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On the surface, cooking novices and experienced chefs don't appear to have a whole lot in common. But there is a basic set of essential cooking tools …

Like Water for Maple

Listen up, coconut water aficionados: It's time to make room in your fridge for maple water.<p>And lest you think this stuff will taste like watery Aunt …

Santa Monica

Heavy Metal

Ever pass up a cast-iron find at a flea market because you thought it'd be too hard to keep clean? Big mistake—at least according to John Folse, the …

In Praise of Pork Shoulder

There is no more lavishly giving and adaptable cut of meat in the pantheon of pig parts than the do-everything, go-everywhere, always-make-you-happy …

Cuts Like a Knife

The DePaul area of Lincoln Park is better known for its college student-friendly fast-casual joints than fine dining, but Knife & Tine, a quaint New …

Milk-Braised Pork with Fried-Herb Salsa

In December of 2008, I watched a seasoned cook at Chez Panisse make this dish, known in Italian circles as <i>maiale al latte</i>, and it blew me away.<p>At …

Back in Black

Philip Krajeck is the four-time James Beard-nominated chef of Rolf & Daughters in Nashville and the reason I dream about pasta at night. So when the …

Ford Fry's Secret Weapon

Chef and restaurateur Ford Fry of The Optimist and King + Duke in Atlanta appreciates a good contrast between heat and sweetness in his food. So when …

Portion Control

I hear it time and time again: Planning portions for a dinner party is one of the most stressful things for at-home entertainers. Take a deep …

New Age Bolognese

In Bologna, locals are fanatical about their namesake dish, that very famous slow-cooked meat sauce called Bolognese. It must always dress …

Basket Case

Sometime between opening the menu and patiently waiting for the appetizer, a basket may arrive at your dinner table. It might be filled with …

The Design Milk App is Here!

I know you’re stoked. I’m stoked.<p>Thanks to BuildFire, Design Milk now has its very own standalone iPhone app! And it’s free! Woohoo!

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A stunning, custom set of doors produced by Raydoor in collaboration with acclaimed street artist, George "SEN-One" Morillo, are...<p>I'm sucker for a good sign.<p>Want to know the best color to paint your front...<p>We joined forces with The Sliding Door Company and asked all you savvy design enthusiasts …

Architecture

American Born Moonshine

There's something rugged and pioneering about the history of moonshine. Whether it's Appalachian myths and the human spirit, the Whiskey Rebellion post-War of Independence, or a prominent surge during American Prohibition when it took on greater meaning, there's a story in every sip. Many families …

Alcohol

Black is the New Black

We’re still in the process of working on our backyard, but since it’s such a big budget project, we’ve kind of put decorating or any other house …

Secrets for Drawing the Human Body: Get the Free Guide from Craftsy (Sponsored) - The Fox Is Black

Learn how to draw the human body with lifelike realism. Improve your drawing skills and create incredible works of art when you unlock the secrets to …

A Natural Hangover Remedy from Province Apothecary

Aromatherapist and holistic health practitioner Julie Clark of Toronto-based Province Apothecary has a knack for experimenting with different natural ingredients (many of which are organic or picked in the wild from Canadian provinces) to create effective products beyond just face cream. As fans of …

Alternative Medicine

In Praise Of Architectural Extravagance

Rotterdam-based MVRDV create the rare work of audacious architecture that doesn’t cater to obscene wealth.<p>Every now and then, a work of architecture comes along that makes jaws drop. Frank Gehry’s Guggenheim Bilbao was one. OMA’s CCTV Headquarters in Beijing was another. Almost always, these …

High-Tech Insulin Delivery System with Bio Sensor to Monitor Patient’s Body

The design integrates insulin delivery with patient’s lifestyle by amalgamating the existing technology advancement with fashion. This <b>Insulin</b> …

How Parks Gentrify Neighborhoods, And How To Stop It

A new approach–“just green enough”–tries to balance sustainability and equity.<p>On the three Es of sustainability–ecology, economy, and equity–the High Line in New York passes the first two with flying colors. The elevated-railroad-turned-park has brought a fresh mix of plants, flowers, birds, and …

Sleek Redesign of London's Tube Will Feature Driverless Trains

There are changes coming to the London Underground over the next 10 years or so – it's getting a massive upgrade. The government intends to put $25 billion into its infrastructure, and the entire subway will get a face-lift. British studio PriestmanGoode is set to design the city's “New Tube Train …

Trains

Coca-Cola Launches New Program To Recruit Startup Founders

Coca-Cola Founders is a new way to create startups, the company’s vice president of innovation and entrepreneurship declared.<p>Coca-Cola announced the launch of a new entrepreneurship program at <i>Fast Company’s</i> Innovation By Design conference today, in conversation with <i>Fast Company</i> senior writer Linda …

A Shoreditch Warehouse is Renovated into Vibrant Spaces

Located on Calvin Street in Shoreditch, London, a rundown Victorian warehouse was recently converted into three loft apartments by Chris Dyson …

What Bruce Lee Can Teach You About Design

Former Nike designer D’Wayne Edwards says Bruce Lee has impacted his career and design.<p>“What people don’t know about Bruce Lee is that he was an amazing philosopher,” D’Wayne Edwards, the founder of footwear design school Pensole, explained on stage at Fast Company’s Innovation By Design conference …

Ex-RISD President John Maeda: “Money Is Quite Useful, Actually”

“You have to think about large, messy systems,” the design guru says. It wouldn’t hurt to make some money, either.<p>Former Rhode Island School of Design president and current Silicon Valley venture capital design guru John Maeda shared a tidbit of wisdom he gathered from legendary designer Paul Rand …

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Home Tours

Why This Company Is Giving Its Employees $1,500 Each To Go On Far-Flung Vacations

Inspiration and creativity don’t come easy as an office drone.<p>Sitting in an office all day every day isn’t a great way to yield inspiration. As any creative person will tell you, inspiration is found out in the world. It comes from new experiences, not staid routines. What’s a creative agency to do?<p>…

Employment

Lush Interiors for London's Elite New Design Club

London's traditional private club model gets a revamp thanks to a new concept by 19 Greek Street.<p>Ronald Ndoro, business development manager for Apt58, an English club and "creative hub" that opened in 2012, is no stranger to luxury. With the opening of Library on St Martin’s Lane in London, he’s …

Private Club

New Wool Felt and Cork Wall Coverings from Submaterial

Modern wall decor brand brand Submaterial has recently re-imagined their most popular wall hanging patterns into wool felt and cork wall …

Dilapidated Concrete Shack Transformed Into A Beautiful Preschool Building

It’s usually much easier to knock down an abandoned building and construct something entirely new. What’s rarer–but more environmentally friendly–is to rehab that decaying architecture into something that’s useable again. The annex for the joint head start/preschool programs of Guarderia Ecologica …