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12 San Francisco Restaurants You Need to Eat at in 2018

San Francisco and food go together like fog and summertime, and dining out is a sport as beloved as Giants baseball. With thousands of restaurants …

These Japanese Hot Potato Trucks Are Delicious But Could Be Deadly

When winter arrives in Tokyo, the Celsius falls but the roads heat up, figuratively and literally. The rising temperatures however are not caused by increased road rage as traffic congestion spikes or even by the millions of LED lights that illuminate Christmas decorations across the megacity. This …

Japan

Your Top Five Favorite Activities You've Never Heard Of

Last year was a crazy year for me personally and professionally and I was in serious need of a "Girl's Gone Wild" trip, but not the kind you are probably envisioning. Instead, I wanted to grab a girlfriend and get out into the wild... literally, to experience new people, places, and try new …

New Zealand

The 17 best Adobe Illustrator plugins

While Adobe Illustrator doesn't have as many plugins as its raster brother Photoshop, developers take the application very seriously when it comes to …

DIY Cross Stitch Leather Catchall

Who couldn’t use another place to store and sort your stuff? This little catchall is the perfect place to drop your keys, cell phone, and wallet by …

Sewing

Articles about black and white bathroom inspiration on Dwell.com - Dwell

Each week, we tap into Dwell's Instagram community to bring you the most viral design and architecture shots of the week.<p>Announcing our new feature where we draw from Dwell's Instagram account to bring you the most viral design and architecture shot...<p>Architecture is one of the whitest jobs in …

Architecture

The Country Of Ice Cream Star is an audacious post-apocalyptic novel

When the plague comes it sweeps across the country and lingers in the air for 80 years, annihilating races and sparing no one over the age of 20. If …

Books

FiftyThree’s Paper drops drawing tool prices to zero

Good news for all of you artists and doodlers out there: FiftyThree’s widely popular app, Paper, ditched its in-app purchase system on Thursday, …

Doodling

Europe's Most (And Least) Affordable Cities: The European Backpacker Index For 2015

A newly released ranking of 56 major European cities by price aims to assist budget-minded travelers plan and easily compare destinations.<p>The European Backpacker Index for 2015 could not come at a better time, according to Roger Wade, founder of Price of Travel, a website that publishes the index …

European Travel

15 Free Photography Ebooks

To become a professional photographer just like a specialist in any other field, you need to learn. It’s impossible to achieve your goal without …

Landscape Photography

13 Reasons The Mall Of America Is Possibly The Most Surprising Vacation Spot

Normally, it is not advisable to vacation in a mall -- unless Auntie Anne's and discount shoes are your idea of a stimulating trip, we advise you visit an island instead.<p>But there is an exception to this rule, and it's the Mall of America. Let’s start with a number: with a self-reported 5.6 million …

Mall of America

Best Family Beach Hotels (PHOTOS)

Nothing says '<i>ohana</i> quite like the Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa on Oahu, where kids get sand-sculpting lessons by day and don leis for a mele celebration on the beach at sunset. And the whole gang can pile into a traditional hand-built canoe for a scenic coastal sail.<p>Such creative offerings helped …

Fly Fishing

Articles about your-furniture-game-exquisite-walnut-and-touch-marble on Dwell.com - Dwell

Light is the essence and reason for life. The beauty of light is inherent in its colors and a light artist brings it to life.<p>Here's a riddle: When is a ping pong table more than a ping pong table? For Vertical Arts Architecture, transcending simple...<p>Bring the sleek, sophisticated look of marble …

Furniture

The Linear House / Green Dot Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> This totally transformed, two-storey, brick and stucco home in East York, is first distinguished from …

Weekend Project: How to Make a Concrete + Walnut Nightstand

Two visually striking materials - molded concrete and live-edge walnut - get combined to make this industrial/modern/awesome-looking nightstand …

Crafting

A Breeze Blows Light Right Through These Windows

Inside buildings, you usually can’t feel or hear the wind. Its only presence lives in the leaves of the trees that you may or may not see out the window. Shade–a new installation by Simon Heijdens at London’s Now Gallery–features 1,500 square feet of windows made from responsive glass (the same …

Design

10 Free Fonts for Making Your Own Graphic Wall Art

(Image credit: See-Saw)<p>Nothing fills a home with personality quite like artwork, and who knows your personality better than you? Making your own …

Wall Art

Modern Boutique Hotel in a 19th-Century Foundry - Dwell

Prince Edward County in Ontario, Canada, has become a popular weekend destination for epicureans and wine connoisseurs. And while travelers have a bounty of farmstands, vineyards, and restaurants to visit, modern accommodations weren’t in the mix. Enter the Drake Devonshire, a new 13-room hotel …

Devon

14 Things You Need To Know Before Driving California's Big Sur

The rugged stretch of California coastline between San Simeon and Carmel has always done its best to ward off interlopers. Even the otherwise-ambitious Spaniards gave it a miss at first. Centuries later, there was still no road through the land that explorers referred to as "<i>el país grande del …

Where to stay in Big Sur on a budget

Sure, it costs nothing except the gas to drive stunning Highway 1 between San Simeon and Carmel, but hold on to your wallet if you want to stay in Big Sur. Accommodations aren't plentiful — and they can be pricey. Post Ranch Inn, for instance, can set you back $800 for a double. Want to make the …

Photography Guide to Big Sur Coastal Drive, California

At the end of 2012 as I was planning my first Big Sur coastal drive along California State Route 1 I was surprised at how little information I could …

Glen Oaks, Big Sur, California

Who knew that camping could be comfortable? The people behind the Glen Oaks in Big Sur, California, naturally. An enclave of eco-friendly cabins …

California

A Modern Guide to Big Sur

Even in the rain, Big Sur is a remarkable place to explore. We holed up here recently on a particularly showery weekend, which didn’t stop us from …

SF Guide

IKEA Sit/Stand Desk Review: I Can't Believe How Much I Like This

Standing desks are not cheap. Or at least, the extremely handy motorized ones aren't. That's why everyone—including this desk-agnostic …

How to Create Pixel Art Icons in Adobe Illustrator

What You'll Be CreatingIn this beginner tutorial, you'll learn techniques for creating forever scalable pixel art in Adobe Illustrator. With the use …

Graphics

Meat, fish, coffee and more: the best food subscription boxes delivered to your door

For busy foodies working a 9 to 5, finding opportunities to indulge in new dishes and tasty snacks can be hard to come by. By the time you get in from work the last thing you want to do is hunt around for a new recipe to try out - and that's assuming you even have the ingredients to make it …

Before & After: IKEA Shoe Rack Turned Slat Table

(Image credit: IKEA)<p>Janet was looking to replace her IKEA LACK coffee table with something with a little more style. She saw some potential in an …

IKEA

Palissandro / Shaun Lockyer Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Palissandro is a contemporary two-storey house in New Farm. The design creatively addresses the …

Hand Cutting Dovetails for Drawers with a Handsaw / Rockler How-to

The layout of dovetails involves cutting the tails (the pink wood on the left) and pins (the beige wood on the right), both cut to match the other.<p>I …

Woodworking

Top 10 long-distance hiking trails in the US

Hiking has gone Hollywood with the film adaptation of Cheryl Strayed’s bestselling backpacking memoir Wild – and the Pacific Crest Trail is its real star. If the film inspires you, here are 10 trails that explore the stunning US wilderness<p>• More on US national parks in California | Washington | …

Hiking