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Articles about 5 ways use concrete bathroom on Dwell.com - Dwell

This week's top 5 homes focus on the beautiful design element, wood.<p>In light of the Eichler-inspired prefab house from our Dec/Jan Issue, we found five different ways to celebrate, purchase, or...<p>These modern sanctuaries will add a touch of zen to your routine.<p>It might seem strange to be thinking …

Prefab Homes

Articles about 8-modern-desks-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 …

Lofts

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5 Things Elite Entrepreneurs Always Do (And You Should, Too)

Entrepreneurs spend their money to make the most money.<p><i>What are some of the habits entrepreneurs have that other people dont? originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question.</i><p><b>Answer by Oliver Emberton, Founder of Silktide, on Quora:</b><p>Most people spend their money to get the most <b>utility</b></b> …

From Mickey To Mowgli: Who Was The Real Walt Disney?

The Walt Disney Company gave PBS’s American Experience the keys to the Magic Kingdom and promised not to interfere. Here’s what happened.<p>When PBS’s <i>American Experience</i> set out to document Walt Disney’s life three years ago, it anticipated a fool’s errand.<p>“I really thought it was going to be an …

The Guacamole Recipe To End All Guacs

It should be Guacamole Day every day.<p>It was only a few months ago (yet it seems so far away) when the New York Times nearly tipped the Earth's axis by suggesting we all put peas in our guacamole.<p>"Actually no," people said. "Not buying [it]," Obama said. "F*ck off with your pea guacamole, New York …

Tomatoes

Become the Next E.L. James With This New Book Publishing Service

<i>So</i> many of us have dreams of becoming a published author, whether via a book or a media company. But it’s no secret that with those dreams comes the harsh reality of the difficulties that book publishing entails. From early manuscripts to the final product being in the hands of e-readers …

Articles about branch out 8 modern tree houses on Dwell.com - Dwell

Arborsculpturist Richard Reames has spent the past 16 years making more than 100 sculptures, chairs, pieces of furniture, tool...<p>Each week, we tap into Dwell's Instagram community to bring you the most viral design and architecture shots of the week.<p>I grew up in Bethel NY, in a home that might as …

Architecture

Hawaiian day trips: Moloka‘i

With its variety of microclimates, multifaceted history and diverse flora and fauna, Hawaii is made for day trips. In just one afternoon, a visitor can hike a rocky pine forest, learn the stories of an isolated colony of Hansen's Disease patients and then take in a breezy ocean vista.<p>In this …

Almond & Coconut Cake: A Happy Accident

<i>If the grocery store isn't your favorite place, it should be. We're sleuthing for the best back-of-the-box recipes and each week we'll share our latest find.</i><p><i>Today: Looking for salad and ending up with cake</i>—<i>my life in eight words.</i><p>I almost over-baked this cake. I was sitting on the couch with the …

Dessert

20 Game Night Games Better Than Cards Against Humanity

Party on! Game nights are typically the best nights. Seriously, what’s more fun than sitting around the table playing a game, drinking a cocktail or two and laughing with friends?! We’d totally take that over a night sweating (even without twerking) at the club. You know you’ve made it through that …

Good Morning Sunol

Portraits of Sphynx Cats Explore What Cats Look Like Under All That Fluff

Want to see what cats look like without their fluffy coats of fur? Look no further than the Sphynx cat, which was developed specifically to look …

Why fresh water shortages will cause the next great global crisis

Last week drought in São Paulo was so bad, residents tried drilling through basement floors for groundwater. As reservoirs dry up across the world, a billion people have no access to safe drinking water. Rationing and a battle to control supplies will follow<p>Water is the driving force of all nature, …

São Paulo

Archaeologists find two 'lost cities' deep in Honduras jungle

Archaeological team say they have set foot in a place untouched by humans for at least 600 years in a site that may be the ‘lost city of the monkey god’<p>Archaeologists have discovered two lost cities in the deep jungle of Honduras, emerging from the forest with evidence of a pyramid, plazas and …

Archaeology

9 Things to Do to Grow As a Leader

Corporations, governments, universities and global development organizations alike have released research highlighting a shortage of quality leaders. However, more than ever before, the need for globally-minded leaders is at an all-time high. While leadership is not something that is developed …

15 Easy Dinners You Can Make in Under 30 Minutes

Everyone has those busy days when you have to grab a protein bar for a <b>breakfast on the go</b> and you skip lunch because you have too much work. By the time you get home at the end of the day, you're tired, you're hungry and <b>Easy Mac</b> just isn't gonna cut it. Luckily for you, these satisfying and …

Upcoming Steve Jobs Book Promises 'Sensational' New Stories, Launches March 24

There's a new Steve Jobs book set to be published later this month, penned by Brent Schlender, a reporter who interviewed Jobs several times throughout his life and became close to him, and Rick Tetzeli, Executive Editor at Fast Company. Called <i>Becoming Steve Jobs</i>, the book aims to go beyond …

Jony Ive

Infographic: A Look at the Sleep Habits of the Rich + Famous

While we’ve been busy trying to figure out the healthiest amount of sleep and what time is the best time to go to bed, the rich and famous have been setting their own sleep patterns, for better or for worse. While some famous figures tried to eschew sleep altogether (not a good idea), most try to …

World's First Plantable Coffee Cup Biodegrades Into Seedlings After Use

Given America's caffeine addiction, it's no surprise that to-go coffee cups contribute significant amounts of waste to landfills. One California-based company has a solution to cut back on coffee-related trash: cups that can be planted. Seeds embedded in fibers that make up the cup's walls will …

Coffee

All About Pressure Cookers

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: Give fast food a try -- pressure cooker expert and author of Cooking Under Pressure, Lorna Sass, walks us through this magical, misunderstood …

You Can Now Build Your Entire Kitchen with Ikea (Appliances Too!)

IKEA unveils a new, modular kitchen system complete with appliances.<p>If you’re interested in installing a new kitchen you might want to check out IKEA. The giant Swedish retailer has just redesigned its entire range from sizing to interior fittings, replacing its old model, Akurum, with Sektion, a …

Remote Controls

Role Call | Fanny Moizant, Entrepreneur

Fanny Moizant, co-founder of Vestiaire Collective, says listen to your customers, suppliers, colleagues and mentors, because “growing a business is …

Entrepreneurship

Articles about introduction airport design on Dwell.com - Dwell

The kitchen has evolved from a closed-off satellite to the most open, doted-upon room in the house—and repository of our dreams...<p>Eating has always been a sociable event, from primitive campfire cooking to reclining on lectuli at lavish Greek and Roman...<p>The ancient Greeks did it in the agora; the …

Kansas City

6 of the Most Unbelievably Cheap Paradises on Earth

By: John Marshall<p><i>Credit: Justin Sawn/Flickr</i><p>Everyone at one time or another has wanted to get away from it all and beach/ski/paraglide-bum it in some foreign land. Small problem: that's very expensive. Or is it? (That's our sweet rhetorical way of saying maybe not.) Check this list of 12 shockingly …

The Shape of Things to Come

How an industrial designer became Apple’s greatest product.<p>I. Launch Day<p>In recent months, Sir Jonathan Ive, the forty-seven-year-old senior vice-president of design at Apple—who used to play rugby in secondary school, and still has a bench-pressing bulk that he carries a little sheepishly, as if it …

Product Design

That’s a Great Question! A New Freakonomics Radio Podcast

(Photo: Steven Straiton)Having been at the Freakonomics Radio podcast for a while now, I’ve noticed a trend. During an interview, you ask someone a …

Charlie Rose