Over the years we have showcased several houses, retreats, weekend cabins, and pods, places to escape hectic city life and reconnect with nature. Our latest discovery was developed by Nice Architects, a self-sustaining portable house appropriately named Ecocapsule. The ecological pod, is equipped with a built-in wind turbine, roof-mounted solar panels, and a high-capacity battery, these off-grid capabilities allow you and a guest to enjoy the convenience of household facilities. Inside you´ll find plenty of storage space, a small kitchenette, working/dining place, a folding bed, toilet, and hot shower, all the luxuries of a hotel room that you can take into wilderness. First deliveries are expected in 2016.
Also check out our popular roundup on Office Pods
Thousand is a new bike helmet that you would actually "want to wear”, as their designers put it. Thousand has really a great look, it´s rather cool, with a vintage 60-70´s design, and has all the modern comfort and safety features, a ventilation system, vegan leather straps with a magnetic buckle, and the patent pending magnetized poplock, allowing you to safely secure it along with your bike, so you can conveniently leave your helmet behind, hands free and with no worries, simply pop the top, and lock. Oh, and if someone steals it while locked to your bike, they´ll replace it! watch the video
Learn more from Thousand Helmets, or pre-order now from Kickstarter
Cravar is a new brand that crafts well designed and lasting leather goods, inspired by the classics. Their hard wearing elegant leather bags and journals are made from premium vegetable tanned leather, and finished with solid brass accents. The designs are simple, with a nice balance of modern functionality and classic elegance. Head over to their website for a look at their beautiful collection.
Kitchen Kulture is a new book, it intends to help us understand the modern kitchen trends, showing multiple decoration and alignment possibilities. We all agree that the kitchen used to be an under appreciated spot of the house, but not anymore, and this book shows us that it is in fact "the new living room” where all the fun happens, where the parties begin and end or where the food trends are set. With this book you´ll get a broad overview of kitchen decors and arrangements, from Nordic to rustic, minimal to futuristic. If you´re looking for ideas for a renewed cooking place or building a more pleasant space where to eat, thus improving your life quality, this is the book to get.
Available for purchase in Europe here
This spectacular pool house was commissioned by a home owner who wanted to transform the outdoor area at his house into a contemporary pool and spa retreat, ideal for entertaining in the hot summer months. The weekend retreat is located in the Hamptons, and was idealized by design studio ICRAVE, the result is a modern wood and steel structure with two separate spaces, creating a luxurious indoor/outdoor oasis. It features a bedroom, and a spa that includes a sauna, shower, and hammam. A sunken level between the two rooms creates a cozy living room, with fireplace, and a Jacuzzi, making this the perfect entertainment area.
photos by: John Muggenborg
The Orfos Flare Light is a lighting system developed by a Seattle bike commuter that, due to the city´s usual bad weather sometimes didn´t feel safe enough to take his bike out, for safety reasons. He never felt that he could really be seen on the rainy days or nights. So he set out to design a light that could assure him that everyone would see, all the way around the bike itself. Orfos Flare light was born a few years later. With a lighting of 300 lumens at the back, and up to 500 at the front, you do get a lot of light, the LED light is powerful and is surrounded by a reflective interior, dispersing it 360 degrees around you. It is shock and water proof and features a strong magnetic mounting system, with 4 different pattern modes and three brightness levels. The Orfos Flare Light also uses a LifePO4 battery, that can withstand up to 3x more charging cycles than the Lithium ion ones. Orfos is built and assembled in the USA, and judging by the insanely happy amazon reviews, this is a great product that´s the perfect complement for your bike. watch the video
Learn more from Orfos, or purchase now from Amazon
Nike are digging in their archives, they have just released a distinctive retro shoe, the Nike Archive 75. Originally designed in 1975 by Bill Bowerman, the vintage runner gets a modern update with 21st century cushioning, a suede and ripstop nylon upper for durability and lightweight comfort, an orange recessed waffle outsole, and flex grooves for a natural stride.
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