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Modern Luxury Farmhouse with Emphasis on Entertaining: House in Blair Atholl

<b>House in Blair Atholl</b> by <b>Nico van der Meulen Architects</b> is a luxury farmhouse located between Pretoria and Johannesburg, South Africa, in a secluded …

Luxury Lifestyle

8 Swanky Airbnb Penthouses You Can Rent for the Night in New York City

Heading to the Big Apple for New York Design Week? Or perhaps you’re planning a summer visit to check out Broadway, the High Line and the Met. It may …

New York City

Tattoorary Delft Blue + Floral Temporary Tattoos

I’ve found that tattoos are one of the more divisive <i>personal</i> design elements I’ve come across. I personally love them (a good chunk of our team has …

Arts and Crafts movement

Articles about 5 larger life prefabs on Dwell.com - Dwell

When researching the benefits of building with a prefab concrete system, one of the outstanding elements that comes up...<p>Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron talks us through Dwell's December/January 2016 issue.<p>Despite its compact urban setting, prefab homes are becoming increasingly favored in …

Prefab Homes

Delightful Vertical Gardens Enhancing “Apartment T” in Milan, Italy

<b>Apartment T</b> by <b>AE5 partners</b> stands out due to a sleek contemporary look and a generously-sized terrace, which can be used as extra living space. …

Living Rooms

FKA Twigs Has the Ultimate Non-Traditional Engagement Ring

There were a handful of ladies whose Met Gala ensembles made waves earlier this week. Of course Rihanna’s dress and Beyoncé’s see-through number were two instant hits, but FKA Twig’s Christopher Kane dress was also a definite conversation piece. The multi-colored getup with arms, legs and maybe …

Engagement Rings

Comfortable High-Heeled Sandals for Summer

Say goodbye to skinny stilettos (and their lowly bedfellows: painful blisters). This season is all about the chunky-heeled sandal, a.k.a. the city sandal.<p>Designed for walking, the city sandal is ideal for work and weekends in spring and summer. The style gives you some height and also a …

Frida Kahlo: long may her fashion influence reign

More than 60 years after her death, a new exhibition shows why Frida Kahlo’s distinctive look and exuberant choice of clothes are still so powerful<p>Anyone familiar with Frida Kahlo’s paintings knows she puts herself front row centre. Self-portraits have a dreamlike quality, a Technicolor palette and …

Mexico City

Sadie Stein's Wine Cake Recipe

By Sadie Stein May 8, 2015<p>Our Daily Correspondent<p>The beloved family wine cake<p>Back in 2011, I wrote a paean to my family’s one and only signature recipe: the wine cake. I hadn’t read it since it went up, and recently ran across the post while searching for a recipe for the cake; I was craving one …

Dessert

How to Make Chipotle's Guacamole Recipe

To pay, or not to pay (extra for guacamole) -- that is the question that everyone who has ever been to Chipotle has asked while <b>waiting in line</b>. Getting guacamole definitely upgrades your ~*Chipotle experience*~, but is it worth the $1.80?<p>On Sunday morning, Chipotle released their top secret …

Recipes

The Oreo Upside-Down Cake That's Making Us Reconsider Everything In Our Lives

Sometimes we come across a recipe so simple and brilliant that it makes us ask ourselves what we've been doing our whole lives. Oreo upside-down cake is one of those recipes.<p>Food blog Sally's Baking Addiction shared a recipe last spring for an Oreo Cake in which the cookies are set in the bottom of …

The Artist Who Ditched Tom Cruise For Honey-Covered Nudes

Blake Little’s photographs of nude dancers, octogenarians, toddlers, and gay ‘bears’ in honey have a haunting, statuesque beauty—but how do they get …

Grilled Steak Salad with Beets and Scallions

4 Servings<p>If you don’t feel like making aioli, use prepared mayonnaise and season it with mustard and garlic.<p>May 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>Aioli<p>½ cup beef or chicken stock or low-sodium chicken broth<p>1 large egg yolk*<p>1 teaspoon Dijon mustard<p>½ cup vegetable oil<p>2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice<p>1 small garlic …

