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16 of the best Alexa skills that we're obsessed with right now

Amazon Alexa is the retail giant’s "personal assistant" that lives inside of every Amazon Echo and Amazon Fire TV Stick device. The smart digital …

Smart Homes

38 Splurge-Worthy Kitchen Products You Won't Regret Buying

So you can actually eat the fruits of your labor.<p><i>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.</i><p><i>Reviews have been</i> …

One of the most sought after jobs for rural Chinese women is to become a mistress

Shanshan’s $550 shoes came from her lover, but the soles of her feet, as hard as leather, came from her childhood. “We used to play barefoot in the village,” she told me. “All the girls in the karaoke bar had feet like this.”<p>At 26, Shanshan has come a long way from rural Sichuan, one of China’s …

Hilariously Bad Family Photos Go Viral

This photo shoot just won the Internet… for how bad the Photoshop job was. Pam Dave Zaring says she got back her family photos from the professional …

19 Dinner Party Ideas That Look Fancy but Don’t Take Much Effort

Dinner parties always seem like a great idea. Good food, good company, no corkage fees, no need to even leave your home… but if you’re the host, they …

Cooking

25 inexpensive ways to keep your kids busy when they’re bored

To be a parent means to be always prepared. Yes, just like Boy Scouts. It helps to also be quick-witted and innovative, of course.<p>If you can keep …

The Russian Photographer Who Shoots Dreamlike Portraits with Real Animals

Moscow-based photographer Olga Barantseva has built quite an oeuvre of mesmerizing imagery consisting of models posing with animals such as bears, …

Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2016 Finalists

The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2016 (see 2015 here) came to an end on October 1st, and the shortlisted final 40 entries have finally been …

40 Pasta Salad Recipes You Need to Try This Summer

You'll want to whip these up every chance you get.<p>A summer picnic, potluck, or barbecue — these easy pasta salads will be your go-tos. And watch it be the first bowl to go empty. They're packed with a colorful mix of veggies, homemade dressings, and cold pastas.

Cooking

20 Bathroom Shelves To Organize Your Space In Style

Decluttering has never looked so stylish.<p>Whether you have space for a large cabinet or are aiming for a more subtle storage solution, these shelves will get the job done.

The A-List: 100+ of the Best Interior Designers From Milan to Miami

From newbies to grand masters.<p>These are the designers we look to again and again. Each is distinctive—what unites them is their excellence. Here are the 2018 ELLE Decor A-List designers.

30+ Inexpensive Bathroom Renovation Ideas

Inexpensive bathroom renovation ideas then what need every person who has not much money for large apartments and for expensive interior design. More …

Winners of the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards Showcase Animals at Their Funniest

The newly-launched Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards hopes that you’ll chuckle when you see one of their images. You aren’t laughing at them, rather, but with them—these lighthearted photos are meant to be hilarious. The unusual competition combines funny portraits of animals with technical …

Images From the 2016 Sony World Photography Awards

The 2016 Sony World Photography Awards are now taking entries, and the organizers have been kind enough to share some of their early entries with us, gathered below. Last year’s competition attracted over 173,000 entries from 171 countries. Entries will be accepted until January 5, 2016. All …

Awards

25 Modern Bathroom Ideas to Create a Clean Look

Since the bathroom is often thought of as one of the most valuable rooms in your home, it’s only natural to want to think long and hard about how to …

Interior Design

Articles about 5 modern barns we love on Dwell.com - Dwell

This San Francisco storefront presents modern design from a roster of independent makers and locally-based talents.<p>Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron talks us through Dwell's March 2016 issue.<p>Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron explains the thinking behind our annual issue dedicated to interior …

Is it possible to make the perfect cup of coffee at home?

From roasting to grinding, find out how to make your coffee at home taste as good as a barista's<p>Caffeine is the most widely-consumed mind-altering molecule in the world: we cannot get enough of it, and drinking good coffee is our delivery system. But what is it that gives coffee such a hold? It’s …

Coffee

A Heartwarming Look at the Newborn Photography of Faryl Loew

Here’s a daily dose of cuteness: this 3-minute behind-the-scenes video shows how Long Island-based photographer Faryl Loew goes about shooting …

Paul Meulman

Articles about 7-modern-bunk-beds on Dwell.com - Dwell

Looking for a more intimate yet modern travel experience? Consider booking your next stay at a bed-and-breakfast, where you can...<p>For the spatially challenged, think vertically: Lofted beds make every inch count.<p>The next Step In The Evolution Of The Classic Bed...<p>Dear...<p>Each week, we tap into …

24 Clever Ideas Inside Virgin’s New Hotel

It’s the little things.<p>It’s the little things, and anyone who’s flown Virgin America knows it: the calming purple mood lighting, the food and drink orders you can place electronically from your seats, the entertaining safety video, the ticket stubs that are 50% smaller than the obnoxious industry …

How I Built a Custom Desk and Wire-Free Workspace for My Photo Editing

For years I’ve struggled with my workspace, I’ve had loads of different ones, from small ones in the corner of the living room in my old apartment to …

Giant Fantasy Scenes Created by Photographing Kids on the Floor with Everyday Things

German photographer Jan von Holleben is known for creating imaginative scenes by having kids lie on the ground and carefully arranging everyday …

Kids

This Is Every Neutral-Lover's Dream Home

A soothing and ethereal space.<p>Designer Barbara Barry knows the power of subtlety. In this Corona del Mar house, she designs with natural and soothing and ethereal tones in mind. Read the interview with the designer here.

These Dreamlike Photo Manipulations Were Created Using Only an iPhone

By day, Robert Jahns is a digital artist and art director based in Germany. By night, he’s known as nois7 on Instagram and runs a popular account …

Los Angeles

This is what happens when you ask hundreds of architects to design Santa's workshop

Invisible buildings and public climbing walls<p>If you've ever wondered what would happen if you told a bunch of architects to design a building without worrying about the realities of budgets, bylaws, or building codes, here's your chance to find out. A competition run by Helsinki Design Week and a …

Remote Luxury Chalet Surrounded by Natural Delight: Lower Foxtail Residence

Combining a requirement for luxury with the latest ideas in modern decor, Reid Smith Architects & Len Cotsovolos ( Interior Architectural Designer ) …

Remarkable Latte Art Featuring Photorealistic Cats Looks Too Impressive to Sip

Japan seems to be on the cutting edge of the quirky genre known as latte art; the latest trend features sepia-toned, photorealistic drawings of cats that are captured in the foam of an espresso beverage. Twitter user @dongurinekobei is responsible for these extremely-detailed creations that …