Theo Richardson

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Tiny prefab ‘A-frame’ home sets up in 6 hours

M.A.DI. house is delivered flatpack and unfolds<p>Another unfolding prefab structure has popped up on the tiny-mobile-home scene, and this one even comes flatpack. What’s more, it boasts an on-trend A-frame construction, is earthquake-resistant, and requires no foundational soil when used as a …

Daily Travel Photo – Cathedral Peak Reflection at Dusk

Cathedral Peak reflection in upper Cathedral Lake in Tuolumne Meadows. It is located in Yosemite National Park in California.<p>Cathedral Peak is a …

'We will become a Ferrari' - Federico Marchetti on his Yoox Net-a-Porter ambitions

For a man who has made his millions from being light years ahead of the rest of the fashion crowd, it’s only mildly surprising that Federico Marchetti has now set his sights on the moon.<p>The founder and boss of the world’s largest online luxury fashion retailer, Yoox Net-a-Porter, whispers in his …

Handsome 18th-century estate finds new life as hotel in rural Portugal

Not your average inn<p>File this under: atmospheric hotels made of impressively retrofitted historic structures. Over in Northern Portugal, local design studio PROD has transformed the Paço de Vitorino estate, former residence of the late heir to the Paço de Vitorino Count, into a 15-bedroom hotel …

‘Abstract: The Art of Design' review: Netflix series is fast, funny, and without critique

The eight-part docuseries premieres February 10<p>Forget Woody Allen (if you haven’t already), illustrator Christoph Niemann is here to represent the urban neurotic creative. With pictures! Niemann is one of eight subjects of the new Netflix documentary series <i>Abstract: The Art of Design</i>, which …

These efficient modern prefabs raise the bar for shipping container homes

Delivered in 10 weeks<p>In our roundup of eco-friendly prefab homes you can buy right now, one of the newest companies featured is Honomobo, based in the Canadian province of Alberta. Launched last spring, the company builds modern homes, offices, studios, multi-family complexes, and more out of …

Roam Robotics' lightweight, inexpensive exoskeleton for the masses

If the vision of San Francisco startup Roam Robotics and its co-founder Tim Swift are fully realized, we could be buying commercial lightweight …

Robotics

They ain’t pretty, but these sensors helped me feel safe in my smart apartment

<i>Smart-home devices sometimes require complicated installation that just doesn’t make sense for renters. Plus, apartments have different needs than</i> …

1940s modernist gem in Brazil gets gorgeous restoration and expansion

An oasis in the middle of the city<p>This modernist gem in São Paulo, Brazil was originally designed in the late 1940s by Zenon Lotufo and recently underwent a ravishing renovation that includes an upper addition. With pristine white surfaces accented by luxuriant wood in parts, and windows covered in …

Serpentine Gallery Pavilion by Snøhetta

Here is an architectural project initiated by Snøhetta office. An unusual circular building whose structure is based on a main ramp. The name …

Translucent Glass Sculptures That Beautifully Fragment Color and Light

Inspired by his fascination with cell division, artist Jiyong Lee has created incredible glass sculptures that represent this scientific process. As onlookers move around Lee's creations, the light plays off of the glass, transforming the works of art into astonishing new forms. On the surface, the …

Sculpture

How to Integrate the 12 Principles of Permaculture to Design a Truly Sustainable Project

<i>The 12 principles published here are explained in detail in the book Permaculture: Principles and Pathways Beyond Sustainability, by David …

Permaculture

Dobot is crowdfunding a robot that laser-engraves, 3D prints and much more

Robotic arms seem like they belong in Sci-Fi movies, car factories and the dreams of DIY nerds. Dobot wants to change that, with a shiny new Kickstarter campaign bringing entry-level robotics to the desktop. The robot is extendable and can be equipped to deal with any number of tasks, including …

Is This Sewing Robot The Future Of Fashion?

Startup Sewbo has figured out how to get a machine to sew an entire garment, and it may finally push clothing factories to fully automate.<p>Jonathan Zornow got his big idea while watching TV.<p>The former Seattle software developer has an unusual bedtime addiction: Binging on the Discovery Channel show</i> …

Here’s the little drawing robot you didn't know you needed

Move over, 3D-printing pens, there’s a new boss in town, and it’s called Line-us<p>3D-printing pens are pretty cool, but do you know what’s even cooler? A 2D-doodler with a small robotic arm that can draw on paper—with an actual pen—anything you draw on a screen.<p>It’s called Line-us (pronounced …

These concrete vases are a Brutalism fan’s dream come true

Sculptural and beautiful<p>Turns out that vases made out of concrete can be just as beautiful and sculptural as some of our favorite modern homes. Canadian architect and sculptor David Umemoto teamed up with Paris-based hat design company Larose to create a series of vases that are bold, Brutalist, …

Incredible Photos of Hiking Italy's 'Iron Roads'

Remnants of World War I, these via ferrata take hikers to remote reaches of the Italian Alps—and tell stories of battle and bravery.<p>As my watch beeped twice to signal that 4 a.m. had arrived, I glanced up at the outline of the Tre Cime peaks of the Italian Dolomites to see if there was any sign of …

The $10,500 robot arm that can build its coworkers

Industrial robot arms are expensive, and come with a long list of caveats including concerns over whether they can work safely alongside humans.<p>Franka Emika, a new product coming in 2017 to the burgeoning field of collaborative robots, is a robot arm pitched to be easily programmable out of the …

Robotics

This ‘70s dome home compound in Australia is simply incredible

Yep, artists definitely lived here<p>We love a good dome home, especially one as unusual (in the best way!) as this one near Hobart, capital of the Australian island state Tasmania. Starting from the covered red front terrace to the bright school-bus-yellow sliding doors, you get the idea that this is …

Did You Know That You Can Ride Without Traffic Your Bike From Paris To London?

<b>The Greenway.</b><p>Yep, you read right: Paris to London on a bicycle. Even though England is an island and there is a sea between the two countries, a specially designed itinerary is in place for the brave, willing, and ready, to undertake the voyage.<p>The possible path leads bikers (not of the motor kind) …

Roads

Porous, 3D Graphene: MIT Scientists Make ‘One Of The Strongest, Lightest Materials Known’

In its atom-thin 2D form, graphene is one of the strongest materials known to man, but scientists have struggled to translate that strength of the …

Future Mapping Company Creates Stunning Maps That Are Both Informative and Decorative

East London’s Future Mapping Company have unveiled their latest offering – a high-contrast,<p>East London’s Future Mapping Company have unveiled their …

Watch the Ancient Technique That Produces Incredibly Intricate Geometrical Designs

The designs look as through they made by machinery, but the craft is so much simpler than that.<p>Looking at some of the designs produced by the Japanese <i>Yosegi-zaiku</i> marquetry technique, you'd be forgiven for assuming they were printed out, or cut by a CNC machine. But as this video shows, this art …

5 Food Rules Endurance Athletes Need to Follow

Matt Fitzgerald is certified dietician, author, nutrition consultant, and coach for hundreds of athletes through TrainingPeaks and other platforms. His latest research involves a deep dive into how elite endurance racers eat, and how recreational athletes can benefit from their wisdom. Through …

Deep-Learning Machine Listens to Bach, Then Writes Its Own Music in the Same Style - MIT Technology Review

Johann Sebastian Bach is widely considered one of the great composers of baroque music. Bach lived and worked in Germany during the 18th century and …

Flute