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The easiest recipe for chocolate sea salt cookies on the Internet

Crunchy on the outside, gooey on the inside and straight from New York, the famed Mast Brothers chocolatiers share their irresistible cookie recipe …

Dessert

The Leather Hiking Boots for People Who Don’t Like Leather Hiking Boots

When I think “Danner” I immediately imagine their classic Mountain Light series of boots: thick-lugged soles supporting shiny, luscious leather …

20 Photography Magazines You Should Definitely Follow on Instagram

It’s 2017, and Instagram is now 600 million users strong; that’s a lot of new images/videos and stories each day. An effervescent but non curated …

Plugged-In Prefab Collects Weather Data to Conserve Energy - Dwell

With the help of the prefab experts at NOEM, an outdoorsy Spanish family created a high-tech countryside retreat in Serra d'Espadà<i>.</i> Architect Aitor Iturralde Martín says the design team opted for a clean, contemporary look that would be a departure from the concrete and brick houses that otherwise …

Prefab Homes

13 Favorite Cost-Conscious Kitchen Remodels from the Remodelista Archives

Proof that you don’t need bottomless pockets to transform your kitchen: Our favorite all-time budget kitchen remodels, maximum style edition.<p>Above: …

The 45 Best Living Room Ideas for Every Style

Luxe and layered, these living spaces are the unique design inspo you need.<p>These exceptional living spaces bring a bounty of personality and panache to the homes they occupy. Living rooms are where friends and family gather and memories are made, and we believe in giving those memories a beautiful …

Interior Design

The 10 most innovative homes of 2016

Although there was no shortage of out-there ideas, a few trends took shape. Architects emphasized designs that made for low-cost and fast construction, minimalist aesthetics, increased mobility, and the use of more renewable power sources.<p>Check out our favorites below.

San Francisco

Four-layer Earl Grey and honey cake

SERVES<p>6<p>INGREDIENTS<p>200ml full-fat milk<br>• 2 Earl Grey teabags<br>• 100g butter<br>• 200g caster sugar<br>• 2 eggs<br>• 175g plain flour<br>• 3 tsp baking powder<br>• ½ tsp salt<br>• 175g icing sugar<br>• 60g butter<br>• 1 tsp honey<br>• 1 tsp lemon juice<br>• Bee pollen, to decorate<p>METHOD<p>Preheat the oven to 180C, and grease and line two 5” cake tins with baking …

31 Hidden Photoshop Hotkeys That Every Photographer Should Know

Thanks to its user-friendly interface and sophisticated tools, Adobe Photoshop CC is easily the most widely used image editing software on the …

Not happy with your Christmas gifts? Here are the best fashion resale sites

If you've been wondering what to do with those unwanted gifts, you'll be pleased to know that there are a host fashion resale sites which are more than happy to help you sell on your designer pieces to keen buyers.<p>So which should you be using? From those eager to do all the work for you to DIY apps …

Deliciously Ella's almond butter chocolates

MAKES<p>About 30 chocolates, depending on the size of your moulds<p>INGREDIENTS<p><b>For the chocolate</b><p>100g cacao butter (sadly there’s no substitute for this, this is what makes them solid)<br>• 6 tbsp maple syrup<br>• 4 tbsp raw cacao powder<br>• 2 tsp vanilla powder<br>• 2 big pinches of salt (about ½ tsp)<p><b>For the filling</b><p>3 tbsp …

Striking Slatted Wood and Glass Home in San Francisco - Dwell

I rarely went to the Peter–Craig design sessions," says Jan Moolsintong, a mechanical engineer, "but I imagined them to be very intense and animated." Peter, in this case, is Peter Russell-Clarke, her husband and an industrial designer, and Craig is Craig Steely, one of San Francisco’s premier …

Architecture

The Great American Surf Road Trip: California’s Best Surf Breaks and Campsites

It’s nearly midnight in Topanga Canyon. A layer of sea mist hangs over what would certainly be a starry night. In the amber glow of strung lights, my belly full of wild salmon, grilled vegetables, and strawberry rhubarb pie, I take my place on a pile of pillows next to my travel partner, my college …

10 of the best foodie retreats in rural France

These charming B&Bs, guesthouses and gîtes offer comfortable pitstops on a French adventure, but with their mouth-watering regional food and wine they may prove hard to leave<p>Manoir de Troezel Vras, Brittany<p>Strawberries, squash, lemon verbena and lettuce come from Françoise Maynier’s immaculately …

France

Epirus: the best-kept secret in Greece?

