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A Little Life: why everyone should read this modern-day classic

It may be dark and traumatic, but Hanya Yanagihara’s second novel offers a refreshingly modern take on friendship in the age of anxiety<p>It’s early in the morning when my brother rings me, exhausted and strung out. He didn’t get much sleep the night before; he was up reading Hanya Yanagihara’s A …

Books

6 Books That Should Be on Every Entrepreneur's Reading List

Every book, try to get one takeaway.<p><i>What books should entrepreneurs read? originally appeared on Quora--the knowledge-sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by James Altucher, entrepreneur, angel investor, and best-selling author, on Quora:</b><p>I'm …

Books

Pacific ocean cool: when American Arts and Crafts met Japanese modernism

The photographer Yasuhiro Ishimoto’s images of the pioneering architecture of Greene and Greene have a minimal aesthetic that still looks contemporary<p>A few months before his death in 2012, photographer Yasuhiro Ishimoto requested that his 1974 series on architects Greene and Greene be exhibited in …

Architecture

Apartment in Minami-Azabu / HMAA

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The site, an elongated square to the east and west, the frontage 7m, depth 20m, is located in the middle …

Architecture

The only guacamole recipe you'll ever need

It's not a party without the guacamole, right? It seems everything from chips to chicken is improved with a little guac (or a lot). And though a store-bought version will work in a pinch, it's so easy to make a batch from scratch. All you'll need are some ripe avocados, onions, chiles, cilantro, …

Here Are the Best Books of 2016 So Far

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Culinary Creative Packs Lunches with Multiple Dishes into a Tiny Bento Box

Meet your new lunchtime inspiration: Japanese Instagrammer Yukiyo prepares and digitally shares daily bento boxes that are jam-packed with colorful creativity. Though always squeezed into one small container, every meal includes a flavorful and aesthetically pleasing array of at least six different …

Food & Dining

Okinawa House by John Pawson

Okinawa House is a minimalist residence located in Okinawa, Japan, designed by Taishi Kanemura of John Pawson. UK-born John Pawson spent a few years …

Architect Fernando Caruncho’s Secret Parks and Gardens

Articles about 7 striking courtyards we love on Dwell.com - Dwell

They’re hot! They’re mini! They’re full of coal! These seven portable barbecues will help you get the summer started.<p>Somewhere between the fanciful beasts of Where the Wild Things Are and the hand-drawn charm of Marimekko, the characters in the...<p>Las Vegas designer Logan Hendrickson makes …

San Francisco

15 Unexpected Cities You Need To See (& Can Afford!)

There's far more to experience in Europe than its most popular (and most Instagrammed) cities. For every Paris or London, there is a yet undiscovered …

Eiffel Tower

Artist Removes Smartphones from Photos to Reveal our Obsession with Technology

The question of whether we are too obsessed with our technology is a topic that everyone seems to have an opinion on. Photographer Eric Pickersgill chimes in on the debate with <i>Removed</i>, a collection of photographs depicting how bizarre life would look if one simply removed all electronic devices …

Articles about historic london building gets modern update dramatic staircase on Dwell.com - Dwell

And it has a legendary jazz club, too.<p>Chinese firm ARCHSTUDIO transforms a Qing Dynasty-era structure into a tea house that blends new and old.<p>The ground floor and basement of a historic structure become a warm, inviting modern restaurant after a major renovation.<p>If you can't get enough of historic …

Architecture

2013 Year in Review: Destination Design

From warm, tropical locations to the city that never sleeps, we virtually took you on vacation all over the world to some of the best designed …

Articles about country bunker on Dwell.com - Dwell

BUNKER – is a theme bar from Slovenia, set into the post-apocalyptic future, where not much has left of the world as we know it....<p>Lakes of ink have been spilled over a peculiarly American wanderlust, whether it’s our ancestors’ push westward or our current...<p>Eric and Melinda purchased a 10-acre …

