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5 Ways to Make Your Mac and iPhone Play Nice

Apple’s newest desktop operating system, Yosemite, is all about making Macs link up with iPhones and iPads in new and exciting ways. And with tricks …

Mac App Store

English Cycles Flat Bar Road

2014 was a bumpy ride, and one person who will be looking forward to the start of the new year is Rob English of Eugene’s English Cycles.<p>In July last year, Rob was racing the Tour of Auferheide, a 100 mile Fondo event on an “out and back course” when he ran out of road and crashed into a tree at …

Bicycles

Creative Mom Paints Fantastic Designs on Her Sons' Lunch Napkins for Past 8 Years

Brooklyn-based sculptor Nina Levy started drawing on her sons' lunch napkins and unwittingly touched off an adorable ritual that would span years. Levy has been sending her children, 12-year-old Archer and 8-year-old Ansel, to school with amazingly detailed napkins for the past eight years.<p>She …

Pre-kindergarten

Our unlimited vacation policy failed, so we mandated vacation instead

When Travis CI turned into a business with employees, one of our ideas was to not constrain people in how much time they take off for vacations. We didn’t track the days people were taking off, and as the people running the company, we didn’t actively encourage people to take times off. In short, …

The Workplace

Pro Skier Sierra Quitiquit's Patagonia Hideaway

I was 15 when I lost my oldest brother to a car accident; by the time I turned 18, the sadness became overwhelming. The only sure place I knew to find happiness was with skis on my feet, so I ditched the states and started ski bumming around South America. This is when I first stumbled into Refugio …

Time I

Finding Solitude and Wilderness in the Canadian Yukon

Photo: Bruno Augsburger<p>Ever since Swiss photographer Bruno Augsburger discovered the Canadian Yukon Territory in 2000, he's made it his goal to spend as much time there as possible. Augsburger will spend weeks alone in the wilderness, relying on bushcraft skills to survive. His new book, <i>Out There</i>, …

Hiking
Minimalism

6 steps to a perfect shave

If you think the proper shaving regimen starts with pre-shave oil, then you've got a few things to learn.<p>As a matter of fact, a close shave should</i> …

Ride Bikes, Drink Beer, Be Merry

Ride bikes, drink beer: this might be what our forefathers meant by “...the pursuit of happiness.”<p>Dale Katechis seems to think so. The founder of Oskar Blues, REEB Cycles, and the dude who started the craft beer-can revolution with his Dale’s Pale Ale has blended his passions for beer and bikes …

Beer

Chef Mallmann Wants You to Play with Fire

Argentine celebrity chef Francis Mallmann can stand the heat—in fact, he loves it. But he wants to get the hell out of the kitchen. And he thinks you should, too.<p>"My least favorite place to cook is inside four walls," he says. Next time you head out on a hike, Mallmann recommends taking along …

James Beard

The New Injury-Proofing Rules for Runners

Kelly Starrett is on a mission to keep runners on their feet and out of the physical therapist’s office. Given Starrett is a physical therapist himself, it may seem an odd goal. But the man who became a CrossFit hero and strength and mobility sensation through his wildly popular Mobility WOD blog …

Yoga

5 Coffee Gadgets For Design Snobs

Nowhere are the perils of thoughtless design more apparent than in a cup of coffee. The mug that spills coffee in your lap. The flimsy French press that shatters when it slips through your overcaffeinated hands. The tempestuous coffee maker that sputters and sighs and leaks all over the counter. …

Coffee

The Case for Going Uncivilized

Dawn light, mouse gray in the woods. Gazing north into the trees through the bedroom windows, I can see hours of daylight waiting for me. Time for a recalibration walk. I’ve been living in my head too long.<p>I’ll wait a few hours, then call my young friend Tyson, a wilderness ranger with the Forest …

