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Build This Beautiful Modern Bench Using Nothing But 2 x 4s

This lovely bench seat only looks expensive.<p>"Less is more" definitely applies to modern furniture. But despite its simple lines, modern style furniture can be expensive. This well-designed bench, on the other hand, looks great and only takes a few hours to build while costing less than $50 in …

Woodworking

5 choices you will regret forever

Our days are filled with a constant stream of decisions. Most are mundane, but some are so important that they can haunt you for the rest of your …

Nine films to watch in April

BBC Culture picks nine films coming out next month, including a remake of The Jungle Book, a horror starring Patrick Stewart and the latest from Richard Linklater.

Threading

The 25 Best Movies from The Past 5 Years That Feature Female Leads

The past five years have been a great time for women in film. Not only are the movies featuring them finally thought of as profitable, women are even …

Profit

Netflix now has 111 original shows and movies — here's why the company has grown them by an average of 185% per year

Netflix's overall catalog of movies and shows has shrunk by 32% in the last two years, but there's one area where it is growing rapidly: originals.<p>Netflix's roster of original movies and shows has had an average annual growth rate of 185.41% per year since 2012, and has now reached 111 titles, …

20 Best Eighties-Gone-Wild Party Movies

This week, Richard Linklater unveils <i>Everybody Wants Some!!,</i> his terrific, poignant coming-of-age film that pays homage to both his experience as a …

Movies

The Late Movies: 10 Great Documentaries You Can Watch Right Now (on Netflix)

If you haven't discovered Netflix and its instant streaming feature yet, it's pretty magical. I watch so many more movies now because of it -- and …

Articles about bauhaus sea on Dwell.com - Dwell

No nautical nonsense here. How Walter Gropius built the Hagerty House, his first commission in the United States.<p>No nautical nonsense here. How Walter Gropius built the Hagerty House, his first commission in the United States.<p>Of all American cities, you'd think Chicago would be at the forefront of …

Architecture

Strawberry Mascarpone Tart

To conclude our month of desserts, we chose a beautiful recipe from a food photographer we’ve worked with for years, Yossy Arefi. Her debut cookbook, …

Cookbooks

Louboutin's New Collection Has a Nude Shoe for Every Skin Tone

Plus, the lipsticks that have reached cult status, Jennifer Lopez's carpool karaoke video, and the best beauty influencers on Snapchat.<p>Christian Louboutin has a new nude shoe collection that covers every skin tone. [Who What Wear]<p>Kelly Rowland spills about her new beauty line, her favorite …

This Chocolate Pie Will Amaze You!

<i>Mini French Silk Pies. Easy to make than you probably think and decadently DELICIOUS! Silky, creamy, chocolate bliss topped with homemade whipped cream. All in bite size mini pies!</i><p>Mini French Silk Pies. Silky. Creamy. Decadent. I'm in love. I have made these little pies a few times now trying to …

How to choose fresh fish, plus 7 recipes

For some, cruising the local grocery store's seafood aisle can be more than a little intimidating, especially if you don't cook fish that frequently. What makes a good fish, and how easy is it to tell if the fish is fresh? More important, what are some tell-signs of a fish gone bad?<p>Next time you go …

Seafood

25 Super Simple Spring Dinners

Spend your free time in the sunshine, not stressing in the kitchen.<p>Spend your free time in the sunshine, not stressing in the kitchen.

The 5 Biggest Mistakes You Make When Painting Furniture

Everything old is new again.<p>There's no shortage of online tutorials about painting furniture. And I've used a lot of them to paint dressers, console tables, chairs, mirrors, and more. But I have found issues with a lot of these tutorials — the paint chips, the finishes aren't smooth, the paint …

Style Lessons From Miles Davis and Cicely Tyson, the King and Queen of Cool

When you just happen to be dubbed the King of Cool, it’s no easy feat to find your match in style, swagger, and genius. Certainly jazz maestro Miles Davis found himself at the altar three times over his wild and creative lifetime. While Don Cheadle’s soon-to-be-released film <i>Miles Ahead</i> focuses on …

3 Ways to Redecorate Your Dining Room for Spring

Your dining room may not be used on a daily basis, but when it <i>is</i> used, you want it look good for all those brunches and cocktail parties you’re famous for. But just because you want to make a good impression on your guests, doesn’t mean you have to spend a fortune on sprucing up the space. With a …

IKEA Dresser Hacks (as Nightstands)

Hey there all! As you know, I'm in the middle of finishing up two bedroom redos -- our master bedroom that has been in the works for like five years …

Hacking