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The Best Whiskeys In The World (From Countries Not Usually Associated With Whisky)

The world of whisk(e)y is huge. It might seem like Canada, the US, Ireland, Scotland, and Japan get all the acclaim when it comes to the aged spirit. But, there are many other countries slowly making a name for themselves in the whiskey industry. And getting to try delicious offerings from all …

Whiskey

How Japanese Whisky Became the World’s Best

In the eyes of many spirits fans, Scotch is to fine whisky as Champagne is to fine wine—the indisputable best. Yet over the last few years, whisky connoisseurs have become increasingly enamored with whiskies from Japan, many of them similar to single-malt Scotches in their methods and composition, …

Whiskey

A Sustainable Home Near Sydney Boasts Chicken Coops, Vertical Gardens, and More

A new home in Australia raises the question: Is it possible to produce much of your own food and energy while living near the heart of the city?<p>"Homeowners often quit at the first sign of complexity or budget escalation when building a self-sustaining home," says Clinton Cole, principal of CplusC …

Outdoor Spaces

Brightwood Cabin

Mount Hood Village, Oregon<p>In form, this cabin is a simple bar of cedar and glass running along the length of an old logging road. Anchored into the hillside, a sweeping concrete wall serves as the main organizing spine to the home, holding back the earth. Entering the interior space of the cabin, …

Architecture

These 8 Prefabs in Seattle Make Us Want to Move to the Emerald City

There's a reason why prefabs are becoming ever so popular in the booming northwestern corner of Seattle, Washington.<p>Although Seattle has long been acclaimed for being surrounded by water, mountains, and evergreen forests, more recently, it's become a hotbed for modern design and high-quality …

Architecture

Six Cocktails from the Life Hotel's Subterranean Speakeasy, Gibson + Luce: A new addition to NYC's NoMad neighborhood offers a refreshing and unexpected menu

The last item on the bar menu at Gibson + Luce costs $150. It's not a cocktail. In fact, it's neither edible nor drinkable. It's called "Stay For The Night" and it's accommodation at the Life Hotel directly above. If you're enjoying your drinks and don't want to go home—and the hotel has a …

Woodland House / ALTUS Architecture + Design

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Sited on a wooded plateau overlooking a wetland and lake beyond, this new residence seeks to quietly …

Avonlea House / Robinson Architects

"<i>Simplicity resonates through the design in its connection to</i> environment,material <i>selection and</i> spacial <i>planning. Named after the majestic Queensland</i> …

House MV / Cristian Alvarado Espinoza

<b>A break on the hill.</b><br>The order is a second home for a family on the slopes of a hill located in the southern sector of Laguna Aculeo, Paine. The …

39 Great Whiskeys You Can Actually Find at Your Liquor Store

Here’s the truth about most “Best Whiskeys” lists you’ll find online: a slideshow of rare Pappy Van Winkles and Macallan Lalique releases aren’t …

House in Scotch Cove / FBM Architecture | Interior Design

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Designed for an active couple in their seventies that will never retire, and their extended grown-up …

The Courtyard House / Auhaus Architecture

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Located in Barwon Heads, Victoria (Australia), the Courtyard House is part of the ‘Auhaus Release’ built …

Design or Remodel Your Modern Home With the Help of Dwell Photos

Here at Dwell, we believe that “a picture is worth a thousand words,” and when it comes to designing or renovating your home, the right photos can help you find inspiration and direct you to make informed design decisions.<p>If you’re thinking of remodeling a space in your home or embarking on a …

Food & Dining

Lake Austin Residence

Austin, Texas<p>Like a butterfly specimen pinned to its mounting, this sinuous lake-front home’s light floating roofs are anchored to its site by heavy rusticated limestone masses, while its horizontal footprint is spread out and sewn through the vertical punctuation of mature sycamore, cypress and …

Transparency

10 Amazingly Beautiful Kitchens You Won't Believe Are IKEA

There's a reason IKEA cabinets are such a popular choice for new kitchens: they're incredibly affordable. The cabinets are also quite versatile, …

IKEA

Australia's Glasshouse blends minimalism with a tropical resort-like twist

Sarah Waller of Sarah Waller Architecture seized on a chance to build her dream home after a move took her from the UK to Australia. Channeling her …

