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Huba Mountain Shelter

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This compact alpine hut is completely self-sufficient

A pair of industrial designers have dreamed up an alpine hut that can be airdropped into remote mountain zones to provide adventurers with a high-tech, self-sufficient home away from home. The “Huba, a design concept by Malgorzata Blachnicka and Michal Holcer, is designed for high-elevation places (3,280 feet above sea level and higher), where wind speeds can reach 100 feet per second.......read more

Hanging Hammocks Hundreds Of Feet Above Ground

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Sebastian Wahlhutter Photographed The Highland Meeting Monte Plana

One century ago, fierce battles broke out in the shadow of Monte Piana in the Italian Dolomites as WWI began. The 18,000 young soldiers who lost their lives at that site were honored this past week at the 2015 Highline Meeting Monte Piana, an annual event that unites young people from all over the world through their shared passions for adventure and the sport of highlining. Since the first......read more

Tom's Hut

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A Spectacular Balance Is Struck In Vienna

If a mental coach is also a singer-songwriter, living his life between extremes, he needs a place, a wooden wilderness and a hut far out as a balance to a life in the middle of the town. This simple house refers intensively to its environment, follows the contour of a previous, decaying building and was really drafted around a man and his passions. An angular shape encloses space on two levels in......read more

French Photographer's Intimate Photos in a Fisherman Hut in the Country

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Maud Chalard captures private scenes with her sister

When I hear the word 'voyeur' from now on, this is the scenario that will come to mind: beautiful French sisters in a fishing hut in the French countryside. Here, we have an intimate glimpse into the world of Maud Chalard, who took her sister to a French fishing hut in the country and photographed her and herself for the day.     She says: “I am deeply in love with my sister. I......read more

Rolling Huts by Olson Kundig Architects

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In Washington's North Cascades, these low-tech, low-impact structures keep it rolling

Seattle's Olson Kundig Architects are masters of the modern cabin. Whether it's a one-room island retreat or a steel box on stilts, the firm creates fascinating structures surrounded by nature, rustic yet comfy places where we would love to chill. Rolling Huts are another case in point. Designed by Olson Kundig partner Tom Kundig, Rolling Huts add massive steel wheels to the boxy shapes and......read more

Energy-Saving GreenCam Automatically Shuts Off Your Monitor

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Brazilian company develops eco-smart app that saves energy during quick breaks at work

Most of us spend most of our days on computers, which require no small amount of electricity to run for hours. That being the case, you'd think we would be diligent about shutting off our monitors or putting our computers in sleep mode when we take a break. But we're all guilty of leaving them on from time to time. Enter GreenCam, a free PC app that automatically turns off the user's monitor......read more

Wolfgang Hutter's Fantastic Realism

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Exquisite environments of artifice from the Viennese painter

Austrian painter/illustrator Wolfgang Hutter, one of the founding members of the Vienna School of Fantastic Realism formed after WWII, creates magical dreamscapes that pay equal homage to both the Old Masters and the Surrealists. With images of fantastical fairy tales scenes and imaginary Utopias, you can see why the artist is also a successful childrens' book illustrator. From the notes to the......read more

Endemico Resguardo Silvestre, Mexico

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Upscale eco-huts blend in seamlessly with the Baja environment

If you're looking for an excuse to head south of the border, we may have just found you one. Resting precariously on the rocky cliffs above Valle de Guadalupe on the Baja Peninsula, Endemico Resguardo Silvestre features 20 "EcoLofts" that offer stunning views of the wine country below. Designed with the environment in mind, the 215 sq. ft. huts are built from corten steel,......read more

Parsi Tomato Chutney

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A spicy and sweet Indian delight that works in lots of meals

You can never have too many condiments. And the best ones are the the ones you make yourself using fresh, organic ingredients grown as locally as you can get 'em. We've developed a certain obsession with Asian sauces and condiments of late, and this Parsi Tomato Chutney fits the bill perfectly. The recipe is derived from My Bombay Kitchen, a collection of Parsi home recipes by Niloufer......read more

Sun-Powered African Huts

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Sustainable energy transforms lives in rural Kenya.

In east Africa, where access to reliable electricity is a rare luxury, small-scale renewable power is playing a transformative role in people's lives. In the New York Times, Elizabeth Rosenthal reveals the story of a rural Kenyan family whose whose small rooftop solar panel delivers enough power to charge their new cell phone and run four bright lights. The solar panel cost the family $80. ......read more

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