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10 Easy Ways to Start Being Mindful Today

Over the past 30 years, the practice of mindfulness meditation (mostly a secularized version originating from Jon Kabat-Zinn’s Mindfulness-Based …

Mindfulness

High Five: 5 Best Motorcycle Gloves

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16 Brands You Should Know From The New York City Men’s Shows

Go to all the NYC men’s style trade shows and your head will be left spinning by the amount of chambray button-downs and selvedge denim you encounter …

New York City

MINIMOD is a modern, pre-fab tiny house. See more photos of it here: http://bit.ly/1cO1nFQ

Gabriella Morrison here with the announcement that our hOMe construction plans are finalized and available. http://tinyhouseblog.com/?p=32191

The Garage in Seattle, Washington

A garage can be a place for cars, tools, or junk. With the Garage in Seattle, we’re seeing how it can be much more.<p>Design studio Graypants is led by …

Despite the awkwardness and challenges of converting shipping containers into fully functional homes, some companies (and individuals) really do succeed at transforming them into comfortable and cosy living spaces. This shipping container called Casa Cúbica is a great example - it looks great both inside and out. Casa Cúbica acts as a tiny house with several living spaces concealed within its diminutive footprint (which looks to be around 8.5-by-20 feet, or so). You'll find a kitchenette, bathroom, laundry facilities, a bunk bed, and a main living space that can be converted into a dining room, or a bedroom with its clever wall-bed-like design. The modern micro-home is designed and manufactured by the Costa Rican company Cúbica, and is geared towards acting as a holiday home, but I can see (as I'm sure many others can) the potential for the house to serve as a full-time home for a single person, or perhaps a couple. The shipping container itself has been reclaimed. It's always great to see materials being reclaimed and repurposed but in the case of shipping containers they always come with their own challenges; namely making a space which is not designed inhabited, habitable. To maximise on the living spaces provided by the unit, Casa Cúbica features an exterior deck at both the ground level and on the roof. They've also cleaned up the exterior, making the shipping container look less like a hulk of metal and more like a contemporary home (which it is). The awning over the deck can be lowered to provide some extra privacy, or to lock up the home when it's not in use. The shower can be accessed from both the inside and the outside, a nice detail if you need to clean up before entering the main section of the house. Using a shipping container for the shell of the home usually has three main benefits: reduced construction costs, increased transportability, and - if designed correctly - less maintenance. This model of the Casa Cúbica is on permanent public display, and you can rent an almost identical version, called the Lotus house at Casa Metta hotel. http://humble-homes.com/casa-cubica-shipping-container-transformed-micro-home/

50 Websites to Waste Your Time On

Bored with your usual digital stomping grounds?<p>Don't fret! There are plenty of sites other than Facebook or Tumblr for you to waste countless hours. …

Portland Checklist: Top 10 Restaurants

<b>① Le Pigeon</b><p>Chef Gabriel Rucker is a Portland original who works off the cuff in his own world of complex flavor combinations, possessed by meat, …

Logical Increments, the PC Builder's Friend

Douglas Fir Campfire Incense

Description<p>Mountain lodge fireplace, forest campground.<p>There is no tree that defines the thick forests of the Northwest like the Douglas Fir. …

Collections | Icon 1000 - Go fast, look flash.

One thousand is an empirical number that forms the boundary between boy and man. Respect Tradition, Resist Authority, Expect Resistance, Deny …

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Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

GQ Cover Story<p>The 25-year-old British singer is deeply enigmatic—but on a recent Friday night he dropped his guard and spilled his guts.<p>By Carrie …

10 Places to Get Drunk Before Noon in Seattle

Last Friday, Eater asked readers to 'fess up and reveal the bars and restaurants where they secretly (or not so secretly) get shitfaced before lunch. The tipline and comments highlighted watering holes that provide a wide range of remedies, from boozy weekday breakfasts to cheap pours for both …

Stu's Bloody Mary Mixology Kit

+++OUT OF STOCK+++<p>We will get new kits in the week of May 14th. So you will have a slight delay when ordering our kits at the moment. Sorry for the …

Flippin' Out: Seattle's Best Pancakes

The Best Apps and Tools for Rocking Your Next Road Trip

I love road trips. Just saying or writing the words sends shivers of excitement down my spine. If you think I'm crazy, it's probably because you grew …