Designed by the Romania-based Justin Capra Foundation for Invention and Sustainable Technologies the Soleta ZeroEnergy One is a tiny modular home that achieves 45% energy efficiency by incorporating high-tech smartphone-ready features. Read more about it here.
Browsing ATI By design
While typically reserved for those whose idea of fine entertainment includes endless rounds of hide-and-seek, adults can also enjoy the quaint coziness of tree houses. Featured above is not a child’s fort; rather, it’s a bed and breakfast nestled in the forests of Washington State.
While the towel above might look like it’s made of cotton, you’d hardly want to wipe your face with it. Why? It’s made of wood. And because it’s a priceless work of art courtesy of sculptor Tom Eckert. Born in 1942, Tom Eckert’s intricate wood sculptures look nothing like the relatively nondescript wood he uses to shape and create them. Eckert is based in Arizona, and primarily works with basswood, linden and limewood, which are stable woods that can easily be painted or carved.
Nestled on Chaweng Beach shore on the island of Koh Samui in Thailand, The Library Resort boasts minimalist-styled, luxurious suites, lush topiary, and an extensive collection of books for guests to peruse. Yet The Library’s most striking feature is the bright red pool situated against the ocean. Housing daybeds, Thai antiques, and a mini-library, The Red Pool is the resort’s most intriguing and appealing accommodation.
An Insider’s Look At The X Games Barcelona
A couple weeks ago, the X Games swept through the Spanish city of Barcelona. And in its wake, those of us unable to attend the extreme sports festivities are left with some absolutely incredible photographic coverage of it. Head over to The Roosevelts for more high-quality and even higher octane images of the athletes who would make Isaac Newton have a field day.
Imagine how awesome it would be to tell someone at a party that, when asked what you do, you’re in the process of building an innovative biosphere in the middle of the desert that’s completely closed to the outside atmosphere…and that, on top of that, you’ll be living in it for two years? The guys featured in the video above did.