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Articles about streamlined town house makes way modern furniture collection on Dwell.com - Dwell

Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron talks us through Dwell's September 2016 issue.<p>A British design pioneer transforms a 1970s bachelor pad an hour outside London into a stylish furniture laboratory.<p>With their light, white house that owes equal debts to its Nordic surroundings and to the Japanese …

Townhouses

4 plead guilty in London's Hatton Garden jewel heist

<b>London (CNN) —</b> Four men pleaded guilty Friday, admitting their role in a spectacular heist in the heart of London's jewelry district.<p>Quantities of gems and cash were stolen from a safe deposit company in Hatton Garden over the four-day Easter holiday.<p>John Collins, 74, Daniel Jones, 58, Terence …

Crime

Is the Porsche 911 4.0 by Singer the greatest car you can buy today?

Everyone knows it’s stupid to say something is the best or worst of anything. There’s always something better or worse than whatever it is you’re …

Ten things we learned this week: 28 August 2015 edition

Mark Webber has a Porsche 918<p>There are perks to being a racing driver. Fame, fortune and the opportunity to go wheel-to-wheel on the world’s best …

TG's big road test: the Porsche 911 GT3 RS

As I write this, the GT3 RS is parked outside my window. I’m finding it a struggle to remain indoors. It’s a lovely warm day, I could just take off, …

For sale: one Ferrari 250 GT. Price? £5.5m

There are many great and wonderful cars being offered up for sale in RM Sotheby’s upcoming London sale. They include a Peugeot 205 T16, a …

Classic Cars

Bessie Smith: the greatest female blues singer who ever lived

As a new biopic about Bessie Smith airs on Sky Atlantic, Ivan Hewett explains why this hard-drinking 'Empress of Blues' inspired a generation of singers<p>She was known as Queen of the Blues, and Empress of the Blues. Bessie Smith was a singer who naturally attracted superlatives. And no wonder, …

5 anti-ageing facial exercises you can do at home

If it's good enough for Meghan Markle...<p>It’s hailed as a non-invasive alternative to Botox and surgery, with Meghan Markle reportedly a huge fan, but …

Simple And Classy Ways To Store Your Vinyl Record Collection

These days nobody really bothers to save their music on CDs when all they need is an iPod. However, vinyl records never really disappeared. In fact, …

Furniture

Turn your phone into a simple 'holographic' projector

Turning your smartphone into a sort a budget holographic projector is much easier than you'd expect, and it's a fun Monday project if you find yourself bored today. You'll only need a few things, and the above video will show you the entire process.<p>I'm going to warn you a bit, however, that cutting …

Heartwarming Embrace Between Little Girl without Arms and Her Role Model Goes Viral

Mother-to-be Karlyn Pranke was given some unexpected news during the 20th week of her pregnancy. She was told that her daughter RE (short for Ruth Evelyne) would be born without arms. Not knowing what to do with this sudden announcement, Pranke turned to Google for answers. That's when she …

Inspiration

Audi Grand Prix Union Reborn

We don’t know much about the 2017 Audi Union, but we do know we’re drooling. Inspired by the brand’s famed 1930s Silver Arrows, this revitalized …

A Cut By Any Other Name: Secrets of the Butcher

Butchery is a skill as old as hunting itself, but now, butchers are undergoing a PR renaissance. And it virtually removes animals from the picture.<p>TV shows and articles about butchery are usually pretty devoid of actual meat cutting, focusing rather on charcuterie aging, butchery restaurants, or …

BBQ

Cocktail of the week: Coco No Loco

This 'skinny cocktail' is made with rum, coconut water and fresh mint<p>Trying to dodge sugary cocktails? Try this fresh and flavourful drink.<p>Made with white rum, fresh coconut water and cool mint, this clean and refreshing cocktail is low in calories.<p><b>Coconut No Loco</b><p><b>SERVES</b><p>1<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><p>50ml goof quality …

Coconut

How to Make a Cheesy, Crispy, Perfect Batch of Homemade Nachos

Homemade nachos are a thing of beauty—unless they turn into a soggy mess. Here's how to make the most of any chips-and-melted-cheese situation.<p>When it comes to homemade versions of our favorite bar food, nachos are pretty easy to whip up. But there's a world of difference between …

Cooking

In pictures: the world's best steak restaurants

Buenos Aires

Unreal: An Entire Mountain Biking Run Captured in a Single Shot

This amazing 4-minute video is the world’s first full mountain biking segment to be captured in a single continuous shot. Seen in the film <i>unReal</i>, the …

Why We Speak

An evolutionary biologist argues that humans started talking because they needed to negotiate.<p>Sometime around 120,000 years ago in the desert near Oued Djebbana, in what is modern-day northern Algeria, a human acquired some small seashells. The shells were from a species known as <i>Nassarius</i> …

Why the new Terminator movie had to come out this year

But that wasn't the case for "Terminator Genisys" which was rushed into production in a race against the copyright clock. If it didn't come out this year, then there might not have been thoughts of a new "Terminator" movie.<p>The "Terminator" franchise has bounced from studio to studio since the …

Science Fiction

Craftsman Beautifully Fashions Ships from Star Wars and Star Trek into Coffee Tables

Tennessee-based furniture designer Barry Shields has beautifully handcrafted two coffee tables that pay homage to beloved sci-fi classics. The intricate custom pieces resemble an X-wing Starfighter from <i>Star Wars</i> and the U.S.S. Enterprise from <i>Star Trek</i>. Shields used a combination of ash, cherry, and …

Star Trek

Harman Compact Garden Tractor Concept by Sinan Anayurt

<b>Harman</b> is a compact mini-tractor concept designed for small fields, big gardens, and for vineyards. In the design process, the main goal was to make …

Stunning Home Embedded in Cliff Overlooking the Aegean Sea

Set flush against a cliff overlooking the Aegean Sea is <i>Casa Brutale,</i> a home concept that'll literally have you living life on the edge. The project was created by OPA (Open Platform for Architecture), and its sleek, modern design conceals nearly the entire unit within rock. As a result, there's …

Architecture

Emil Boards – Square Skateboards in a Custom Design

Emil Boards, a minimalist skateboard with a square shaped deck.<p>‘Emil Boards’ is a small skateboard brand founded in 2013 by a couple of friends from …

Skateboarding

A Suitcase with Built-In Expandable Shelves

The ShelfPack design considers end users' actual needs in the hotel room<p>As the phrase "living out of a suitcase" indicates, most road warriors don't …

10 influential pulp novels that are criminally good

American pulp fiction first appeared on cheap, wood pulp paper. In the early 20th century, it lived in fiction magazines that cost no more than a …

Literature

The Spirit of '76: Dodge B-200 Custom Van

In Japan, there exists a subculture known as <i>Dajiban</i>, offering a unique spin on custom Ram vans that involves a soupçon of stance, a dash of <i>bosozoku</i>, and a twisted sense of humor. The machines are alternately known as “H-vans,” with the “H” code for “hentai”—Japanese for “pervert.” But were it not …

Dodge

5 Ideas to Steal From This Charming Boy's Room

Yes, this bedroom is meant for a kid. But the woodsy decor can totally translate to grown-up spaces.<p>As children grow older and develop new interests, it's important that their bedroom decor grows up with them. But it can be tough to balance kid-appropriate style and eye-catching decor that blends …

DTI Logo

Floor to ceiling sea green tiles. A shaft of light from above. Like swimming underwater. Love! Bathroom in Kate’s House by Bower Architecture.