Simply Home

During a stroll through the up-and-coming "U" Street district of Washington DC last weekend, I stumbled on the mini-universe of Simply Home, an all-encompassing home design store and restaurant. In one room they have a fascinating array of artifacts and products, thanks to an ongoing collaboration with villagers all over Thailand, and in the other you find yourself in a far-east Asian minimalist dining paradise …

London’s Ready to Eat

London's passion for all things fresh and homemade has created a city full of markets, shops and restaurants that ask you to slow down and enjoy your food. While in town this week we've hit three of London's best food halls. While they all have a lot in common—each sells a range of packaged gourmet items, fresh fruits, vegetables and prepared items, and offers the …

Dark Dining

Now fixtures in several major European cities, restaurants where guests eat in complete darkness are a growing trend — Los Angeles' Opaque introduced their weekly blackout meals just last July. Now, for the second year running, Dark Dining Projects brings a more artsy, seasonal version to New York. Founded by Dana Salisbury, a multidisciplinary artist, Dark Dining Projects not only forgoes lighting, but approaches the …