stuff we drool about

Nautilus Houseboats

Nautilus Houseboats are specialized in the development and construction of innovative design houseboats for a modern lifestyle. The idea of living on the water used to be for people seeking freedom and adventure outside conventional society, but these days, houseboats aren’t just for renegade captains. A houseboat lets you experience the world and ...read more

Pole Pass Retreat

Pole Pass Retreat is the name of our latest dream retreat, nestled into a dense, wooded shoreline site, in the beautiful San Juan Islands in Washington. Designed by renown architect Tom Kundig, the waterfront house can be completely open (with a hand-cranked wheel) in the warmer months creating an expansive indoor/outdoor living space with spectacu...read more

Villa K

Villa K is a spectacular residence located in Thuringia, Germany. Designed by Paul de Ruiter Architects, the 248-square-meter ultramodern mountain villa offers amazing valley views with a minimal environment footprint. Visitors enter the house on the north-facing slope side, that features a six-car garage, mechanical rooms, pantry, and hunting room...read more

Watervilla | By +31architects

Watervilla is a spectacular minimalist residence located on the river Amstel in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Designed by +31ARCHITECTS, the modern villa was commissioned by clients that wanted a residence in which the relationship between the living area and water would be maximized. The top floor composed by the living room and kitchen features a large...read more

Floatwing Houseboat

A company in Portugal called "Friday”, have presented the Floatwing, a prefabricated floating houseboat that can be made to order and delivered almost anywhere in the world. The house has low impact on the environment, it uses materials and technologies that reduce its carbon footprint and lower its energy needs, in fact, when charged, the house is...read more

Mountain Cottage | Ogawayama Japan

Ogawayama, which lies on the border between Yamanashi and Nagano, is Japans most popular climbing area. It is also the place to go for those who are looking to get off the grid and spend some time in nature. It was exactly these two passions, for climbing, and the outdoors, that attracted Setsumasa Kobayashi (outdoor clothing and gear designer) to ...read more

Baumraum Treehouses

We´re pretty sure that at any given moment each one of us, has dreamt of owning a treehouse, an object that makes us dream of freedom, nature contact and a reminiscence of childhood carefree life. With that in mind, masters of treehouse architecture - Baumraum, have designed and developed their spectacular version of it, beautifully finished and wi...read more

The Edge | By Charles Wright

The Edge is one of the most mind-blowing residences we have come across. This multiple award-winning masterpiece was designed by Charles Wright and his team of Architects, it sits atop of the prestigious Flagstaff Hill, in Port Douglas, Australia. Besides a breathtaking location, this extraordinary mansion comes with some outstanding features, such...read more

Charlotte Perriand Beach House

Originally designed by modernist architect Charlotte Perriand in 1934 for an affordable getaway home competition, the small U-shaped beach house sketches didn’t leave the page. Until Louis Vuitton developed the beautiful project recently, by building the modern waterfront retreat (in the beach-side garden at The Raleigh Hotel on Miamis South Beach)...read more

Embassy Gardens Sky Pool

Plans have been unveiled this week for an impressive sky pool spanning between two residential buildings in Londons Nine Elms Quarter, Battersea, a project that will undoubtedly push the boundaries in the capability of construction and engineering. The mind-blowing glass-bottomed swimming pool will bridge (115 ft in the air) two apartment buildings...read more

Balint House | By Fran Silvestre Architects

Projected by Spanish Architecture studio Fran Silvestre Arquitectos, the spectacular Balint House celebrates minimalism in architecture at its very best. Located in a suburban region of Valencia - Spain, the home´s prominent design feature is a profoundly elliptical form, with almost seamless surfaces, and large open spaces that flow indoors and ou...read more

The Pond House | By Holly & Smith Architects

The Pond House is a magnificent retreat designed by Holly & Smith Architects. Located at Ten Oaks Farm in Hammond, Louisiana, the beautiful retreat is a 1,250 square foot, net zero energy house that sits over the edge of a stunning pond and overlooks a peninsula of ten oak trees that stretch out into the middle of the pond. The house is complet...read more

Escape Traveler

Escape Traveler is an interesting housing possibility developed for those who are looking for an alternative to the conventional way of life. It´s a towable small and comfy house, with 269 sf, enough for up to 6 people! Really well built, with careful attention to detail and an interesting straightforward design, it features wide window space, prov...read more

Turner Residence | By Jensen Architects

Designed by Jensen Architects, the beautiful Turner Residence is located in Larkspur, California, USA. Built into a hill, the main building contains the private rooms of the house and is tucked into the earth and threaded through the existing oak trees on site. The lower two levels of the building are cut partially into the slope forming a grounded...read more

Casa Brutale | By Opa Works

Casa Brutale is a spectacular project by OPA Works, an ambitious concept home that sits inside a cliff above the aegean sea. The minimalist home is composed by three concrete walls that form the main living space, the roof is a crystalline pool made of reinforced glass, that also functions as a massive skylight that floods the interior with natural...read more

The Collingwood Hut

The Collingwood Shepherd Hut is an interesting housing possibility for those of us who just love the outdoors. This modular cabin can provide shelter in a safe and very comfy way. Built with a galvanized steel structure and finished in beautiful wood all the way around, it looks both vintage and fairy tale like. The wood work is really phenomenal, ...read more

Cinder Cone Treehouse

Ever had the dream of building a tree house? Well this group of friends did, and what an awesome one they have built! Named Cinder Cone, the spectacular self-built multi-platform treehouse perches above a skate bowl and wood fired hot tub. Located in a Valley Near the Columbia River Gorge in Skamania Washington, the project was led by Foster Huntin...read more
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Razor Ripsurf

Razor, creators of the popular drift racing Crazy Cart, have developed the Razor Ripsurf, a board that brings surfing to the city. The board´s styling and function were guided by the feel of surfing and features of a real surfboard, the end product mimics the feel of surfing on a concrete environment. Ripsurf uses Razor´s R...
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April 2016 Finds On Amazon

We are back this month with some new fresh finds on Amazon. This week we have found some more cool, beautiful and functional products buried deep in Amazon´s massive catalog. We showcase a list of products that caught our attention, either for their great discount price, for their great customer ratings, or simply because they are pretty goddamn awesome. Product details after the jump....
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April 2016 Finds On Huckberry

Once again we have teamed up with our good friends at Huckberry to update our custom, curated BTS Shop.  We have picked the most exciting fresh deals this month, with some great opportunities to get your hands on the coolest apparel and travel gear for an active lifestyle and outdoor adventures. Check out our new curated list of some of the coolest products an...