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Auto Fabrica Type 4 Yamaha SR250

For the past few weeks, I’ve had a KTM Freeride 350 in my garage—a press bike on loan. The most striking thing about the KTM is its weight, which is a smidge under 100 kg (220 lbs).<p>My own Moto Guzzi V7 Classic is no heavyweight either, at 182 kg dry, but the KTM feels like a toy in comparison—in …

Motorcycles

Turn a Wine Bottle into an Automatic Plant Waterer

Gardening centers sell glass globes designed to water your plants for you, but a better solution may be this attractive wine-bottle-to-plant-waterer …

How to Screen Print: DIY Screen Printing at Home | FULL LENGTH DVD

Dandelion Benefits - Greens, Roots, and Dandelion Tea

I know, most people are looking for ways to get rid of dandelions. Sure, they are unsightly, making big yellow heads and then annoying seed heads …

Articles about easy indoor gardening city dwellers on Dwell.com - Dwell

Indian summer is all well and good, though in San Francisco the real treat of September is the SF AIA's Architecture and the City...<p>The Internet of Things has the power to make cities infinitely friendlier for seniors and people with disabilities.<p>Editor-in-Chief Amanda Dameron hosted a panel of …

San Francisco

17th Century Color Manual Finally Gets Its Due

In 1692, a Dutch artist set about creating a comprehensive guide to color. Centuries before Pantone made color-matching anything a breeze, A. Boogert’s painstakingly detailed manuscript, <i>Traité des couleurs servant à la peinture à l’eau</i>, detailed exactly how an artist could achieve every color …

Art

The bicycle, recharged for the 21st century

California-based Icon is a company best known for its re-imagined vintage trucks and utility vehicles, all-conquering Toyota FJs and Ford Broncos that merge classic style and simplicity with modern engineering and six-figure price tags. The E-Flyer electric bicycle takes Icon in a somewhat …

DIY Sunscreen – Easy To Make (and why YOU need this recipe)!

C<i>onfession: I have been sitting on this sunscreen recipe post (and not sharing it with all of you) for a loooong time.</i> Whew! I feel better getting …

Skin Care

Eight Essential Oils for Health and Wellness

Essential oils are the current rage but how do you know how to them? Here are 8 popular essential oils along with common ways to use them for health …

DIY 1000 Watt Wind Turbine

"The Giving Tree" Power Carved Log Bench<p>Modern Shop Stool From Two 2×4s<p>Wooden Magic 8-Ball<p>PVC Class<p>Hello greetings<p>How do you control the battery …

Wind Power

Wet weather? Make a rain garden

With no signs of the wet weather relenting, try to capture and reuse run-off in an eye-catching, creative rain garden<p>A few years ago, desert gardens were in vogue as we prepared for blistering hot summers; now rain gardens are widespread and, given our current conditions, they have never been so …

Photography & Travel Product Reviews

Product Reviews

Care and Cultivation of Permanent Garden Beds

One of the basic tenets of organic gardening is to put as much effort into improving soil fertility as you put into growing your crops. When you use …

Gardening

Tejlgaard & Jepsen Transform a Temporary Geodesic Dome Into a Permanent Structure

In order to generate a debate on the future of housing, Danish designers <b></b><b>Tejlgaard & Jepsen</b> <b></b>are in the process of permanently reconstructing the …

Architecture

Build a Dehydrator

Introduction<p>Sun-dried tomatoes, apples, and other fruits and vegetables are delicious, but they’re not always cheap. A dehydrator can help you save …

Articles about jan vingerhoets flos future lighting design on Dwell.com - Dwell

The CEO of Flos USA addresses the versatility of LED and what's next for lighting design.<p>What’s the future of office design? We investigate how start-up culture is influencing everything from corporate campuses to...<p>When David Alhadeff opened The Future Perfect in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, in 2003, …

Prefab Homes

Floating in the Forest: Modern Treehouse with Ocean Views

Perched on the hillside just above the tree line, with expansive views of the sea, this modern residence is open to the mild Costa Rican climate. …

Treehouses

Man Builds Home for $11,000 Using Local Found Materials

Kayaking instructor and boatbuilder Brian Schulz embarked on an ambitious construction project that took him about a year and a half to complete. The end result is a beautiful home in the woods that cost only $11,000! Inspired by Japanese architecture, the <i>Japanese Forest House</i> (as Schulz aptly …

Worry Free E-trike

The KAYLAD-e trike makes getting around the city a cinch! The electric pedal-assisted design focuses on safety and security to give the rider peace …

5-Ingredient Breakfast Granola Bars

These vegan and gluten-free bars are filled with protein, slow-burning carbs, and healthy fats to keep you full for hours.

Floating Biodome Absorbs Carbon Dioxide, Emits Oxygen

<i>Bloom</i> is a futuristic take on marine farming designed by French firm Sitbon Architectes that was selected as one of five finalists for the first Architizer A+ Awards in the “architecture and weather” category. The spherical structure is designed to be a semi-submersible laboratory garden, …

Carbon Dioxide

Healthy Chickpea Salad with Roasted Cumin and Lime

The flavors in this salad only improve with time.

The Right Way to Stack Firewood

You've cut down the trees and split the wood. The hard part is over, but one crucial task remains: turning your messy pile of lumber into an orderly, attractive stack of wood that will keep your fireplace burning all through fall and winter.<p><b>When it comes to preparing firewood</b>, stacking may be the …

Forum Frenzy: Interview Tips for Young Designers

Preparing for an interview can be daunting. Even more so if you are a fresh grad going on your first round of professional interviews. Daniel Teng …

Apple Cider: How to make and bottle your own homemade Apple Cider (directions, recipe, with photos and free)

Looking for Apple Cider: How to make and bottle your own homemade Apple Cider (directions, recipe, with photos and free) in 2018? Scroll down this …

Cider

Echinacea Benefits on Health and 12 Ways To Use It

<b>Echinacea has received a lot of press as an</b> immune booster in the last few years – and while that is true, there are also many more uses many people …

Heal A Sunburn (No blisters, No Pain and No peeling) and Turn Into...

<b>If you like this idea, please “Pin” it to Pinterest!</b><p>A couple of weeks ago, I spent a long time outside working on our garden. In fact, it was the …

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Soap seems like it shouldn't be a complicated product, but commercially-produced soap often contains a long list of unnecessary synthetic ingredients. Some of these commonly used ingredients, such as triclosan, are actually toxic. (See Reference 1) In addition, synthetic fragrances may also cause …

Essential Oils