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These low-energy prefab cabins are inspired by the Nordic concept of 'friluftsliv'

Prefab housing startup Koto has unveiled a series of tiny timber cabins with minimalist designs inspired by friluftsliv — translated as “free air …

Prefab Homes

Love it or hate it, this new electric scooter thing is spreading across the globe

While there has been a huge amount innovation in light electric vehicles over the last few years, such as 60 mph (97 km/h) electric bicycles and 400 mi (644 km) range electric tricycles, most of the innovation has been in performance – not design. Until now, that is.<p>Here’s a wacky new electric …

Knowledge Management

16 Low-Maintenance Indoor Houseplants Most Likely to Survive All Year Long

In many areas, winter months lend themselves to cold, snowy weather, and consequently warm, toasty homes. Keeping greenery in your home throughout …

Plants

Electrek Review: Sur-Ron is a monster electric bike with 50 miles of range and insane top speed

Electric bikes are not here just to help you get up some steep hills anymore. Electric motors are making their way in all segments of bicycles, scooters, and motorcycles.<p>The Sur-Ron lives in between those segments as a monster ebike with 50 miles of range and an insane 50 mph top speed.<p>Calling the …

Electric Vehicles

Got an Empty Wall? 50 Gorgeous Gallery Walls to Try

Gallery walls are a decor trend that seem to be able to stand the test of time and for good reason. Powerful, beautiful, and full of character, these …

Neat

25 Cozy IKEA Hacks That Are Absolutely Perfect for Winter

Winter means less time frolicking outside and more time spent cozying up indoors, so it’s the perfect opportunity to give your decor a little more DIY lovin’. Easy peasy IKEA hacks can warm up your aesthetic and give all of your holiday festivities a little more sparkle, even on a budget. Old …

Hacking

Long Beach Blue BMW M2 With Vossen Wheels Looks Beautiful

Even since it launched last year, the BMW M2, with its curvaceous lines and appealing physique, has attracted a huge following and it is now one of …

Modpool Shipping Container Pools

Relocatable and convertible with a shockingly quick set-up time, Modpool Shipping Container Pools are intriguing alternatives to traditional pools. …

Mesh is the hottest trend in home Wi-Fi, so we tested every top system to find the best

The market for consumer grade Wi-Fi routers had been stagnant for more than a decade until a new trend recently swept the industry. Setting up a …

Wi-Fi

Electric mopeds are coming: Munro Motor launches new $1,700 retro-looking battery-powered bikes

Electric powertrains are already quite common in two-wheel vehicles – thanks to electric scooters, which are already extremely popular in Asia, somewhat popular in Europe, but less popular in North America. Now a relatively new segment of electric mopeds is coming and should make two-wheel electric …

LG's 'blade-like' TV is as thin as four credit cards and hangs on the walls using just magnets

This year's CES in Las Vegas has seen a number of OLED televisions being launched. None, however, are as thin at this offering from LG.<p>Dubbed …

Under $10: Fall Arrangements That Will Last All Season

(Image credit: BHG)<p>It may be time to toss out your jack-o-lanterns, but holiday decorating is still a few weeks away (come on, at least wait until …

Vagabund BMW R80RT

One of our favorite custom motorbikes ever, is the spectacular BMW R100R by Vagabond Moto. Today we showcase another work of art by the Austrian duo, …

Modern Family Home With Basement Parking And Elevated Floor

The Caucaso House is a private residence designed and built by JJRR/ Architecture in Ciudad de Mexico. The project was completed in 2016 and the …

Blink wireless security cameras run for two years on a pair of AA batteries

Hands-on with the anywhere (but outside) camera<p>Over the last year or so we’ve seen an uptick in availability of small and relatively cheap wireless security cameras. I mean truly wireless, using Wi-Fi to transmit data and batteries to provide power. That magical combination of features allows this …

