Maria Shao

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Massive Stack of Books is Sculpted into an Abandoned City

Every so often, we're reminded of how obsolete books are as functional reading materials. Time and time again the bound pages of literature are repurposed as sculpting materials. In this particularly large and untitled sculpture by artist Liu Wei, we're met with a massive stack of paperback books …

Art

Qatar's Floating Hotels for the 2022 World Cup

The small Arab state of Qatar has had to deal with much criticism for being chosen to host the 2022 World Cup. Not only have there been concerns about cooling the large stadiums and guests during the brutal summer months, but questions have risen about where the large influx of spectators will stay …

Creamy Tomato Soup

8 Servings<p>Active Time: 30 min<p>Total Time: 1 min<p>This recipe can easily be doubled to feed a larger group—and makes for great leftovers. For a lighter soup, omit the cream; or for a little decadence, add more cream or swirl in a little crème fraîche.<p>October 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>¼ cup (½ stick) unsalted …

Hello, Hand Pies! 5 Sweet Summer Recipes

A big slice of pie is always nice in the summer, but sometimes a few small bites is all you need. That's why there's a lot to love about hand pies. …

Breakfast torta at The Red Store in Cape May, NJ. Side of hash browns.

Rich dark chocolate and toasty hazelnut form the perfect marriage of flavor. A decadent summertime treat! GET THE RECIPE: Chocolate and Hazelnut Praline Gelato - http://www.thekitchn.com/recipe-chocolate-amp-hazelnut-praline-gelato-recipes-from-the-kitchn-190666

Bon Appétit Magazine: Recipes, Cooking, Entertaining, Restaurants

Grab a Slice of Our Lemon Lavender Champagne Cake

Have you planned what you’re making for Easter yet? Well, we’ve got a show stopping cake for you. Not only is it pretty, but it’s made using champagne and boxed cake mix! Two of the best ingredients, in one.<p><b>Ingredients:</b><p><b>Cake</b><p>– 2 boxes lemon cake mix<p>– 6 eggs<p>– 2 1/2 cups champagne<p><b>Frosting</b><p>– 1 1/2 cups …

Bright Ideas for Incandescent Bulbs

The incandescent bulbs that shone so merrily in the Queen's palaces all her life and yours, Dear Reader, is going to be phased out by the federal …

10 paths to painless pizza-making

As you may have noticed, we’re <i>kind of</i> into pizza in the smitten kitchen. I mean, just a little. I can’t help it–in my mind, it combines the best …

Baked Banana French Toast

February 6, 2012<p>Who doesn’t like french toast? I never really eat it, but when I do, I always think why has it been so long. And then another three …

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles

May 29, 2012<p>Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough. Is there anything better? Well, actual chocolate chip cookies would rank right up there I suppose.<p>But …

Articles about tiny house swoon on Dwell.com - Dwell

At just $79,000, this customizable mobile trailer allows you to design the tiny house of your dreams.<p>A 196-square-foot house born of architectural know-how, an enterprising spirit, and just over $11,000 has become an inspiration...<p>On a tight budget, a designer helps an indie film director maximize …

70 Living Room Decorating Ideas You'll Want To Steal ASAP

Like a backsplash on a fireplace. So. Cool.<p>You spend a lot of time in your living room, so it not only needs to look great, but it needs to be functional and comfortable. Blending all three things can be tricky, but we've got plenty of ideas to inspire you. Need ideas for other areas too? Our …

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Do THIS, Sleep Better Tonight

The best way to clear your mind before bed<p>Tossing and turning night after night?Your solution actually starts during the day, says Stephanie Silberman, Ph.D., a sleep specialist and clinical psychologist in Cooper City, Florida, who suggests creating a "worry list" of things that keep you awake …

Spruce Up Your Decor With Floor Vases – 10 Beautiful Ideas

Vases are amongst the most popular and beautiful accessories you can use in interior décor. But they are of several types. Today we’re not going to …

Living Rooms

Can You Really 'Ban' Google Glass?

Today Google has by most reports no more than 2,000 devices out in the wild, in the hands of carefully selected partners, customers, and reviewers. Which is my way of saying the large majority of the people who are concerned about the device haven’t even seen them or used them. What they are afraid …

Vanilla Chia Pudding

Blueberry Buttermilk Clafoutis

Clafoutis are always a nice way to showcase fresh fruit in a dessert that is elegant, but easy to make. The custardy french dessert can be made with …

It wouldn't be Chicago #bagrubcrawl without pizza.

Zagat

First Look at Oda House, Bringing Georgian Cuisine to the East Village

Oda House brings the rare-for-Manhattan cuisine of Georgia to the East Village, and if you’ve ever had the pleasure of tucking into that country’s …

A New Downtown Coffee Bar Upholds the Bean's Italian Traditions—and Creates a Few New Ones

Now that iced-coffee season has commenced, the bean cognoscenti have sought relief in all the usual places—especially the spiffy new outposts of cult …

Portrait of an Armenian poet Yeghishe Charents - 1964 Artist: Vruir Galstyan Share and join Armenia Art & Architecture page

Ralph Rugoff: 'Tate Modern is like the Bluewater shopping centre'

Ralph Rugoff, director of the Hayward Gallery, tells Alastair Sooke how he has pulled the gallery out of Tate Modern's shadow.<p>“A lot of work in historical museums is dead,” says the 56-year-old museum director Ralph Rugoff, rapping the table in front of him with the palm of one hand. “There is too …