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The Auto Fabrica Type 6: Reduced to perfection

In Japan, there is a design theory called Kanso (簡素)—meaning simplicity, or the elimination of clutter. And every time I see an Auto Fabrica bike, I’m reminded of that fine principle.<p>The machines that roll out of the English workshop are reduced to the bare minimum, but beautifully finished. And …

Stainless Steel

Going With The Flow: Kawasaki W650 by Clutch

Before the ‘new’ Triumph Bonneville came along, there was the Kawasaki W650. And some would argue that it captured the spirit of the Meriden original even better than the later Hinckley-built Bonnie.<p>Willie Knoll of Paris-based Clutch Custom Motorcycles is a fan. His Bonneville T100 from last year …

Motorcycles

Google’s Free Website Builder Makes It Dead Simple To Implement Material Design

No taste? No problem. Google’s got you covered.<p>By now, we’ve all heard of Google’s enticing pitch on Material Design–their design language that re-imagines the pieces of user interface as real, physical objects. But while Google offers tools for any Android developer to build an app that adheres to …

Pixel Perfect: Rough Crafts' Harley Forty-Eight

You don’t often see the words ‘Harley-Davidson’ and ‘streetfighter’ in the same sentence. But if anyone can make a happy marriage of these uneasy bedfellows, it’s Winston Yeh of Rough Crafts. And he’s done it in spectacular style with his new build ‘Hooligan Tactics’—complete with pixelated …

Street Fighter

7 Short Books Worth More Than an MBA

You can spend $250,000 to get an MBA or spend a weekend reading these classics. Your choice.<p>Over the past few decades, the value of an MBA has declined, probably because the academic world can't keep up with the rapid pace of change in the business world.<p>Relatively few entrepreneurs have MBAs, but …

50 Books That Transformed My Business and My Life

This story originally appeared on Buffer<p>As a teenager I had a period of many years where I stopped reading books completely. I even remember a time where I couldn’t imagine reading books at all. After I graduated and started to be interested in business and startups, I realized the immense power …

Self-improvement

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Absolute Gem: Diamond Atelier’s BMW R100R

We’re calling it: the custom boxer movement has reached critical mass. More BMWs are rolling off workbenches than ever before, so builders have to look at Bavaria’s sweetheart with fresh eyes to get noticed.<p>This neo-noir BMW R100R from Diamond Atelier is more of a swift kick to the jaw than a …

Road Bikes

12 online services that make it really easy to dress like a modern gentleman

Luckily, the ecommerce boom has reached men's clothing with a wide number of services catered to how men like to shop — not very often.<p>From subscription services like Trunk Club to a traditional internet retailer that simplifies the online shopping experience, these services can help you step up …

Clothing

Ready to race: Sacha Lakic's CX500 cafe racer

Who’d have thought that the humble Honda CX500 would one day join the CB750 and SR500 as a staple of custom builders? The poor man’s Guzzi—once loved only by despatch riders—has fast become the sweetheart of the cafe racer world.<p>The CX500 works best when builders manage to straighten out its …

Motorcycles

Just For Kicks: Macco Motors' XS400

Most custom builders don’t enjoy messing with electrics: they’ll install a lithium-ion battery to save weight and leave it at that. More adventurous workshops might rip out the fuses and install a control box like the Motogadget m-Unit.<p>Jose and Tito of Macco Motors have just gone one step further. …

Jet Skis

Happy Landings: Clockwork's CB750 custom

Samuel Guertin used to spend his days wrenching on choppers—the kind that fly. But after a decade working as a helicopter mechanic, he decided that customizing cars and bikes was more fulfilling.<p>So he changed his flight path and Clockwork Motorcycles was born, with a base in the countryside half an …

Brooding Seascapes and Marine Vessels Painted by Justyna Kopania | Colossal

<p>Polish painter Justyna Kopania depicts melancholy seascapes and towering ships obscured by mist with liberal applications of oil paint. Crashing …

