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

When Good Graphic Design Translates to Great Objects
From flat to physical, Kristina Krogh masters every dimension.
5 Prefab Deck Kit Companies to Easily Upgrade Your Home
Better your home's indoor/outdoor connection with one of these DIY deck kits.
What if Green Design Were Just Good Design?
Green design should have won 30 years ago.
8 Great Examples of Outdoor Design
Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron talks us through Dwell's June 2015 issue.
The 2021 Pritzker Prize Winners Prove That Good Design Is Good for Everyone
Anne Lacaton and Jean-Philippe Vassal—the 49th and 50th Pritzker Prize laureates—have contributed decades of sustainable and...
Such Great Heights
Designer Jennifer Siegal pushes the boundaries of modular housing at her Venice abode.
The Great Compression
In Auckland, New Zealand, architect Michael O’Sullivan and his partner Melissa Schollum braved a miniscule budget, withering...
Graphic Design Guides an Apartment Renovation in Tel Aviv
Kedem Shinar Design & Architecture borrows from the world of graphic design to update this 1960s unit.
23 Kitchen Countertops That Serve Up Good Design
Whether made of granite, wood, or quartzite, these intriguing modern kitchen countertops will inspire your next home improvement...
When Prefab Is Painless
An easy construction process reduces any drama for a couple in California.
The Highly Personal House of Danish Design Great Finn Juhl
Built in 1942, Finn Juhl’s home remains one of the greatest masterpieces of Danish design.
Top 9 Objects of 2020
A mug reinvented 100 ways and a Bauhaus beehive are among the nominees in this year’s Dwell Design Awards.
The Dwell 24: Utility Objects
Atlanta-based ceramicist Aleisha Ellis’s utilitarian style is inspired by contemporary Japanese work.
America’s Best Independent Design Shops: Good Neighbor
The design shop-cum-cafe in Baltimore, Maryland, draws inspiration the owners' Indian and Egyptian heritages.
When to Splurge Vs. Save: 13 Design Pros Weigh In
13 interior designers sound off about when to splurge and when to save when it comes to the living and dining rooms.
How Sweden Harnesses Democratic Architecture and Design For the Common Good
Join Dwell on a journey through Stockholm and Malmö to see how architects and creatives are building a better world through good...
This Pierre Koenig–Designed Midcentury Marries Killer Looks With Great Bones
Now on the market for the first time in decades, the Squire House presents a serene facade and an impressive, all-glass rear.
11 Women-Owned Companies Creating Real Change With Good Design
Devoted to creating a more sustainable, ethical, beautiful world, these entrepreneurial women are the names to know.
11 Innovative and Modern Schools Where Creativity and Good Design Rule
By using innovative design to inspire learning and creativity, the following schools have certainly earned top marks—just in time...
Soak In the Greatness of This Gorgeous Melbourne Addition
Pandolfini Architects melds steel, concrete, and oak in an elegant, double-height rear addition to a 100-year-old residence.
20 Great Midcentury Modern Interiors
The following rooms provide a modern take on what it is to live today in a midcentury modern home.
Sunny Renovation of an Eichler Great Room
Two tech professionals living in an early 1970s Eichler home in Silicon Valley desired a more open space for their young kids to...
9 Great Kitchen Cabinet Ideas
Though kitchen cabinets play the obvious role of storing food goods, dinnerware, and pots and pans, they also have a powerful...
The L.A. Prefab Company That’s Aiming to Make Good Design Available to Everyone
Specializing in customized modular units for residential backyard use, the Los Angeles-based startup Cover is out to transform...
When Living on the Edge is Super Comfortable
Off the coast of British Columbia—on a site accessible only by boat—a family of Vancouver urbanites commissioned a sustainable...
Google Reveals How the Body Responds to Good Design at Salone del Mobile 2019
Diving into the field of neuroaesthetics, Google teams up with Reddymade Architecture, Muuto, and Johns Hopkins University to...
Triple Threat: Modern by Dwell Magazine Snags Three 2017 Good Design Awards
The Posture Chair and Ottoman, Table Lamp, and Bar Trolley from the Modern by Dwell Magazine collection for Target are recognized...
When We Talk About Good Design
Many architects and designers, when talked down from the theoretical towers of “sculptural forms” and “floating volumes” and made...
The Power of Design
Preview the Editor’s Letter from our January/February issue, written by Dwell founder and CEO Lara Deam.
Visionary Design
Read the Editor’s Letter from our upcoming November/December edition and look for the issue on newsstands in the first week of...
An Architect Opens a 1920s Queenslander to the Great Outdoors
Architect Scott Petherick's Australian abode is defined by period details, clean contemporary lines, and airy spaces that open to...
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 Rise and Resurgence of the Great American Row House
Throughout U.S. history, the row house has endured and adapted as an underappreciated model for accessible urban housing.
Groundbreaking Design
It has been nearly half a decade, but the Dwell Home II is back! Construction began this winter in the hills outside Los Angeles,...
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...
A Centuries-Old Emblem Inspires a New Object of Beauty
Belgian artist Charles Kaisin and French gilding studio Atelier Thiery conjure a glittering, kinetic sculpture that blurs the...

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