurant Design Awards, to be...
Bodleian Libraries' Chair Design Competition
Back in September 2012, a UK-wide competition was launched to design a new chair for University of Oxford's historic Bodleian...
Bill Gates Announces Condom Design Contest
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is offering $100,000 to the designer who creates a condom that's more pleasurable to...