Mary Schmidt

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Articles about facade focus charred cedar on Dwell.com - Dwell

Idaho-based architect Susan Desko—previously a senior design architect for Frank Gehry—created a house built of untreated steel...<p>A Boston couple with a big extended family wanted to enlarge their brick neo-Georgian with an addition that would fit a generous...<p>Yves Borghs and Katleen van Ammel …

Furniture Design

6 Cocktail Recipes for Spring

Spring is in the air -- and in our cocktail glasses -- thanks to these seasonally inspired sips. Whether you're searching for that perfect springy brunch cocktail or just looking for a simple porch sipper, the editors of Imbibe have you covered with these six recipes.<p><i>And for more of the best liquid</i> …

Bourbon Marshmallows

At 35 weeks pregnant sans any alcohol, I am starting to get a bit restless. Though Garrett has enjoyed having a designated driver for nine months, he too has missed sharing a cocktail with me at the end of the work week. I have never been a big drinker, in fact I have a reputation for being quite …

Alouette Slanted Desk Lamp

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Sidewalk Flowers: An Illustrated Ode to Presence and the Everyday Art of Noticing in a Culture of Productivity and Distraction

A gentle wordless celebration of the true material of aliveness.<p><i>“How we spend our days, of course, is how we spend our lives,”</i> Annie Dillard wrote in her magnificent defense of living with presence. But in our age of productivity, we spend our days running away from boredom, never mind its creative …

Literature

Where to Find March Madness Specials in D.C.

On Sunday, the teams competing this year's NCAA Tournament were revealed. The games begin tomorrow, but everybody will start complaining about their brackets when the tournament hits full steam on Thursday.<p>It's likely that most bars and restaurants with a television will play the games, but some …

Articles about madrid couple remake apartment one their childhood buildings on Dwell.com - Dwell

A man and his wife make an emotional return to an apartment building he loved as a kid.<p>When you live in an apartment, the surrounding city becomes an extension of your home. The nearby parks act as your backyard.<p>The prospect of retirement doesn’t just signal the end of a career; it offers the …

Architecture

We've Got Spring Dresses On Our Mind After Seeing This Week's Cheap Celeb Finds List

While the first day of spring is still days away, we've been dreaming of the warm weather since January. Hollywood's most stylish stars are only furthering our day dreams by wearing absolutely adorable (and affordable) dresses that we are lusting after.<p>Ashley Madekwe made a $63 ASOS dress look like …

Articles about outdoor gear built urban dweller on Dwell.com - Dwell

Who to see, what to do, and where to go during the annual extravaganza for professionals, retailers, and consumers who are...<p>Topo Designs knows how to create gear for the design-conscious outdoor crowd...<p>From modern prefab sheds to luxury tent lodges, organic planters to living walls, Dwell Outdoor …

Frank Lloyd Wright

Articles about 20 modern kitchens we love on Dwell.com - Dwell

This San Francisco storefront presents modern design from a roster of independent makers and locally-based talents.<p>Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron explains the thinking behind our annual issue dedicated to interior design.<p>Single mod-loving gal seeks North Jersey split-level for a match made in …

San Francisco

Articles about modern angular rural family home canada on Dwell.com - Dwell

Surrounded on all sides by a sweeping Canadian hayfield, the 23.2 House is an angular ode to rural life.<p>Once ashamed of his lackluster Chicago abode, architect Brad Lynch tore it down and started over with a family home that’s part...<p>Smitten from the start with a 1970s concrete villa in rural …

Architecture

The Commute

Deep in the freeze, you feel the tease of the new season ahead. You depart the same hour, flying west, and, for a moment, stand a chance of catching the sun. The sky bleeds some color, where just a week ago was only black. Clouds sketch a line in the sky, daring you to pull them away, revealing …

16 Ways to Roast Your Winter Vegetables

You've probably roasted vegetables before, and realized it's a pretty simple operation: Peel, chop, dress. Throw the vegetables into a hot oven, move 'em around once or twice, then let them caramelize. Wait 'til they're tender on the inside, crunchy on the outside (i.e., all hot and sexy, as …

