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This Oceanfront Frontier Home is a Living Art Gallery – and Nature is its Featured Artist

This Oceanfront Frontier Home is a Living Art Gallery – and Nature is its Featured Artist

Quadra Island’s cliffs overlook one of the most dynamic visual landscapes in the world. This remote island outside of Vancouver is virtually undisturbed, a 21-mile sliver with a small permanent population of natives and newcomers. For miles in every direction, the scenery exists as it did centuries ago. Today, a […]

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This Might Look Like a Vintage Porsche, But It’s a Brand New State-of-the-Art Beast

This Might Look Like a Vintage Porsche, But It’s a Brand New State-of-the-Art Beast

At a glance, you might think this is one of the best-restored vintage Porsches on the road. In reality, it’s so much more than that. It’s the Singer Porsche 911 Targa, and it’s a classic Porsche built from the ground up. This isn’t a Porsche restored, it’s a Porsche re-imagined by […]

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This Magnificent Locavore Temple is Coming to Portland: the James Beard Public Market

This Magnificent Locavore Temple is Coming to Portland: the James Beard Public Market

The culinary icon and namesake of the James Beard culinary awards was born and raised in Portland, Oregon. He spent time as a child exploring the many farmers markets in the city, those that provided the bounty from the farms of Oregon. This helped form James Beard’s passion for locally-sourced […]

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Yeah, Lexus Just Made Your Hoverboard Dreams Come True

Yeah, Lexus Just Made Your Hoverboard Dreams Come True

Stop whatever you’re doing and think about this. It’s 2015, and Lexus just revealed what they are claiming to be a working prototype hoverboard. A working prototype. That means that this beautiful piece of technology floats above the ground on some kind of magic. They haven’t said much about the […]

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This Slick, Gravity-Defying Record Player Will Have You Rearranging Your Living Room

This Slick, Gravity-Defying Record Player Will Have You Rearranging Your Living Room

You’re going to want to dust off your vinyl collection. There’s a sweet new turntable on Kickstarter from the people that brought you the Gramovox bluetooth gramophone. Like the gramophone that came before it, the Gramovox Floating Record player is designed to be a functional decoration. It’ll play your favorite records […]

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This Mirrored Forest House in New York is Embedded into Ancient Glacier Rock

This Mirrored Forest House in New York is Embedded into Ancient Glacier Rock

This home began to take shape many millennia ago. The Pound Ridge House by Kieran Timberlake is built to be an extension of the glacier-formed rock beneath it. It is a home “in the woods” but also “of the woods”, a residence built to celebrate the forest around it. In effect, […]

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This Graphic Designer’s Motorcycle is Unlike Any Other

This Graphic Designer’s Motorcycle is Unlike Any Other

The daily commute has to be a genuine pleasure for this graphic designer. The Thrive Motorcycles T005 Cross is a one-of-a-kind custom build based on the 2008 Yamaha Scorpio. It was completely re-designed by Thrive Motorcycles in Jakarta, a design that bears no trace of the original. It’s a visual work of art that is […]

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A Creative Architect Re-Imagined This Townhouse into a Tower of Glass

A Creative Architect Re-Imagined This Townhouse into a Tower of Glass

An old townhouse in Antwerp has been re-imagined for 21st century living. The architects at Sculp[it] have split the home into two philosophical perspectives — the traditional facade in front and a modern glass volume in the rear. It represents the marriage of old Belgian traditions and contemporary progress, and the result is […]

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MVMT Chrono Watch: A Cinematic Look at the Darling of Crowd-Funded Fashion

MVMT Chrono Watch: A Cinematic Look at the Darling of Crowd-Funded Fashion

The MVMT Chrono Watch is the second watch offering from the budget-minded watch brand MVMT. MVMT has been a success story since their crowd-funding effort on Indiegogo made them an overnight sensation. Their mission is to produce casual, stylish watches that are accessible in price. The first watch was available for just $95, […]

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Architect Transforms a Decaying Tenement into an Upcycled Urban Paradise in Vietnam

Architect Transforms a Decaying Tenement into an Upcycled Urban Paradise in Vietnam

As the buildings around this narrow tenement fell into disrepair, its owner gathered their discarded dressings. The shutters, doors, bricks and beams of the neighborhood were secured under his watch, with the hope of one day taking a new shape. Recently, Block Architects restored this home using these discarded materials, […]

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3D Printers Are Now Ready to Start Building Infrastructure: Meet the MX3D Bridge

3D Printers Are Now Ready to Start Building Infrastructure: Meet the MX3D Bridge

Is there any object that can’t be 3D printed? We’ve seen 3D printed houses, cars, bikes, shoes, even food!  Now a company in Amsterdam is using 3D printers to build city infrastructure. The MX3D Bridge project uses 3D printing technology to craft steel structures that can support thousands of pounds of weight. Soon, […]

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Oculus Touch Brings Tactile, Responsive Motion Control to Virtual Reality

Oculus Touch Brings Tactile, Responsive Motion Control to Virtual Reality

Virtual reality goggles have made a lot of headway over the past year. From the final design of the Oculus Rift to the HTC Vive system, we have a pretty clear picture of what virtual worlds will look like in the years to come. Until now, the focus has been […]

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Watch Out! This Stealthy Fixie Will Evade Radar, Turn Every Head on the Street

