Latest Articles in Food

postcard movin on uptown raymond lawrence interior

Guide to the Uptown Design District in Palm Springs

Work your way up North Palm Canyon Drive, and you'll hit the highest concentration of modern shopping and dining in Palm Springs. The Uptown Design District brims over with contemporary and mid-century design, a fantastically colorful trio of boutiques from local star Trina Turk, toothsome California fare from Jake's and Trio, and the high-design concept shop Raymond | Lawrence. Trading yesteryear's kitsch for today's sophistication, the savvy design shopper can't afford to miss these few blocks.
February 21, 2013

How To: Stock Your Cellar

To aide in organizing and building your wine collection, here are five easy steps to cellar nirvana. Enjoy these wine cellar tips that will serve as a tool in helping you vary your bottle selections and always have the perfect wine on hand for any occasion.
February 19, 2013
Chef Eric Ripert making Cod Basquaise

Recipe: Eric Ripert's Cod Basquaise

For our March Interiors issue, we had the rare chance to see what the private kitchen of a top chef looks like. Eric Ripert invited us into his New York City apartment to see the new efficiency kitchen that he and Poggenpohl co-designed. Find the issue on newsstands February 5 for the full story and read the his recipe for Cod Basquaise below.
January 22, 2013
Bar from Dining reduced

The Corner Store, San Francisco

Tiring of the Prohibition-era style pervasive in San Francisco's bars and restaurants, the owners and design team behind recently opened The Corner Store opted to channel "something more in tune with the happy, hopeful, and welcoming vibe of a 1950s community corner store and soda shop—minus the kitsch and cliche of a typical diner," says Clinton Miller, the project's architect. Located on Masonic at Geary, right above the Geary underpass, the restaurant is a welcome addition to the neighborhood with a menu that tastes as good as the interior looks (be sure not to miss the house burger with bacon jam). "I wanted to create a light airy interior where someone could just as easily sit and enjoy the classic food with a homemade soda at lunch or a boozy milkshake after a nice long dinner," says Miller.
October 16, 2012
heath ceramics san francisco garza marfa

Coffee Break: Heath Ceramics and Blue Bottle

Heath Ceramics recently opened a factory and retail location in San Francisco and partnered with Blue Bottle Coffee to open a cafe inside of the 60,000-square-foot former industrial laundry. Thanks to the keen design eye of Commune—who helped with the look and feel of the interiors—and structural wizardry of Charles Hemminger of hemmingerarchitects—who helped refine the architecture—Heath has a new home at 18th Street and Alabama befitting its wares. "We needed more space," says Heath co-owner Cathy Bailey, who had a studio in the neighborhood years ago. "The original building in Sausalito was built in 1959 with the agenda to be a dinnerware factory. Over the years, it's grown and we have no more space. The difference between the new Heath and the old Heath is that we do everything ourselves—sell directly, manufacture, and design in-house. We didn't want to build way out in the valley, away from everyone; we wanted to stay close to customers, in a vibrant environment."
September 27, 2012
ff diana 090712

Friday Finds 09.07.12

In this chapter of Friday Finds, studio visits with Belgian designers, a controversial statement against architects, wearable art, and more.
September 7, 2012
Domenica Cookware Alessi

Modern Cookware, Old and New

One of the best parts of working at Dwell is the neverending onslaught of modern home goods we get to see, from dishtowels to doorknobs to desktop speakers. And after wrapping up September's entertaining issue, we've had kitchens on the brain. Two recent cookware introductions have especially piqued my interest: one, a Danish modern classic re-introduced to the mass market courtesy of Crate & Barrel; the other, a brand-new collection of "serving" cookware from Alessi. 
September 7, 2012

Hot Pot by Black+Blum

Most BBQs can flame grill a burger just fine, but for the 355 or so days out of the year that it isn't in use, Black+Blum's Hot Pot one-ups its counterparts: The terra cotta cooker ($124) also doubles as an herb planter.
September 7, 2012
Modern cocktail party with various platters of food

Entertaining Tips from Dwell Contributors

It took a small army of contributing writers and photographers to bring the stories in our first-ever entertaining issue, Open House (September 2012), to life. Many are consummate hosts themselves and we polled a few to get the low down on their go-to recipes and party advice. Read on for mixology tips, an easy summer meal, and one way to set the vibe for a casual get together that involves a muted surf movie.
August 29, 2012