Where better to start our series on Bike Friendly Cities than in Copenhagen – a city with over 215 miles of bike paths that was declared the world’s best city for cycling a few years ago?
We talked with everyone who is anyone in the world of cycling, starting with urban mobility expert Mikael Colville-Andersen,
Kayaking instructor and boatbuilder Brian Schulz embarked on an ambitious construction project that took him about a year and a half to complete.
Continue reading Man Builds Home for $11,000 Using Local Found Materials
I think about alienation all the time. I think about it as I sit on the toilet and stare at my iPhone and ready essays about Greek anarchists. I think about it when I am at a concert and half the crowd is watching the show through a smartphone camera. I think about it as I click through the daily report of direct actions, memes, hip new music tracks, and global insurrections.
I could watch a YouTube clip of a city devastated in a nuclear blast and I don’t think it would affect me at all.
Continue reading The revolution will not be shared
Do you dream about living a freer life in an off-grid mobile home? Photographer Andrew Waits traveled around the West Coast capturing amazing images of people that drifted away and now live happily in cars, vans, and campers with very few possessions.
Waits’ moving “Boondock” photo series gives a glimpse into a unique nomadic subculture that sees cars as more than a mode of transportation – they can also provide shelter and a sense of home.
People have been living in vehicles for ages, but Waits’ photo series explores the reasons that his subjects chose to live a frugal life outside the system.
Some of these wanderers are living on their pensions or savings, while other work as campground hosts or make crafts on the way.
Waits’ inspiring photos show that homes don’t have to be static places filled with possessions, and they suggest that freedom can by found by hitting the road and not looking back.
See the full series, here.