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Ginger-scallion magic sauce is 100 percent boss

Photo: Kevin Pang<i>Umami Issues</i> <i>is The Takeout’s exploration of cooking food with the rich, savory, mysterious taste sensation known as umami.</i> This is …

Ginger

This incredible floating hotel can take you on the voyage of a lifetime in Japan

Guntû is a gorgeous floating hotel that takes passengers on a whirlwind tour of Japan‘s Seto inland sea. The vessel was designed by Japanese …

Japan

These Crockpot Carnitas Will Take Your Taco Tuesday To The Next Level

Step 1<p>If you bought your pork butt whole, cut it off the bone and remove most of the fat cap (you want some fat, but the fat marbled within the meat …

Cooking

Five key furniture designs launched by IKEA founder Ingvar Kamprad

With the news that IKEA founder Ingvar Kamprad has died, here's a look at some of the most important pieces of furniture he commissioned, from the …

Furniture

Modern vs. Contemporary Design: What’s the Difference?

Many people think modern and contemporary design are the same. But there’s a world of difference. They may be synonyms when describing many things, …

Interior Design

Friend or family run down with the flu? Here’s what to cook to make them feel a bit better.

The coughs and sneezes surrounding you are signaling the inevitable: Soon, either you, a roommate or a loved one will be sick. Cheer them (or yourself) up with one of these dishes from our archives. (Several freeze well, so it’s a good idea to make them soon to keep on hand!)<p>Chicken Soup With …

Cooking

Garage M

Garages are for cars. Galleries are for art. When you combine the two together, you get Garage M. Clad in a lacquered gray aluminum, the building is …

Unusual Motorcycle Design: Bandit9's Gorgeous Odyssey

Bandit9 is a bespoke motorcycle design/build firm that makes no bones about where their inspiration comes from: "Sci-fi films and comics," the …

Jungalow House

Built for an agriculturist, the Jungalow House is an ode to its owner. The main theme starts at the exterior. Every balcony is draped in vegetation …

Taverne Louise – Graphic Design and Branding by Agency lg2

Graphic design and restaurant brand development by Agency lg2 for Taverne Louise.<p>Agency lg2, a Montreal based graphic design and branding studio was …

How to make your bedroom look twice as big, with no construction!

Obviously, when you have a small room in a pretty family house that you want to make larger, adding an extension and knocking out some walls is the …

10 Secrets Only Professional Closet Organizers Know

1 of 10<p>Hybrid Zones Are Trouble<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 10<p>Shelves Are Flexible<p>3 of 10<p>Items Should Be Stored by Frequency of Use<p>Advertisement<p>4 of …

Soft and Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies

Preheat the oven to 350 F. Line 2 baking pans with parchment paper, if desired.<p>In a large mixing bowl, cream together the peanut butter, butter, …

How Your Diet Should Change In Your 20s, 30s, 40s, and 50s

Here's our decade-by-decade guide on how you can eat healthy for life<p>Let's face it: you're not the same person you were in your 20s. As you age, everything from your brain to your metabolism to your penis slows down. Your body is constantly changing over time, so the food you put on your plate …

This Exercise Can Strengthen Your Core and Blow Up Your Biceps

All you need is one set of dumbbells and 10 minutes<p>Trainer Andy Speer, creator of Anarchy Abs, a workout program from <i>Men's Health</i> that will help you build the six-pack of your dreams, is here with a single move that will do double-duty on your arms and abs. The best part? You only need one set of …

15 One-Skillet Dinners for When You Don't Want to Cook

I find that winter makes me more lazy than I'd like to be, thanks to the combination of it getting dark at 5 p.m. and the bitter cold temperatures. …

The First Trailer For the Batman Ninja Anime Is a Gloriously Brutal Work of Art

While the concept alone to Warner Bros. Japan upcoming <i>Batman Ninja</i> anime is fantastic enough, it’s the film’s gorgeous visuals that really turn it …

Tesla's New Roadster Will Be Quickest Production Car Ever

It'll run a sub-9 quarter. Yes, seriously<p>Elon Musk just made every major car manufacturer extremely nervous. During an event in California last night, Musk dropped a major bombshell: the Telsa Roadster is back and it’s going to melt the face off every Ferrari, McLaren, Porsche or Dodge Demon that …

The best Christmas gifts for design students

That November pay day is getting closer, so we've rounded up the best Christmas gift ideas for design students and junior designers. We've got gifts …

Graphic Design

Danish Heritage: A Copenhagen Townhouse Renovated by Hand

Caroline Feiffer is a Danish brand designer (recently she worked with Frederik Bille Brahe on Atelier September and Apollo Bar) who thinks a lot …

Copenhagen

Modern brick homes get a pinkish tone from soil

Gorgeous<p>There’s something delightful about homes that incorporate materials harvested on site. At Entre Pinos—a complex of five weekend homes nestled in the forest near Valle de Bravo, Mexico—the pinkish earth excavated for the homes’ foundations was incorporated into a render covering the brick …

Workspaces Inspiration: Some Ideas to spice up your productivity

One in a while, we will throw together an Office Inspiration feature to spice up your next workspace idea. Is this something you would like to see …

Interior Design

How to Tell When Literally Every Baked Good Is Done

From pies and cakes to cookies and muffins, you'll never have to guess again.<p>One of the most difficult things about being a recipe developer is translating all the sights, smells, sounds and feelings that I experience when I'm cooking into words. When I'm writing a recipe, I always try to include …

Baking

This Baked Oatmeal Has a Secret

That secret is sweet potatoes<p>Come fall, when the heat starts to kick on in the morning and the leaves streak with red and orange, I want pumpkin pie …

16 patio decorating ideas that will cost you less than a new smartphone!

Isn't it funny that we need to equate the costs of things in terms of technology these days? Well, in the case of giving your patio a makeover, how …

15 small bathrooms that you MUST see before renovating yours!

A small bathroom need not always translate into dark, shabby & cramped space. It is an intimate space where we refresh ourselves & get ready for the …

Interior Design

This Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe Ruins Every Other Cookie Recipe

Really, though. These brown butter chocolate chip cookies are insane.<p>Without a doubt, the BA recipe that I make the most, (this probably speaks more to my sweet tooth than anything else) is the Brown Butter and Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies from one of our readers, Kate Davis. This is truly the …

Dessert

The 15 Shades of White Paint Top Designers Swear By

For many, plain white walls conjure thoughts of rental apartments, bland spaces, or primed canvases waiting for color. But the right white paint can be transformative—highlighting art, enhancing woodwork, reflecting light, setting the stage for a calm oasis, or providing a clean backdrop for …

Home Decorating

A Tiny House with a Unique (& Clever!) Bedroom Solution

There's a problem frequently encountered by designers of very small houses, which is that beds are very nice to have while sleeping, but, even when …

An Internet-Famous Cookie Worthy of Baking in Real Life

Last fall, an aberrant chocolate chip cookie turned up in my Instagram feed. As wide as a salad plate and flat as a flounder, it appeared thin, but it was somehow layered with slabs of chocolate. Oddest of all, it was ringed, like a tree trunk — as if a chunk of chocolate had been dropped in the …