Christopher Amson

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Here’s What It Looks Like Inside the Handmade Sketchbooks of a Well-Traveled Artist

Over the last 13 years, artist José Naranja has been filling pocket-sized notebooks with his own visual diary. By illustrating his daily experiences, observations, ideas, and memories, Naranja considers his ongoing project as “a love letter to notebooks, a flight of fancy and also a part of [him].” …

Art

This pop-up camper transforms any truck into a tiny mobile home in seconds

Adventure company Fiftyten has just unveiled the Adventure Vehicle System, which lets anyone transform a pickup truck into a full-on adventure …

RVs

Unicat's latest 4x4 expedition truck escapes civilization without losing the comforts of home

The MD57 isn't a brand-new creation, as Unicat also offers MD57 packages on base trucks from Volvo and Mercedes. This latest version combines a …

Weather

This revolutionary sustainable community in Atlanta is still thriving 15 years after its founding

Almost 15 years since the sustainable community of Serenbe built its first home, the modern-day green utopia is still thriving. Located just …

Urban Agriculture

Luxury camper van can go off grid for days

And it’s for sale!<p>The outdoors world is chock-full of DIY conversion vans, (it’s a big reason why we started a brand-new van-focused community group) and many of them are marvels of ingenuity and sweat equity. But sometimes you need to turn to the professionals for a van with all the luxuries of …

RVs

Public Libraries Are Handing Out Free Seed Packets to Promote Sustainability

Recently, a number of public libraries have come up with creative ways to encourage education through engagement. While most of these public programs—including city-wide book scavenger hunts and an immersive “Subway Library“—typically exist to foster a love of reading, one growing campaign also …

Libraries

Interrobang transforms historic Art Deco factory into luxury apartments in London

In west London, an iconic Art Deco landmark has been converted into 66 apartments courtesy of UK studio Interrobang. This latest renovation of the …

Architecture

Meet R1, the First Self-Flying 4K Drone

This autonomous drone from Skydio can be flown without expertise.10 years ago, MIT classmates Adam Bry, Abraham Bacharach, and Matt Donahoe had a …

Drones

This Photographer Deleted His Social Media with 1.5 Million Followers

Professional landscape photographer Dave Morrow had thriving social media accounts with over 1.5 million followers. Last year, he decided to delete …

Social Media

This Tiny 140-Square-Foot Apartment Boasts Comfort and Function

Carefully crafted adaptable furniture makes this 140-square-foot London home chic and functional.<p>By carefully constructing adaptable furniture units, the dynamic duo successfully assembled a series of volumetric spaces to create cohesive, flexible living zones in what "might be London's smallest …

Mega Cities

A Multi-Faceted 16 Foot Golden Egg With a Beautiful Pine Sauna Interior That Sits in Kiruna, Sweden

In Sweden’s northernmost city of Kiruna, sits a 16-foot multi-faceted brilliantly reflective golden egg that contains a pine surrounded working sauna …

Solar-powered seaside cabin blends prefab design with traditional building techniques

This small solar-powered hideaway in British Columbia mirrors the natural incline of the cliff on which it sits. Architecture studio Battersby Howat …

Skinny house is smaller than a couple of parking spaces

Slim Fit was originally conceived back in 2016 for a tiny house competition, but was only completed recently. It has a total floorspace of 50 sq m …

Giant Colorful Paper Sculptures Bloom and Burst From Gallery’s Walls

Contemporary paper artist Crystal Wagner continues her research into organic forms that seem to grow into their environment. Her new visually exciting series, titled <i>Nexus</i>, mixes classic screen-printing, paper cutting, sculpture, and installation art together into a body of mesmerizing …

Light Phone 2 returns with 4G features, texting in the same minimalist design

The original Light Phone was an intriguing concept that hit the market last year, dropping all of the extras we’ve come to enjoy on smartphones for a clean design. Without internet access, a camera, texting or email, it was a simple device. And to its credit, we found it to be a fun alternative in …

Steve Areen's incredible DIY wagon home built with mostly recycled materials

Steve Areen is one of those people who turns everything into gold. And by gold, I mean magic. I mean soul. We saw it with his lovely dome home in …

52 Amazing Found Photos That Document Everyday Life of West Germany in 1949

These found color photos from Found Slides that capture everyday life of West Germany in 1949.<br>Wiesbaden Market<br>1590 building in Idstein<br>Along the …

Amazon has a $27 multi-color LED light strip that syncs to your music

When we first caught wind of the DotStone Music-Syncing LED Strip Lights, we thought they sounded kind of cheesy, to be honest. Then we actually …

Toyota launches a cute, cozy Proace camper van

As with other camper vans we've looked at lately, including the aforementioned Michelangelo, the Lerina relies on floor rails as a key pillar of its …

Campervans

PV Cabin

Tucked away in the mountainous landscape of Pinto, Chile, the PV Cabin is a refuge for rock climbers. The small shelter is situated in a clearing …

Gallery: Tiny homes in narrow spaces - a look at the skinny house revolution

How small is too small? Keret House still holds the crown for the world's narrowest living space ever constructed, with an interior width of between …

Stunning revival of the humble shipping container

<b>(CNN) —</b> In 1937, a young trucker named Malcolm McLean was delivering a load of cotton to a harbor in Hoboken, New Jersey. As he watched workers slowly transport the boxes by hand onto a ship, the story goes, he thought there had to be a better way to do it.<p>It turns out, there was: a big metal box …

Architecture

Neuschwanstein Castle is No. 1, again

The Neuschwanstein Castle, built by Ludwig II. the fairy-tale king, remains the biggest tourist magnet in Bavaria. The Würzburg Residence and the …

Open house: how two architects let their imagination run wild

By moving walls, floors and stairs, the owners of this energy-efficient London home have turned the Victorian terrace upside down<p>Wrapped around the internal walls of this London house, like high-water marks, are painted grey lines indicating where the original floors, ceilings and skirting boards …

Architecture

Stunning Footage of Sperm Whales Attempting to Communicate With Freedivers Using Clicking Noises

In 2014, James Nestor, freediver and author of the book <i>DEEP: Freediving, Renegade Science, and What the Ocean Tells Us about Ourselves</i>, gave a …

The Gorgeously Elaborate Process of Making Traditional Chinese Nanshan Noodles by Hand

In the Chinese village of Nanshan, a single family has passed down the recipe for hand-pulled noodles made from scratch for generations. The recipe …

Off-grid Ecocapsule microhomes finally make their international debut

We’ve been following the the solar- and wind-powered Ecocapsule microhome since it first burst onto the design scene. Now, nearly 10 years after the …

Off-grid

The 5 best vans for your DIY camper conversion

Your #VanLife dreams start here<p>Whether you want to live in a van full-time or just want to use it as a weekend camper, #VanLife helps you get outside and start adventuring. But not everyone can afford pricey custom builds from companies like Outside Van or Sportsmobile, especially when price tags …

Industrial Designer Renovates Old British Military Tower Into Family Home

This is the 19th-Century version of that nuclear missile silo AirBNB<p>In the market for a new home for his family some years ago, industrial designer …

Industrial Designer