A Bourbon Cocktail So Good It Ought To Be Illegal

How to make The Smash & Grab Cocktail<p>In a shaker, lightly muddle the orange, mint and simple syrup.<p>Add the bourbon and fill with ice.<p>Shake vigorously …

Trend Alert: 8 Companies Designing Modular Kitchen Components

If I had it my way, renting apartments in the States would be more like it is in Germany, where renters bring their own kitchen components from one …

Alamo

Alamo, California<p>The original den in this ranch style home was a clean open space with nice light and volume but lacked any texture or warmth. The clients wanted a comfortable media room that paid homage to the wood filled spaces common in mid-century modern homes. Vertical grain douglas fir was …

Mid-Century modern

Top 5 Homes of the Week With Pools That Make a Splash

Summer weather may feel like a distant memory, but these pools have us dreaming of our own private oasis. Take a peek at our some of our editor's favorite homes that take the plunge with pool design.<p><i>Featured homes were submitted by members of the Dwell community through our Add a Home feature. Add</i> …

Architecture

A Modernist Time Capsule by Erno Goldfinger Asks $4M

Commissioned by businessman Jack Perry in 1967, the Teesdale House is the only post-war British home by the Hungarian-born architect Erno Goldfinger still in its original condition.<p>If the name Goldfinger rings a bell, it is probably due to the fact that the temperamental "bad boy" architect, best …

Architecture

Tile Talk: 5 Most Popular Shapes and How to Use Them

We bring you the long and short (and round) of the typical shapes that tiles come in.<p>If you’ve stepped foot in a home renovation store, you’re probably familiar with the walls filled with tile samples of every size, color, and texture imaginable (and even some that you don’t think you could have …

New York City

Modern Kitchen Upgrade Ideas From a Danish Design Firm That's Challenging the Kitchen Market

Kitchen remodels can be intimidating, partly because of the myriad of choices and decisions that must be made for both aesthetic and practical reasons—not to mention possible budget restraints.<p>Enter Reform, a Copenhagen-based design firm founded in 2014 by Jeppe Christensen and Michael Andersen …

Kitchens

20 Best Modern Kitchen Counters

The kitchen is the heart of your home—so choose a counter that works for your lifestyle and gets the job done the way you want.<p>Along with the kitchen counter being the place where you prep meals, it's also usually the go-to spot where people tend to congregate. Here, we've gathered 20 of our …

Kitchens

12 Brilliant Kitchen Backsplash Ideas

A backsplash will protect your kitchen wall against food, water, and those dreaded oil splatters—and an interesting one can potentially take your kitchen from average to extraordinary.<p>A well-designed backsplash will not only make it easier to keep your kitchen clean, but it can also add color, …

Interior Design

Dwell’s Top 10 Kitchens of 2017

These designs are cooking with gas.<p>While kitchens of the past have been utilitarian spaces separated from the rest of the home, modern kitchens are hubs of activity—from cooking and entertaining to lounging and doing homework, the workspace has truly evolved into the heart of the home. The kitchens …

Architecture

A Concrete Home in Brazil Lets the Owners Practically Live in the Jungle

Near a beach, and surrounded by verdant rainforests, this concrete home in Brazil fully opens up to the elements.<p>Designed by São Paulo studio Arquitetura Gui Mattos, the orthogonal, 4,844-square-foot Itamambuca Residence sits on a concrete slab that’s raised slightly off the ground.<p>This raised …

Architecture

A Hudson Valley Home's Renovation Is Guided by its Best Midcentury Feature

High on the east bank of New York's Hudson River, a special midcentury home receives a stunning renovation inspired by the strength of its initial design.<p>Originally designed by Roberta Thrun, one of the first women to graduate with a degree in architecture from Columbia University (and also the …

Architecture

10 Best Modern Kitchens

More often than not, the kitchen is the heart of the home—and thus should be just as much livable as it is functional.<p>Below, we revisited a few of our favorite modern kitchens to inspire your renovation dreams.<p>Carpenter Crisow von Schulz's Elm Tree Enclave<p>Pared-Down, Unfussy Aesthetic<p>Dual Bursts of …

Kitchens

Articles about apple-touch-icon.png on Dwell.com - Dwell

Robotic furniture sounds less far-fetched when Yves Béhar and the MIT Media Lab are involved.<p>Nina Tolstrup, the Danish furniture and product designer, who works under the name Studiomama, has been carving herself an...<p>Streamlined and tactile, Finell’s boxes reflect the brand’s polished …

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