Food

Dwell

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Home Tours

Articles about japanese home among trees uses bookshelves and glass walls on Dwell.com - Dwell

An established Japanese architecture firm with a yen for porous, indoor-outdoor living spaces crafts a hilltop perch for a young...<p>A distinctive wooden pattern lines the walls, floors, and ceilings of this compact home in Japan.<p>Covered in mirrored glass that’s transparent when viewed from within, …

Architecture

Articles about 26 books you need read if you love design on Dwell.com - Dwell

The ChampPhaidon Design Classics: 001–999.<p>Even with ample lot size, one Boulder couple opted to go small with their new home.<p>We’ve all seen interior design that almost brings us to the point of being ill.<p>The ads in the real estate section of the Sunday New York Times are a barometer of perceived …

Prefab Homes

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Design

The Definitive Reading List of the 14 Best Books of 2014 Overall

I consider my annual best-of reading lists a kind of Old Year’s resolutions in reverse — unlike traditional resolutions, which lay out an aspirational list of priorities for the new year, these represent a look back at the books that proved themselves most worth prioritizing over the setting year. …

How to Master Vegas Dining? Embrace Its Disparities

The gambling spirit seeped into my brain: After a weekend in Vegas I began looking at the restaurants where I’d dined in terms of deuces and perfect pairs (a blackjack side bet). "Perfect," of course, is a dangerous word. I hit four wins and broke even twice.<p>Two Celebrity-Chef Aces<p>The man on my …

Why Lefties Make Less

They've been subtly discriminated against since biblical times, but modern data suggests a significant gap in earnings.<p>There’s a stereotype that left-handed people are clumsier, but that might have something to do with the fact that they live in a world of objects optimized for the right-handed: …

Artist Walks For Hours In Snowshoes To Create Sublime Snow Drawings

Sonja Hinrichsen is a snow artist. It's not her official title -- she conducts a lot of art interventions in nature, and pursues photography and good ol' fashioned ink drawings. But her snow drawings are nestled rightfully at the top of her artist website, revealing what happens when a professional …

The Henry Ford of Books

The planet’s best-selling author since 2001, James Patterson has more than 300 million copies of his books in print, an army of co-writers, several TV deals in the works, and an estimated income of $90 million last year alone. But where’s the respect? Exploring the contradictions of this one-man …

Writing

Tolstoy’s Reading List: Essential Books for Each Stage of Life

Shortly after his fiftieth birthday, Leo Tolstoy succumbed to a deep spiritual crisis and decided to pull himself out by finding the meaning of life. He did so largely by reading voraciously across the world’s major philosophical and religious traditions, discovering great similarities in how they …

The Best Slow-Cooked Bolognese Sauce Recipe

When it comes to meat sauces, <i>ragù bolognese</i> is the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world. To arrive at this version, I started with Barbara Lynch's great recipe, adding a few tweaks here and there to enhance meatiness and texture (hello, pancetta, gelatin, and fish sauce!) and employing a …

The Food Lab: Slow-Cooked Bolognese Sauce

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>More<p>Pasta<p>Essential techniques, recipes, and more!<p>If there's one thing I miss most about New York (aside from the pizza, that is), it's the cold, snowy winters. Not just because I love the cold and I love snow days (I do!), but more because those cold, frosty days …

31 Delicious Things To Cook In December

The best way to stay warm is to start eating and drinking and never stop.

Cooking

Michigan's 3 Amazing Artisanal Mead Makers

Oft-cited as the progenitor of all booze, mead (a.k.a. honey wine) has been experiencing an artisanal revival in America, mostly thanks to a trio of …

Fresh Ricotta with Red Chile and Honey

Fresh ricotta is not only a delicious and versatile cheese, but also surprisingly easy to make. Andrew Zimmern likes to season his ricotta with honey …

At Last, Macaroni and Cheese Can Be Enjoyed Inside a Doughnut

The professional stunt burger makers at Philadelphia's <b>PYT</b> are heading out of their weird-burger comfort zone and straight into the realm of unnecessary food mash-ups: Behold the <b>Bacon Mac & Cheese Donut</b>, which yes, stuffs a glazed doughnut with bacon-laden macaroni and cheese, then tops it with …