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West America's adventure motorcycles

With all the marketing hype around ‘adventure riding’ these days, many motorcyclists won’t dare go off the beaten track without a large capacity dual-sport, an array of aftermarket parts and a support vehicle. It’s easy to forget that there was a time when this wasn’t an option—and that it’s …

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Articles about 6 small kitchens big style on Dwell.com - Dwell

The exhibition "Small Scale, Big Change" opens at the Museum of Modern Art in New York this Sunday.<p>Bring the sleek, sophisticated look of marble into your kitchen with these cheaper, more durable alternatives.<p>Upgrading a kitchen is seldom a cheap endeavor, but you can save yourself a pretty penny …

Retro Slidin'

Jack Coleman is not the surf world’s most user-friendly filmmaker. His work is all shot on film, usually Super-8, with all the accompanying grain and …

The mausoleum of Moulay Ismail—one of Morocco’s greatest rulers, who made Meknès his capital city in the 17th century—consists of three brightly decorated courts, a mosque, and the tombs of the sultan and his family. http://on.natgeo.com/19iGExI Photograph by Bjoern Obst, Your Shot

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Articles about tiny architecture 5 modern outbuildings on Dwell.com - Dwell

It’s been awhile since we last visited the City of Light, so here’s a jaunt to five modern abodes we adore.<p>Laure Tixier's series of felt pieces for the show Plaid Houses explores the idea of architecture as fiction, born under the...<p>Architecture critic Alexandra Lange invites Dwell along as she …

Fighting Poverty With Actual Evidence

(Photo: Innovations for Poverty Action)<p>Our new podcast is called “Fighting Poverty With Actual Evidence.” (You can subscribe to the podcast at …

20 Cool Abandoned Places in the World

Africa's biggest wind farm opens in Ethiopia

Africa's biggest wind farm has begun production in Ethiopia, aiding efforts to diversify electricity generation from hydropower plants and help the country become a major regional exporter of energy<p>Africa's second most populous country - plagued by frequent blackouts - plans to boost generating …

“Living Cube” Offers Stylish Storage Solution

• 1 |<p>Though the cube offers a tremendous amount of storage space, its size does not overwhelm the Bern apartment. Instead, it acts as a focal point for …

Honda XL500 'Swart Gevaar'

Tucked away in Cape Town’s quaint Bo-Kaap area lies Los Muertos Motorcycles—a relatively new custom shop with a store-front-slash-café. During my first visit I noticed a stripped down ’81 Honda XL500 lurking behind the coffee counter, with a unique twin exhaust system that immediately piqued my …

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 …

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JRuiter's Reboot Buggy is Simply Awesome

A lot of designers and engineers have tried to reinvent the automobile. An especially purist approach comes from Grand Rapids, Michigan–based design firm JRuiter, and it’s called the Reboot Buggy—which first appeared on <i>Autoblog</i>. Founder and lead designer of JRuiter, Joey Ruiter and his staff have …

BMW R75/7 by Clutch Custom

Building a custom motorcycle is about judgment: knowing what to change, what to leave alone, and when to stop. It’s about proportions, lines and shapes. The balance between color and leather, paint and metal, gloss and matte.<p>It’s a fiendishly difficult mix to get right, and requires a keen eye as …

Tiny Parisian Studio Apartment Uses Innovative Lighting Techniques

• 1 |<p>The French lighting firm notes the warm and cool aspects of light can be seen here parsed out in the built form.<p>2 |<p>3 |<p>The architects intentionally …

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. …

Architects Want To Turn A Nigerian Slum Into A City That Floats On Water

Lagos, Nigeria is one of the world's ever-expanding "megacities"—urban centers with populations of more than 10 million.<p>Places like this are increasingly demanding the attention of forward-thinking architects and urban planners who can help address the demands arising from this rapid expansion, …

BMW R80ST by Fuel

Fuel Bespoke Motorcycles is not the most prolific of Spain’s custom workshops, but their creations are always worth keeping an eye out for. This is the latest, based on a 1984 BMW R80ST.<p>Called the Fuel R80 STrial, it’s inspired by ISDT bikes—the Triumphs, BSAs and Pentons of the 1960s that competed …

Kawasaki KZ750 by Valtoron

Valdetorres del Jarama is a small village in Spain, half an hour from the center of Madrid. It’s also home to a sculptor’s foundry called Valtoron, named after the local river.<p>The foundry is run by two brothers with a passion for traditional metalwork. In their free time Carlos and Pablo live and …

Royal Enfield by Tendance

In Paris, the main Royal Enfield dealer is Tendance Roadster. They’re based in Levallois-Perret, near the old Clément-Bayard factory where Citroën built the 2CV. Dealer principal Guillaume Tirard is a fan of custom bikes too, and after a weekend getting bogged down in mud during a forest ride, he …