Need a Road Trip? Here it is…

We can’t remember we what led us to this wonderful image that makes us instantly… chill. We found it at A Life Alive, 26-year-old Forrest Mankins’ 8-months + road trip “from Oklahoma to the Arctic Circle living in my 1984 Toyota Land Cruiser.” Following his Instagram makes for a kind of vicarious road trip that is mighty refreshing…

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Sir David Attenborough’s Awesome Way

(Video link here.) This wonderful selection of clips from the 2002 BBC documentary Life On Air – David Attenborough’s 50 Years In Television provide a glimpse of beloved BBC nature adventurer Sir David Attenborough‘s unique, always-game approach to the strange and new; it is a fine model for navigating life. Our favorite is right in the first two minutes

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The Ugly Practical iPhone Holder I Can’t Live Without

When I wore my iPhone stuck to a velcro forearm band to a friend’s house, she said “How can you wear such an ugly thing?”; it’s terrible!” Terrible? Lighten up! It is actually an amazing device. I workout hard, cook, and do chores with it and it has yet to come off. It’s like a big Apple watch whose serious advantages trump its looks. As with everything I buy, I hacked it a bit, and pushed its limits.

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Travel to Cuba Now Before It’s Too Late

When photographer Ellen Silverman first visited Cuba in 2010 little did she know that the visit would change her life/ Just as Cuba is on the verge of its own big changes, Ellen will be leading a tour there. It is a rare opportunity for just about anyone who wishes to visit private homes in Havana and engage with their owners.  Here’s a glimpse:

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Lemesoff’s Weapon of Mass INSTRUCTION + Other Brilliance

(Video link here.) We are smitten with Buenos Aires-based artist Raul Lemesoff’s brilliant ‘Weapons of Mass Instruction’, a 1979 Ford Falcon transformed into a military-style vehicle/traveling library with a serious function of peace. Lemesoff tours through Argentina’s cities, towns and rural communities, offering free books to anyone interested in his a varied collection of poetry, novels and biographies. But…

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The Burning House: What are Your Most Essential Objects?

We’ve written about Foster Huntington’s love of simplicity before, but we’ve recently discovered another project of his: The Burning House. This one, makes us think about our Life Essentials by asking the question, “What would you take with you if your house was on fire?” We love that Huntington has taken this familiar question a step further by asking…

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