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Articles about pursuing perfection on Dwell.com - Dwell

Resuscitating a classic can be time-consuming and pricey, but when it comes to the rehabilitation of neglected masterpieces, one...<p>A family enlists Brooklyn design-build firm MADE to renovate a brownstone using surplus and salvaged materials for a...<p>Every week, we highlight one amazing Dwell home …

Puerto Rico

Mesmerizing Translucent Waves from 19th Century Paintings

The late 19th century Armenian-Russian painter Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky created some truly spectacular paintings of seascapes that capture the beautiful, shimmering essence of the tumultuous waters. The marine artist gained recognition for his impeccable ability to recreate the expressive …

Art

The most beautiful places on Earth – in pictures

As Lonely Planet turns 40 this year, the publisher has picked the most magnificent sights across the globe to be included in a new book entitled Beautiful World, which contains more than 200 images and aims to inspire readers to see the world as they have never seen it before

Powerful Present-Day Photographs Of World War 2 Veterans

With daily life evolving at breakneck speed, it's very easy to overlook and simply forget our past.<p>The focus is on the present and now more than …

Where The Walls Still Talk

Tales from the legendary hotel-slash-commune that housed Jackson Pollock, Dylan Thomas, Arthur Miller, Bob Dylan, Robert Mapplethorpe, Patti Smith, and Sid Vicious—told by residents like Rufus Wainwright, Betsey Johnson, R. Crumb, and Andy Warhol.<p>Anita! Soon this Chelsea Hotel<br>Will vanish before the …

Debt ceiling crisis has other nations angry and scared

<b>At the start of the current US budget standoff, other countries viewed the situation with a mix of sympathy, concern and bemusement. With the 17 October deadline for raising the debt ceiling approaching, however, the international view has changed to fear and anger.</b><p>While many abroad have considered …

Economy

Fracking hurts US climate change credibility, say scientists

Huge growth in fracking for shale gas is undermining America’s credibility at international climate change talks, say climate scientists. By Climate Central<p>As fracking catapults the United States to the top of the list of the world’s largest crude oil and natural gas producers, climate scientists …

W.H. considers rebuilding ACA site

Administration officials are weighing whether to replace part of the website’s registration system this weekend, the Wall Street Journal reports. The requirement for users to register an account before viewing plan choices created an early bottleneck to entering the federal exchange website.<p>The …

Illnesses in salmonella outbreak rise to 317

The outbreak consists of seven different strains of salmonella Heidelberg, several of them resistant to multiple antibiotics.<p>The number of victims in the national outbreak of salmonella linked to raw chicken rose to 317 Friday, health officials reported.<p>The illnesses have been reported in 20 states …

Corrosion may have led to North Dakota pipeline leak, regulators say

Initial investigations following a 20,600-barrel leak on a Tesoro Logistics pipeline in North Dakota point to corrosion on the 20-year-old pipeline, state regulators said Friday.<p>The 6-inch pipeline was carrying crude oil from the Bakken shale play to the Stampede rail facility outside Columbus, …