Matt James

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Decentralized Microgridding Can Provide 90% of a Neighborhood's Energy Needs, Study Finds

"The new approach could even pave the way for 100 percent self-sufficiency in power, heat, and water."<p>A new report funded by the Dutch government finds that microgrid technologies could make a local “techno-economy” 90 percent self-sufficient, through the decentralised sharing of energy at the …

Self-sufficiency

Studio Schicketanz Dog House

Studio Schicketanz is a California-based architectural firm behind a series of stunning homes. The outfit’s latest build is decidedly smaller but no …

If you want to save the world, veganism isn’t the answer | Isabella Tree

Our soils were almost dead. Now we have ​19 types of worm, and 23 species of dung beetle in a single cowpat<p>Veganism has rocketed in the UK over the past couple of years – from an estimated half a million people in 2016 to more than 3.5 million – 5% of our population – today. Influential …

Profit

Droog Moto 12 Motorcycle

Droog Moto is a husband and wife team that specializes in custom bikes made for surviving the collapse of society. Short, brutal proportions, knobby …

Kaboom! Cody! Rudi! Young Flippers Embrace Gtramp, a New Sport for the Instagram Set

Waterford, Mich. — On a balmy July afternoon, seven teenage boys stand around a backyard trampoline taking turns bouncing. It’s the kind of scene that might be repeated at countless suburban homes, except that these kids aren’t doing seat drops and belly flops.<p>They’re doing triple, quadruple, even …

Weekend Watch: Cheap Homesteading

One of the things I like about doing this weekly column, introducing you to new or underappreciated maker <i>YouTube</i> channels, is trying to cover as broad a spectrum of channels as possible. On <i>Weekend Watch</i>, we have covered everything from electronics and high-tech maker channels to crafting and …

Portland Reigns: Bicycle Crumbs' Allied Alfa Disc Allroad

Remember those Hot Wheels Colour racers? The ones that changed colour when you dunked them in a bowl of water? Well, our favourite Instagrammer, Bicycle Crumbs, just had his Allied Alfa Disc Allroad finished in the same paint —it’s both wet… and wild.<p>Our man in Portland, Bicycle Crumbs, is …

Hot Wheels

The Landing

Just a short helicopter ride from Auckland, The Landing is a surreal getaway on New Zealand's Bay of Islands. The resort sits on 1,000 acres of …

1949 Vincent Black Lightning Motorcycle

Before Triumph or Ducati or Honda's CB750, if you wanted the fastest bike on the planet, there was only one manufacturer to go to — UK-based Vincent. …

Black Hole Sun: Isen Workshop R3 Road Bike

Race. Ready. Road. That’s what Isen Workshop’s R3 model designation stands for, and it’s an acute definition. There’s no variation on purpose here, the R3 is built to single-mindedly go fast, in a shimmering black and candy-fade blur.<p>Isen Workshop is the combined forces of Hartley Cycles‘ Caren …

Bicycles

Hot Wheels Zoom In GoPro Car

No longer will your children (or you) have to imagine what it looks like to go through a loopy, twisting Hot Wheels course. Developed in …

Tip: 4 Minutes to Fitness

A new study shows that 4 minutes of bodyweight exercises, amazingly, works about as well as sprinting or 30 minutes of HIIT.<p>Who among us doesn't …

April’s Ultimate Shop Workbench

As we’ve written about previously, celebrated <i>YouTube</i> maker, April Wilkerson, recently built her dream shop on her new property in Texas. Now that the shop is mostly finished, she’s started in on setting up and organizing all of her machines, tools, materials, and supplies.<p>So that she can get …

Ernestine Shepherd Rocks Fit Bikini Body At Age 82: Diet, Workout Tips

Ernestine Shepherd, an 82-year-old bodybuilder, credits exercise for her longevity and great health.<p>Octogenarian bodybuilder Ernestine Shepherd is a …

Fitness

DIY camper van cost just $18K to build

How one couple is living the #VanLife dream<p>It’s a story that’s engrained in #VanLife lore: Dreaming of something different, an outdoorsy couple quits two successful engineering jobs and sells their house—with nearly everything in it. They build their own DIY camper van and embark on a non-stop …

Montgenevre Vice: Spoon Customs Galaxy Road

The dust of last week’s Bespoked Bristol 2018 has finally settled, but the glitter sparkles of a hundred candy coated custom frames still hangs heavily in the air. This roadster from Spoon Customs shone brightly in the hallowed hall of Brunel’s Old Station.<p>Spoon Customs, the Alpine-based custom …

Northern Italy

Path Of The Black Cat: Caletti Cycles Domestique

The Santa Cruz workshop of Caletti Cycles has just announced their Domestique project: a stock adventure road model called the Domestique. This is the first viewing, a matte black panther of a handmade frame at a very reasonable price and spec.<p>It’s described as a Hard-Working All-Road Bicycle, just …

Santa Cruz

Push-Pull-Legs: The Ultimate Split

The Best Back-to-Basics Plan<p>There are too many individual differences and lifestyle factors for someone to say a program is worthless OR worthwhile …

1974 Ducati 750 GT Motorcycle

In 1971, Ducati released what would arguably become the most important motorcycle in its history — the 750 GT. The 750 GT was the first production …

Shopping

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Ocean Eye House

Wedged between the jungle and the sea, the Ocean Eye House adopts a modular design to take advantage of the Costa Rican landscape. The structure is …

Architecture

Before and After: A Couple Revamp an Old Airstream Into a Charming Workspace and Home

After stumbling upon an outdated Airstream on eBay, a couple decide to make a radical life change.<p>When Sheena and Jason noticed their everyday was becoming a bit too monotonous, they knew it was time to shake things up. So, they did what any curious mind would do—they turned to the treasure trove …

Sheena

Honolulu A-Frame House

Mid-century modern architecture meets island living in the Honolulu A-Frame House. Built in 1956, the home was designed by architect George J. …

Living Rooms

DIY Mid Century Modern CNC Flat Pack Desk

Mid-Century modern

Curtiss Warhawk Motorcycle

High-end specialty motorcycle manufacturer Curtiss has officially released their first bike. The Warhawk is a massive, machined aluminum masterpiece, …

Construct a Mini Smart Farm

Ataya P created a pretty nifty smart farm. “My mom always forget to water my veggies when I went on business trips,” Ataya said. “So I decided to make my own smart farming that can automatically water my veggies. It’s composed of an Arduino UNO board as a base and temperature sensor, metal clips …

Vegetables

Rise of the digital piggy bank as children as young as three join the cashless society with budgeting apps

There was a time when children would look forward to the jangle of coins in their mother’s purse or father’s wallet, signalling the imminent distribution of their weekly pocket money.<p>But today they are just as likely to check their mobile phone apps for the transfer of cash to their bank accounts. …

Cycledelic: Hugos' Quirk Cycles Road

A proud graduate of The Bicycle Academy’s frame building course, Rob Quirk has been putting together some very good looking bikes lately. Hugo’s request for a new frame was a simple one: a fast road bike that looks good — and that’s exactly what he got.<p>Hugo was one of those dream customers that …

Bicycles

One-Hour Workout: Swim Strength Builder

<i>Use this simple, strength-based workout for open-water gains</i><p>This week’s workout comes from Milly Wade-West, a coach with QT2 Systems. Wade-West has …

Triathlons