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Measure Your Stress Level with This Flowchart

Are you a little stressed or a lot stressed? Sometimes it’s hard to tell the difference. This flowchart walks you through the emotions and factors …

Girl Power: a BMW racer from Unique Custom Cycles

Each year, the famed Glemseck 101 festival produces its fair share of stories—and bikes. This one’s worth sharing.<p>Last year, photographer Jenny Jurnelius tagged along to the show with the guys from Swedish powerhouse builder Unique Custom Cycles. She was documenting their ‘Stockholm Syndrome‘ BMW R …

Motorcycles

Kevils' timeless BMW R100 Scrambler

Custom BMWs are all the rage right now. But one workshop in England was producing stunning airheads way before they were cool.<p>Kev Hill and his crew at Kevil’s Speed Shop have been at it for six years, and over seventy builds have rolled out of the workshop in picturesque Devon. So they know their …

Motorcycles

Turkish Delight: A Bonneville custom from Bunker

The Triumph Bonneville is due for an upgrade. It might have pioneered the ‘modern classic’ segment, but these days the field is stacked.<p>Hinckley has taken note, with reports of 1100cc liquid-cooled versions due to hit showrooms next year. But if you can’t wait until then, there are plenty of ways …

Fantasy Sports

Absolute Gem: Diamond Atelier’s BMW R100R

We’re calling it: the custom boxer movement has reached critical mass. More BMWs are rolling off workbenches than ever before, so builders have to look at Bavaria’s sweetheart with fresh eyes to get noticed.<p>This neo-noir BMW R100R from Diamond Atelier is more of a swift kick to the jaw than a …

Road Bikes

Land Rover Defender Heritage Limited Edition

Reading time: about 2 minutes.<p>4x4<br>• British<br>• Cars<br>• Land Rover<br>• Off Road<p>Sadly, 2015 is set to be the end of the road for the Land Rover Defender. Which is …

Make Your Own Glowing Furniture: DIY Glow-in-the-Dark Table by Mat Brown

Ever wished you could have something glowing in your house, while keeping things calm and tasteful? Designer <b>Matt Brown</b> developed a beautiful …

1912 Indian Board Track Racer

Reading time: about 2 minutes.<p>American<br>• Board Trackers<br>• Indian<br>• Motorcycles<br>• Vintage<p>This 1912 Indian Board Track Racer is one of the few remaining unrestored …

Motorcycles

Land Rover Defender Celebration Series

The beloved Defender will see its decades-long run end later this year as UK production of the current model winds down. Toast this lasting legacy …

Land Rover

Condor: the other boxer motorcycle

Unless you’re a military enthusiast or a Swiss army conscript, you probably haven’t heard of Condor-Werke AG.<p>It’s one of Europe’s sleeper marques, and started building motorcycles for the Swiss military in 1893. (Yes, that’s a year before Hildebrand & Wolfmüller launched the first true production …

Fish

50 Not Out: Cafe Racer Dreams' BMW R69S

Cafe Racer Dreams is one of the most prolific outfits on the custom motorcycle circuit. An incredible fifty builds have already rolled out the Spanish workshop’s doors—each one as stylish as the next.<p>For CRD #50, Pedro García and Efraon Triana pulled out all the stops. It’s a stunning resto-mod …

Motorcycles

Custom Harley Softail Springer

These days, you can slot most custom bikes into a clearly defined genre. Café racer, bobber, tracker—a quick glance is usually all it takes. But occasionally a bike appears that defies categorization, like this Harley-Davidson Softail Springer from Indonesia. A modern American cruiser with vintage …

Motorcycles

ICON Land Rover Defender D90 LS3 V8

Reading time: about 3 minutes.<p>4x4<br>• American<br>• British<br>• Cars<br>• Land Rover<p>You’re looking at the new ICON D90 Land Rover fitted with an LS3 V8, as you can …

Land Rover

Honda CB550 by Eastern Spirit

Charlie Trelogan’s insightful piece on café racer design emphasized the importance of good lines. No one understands this concept more than Poland’s Eastern Spirit Garage: They helped build the Honda CX500 that Charlie used to illustrate his point. Now they’ve turned their keen eye to another …

