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22 Dreamy Art Installations You Want To Live In

These interactive art installations bring a little glimpse of the surreal to real life.

Long exposure photography tutorial

Long exposure photography tutorial - short video showing different situations and how to use long exposures for different and stunning effects.

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Diana Mini & Flash White

The <b>Diana Mini</b> is a refreshing twist on the cult classic camera from the ’60s. Beneath its clean design, it hides many features. This camera shoots in two formats—square or half-frame—using 35mm film. A single roll of 36 shots can yield 72 shots in half-frame format. This beauty produces <b>lo-fi,</b> …

Almost Instant Chai

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: Megan Scott of The Joy Kitchen shares the key to a perfect cup of chai.</i><p>We probably have coffee shops to thank for the widespread consumption of …

Honey Pumpkin Biscuits

<i>Beth Kirby of Local Milk carries her Southern heritage -- and the ingredients, dishes, and recipes that come with it -- with her wherever she goes. Every other Monday, that place is here.</i><p><i>Today: If you're going to stray from a traditional buttermilk biscuit, this is the way to do it.</i><p>I’m a buttermilk …

Grilled Brussels Sprouts with Chanterelles

8 Servings<p>Letting the mushrooms cook undisturbed is the best way to get a good sear. Resist the urge to stir until they’re browned.<p>November 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>1½ pounds brussels sprouts, trimmed, halved<p>2 tablespoons olive oil<p>Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper<p>4 ounces thick-cut bacon, …

Recipes

Sweet Potato and Pear Soup Recipe by Robin Runner on Honest Cooking

<b>This soup is the perfect, delicate celebration of the changing seasons for the first week of fall.</b><br>By Robin Runner<p>Sweet Potato and Pear Soup<p>Print<p>Prep …

Boozy Guinness Ice Cream Floats | Williams-Sonoma Taste

Who says ice cream floats are only for kids? A scoop of coffee ice cream and a drizzle of chocolate turn rich, dark Irish stout beer into a celebratory dessert drink for adults.<p><b>Boozy Guinness Ice Cream Floats</b><p>1 pint (16 fl. oz./500 ml) coffee ice cream<p>4 Tbs. (2 fl. oz./60 ml) chocolate syrup<p>2 cans …

Ice Cream

Sweet Potato Tahini Crostini Recipe

sweet potato tahini crostini<p>Serves: serves 3-4 as an appetizer<p>Ingredients<p>for the sweet potato-tahini spread:<p>½ cup cooked & mashed sweet potato<br>• 2-3 …

Apple Galettes with Salted Caramel | Williams-Sonoma Taste

Here, a generous measure of salt heightens the seductive buttery flavor of the caramel that tops these rustic tartlets. The result is a deep caramel essence that pairs perfectly with the lemony apples and flaky crust.<p><b>Apple Galettes with Salted Caramel</b><p>For the pie dough:<p>2 cups (10 oz./315 g.) …

At the Market: 5 Unexpected Asparagus Dishes

With spring comes new beginnings and fresh crops, and every year I jump at the chance to celebrate the season’s new happy ingredients that hit the …

Grilling: Planked Figs with Pancetta and Goat Cheese

I like planking best for small bites and appetizers, not because the process necessarily works better for one-bite treats but because the plank is an instantly cool serving tray (assuming you don't scorch it to death) that adds the aura of outdoor grilling. This is what made these stuffed Peppadews …

Show Hometown Pride with DIY State-Shaped Memo Boards

Is anyone else feeling guilty about your hoarding-like tendencies with all the talk of spring cleaning that is in the air? Us too. We decided to create memo boards to get some of that clutter up off our workspaces. But not just any memo board – we wanted to create something more personal, something …

Crafting

DIY: How to Make a Wallet Out of an Old Cowboy Boot!

14 Comments<p>We are thrilled today to share with you another lovely tutorial from the talented Alicia Jepsen of Jepsen LeatherGoods LLC. Last month she …

The 11 Hardest Desserts To Make, Ranked

Most of us don't care what it takes to make desserts, we just want them. But aside from chocolate chip cookies and brownies, a lot of those desserts we shove into our mouths without a second thought took <i>a lot of work</i> to make. (And that is a serious understatement.) Many of our favorite desserts …

Cute Skulls and Cute Cavies: SciShow Talk Show #17

Are Meat Flowers Better Than Regular Flowers?

<b>Yep.</b><p>The photographer is Karsten Wegener and these three images are not the only amazing things on his website, so go look at it.

Calling All Portrait Photographers: New Guide on Growing Your Business

We just released our 32nd free guide on one of the meatiest topics yet – portrait photography. In fact, the portrait photographers we interviewed for …

PhotoNOLA: Clay Lipsky: In Dark Light

<i>Today I am sharing more work seen at PhotoNOLA….</i><p>Clay Lipsky’s project, <i>In Dark Light</i>, is intriguing on a number of levels. First, the work was …

The Joys of Instant Photography

A few months ago, I was in Los Angeles and grabbed coffee with my friend Eric Steelberg. Eric’s a talented cinematographer and mentioned a piece of …

Closet Case: 8 Steps to Perfect Organization

Lisa Adams of L.A. Closet Design breaks down the how-to.<p>Our search for well-formed closet inspiration began where much of our time is currently spent, ogling Instagram. There, we came upon Lisa Adams's chic compilation of images of well-controlled chaos under the name of her company L.A. Closet …

Real Estate

Where to Glamp Like a Champ

Tent Time<p>What to do if you love the great outdoors but want to rough it without, well, really roughing it? You glamp!<p>08.21.13 6:04 PM ET<p>Courtesy …

5 International Brews To Enjoy Now — No Passport Required

Photo: Courtesy of Louis Glunz Beer, Inc.<p>We have nothing against a domestic brew, but if you've been drinking your lion's share of beer this summer, …

The 10 Best Shopping Sites, According to You!

And for our next trick… Hold up, this one’s all about <i>your</i> tricks! In no particular order, here are the 10 best shopping sites according to you. You guys definitely hit on a few of our favorite go-tos, but also opened us up to a few sites we’d never even heard of. If your favorite didn’t make this …

Clothing

Introducing the Zipper Statement Necklace

It’s no secret that we’re mad about zippers here at Brit HQ. We’ve added them to jeans, turned them into bracelets, and a whole bunch of other accessories. Well, we’re at it on the zipper front and this time it’s all about making a statement. A statement necklace, that is ;)<p><b>Materials:</b> – gold chain …

Sewing