CRD's XR 1200: the Harley That Should Have Been

Back in 2008, the Harley XR 1200 had everything going for it. Launched in Europe but styled with an American flat track vibe, it was a nod to the much-loved XR750.<p>American magazines went gaga over the XR, citing the 91-horsepower engine and quality suspension. They clamored for the bike to be …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Skincare<p>It's actually not as hard as you'd think.<p>By Adam Hurly3 days agoView More<p>Sales<p>There’s still time to score big.<p>19 Photos3 days agoView …

Lifestyle

A Cafe Gearhead Must-Have

Inspired by motorcycles of the same name, the Cafe Racer Mechanical Watch aims to recreate the feeling riders have over controlling the engine of …

Back To The Future: custom Honda Nighthawk

Some custom shops like to breathe new life into old motorcycles. Others put a vintage spin on modern machinery.<p>Tito and Jose of Spain’s Macco Motors have gone for the vintage approach with this CB750, and it works a treat. You’d never guess at first glance, but it’s actually a 2002 Honda—the model …

Back to the Future

Giveaway: Five Days, Five Watches with Touch Of Modern – Today is The Szanto 2253 Watch

All good things must come to an end, and so must the Giveaway Love, hence today is the last day! The super popular Flash Sales Site Touch Of Modern …

Ikea Reissues Original Midcentury Furniture

If you find the Ikea catalog irresistible today, you should see what they were making 60 years ago: High-back Victorian seats, sleek papasan chairs, and, of course, plenty of the casually elegant midcentury modern stuff that we know so well from <i>Mad Men</i>.<p>Now, Ikea is reintroducing 26 different seats, …

The Battle Of The Sexes, Reduced To Pictograms

Designer Yang Liu tackles gender cliches in the bedroom and the boardroom, using simple, colorful graphics.<p>In <i>Man Meets Woman,</i> a new book from Taschen, Beijing-born, Berlin-based designer Yang Liu manages to reduce already reductive stereotypes about men and women to pictograms–a playful attempt to …

Sponsored – Webydo Is Shaping The Way Professional Designers Create Websites - The Fox Is Black

Webydo, an industry innovator, is quickly placing the controls for change in the hands of designers. Backed by $7 million in new funding, Webydo’s …

Citrus-Brined Pork Loin with Peach Mustard

8 Servings<p>The spice rub builds a nice flavorful crust around the pork as it cooks, but the sugar can cause the meat to brown quickly. Keep a close watch.<p>July 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>Citrus-thyme brine<p>½ medium onion, chopped<p>2 garlic cloves, peeled, crushed<p>1 bay leaf<p>½ cup kosher salt<p>¼ cup (packed) light …

New-Look Bloody Mary

8 Servings<p>This spicy bloody mary will cure…whatever…happened last night.<p>January 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>4 cups tomato juice (preferably Campbell's)<p>1 cup dill pickle juice<p>1/4 cup fresh lemon juice<p>1 tablespoon prepared horseradish<p>2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce<p>2 teaspoons curry powder<p>1 teaspoon …

The Art of The Perfect Boiled Egg - The Fox Is Black

There’s nothing simpler than boiling an egg, but perfecting it is a whole other story. Bon Appetit put together a handy guide to boiling an egg to …

Top 5 Modern Motorcycles Part II

Last week we showcased five modern motorcycles that hit the mark in terms of attitude and style. It was a mix of retro re-issues and well-designed modern machines, and struck a chord with many readers.<p>All of the featured bikes had one thing in common—they looked great in both stock and custom form. …

Motorcycles

Ducati Monster 750 by Motolady

I’m always curious to see what moto journalists ride when they’re not reporting on other people’s bikes. This hot-rodded Ducati Monster 750 belongs to Alicia Mariah Elfving—better known as the Motolady, and one of the biggest personalities in the online moto world.<p>There’s a fair bit of sweat and …