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The Most ’90s Thing That Could Ever Exist

The zeitgeist summed perfectly in one technological artifact, which is a VHS tape promoting Windows 95, starring Jennifer Aniston and Matthew Perry.<p>Wow.<p>Just. Wow.<p>This image is bouncing around on Twitter thanks to Jehan Ranasinghe, who dug this thing up, presumably with a time machine, and then …

How to Make Banh Xeo, Crisp Vietnamese Filled Crepes

How to make the hot and crunchy filled crepes known as banh xeo in Vietnam.<p><i>Banh xeo</i> translates to “sizzling cake.” Once you’ve made a batch of these lacy, ultra-crisp crepes, you’ll know why. Remember: Work quickly, and watch for splattering oil when the batter hits the pan.<p>Once oil is shimmering …

Vietnam

Garlic & chilli prawns with pepperberry & saltbush

Place the prawns, garlic, chilli, pepperberries and a good pinch of sea salt into a bowl, Mix well and refrigerate until needed.<p>In a small bowl …

Decorate With Mirrors: Beautiful Ideas For Home

Alright, admit it. You have a certain fascination with mirrors. There is something magical about a pristine reflection of yourself, your house and …

A Sophisticated Bermuda-Style House in Naples, Florida

A sophisticated spin on tropical style.<p>Clean, clear colors put a sophisticated spin on a tropical beach house design by Jesse Carrier and Mara Miller. See how they created a colorful, but modern, house.

Interior Design

Shooter's Sandwich - Pressed Steak & Mushroom Sandwich - Great for Tailgating, Hunting & Picnics

'Tippy The Fainting Squirrel' Has Internet Dying To Find Diagnosis

This candid video above, titled "Tippy the Fainting Squirrel," has slowly become the talk of the Internet this week.<p>The short clip with no information provided by poster Honor Via depicts a squirrel appearing to eat a nut while standing, only to suddenly freeze, tip over for a few seconds, stand …

25 Decor Ideas That Make Small Bathrooms Feel Bigger

The right design choices will make extra space appear as if by magic.<p>Whether it's a teensy powder room or a shower stall with barely enough room to scrub, an awkward washroom can really cramp your style. Fly through your morning routine with these easy storage and styling solutions for tiny …

Articles about renovated farmhouse northern italy on Dwell.com - Dwell

A couple in northern Italy trade a cramped flat for a renovated farmhouse in the country.<p>Cerebral architect Matali Crasset turns a stone farmhouse into a flexible, open environment for a Parisian jewelry designer and...<p>A design team builds a minimalist abode with curving interior walls on the site …

Italy

Articles about clifftop house angled roof maui on Dwell.com - Dwell

With an angled roof designed to resemble the surrounding cliffs, a house in Maui, Hawaii, is built to meld with the landscape.<p>Folding Roof House by Ashida Architect &...<p>This clifftop residence, designed to nestle into the environment, boasts a wall of windows that showcases spectacular ocean …

Architecture

Articles about 5 mid century inspired interiors on Dwell.com - Dwell

Among the vintage interior design trends, the mid-century modern designs of the 1950s are holding fast.<p>Bernhardt Design revives Charles Pollock’s long-dormant career with the release of a timeless new lounge chair.<p>When Andy Linsky, a realtor specializing in mid-century homes, and his partner …

Design

Segmented Cubes Residence, Israel

• 1 |<p>2 |<p>The Cubes villa offers micro-dwelling units complete with all of these things, as well as a great view over the central swimming pool and sun …

Easy Vegetable Soup Recipe: Soup au Pistou

This simple and satisfying French bistro classic is home-style cooking at its best. Courtesy of The French Country Table by Laura Washburn, the key to the dish is the pistou, which is similar to pesto, and is made of garlic, basil, and olive oil.<p>This recipe is a staple of Provençal cuisine. Purists …

Mexican-Inspired Thanksgiving

The flavors of Mexico are now as much a part of our national palate as traditional roast turkey and apple pie. This year, add some spice to your …