With increasingly shaky steps I edged closer to the cliff-face as the path ahead narrowed to a ledge and the first glimpse of the chasm I had travelled across Europe to see revealed itself through the pine trees. The path widened to accommodate a natural viewing platform and, placing a steadying …

The 21 best songs about summer and sunshine

Teepee-shaped buildings by Issei Suma house community kitchen and spiral-shaped pool

This cluster of tent-like structures was designed by Tokyo architect Issei Suma to provide meals and accommodation to the elderly residents of a …

Japan

Almond and coconut pancakes with spiced plums recipe

These protein-rich pancakes are a great option if you eating gluten-free<p>These <b>pancakes</b> can be cooked by the dozen and frozen successfully. Almond and coconut flours provide a grain-free alternative, as per the principles of the <b>Gut Gastronomy Plan</b>, as well as minerals and vitamins for boosting …

12 Easy Ways to Make a Small Room Feel Bigger

Pint-size bedrooms, narrow hallways, and teeny home office nooks are something city dwellers have become highly accustomed to. For some, these small spaces can be discouraging and lack the wow factor that a grand, sun-drenched living room may have. But for others, the compact spaces present a …

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Why Downtown Athens Is Basically Brooklyn by the Sea

There is currently a marketing campaign for the city of Athens taglined “Speak Athenian. Be an Athenian”. This initiative is promoting the Greek capital through a hybrid vocabulary that creatively blends the past and present, evoking the eclectic and dynamic nature of modern-day Athens, from the …

Bangladeshi Climber Shares Her Spiritual Journey for the Women of Her Country

Wasfia Nazreen‘s story will captivate you. We first came to know the Bangladeshi climber and activist when she was honored as one of our Nat Geo Adventurers of the Year for her quest to become the first person from her country to ascent the Seven Summits—and inspire the women and girls of her …

The Selects: America’s Vanishing Rest Stops

Sri Lanka’s indigenous design

Irish photographer James Fennell’s latest book captures the secret interiors on the island paradise of Sri Lanka<p>Sat, Mar 12, 2016, 05:45<p>From the …

Sri Lanka

The Only Thing Better than Plain Rice Is Crispy Rice

Rice is good. Crispy rice is better.<p>If you've been wondering how to add a thin, golden crust to your fluffy white rice without burning the house down, we've got a secret to tell you: It's way easier than you think.<p>Got a pot of rice that's a couple days old? This method reintroduces moisture and …

Cooking

How one Greek island has discovered the secret to longer life

On a 255 square kilometre sliver of land in the southeastern Aegean Sea, about 10 hours by boat from Athens, residents appear to defy death.<p>For a little while longer than the rest of the world at least.<p>Welcome to Ikaria, sometimes referred to in Greek as “longevity heaven” or “the island, where …

I Went Off the Grid for 3 Years to Build My Dream House

Eva Fleischauer Lovely lives in a tree house in Costa Rica.<p>Six years ago, I moved from Los Angeles to New York to be with my husband, Brian, a fashion photographer. I wore a lot of hats back then, producing industrial shorts and coordinating for movies. It was a fast-paced, crazy lifestyle, where …

Central America

45 Of The Most Stunning Paradises In The World

<i>Ever wonder where the next paradise you should run off to is? These 45 travel bloggers have revealed their perfect place from all over the world. NOTE: If you have an extreme case of wanderlust, look away now! These places are beyond stunning!</i><p><b>New Zealand</b> - A Broken Backpack<p><i>"What if Paradise is in</i> …

National Parks

14 places in South-East Asia to see before it's too late

monkey bread with cream cheese glaze

A while back, knowing my love of any and all baked goods with awesome names, a reader tipped me off to something called monkey bread which turns out …