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Street Style-Worthy Outfits To Wear When It's HOT

The ultimate summertime dressing conundrum goes something like this: The forecast is hot, muggy, and there is almost certainly rain on the way. Of …

Introducing Curbed New Orleans, Launching Right Now

At long last, it's a pleasure to announce that Curbed has touched down in New Orleans with today's launch of <b>Curbed NOLA.</b> The newest member of the Curbed universe is helmed by New Orleans resident Sarah Chase, and covers the architecturally interesting, constantly changing personality of The Big …

Dwell

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Home Tours

A Cut Above the Retsy: The Opposite of Regretsy

First there was Etsy, the e-commerce site for handmade goods that launched in the mid-2000s. Then came Regretsy, the "Where DIY meets WTF" website …

Selling
New York City

theNewerYork Anthology

For those who have nothing left to pick over at the local bookstore's summer display, theNewerYork looks to shake things up in the mainstream literary world by hosting alternatives to the "triumvirate" of poetry, short stories and novels. With the goal of establishing a community of writers …

Writing

Hamptons Lane

For some, searching for the perfect cup of coffee is akin to searching for the Holy Grail. With so many variables in the roasting process and bean selection, the flavor range in coffee is wide. And, since palate preferences range from person to person, knowing whether you prefer light or dark …

Coffee

33 Exquisite Moroccan Dining Room Designs

What can be more relaxing than sit at a table surrounded by cushions, refined lamps, candles and bright textiles? If you want this luxury, just …

the incredible food art of AVM Curiosities the entirely edible pieces by 24-year-old food historian tasha marks combine religious and occult imagery with both technical innovation and influences from the strange and sometimes sinister secrets of culinary history. see more: http://www.designboom.com/art/amazing-food-art-religious-anatomical-occult-tasha-marks-avm/

Architizer Journal: The Official Architizer Blog

A glimpse into the process behind DRAW Architecture's impeccable work.<p>Submit your very best architectural works for a chance to be published internationally by Phaidon.<p>Submit your best work today: The extended entry deadline is May 25th!<p>Exploring Cedar Construction in Contemporary Design<p>The phrase …

Architecture

Mixionary: The Art of the Classic Cocktail - The Fox Is Black

Though once considered more of a learned skill than an elevated art form, mixology has gone one to become a phenomenon. Whether you’re a purist and …

Smart Speaker for Dummies

Smartphones’ built-in speakers have gotten better, but there are still times when you want a little oomph in your audio! The db60 provides just that …

Contemporary Pop Art Covers for ‘Lolita,’ ‘Brave New World,’ and Other Classic Novels

Brussels-based artist Levente Szabó has gone ahead and done that thing we all love, designing new book covers for a bunch of iconic titles — and …

Sustainable 1-Person Getaway: Not for the Claustrophobic

There is almost no one in the world who hasn’t wished for a place of complete solitude, where we can get away and be entirely on our own. Italian …

The Surefire Way To Be Happier At Work: Chat With Your Coworkers

You’re probably miserable at work, and eating that coffee cake somebody brought in won’t help. Nor will texting, reading, doing your finances, or browsing the Internet. But it’s OK. The answer is in the cubicle right beside you.<p>According to a new study (PDF) by Alex Bryson and George MacKerron, …

Happiness

Want To Help Kids Solve Problems? Have Them Design Their Own Solutions

Using their open-source toolkit, frog design helped students identify and tackle an issue they cared about.<p>The 11 students in the room were nervous. They were about to present their ideas for an Anti-Violence Week to the school principal, Mr. Muhammad. Their journey began with a simple question: …

Teaching

Dandelion Chocolate's Roasted Cocoa Beans

For true chocolate fans, nothing satisfies a craving quite like the rich, earthy taste of cocoa. However the added sugar and calories found in most chocolate bars can take some of the fun out of the treat. San Francisco's Dandelion Chocolate offers chocolate fans a guilt-free fix with their roasted …

Food

Architizer Journal: The Official Architizer Blog

A glimpse into the process behind DRAW Architecture's impeccable work.<p>Submit your very best architectural works for a chance to be published internationally by Phaidon.<p>Submit your best work today: The extended entry deadline is May 25th!<p>The phrase "less is more" has never been more apt.<p>Delta …

Architecture

Photos of Mad Men-Inspired Vintage Cocktails

Pink Squirrel<p>This series was inspired by my love for the TV series Mad Men. An amateur mixologist and cocktail enthusiast myself, I began researching …