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Porter-Braised Chicken with Root Vegetables | Williams-Sonoma Taste

Slightly bitter and with a deep coffee-like flavor, porter, a very dark ale, makes this braise rustic and hearty. Porter’s toastiness plus the sweetness of root vegetables and the spiciness of Dijon mustard creates a stew full of contrasting, but harmonious, flavors.<p><b>Porter-Braised Chicken with Root</b> …

Jackson Pollock Chocolates

Chocolate and art might be two of life's most enduring superfluous pleasures, and Mexican design group Unelefante marries the two impeccably. The Pollock Chocolates come in a set of three bars of 54% Colombian cacao, handpainted with Jackson Pollock-inspired strokes of vibrant color.

Jackson Pollock

Edible Chocolate LEGOs by Akihiro Mizuuchi | Colossal

<p>Illustrator and designer Akihiro Mizuuchi designed a modular system for creating edible chocolate LEGO bricks. Chocolate is first poured into …

Côte&Ciel's Isar Rucksack

Once thought to be suitable just for kids and hikers, the backpack is now a respectable option for travel or everyday use—that is, if you've got the right one. Go too technical and you'll end looking like an ill-equipped mountaineer; too bright and basic and you might appear to be late for class. …

Road Cycling

Sony Cyber-Shot QX Lens Cameras

Transform your smartphone into a fully-functioning camera with these Sony Cyber-Shot QX Lens Cameras ($250-$500). Each of these lenses attaches to …

Homebrew Whiskey Barrels

Give your next batch of home-brewed beer just the right amount of barrel-aged flavor with these used Homebrew Whiskey Barrels ($90). These barrels …

PicoBrew Zymatic

Yes, there is something to be said for the time-consuming, careful, meticulous process of home brewing your own all-grain beer — but for those of us …

Sansaire Sous Vide Circulator

Sous-vide cooking — a method that uses carefully-regulated water at a low temperature to cook meat and vegetables sealed in an airtight bag — is a …

NPW Pocket Microscope

Magnifying glasses are great for examining ancient texts and burning ants — but if you <i>really</i> want to see what's going on at a small scale, grab this …

A Perpetual Calendar Named EXP CAL YYYY

EXP CAL YYYY is a calendar of expiration dates that never expires. Designed by Elizabeth Ward, the calendar was designed and created using found …

Shape Study Quilts by Erin Wilson

I found quilter Erin Wilson somewhere on the interwebs and I instantly realized that she was onto something. Her newest series of quilts explores …

12 Kitchens & Dining Rooms Made Cozy With Kilims

As we head into fall, barefoot and sandy, putting a rug down in the kitchen or under the dining table, is always a good idea, both to catch spills, …

Creative Furniture Made of Yarn and Thread

Knitting and crochet, albeit making a comeback due to yarn bombers like Magda Sayeg, is still not a technique that’s often used in high-end design. …

You’d Go Back In Time For These Kids’ Rooms

Posted by<p>Interior Design Main<p>View Photo Gallery<p>Photo by Toby Scott<p>here<p>If there’s one place people aren’t afraid to use color it’s the kid’s room. …

Make it Modern: DIY 3D Trompe l’oeil Coat Rack

The brainstorming process for our Make it Modern DIYs is always a fun one. Jaime, our editor, and I spend some time emailing inspiration back and …

Constellations Geometric Collages by Chad Wys

This isn’t a new collection of artwork from Chad Wys but we absolutely love it anyway and I just had to share. The Illinois-based artist creates tons …

Vibrant Furniture & Accessories Collection by Colonel

The latest collection from the Paris-based design team of Colonel, made up of Isabelle Gilles and Yann Poncelet, features two lamps, a table and a …

Former Army Building Becomes a Modern Mountain Home

The homeowner of this Swiss arsenal that was built during World War II wanted to transform this former army building into a livable space. Turning to …

10 Well-Designed Restaurant Websites Powered by Squarespace

Having just moderated a talk about food and design, I have eating and designing on the brain. It seems like Squarespace has it on their mind, too. I …

Paul Smith’s New London Flagship Shop

British designer Paul Smith has been expanding his empire over the last 40 years and it comes as no surprise that he has 14 different collections …

Swing by Lionel Doyen

Lionel Doyen X Sunbrella is a collaboration between the French designer and Dickson, manufacturers of Sunbrella, textiles made for the outdoors. …

Vido Nori Concrete Tableware

Vido Nori’s first collection outside of chairs consists of a set of concrete tableware that plays with geometry. Like angular topographic maps and …

Fruit-Wall: A Smart Way to Store Your Fruits & Veggies

Traditionally fruit gets stored in a bowl leaving them to get bruised and moldy as you forget about them over time. Now there’s Fruit-Wall, a minimal …

Ostrich Pillow Junior

Young design duo Kawamura–Ganjavian began a napping revolution with their Ostrich Nap Pillow and they’re back with their latest design, the Ostrich …

12 Contemporary Wood Walls You’ll Actually Love

While the 1960s saw the design of some fantastic modern structures clad in vertical wood slats, things quickly degenerated by the ’70s, when …

Cold Bruer

Sipping on a cup of cold brewed coffee during the afternoon sure beats crushing a high fructose corn syrup soda, but it's usually a more expensive …

Ring Clock

Whether you're averse to wearing things on your wrist, or you're just looking for an interesting way to start a conversation at parties, the Ring …

An art and design exhibition transforms an architectural ruin in Berlin

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Architecture news: Letter from Canada

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Artist Tracks Her Own Kinetic Movement Directly Onto Paper

New Orleans-based visual artist Heather Hansen explores the combined art of painting and movement for her experimental project titled <i>Emptied Gestures</i>. Like a kinetic performance piece, the artist uses her own body to illustrate action on a two-dimensional surface. Rather than using any brushes or …

Visual Art