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Cocktail Hour in Borrego Springs

In our September issue, we visited the Borrego Springs, California, home of Doug and Stacey Chapman Paton. Not only are they great collectors of mid-century art and design, but the couple also hosts the grooviest parties in town. Dab hands at the cocktail shaker, they shared with us two cocktail recipes that Stacey invented, both reliant on the fabulous citrus that grows in the nearby desert. Try this at home.
August 28, 2012
Tokyo Kitchen on Restaurant Day

Home Cooking

What if anyone could set up a cafe or a bar in their home, serving strangers specials du jour from their own kitchens? In Finland and beyond, a grassroots movement called Restaurant Day is growing.
August 22, 2012
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Friday Finds 08.17.12

Recipes, 1930s homesteader cabins, murals, and more in our round-up of the most clickable links from the week.
August 17, 2012
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Coffee Break: Albany's Local 123

San Francisco has its fair share of third-wave coffee so we jumped at the chance to visit one of the East Bay's newest offerings. On a pleasantly sleepy stretch of Solano Avenue, Berkeley-based Local 123 opened a cafe within Flowerland nursery. From a charming 1969 Airstream Streamline Princess trailer, proprietor Frieda Hoffman and her business partner Alex Ebel churn out lattes, macchiatos, single-drip cups of coffee, and more. And the setting—a verdant nursery—couldn't be more right. Hoffman's "perma-popup" is opposite of what we've come to expect from the many cafes that seem to be victims of their success. Instead of chaotic snaking lines of undercaffeinated denizens jonesin' for their morning fix, we were treated to a peaceful garden setting, and gladly traded the drone of indie rock for the chirp of birds. Local 123's menu features coffee from Four Barrel, vegan donuts from Pepples, and pastries from Starter Bakery. Have a look inside the cafe in our slideshow.
July 18, 2012
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Dwell's Coolest Kitchens

We've compiled a slideshow of some of our favorite kitchens we've featured in Dwell over the years, from a tiny galley kitchen in New York City to a wheelchair-accessible kitchen in California's wine country. Click through and get inspired!
June 8, 2012
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Local Fundraising

Creative projects get a leg up and their word out at gatherings that serve donations with a side of social capital. Move over, Kickstarter. Across the country, philanthropy is getting personalized.
May 23, 2012
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ICFF 2012: New from Black + Blum

Two products we really loved from the ICFF show floor came courtesy of Londoners Dan Black and Martin Blum: Thermo Pot and Eau Good. The former merges practicality and aesthetics in a smart cork-topped "food flask" (as the company calls the insulated container) and the latter takes a hard look at how we purify, transport, and consume drinking water.
May 20, 2012
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Coffee Break: San Francisco's The Mill

Although we usually focus on completed projects, it is equally interesting to check in during construction to see how a space develops. Things that our memories smooth over post-construction, like frustrations and changes in plans, are still rampant. That never-ending argument over where to put the couch just isn’t funny yet. To capture this oft-forgotten phase, we checked in with San Francisco coffee company, Four Barrel, a few months before opening The Mill, their second cafe. Four Barrel founders Jeremy Tooker and Jodi Geren have already seen success at their nearby Valencia Street location, and locals are eager to see how the new spot will match up. Resident baker Josey Baker shares what will be different, what inspires him, and why he can’t wait for the Mill’s opening in July
May 14, 2012