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Micro Cabin

At just a mere 98 square feet, the Micro Cabin can stand on its own in the dense Ontario forest. The cozy retreat operates completely off-grid, …

Off-grid

Torquay House

Set on the Victorian surf coast, the Torquay House uses its exterior facade to create a secluded sanctuary in a less-than private setting. A concrete …

The Iconic Dutchtub Wood Burning, Outdoor Hot Tub Gets An Update

Not everyone has the appropriate setup for a hot tub, built-in or not, with all of the electrical requirements and all. And what if you’re in a …

A Little Design maximises space in tiny 22-metre-square Taiwan apartment

Taiwanese studio A Little Design has renovated a 22-metre-square micro apartment to serve every need of its occupant (+ slideshow).<p>A bath, …

Interior Design

51 of the Best Breakfast Recipes Ever

Waking up is never easy, but breakfast food makes the prospect a whole lot sunnier.<p>Put some coffee on and get cookin'.<p><b>Monkey-Bread Danish</b><p>Danish meets monkey bread. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Red Velvet Pancakes</b><p>Sexiest breakfast ever. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Onion & Arugula Frittata</b><p>Served straight out of the pan. <b>Get the</b> …

Five Travel Accessories for the Organized Designer’s Bag

Travel enough and you’ll quickly realize overpacking can be more hindrance than help. Yet you never want to find yourself without a tool for getting …

“The problem is not the problem. Your attitude to the problem, is the problem.”

By Alison Smith<p>Each day in the Project Agency office I see the above quote made by Captain Jack Sparrow from the Pirates of the Caribbean films. This …

Project Management

How to Stop Feeling Inadequate and Embrace Your Imperfect Self

<b>“The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.” ~Anna Quindlen</b><p>As I …

Linguine con Vongole Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> Many years ago when I was in Italy on vacation, I had Linguine con Vongole and fell in love with its simplicity. I rarely resist it now if I see in on a menu and have made many versions of it at home. I honestly don't think I'm breaking any new ground here, but it's my #1 favorite …

Italian Food

Down and Dirty Pasta e Ceci Recipe on Food52

• 2 cloves garlic<br>• 4 fillets anchovies<br>• 4 ripe plum tomatoes<br>• 3 healthy sprigs rosemary<br>• salt and pepper<br>• 1 can chick peas<br>• 4 cups chicken broth (better) or water<br>• 1/2 packet small pasta, like farfalle<br>• 3 tablespoons olive oil<br>• grated parmesan<p>Dice garlic. Cut up anchovies, roughly chop tomatoes.<br>• Over medium heat, saute …

Recipes

Broccoli Aglio e Olio with Gremolata Breadcrumbs Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> I first had Spaghetti Aglio Olio with Broccoli on a roadtrip to Woodstock, NY with my older sister and her then boyfriend (later husband). I've loved it since. Looking back, that version was probably nothing special, but as a teenager trying out vegetarianism in a house of meat …

Recipes

Spaghetti Carbonara Recipe on Food52

• 1/4 pound guanciale or pancetta, cut into 1/3-inch cubes<br>• 7 large egg yolks<br>• 1 large egg<br>• 1 pound spaghetti<br>• Kosher salt<br>• Freshly ground black pepper<br>• 1/2 cup freshly-grated Pecorino, plus more for garnish<p>Put guanciale in a large skillet and place over medium-low heat. Cook, stirring frequently, until fat …

Italian Food

Grandma DiLaura's Italian Ricotta Gnocchi Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> I grew up going to my Italian grandmother's every Sunday for dinner. I have fond memories of handmade pasta drying on a rack, big pots of sauce simmering away on the stove and stinky hard Italian cheeses that I loved to snack on, even as a child. But my most favorite Sundays at …

Recipes

Birthday Lasagna Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> This meat lasagna doesn't have any ricotta -- instead, it employs a bechamel for creaminess. Use fresh pasta if you can find it! —Merrill Stubbs<p><b>Serves: 6</b><p><b>Lasagna</b><p>3 tablespoons unsalted butter<br>• 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour<br>• 1 1/2 cups whole milk<br>• Salt<br>• Pinch freshly ground nutmeg<br>• 1/2 package …

Recipes

Marcella Hazan's Tomato Sauce with Onion and Butter Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> The most famous tomato sauce on the internet, from Marcella Hazan's <b>Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking</b>. Editor's note: Marcella called for 2 cups of tomatoes when using canned, but feel free to use a whole 28-ounce can (closer to 3 cups), if you like. You can scale up the butter and …

Italian Food

Pasta Puttanesca Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> This is one of the first recipes my stepfather ever made for the family and one of the first recipes I ever taught myself to make. It's quick and spicy and holds up well to variations. —Snafu06<p><b>Food52 Review:</b> Between the anchovies, capers, and two kinds of olives, this pasta packs a …

Italian Food

Nigel Slater's Really Good Spaghetti Bolognese Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> A bolognese that works around your schedule—and might even be better than Nonna's, thanks to a secret ingredient or four. Adapted slightly from <b>The Kitchen Diaries</b> (Gotham Books, 2006). —Genius Recipes<p><b>Serves: 4</b><p><b>For the bolognese</b><p>4 tablespoons butter<br>• 3 ounces cubed pancetta<br>• 1 medium onion<br>• 2 …

Recipes

From Ashes To Ashes To Diamonds: A Way To Treasure The Dead

<b>Listen · 3:00</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>Diamonds are supposed to be a girl's best friend. Now, they might also be her mother, father or grandmother.<p>Swiss company Algordanza takes cremated human remains and — under high heat and pressure that mimic conditions deep within the Earth — …

Grilled Stuft Nacho and Cinnabon Delights: New Diabolical Genius From Taco Bell

<i>Available:</i> Now, for a limited time<p>Once again, the Grilled Stuft Nacho makes an effort to solve a problem we didn't even know we had: that it's …