Rabia Zahir

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Why 2014 was the year trainers went high fashion

The first pair of trainers I really coveted were Nike Air Max 95s. Grey gradations, air bubble and fluorescent yellow laces. The subject of months of begging and pleading against a tide of parental disbelief that any pair of shoes could cost in excess of £100.<p>This was 1995, halfway through a decade …

How to dress: spring coats

Spring is a tantalising concept long, long before it blooms into reality. Every year without fail, it gets to March and we're all like, OMG, it's not pitch black at teatime any more! I took my gloves off and didn't get frostbite! Let's have a picnic! And – maybe this is just me, because I am in …

How to carry your handbag, and other trends for spring/summer 2014

Handle with care<p>Want to know a secret? It's not the handbag you buy that counts, it's the way you carry it that makes the difference between fashion and failure. You could have the most gorgeous tote, but if you let it bump along by your calves like a Tesco carrier bag, it's all over. I know, it's …

Scented candles: how I learned to stop worrying and smell the bluebells

I used to have a problem with my downstairs. Smells from the chicken shop underneath my flat would fill each room in turn; this thick-fried air, this invisible smoke. We'd warn visitors before they walked through the front door – the thinking being that if we acknowledged that our home smelled of …

Beauty: a hair thickener that works

I am given the hard sell on so many ludicrous-sounding ingredients (hear "Boswelox" and try to keep a straight face – I still can't a decade later) that I'm almost disappointed if they turn out actually to work.<p><b>L'Oréal Elvive Fibrology</b> shampoo, conditioner (£2.99 each) and serum (£6.99) contain …

Soho House Butterscotch Delight with butterscotch sauce recipe

From "Eat, Drink, Nap", the new book by Soho House, the club's founder Nick Jones reveals the hotel's most delicious dessert<p><i>Makes six to eight</i><p><b>For the butterscotch sauce:</b><br>170g (6oz) caster sugar<br>3 tbsp powdered glucose<br>10g (½oz) unsalted butter<br>300ml (½ pint) double cream<p><b>For the butterscotch …

Grazia

Dominique Ansel Redesigns the Oreo (Kind of)

Of all the product designs people are willing to wait in line for, it's been demonstrated that iPhones, iPads and game consoles get a big "yes." But …

Okazaki House by MDS

In recent years, children in Japan have been building houses on the lots of their parents’ homes. While they want to bridge the generation gap and be …

An Architect Whose Passion Is Building Tacos

There is so much I can relate to in the story of Christian Pineda, a San Diego-born and raised architect who left sunny SoCal and his career in …

My Modern Shop Spotlight – Paul Souders’ Wildlife Adventures

From breathtaking arched icebergs in Greenland to cute waddling penguins in Antarctica, wildlife and travel photographer Paul Souders captures nature at its best. Across 20 years, Souders has documented his incredible adventures through his lens–many of which have been recognized as award-winning …

Wildlife

Casa LR in Ragusa Ibla by Architrend Architecture

Modern Mediterranean Architecture.<p>The team of Architrend Architecture designed the Casa LR situated on a hillside overlooking the historical center …

Articles about 7 bestsellers dwell store on Dwell.com - Dwell

New to the platform? Start following these users and get a head start on your daily dose of design.<p>In this series, Sebastian Mariscal designs a home in Venice, California, that brings the outside in. We track the project...<p>We know you’ve got one on your holiday list—that friend who will find just …

Prefab Homes

Family House in Israel by Pitsou Kedem Architects

Family House in Ramat Hasharon, Israel.<p>Pitsou Kedem Architects designed this family house located in Ramat Hasharon, Israel. This private residence …

Architecture

Chanel from Head to Table

Unveiled at their Paris Fashion Week runway show, Chanel's build out turned a lot of heads. Their hottest Fall/Winter looks? Food labels. The show …