stuff we drool about

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

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

Clifftop Swedish Retreat

Perched atop a cliff, this spectacular Swedish retreat is up for grabs. Located just about an hour south of Stockholm, the cantilevered house seems to float, offering gorgeous views of the island-dotted ocean stretching out before it. The gravity-defying house was designed by Trigueiros Architects, it sits on stilts treading as lightly as possible ...read more

Malangen Retreat

This beautiful family retreat located in Tromso, Norway, is an award-wining project by Architect Snorre Stinessen. The stunning Malangen Retreat draws inspiration mainly from the gorgeous landscape, it consists of a cluster of accommodation cabins located on a ridge rising from the fjord below and neighbor a lush forest. Each cabin is connected via...read more

Santorini Cave House

This spectacular holiday house on the island of Santorini, Greece, is perched high on a steep hillside away from the surging tourist crowds, and has a mind-blowing view of the Aegean Sea and the volcanic landscape. Dug entirely into the volcanic rock without any foundations, the minimalist retreat designed by Kapsimalis Architects, consists of a li...read more

Dream Dive Platform

The Dream Dive Platform joins two unusually combined concepts, a minimal shelter with a diving platform. The ultra simple and basic structure is made from salvaged materials using wood, a mosquito net around the sleeping cocoon, with a waxed canvas available to cover up your spot should rain pay you a visit, and a small platform that will enable yo...read more

Mono Cabin

You can order this tiny prefab cabin for under $22K and place it anywhere you desire. Mono is the culmination of years of engineering and design, with every detail meticulously planned, and every material tirelessly sourced. The little retreat measures nine feet wide, 12 feet high, and 16 feet across, including a four-foot covered deck. These measu...read more

Le Koroc Tiny House Boat

Le Koroc Tiny House Boat is a new concept, it simply takes the classic boat house and downsizes it to a cuter and more portable dimension, making it a tad more easy to carry with a medium size SUV, to the fishing spot of your choice so you’re not constricted to one place. In addition to this very useful feature we have to admit it looks great, the ...read more

Bach Family House

The Bach Family House is a new and interesting creation by a team of New Zealand architects. The Cymon Allfrey Architecture studio has organized 3 timber cabins around a central terrace thus re-creating the old idea of a central social area. Geometrically one of the shapes is quite different, a unique tower that serves as a fire wood storage on the...read more

Red Rocks House

Designed by "The Ranch Mine” an award-winning husband and wife led architecture firm based in Phoenix, Arizona, this spectacular residence clings to the side of a camelback mountain. The Red Rocks House has over 2000 square feet of shaded exterior patios, extending the living of the house in every direction and providing shade for the interior spac...read more
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September 2018 Finds On Amazon

Once again we are here to help you find the best products on Amazon. This month 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 below....
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EDC September 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. Product...
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October 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...