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The Makeshift Homes of Spanish Nomads

Saturday December 15, 2018

Living off the grid usually means forking out for an expensive modular house and a dozen solar panels. But for this nomadic community in the Spanish mountains, the concept is a lot more basic. Photographer Ben Murphy investigates.

Before 1978, newspapers were made by people who had to cast each word in molten hot lead. This is how it was done.

365 Spoons in 365 Days

Thursday December 13, 2018

Designer Stian Korntved Ruud set himself a challenge: to carve a spoon a day for a year. His collection is a thing of arty, soup slurping beauty.

'It's a Gas!', a new book from Gestalten, highlights the hidden wonders of service station architecture.

Remembering the Great Emu War of 1932

Tuesday December 11, 2018

It's been 86 years since Australia went to war with the emu – and lost.

The Company We Keep

Monday December 10, 2018

Take a behind-the-scenes look at some seriously Smithy brands, from modern whisky distillers to accidental hip-hop icons, leathergoods start-ups and more.

Darwin's Fight Club

Sunday December 09, 2018

According to new research, humans may have evolved hands specifically so we could punch people. Thumbs down.

Living in the Trees

Thursday December 06, 2018

With its own wood-fired hot tub and skate bowl, Foster Huntington’s Cinder Cone might be the most awesome treehouse this side of Endor.

Need some gift-giving inspiration this Christmas? Here's a bunch of stuff we wouldn't mind finding under the Festivus pole Christmas tree.

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