The Waylens Horizon is like a GoPro for your car’s dashboard

Always-on recording and a full tank of data<p>Horizon, a $499 combination dash / action camera from a startup called Waylens, is a decidedly niche product. People who want a high-quality mobile camera will probably be better off with something that has an ecosystem behind it, like a GoPro or a Sony …

The 4K Digital Display Bringing Next Generation Art To Traditional Living Rooms

How this digital decor experience transforms any room into a living digital art gallery<p>The digital revolution has changed almost every aspect of our lives. It is impossible to avoid the technological influences that surround us on a daily basis. Maybe, we shouldn't be too surprised to learn the …

Now you can even turn a BMW K100 into a scrambler

Unit Garage is a cult name amongst well-heeled BMW enthusiasts in Europe. The Italian company makes beautifully engineered kits that make modern BMWs look like old ones.<p>If you love your R 1200 R but hanker after 1970s styling, there’s a kit for that. And if you have a modern R 1200 GS but want the …

The 12 best adults only all-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean and Mexico

One way to ensure a stress-free vacation is to head to an all-inclusive resort where you don't have to reach for your credit card every time you want a cocktail or burger with fries.<p>And if you really want to up the relaxing vibe of a vacation, limit the possibility of kids running around the …

Xiaomi’s foldable electric bike is as cheap as its smartphones

We may know Xiaomi best for its growing range of affordable smartphones, but company close observers will also no doubt be aware that Xiaomi is no stranger to venturing into new, seemingly unrelated markets. There are already Mi branded TV’s, air-conditioners, and drones on the market, and the …

The 20 Best Beaches In The World For A Romantic Getaway

Skip the diamonds. We want these trips instead.<p>It doesn't have to be your honeymoon to plan the ultimate beach vacation, but finding a sandy shore that's both stunning and not packed to the brim with tourists can be tricky. (It's a little hard to get your groove on when you're surrounded by …

South Carolina

Renovation of a 30's Row House / Lab-S

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Dutch design studio Lab-S has renovated a 30's row house in the city of Utrecht (the Netherlands) and …

Architecture

See the Fashion-Forward Home That's Surprisingly Kid-Friendly

The space really is the best of both worlds.<p>For interior designer Tamara Magel, opening a second office in the Hamptons changed everything. Having spent the better part of a decade outfitting some of the most prestigious residences in New York City and D.C., the transition to the country required a …

Interior Design

Review: Neat's $99 Widget Mic is retro-styled awesome

With every passing generation, computers get better displays, processors, speakers, and more.<p>Microphones though? Not so much.<p>That means that if you have any interest in documenting anything involving sound – podcasting, vlogging, singing – you’ll need a serious upgrade. And while podcast mics exist …

Neat

Eero is the home WiFi solution I've been waiting for

Wave goodbye to the days of getting no WiFi in that one room.<p>Let's face it: Your home WiFi network probably sucks. Or at least, it sucks enough that you'd much prefer to plug in directly to your router every time you get online. Except, of course, you probably can't. Like a lot of people, you …

Wi-Fi

The best house museums in the U.S., mapped - Curbed

At Curbed, we’re obsessed with superlative homes and groundbreaking domestic design, architecture that not only features exceptional living spaces but in some cases, looks to define new ways of living. There’s no shortage of noteworthy homes across the country, spanning different styles, regions, …

Frank Lloyd Wright

The 17 Coolest New Urban Hotels in the Country

Open since June, this 168-room hotel is anchored by cups of Ristretto Roasters’ coffee and flaky croissants at a ground-floor café and bakery …

Misfit Debuts Spector, “Smart” Headphones That Double As A Fitness Tracker

Wearables maker Misfit, now owned by Fossil, is following up on yesterday’s news of Ray, a slimmer alternative to its flagship fitness tracker the Misfit Shine, with the launch of its first set of in-ear wireless headphones. Called “Spector,” Misfit says the idea was to create a “smart hearable” …