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

This Northern California Prefab Gets a Dose of Universal Design
Thanks to a prefab in-law unit, an octogenarian modernist lives independently on a peaceful, verdant site in Northern California.
The Winning Vision From a Universal Design Competition Is Brought to Life For a Veteran
After months of planning and construction, the Memphis house that's been renovated as a result of the Home Today, Home Tomorrow...
An Introduction to Universal Design
Mention universal design and see your companions’ eyes start glazing over.
Snaidero Universal Design Kitchens
Universal design doesn't need to be ugly--and, more so, shouldn't be. Done well, it's undifferentiated design for the whole...
What to Expect from the 2017 Universal Design Conference
Experts in inclusive design gather in New York.
New York Shop with Austrian Design Sensibility
Two Viennese expats open a New York City shop stocked with furniture, lighting, and accessories from their home country and...
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...
Now Taking Submissions: A Universal Design Challenge That Can Actually Make a Difference
For the second year in a row, Home Matters will be hosting a compelling design competition that will challenge architects and...
4 Copenhagen Hotels That Combine Good Design and Green Sensibility
Tour a crop of Copenhagen hotels that are making a strong case for eco-friendly design.
A Lakeside Home Brings a Scandinavian Sensibility to the Midwest
After a devastating fire, architect David Salmela designs a house to replace a beloved lakeside retreat in Wisconsin.
Universal Appeal
When David Carmel decided to propose to Kirsten Axelsen, he was at home in Manhattan and she was in Ethiopia, working to...
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.
Hive Design
The recent disappearance of vast numbers of worker bees from their colonies sounded an unexpectedly resonant ecological alarm.
Small Space, Big Design
Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron walks us through Dwell's November 2016 issue.
Designed to Handle the Heat and More
A thoroughly modern house in Baton Rouge owes its sleek and sustainable form to its vernacular roots.
Hayfe by CUBO design architect
Hayfe is a minimal house located in Kanagawa, Japan, designed by CUBO design architect.
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...
Editor's Letter: Design Matters
Perfection is boring.
Concrete Solutions to Design Challenges
Commercial Concrete Planters And Landscape Architecture...

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