How to Make Perfect Paella Every Time

<b>By Martha Rose Shulman</b><p>I was so saddened by the recent death of food writer Penelope Casas. I never met her, but I've long depended on her work for my own research. Her first cookbook, <i>The Foods & Wines of Spain</i>, was published in 1979 and was for decades the only act in town if you wanted to know …

Seafood

Strip Steak with Japanese Dipping Sauce

4 Servings<p>Total Time: 30 min<p>To give steaks a boost, chef David Myers of Hinoki & the Bird in Los Angeles, makes an herb rub (he likes to dry the herbs himself; if you don’t have a microwave, sub in 1 tsp. of each dried herb) and pairs the meat with a tart ponzu sauce (ponzu is available at Asian …

Los Angeles

Dog Meets Hedgehog Video Will Brighten Your Day

We never get sick of unlikely animal pairs, and this one looks like the beginning of a beautiful friendship.

55 Inspiring Ideas to Update Your Kitchen

Color, cabinets, and more.<p>Remodeling your kitchen? Look no further. We've rounded up the best ideas for color, cabinets, lighting, floors, and more.

Surprisingly Adapted to a Difficult Site: Arc House in East Hampton

An arching corrugated metal roof rises from a grassy slope in East Hampton, New York, USA. The original looking Arc House was completed by studio …

Daniel Hopwood

Check out this funky apartment by British architecture and interior design firm Daniel Hopwood. <i>We designed this London apartment with the intention</i> …

Second World War Swiss Army Building Transformed Into A Stunning Chalet

Revamping an old structure into a modern retreat is a hard task in itself. But the ingenious designers at Ralph Germann Architectes have not just …

10 Reasons Why Upsizing your Home Could be a Bad Idea

When you ask most homeowners what their dream home looks like in their head it usually is a large home located on a sprawling estate with more room …

Sunday Brunch: Olive Oil-Fried Eggs with Asparagus

<b>Editor's note:</b> Each Saturday morning we bring you a Sunday Brunch recipe. Why on Saturday? So you have time to shop and prepare for tomorrow.<p>More<p>Eggs<p>Buying tips, techniques, and recipes, no matter how you like them.<p>If you've never fried an egg in lots of olive oil, you're missing out on some major …

Favorite Buttermilk Skillet-Fried Chicken from 'Mastering the Art of Southern Cooking

Before last week, I had never made real fried chicken. I've fried plenty of chicken wings, tortilla chips, and tempura-ed everything. But true, homemade, brined-in-buttermilk, dredged-in-flour, and fried-in-a-skillet Southern-style chicken had never graced my kitchen table. Between the perceived …

Perfect Cast-Iron Skillet Chicken Thighs

2 to 4 main-course<p>Active Time: 35 min<p>Sophisticated enough for a Sunday supper yet quick enough for Wednesday's dinner, this master recipe is all in the technique. Cook the thighs skin side down in a cast-iron skillet to render out the fat and make the skin as crisp and, dare we say, delicious as …

Cooking

Confessions of a Culinary Student: How to Get the Crispiest Skin

<b>Curious about cooking? High-pressure culinary school requires a lot of time and money. We asked present and former culinary students for their No. 1</b> …

Fried Chicken and Coleslaw Sandwiches Recipe

Brined, fried chicken thighs in soft toasted buns with cole slaw.<p><b>Note:</b> If desired, replace brine in step 1 with 3 cups of Kosher dill pickle juice. Proceed as directed.<p>Read the Whole Story<p>IngredientsKosher saltSugar8 boneless skinless chicken thighs2 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper1 …

Jerk Shrimp Tacos with Pineapple Salsa, Slaw and Pina Colada Crema

As much as I enjoy eating grilled meat right off the stick it is always fun to use it as an ingredient in another dish and as I was munching on the …

Breakfast Pizza - The Chic Site

Breakfast pizza isn’t cold pizza leftover from last night’s dinner. It is quite the opposite. Breakfast pizza is a warm, fresh from the oven pizza …

Pumpkin Pancakes with Bourbon Vanilla Maple Syrup

In a large bowl combine flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, allspice, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and salt. Whisk together.<p>In a medium …