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What it Takes to Make the Finest Ties in the World

Robert Talbott Creative Director Mark Calder tells Esquire the four most important things about creating legendary seven-fold ties.<p><b>Most neckties are lined with wool</b>, canvas, or even polyester. But it wasn't always this way. Once the finest ties were made entirely of folded silk, a lavish …

Articles about knolls dorothy cosonas fashion forward textile design on Dwell.com - Dwell

The KnollTextiles Creative Director shares the influences behind her latest...<p>Among the vintage interior design trends, the mid-century modern designs of the 1950s are holding fast.<p>As the Memphis design movement has once again picked up speed, a number of its founding members have been busy …

Ceci N’est Pas Un Shirt: Opening Ceremony Debuts Surreal Magritte Line

Surrealist painter Rene Magritte had no trouble imagining naked women with fish heads or creepy adult-baby hybrids, but he might never have imagined that nearly 50 years after his death, fashionistas would be strutting around wearing his art. In Opening Ceremony’s wild new collection, 12 of the …

Schiaparelli: A Shocking Return

In the dazzling whitewashed main salon at 21 Place Vendôme rises the long figure of Marco Zanini, a wide grin between his muttonchop whiskers. A butler offers us a silver tray bearing glasses of water, tumblers of fruit juice, and elaborate-Venetian-glass goblets of champagne. Zanini takes the …

This Hipster Little Mermaid Wedding Is Spot On

What girl hasn’t dreamed of a wedding fit for a princess? Well, here’s a bit of news: Your wedding doesn’t have to be held in a castle filled with bridesmaids in ball gowns to be a fairytale. After all, that’s not how Ariel would have done it.Well hold onto your shell-bikini tops, <i>Little Mermaid</i> …

DIY Home Decor: 6 Sleek & Stylish Projects for Sophisticated Spaces

(Image credit: Vintage Revivals)<p>Do it yourself projects don't always have to look like you crafted them yourself; we've found six sleek projects to …

Top Google search Easter eggs, from Do a Barrel Roll to Kevin Bacon

Do a barrel roll<p>Type in "do a barrel roll" and the search results page spins on its head.<p>You can also enter "zz" or "rr" to produce the same effect. …

Dark-Detecting LED

Build a simple light-sensing circuit that switches an LED on when the lights go out.<p>The Dark-Detecting LED is a classic beginner electronics project inspired by Windell Oskay from Evil Mad Scientist, knitted electronics, and instructables user abbtech, among other sources. I’d also like to thank …

Arduino

H&M's New Collaboration is Stunning

The Swede brand supports a newcomer.<p>While the fashion-lovers of the world at large are waiting with bated breath for the Alexander Wang x H&M collaboration to hit stores in early November, the Swede fashion giant is offering up an added dose of high fashion in the interim. The winner of the H&M …

Elie Saab

The Pneumad portable shelter inflates itself

This is one of a number of similar portable shelters that can be towed by a car. Others include the very basic Taku-Tanku made from two water tanks, …

Glass-encased Maintenance-Free House is built to last

Completed in 2013, the Maintenance-Free House is part of the same six-house experimental development on the Denmark's island of Fyn that includes the …

Architecture

Raydoor Brings Art to Sliding Door Systems

Building on its reputation for movable pieces of art, sliding door manufacturer Raydoor will team up with two artists for an interactive display at Dwell on Design New York.<p>Raydoor, a New York City–based sliding doors manufacturer, is collaborating with a local street artist, George "SEN-One" …

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Watch Japanese Artists Paint Dragons With A Single Brushstroke

The delicate movement is called <i>hitofude ryuu</i>, which roughly translates to "dragon with one stroke." The men in this shop have been drawing <i>hitofude ryuuu</i> for four generations, according to Japanese culture blog Iromegane.<p>To create these impressive works of art, the artist first paints an intricate …

10 Ways to Not Make People Hate You As a Bride

As my high school Spanish teacher once said, "pretty girls do pretty things."<p>A couple of weeks ago, Faran Krencil made a solid case for eschewing bridesmaids duties, but the fact remains most of us will continue to do our due diligence as friends and sisters and cousins and in-laws and stand next …

Weddings

11 Beauty Brands We Love from Around the Globe

Did you know some of the best beauty secrets from all over the world are available right here on Beautylish? As we’ve built our shop over the past …

Mom creates app so kids can't ignore her calls

Sharon Standifird served in the Gulf War. She's climbed mountains.<p>So how hard could it be to get her kids to show a little respect?<p>Her teens, you see, tended to do what teens do. So when she called them on their cell phones, their natural instinct was to press "ignore."<p>What's a mom to do? Get mad? …

Parenting

Paperclip Lock Picking Sets

Lockpicking has become a trademark skill of hackers all across the world, and is regularly taught at hackerspaces and maker faires. But a lot of the …

Rain Chains

Rain chains are a kind of decorative downspout for a gutter system. Rainwater pours out of the gutter and onto a series of rings or cups, which help channel the water down to the ground where it is either stored in a rain barrel or simply diverted away from the building. A set of rain chains can …

How to Make a Solar Powered Walkway

Introduction: How to Make a Solar Powered Walkway<p>About: depotdevoid is short for The Depot Devoid of Thought, the place where you go when you lo... …

How to Build a Passive Solar Water Heater - Green Homes

<i>Follow these guidelines to build an easy and affordable solar hot water heater. Explore the various types of solar water heaters. Learn how a passive</i> …

Free Photo Editing Software Lets You Manipulate Objects in 3D

Impressive as they may be, Photoshop tricks are a little bit trite. But what if those same sorts of mind-bending manipulations came to life in 3D, …

Photo Editing

The Best Global Shopping Trips to Take in Your Lifetime

Anthropologie's buyer-at-large and former star of Man Shops Globe, Keith Johnson, shares his favorite world markets.<p>It's no secret we love to shop at <i>BAZAAR</i>. That combined with an overwhelming sense of wanderlust as of late (summer is just around the corner, after all), we're looking to make a …

Time I

White Pizza Pull Apart Bread

White Pizza Pull Apart Bread. (aka, an embarrassingly easy summer snack.)<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> June 5, 2014 99<p>Today’s dish is really just a math lesson.<p>How …

Don't Even Think About Getting A Pedi Before Reading This

Illustrated by Anna Sudit.<p><i>UPDATE: This post was originally published on May 20.</i><p>It's been an unusually cold, unnaturally long winter — but on the flip …

Articles about el salvador beach house interior courtyard on Dwell.com - Dwell

A green house near the coast of El Salvador captures the best of its naturally striking setting—filled with sunlight,...<p>On a north-sloping site in Palo Alto, CA, the High-Performance Courtyard House is carefully sited and detailed to maximize the...<p>Binburra Beach House is a minimal residence …

10 Secrets Every Woman Needs to Know Before Online Shopping

Because it's never as simple as just knowing your size.<p>There's nothing more irritating than ordering something online and realizing it doesn't fit. Except, of course, when you go to re-order it in another size only to find that it's sold out.<p>The problem is that even if you know your size, every …

Clothing

Best in Bridal: Spring 2015

The season of wistful white dresses is upon us. Get a glimpse at what you or the betrothed ladies in your life will be wearing for their upcoming nuptials with the best looks from each of the top collections—Oscar and Vera, Marchesa, oh my…<p>The season of wistful white dresses is upon us. Get a …