Watch Out! This Stealthy Fixie Will Evade Radar, Turn Every Head on the Street

It’s a bicycle inspired by stealth. Ride it in the streets, however, and everyone will turn to look. The BME Design B-9 NH Black is a fixed-gear bike that was inspired by the F-117 Nighthawk aircraft. The Nighthawk was famously known as the Stealth Fighter, a craft that was designed to be […]

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VIDEO: If Your Inner Child Could Design Hotels, They Might Look Like This

VIDEO: If Your Inner Child Could Design Hotels, They Might Look Like This

These unique hotels are the result of boundless creativity. You won’t find these creative hotel rooms near a highway interchange — they’re built in retired port cranes, abandoned sea forts and even the deep jungle canopy of Costa Rica. They are some of the most unusual hotel rooms in the world, […]

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The New Sony A7RII is Stealing Nikon’s Lunch Money, Giving Canon a Wedgie

The New Sony A7RII is Stealing Nikon’s Lunch Money, Giving Canon a Wedgie

In the digital camera race, Sony is lapping its competitors. They’re running backwards around the track, just to be dicks about it, while holding up their middle fingers to Canon, Nikon and everybody else. It’s not even a fair race.
Today Sony revealed the Sony A7RII, the second A7 series in […]

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Is This The McDonalds of the Future? I’ve Never Seen Fast Food Look So Cool

Is This The McDonalds of the Future? I’ve Never Seen Fast Food Look So Cool

Could this be the McDonald’s of the future? The newest McDonald’s is a work of architectural art in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, designed by Mei Architects and Planners. It’s a wild new direction for McDonalds, a one-off experiment that could pave a bold path for the brand. It’s over two stories tall, it’s wrapped […]

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Would You Pay $4,250 For This Camera? Some Photographers Won’t Even Think Twice

Would You Pay $4,250 For This Camera? Some Photographers Won’t Even Think Twice

The world’s most revered camera brand is growing. Leica has revealed the new Leica Q, a compact full-frame camera that is the spiritual successor of the Leica classics. It’s machined like a tank, it’s precise and resolute, it’s lightweight and compact. In other words, it’s everything a Leica has always been and always […]

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The Most Legendary Car Auction Ever: Meet the RM Sotheby’s Pinnacle Collection

The Most Legendary Car Auction Ever: Meet the RM Sotheby’s Pinnacle Collection

Roll out the red carpet. What you’re looking at here represents the “most valuable single collection of motor cars ever presented at auction”. The RM Auctions and Sothebys partnership is presenting its Pinnacle Collection in Monterey this August, including some of the most iconic automobiles it has ever offered. It […]

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Meet the Rough, Rugged “Sprite” Drone: the Jeep Wrangler of Video Drones

Meet the Rough, Rugged “Sprite” Drone: the Jeep Wrangler of Video Drones

The sky is blue, the grass is green, and commercial video drones have four propellers. Not anymore, says the new Sprite Drone that is currently crowdfunding on Kickstarter. The Sprite Drone uses a new two-prop configuration to reduce size and dispense with the delicacies of modern drones. Sprite is built […]

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Classic Meets Contemporary: The Armadale House 2 by Mitsouri Architects

Classic Meets Contemporary: The Armadale House 2 by Mitsouri Architects

This neighborhood outside of Perth, Australia is amidst and architectural transition. There are old Victorian homes seeing a rebirth in restorations, and there are new contemporary homes that present architectural progress. The Armadale House 2 by Mitsouri Architects is a bit of both. From the street, this traditional Victorian home fits […]

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WWDC 2015: 9 things to expect from Apple

WWDC 2015: 9 things to expect from Apple

Apple will hold its annual Worldwide Developers Conference from 8 June to 12 June in San Francisco, where it is expected to hold a keynote and make announcements that'll guide the schedule for the remainder of the week. The company used past keynotes…

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VIDEO: The 10 Most Epic Climbing Gyms We’ve Ever Seen

VIDEO: The 10 Most Epic Climbing Gyms We’ve Ever Seen

It doesn’t matter if you’ve never climbed a wall in your life — walking into a climbing gym is a fascinating experience. By their very nature, climbing gyms feature massive rooms, angular walls and high ceilings with a form of architecture you won’t find elsewhere. We’ve profiled 10 of the most incredible […]

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7 Inspiring TV Dads That Can Teach Us Something About Fatherhood

7 Inspiring TV Dads That Can Teach Us Something About Fatherhood

For as important as fathers are in our lives, Father’s Day has become a non-event. It’s marked by little more than a greeting card, a beer, a burger and a “thank you”. Things can be different this Father’s Day, and the dad in your life deserves more. So we here at […]

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A Stacked Cascade of Tiny Houses Turns This Alley into an Architectural Masterwork

A Stacked Cascade of Tiny Houses Turns This Alley into an Architectural Masterwork

This home is a little slice of historically-inspired heaven in Ho Chi Minh City. The Saigon House by a21studio occupies a sliver of a plot, a tight alley between two buildings that measures just 10 feet wide. In essence, its a collection of urban huts under a canopy that create […]

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WWDC 2015: 9 things to expect from Apple in June

WWDC 2015: 9 things to expect from Apple in June

Apple will hold its annual Worldwide Developers Conference from 8 June to 12 June in San Francisco, where it is expected to hold a keynote and make announcements that'll guide the schedule for the remainder of the week. The company used past keynotes…

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