Stainless Steel Bayou Fork 
by Ida Hsiang
Some of the coolest room and home decor themes are also the most minimal and deconstructed. It's a look that's hip and has just the right amount of edge for the home. There's a certain nonchalance about a place that looks great without appearing overly contrived. A half-finished, industrial style has a bad-boy appeal and is actually quite easy to achieve with just the right accents. Think metals - iron, steel, and chrome - and newer materials, like plastics and glass. By getting rid of clutter and adding simple furniture and unique decor, you can soon start living in your own street-savvy spot! Click on the slideshow for some great ideas on how to make your home sleek and industrial-chic!
Charlie Palmer is so much more than your average steakhouse. Executive chef Matt Hill grills up dry-aged steak from the eastern shore of Maryland, beautiful sauteed fish, and locally sourced produce to for his Washington, D.C. restaurant. As for the entrees, don't expect anything to be too manipulated; Hill likes to keep things simple, and doesn't underestimate the ability to showcase the natural flavors of his dishes. But do expect an impressive wine selection: the restaurant boasts 10,000 bottles of wine on the premise, 3,500 of which are displayed in an innovative wine cube. Step outside to the rooftop terrace and catch a glimpse of the magnificent view of the Capitol.