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11 Easy Industrial Interior Design Style Ideas

Stripped bare, exposed and gritty. No, we’re not talking about your bedroom antics; we’re talking industrial inspiration for the home.<p>Industrial …

Lessons On Designing For Creativity From 16 Of The World’s Coolest Offices

The book The Creative Workplace collects the offices of creative studios designed for individual creativity in a public space.<p>Behind every sun-soaked, pristine architecture or design office, there’s a design philosophy linking desk layout and succulent placement to employees’ creativity. But as …

Stephanie Danler on "Sweetbitter" & Reducing Fiction to Essentials

By Jonathan Lee May 24, 2016<p><i>The first sentence of Stephanie Danler’s riveting debut novel is perhaps more an injunction than an imperative: “You will develop a palate.” Over the 355 pages of</i> Sweetbitter, <i>the narrator, twenty-two-year-old Tess, encounters a number of appetites. She arrives in New</i> …

How to Pick Music for People on LSD, From a Scientist Whose Job That Is

Neuroscience PhD student Mendel Kaelen researches the relationship between psychedelics and music. He explains how he picks the songs.<p>Since its 60s counterculture heyday, LSD has been closely associated with music. But it's not just artistic proclivities that link them: Researchers have found that …

5 must-visit destinations in Patagonia for modern explorers

Patagonia's 400,000 square miles are home to some of the most beautiful and diverse landscapes on the planet.<p>It's an ideal destination for adventure …

Under the Same Sun

This photo series was created in collaboration with the Josephat Torner Foundation and ‘Stichting Afrikaanse Albino's’ to raise awareness about the circumstances of people with albinism living in Africa, specifically Tanzania.<p>In Tanzania, when you have albinism, you are thought to be evil. There …

Human Rights

Zaha Hadid's Most Iconic Buildings

As the first woman to win the Pritzker Architecture Prize, Zaha Hadid arguably did as much as any of her forebears to pave the way for women in architecture. But even this will not be her most enduring legacy: With her sudden death Thursday morning, she leaves behind a host of landmark structures …

5 Recipes for National Paella Day

Learn how to make the classic Spanish rice dish.<p>"A real paella is infused with smoky flavor, which is why traditional Spanish cooks almost always …

24 hours in Brno

Matched with a beauty queen like Prague – and without its own Charles Bridge to boast about – Brno is the Czech Republic’s perennial underdog. But spend just 24 hours in the country’s second-biggest city and you'll quickly discover it has a lot going for it.<p>Capital of the Czech Republic’s eastern …

European Travel

eggs in purgatory, puttanesca-style

If the theme of late here is simple, cozy meals we can assemble even when we’re not, perhaps, having the most well-rested, worry-free weeks ever, we …

Just back from: Catalonia

Maria is all smiles trekking through Catalonia's stunning scenery. Image courtesy of Maria McKenzie<p>Maria McKenzie, Social Communications Coordinator at Lonely Planet, has just returned from an action-packed road trip around Catalonia in Spain.<p><b>In a nutshell…</b> My boyfriend and I decided to venture …

Travel

The Best BA Recipes of All Time, According to You

The greatest Bon Appétit recipes of all time—according to Bon Appétit readers!<p>We could never choose a favorite <i>Bon Appétit</i> recipe…which is why we asked you to. These are the best of the best, according to our readers.

Six Four by Hideo Yokoyama – the crime thriller that is a publishing phenomenon in Japan

The plot would grip in any language, but, for readers in the west, there is an extra fascination to this prime example of the ‘box set novel’<p>Crime fiction is a form of tourism that shows a country at its worst, showcasing mayhem in Scandinavia and previously unsuspected body counts across …

Crime Drama

9 Savory Breakfasts to Pack for Lunch

Homemade breakfasts—like frittatas, shakshukas, and certain pancakes—don't come easily. They often require waking up a full <i>hour</i> early, pulling out the pots and pans while you're still working out that weird dream about the singing penguin, and putting your cooking skills to test before the sun has …

Jaakko Eino Kalevi feat. Farao - Everything Nice (Popcaan cover)

An Artist’s Studio Inspired By Camera Design

Austrian architect Christian Tonko designed Camera Lucida, a “small studio for drawing, painting and sculpture” that bidirectionally frames its own …

Sculpture

Cinematic Photographs of Tokyo at Night by Masashi Wakui | Colossal

<p>Tokyo is an infinitely photogenic city. And there’s no shortage of photographers capturing its vibrant landscape. But local resident and photography …

47 Comfort Foods for Cold Nights, Broken Hearts, and Tuesdays

The coziest recipes for long underwear season.<p>When you're fending off subzero temps, the only thing that helps is long underwear. Okay, and lots and lots of comfort food. Heavy, cheesy, meat-y, bread-y: This is not the time to pretend like you want to eat a salad. You don't.

Cooking

This apartment interior was designed with a slide into the living room

Ki Design Studio has sent us photos of an apartment interior they recently designed in Kharkiv, Ukraine, that includes a slide from the second floor …

Matadora

Cracked walls, wrinkled faces: Paris' modernist housing estates and their elderly residents – in pictures

Photographer Laurent Kronental spent four years documenting the lives of older citizens living in the Grands Ensembles housing estates built around Paris after the second world war for his Souvenir d’un Futur project

80 Books Every Person Should Read

We invited eight female literary powerhouses, from Michiko Kakutani to Anna Holmes to Roxane Gay, to help us create an updated list of books everyone should read. Each participant made 10 picks. It's a new year, a new Esquire.com. We're looking forward to reading and we hope you are, too.<p>What can …

The Most Influential Tools of Electronic Music

Kraftwerk performing at Sónar in 2013<p>As tech goes, so went tech-dependent music. The evolution of electronic music coincides closely with …

The 12 Best Japanese Movies You Should Watch

Japanese filmmaking has undergone a resurgence since the mid 1990s, raising hopes that the national cinema could enjoy another golden age. Here’s a …

‘Shadow of a Doubt’: Hitchcock’s Disquieting Little Subversive Masterpiece

One of the most subversive films Alfred Hitchcock ever made is a disquieting little masterpiece called <i>Shadow of a Doubt</i> that was brought to life back …

Universal Studios

Articles about new slant on Dwell.com - Dwell

In Seattle, where others saw only a severe slope and lack of municipal hookups, one couple spotted their ticket to their dream...<p>Taking inspiration from barns, warehouses, Case Study Houses, and Japanese residential architecture, architect Marcus Lee and his...<p>"Most architecture in any age is crap, …

Architecture

How Sound Reveals The Invisible Within Us

<b>Editor's note:</b> <i>One of the most intriguing stories we ran in 2015 looked at — and listened to — how the invention of the stethoscope changed medicine. We're presenting it again, in case you missed it in July.</i><p><i>Over the years, scientists have mostly interpreted the world through what they can see. But</i> …

Breathtaking Photos Of Dancers Frozen In Time

Moscow-based photographer Alexander Yakovlev is master of capturing the human body in motion. His photographs of professional dancers exude elegance …

Harper Lee: my Christmas in New York

One midwinter in 1950s New York, Harper Lee went to stay with friends. Little did she know she was about to receive the gift of a lifetime… Illustrations by Bill Bragg<p>Several years ago, I was living in New York and working for an airline, so I never got home to Alabama for Christmas – if, indeed, I …