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Great indoors: we visit Singapore's newest flexible workspace

Jaelle Ang says the idea for The Great Room came about because between a third to half of all workers today are flexible and mobile. 'Increasingly, workers and companies are realising they need to use a wide range and typology of work spaces to accommodate this increasingly diverse workforce and …

Industrial heritage: Sadie Snelson Architects' sensitive warehouse conversion

When photographer Dean Rogers acquired a dilapidated and dark warehouse loft conversion in Clapton, London, he enlisted the help of Sadie Snelson Architects to help him revitalise the space and transform it into a fresh and light filled open plan interior that combines working and living.<p>In …

Architecture

The Science Behind This Mesmerizing Color-Changing Tea

Wooooooahhhh.<p>Brewing a cup of butterfly pea flower tea, made from a Southeast Asian flower, is like seeing a glow stick turn from a boring translucent-gray tube into a glimmering neon cylinder for the first time. Just add water and it's a deep midnight-cobalt blue. Squeeze in lemon, and it …

Restaurants

New Reasons to Drink More Tea

The latest from the 5th International Scientific Symposium on Tea and Human Health<p><i>The top researchers in the tea-health field (yes, it's a field -- a glorious one) propose tea as part of the approach to weight loss, heart health, and bone/muscle strength.</i><p>Thomas Peter/Reuters<p>"It's really important …

Benefits of Drinking Oolong Tea: How healthy is this ancient tea?

[Visit http://www.developgoodhabits.com/23aph-ss to grab your free copy of "23 Anti-Procrastination Habits" and get instant notifications when I run special deals on my Kindle books!]<p>Nothing is quite as relaxing as a warm cup of Oolong tea. Creating a oolong tea habit is something that can give a …

Map: The Countries That Drink the Most Tea

Move over, China. Turkey is the real titan of tea.<p>China is far and away the largest consumer of tea, at 1.6 billion pounds a year. But per person, as illustrated in the map above, the picture is a lot different: Turkey, Ireland, and the United Kingdom are home to the world’s biggest tea …

Teatube Test Tube Tea Infuser for tea in the lab or at home

The Teatube Test Tube Tea Infuser is a handy way to steep a cup of tea.<p>There are some pieces of equipment and gadgetry that one would only expect to see in a certain environment. Forks, knives, and spoons belong in the kitchen (or in front of the television on game day), and centrifuges and test …

Spices

23 Tea Hacks That Will Change Your Life

I drink a hot cup of black tea nearly every day at work — it's a delicious and healthy pick-me-up to get me through the hectic hours. But a nice midday boost isn't all tea is good for. In fact, there are a ton of DIY hacks that will improve your quality of life, from beauty tips to general …

New York’s Most Authentic Japanese Tea House Is Hidden in Plain Sight

In the latest episode of Shokunin, a new video series hosted by sushi chef David Bouhadana, Eater visits a secret Japanese tea house just off New York’s bustling Union Square to witness a traditional tea ceremony. Founded in 2012 by venture capitalist Stephen Globus with the goal of facilitating …

Tea

Tea and Milk serves some of the best freshly brewed bubble tea in New York City

Bubble tea originated in Taiwan, but it has since made its way around the globe. We took a trip to NYC's Tea and Milk to see why people crave this freshly brewed tea drink.<p><i>Story by Sarah Schmalbruch and editing by Ben Nigh</i><p><b>Follow INSIDER Food</b> on Facebook <b><br>Follow INSIDER</b> on YouTube

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Scott Hallsworth's tea-smoked BBQ lamb chops

SERVES<p>4<p>INGREDIENTS<p>8 plump lamb chops<br>• oil, for cooking<p><b>For the lamb</b> <b>cure</b><p>½ red onion, roughly chopped<br>• 1 small handful coriander<br>• 2 garlic cloves, roughly chopped<br>• 2cm piece fresh ginger, peeled and roughly chopped<br>• 1 long red chilli, seeds left in, roughly chopped<br>• 20g sea salt<p><b>For the smoke mix</b><p>120g fine smoking …

BBQ

Tea and symmetry: traditional Japanese architecture inspires Greek teahouse

Affluent Athenian shopping district Kolonaki may have suffered its own downturn during the Greek financial crisis, but it has begun showing signs of a defiant cultural renaissance, with a number of new cafes, boutiques and creative institutions springing up on its steep streets.<p>One prime example, …

