Burning Man 2015: Here’s What You’re Missing At The Most Awesome Festival On The Planet

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Astrid Perez (L) and Ramon Camacho lay on the Playa during the Burning Man 2015 “Carnival of Mirrors” arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, September 6, 2015. Sunday marks the last day of the sold-out festival that gathered approximately 70,000 people from all over the world. (Photo by Jim Urquhart/Reuters)


The Fire Conclave circles the Man during the Burning Man 2015 “Carnival of Mirrors” arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada September 5, 2015. (Photo by Jim Urquhart/Reuters)


People dance before the Man is burned during the Burning Man 2015 “Carnival of Mirrors” arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada September 5, 2015. (Photo by Jim Urquhart/Reuters)


Participants wear illuminated costumes during the Burning Man 2015 “Carnival of Mirrors” arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada September 5, 2015. (Photo by Jim Urquhart/Reuters)


The Man is burned during the Burning Man 2015 “Carnival of Mirrors” arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada September 5, 2015. (Photo by Jim Urquhart/Reuters)


Participants watch the Man burn from an elevated view during the Burning Man 2015 “Carnival of Mirrors” arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada September 5, 2015. (Photo by Jim Urquhart/Reuters)


The Man is burned during the Burning Man 2015 “Carnival of Mirrors” arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada September 5, 2015. (Photo by Jim Urquhart/Reuters)


Fireworks are launched as the Man is burned during the Burning Man 2015 “Carnival of Mirrors” arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada September 5, 2015. (Photo by Jim Urquhart/Reuters)


Sarah Tang wears a unicorn head piece as she dances during the Burning Man 2015 “Carnival of Mirrors” arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada September 5, 2015. (Photo by Jim Urquhart/Reuters)


Lelah Vaga wears butterfly wings during the Burning Man 2015 “Carnival of Mirrors” arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada September 5, 2015. (Photo by Jim Urquhart/Reuters)


Participants begin to gather to watch the Man being burned during the Burning Man 2015 “Carnival of Mirrors” arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada September 5, 2015. (Photo by Jim Urquhart/Reuters)


Participants begin to gather to watch the Man being burned during the Burning Man 2015 “Carnival of Mirrors” arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada September 5, 2015. (Photo by Jim Urquhart/Reuters)


Thousands watch as the Man is burned during the Burning Man 2015 “Carnival of Mirrors” arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada September 5, 2015. (Photo by Jim Urquhart/Reuters)


Chandra Jessee rides a wooden horse as the Man burns during the Burning Man 2015 “Carnival of Mirrors” arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada September 5, 2015. (Photo by Jim Urquhart/Reuters)


Hannah Neil (L) and Austin Bennett embrace as they watch the Man burn during the Burning Man 2015 “Carnival of Mirrors” arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada September 5, 2015. (Photo by Jim Urquhart/Reuters)


Sir Diamond Stallion, his Playa name, dances with fire during the Burning Man 2015 “Carnival of Mirrors” arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada September 5, 2015. (Photo by Jim Urquhart/Reuters)


A participant dances on the Playa during the Burning Man 2015 “Carnival of Mirrors” arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada September 5, 2015. (Photo by Jim Urquhart/Reuters)


Eric Ruud (L) and Don Clark cook breakfast on the smoldering remains of the Man during the Burning Man 2015 “Carnival of Mirrors” arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada September 5, 2015. (Photo by Jim Urquhart/Reuters)


Astrid Perez (L) and Ramon Camacho lay on the Playa during the Burning Man 2015 “Carnival of Mirrors” arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada September 5, 2015. (Photo by Jim Urquhart/Reuters)


Nadina wears a feathered headdress during the Burning Man 2015 “Carnival of Mirrors” arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada September 5, 2015. (Photo by Jim Urquhart/Reuters)


Ashley (L) and Patience cook bacon for breakfast on the smoldering remains of the Man during the Burning Man 2015 “Carnival of Mirrors” arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada September 5, 2015. (Photo by Jim Urquhart/Reuters)


Random, her Playa name, sifts through the remains of the Man during the Burning Man 2015 “Carnival of Mirrors” arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada September 5, 2015. (Photo by Jim Urquhart/Reuters)


Natalie Campos (L) and Henry Waite look at photos while resting on the Playa during the Burning Man 2015 “Carnival of Mirrors” arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada September 5, 2015. (Photo by Jim Urquhart/Reuters)


Anna Kallett packs her car before departing during the Burning Man 2015 “Carnival of Mirrors” arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada September 5, 2015. (Photo by Jim Urquhart/Reuters)

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Technohull Omega 41 – by Alexander LiaSkò Design

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Technohull Omega 41 – by Alexander LiaSko Design l The Unique high performance Offshore Powerboat Coupe in black carbon fiber version.