Grilling

11 Tips You Need To Know Before Building A Shipping Container Home

One of the more niche trends in sustainable design of the past few years has been the re-use of shipping containers in order to create the structure …

Recipe: Ultra-Chewy Lemon Coconut Cookies

Ultra-Chewy Lemon Coconut Cookies<p>Makes about 4 dozen cookies<p><i>For the cookie dough:</i> <br>3 cups all-purpose flour <br>1 teaspoon baking soda <br>1 teaspoon salt <br>16 …

Dessert

Chocolate cupcakes with dark chocolate ganache

Method<p>Preheat the oven to 180°C.<p>Whisk the egg yolks with the sugar, oil and water until light and fluffy. Sift the dry ingredients into the egg …

Dessert

5 Ways Technology Is Changing The World Of Home Design

These are the cutting-edge materials, treatments, and technologies top architects are excited about.<p>Michael Lassell asked five forward-thinking architects to share which cutting-edge materials, treatments, and technologies they're most excited about today.

The Very Powerful Vegetable Soups for Weight Loss You Should Try Right Now

Nutrient-rich vegetable soups are the very popular dietary trend, especially in summer.<p>The extraordinary benefits of vegetable diets stem from many …

Weight Loss

A New Great Way to Cook a Whole Chicken

<i>By guest blogger Paul Kita, food & nutrition editor at</i> Men's Health<p>You'll need a skillet, some mayonnaise, and a brick...<p>Fast food tries to fool us about chicken. Ask a poultry farmer to point out the nugget on a Cornish Cross and watch what happens. Request that a butcher pack you up a bag of …

Cooking

5 Tricks For Super-Cheap Flights To Thailand

It's a long haul from the United States, but you'll find the journey is worth it the minute you land. The exhilarating sights and sounds of Bangkok, the perfectly turquoise Andaman Sea, the romantic resorts of Koh Samui, the unique cuisine of Chiang Mai ... we could go on forever.<p>Want to plan the …

Thailand

21 Ooey Gooey Ways to Devour Chocolate

The only thing better than dessert is chocolate dessert. Here are our all time favorite chocolate recipes to satisfy your sweet tooth.<p><b>Chocolate Dump Cake</b><p>This simple confection doesn't require frosting, but a drizzle of chocolate sauce is highly encouraged. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Cheesecake Bars with Melted</b> …

Dessert

Coconut-Almond French Toast Casserole

The buttery coconut-almond crust makes this French toast casserole truly special and offsets the creamy, fluffy texture of the bread. You'll want to …

5 awesome slow-cooker meatloaf recipes for all you Crock-Pot lovers!

Meatloaf is one of those dishes that does surprisingly well in a slow cooker — possibly even better than in the oven, which can quickly dry out the much-maligned dish. We found five twists on Crock-Pot meatloaf that can be prepped and ready for you when you get home.<p><b>1.</b> <b>Classic slow-cooker meatloaf:</b> …

Cooking

Popeye's Chicken Anybody Can Make at Home

Popeye's chicken you can make at home! That spicy, crunchy fried chicken is just a few minutes away. Perfect for spring picnics too!<p>Hello to all you food fanatics out there! I'm here with something a little different than my usual chocolate fanatic recipes. We are busting out of the chocolate mold …

Cooking

548 Stradbrook Condominiums / 5468796 Architecture

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> 548 Stradbrook is an eight unit infill development occupying the site of a former fraternity house in …

Outdoor Spaces

Chocolate Chip Cookie Brownies

<i>Layers of chocolate chip cookie dough, caramel candies, and gooey brownies come together in Chocolate Chip Cookie Brownies. Get ready to drool with</i> …

Pastry Power Tools

Working in professional kitchens, I got pretty used to always having certain things at my fingertips: a fully stocked pantry, the highest quality …

Cream Cheese Pound Cake Recipe

Pound cake is an amazing base for so many different desserts. This recipe is super moist and sweet enough to eat all on its own. You could easily eat …