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Counterfeit Duck Confit: All Of The Flavor, Without The Labor

<i>This summer, NPR is getting crafty in the kitchen. As part of Weekend Edition's Do Try This At Home series, chefs are sharing their cleverest hacks and tips — taking expensive, exhausting or intimidating recipes and tweaking them to work in any home kitchen.</i><p><i>This week: We learn to make a</i> …

Surf – Montessori Floor Bed Line by Woodly

This is a cool bed for children, Woodly presents you Surf, a new line of Montessori floor beds. Floor bed doesn’t have to be boring and ugly, this …

Nifty, Space-Saving Kitchen-in-a-Box

Designed for camping, but I kind of want one of these for my Manhattan apartment<p>Remember the Hoosier Cabinet, the all-in-one piece of kitchen …

It's Pluto, as nobody has ever seen it before. The New Horizons spacecraft has, according to NASA's Twitter account, passed the solar system's furthest planet, sorry, most famous dwarf planet. This stunning image was taken 16 hours and 766,000 kilometres from the surface. Images from the flyby will, unfortunately, take four hours to reach Earth. It is 5 billion kilometres away, after all. Read our updated story here: http://ab.co/1HOpsBm

Articles about 11 modern bathroom renovations on Dwell.com - Dwell

Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron talks us through Dwell's April 2015 issue.<p>A bay window build-out helps a turn-of-the-century home look forward.<p>Homeland to Gaudí, Miró, and Almodóvar—just to name a few of the country's creative pioneers—Spain hosts a lively mix of both...<p>A Bucks County, …

Articles about 9 epic outdoor hangouts on Dwell.com - Dwell

With the official start of summer just around the corner, we decided to put together an easy-to-follow guide to creating the...<p>Lighting circumscribes a space, and therefore how we interpret ourself within that space.<p>The good folks at Epic Software are building a video production studio out of old …

Articles about house week modern kitchen striking skylight on Dwell.com - Dwell

Every week, we highlight one amazing Dwell home that went viral on Pinterest.<p>In a new weekly feature, we're looking to our online community to highlight one amazing Dwell home that went viral on Pinterest.<p>Each week, we tap into Dwell's Instagram community to bring you the most viral design and …

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Australian study finds plant amino acid helps ease smoking addiction; could be tested on ice addicts

Australian researchers want to trial an amino acid usually found in vegetables on smoking addicts after positive results in a small overseas study.<p>A …

Wooden Cantilever Bar Looks Like A Hovering Prism

As a space-saving solution for a cramped Parisian restaurant, French design firm Atelier JMCA came up with this intriguing, prism-shaped bar. The cantilever design – supported on only one side – makes the bar look like it's hovering in midair.<p>The shiny planks combined with the minimalist, …

Man Buys House with Unused and Perfectly-Preserved 1950s Kitchen

Talk about a blast from the past! In 2010, furniture designer Nathan Chandler purchased an American home built in the mid 1950s. It was never occupied and the kitchen appliances were kept in mint condition. In fact, they were never used – the original manuals were still taped to them. This unique …

This 3.5-Minute Music Video Was Shot In 5 Seconds 

While the above may look like a full day’s worth of work, this three-and-a-half-minute music video for Siska’s ‘Unconditional Rebel’ was actually a …

Intricately Carved 16-Century Prayer Nuts Open to Reveal Incredibly Detailed Scenes

A prayer nut was an extravagant, intricately carved boxwood carving from the Middle Ages that could be carried and used for private devotion. Owned mainly by the wealthy in northern Europe, a prayer nut was as much a status symbol as a sign of faith, as only those with money could afford them.<p>The …

A Frank Lloyd Wright Gem in Los Angeles Reopens to the Public

This weekend, Angelenos will have a rare chance to attend tours—at night!—at the famed architect’s iconic Hollyhock House.<p>The curator of the Hollyhock House, Jeffrey Herr, lets Dwell in on the details of the recent restoration.<p>Jeffrey Herr: The restoration was handled by three project managers: …

New Beautifully Scripted 3D Calligraphy Illusions by Tolga Girgin

Turkey-based electrical engineer and graphic designer Tolga Girgin puts a unique twist on the art of calligraphy with his beautifully scripted letters that appear three-dimensional. Many of his creations may look like they were crafted from strips of paper that were cut and folded to pop off the …

There is a Bowl Trapped Inside This Flat Sheet. Just Add Glue

One way to make a wooden bowl is to turn it on a lathe. Another way, for those with more patience, is to use a scroll saw to cut sections out of a …

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Top Secret Resume Design

A designer from Norway, Vidar Olufsen reinvented the way to apply for a job. In a world where people just send links and emails he decided to take a …

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Who wouldn't want to live in this enchanting little Swedish micro home?

Here at Boing Boing, we do love tiny houses! Hus-1 is a small house designed and built by Swedish micro-home designer Torsten Ottesjö.<p>The project is …

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Mind-Bending Placemat Mimics Einstein’s Space-Time Fabric Theory

Japanese design studio A.P.Works playfully mimics the imagery of Albert Einstein's space-time fabric theory with this mind-bending placemat. By warping the grid pattern, the <i>trick mat</i> creates the illusion that the plate and silverware are weighing down the placemat's seemingly elastic surface, in …

This Holiday Season, Stop Embarrassing Yourself with Your Lame Gift-Wrapping Skills and Learn This One-Piece-of-Tape Method

I have to be honest—I wasn't going to say anything to you, but now I feel I must. It's not that your gift-giving skills are bad—I know that you've …

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Articles about 8 tips maximizing bookshelf space on Dwell.com - Dwell

Living in a large home has a lot of advantages.<p>It’s All About Custom From an NYC Perspective (or...<p>This time of year, we're all gearing up for spring and are eager to freshen up our outdoor spaces.<p>Kerrie Kelly, ASID, shares her takeaways from building a loft to add more square footage to her office …

Watch a robotic cube walk and balance under its own power

Cubes aren't usually the go-to shape when creating an object that's meant to move around, but researchers in Switzerland have created one that can do just that — along with a handful of other surprising talents. Called the Cubli, it measures nearly 6 inches on each side and can walk around by …