Viraj Vaidya

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Secrets of a Travel Writer

Everyone is a travel writer, but not everyone knows it. Tweets, snapshots, and scribbled notes are threads in a yarn that only you can tell. So what’s the difference between your trip and a travel writer’s? A deadline. You can come home from Bhutan with a smile; a writer had better return with a …

A New Sherlock Holmes Story Was Just Found In An Attic After Being Lost For 111 Years

And you can read it online!<p>"Usually people would throw out these books or sell them off. It has been in my family for quite a while now," Elliot told <i>The Telegraph</i>. "I have no idea if it has ever been published...I have no idea how many they made and sold."<p>"I've always been interested in history and …

31 Problems Only Dog Owners Understand

You love him so much, but you put up with a lot for your pup.<p>Interior design by Ruthie Sommers.<p><b>1. Early-morning walks in freezing weather.</b> You have to put on so many layers just to go around the block, and he'll be sure to stop and sniff every single tree, fire hydrant, and trash can as you</b> …

Articles about these transformations show why challenging renovations are worth it on Dwell.com - Dwell

Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron talks us through Dwell's February 2015 issue.<p>The best use for a building can be reuse.<p>Tucked into the side of a scenic San Francisco hill, one of the city’s more diminutive houses battles everything from dry rot to...<p>An inspiring renovation gives new life to a …

The 5 Biggest Mistakes You Make When Painting Furniture

Improve a less-than-stellar piece with paint, patience, and my tricks. I had the oops moments; now you can learn from them.<p>There's no shortage of tutorials about painting furniture online. And I've used a lot of them to paint dressers, console tables, chairs, mirrors, and more. But I have found …

This Speaker Upgrades Its Software So It Never Becomes Obsolete

Futureproof your sound system<p>Obsolescence is one of the most annoying problems in technology: You save up to buy the newest piece of hardware only to have it eclipsed by a newer, shinier version just a few months later. What if our electronics were built to evolve instead?<p>That’s the thinking behind …

32 of the Best Gifts for the Men in Your Life

Psst ... pick up a few things for yourself while you're at it.<p>Even though you like to joke that he couldn't shop for himself if his life depended on it, you still want to get him something for his birthday, Father's Day, or the holidays that shows how well you know the guy. These smart ideas will …

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8 Ways To Make Your Garden Look Like It Belongs In The Hamptons

A new coffee table tome, The Big Book of the Hamptons, compiles an eyeful of lush properties from the iconic and extravagant summer destination.<p><b>1.</b> Even if you're surrounded by woods, keep your lawn, boxwoods, privet and hedges meticulously manicured.<p><b>2.</b> However, grant your flowers the freedom to …

Articles about 8 products indoor and urban gardening on Dwell.com - Dwell

We combed the latest publishing catalogs for a selection of tomes that illuminate all things green, from macro (land art) to...<p>Today’s planters are smarter than ever. They breathe, they drain, and some even light up. So whether your thumb is as green as...<p>This morning on our #ModernMonday chat, …

The World Is About To Fall In Love With The Fashionable Grandpas Of Instagram

A new Instagram account called @fashiongrandpas is gaining popularity for showcasing the sartorial styles of the 70+ crowd in New York. 23-year-old Christina Belchere, who works in Fashion PR, started the account back in March after noticing dapper old men scuffling about around her office on 57th …

This Smartphone-Controlled Paper Toy Drone Is About To Hit The Masses

The PowerUp 3.0, a device that lets you pilot a paper airplane with your smartphone, will ship 20,000 straight to Kickstarter backers, VentureBeat reports. It's set to go on sale to the public this summer.<p>PowerUp 3.0 is the brainchild of former Israeli Air Force pilot and inventor Shai Goitein, who …