A Darkened Cedar Dwelling in Portland Embodies “Less But Better” Design
After debating whether to renovate or rip up a wobbly old house, a family in Portland, Oregon, opts to start fresh and unlock the...
Meeting Dieter Rams
I had the rare pleasure Friday of meeting and interviewing German industrial design legend Dieter Rams.
Designer to Know: James Dieter
Lighting designer James Dieter’s work is bred from a desire for material and technical exploration—with inspiration sourced from...
30 Minutes With Dieter Rams
The word "icon" is thrown around rather freely in the design world, but when discussing Dieter Rams and his body of work, it is...
These Winning Low-Rise Designs Are a Blueprint for Better Housing—and Better Living—in Los Angeles
The City of Los Angeles has announced the winners of its latest design contest, which crowdsourced innovative housing solutions...
Less is More in this Manhattan Beach Bungalow
Matt Jacobson doesn’t just abide by the mantra “less is more,” he wholeheartedly embraces it. His Southern California home is a...
The Best Campers and Trailers For Less Than $40K
These mobile homes offer stylish design and road-ready features at a budget-friendly price point.
Made in America: Even Less Than an EKTORP
You don’t need to break the bank to bring American-made products into your home.
8 Postmodern Buildings That Proclaim “Less Is a Bore”
From a cat-shaped kindergarten to a robot-like skyscraper, these postmodern buildings have a hearty sense of humor.
A Sustainable Rammed Earth Home in New Mexico
Studio eM Design’s rammed-earth home in Corrales, New Mexico, updates the regional adobe archetype into a hallmark of sustainable...
How Can Higher Education Build a Better Architect?
In the 2010s, design/build programs were the cutting edge of architectural education.
5 Design Tips for a Better Night’s Sleep
If you’re constantly feeling as if you’re waking up on the wrong side of the bed, it might be time to rethink your bedroom design.
The New Home on the Block That Uses 90% Less Energy
A Seattle engineer builds an energy-efficient house with an assist from a prototype smart-home system.
Stocking Stuffers for $25 or Less That Nobody Will Want to Regift
These pint-size presents come at an attractive price point.
5 Prefab Homes That Cost Less Than $20K
These prefab homes and kit dwellings break new ground for affordable housing.
12 Mattresses We Love for Less Than $1,000
Get a great night’s sleep with these über-comfy mattresses, all priced at less than $1,000 for a queen.
Our Favorite Crowd-Pleasing Gifts for $50 or Less
These budget-friendly picks feel delightfully individual—yet universally cool.
Non-Obvious Gifts That Cost Less Than $100
We’ve searched far and wide for products that will please even the hardest to shop for.
5 Kitchen Renovations Done for Less Than $100K
Kitchen renovations can be daunting, but here’s some expert inspiration to get you going.
25 Handsome Bedroom Rugs for Less Than $700
Add a splash of textile design to your bedroom—without going over budget.
25 Stylish Nursery Finds for Less Than $100
Cozy cribs, diaper pails, board books, and tasteful storage accessories—check out these budget-friendly nursery products for your...
11 Glorious Rammed-Earth Homes That Celebrate the Landscape
These resilient, rammed-earth homes show the soil’s true stripes.
Now There’s Proof That Tiny Homes Are Better Homes
New research shows that downsizing to a tiny home can cut your ecological footprint by 45%.
11 Modern Prefab Homes That Cost Less Than $100,000
On budget and on trend, these small, affordable prefab homes fill a huge hole in the housing marketplace.
This Tiny A-Frame Cabin Is Available for Less Than $20K
Mounted on a portable trailer, the prefab Bivvi Cabin promises maximum off-grid adventure with a minimal footprint.
10 Tiny Homes You Can Buy for $60K or Less
Big dreams of downsizing? Check out these affordable tiny homes.

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