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A Kitchen Less Ordinary: Plain English Designs Against Type

Kitchens have to push against preconceived notions. They must perform as entertaining spaces and sites of culinary excellence. They sell homesand define “lifestyles”—but really, deep down, all we want ... read more

How to build your own home and be a Grand Designer

But it wasn't all plain sailing. The day before the builder was due on site he called to check what type of ... complete with a kitchen and bathrooms. This costs around £2,000 per sq m. Or go for a ... read more

Descend Into Great Britain’s Network of Secret Nuclear Bunkers

The wind howls over the hatch above our heads as Hanlon—no expert, just an enthusiast—describes how the room would have been used, as an outpost of English civility and ... would be sealed and it ... read more

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Attracting immigrants to revitalize a city

But this was no ordinary city, and these were no ordinary times ... If someone else wanted to try to draw immigrants to Cleveland, "I will not be against it," Jackson told The Plain Dealer in early ... read more

Nathan Myhrvold’s Recipe for a Better Oven

This technology, however, needs work before it can be cost-effective for the home kitchen. In the meantime, oven designers should be seeking less ... conspire against consistency. The thermostats in ... read more

How “Good Design” Failed Us

Beyond the “kitchen debate,” there was a general question in the “good design” era, among people on every side of the Cold War, as to whether design actually benefited ordinary people ... one of the ... read more

Curtain call: Examining the evolution of Japan’s humble ‘noren’

Nagano says that producing a noren is similar to making a kimono, if less intricate. First, a design is created ... for majikirinoren, a type of curtain used indoors to create a partition in homes and ... read more

The Life and Death of a Mexican Hitman

See the original version in English here ... and while The Saint is up against the wall, The Monkey makes a grab for the empire. To many, it’s treason, plain and simple, of the kind that would rip any ... read more

The Best Coffee Grinders for Making Your Mornings Easier

We used the same type of coffee beans throughout the process. It goes without saying that a $75 coffee grinder will likely be less substantial than a $750 ... spelling out the selection both in ... read more


There again was that awful image of women locked away from the world in the kitchen ... for ordinary speech. It was clear that my guest lecturer attached great importance to this, which is ... read more

An unlikely messenger becomes a guiding spirit to young Muslims

His English teachers, he says now ... He’s sporting a bushy, mustache-less beard and a gray suit. He is 43 years old. But somehow he still carries the same badness and verve that enlivened the album ... read more

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