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How To Make Master French Chocolatier Jacques Torres' Famous Chocolate Chip Cookies

However, as much as it pains me to say it, these chocolate chip cookies by Jacques Torres are absolutely, without a doubt, the best chocolate chip cookies that I have ever made or tasted in my entire life. I guess that's why they call him Mr. Chocolate!<p>These are a chocolate chip cookie of another …

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Articles about 5 spacious san francisco homes on Dwell.com - Dwell

Any way you slice it, toast makes the most of any loaf.<p>A landscape architect in San Francisco harnesses an underground water source to create a lush marshland in his own backyard.<p>I was in San Francisco's Inner Richmond neighborhood a few days ago, and stopped by one of my favorite shops: Park Life, …

San Francisco

The Recipes That'll Help You Get More Blue Cheese In Your Life

Blue cheese is understandably polarizing. It's strong, stinky and to the uninitiated, can be visually off-putting. If you haven't taken your chances with blue cheese yet, you're selling yourself short. Whether it's Roquefort, Gorgonzola or Stilton, blue cheese is like a beautiful, deep well of …

10 Gorgeous Stained Glass Ideas for Your Home

We know, we know. The first thing you think of when you see “stained glass” is probably a church, and you’re probably wondering what this might have to do with your home. Well, the art of playing with light is definitely one that historic structures the world over have mastered, but you can also …

9 Easy-To-Steal Habits Of The Super Successful

We wish there was a handbook for success, but there isn’t. Here’s the next best thing: a list of ways you can realize your dreams–and be a more productive person in the process.<p>Wouldn’t it be great if success was simple?<p>But it isn’t.<p>There’s no one-size-fits-all answer for success in work and life, …

How to Make the Perfect Lobster Roll

<b>I have to credit Dr. Claw</b> for teaching me how good a lobster roll can be. The infamous Brooklyn "lobster pusher"—the guy who won fame and no small degree of notoriety for illegally selling lobster rolls out of his apartment—gave me the first one I ever liked: A warm, garlicky tube of soft, delicate …

New England

What an eyeful: the world's most beautiful buildings

Straight away we'll say that this isn't a top 10 list. There are just far too many styles of buildings, each worthy of a top 50: sacred buildings, homes, skyscrapers, theatres...<p>Instead, this is a list showing the variety of architectural beauty across the globe - and pointing you in the direction …

Passport photographs of celebrities - in pictures

The passport photograph is the most universal and democratic form of portraiture ever invented. Everyone has to obey the same rules: eyes forward, no grinning. But, as these passports of the stars reveal, even the brutality of the photo booth cannot dim true glamour

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Famous Sights Then And Now: The Colosseum (PHOTOS)

The ancient Colosseum of Rome, site of historic gladiator battles, has clearly had some structural issues: bits of rocks have fallen from it, causing many renovations and a 25 million dollar plan to build a barrier to protect tourists from falling rocks that should be finished in 2015.<p>But given …

Articles about 5 modern glass houses on Dwell.com - Dwell

It’s been awhile since we last visited the City of Light, so here’s a jaunt to five modern abodes we adore.<p>Philip Johnson and David Whitney used to invite great minds from the architecture, design, and art worlds to the Johnson-designed...<p>Refresh your home for the summer season with these simple …

Architecture

Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2013 shortlist - in pictures

The Royal Observatory Greenwich has announced the shortlist for the 2013 Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition. Photographers captured spectacular sights from across our solar system, the galaxy and beyond – from stunning auroras in the Earth's atmosphere to frenzied storms on the sun and …

35 Random Corners Of The Internet You Should Visit When You Need A Break

Bookmark this for when you're having a bad day or when you just need a distraction and want to play. There's something so soothing about these single-serving sites.<p>Major h/t to this post by Tumblr user Writing Weasels and the website The Useless Web for providing me with endless hours of amusement.

