Vietnamese Noodle Bowls with Grilled Shrimp from The Picnic

Sunset Digital Editions Managing Editor Erika Ehmsen loves al fresco dining so much that she’s stashed a stack of plastic plates, utensils, and—most importantly—unbreakable wine glasses within easy reach of her kitchen deck, and she keeps a water-resistant picnic blanket folded in the trunk of her car. Here, she takes a stab at cooking two ingredients she’s always wanted to cook more of—raw shrimp and […]

Design Ideas That Matter: Q&A with Minimalist Joshua Fields Millburn

  Note: We featured 14 innovators in the world of home design in our April issue, but didn’t get a chance to share everything they said on page. Over the next week, we’re sharing in-depth interviews with three of the subjects. The second is below. See the first one here. 

Are You Going Gaga For Lady Gaga’s Chickens?

Lady Gaga, backyard homesteader? It’s true—Gagaloo has taken in six plump hens. The fact that in just one day, Gaga’s Instagram post collected nearly 150,000 likes and 2,400 comments should tell you one thing: We’re probably going to be seeing an uptick in backyard chickens. Such is the power of G.

5 Ideas for Decorating with Recyclables from the San Francisco Decorator Showcase

Yesterday I toured San Francisco’s 38th annual Decorator Showcase. I saw the wacky, the inspired, and everything in between–and a remarkable amount of features using recycled materials. Don’t believe a high-end home could have this much reuse? Check the photo evidence below, then tell me which is your favorite.