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This Plain White Cake Has A Festive Surprise Inside!

Wish your friends a Happy 4th of July with this genius treat.<p>This is a simple white cake with a patriotic surprise inside. First thing's first, you need five 9-inch cakes: two white, two red, and one blue. You can use the recipe here, or any favorite white cake recipe that you have. After making a …


The Ultimate 4th of July Dessert

Layers of meringue, fruit, and whipped cream become a simple yet sublime dessert that's perfect for a summer evening. Alex Hitz shows us how to make summer berry pavlova with bourbon whipped cream.<p>Have you ever seen anything so gorgeous?! This is a masterpiece of a dessert, a show-stopper made from …

Articles about leeding way on - Dwell

One day last April there was great excitement on Highland Avenue, a quiet, hilly street (on which this writer happens to live) of...<p>New York–based designer Todd Bracher represents the United States at an important furniture fair in Germany.<p>A killer bachelor pad in Hollywood, the manliest chair of …

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Articles about fertile grounds on - Dwell

Nestled in an apple grove in Sebastopol, California, the Orchard House is a rural idyll.<p>A cornerstone of Portland, Oregon’s plan to eradicate homelessness, the Bud Clark Commons supportive housing project proves that...<p>High school students at Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall school in Massachusetts got an …


Articles about village people on - Dwell

Amidst the pedestrian-friendly maze of leafy streets in New York City’s West Village, LOT-EK, a firm whose designs focus on the...<p>Since the dawn of e-commerce, many businesses have been liberated from the steep costs of renting retail space and paying...<p>Civic leaders in Oakland, California, have …

Casa CorManca by PAUL CREMOUX studio

The plot of land that Casa CorManca is built on might be small (39′ x 42′) but the structure itself is anything but. The front exterior looks to be a …

4 Strike Bike by Lex van Stekelenburg

<b>4 Strike Bike concept</b> was born out of physical complain when Lex van Stekelenburg, a surgeon and cyclists, developed back and shoulder complaints …

6 Supercharged Kitchen Innovations

Not your average appliances.<p>From a refrigerator that dispenses seltzer to a dishwasher that connects to Wi-Fi, these new appliances and kitchen trends deliver more than hot water in 2013.

6 Cool Bathroom Gadgets

A faucet that doubles as a hand dryer and more.<p>A faucet that doubles as a hand dryer, a tub that's also a sound system, and more high-tech products deliver way more than hot water.

A Bold Bathroom With a Chevron Floor

A luminous bathroom with a dramatic detail.<p>In a New York City bathroom designed by Alla Akimova, the walls and surfaces are made of glass. But in this luminous room, the drama is really on the floor tile. Read the interview with the designer.

Readers' Real Home Makeover Ideas

Reader-tested tips to update a room.<p>We asked you to post ideas for transforming a room on House Beautiful's Facebook page. Here are some favorites.

Inside Brian McCarthy's Greek Revival Farmhouse in New York

Layers of art and objects add a personal touch.<p>Designer Brian McCarthy filled his Greek Revival-style country house in Kerhonkson, New York, with layers of art and objects he's collected through the years. To him, it's not about "decorating" — it's about furnishing a room with the things you love. …

22 Essential Gadgets Your Kitchen Needs Now

This wine fridge is all we can think about now.<p>You may not be able to redo your entire kitchen right now, but you can totally invest in a few cool kitchen gadgets that look sleek, but can also make your cooking life a whole lot easier. We've rounded up some of the most innovative kitchen products …

The Top 10 Kitchens of 2012

The best kitchen designs.<p>This year in kitchen design we saw the introduction of cozy elements such as fireplaces and farm tables and unexpected color popping up on cabinets, sinks, and ceilings. Designers used a modern mix of materials: an antique hutch paired with a glass backsplash; an Ikea …

72 Kitchens That'll Make You Want To Redo Yours

You've been dreaming of that custom backsplash forever. Now's the time.<p>The kitchen is probably the most used room in your house, so you want it to be a space you enjoy spending time in. From country casual to sleek and modern — and everything in between — we've got all the kitchen inspiration you …

Lynn Butler Beling on Updating a Farmhouse Kitchen

Lynn Butler Beling discusses how she created a light and airy kitchen with splashes of blue in Southampton, New York.<p><b>Christine Pittel: Looks like you hardly changed a thing.</b><p><b>Lynn Butler Beling:</b> That's the idea, but actually it was a complete overhaul. This is an 1880s farmhouse that used to be in …

Decorating Your Kitchen for Spring

8 Ways to Create a Family-Friendly Kitchen

5 Ways a Designer Stretches a Budget

How Meg Braff redid a Palm Beach home.<p>Designer Meg Braff kept to her client's budget when she decorated this Palm Beach house for a snappy, 'with it' mom of three. The decorator shares her decorating advice.