stuff we drool about

Sawmill House

The award-wining Sawmill House by Olson Kundig, sets the standard in design and sustainability. Set in the harsh high desert of California, Sawmill is a family retreat embedded into the tough, scrubby landscape, and uses sustainable strategies and reclaimed materials. Made from concrete, steel, glass, and using salvaged and recycled materials whene...read more

Ori Pocket Closet

As property prices continue to skyrocket, the trend for micro apartments is growing. But living in a itty bitty teeny tiny space can be a challenge. Ori is a sophisticated all-in-one furniture system that makes small urban studio apartments much more flexible and appealing. The Ori Pocket Closet is the walk-in closet for small places. With a modern...read more

Orchid Tiny House

Over the years we have seen plenty of unique tiny homes, but no one does it better than Nashville-based New Frontier Tiny Homes. They have now presented their latest offering, the stunning Orchid Tiny House, offering a stunning design with a mobile approach and unique attention to detail. The sleek, small structure features a gorgeous maple plywood...read more

Lot 6 Cabin

Designed be Seattle–based Prentiss Balance Wickline Architects, the Chechaquo Lot 6 Cabin is nestled at the base of a dramatic rocky butte in the woods of Washington. The sleek 1,100-square-foot retreat features a black exterior finish to minimize visual distractions from the beautiful landscape, and has large windows alongside glazed doors, and an...read more

First Lessons House

Designed by Ray Dinh Architecture, this spectacular L-shaped residence in Australia overlooks the Portsea Lagoon and Wildlife Reserve. The First Lessons House sits low amongst the existing myrtle and tea-trees, at the back corner of the site, it features external charred timber cladding, concrete and corrugated iron, that were chosen as robust, ear...read more

Draper Tiny House

Land Ark first caught our attention with their amazing Drake tiny house. Now they have contacted us with news on their new offering, the Draper Tiny House, a towable home with plenty of storage space, a living room that doubles up as a guest room, and a large deck for entertaining your guests. With 300 sqft (including loft), it sleeps up to 4 peopl...read more

Christchurch House

Located in Christchurch, New Zealand, this beautiful cedar-clad residence features four volumes of various sizes and proportions that each accommodate different functions. Set between them are a series of outdoor spaces designed to be used at different times of the day. Each of the four pavilions are connected by flat-roofed glass galleries, allowi...read more

Kartasan House

Designed by Atelier Vens Vanbelle, this unique house in Ghent, Belgium, uses a 12 meter high oak tree trunk as a central structural column for its pentagonal plan. The owners, a musician and a painter, acquired this old building consisting of two floors and an attic, plus a courtyard separated from the street by a wall. The inner structure of the h...read more

Lighthouse Office

Architects Kagan Taylor and Justin Rice of Knowhow Shop have designed and built a new office for their design studio in their backyard. Named the Lighthouse Office, the micro-building is a place for work and an example that showcases their craft. The little structure is made of lightweight prefabricated panels, and built on industrial casters borro...read more

Seattle Floating Home

Anchored on Lake Union in the heart of Seattle, lays this beautiful modern contemporary floating home designed by Vandeventer + Carlander Architects. Built  on concrete floats the house features two levels, with the living spaces situated on the upper floor, taking advantage of the view, while bedrooms are on the lower float level, with large ...read more

Jacob Witzling Cabin

Jacob Witzling is a 2nd-grade teacher, but is also a very talented cabin builder. This hand-built Washington cabin is a livable sculpture made of moss and salvaged materials, and looks straight out of a fairy tale. In fact, Jacob gets his inspiration from cabins of the past, from the world of fantasy both in movies and books, and in that childlike ...read more

Hut On Sleds

This tiny cabin is built on two thick wooden sleds so it can be towed off the beach and out of harm´s way. Designed by Crosson Architects, the Hut on Sleds is a holiday home built just over two hours drive from Aukland, New Zealand, and finds its shape inspired by lifeguard towers common on beaches around the world. The aesthetic is naturalistic, w...read more

Bruny Island Hideaway

Set amongst the eucalyptus on an island off the southern coast of Tasmania, this spectacular tiny cabin is an escape from the high stress of the owner´s busy work life. Designed by Maguire + Devine Architects, the minimalist cabin is completely off-grid, it collects its own rainwater (storage tanks are underground for an uncluttered look) and the r...read more

Mirror Point Cottage

Architectural firm MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple have created an amazing cottage that is inspired by schooners, sheds and farmhouses. Comissioned as a holiday retreat, the Mirror Point Cottage is located in southwestern Nova Scotia, in a dense hardwood forest, comprised of cedar, pine, and oak, in front of a beautiful lake. The hovering building forms a ...read more

Shiftpod

If you were at the Burning Man festival this year, you most likely saw one of these shelters. Shiftpods are a popular choice for festivals thanks to their ease-of-use, dust-proof skin and heat reflectivity. They are crafted with a patented six-layer composite reflective "Dark Out" fabric that is built to withstand the elements, retains heat more ef...read more

Richmond Micro Apartment

As property prices continue to skyrocket, the trend for micro apartments is growing. But living in a itty bitty teeny tiny space can be a challenge. Architecture studio Tsai Design have transformed this 1970s small 35m2 1 bedroom apartment, perfectly showing how to make the most of a tiny space. The challenge was to refurbish the unit wit...read more

Newberg Residence

Located in Oregon, and designed by award winning architecture studio Cutler Anderson, the wooden Newberg Residence is a spectacular single-family 1,650 square foot dwelling that was placed as a bridge across a beautiful pond. Visitors walk through the forest to a bridge crossing a small section of the pond, and into the main entry. Inside, ...read more
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November 2018 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 and dea...
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December 2018 Essentials

We are back again this month with a roundup of products that caught out attention. We are constantly on the prowl for the coolest stuff, travel essentials for life on the road, new smooth and stylish fashion pieces, new adventure ready gear, new tech stuff and accessories for your everyday carry. Here are a just few of our favorites for this month. Product details below ...
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EDC December 2018

In this month´s roundup series of EDC (Everyday Carry), we pick some items that are carried on a consistent basis to assist you in dealing with normal everyday needs of modern society, including possible emergency situations. Every guy could use a little more gear in his pockets, so this month we have rounded up the ultimate guide to EDC essentials for the modern and discerning gentleman. Produc...