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Downstairs of Trattoria Popolare in Oslo.

5 Places to Visit in Oslo

The Scandinavian city offers a talented but humble design scene that plays homage to the rugged Nordic climate.
August 18, 2014
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LEGO Blocks Made from Chocolate

File under fantasy materials: LEGO-like blocks made from chocolate. In a Willy Wonka-esque move, designer Akihiro Mizuuchi has created a comestible that can be used to construct edible models. Modular building fans, eat your heart out.
August 15, 2014
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Great Bars in Small Spaces

Sips and square footage aren’t mutually exclusive, so why should small homes lack well-stocked bars? We share seven ways to upgrade your bar without sacrificing space.
August 5, 2014
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10 Dwell Store Picks from the Kitchen Experts at Food52

At Dwell, we are big fans of Food52, and can often be found browsing Provisions, its well-curated store of artisanal products, over our lunch breaks. Here, Food52 founders Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs share their favorite picks from the Dwell Store. Their selections, ranging from minimal sugar bowls to bright wireframe chairs, are both practical and pleasing additions to a kitchen (and beyond). Click through the slideshow to shop their favorite pieces.
July 31, 2014
Escali smartconnect kitchen scale.

Smart Kitchen Scale Is The New Food Journal

If the glut of fitness trackers available on the market is any indication, measurements and numbers motivate people. That fact works well for activity and movement, which can be easily monitored using accelerometers, but there hasn’t yet been an elegant solution for logging food consumption, a far greater factor in overall health. We’ve been mostly limited to elegant text-input food journals, which feel tedious and imprecise next to the dynamic graphs produced by fitness trackers. The Escali kitchen scale aims to take some of the tedium out of that process. It also integrates with the UP by Jawbone system, so nutrition information collected from the scale can be used for better body tracking all around. Available for $99.95.
July 22, 2014
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Supercooling Freezers—The Future of Refrigerators?

Manufacturers have added carbonation systems, fancy ice-makers, and video monitors to refrigerators, but the general idea of having two temperatures for the freezer and main unit have generally stayed the same for decades. Now, Mitsubishi has announced a line of refrigerators, including the MR-WX71Y and MR-WX61Y, that use a process called supercooling to chill food to three degrees below freezing. Available only in Japan, beginning August 2014, for $4,100.
July 21, 2014
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Smart Sous-Vide Cooker

Sous-vide (“under vacuum”) cooking means setting meat and vegetables inside a sealed bag and placing the whole thing in a container of temperature-controlled water. When done correctly, the result is tender chicken and silky eggs. Besides bringing you closer to molecular gastronomy, it’s far more glamorous than a Crock Pot. Mellow’s sous-vide cooker takes the connectivity found in thermostats and smart alarms and uses it to make an autonomous cooking system that won’t burn down the house. Available for preorder, $400.
July 17, 2014
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Must-Have Products for the Modern Kitchen

You’re out of excuses for preparing a subpar meal. Keep family and guests sated with the help of appliances and equipment that will make you think you have your own sous-chef.
July 10, 2014
Drop kitchen scale with bowl and rolling pin and accompanying iPad app

Drop Kitchen Scale and Baking Assistant

The Irish creator of this smart scale, dubbed Drop, got the idea from seeing his scientist sister bake with aplomb but run into difficulty when preparing portions for large groups. The resulting app and accompanying scale start with a recipe and serving size and then walk through the instructions as you add each component. Available for pre-order, $80.
July 7, 2014