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Artist Poses Playfully with Incredibly Lifelike Paintings of Swimmers

Valencia, Venezuela-based artist Gustavo Silva Nunez creates extraordinary paintings that are so hyperrealistic, they seem to come to life and flow right off the canvas. Submerged in azure pools of water, his subjects float serenely, swim gracefully, splash about, or surface for air with a spray of …

Articles about 7 prefabs across california on Dwell.com - Dwell

With its main components manufactured in a factory and assembled on-site, prefab homes can cost less to build, offer a higher...<p>You don't have to look far to find a host of experienced designers and builders of prefab homes in the Golden State.<p>A 1950s Joseph Esherick home in Berkeley, California, …

Country House in Villeta, Colombia by Arquitectura en Estudio and Natalia Heredia

Casa 7A, a country house located in the town of Villeta, Colombia.<p>The team of Arquitectura en Estudio collaborated with Natalia Heredia to design …

Architecture

Nom Nom Truck (San Francisco)

The Nom Nom Truck leverages the street-eater's penchant for classic handheld foods like tacos and those delicious Banh Mi sandwiches of Vietnamese origin. Founded by Jennifer Green and Misa Chien in 2009 with $25,000 of family capital and personal savings, the business has gone to post sales in the …

San Francisco

Tresarca Residence by assemblageSTUDIO

Tresarca Residence in the Desert of Nevada.<p>The creative people of assemblageSTUDIO have submitted this stunning architecture project. …

Tiny Houses: A Big Idea to End Homelessness

Advocates tackling the nation's homeless problem are thinking small.<p>In Austin, Texas, a village of 200 tiny houses is being built for the homeless. In upstate New York, Rochester Greenovation has designed a prototype for small-scale individualized shelters. “Homeless No More Survival Pods” have …

Homelessness

Pasta Al Forno with Pumpkin and Pancetta Recipe on Food52

Al Forno's Penne with Tomato, Cream, and Five Cheeses Recipe on Food52

Diane Kochilas' Pasta with Yogurt and Caramelized Onions Recipe on Food52

• 5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil<br>• 6 cups coarsely chopped onions<br>• Sea salt<br>• 1 pound tagliatelle or other fresh pasta<br>• 2 cups thick, strained Greek-style yogurt (see note)<br>• 1 cup coarsely grated kefalotyri cheese, or pecorino Romano<p>Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat and add the …

Edward Giobbi's Spaghetti alla Foriana Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> "This is my father’s recipe," writes Eugenia Bone, "one I often serve to vegetarians, who almost always have an epiphany when they taste it on spaghetti." And not only does the sauce keep for other uses, covered in olive oil in the fridge, it gets better and better. The aromas of …

Omega Outdoor Cooking Table by Edward J. Frame

When summer is here, it would be great to set up <b>Omega Outdoor Cooking Table</b> and enjoy family activities or gathering with your friends outdoor. This …

Ladibird Aims to Turn iPhones Into Serious Portrait Cameras

Is the Ladibird an iPhone case, a fully-functioning camera or a cleverly designed smartphone add-on? The answers, in no particular order, are yes, …

6 Apps That Fit Charity Into Your Daily Routine

Social Good Apps That Fit Into Your Daily Routine<p>1. Instead<p>2. I Can Go Without<p>3. Charity Miles<p>4. One Today<p>5. Donate a Photo<p>6. Check-in for Good<p>A pen …

Best Roundup Posts of 2013

10. An Alternative to the Sliding Door: 12 Pivot Doors Leading to Patios<br>The almighty pivot door is changing the game, elevating how patios look and …

Furniture

SwingLab: A Modular Porch Swing

You can’t beat being outside and swinging on a porch swing, but sometimes you don’t want to only face forward. The SwingLab lets you mix it up with …

Compact Home Designed for Breathtaking Views of the Alps

Overlooking some of the best mountain views in Austria, this 45-square-meter house designed by Peter Jungmann is a fully-furnished and functional home set on a hillside in the village of Nussdorf just outside of Vienna. Playfully taking its name from a combination of the words ‘UFO' and ‘Vogel,' …

Entrepreneur finds remedy for water-damaged phones

Ever dropped your smartphone down the loo? Last year, 900,000 people did just that, according to gadget site Gizmodo. But water-damaged phones will soon be a thing of the past.<p>Oliver Murphy, a 20-year-old inventor turned entrepreneur has devised an ingenious system for bringing phones that have …

A Dozen Creative Ideas For Decorating Blank Walls

When you have a big, blank wall to fill, your first thought may be a gallery wall. There's nothing wrong with that, but sometimes it's nice to break up all of that flat framed artwork with something different. Enter baskets, brackets, paint-dipped objects, wall sculptures, special paint effects and …

The 10 Best Books Of The Year (So Far), According To Amazon

Back in July, we wrote about Amazon editors' selections for best books that were released between January and June. Now, Amazon is back with an updated list of the Best Books of 2013 (so far).<p>Here are the top 10 books from this year, according to Amazon editors.<p>1. "<b>The Goldfinch"</b> by Donna Tartt: …

Articles about 6 vacation homes around world on Dwell.com - Dwell

If you’re bored of solid ground and want to try out a life on water, then these international companies will give you the tools...<p>Seaside or lakeside, waterfront houses evoke a sense of peace. Here are 6 of our favorites.<p>Every traveler is different—some want the comforts that come with staying in a …

Better off renting? The new economics for young adults

The math of home ownership simply doesn't work for some young people.<p>Take a young man we'll call Neil, for example. He's a single, 31-year-old journalist in Toronto who makes a middling five-figure salary, rents a cheap apartment in a nice part of town and has $20,000 parked in a bank account. …

Real Estate

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Grilled Chicken Souvlaki

Of all the great meals that I had on my vacation in Greece a few years ago perhaps the most memorable one was the chicken gyros from a small shop in …

Gorgonzola Cream Sauce - Creamy Pasta Sauce Recipe with Gorgonzola, Apples, and Walnuts

13 Amazing Uses For Baking Soda You Should Know

Baking soda is one of the many household goods that is always lying around, yet we barely get any use out of it. (Cleaning and baking aren't exactly high on our list of priorities these days.) But ever since Emma Stone told French Elle that she exfoliates her skin with the powdery white stuff, …

5 Must-Have In-Flight Beauty Products

No matter where you’re headed, helping your skin look good is just as important as the clothes you pack. If photoshopping vacation photos isn’t your …

Modern Eco-Friendly Homes Set Amongst the Trees

<i>Primeval Symbiosis (Single Pole House)</i> is an architectural design project by architecture student and interior designer Konrad Wjcik that seeks to organically install living spaces in forests without disrupting the innate beauty of nature. Wjcik's detailed presentation lays out the many benefits of …

Square Cash, the Service That Lets You Email Money to Friends, Is Now Public (And Free)

In May, news leaked that Jack Dorsey’s Square had developed a product called Square Cash, which would let people transfer money to any other …

Why Sugar Is Just As Bad For Your Skin As It Is For Your Waistline

We all know sugar is bad for your waistline, but what about your skin? With all of the negative press sugar has been getting for its effects on heart health and obesity rates, we thought it was time to decipher its beauty ramifications -- and the results aren't pretty. We spoke to Dr. Nicholas …