Motorcycles

A Three-Legged Chair That Neatly Folds Flat

With a few simple movements, Sedia3 (or Chair3 – sedia is Italian for chair), by DORODESIGN, transforms from a three-dimensional chair to something …

Brass Ion Lamp by Schoolhouse Electric

Reading time: less than a minute.<p>Accessories<br>• American<br>• Gear<br>• Home<br>• Steampunk<p>When it comes to adding lights to a garage, shed, den or man cave it’s …

1950 Moto Guzzi Falcone

Reading time: about 1 minute.<p>Italian<br>• Moto Guzzi<br>• Motorcycles<br>• Vintage<p>This beautiful 1950 Moto Guzzi Falcone is a great look back at the kind of …

Camel Trophy 1987 – Madagascar

Reading time: about 1 minute.<p>4x4<br>• British<br>• Land Rover<br>• Off Road<br>• Rally<p>This hour long documentary covers the 1987 Camel Trophy held on the island of …

Spidi Worker Wax Motorcycle Jacket

Reading time: about 1 minute.<p>Clothing<br>• Gear<br>• Italian<br>• Jackets<br>• Retro<br>• Style<p>The new-for-2014 Spidi Worker Wax Motorcycle Jacket is an interesting meld of very …

Honda CB250 by Exesor Motorcycles

Reading time: about 2 minutes.<p>Cafe Racers<br>• Custom<br>• Engineering<br>• Honda<br>• Japanese<br>• Motorcycles<br>• Vintage<p>This custom Honda CB250 by Exesor Motorcycles is one of the …

Buffalo Hook Belt by Wheelmen & Co

Reading time: less than a minute.<p>Accessories<br>• American<br>• Clothing<br>• Gear<br>• Retro<p>This is the new Buffalo Hook Belt by Wheelmen & Co. it’s designed with a brass …

1968 Land Rover Series IIA

Reading time: about 2 minutes.<p>4x4<br>• British<br>• Cars<br>• Off Road<br>• Vintage<p>This 1968 Land Rover Series IIA is probably one of the nicest non-museum examples to be …

Camel Trophy 1991 – Tanzania & Burundi

Reading time: about 1 minute.<p>4x4<br>• Films<br>• Land Rover<br>• Off Road<p>I’ve been making my way through all of the available Camel Trophy documentaries by year, last …

Medusa?!: Killer Lake Turns Birds Into Calcified Statues

This is a small photographic series of birds (and a bat) that photographer Nick Brandt gathered around the shoreline of Lake Natron in Tanzania and …

Graceful Portraits of Women Morphed Together with Birds

These wonderfully peaceful images naturally blend feminine forms with the elegant wings of various birds. Created by London-based artist Amy Judd, each oil-on-canvas painting features faceless women set against strikingly simple backgrounds. The anonymous subjects are created with soft brushstrokes …

Art

1969 Triumph Bonneville bobber

I find low-key, vintage bobbers irresistible, and this 1969 Triumph Bonneville from Johannesburg is a classic in more ways than one. It belongs to Justin Steyn, who started the project way back in 2009.<p>The style is utterly timeless, and like many of the best bikes, deceptively simple. The build …

Mountain Biking

Bullet 500 “Fox” by Old Empire Motorcycles

Reading time: about 1 minute.<p>British<br>• Custom<br>• Engineering<br>• Luxury<br>• Motorcycles<br>• Retro<p>Old Empire Motorcycles is a British custom motorcycle garage that have …

Belt Knife by The Bowen Knife Company

Reading time: about 1 minute.<p>Accessories<br>• Gadgets<br>• Gear<br>• Knives<br>• Tools<p>The idea of having a small blade tucked away somewhere safe seems like a rather good …

Knives

The Motorcycles of Chicara Nagata

Reading time: about 1 minute.<p>Art<br>• Design<br>• Engineering<br>• Japanese<br>• Motorcycles<br>• Steampunk<p>Chicara Nagata is one of those Da Vinci types who’ll never be a …