stuff we drool about

Casa Mami

When all this coronavirus pandemic craziness is over, you will probably want to escape to somewhere special. Sitting on 2.5 acres of sprawling desert in Pioneertown, CA, at the edge of Joshua Tree National Park, Casa Mami is a 2 bedroom, one bath, eco-friendly overnight design retreat that is perfect for a weekend escape. The minimalist decluttered...read more

Cercal House

Located in the beautiful Alentejo (a wonderful destination to retreat from crowds and sightsee through historic villages) in Portugal, lays this minimalist vacation home that celebrates its Mediterranean landscape. Designed by Atelier Data, the Cercal House is inspired by the unique topography of its site and is partially sunken to reduce its impac...read more

Den DIY Cabin Plans

Want to build your own cabin in the wild? Den Outdoors want to make it easier for you to build your own, selling you the plans to several stylish cabin designs. The company offers printable blueprints that cost anywhere from $99 to $495 for contemporary cabins that range in size from 144 square feet up to 1,000 square feet. With the purchase you ge...read more

Sunken Studio

If you´ve ever wanted to ditch the commute and work from home but the site of the kitchen table day in day out doesn´t appeal, or you have a hard time separating work and play, you might need a dedicated space where you can go to feel separated from the house and focus on the work at hand. "Sunken Studio" by Brazilian designer Igor Leal, is a conce...read more

Bowden House

Nestled into a spectacular clifftop in New Zealand with stunning sea views, this curved house celebrates the native bush and outdoor living. Designed by architect Belinda George the holiday home features a distinctive semicircular form, making outdoor living a key part of the concept. The unusual layout allows a casual lack of internal connection b...read more

Lake Joseph Cottage

Lake Joseph Cottage is the latest project from VFA Architecture, their aim was to seamlessly blend this gorgeous property into the beautiful Ontarian landscape, respecting it and enjoying it simultaneously. We think this was beautifully achieved, the organic and relatively small structure does fill the low profile goal, but it also provides the com...read more

The Mountain Refuge

Designed by the Italian architects Massimo Gnocchi and Paolo Danesi, The Mountain Refuge is a contemporary interpretation of old traditional mountain cabins. The prefabricated wood construction system allows for freedom of configuration and expansion, with each module working as an independent structure. The refuge looks towards energy self-suffici...read more

Little House

Nestled among the trees on a lush forest of Washington state, overlooking both Hood Canal and Dabob Bay, Little House is the epitome of a slow living cabin. Designed by American studio MW Works, the minimalist cabin features exterior walls clad in weathered cedar and blackened cement designed to blend in with the surroundings. To contrast, the ligh...read more

Ca Lamo House

Designed by Spanish architecture firm Maria Castello Martinez, the "Ca l´Amo House" is a beautiful minimal property in the heart of a pine and juniper forest in Ibiza, Spain. Focusing on preserving the landscape intact as much as possible, the modern retreat is made of up five independent volumes sitting on a stone terrace, creating a sequence of p...read more

Cabin One

Cabin One is a modular, flexible, minimal house for a lifestyle of freedom and flexibility. Completely sustainable, with a solid wooden structure made from renewable raw materials, this minimalist cabin not only ensures a pleasant indoor climate, but is also particularly durable and recyclable. Each cabin consists of 25 square meters of flexible in...read more

LR2 Residence

Located in California, this award-winning house overlooks Pasadena and its adjacent mountains from its perch on the hillside. Idealised by Santa Monica-based architecture practice Montalba Architects, the 4,200 square-foot house is made up of several separate volumes integrated into the downhill slope of the lot, creating open spaces between the st...read more

BHC Modular Cabins

You can now create your own modular cabin with a brilliant prefabricated assembly kit by The Backcountry Hut Company (BHC). Their modular prefabricated homes are one of the best options for DIY homesteaders we have ever seen, their attractive little dwellings come in multiple configurations and sizes, and can operate on or off-the-grid. The cabins ...read more

Floating Treehouse

This beautiful wooden treehouse is located in a forest in Mexico City, and is the perfect place to reconnect with nature. Designed by Talleresque, the Floating Treehouse is hidden in the middle of nature and perfectly integrated into the landscape. The luminous structure takes inspiration from the neighboring trees, it is anchored to the forest flo...read more

Woodhouse 2.0

We have featured some amazing retreats over the last couple of years, but none as special as this dreamy escape nestled amongst the dense pin oak forests of Long Island, New York. The circular den was envisioned by Marchi Architects, it is distributed over two levels, a ground and basement floor, and is constructed from natural materials such as ve...read more

EA64 House

Designed by Taller Estilo Arquitectura, the beautiful EA64 House is a living space located in Mexico, in Merida´s historic center that seeks a dialogue between colonial and contemporary architecture. The unique home seeks to reinterpret the downtown outdoor lifestyle hence the importance of the backyard, its balconies and terraces. Given its antiqu...read more

Chinampa Houseboat

If you love the idea of living on the water, you need to check out this gorgeous houseboat. Currently docked at a residential mooring in Haggerston, East London, this beautiful one-bedroomed 58ft widebeam canal boat has been designed by its current owners (who work in landscaping and fashion). Named Chinampa Houseboat, the beautiful vessel is not o...read more

Stilt Studios

Bali-based architect Alexis Dornier has developed a series of prefabricated homes that can easily be taken apart and reassembled in a new location. Stilt Studios are environmentally friendly prefabricated villas that can be erected in a variety of different places without causing major damage to the landscape. The elevated structures have a minimal...read more
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July 2020 Editors Picks

Find one-of-a-kind gifts and discover new trends with our Editors Picks. Our team of editors run you through this month’s must-have, must-know and must-see gear. 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 ...
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August 2020 Finds On Huckberry

Back again this month, 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 pro...
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August 2020 Finds On Uncrate Supply

In our a new monthly instalment, we head over to Uncrate Supply to highlight some of our favorite pieces worthy of your setup. These guys stock pretty much everything, from objects of desire, EDC gear and urban garb, to tools of the trade. And nine times out of ten they will be black. This month we highlight some of our favorite products where you can expect an eleva...