Hiking

DIY California Rolls: A Visual Guide To Making Sushi

A beautiful new book by two James Beard award-winning chefs makes the art of homemade sushi accessible.<p>Designers work with pantones and type, and sushi chefs work with rice and fish, but the two arts have more in common than you might suspect. For a sushi chef, an eye for color, shape, pattern, and …

Japan

The Man Who Branded Berkeley

In the Bay Area, where high-tech design firms enhance brands like Google, Apple, and Amazon, David Goines uses ancient printing presses.<p>On a quiet, tree-lined street in North Berkeley, there is a shop called St. Hieronymus Press. You could easily walk right past it. The storefront is unremarkable, …

Letterpress

BAIN – Screen Printed Business Cards

Screen printed business cards for swimwear brand, BAIN.<p>This project is a collaborative work between the two creative heads Nicolas Kovac and Cindy …

National Geographic Travel

Handmade in Southwest Colorado

Photo: Nick Kelley<p>Whether it’s a sip of ice cold beer, a near perfect fly rod, or a custom pair of skis, every handmade good from Southwest Colorado carries a piece of the region with it. Take it from these five companies—Ska Brewing Co, Wagner Custom Skis, Scott Fly Rods, Felt Soul Media, and …

Skiing

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Heartwarming Photos Of A Farmer And His Beloved Pigs

Not since watching <i>Babe</i> have we seen such a stirring ode to the bond between a farmer and his pig(s). In <i>Pigs and Papa</i>, Kagawa-based photographer Toshiteru Yamaji captures the affectionate, fatherly relationship between a pig farmer named Otchan and his 1,200 pigs. Otchan puts his pigs on leashes …

Pigs

What Are Some Inn-to-Inn Hikes in the Swiss Alps?

<i>A:</i><p>With nearly 30,000 miles of well-marked and maintained trails, Switzerland is a mecca for hikers. From late June to early September, walkers can explore alpine peaks, wildflower meadows, and crystalline lakes. Although day hikes abound, it’s also possible to string inn-to-inn treks into …

Hiking

Thriving Garden in Sealed Bottle Hasn't Been Watered in Over 40 Years

When David Latimer planted a seed in a glass bottle on Easter Sunday of 1960 out of pure curiosity, he had no idea that it would flourish into a mass of greenery that would thrive untouched for several decades. Now, over half a century later, the sealed bottle garden is still growing as vigorously …

Gardening

The Art Lover's Guide to Japanese Museums

Across 176 full-color pages, author and historian Sophie Richard delivers comprehensive insight on over 50 art museums and galleries throughout Japan in her first book "The Art Lover's Guide to Japanese Museums." Filled with practical knowledge, interior and exterior photography, plus insider tips …

Museums

Star Wars Reimagined As WWII-Style Propaganda Posters

George Lucas’s <i>Star Wars</i> films have always borrowed their inspiration from old sci-fi movie serials. Inspired by the likes of <i>Flash Gordon[i], [i]Star Wars</i>‘s entire aesthetic–from swashbuckling with laser swords right down to the famous opening crawl–is deeply rooted in the 1940s.<p>These great images …

Star Wars

The 4-Week Kettlebell Shred Workout Program

Kettlebell training has plenty of benefits—namely strength gains, performance increases, and fat loss.<p>“Kettlebells have perfect ergonomics for key …

Heroes to the Top of Everest

Five minutes into my conversation with mountaineer Tim Medvetz, the phone connection drops out. Has the Los Angeles-based Hell's Angel and star of Everest: Beyond the Limit just snubbed me?<p>Within seconds, my phone rings again. It's Medvetz.<p>"Sorry about that," he says. "I still haven't figured out …

Mountaineering

Hong Kong's fish farms in the sky

<b>Under eerie blue lights designed to simulate the ocean depths, hundreds of fish swim serenely through the bubbling waters of their circular tanks, 15 floors up in the sky.</b><p>There are 11 plastic tanks in total, holding a combined 80,000 litres of salt water.<p>They are full of grouper, a white-fleshed …

China