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Motorcycle Photography 101

I’m a photographer of many things. I shoot live music, portraits and fashion, but my favorite subjects have wheels—and more specifically, two wheels.<p>There are many ways to photograph a motorcycle. You can shoot it while riding, racing, or wrenching. Or when it’s just leaning on the kickstand at a …

Modding Your Seiko 5: Secrets of the Subculture

In our series Want This, Get This, we profile one wildly desirable, largely unattainable item and one similar item that costs far less. In fact, …

The 9 Paint Color Mistakes You Should Never Make

Case in point: This bedroom — it makes four of them.<p>If you ever spent more time agonizing over the difference between "Sunshine Yellow" and "Daylight Yellow" than you have with your family in a given week, we feel your pain. Choosing a color isn't a decision to take lightly, as it sets a room's …

Hazan Motorworks Harley Ironhead

Max Hazan is one of a handful of builders who operate at the intersection of motorcycles and art. It’s a rarefied field: the best-known protagonist is probably Ian Barry of Falcon Motorcycles. But Barry now has some serious competition.<p>Brooklyn-based Hazan is a former boat-builder, and this Harley …

Stealth Pavillion

The Stealth Pavillion is based on the concept of heterotopia, which describes spaces of “otherness” that are neither here nor there, simultaneously …

Stylish Cycle Safety

A Second Look is a creative cycling safety accessory that incorporates rear vision mirrors integrated into a wooden handlebar to give riders an easy …

CATIA Design Contest 2013: and the Winner is...

First things first, we would like to <b>thank all participants</b> for the wonderful projects provided for the <b>CATIA Design Contest “Seating Experience – When</b> …

Backup Powered iPhone Frame

Room Division Done Right

As urban living faces space challenges, this design team has a good solution to make most of the limited carpet area that your home may have. …

Get a Feel for Photography

Unless you’re a professional photographer, even the simplest of digital cameras can be perplexing with all those complex features! The Autodidactic …

Simple Home Horticulture

Inside each avocado is a large seed that you can plant to grow a brand new tree! The Avocado Sprouter serves as the perfect platform for the unique …

Nugget Hollow

<i>Nugget Hollow</i> is a side table, stool, and lamp in one. It’s designed by the New York City-based studio <b>HuxHux</b>.<p><b>Nugget Hollow</b>, $515.00<br>Available in two …

Old Meets New in a Coastal Village in Sweden

Wiklandsbacke is a series of 12 houses that are being designed by Sandell Sandberg in the coastal village of Kivik, Sweden.<p>According to the …

Articles about 5 modern courtyards part two on Dwell.com - Dwell

For even more nifty nursery ideas, we checked in with the owner of online children's emporium fawn&forest and modern parent,...<p>You've already seen our favorites in Sydney and on Australia's southern coast.<p>Jenny Wu, a partner at Oyler Wu Collaborative, documents the process from design through …

Lake Michigan

Athena Bikes: Build Process Step 2

Dan Bailey is a Minneapolis frame builder whose shop is called Pallas Athena Custom Bicycles and he’s been walking us through the construction of custom a cyclocross frame. Here’s <b>Step 2</b>.<p><b>Tacked and tinned:</b> Once everything is prepped and ready, the seat tube and bottom bracket shell go into the …

Cinelli Supercorsa

The second round of the 2013 Red Hook Crit kicks off tomorrow and while we’re rooting for another win by a Stanridge Speed Highstreet Pursuit, Cinelli will be making a very strong presence. The Italian concern has always held itself, throughout it’s 70-odd year history, at the forefront of current …

Artisan Magazine—Kumo Cycles

Artisan Magazine is an iPad magazine that focuses on stories of the local, personal and unique—all things handmade, simple and beautiful. It started as a collaborative project between three friends and colleagues: Natalie Hunfalvay, Leigh-Ann Thomas and Bhavani Konings, who wanted to combine skills …

De Rosa SLX

The head tube of Ugo De Rosa is emblazoned with a big heart, symbolizing the passion that he imbues into his frames. For over sixty years Ugo and, more recently, his sons, have been producing bicycles of the high standard that Italy is famous for, ridden to victory by some of the biggest names in …

"Riverside Racer" by Analog

The latest build from Tony Prust of Analog Motorcycles is this 1966 Wards Riverside—a bike that originated from an unlikely marriage between Chicago’s Montgomery Ward and Benelli motorcycles of Italy.<p>From 1959 to 1969 Montgomery Ward, the now defunct department store, sold motorcycles and scooters …

BMW R80 custom by 7 Ages

Most custom BMWs are resto-mods or café racer conversions. But Ian Solley of 7 Ages in the UK likes to take the <i>strasse</i> less travelled. On this BMW R80 custom, virtually every part has been modified: the frame has been converted to a hardtail, and the forks are from a Harley-Davidson FXD.<p>Solley is …

Harley dual sport motorcycle: The Carducci SC3 Adventure

Jim Carducci is an engineer with a passion for dual sport motorcycles and the Harley Sportster motor. So he’s put the two together and created the Carducci Dual Sport SC3 Adventure.<p>It’s not quite as improbable as it sounds, and the amount of engineering on the finished product is quite remarkable. …

Triumph Scrambler by Ton-Up Garage

Portugal’s Ton-Up Garage has a knack of building practical, stylish customs that work beautifully as daily riders. Their latest build is this 2012 Triumph Scrambler, nicknamed ‘Amazonia’ and commissioned by a client who loves off-roading.<p>“The brief was to build a bike with off-road aesthetics,” …

BMW R100 by Kevils Speed Shop

One of the most prolific BMW customizers in Europe is Kevin Hill. Based in the picturesque county of Devon, England, he’s been turning out a steady stream of BMW customs for nearly five years now.<p>The reputation of Kevil’s Speed Shop has spread far and wide, despite a relatively low-key profile and …

BMW R1200R by Lazareth

Ludovic Lazareth has made a name for himself in France with extreme car and motorcycle customs. How about a Mini pickup powered by a 3.5-liter Range Rover engine? A trike with a Ferrari V8 under the hood? Or a custom Yamaha FZR1000 with Tron-style bodywork and a supercharger bolted on? Monsieur …

BMW R65 + surfboard

A bike has to be pretty special to stand out at the annual Wheels & Waves festival in Biarritz: it’s the motorcycling equivalent of a beach full of French supermodels. But this lovely 1979 BMW R65 with a surfboard rack stopped passers-by in their tracks with its understated elegance.<p>It’s the work …

BMW R75/6 by Maria Motorcycles

You don’t see many vintage BMWs with red frames. But to my eyes, this R75/6 strangely works. The project comes from Portugal’s Maria Riding Company, and started with an order for a seat.<p>“Our client also had a rebuilt engine and a few other parts,” reports Luis Correia of Maria. “But there was no …

Moto Guzzi V7 by Cafe Racer Dreams

There’s a Moto Guzzi V7 Classic in my garage right now, so when I heard that Cafe Racer Dreams were starting work on a new V7 Stone, my ears pricked up. There’s no shortage of Triumph Bonneville customs, but despite the sales success of Mandello Del Lario’s small block V-twin, it hasn’t yet …

1979 BMW R45 custom

It’s hard to believe that Louis Nel is only a part-time builder. The bikes that roll out of his South African garage are a testament to his passion and keen eye for detail. Until now, most of his builds have been personal projects—this 1979 BMW R45 is his first commercial build.<p>The owner had been …

DTI Logo

A few posts ago there was much debate about a Soviet bunker conversion. Bad history vs. good design. Can new lives and loves erase the horror, the …