Napa Valley

Articles about blogger focus design destinations on Dwell.com - Dwell

Today’s global design scene is more expansive and easier to access than ever, thanks to all things Internet—websites, webshops,...<p>Make way, Arne and Eero. Forward-looking furniture company Muuto turns the spotlight on 21st-century Scandinavian design.<p>Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron talks us …

São Paulo

What Makes Kauai Magical

I had a humble childhood in a small Northern California gold rush town where not much went on. Though we at times went on short family road trips, some are surprised to hear (given that I now work in travel) that I didn't grow up traveling very much, if at all.<p>The one exception to this tendency to …

Swimming Pools

Articles about high design vacation home perfectly captures its peaceful setting on Dwell.com - Dwell

A seemingly street-shy house near Vancouver opens to reveal an expansive interior.<p>By pooling their resources and giving their architect complete creative control, two busy Mexico City–based brothers built a...<p>A skyward addition to an antebellum Charleston warehouse rises in an architecturally …

Home Tours

The 10 Best Airbnb Pools From Around The World

We don't know about you, but we <i>love</i> pools. Especially pools that we could theoretically swim in one day. And what better place to search pool porn than on Airbnb?<p>So, to further fuel our addiction, we trolled the rental site to find the best pools from around the world. From an infinity pool in …

New South Wales

8 Spa-Like Bathrooms Designed to Instantly Soothe

Let these airy oases across the globe spur some ideas for creating your own refuge.

Articles about raw materials connect chicago renovation its industrial past on Dwell.com - Dwell

Careful craftsmanship, spiral stairs, and an airy catwalk help define this Second City architect's home.<p>From neon resin to found twigs, Benwu Studio's playful designs stand out.<p>A brick and fuchsia tunnel creates a time warp in this semi-detached Victorian in a Melbourne suburb.<p>A massive exhibition …

Architecture

Articles about modern home designed live music beverly hills on Dwell.com - Dwell

An old barn in a Beverly Hills canyon inspires a new, clean-lined guesthouse and concert venue.<p>Last night the Red Bull Music Academy opened the doors of their new home in New York to a diverse crowd ranging from skateboard...<p>Offering lofty canyon views and poolside living, the Phineas Residence …

Beverly Hills

As search for escapees widens, police say prison worker plotted hit job with them

The search for two escaped killers expanded from the area around their upstate New York prison Wednesday, and investigators confirmed that a woman charged with helping the pair break out had plotted with them to murder her husband.<p>Twelve days after Richard Matt, 48, and David Sweat, 35, fled the …

A Harvard professor reveals a strategy that can help you stop worrying

We all deal with this when life gets challenging.<p>There is a way to overcome worry that doesn't involve alcohol or a straitjacket.<p>The answer is thousands of years old — but now science is validating those ancient ideas. You've probably even heard of it: Mindfulness.<p>Yeah, it's all the rage now. But …

Mindfulness

The 10 best ever podcasts

Ten years since Apple launched a version of iTunes with a new format called podcasting, Pete Naughton selects 10 of the best<p>In June 2005, Apple launched a version of its iTunes software with a new feature which Steve Jobs confidently termed “the next generation of radio”. The technology in question …

Books

A VC’s Formula For Picking Winners Like Birchbox, Warby Parker, And Other Brands You Love

With Forerunner Ventures, her all-women VC firm, Kirsten Green has helped build stellar consumer brands in a digital world.<p>Five years ago, Kirsten Green had a feeling that change was afoot in the world of digital commerce. At the time, the Internet was rapidly transforming shopping: Amazon and eBay …

Warby Parker

61 Easy Pasta Recipes for Weeknight Dinners

Lose the jarred sauce—we're confident you won't need it with these easy pastas in your weeknight dinner arsenal.<p>When it comes to quick and easy weeknight pasta, you can lose those jars. And boxes. And packets of powder (ew). There’s no need for the pre-made stuff, because you can pack serious …

Cooking