Sirin Liyanage

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Stunning home in California wine country opens up to the outdoors

Feldman Architecture‘s beautiful House in Healdsburg embraces the outdoors with large pivoting walls that blur the boundaries between inside and out. …

Slow Cooker Thai Beef Curry

<b>The challenge:</b> The flavors are always too bland.<p><b>Our solution:</b> It’s true that the long, slow cooking period mellows flavors. But bold spices, in bold …

Cooking

The $74 trillion global economy in one chart

The latest GDP numbers from the World Bank were released earlier this month, and today's visualization from HowMuch.net breaks them down to show the relative share of the global economy for each country.<p>The full circle, known as a Voronoi Diagram, represents the entirety of the $74 trillion global …

Renovated Tribeca loft with rustic touches wants $1.65M

The two-bedroom condo features beamed ceilings, exposed brick, and tons of built-in storage<p>It may be thoroughly modern, but there’s nothing generic about this two-bedroom duplex loft, which has an dreamy rustic-industrial vibe going.<p>In its current incarnation, the condo’s main floor is wide open: …

Is free trade good or bad?

<b>Free trade is something of a sacred cow in the economics profession.</b><p>Moving towards it, rather slowly, has also been one of the dominant features of the post-World War Two global economy.<p>Now there are new challenges to that development.<p>The UK is leaving the European Union and the single market - …

Globalization

These 8 men are richer than 3.6 billion people combined

Eight men now control as much wealth as the world's poorest 3.6 billion people, according to a new report from Oxfam International.<p>The men -- Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, Carlos Slim, Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, Amancio Ortega, Larry Ellison and Michael Bloomberg -- are collectively worth $426 …

Income Inequality

World Bank cuts growth forecast, cites 'protectionist pressures'

President-elect Donald Trump's future trade policies are worrying the World Bank.<p>The bank cut its global growth forecast for 2017 on Tuesday, citing "protectionist pressures" as one of the key risks.<p>Along with highly uncertain policies in the U.S. and U.K., "risks" to the outlook include "mounting …

Economy

The 'muesli queen' who built a $60m food business

<b>When an 18-year-old Carolyn Creswell was told she might lose her job, she decided to take a leap of faith.</b><p>While at university in Melbourne, Australia, she supported herself by working part-time for a little company that made muesli for a handful of cafes and shops.<p>This was in 1992, and the husband …

Sexual Harassment

Designed to Disappear: The Case For the Minimal Kitchen

Brought together by a shared heritage in Bauhaus principles, architect Dan Brunn and Bosch carry the torch for simple, clean, and purposeful design.<p>It was Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, that icon of the Bauhaus movement, who borrowed the phrase "less is more" from the poet Robert Browning and made it a …

Bauhaus

Three (Big) Reasons Why Britain's Economy Is Set To Slow

The U.K. has been the fastest growing G7 economy over the last three years. But this outperformance looks set to end abruptly as the strong pound hinders exports, the fiscal squeeze re-intensifies and the the Bank of England raises interest rates to curb inflation. Yes, <i>inflation.</i><p>The maximum pain …

Economics

Articles about couple build their eco friendly dream home forest on Dwell.com - Dwell

Finding inspiration in the work of Tadao Ando, a Houston couple designs the concrete house of their dreams.<p>An energy-efficient, rural retreat designed by owner/architect Lynn Gaffney hits the market.<p>Edmonton architect Vivian Manasc’s 19th-story rooftop penthouse is a bright spot—and a model green …

Architecture

17 Ways to Cook With Sumac, Your Next New Pantry Obsession

Sumac is the best seasoning you're not using. It's lemony, astringent, and tangy—and we love adding it to these 17 recipes.<p><b>Sumac isn't a pantry staple across America—yet</b>. But with its bright, astringent flavor and use-it-with-everything versatility, this deep red Middle Eastern spice is ready for …

Cooking

Jenny`s Soul

Project info<p>The series "Jenny’s Soul" shows an unusual relationship between a man and his silicone doll. Is it possible for a human being to develop feelings for a doll, to love her?<p>Dirk (name changed) has been living together with his silicone doll Jenny for four years now. He bought the doll for …

Loneliness

SoftBank-funded startup’s CEO pens scathing resignation letter, but u-turns soon after

With $140 million in funding under his belt, including $90 million from Japanese telecoms giant SoftBank, Housing.com cofounder and CEO Rahul Yadav knows a thing or two about building a successful startup. But it seems he also knows a thing or two about writing scathing resignation letters, as he …

Real Estate