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Dev Patel: ‘I didn't know what I was getting myself into’

Dev Patel is tugging away at his hair – his new, unruly, GQ-ish hair – and asking the Guardian photographer which beard oil to buy. The once dorky kid from Slumdog Millionaire, with the wobbly Indian accent and the Oscar team win, is posing gamely in pyjamas in a cramped room in Soho, London, …

Dev Patel

These 8 Recipes Were Inspired By the Strong Women in Jacques Pépin’s Life

In this week’s Chefs in Conversation video, the extraordinary Jacques Pépin talks about the amazing female chefs who raised him. Here, eight of his …

Chloë Sevigny's Favorite Things

At 40, Chloë Sevigny is still “the coolest girl in the world,” as the writer Jay McInerney dubbed her two decades ago. Certainly, she hasn’t lost the indie sensibility that first got her noticed by the fashion world. Her spring collection for Opening Ceremony, filled with slightly perverse ruffled …

Chloë Sevigny

9 Ways to Flavor Braised Kale

Kale salads are great—if you don’t mind a little chewing. For a wintery alternative, braise kale slowly until it becomes soft and silky.<p>Kale salads …

6 Designer Tricks to a More Comfortable Home

Designers share their tricks.<p>From being able to kick back with an ottoman to keeping a throw in every room, we asked five decorators to share how they make a house feel more cozy.

Interior Design

Nigel Slater’s hazelnut recipes

There are still a few stragglers left from Christmas looking for a good home. A handful of sticky sugar-frosted fruits, a few cubes of Turkish delight, some slabs of chocolate and the last few nuts in their shells.<p>What really interests me are the hazelnuts. The early, milky cobnuts of autumn are …

Dessert

15 Ways to Rethink Kitchen Islands

These designer projects combine style and practicality.<p>These designer projects combine style and practicality.

The top 10 food and drink holidays in Turkey

For more general advice on booking a holiday in Turkey, see our Turkey summer holiday guide. Our guide features expert recommendations for beach, villa, culture, food and drinkand activity holidays.<p>1. Stay on a working olive farm, Datça peninsula<p>With its vast swathes of pine forests, secluded bays …

Ancient India Had Planes: Controversial Claim At Science Congress

<b>Mumbai:</b> An invited plenary speaker at the Indian Science Congress in Mumbai on Sunday raised eyebrows after he delivered a 30 minute speech on …

20 Creative Headboards That Make a Major Statement

These are not your basic backdrops.<p>The most important design decision in your bedroom is the headboard. After all, it's the focal point and can change the vibe of a room instantly. Whether you want to elevate your space, make it cozier, or add some serious color, these ideas will get your creative …

10 Amazing Room Before-and-Afters

Before and after photos with amazing results.<p>We've gathered our most dramatic before and after pictures, including dining room, bathroom, and kitchen makeovers.

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Jennifer Lopez Makes a Heart-Rending Confession About Her Divorce

"That hope, that dream, that fairytale..."<p>During the premiere of her new HBO documentary <i>Jennifer Lopez: Dance Again</i> on Wednesday night, the triple-threat performer gave us an inside glance at her first-ever world tour, as well as her highly publicized divorce from husband of seven years Marc …

Why You Shouldn't Neglect Your Guest Bathroom

A bathroom that positively glows.<p>Impress your guests with a stunning look. This compact guest bath in Coronado, California, designed by Amy Meier positively glows, thanks to its rich mix of materials and textures.

30+ Stylish Home Bars

Cocktail hour just got way more fun.<p>Expecting guests? Shake things up with these refreshing design ideas.

How to Make Kin Khao's Epic Blistered Green Beans

The Chez Pim blogger has opened a restaurant aimed at changing how people think about Thai cuisine.<p><i>The Chez Pim blogger has opened a restaurant aimed</i> …

Precarious Bridges and Towers of Balanced Rocks by Michael Grab | Colossal

<p>Working only with rocks, gravity, and patience, artist Michael Grab (previously) builds precarious towers and bridges that seem to defy gravity. …

Articles about la renovation respects midcentury bones while adding some flair on Dwell.com - Dwell

A couple return their A. Quincy Jones house in Los Angeles to its former glory—and add some soul of their own.<p>Designed by visionary architect Harry Gesner and updated by Griffin Enright, this breezy post-and-beam residence boasts upscale...<p>Take a tour of a light-filled, midcentury-modern home in …

Architecture

Doppelgänger

Project info<p>The “imaginary friend” syndrome is an overactive imagination disorder. It consists in creating a reassuring mental companion in order to cope with a troubling situation. This friend is a fictional projection and only exists in the mind’s person: the inner life gets the upper hand on the …

Popular Fiction

Piruw - Photographs by Musuk Nolte and Leslie Searles | LensCulture

Reading about the origin of the word Peru, I remembered a legend I was told many years ago in Sydney. After Captain Cook had arrived on Australia's East Coast, during his trip to map the Oceania continent, he demanded, in unhesitating English, of a native man about the curious name of an animal …

Mario Testino

22 Tips for Creating Better Photographs When You Don’t Have a Clue

We've all been through this situation. You are in a place with so much going on, with a lot of people and activity. Your camera is in your hand, and …

Landscape Photography

14 quotes that drove the news in 2014

When all is said and done, a lot was said in 2014.<p>When all is said and done, a lot was said in 2014.<p>From memorable campaign lines to revealing emails to jaw-dropping gaffes, pols and pundits drove the news with quotes that kept America talking and PR flacks working overtime. As the year comes to a …

Best of the Best in Photos 2014, Part 1