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A Shipping Container Home in Australia Made With Eco-Friendly Materials

With the South Coast of Australia as its backdrop, this thoughtfully constructed home’s foundation consists of four shipping containers, a flat roof, and a variety of environmentally-friendly materials.<p>Designed and executed by Matt Elkan and his team at Matt Elkan Architect, the goal of this …

tinyhouses

Prefab Units Cluster Together in This Off-the-Grid Guesthouse

Sustainable features keep this prefabricated building, designed by MOS Architects, cool and energy-efficient despite its New Mexico desert surroundings.<p>Located 120 miles east of Albuquerque, it's not hard to see why this building—titled the Element House—needed to be self-sufficient. Designed by …

Architecture

Budget Breakdown: One Couple Give a 1969 Airstream Globetrotter a Dreamy Makeover For $19K

The husband-and-wife duo behind Colorado Caravan transform a 1969 Airstream Globetrotter for $19,180.<p>Over the past two years, Denver couple Kerri Cole and Patrick Neely of Colorado Caravan have been renovating vintage Airstream trailers, transforming them into sales offices, bars, and even hotel …

RVs

Graham & Brown Launches Wallpaper Collection with Brian Eno

British wallpaper manufacturer Graham & Brown enlisted one of the most iconic figures in music to lend his creative magic to a collection of …

Brian Eno

10 Shipping Container Homes You Can Buy Right Now

With their standard sizes, inherent durability, bright exteriors, and global availability, shipping containers make the perfect shell for these ready-to-buy, prefabricated homes.<p>Shipping containers are one of the most commonly recycled building materials—and with good reason! Several factors make …

Living Rooms

A Shipping Container Prefab Lab Is Built in Only 4 Hours

A two-story prefab made of shipping containers offers a speedy solution to shortages of space on this college campus.<p>When classroom space was becoming limited for at Bard College in New York's Hudson Valley, representatives from the school looked to MB Architecture for a fast, effective fix. By …

Prefab Homes

Another Interesting Spin on the Air Jordan 1 Hits Shelves

Stripped of its details.<p>Jordan Brand is back with a new take on the Air Jordan 1. The model’s low-cut edition removes its signature Swoosh once more with a few more alterations. The Nike Air logo receives a debossed treatment on the tongue as the iconic “WINGS” logo gets dipped in bronze on the …

A Film Producer’s Desert Retreat Is a Starburst of Shipping Containers

A previously unrealized design by Whitaker Studio will become a vacation home in Joshua Tree, each shipping container strategically angled for protection from the climate, privacy, and desert views.<p>Earlier this year, film producer Chris Hanley—known for seminal films such as American Psycho and The …

These Modern Artist Studios in the Connecticut Countryside Radiate Inspiration

Two free-standing studios provide a distraction-free setting for an artist-in-residence program in the countryside of Connecticut.<p>New York City–based Fiedler Marciano Architecture has designed two artists studios for the I-Park Foundation, a highly respected international artists-in-residence …

Architecture

Boathome

Grosbliederstroff, Grand Est, France<p>Rethinking life on water<p>Water : it is at the origin of life and in the heart of our cities, it reminds us travel and freedom, feeds our inspiration, pacifies us and reawaken our childhood dreams. However, one question remains: is it possible to live in perfect …

Land Ark RV - Drake

Colorado<p>Land Ark RV - Drake<p>The first finished, RVIA certified model from a company looking to create a new icon.<p>"Psychology and emotional response play big roles when you're living in such a relatively small space, so subtle moves can have a large impact." Whether one is looking for a weekend …

Small Spaces

A Live-Action 'Swamp Thing' Series Is on the Way

Being developed for DC’s upcoming streaming service.<p>As DC prepares to launch its own streaming service, it has announced that a new adaptation based on the cult favorite Swamp Thing <i></i>character will appear on the platform. The series is set to be a live-action drama, with each episode one hour in …

Toms House

Kawarau Falls, Otago, New Zealand<p>Award winning, architecturally designed home. Situated on an elevated north facing site, offering uninterrupted views and all day sun. This brand new home offers many surprises with full modern amenities, you don't need to bring anything. Expect the unexpected. …

