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The 10 Best Chocolatiers in the World

Each chocolatier on our list produces signature melt-in-your-mouth chocolates, be it a single-source dark chocolate bar, a cream- or liqueur-filled bonbon, a praline, fruit dipped in chocolate, a truffle, fudge, or some other sinfully delicious treat. You will never regret indulging yourself with …

Ask a Designer: How Do I Choose a Rug?

Every week, we're asking designer Scot Meacham Wood, formerly of Ralph Lauren and now owner of his eponymous design firm, a question from our readers. This week's topic is about choosing rugs for any room. Have a decorating dilemma? Comment below and yours might be featured in a future</b> …

11 Easy Holiday Decorating Tips from Top Bloggers

Camille Styles, Style Me Pretty, and more.<p>Must-follow bloggers share their signature, seasonal tip.

40 Stylish Kitchen Countertop Ideas You'll Love

A countertop is to a kitchen what a statement necklace is to an outfit — make yours speak to your home's personality.<p>These days, designers have gone way beyond Carrara and Calacatta marble — they'll use just about anything for kitchen and island countertops. With options like limestone, zinc, …

Interior design: top 20 thrifty tips for your home

Be cash savvy around the house with these money-saving tips by Genevieve Fox<p>We keep being told that the economy has recovered. GDP went up 0.8 per cent in the third quarter, taking the total this year to 1.9 per cent. House prices in many parts of the country are growing too: London increased by 10 …

Personal Finance

Articles about 7 small spaces under 400 square feet on Dwell.com - Dwell

Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron talks us through Dwell's November 2015 issue.<p>Graham Hill shares another view of the near-magical efficiency of his 350-square-foot apartment in New York.<p>A 196-square-foot house born of architectural know-how, an enterprising spirit, and just over $11,000 has …

Small Spaces

How to Take Better Pictures for Beginner Photographers

Photography can be a fun and exciting activity for all who have a passionate interest in learning some of the fundamentals of the use of their …

Relaxing Bedroom Colors for Your Interior

What makes a <b>bedroom relaxing</b>? Is it decor that conjures memories of a trip to a luxury hotel? Is it opulent textiles in designer finishes? Is it the …

Cheese tart recipe

A cheese tart recipe from Damien McNamara of The Ludlow Kitchen.<p>Savoury short crust pastry (makes two 20cm (8in) tarts)<p><b>Cheese tart</b><p><i>For pastry:</i><p>10oz plain flour<p>6oz unsalted butter<p>1 tsp icing sugar<p>Pinch of salt<p>1 whole egg beaten<p><i>For the filling:</i><p>Knob of butter<p>200g caramelised onions<p>12oz grated …

11 Times Old Furniture Gained New Life

One man's trash became these designers' serious treasures.<p>One man's trash became these designers' serious treasures.

34 Cool and Modern DIY Concrete Projects

Concrete is, believe it or not, a very versatile material. It’s not used just in big projects and buildings but also for smaller, DIY projects. You …

The Best Time Of Day To Drink Coffee

Think 8 a.m. is the perfect time for a big dose of caffeine? Think again.<p>Ever wonder what the best time is to drink your coffee? You probably know it is not a good idea to drink part of your daily dose of caffeine in the afternoon. Especially for those who have problems sleeping. But, do you ever …

Butterscotch Pie with Curry Crust

8 Servings<p>Curry crust? Trust us: This lightly spiced crumb will win Best in Show. If you want to take it even further, add a teaspoon of toasted crushed cumin seeds, too.<p>November 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>curry crumb crust<p>1 teaspoon fennel seeds<p>8 oz. vanilla wafer cookies<p>2 tablespoons all-purpose flour<p>2 …

Baking

18 Closet Organization Ideas You'll Want to Steal Immediately

We're all about #6.<p>A tidy, well-kept closet is the best: Not only do mornings run more smoothly, but all of a sudden your outfit options seem limitless. If you want to give your wardrobe the respect it deserves, try some of these ideas to make the most of your space.

An Explorer’s Top 5 iPhone Apps for Adventure

Apps for modern backpackers, urban travelers, and even astronauts to get un-lost, document and share their journeys, and enjoy the adventurous life.<p>I pack my backpack as light as possible and with old, well-trusted gear. Not one to obsess over the latest trends or that loves to shop, I don’t claim …

10 Creative Ways to Use Columns as Design Features in your Home

Throughout architectural history architects and designers alike have had to find creative ways to address the issue of structure versus aesthetics in …

Ten of the most impressive food heists http://gu.com/p/3jzd8/fb On Monday night, 6,400 tins of Heinz baked beans were stolen from a parked lorry in Worcestershire. Thieves cut through the side while the driver slept. But it's not just tins of beans you need to keep safe. From baked beans to caviar, food thefts are on the rise. Cheese is the most-stolen food, but walnuts, honey and tomatoes are big business too. Here are some of the more impressive food crimes we've seen in recent years Photograph: Alamy

Articles about 7 small homes japan on Dwell.com - Dwell

A distinctive wooden pattern lines the walls, floors, and ceilings of this compact home in Japan.<p>In this series, Sebastian Mariscal designs a home in Venice, California, that brings the outside in. We track the project...<p>Drawing on an inherited plot of land, his father’s steel company, and his …

São Paulo

What the Color of Your Living Room Says About You

A color expert weighs in.<p>You painted a room a certain hue because you were drawn to it, but do you know why? Color expert Kate Smith reveals the meanings behind your color choices.

25 Decor Ideas That Make Small Bathrooms Feel Bigger

The right design choices will make extra space appear as if by magic.<p>Whether it's a teensy powder room or a shower stall with barely enough room to scrub, an awkward washroom can really cramp your style. Fly through your morning routine with these easy storage and styling solutions for tiny …

Remodeling 101: Shou Sugi Ban Charred Wood

Repeat after us: <i>shou sugi ban.</i> Devised as a way to make wood less susceptible to fire and to keep away insects and rot, this longstanding Japanese …

Dwell

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Home Tours

A Malibu Ranch With Electric Color

Nickey Kehoe wakes up a slumbering ranch.<p>Interior designers Todd Nickey and Amy Kehoe inject surprising and bold color — a pink wool sofa, an electric blue dining room, a jade green kitchen island — into a Malibu house for a young, extroverted family. The result is a fun, high-energy home makeover. …

13 Staircases Worth the Climb (Photos)

Looking at any major city today, it's hard to imagine a time without staircases. A new book takes a look at the winding history of getting from one …

Articles about 10 spectacular dream homes on Dwell.com - Dwell

The vacation location of choice of the Obama family, you really can't go wrong choosing to spend some downtime on the Hawaiian...<p>From gabled homes to forest dwellings, here's what to catch up on from the week.<p>First impressions are lasting.<p>It's a dream for many to own a beach home, but an …

Home Tours

How to Make Perfect Scrambled Eggs

<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: Three ways to get your perfect scrambled eggs -- whatever your version of perfection may be.</i><p>Scrambled eggs and toast: sounds like an ascetic breakfast, …

Breakfast

Top 10 adventures in Peru

Peru may be known as a cradle of ancient civilisations, but its wild topography also makes it a wonderland of adventure. The icy mountain peaks of the Andes draw trekkers and climbers, the untamed desert coast is lapped by excellent waves for surfers, and for explorer types there’s the Amazon – a …

The 9 Paint Color Mistakes You Should Never Make

Case in point: This bedroom — it makes four of them.<p>If you ever spent more time agonizing over the difference between "Sunshine Yellow" and "Daylight Yellow" than you have with your family in a given week, we feel your pain. Choosing a color isn't a decision to take lightly, as it sets a room's …