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Maine Island Wilderness Retreat

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Off the grid, in style.

This 550 square-foot cabin sits on a tiny parcel of land on a remote Maine island. Designed by Alex Scott Porter, the getaway is entirely off-the-grid. In the architect's words: This three-season retreat house is situated on the outermost inhabited island in Maine. The island has no roads, stores, electricity, water service, year-round inhabitants or ferry service – no grid. The house ......read more

The Sea and Cake "Weekend"

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A perfect summer day in the life of a kid.

Ah, summer holidays, how sweet you were. This 2008 video for Chicago's Sea and Cake is so leisurely and nostalgic it almost makes us mad. The short follows the happenings of a perfect summer day in the life of some young bros, which goes something like this: cruise to the lake on bikes and skateboards, chat up some girls, jump off a diving board, go swimming, rip around on a boat, walk......read more

Darwin Rucksack by Endstar

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Versatile weekend trekking bag constructed in part from recycled plastic bottles $230.00

The NYC-based outdoor gear maestros at Endstar hit another product design bullseye with the Darwin Rucksack, a versatile 60-litre pack that's perfect for a weekend trek to the wilderness. With ample storage space in the main compartment, the Darwin also features an expansion harness and smaller storage compartments for quick-access items. And like all Endstar products, the Darwin is manufactured......read more

Weekend Hippie

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Artist brings your ideas to life, sustainably.

Paul Nosa makes "sustainable art" using a sewing machine powered by his bike. You give him an idea in five words or less, and he sews a piece of art for you. Not just any idea, though. I tried "baby punched in face" and he politely declined. How rude....read more

Killspencer Weekender

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Rugged yet refined travel bag made in the USA from repurposed military fabric. $375.00

If you're into products that ride the line between rugged/refined and vintage/modern, then Killspencer is the bag brand for you. The Los Angeles company's Olive Drab Weekender bag, from their 2011 collection, really hits the nail on the head. Constructed from repurposed military truck tarp used in Desert Storm, this piece is ultra durable, super functional, and sustainable to boot. Made in USA....read more

Green:Mod Wood Stripe Dresser

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Rapidly renewable bamboo and FSC-certified birch. $1,900.00

The Green:Mod cabinet series from Iannone Design is informed by clean, modern lines and a strong focus on environmentally friendly materials. This Wood Stripe 2-drawer nightstand is made from a rapidly renewable bamboo frame with an FSC-certified birch plywood interior. The front is made of domestic solid walnut and finished with a low VOC water-based lacquer for healthier indoor air quality.......read more

Alma Allen Coffee Table

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Stunning, one-of-a-kind coffee table made from salvaged walnut wood. $3,200.00

Working out of Joshua Tree, California, self-taught sculptor and furniture designer Alma Allen crafts objects of stunning beauty from found and salvaged materials. If you've ever been to the Ace Hotel in Palm Springs, you've seen his work in the lobby and rooms. One of Allen's preferred materials is claro walnut, a dark brown wood native to northern California. This one-of-a-kind,......read more

Signal Shed by Ryan Lingard

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A $10,000 micro-hideaway in the Oregon woods

When Mariah Morrow and Ryan Lingard saw an ad in the Joseph, Oregon local paper for a $47,000, 100- by 150-foot parcel of land, they lit up. "Where most people would have seen a steep, partially burned, partially logged slope that didn’t have utilities, we just saw possibilities," Mariah recalls. The Signal Shed, as they've dubbed their miniature wilderness outpost, was designed by......read more

Villa Krona: Clifftop Cabin on the Baltic Sea

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Finnish retreat designed with nature in mind

Designed by Helsinki-based firm Helin & Co Architects, Villa Krona is a waterfront clifftop getaway situated on a remote island in Finland's Gullkrona Archipelago, The segmented dwelling is fully integrated into the environment, with a vegetated roof that transforms from spring green to a rustic brown in colder months. For inhabitants, the home is designed to maximize......read more

Topanga Cabin Photos by Ye Rin Mok

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Outstanding images of an off-grid hideaway in Topanga Canyon

For the 95-or-so percent of us that live in urban centers, the image of a quiet retreat somewhere in the country holds a special appeal. One look at the wildly popular Cabin Porn site, where internet surfers go to daydream about chopping wood, shows the imprint that images of nature retreats have on the city-dweller's consciousness. Browsing LA photographer Ye Rin Mok's site, we came across......read more

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