From Pork Belly Buns to Bubble Tea, Book Captures Food of Taiwan

Cathy Erway’s new book, “The Food of Taiwan—Recipes from the Beautiful Island” (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), is a tantalizing and mouth-watering exploration of Taiwan’s cuisine and country—ranging from the excitement of night market street food to the familiarity of home-cooked comfort dishes. …

Food & Dining

Sip It Slowly, And Other Lessons From The Oldest Tea Book In The World

At least 2,500 years ago, tea, as we know it, was born.<p>Back then, it was a medicinal concoction blended with herbs, seeds and forest leaves in the mountains of southwest China. Gradually, as manners of processing and drinking tea were refined, it became imbued with artistic, religious, and cultural …

Chai

Articles about nothing uptight about these victorian renovations on Dwell.com - Dwell

We’re heading into an uncertain future, but two things are clear: Technology is getting better and the environment is getting...<p>Tragedy begets opportunity in San Francisco when a fire-scorched Victorian is rebuilt from within.<p>An architect reimagines a narrow 1901 row house in Noe Valley while …

San Francisco

Huge glass doors open Taller Estilo Arquitectura's Mexican house to a courtyard garden

A pair of giant glass doors span the rear of this house in Yucatán, Mexico, opening it to a leafy courtyard garden and shaded pool (+ …

Indian pool house by 42mm Architecture boasts a concrete frame and a transparent middle

A thick loop of concrete forms the walls, flooring and roof of this pool house, completed by Indian firm 42mm Architecture in the garden of a New …

Danish summer house by Lenschow & Pihlmann is fragmented into house-shaped blocks

Four house-shaped blocks enclose a courtyard in the centre of this hilltop holiday home on the Danish coast by Lenschow & Pihlmann (+ slideshow).<p>The …

SipaBoards unveils self-inflating electric paddleboard

Paddleboarders receive a boost on the water with this jet-propelled board that also self-inflates by Slovenian company SipaBoards (+ …

OMA creates a light-filled New York studio for artist Cai Guo-Qiang

OMA has renovated and expanded the New York studio of famed Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang, creating a subterranean library and tea room and enlarging …

Architecture-Inspired, Concrete Cufflinks

Remember those miniature concrete buildings that we showed you last year from Material Immaterial studio? Well, they’ve shrunk that idea down and …

#ChicEats: 10 Bucket List Restaurants Around the World

Our weekly column covers the chicest food and restaurants. From Stockholm to New York City, add these picks to your global itinerary.<p>Whether hyped by documentaries or highly regarded because of unmatchable views, some restaurants are worth planning an entire trip around—if you're lucky enough to …

4 Floral Trends To Keep On Your Radar This Year

Floral designers Kathleen Hyppolite and Emily Howard Kudva share bright and bold centerpieces that will upgrade your tabletop game this year.<p>When setting the table, every element counts: the textiles, the china, the flatware and, most importantly, lots and lots of beautiful flowers.<p>Brooklyn-based …

These Offices Will Blow Your Mind

These days, a simple office water cooler and coffee machine won’t cut it. Workspaces are bigger and more impressive than ever — boasting perks that …

Best Home Furnishings Posts of 2015

10. A Hanging Felt Cradle Inspired by the Womb<br>Inspired by a baby’s experience in the womb, this modern cradle is suspended and reacts gently to every …

A Black & White Apartment with Yellow Accents

Z-AXIS DESIGN, based in Taiwan, designed this modern, minimalist apartment with a focus on black and white as the base color. On top of the black and …

Furniture with Scandinavian, Mediterranean, and Japanese Influences

The Scandinavian-inspired Kaaja Collection merges Mediterranean influences with Japanese shapes to form a series of storage pieces made from wood. …

Articles about rustic shipping container home built budget on Dwell.com - Dwell

Using shipping containers to create affordable housing is an emerging trend.<p>Repurposed shipping containers have popped up all over the place in surprising ways—from homeless solutions in South Africa, to...<p>As more and more people choose alternative ways to live, homes fashioned from old shipping …

Shipping Containers

Articles about most popular homes 2015 built budget on Dwell.com - Dwell

A budget home embraces custom details fit for a family of five.<p>Overlooking views of a picturesque Austrian village, this modern home is built of wood entirely sourced from the homeowner’s...<p>A pair of designers in Oslo, armed with tricks for introducing color and daylight, remake their compact …

Palm Springs