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23 Thanksgiving Centerpieces For A Chic Holiday Dinner

Celebrate the bounties of your dinner table in style.<p>No matter how you're celebrating, these easy and elegant centerpiece ideas and flower arrangements will bring your family and friends together in style. Plus, get inspired by even more chic Thanksgiving decorating ideas!

Articles about california cottage renovated easy indoor outdoor living on Dwell.com - Dwell

When you are involved in building renovations, whether a small scale domestic renovation project or a large scale industrial job...<p>Southern California often conjures up visions of sun, sand, and surf—but for the modernist, it also brings to mind midcentury...<p>In the hot and humid South, time seems …

Lake Erie

We Test Tesla's New Autopilot Feature

Do you habitually dine while driving? Suffer from aggravated road-texting syndrome? Have yet to master Bluetooth communication skills? If so, you are a clinically distracted driver and a prime candidate for a Tesla Model S—now that the company has rolled out its new Autopilot feature.<p>As part of its …

Autonomous Cars

A Sunday Brunch Soiree? No Problem!

There’s almost nothing more gratifying than settling into a long, decadent, slightly boozy brunch with a bunch of friends on the weekend. Well, except one thing: Making a restaurant-worthy brunch yourself and impressing the pants off of all said friends. And, being a pro, you’ve totally got this. …


The Cosmo, Reconsidered

In a latter-day season of <i>Sex and the City</i>, a moment arises when heroine Carrie Bradshaw comes face-to-face with what her next few decades might hold.<p>"What are we going to do?" She cries to her trio of gal pals over cocktails. "Sit around bars sipping Cosmos and sleeping with strangers when we’re …

Los Angeles

15 No-Fuss Fish Dinners For Any Night Of the Week

You sidle up to the fish counter, peer in at the lobsters moonwalking in their tank, squeak the name of a fish at the monger, and moments later, they hand it to you wrapped in paper. What next? Whether you're cooking fish for the first time, a vegetarian returning to the field (ahem—waters), or …


A Dinner Party—To Impress

Throwing an impressive dinner party is one of the most satisfying things a die-hard cook and entertainer can do—but it’s not easy. A successful dinner party means that you’re straddling the line between chef and host, seemingly effortlessly floating from living room to dining room refilling drinks …

Die Hard

To Grow More Crops, Cultivate the Birds and Bees

There’s a point of view about raising crops that you hear a lot: if we’re going to feed the nine billion people who are expected to be inhabiting this planet in the year 2050, we will need to expand and intensify the farming we do now. That means producing at least twice as much food, at a time …

A Spooky Tale In Time For Halloween: Weather Cuts Into Pumpkin Crop

It's pumpkin-selling season, and crowds are flocking to farms to pick out their own jack-o'-lanterns. But this year, challenging weather conditions have cut the supply of pumpkins — both for carving and canning.<p>Heavy summer rains in parts of the Midwest and elsewhere have left many farmers short on …


3 Tricks To Getting A Strong Wi-Fi Connection No Matter Where You Are

Netflix on the deck? No problem.<p>Sadly, we're not yet living in an age of ubiquitous high-speed Wi-Fi access—there are still internet black spots hiding in distant basement corners and the edges of the yard where it can be difficult to get on Facebook let alone Netflix.<p>Take heart though, because …