InterAct

Snowden offered job at Russia's top social network

Hours after the fugitive was given temporary asylum in Russia, the country's hugely popular VKontakte site offers him work as a programmer.<p>It's likely that Russia's top social-networking site VKontakte won't be seeking references from previous employers when recruiting U.S. whistleblower Edward …

Edward Snowden

Mistakes I've Made (And Lessons Learned Along The Way)

“The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.”<p>Mistake #1: Putting Process Over Projects (And People)<p>Anyone who has been designing …

Hotel Zenden by Wiel Arets Architects

Three monumental town houses, an interior completely clad in white, a pool in the basement, define <b>the Zenden</b>, a hotel designed by Wiel Arets near the …

Articles about 6 homes blending indoor and outdoor living space on Dwell.com - Dwell

You’ve known you were destined to dwell in outer space ever since you first saw The Jetsons.<p>At their house and flower farm in Los Angeles’s Glassell Park, Laura Gabbert and Andrew Avery bring friends, family, and a fleet...<p>Who doesn't love a good patio or back deck? We sure do. Take a peek at our …

Outdoor Spaces

Articles about 5 great home renovations around world part three on Dwell.com - Dwell

In this series, Sebastian Mariscal designs a home in Venice, California, that brings the outside in. We track the project...<p>People blog about just about everything, so why not the massive undertaking of building your house? More and more, we're coming...<p>Jenny Wu, a partner at Oyler Wu …

California

85 Inspiring Bohemian Living Room Designs

Creating a boho chic living room means creating an absolutely different and your personalized atmosphere. Actually, the best feature of this style is …

Articles about inside renovated cottage marin on Dwell.com - Dwell

A Bay Area landscape designer works her yard like a jigsaw puzzle, packing a bevy of distinctive destinations into a steep and...<p>A sagging ranch house is reborn as a spacious cabin with a soaring roof in Harbert, Michigan.<p>With a confident color palette and clever space-saving tricks, designer Peter …

Lake Erie

Articles about home textile designer orla kiely on Dwell.com - Dwell

Orla Kiely furnishes her renovated Victorian house with her signature prints.<p>In Handcrafted Modern, photographer Leslie Williamson captured precisely these quiet moments in the homes of designers whose work...<p>While Russel Wright was helping shape America's sense of modern design in the mid 20th …

San Francisco

Weed, NyQuil, And Dongs: The Secret Ingredients Behind Voodoo Doughnut

Cereal, penises, NyQuil, even weed. Nothing is off limits for the creative minds behind Voodoo Doughnut, which is exactly what’s made them so darned delightful.<p>Long before the resurgence of Brooklyn and the birth of the Cronut, there was a West Coast revolution in sugar, flour, and yeast. These …

Futuristic House With Abstract Shape In Mexico

This futuristic house is located in Cancun, Mexico, and was designed by SO Studio. The architecture definitely marks the house and it stands out from …

Architecture

Van Gogh Paintings In Motion - The Fox Is Black

Luca Agnani, an Italian designer and animator, has taken the classic works of Vincent Van Gogh, and brought them to life. He’s created a short film …

Contemporary Garden Room by Capital A Architecture

Wishing for a contemporary room to enjoy views of a freshly landscaped yard, this homeowner commissioned Níall Hedderman, director of Capital A …

Articles about modern australian homes part one on Dwell.com - Dwell

You've already seen our favorites in Sydney and on Australia's southern coast.<p>Babies happen. They can even happen in a modern home.<p>After untold hours in the air, and an unexpected 4AM stop in New Caladonia, I finally arrived in Melbourne, Australia, to...<p>In this series, trace the story of …

Santa Fe

Landscapes Formed From Human Bodies by Carl Warner | Colossal

<p>In this series of photographs by Carl Warner, human bodies have been contorted, lit, and manipulated to form expansive landscapes reminiscent of …

Sharad Haksar photographer (r)

Articles about promo daily daniel seung lee on Dwell.com - Dwell

Today's Photographer Promotional Piece We Love and Why: Sasha...<p>Today's Photographer Promotional Piece We Love and Why: José...<p>Today's Photographer Promotional Piece We Love and Why: Joe...<p>In this installment of Photographer's Promotional Pieces We Love and Why: Andrea...<p>In this installment of …

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