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Electrostatic Loudspeakers: High End HiFi You Can Build Yourself

If you have an interest in audio there are plenty of opportunities for home construction of hi-fi equipment. You can make yourself an amplifier which …

How a Chicago Suburbanite Transformed their Backyard with Water

Some people are just avid gardeners and have a green thumb. And then there are those who love water in the landscape and wear a blue thumb! Such is …

The Surprisingly Elegant Mid Century Lodge

Have a Look At This Dazzling House…<p>The mid century style marks a time of progress and extraordinary designs that lead to contemporary homes after …

Amazing

Dreamy rooftop garden covers breezy modern house in Vietnam

It’s like a private park<p>Never ones to shy away from throwing in all the plants, Vietnamese architecture firm Vo Trong Nghia takes the roof terrace to the next level in this new home in Nha Trang, Vietnam. The firm, working in collaboration with architect Masaaki Iwamoto, made the most of local …

Architecture: The chapel-shaped modern home

Berlin architecture professionals, <i>Mohring Architects</i>, are all about cutting-edge design that merges the traditional with the unconventional.<p>Today we …

Architecture

16 Breakfast Treats To Make For Dad On Father's Day

Dads rule.<p><i>For more Father's Day recipes, head over to Food52.</i>

A rustic and modern bathroom

Magda of Euro Style Interior Design based in Chicago sent along some photos of a bathroom design she recently completed and it is stunning! Such …

Interior Design

DIY Floors that Look Like a Million Bucks

Flooring is one of the things that has the biggest impact on the look of a room — but beautiful floors can also be really expensive. But the good …

The 51 Best Fantasy Series Ever Written

Whether you're a Swords and Sorcery type of fantasy reader, a fan of battles and betrayal, or you just want a few more goddamn elves in your life, there's something for you here. These are the truly great fantasy series written in the last 50 years.

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42 Recipes That Are a Zillion Times Better Because of Fish Sauce

Cooking

Merguez: the North African sausage that’ll knock your socks off – Yotam Ottolenghi recipes

Once you’ve tried these spicy bangers, there’ll be no turning back<p>Merguez are long, thin and taste distinctly of North Africa, thanks to the harissa, paprika and other spices with which they’re made. The meat in these wonderful sausages is always either beef or lamb (or a mixture of the two), never …

Vintage Windows Transformed Into a Gorgeous Greenhouse

Who knew yard sale finds could lead to such an unbelievable transformation?<p>When Barb Rosen, the blogger behind Our Fairfield Home & Garden that we came across on Hometalk, spotted a stack of antique windows at a yard sale going for $5 a piece, she snatched them up. While she didn't immediately have …

Vintage

17 Foods That Should Absolutely Be Taco'ed

Cooking

Recipe: Skillet Chipotle Chilaquiles with Eggs

Skillet Chipotle Chilaquiles with Eggs<p>Serves 4<p>1 tablespoon vegetable oil or olive oil <br>1 minced chipotle plus 1 tablespoon sauce from a can of …

Recipes

Crisp Pickled Green Beans Recipe

Recipe by: Jani Whitsett<p>"This recipe is from my Grandmother's cookbook she made to pass to all her grandchildren. They come out very, very crisp with …

18 Noodle Soup Recipes to Make You Temporarily Forget About Ramen

Ramen, the Japanese noodle soup that has swept the nation, isn’t going away any time soon. And we don’t want it to! But there are some seriously tasty noodle soups out there that aren’t getting their fair share of the spotlight. Let’s remedy that. From China to Thailand to Vietnam, here are the …

Healthy Living

The 100 best novels written in English: the full list

After two years of careful consideration, Robert McCrum has reached a verdict on his selection of the 100 greatest novels written in English. Take a look at his list<p>Robert McCrum reflects on his choices One in five doesn’t represent over 300 years of women in literature: a response What is missing: …

32 French Desserts That Will Make You Want To Pack Everything And Move To Paris

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What to Know About Adding a Deck

<i>By Mitchell Parker, Houzz Editorial Staff</i><p>Good weather should be enjoyed to its fullest extent. To do that you have to actually go outside. But if your home lacks an enticing outdoor living space, there's little incentive to venture out.<p>Outdoor living is seeing a bit of an explosion lately: Adding a …

Iron-Skillet Peach Crisp

The best way to transport this peach crisp is right in the pan, snug in a box.<p>Ingredients<p>Topping<p>1 cup all-purpose flour<p>⅔ cup (packed) light brown sugar<p>½ teaspoon kosher salt<p>½ cup (1 stick) chilled unsalted butter, cut into pieces<p>Assembly<p>1½ cups pecans<p>2 tablespoons unsalted butter, room …

Baking

The Workout to Add Inches to Your Chest

<b></b>The Workout to Add Inches to Your ChestHere’s the truth: your chest workout isn’t hard enough. If you want serious muscle growth in your upper body, …

Exercise

Say No to Mush: Common Dried Bean Mistakes to Avoid

Dried beans are more cost-effective and tastier than the canned variety—here's how to cook 'em right.<p>Canned beans are cheap and easy. But you know what's even cheaper and just as easy? Dried beans. Sure, most varieties require a little planning (you've got to soak those suckers before cooking), but …

Cooking

How to Make Lemon Curd

<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: Kelsey Tenney</i> <i>of Appeasing a Food Geek lets us in on how to feel British, one spoonful of lemon curd at a time.</i><p>Before I had ever tasted lemon …

Baking

Anyone Can Grow Herbs With This Super-Helpful Chart

This will be the year you finally get it right.<p>If you've longed to top homemade pizza with fresh basil, or snip chives over your morning omelet on a whim, battling with a black thumb can be discouraging. But the best way to grow herbs isn't a mystery — it's a science, and you can totally improve on …

How to supercharge the way you learn

What is the easiest way to learn? David Robson meets a group of scientists and memory champions competing to find techniques that make facts stick... fast.<p>Face to face with the world’s leading memory experts, my mind is beginning to feel very humble. Ben Whately, for instance, tells me about the …

Language Learning

New York Times Takes Its '36 Hours' Destination Series to the Travel Channel

The New York Times Travel section is taking its print and video “36 Hours” series to TV on the Travel Channel.<p>The series revolves around things to do …

Vietnamese prawn and herb summer rolls recipe

An easy-to-follow method for healthy and refreshing summer rolls, filled with crunchy lettuce, prawns and beansprouts<p>Banh trang, sheets of rice wafers, always look so spectacular that you would think that they are difficult to work with. Nothing is further from the truth. They only need moistening …