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Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial, Beauty, exhibition view, 2016

From Textiles and Scents, to Posters and a 3D-Printed Pavilion, the Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial Ponders Beauty

Curator Ellen Lupton walks us through a few of the highlights from "Beauty," the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum’s design triennial, on view through August 21.
March 3, 2016
"Ice Watch," Olafur Eliasson, 2014.

Eight of Our Favorite Works by Artist Olafur Eliasson

In our upcoming April issue, we spotlight a new book from Phaidon dedicated to the daily, homemade meals that take place in artist Olafur Eliasson's 90-person Berlin studio. Here, we share a primer on the genre-bending practice, which is known for using sculpture, mirrors, and light to create transformative objects and landscapes.
February 27, 2016
senses sight products kinetic wire sculpture alexander calder mobile

Designing for the Five Senses: The Key to Mastering Color

A phenomenon of light and visual perception, colors signal a language of their own.
February 13, 2016
Exhibition view, of Klaus Wittkugel works at P! gallery, New York

A Look at Klaus Wittkugel, East Germany's Most Prolific Graphic Designer

On view through February 21 at New York's P! gallery, a new show explores the politics of Cold War-era graphic design with a presentation of works by Klaus Wittkugel—East Germany's most prolific graphic designer. Curator Prem Krishnamurthy walks us through the highlights.
February 10, 2016
open plan concrete home in japan

6 Interiors with Exposed Concrete Walls

Embracing the organic, imperfect material, these raw concrete surfaces are a step up from exposed brick.
February 3, 2016
Dusen Dusen playhouse, $159 at Land of Nod, spring 2016 collection

Dusen Dusen, Baggu, and Eric Trine Design a New Collection for Children

Made in collaboration with some of our favorite contemporary designers, a play fort, a book rack, and oversize totes are among the snazzy new spring offerings for your mini-modernist, now available from the retailer Land of Nod.
January 26, 2016
In the living room, a double-height window and a skylight work together to frame a view of the Victorian Gothic church just across the street.

How to Do High-Impact Skylights

For these homes, it's not just about having natural light, it's about framing it impeccably.
January 20, 2016
A small guesthouse designed by Lina Bo Bardi in 1964 for the Cirell House in São Paulo.

Dwell's Primer on Brazilian Modernism

In light of our coverage of influential architect Lina Bo Bardi in our December/January 2016 issue, we round up our past coverage of great Brazilian modernists.
January 8, 2016
The home also features an elegant sauna—this is Finland after all.

Winter Warmer: 5 Modern, Nordic Saunas

Let your year-end stress melt away with warm daydreams of these Nordic saunas.
December 30, 2015