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If 27 Famous Artists Designed Buildings

Have you ever loved a painting so much you wanted to step inside and live in it for a while? The aching color of a Rothko composition or a surreal Dali dreamscape might make more exciting living spaces than our boxy apartments or monotonous suburban homes.<p>In his latest illustration series, …

Art

Mini Museum

One of the best parts about going to a museum is the ability to look at rare artifacts from across the world — and beyond. The Mini Museum lets you …

Berlin Wall

Funny Doodles Entertain an Artist on His Daily Commute

UK-writer and illustrator October Jones regularly spices up his monotonous commute with these funny little drawings that playfully replace fellow commuters' heads with cartoon characters. Over the past few years, Jones has continued to post these entertaining combinations to his Twitter account …

Commuting

diy project: ashley’s vintage-suitcase coffee table

I have three vintage suitcases gathering dust in the back of my closet, so I could not be happier to see a luggage DIY project from the talented …

Garment Rack D.I.Y.

Looking for a budget friendly way to create garment racks for your home? Today Rachel shares her D.I.Y. method...<p><b>You'll Need:</b> Two 1/2" x 60" black …

DIY Tree Stump Side Tables

I have always loved seeing tree stumps that people have spruced up to become a part of their homes. They always looks so stunning! I've seen ones …

diy project: recycled leather & wood shelf

A hanging leather shelving project has been on my to-do list for a while; to be honest, the biggest delay was just finding the right belts. Has …

Make It: Modern DIY Brass Chandelier

Oh, hey there drop-dead gorgeous chandelier! What's that, you say? You're totally DIYable?! Tell me more!<p>Five (5) simple steps are all it takes to …

DIY

Transformed :: Wood & Leather Suspended Shelf

• Using blue painters tape, tape off your board on the top and bottom, leaving the edges revealed. Spray the edges gold using about 2-3 coats.<br>• With the …

Coats

diy project: erik’s recycled wine bottle torch

this clever outdoor diy idea comes from erik anderson of gerardot & co.- a creative branding and design agency in indianapolis. erik was kind enough …

What It's REALLY Like To Vacation For Work

“You have a dream job.”<p>I’ve heard it so many times before. Because I write about travel, people think I vacation for a living and that when I’m not …

20 Essential Dishes Every Cook Should Know

If you were going to ever commit any sort of recipes to your memory -- if you were going to ever cook things so often that they become second nature -- you should look to these twenty. (Or, if they won't all fit in your brain, at least have them at the ready). Because while we're all into big …

How to Remove Oily Stains

<i>There are so many great conversations on the Hotline -- it's hard to choose a favorite. But we'll be doing it, once a week, to spread the wealth of our community's knowledge -- and to keep the conversation going.</i><p><i>Today: There's a simple solution to an oil slick on your favorite napkin -- no clean-up</i> …

10 Food Terms to Know NOW

There's no doubt that culinary culture is having a moment. Expanding your foodie knowledge will make those steep prices at no-reservation hotspots worth the hours-long waits. Avoid menu mishaps by familiarizing yourself with these commonly misunderstood food items.<p><b>1. Pan Roasted</b><p>While delicious, pan …

The BEST Pizza In NYC

When it comes to boring pizza, food writer Julia Turshen simply isn't having any. And, the dining scene in New York is good enough that you …

Staten Island

Homemade Farfalle

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: Linda Xiao from The Tart Tart walks us through homemade farfalle.</i><p>I don't remember what compelled me to start making pasta, but it's become a sort …

John Besh's Green Olive Tapenade

<i>In Cooking from Every Angle, we hear from our fearless leaders: Food52 co-founders Amanda & Merrill.</i><p><i>Today: Merrill makes green olive tapenade from John Besh's new book, Cooking From the Heart.</i><p>I've always felt a little self-conscious about my fondness for green olives -- if everyone else prefers …

How to Make a Roux

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: It's time to get over your fear of the roux.</i><p>There are certain things that become a part of a home cook's arsenal: a good roast chicken, some killer …

How to Make Better Whipped Cream

<i>Every week, baking expert Alice Medrich will be going rogue on Food52 -- with shortcuts, hacks, and game-changing recipes.</i><p><i>Today: Think you know everything about whipping cream? Think again. Alice has 5 smart tips to make your holiday desserts even better.</i><p>Whipped cream may be the easiest and best …

Tastemaker Tips for Flawless Holiday Entertaining

No need to stress your holiday dinner party with these easy and expert tips from industry pros.<p>With the holidays upon us, it seems the stress of party planning is on everyone's mind. No need to freak out as we have plucked the industry's top professionals to make sure you are the hostess with the …

Kelly Wearstler

Pok Pok's Khao Niaw Mamuang (Sticky Rice with Mango and Salty-Sweet Coconut Cream)

<i>This week's guest editor is JJ Goode, the writer behind Andy Ricker's new cookbook, Pok Pok. All week, he'll be sharing some of his favorite recipes from the book, interviewing Andy about Thai cooking, and convincing us all to pick up a book and get in the kitchen.</i><p><i>Today: A sweet-salty Thai dish</i> …

Community Picks -- Frosting

The results are in -- here are the recipes our community loved from the Your Best Recipe for Frosting contest.<p>Once again, we want to give a big thanks to all of our volunteer recipe testers for your thoughtful comments and for helping us continue to strengthen our recipe recommendations. You can …

5 Tips To Get The Best Wardrobe Ever

When you think of an editor-in-chief's closet, it's easy to envision one the size of an apartment — and a large one, at that. But, our very own …

Models Dish On The Greatest Meals They've Ever Made

We'll admit, when we talk about models, we're usually referring to their features, their photos, and their off-duty style. But, these enviable ladies …

Behind the Scenes with Behati Prinsloo as She Preps for This Year's Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

Photo: Courtesy of Katie Friedman<p>Inside the Victoria's Secret New York headquarters last Thursday, there were models, wings of all varieties, sparkling tiaras and hairpieces, and themed mood boards abound. Plus, as one might expect from the lingerie giant, there were racks and racks of lacy …

#theLIST: Laura Brown's Favorite Things

How to make perfect Singapore noodles

I spent some enjoyable minutes flicking through a book on Singaporean cuisine, pausing at recipes for prawn laksa, and egg roti, fish head curry and hainanese chicken rice, before discovering that Singapore noodles are all but unknown in that country – in fact, they're a Cantonese creation, popular …

Singapore Stories: Chinese Egg Tarts

You may not associate egg custard tarts with Singapore, but this sweet treat is everywhere here. Originally from England and Portugal, egg tarts traveled to Asia via colonialism, and were introduced to Hong Kong. When the Chinese emigrated to Singapore, they brought these tarts with them (it also …

Katy Perry (In Any Language)

Katy Perry, whose latest album, <i>Prism</i>, came out in October, is a global pop star with subtext. Like many of her songs, her current hit “Roar,” which topped the American charts (the video garnered 35 million views on YouTube within the first three days of the single’s release), is an anthem with …

23 Unseen Photos Of Rolling Stones Discovered At US Flea Market

Remember the story of the mysterious photographer Vivian Maier, who's extraordinary images were stumbled upon years after her death?<p>Well, recently …