Architecture

Miami Could Begin Hosting F1 Races In 2019

Reports came out earlier this week that Formula One could add another race date on the continent its former leader called a big shit hole, North …

7 reasons why Curaçao should be your next Caribbean vacation

If you head to Curaçao’s capital, Willemstad, you’ll find a larger-than-life installation spelling out the local expression <i>dushi</i>, meaning ‘sweet’ or ‘nice’. It’s safe to say that the word has become the unofficial slogan of the island – head on down, grab yourself a blue drink (tinted by Curaçao’s …

Billionaire Boys Club and adidas Originals Gear up for a Bold New NMD Hu

Striped goodness.<p>Cultural icon Pharrell Williams continues his collaborative efforts with the Three Stripes, this time incorporating his Billionaire Boys Club imprint.<p>The bold new take on the adidas Originals NMD Hu silhouette sees a color-blocked upper consisting of a red, blue, yellow and white …

Shipping Containers Are Becoming 'Home, Sweet Home' All Over the World

An old steel box might not sound like the coziest place to live, but for many people around the world, a humble shipping container means "home, …

Living Rooms

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Affordable camper van comes with a rooftop deck

Elevate your van life<p>The camper van craze has grown from a fringe Instagram hashtag to a national movement that has people ditching their jobs and hitting the road in Sprinters, Promasters, and the like. And whether you have an unlimited budget or want to DIY, it seems like everywhere you turn, …

Oversized Leather Floor Pillows from KILLSPENCER

Los Angeles luxury brand KILLSPENCER is best known for their leather goods, accessories, and sports related gear that they design and produce right …

Furniture

A Minimalist House Designed for a Couple Desiring a Downsize

When a couple in Seattle decided to pare down and simplify their lifestyle, they hired Suyama Peterson Deguchi to design a minimalist house that …

Minimalism

Free Float: A Modern Pool House in Sands Point, New York

The UP Studio was hired when a family of four longed to build a pool cabana that favored the style of their neo-traditional house in Sands Point, New …

Food & Dining

Strong Island Son

How Long Island, New York's Will Skudin rose to the big-wave elite from the unlikeliest of places<p>Will Skudin earned his place among the big-wave …

Big Wave Surfing

Behind The Cover: The 2016 Photo Annual

Long Island, New York. Photo By Matt Clark<p>Long Island, New York. Photo By Matt Clark<p><b>How do you choose a cover photo, in an issue dedicated to, well,</b> …

Jens Risom's Block Island Family Retreat

Designer Jens Risom returns to his 1967 prefab off the coast of Rhode Island, readying it for his family's next generation.<p><i>[Edit: This story was published in 2012. Jens Risom passed away in 2016.]</i><p>"The popular magazines were all saying that one couldn’t build a summer home for less than $25,000," …

A Prefab Housing Concept in South Africa

It took 11 years of traversing through three different countries for Eric Bigot to develop his Zenkaya prefab housing concept. Designed to bring peace of mind to impoverished South Africans, the ready-made structures aim to provide affordable housing and stimulate the economy by creating …

Two Tiny Cabins Chose Simplicity Over Size

Two modest cabins in coastal New Zealand make waves with their respectful approach toward their environment.<p>When Eyrie, a pair of tiny, cedar-clad off-the-grid cabins with few traditional flourishes, won a national magazine’s Home of the Year Award, reaction across New Zealand was mixed. Modern …

Work in progress painting by @chetzar for his Dystopia show at @coprogallery #art #painting #hifructose

Illustration by @tropical_toxic Tomer Hanuka. #art #illustration #Hifructose

In Case You Missed It: This Week's Footwear Sleepers

A guide to pairs you may have missed amongst all of mid-summer’s hype.<p>Footwear releases will continue to occur at a frequent rate and honestly, it gets difficult for some of the biggest sneaker fiends to keep up with what’s dropping on a day to day basis. As the industry’s powerhouses such as Nike …