Sporting the same dynamic lines, uncompromising finish and bespoke details for which the fleet of Technohull Ribs has become known, Technohull OMEGA 41 offers a level of style and power never seen before in its class and is ready to break many records.


Staggering, aggressive, powerful and stylish. Technohull 41 is designed by Alexander LiaSko Design (Alexandros Liaskovitis), Milan (Italy) based architect , specialized in architectural and Interior Design of High-End Luxury environments and products. For many years works in the fashion industry and collaborates with the most prestigious brands of this sector in worldwide projects. His design was made around a stepped hull designed in UK by Adam Younger Design, known for his famous British powerboat designs and with many years of racing experience.


An elegant 41ft long RIB without equal in its class. Technohull 41 will open your mind to a new definition of dynamic design and high performance at sea. Unique, Sophisticated design, noble materials, balance and elegance from the core of our philosophy.

SOURCE: http://designyoutrust.com/2015/09/technohull-omega-41-by-alexander-liasko-design/

This New Restaurant Concept In San Francisco Has No Visible Staff

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This restaurant is perfect for those of you who don’t like dealing with people. Eatsa is a new restaurant in San Francisco, where you won’t even see anyone who works there.


After you’ve walked in and had a look at the menu on the wall, you make your way to one of the available tablets.


You place your order on the tablet and pay via credit card (no cash here), then you wait for your designated cubby to be filled with what you ordered.


Behind the scenes, there are people making your food to order, and as soon as it is ready, your cubby will tell you, via a screen, that you can open the little window and get your food. No human interaction required.


The concept is basically an advanced form of an automat. It’s kind of like FEBO in the Netherlands, but with food that is only made when you order it. If you happen to be in San Francisco, you can visit Eatsa at their flagship store located at 121 Spear Street.





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SOURCE: http://designyoutrust.com/2015/09/this-new-restaurant-concept-in-san-francisco-has-no-visible-staff/

Little Krishna: Beautiful Photos From The Religious Festivals In India

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Children dressed as Hindu Lord Krishna wait to participate in a fancy dress competition at a temple before the Janmashtami festival in Chandigarh, India, September 3, 2015. The festival, which marks the birth anniversary of Lord Krishna, will be celebrated across India on Saturday. (Photo by Ajay Verma/Reuters)


Schoolchildren dressed as Hindu Lord Krishna wait to perform during celebrations on the eve of the Janmashtami festival in Chandigarh, India, September 4, 2015. (Photo by Ajay Verma/Reuters)


Children dressed as the Hindu Lord Krishna ride on a cycle rickshaw as they travel to their school to attend a function on the eve of the Janmashtami festival in Amritsar, India, September 4, 2015. (Photo by Munish Sharma/Reuters)


Children dressed as Hindu Lord Krishna pose during a fancy dress competition at a school on the eve of the Janmashtami festival in Mathura, India, September 4, 2015. (Photo by K. K. Arora/Reuters)


A boy dressed like Hindu Lord Krishna waits to attend celebrations on the eve of Janmashtami at a school in Mumbai, India, Friday, September 4, 2015. The day marks the birth of Krishna. (Photo by Rajanish Kakade/AP Photo)


School children dressed as Hindu Lord Krishna, wait for their turn to perform during the celebrations on the eve of Janmashtami festival in Ahmedabad, India, September 4, 2015. (Photo by Amit Dave/Reuters)


A boy dressed as Lord Krishna participates in a parade to mark the Gaijatra Festival, also known as the festival of cows, in Kathmandu August 11, 2014. (Photo by Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters)


Students dressed as Lord Krishna (C) and his consort Radha (R) offer school prayers inside their classroom during celebrations marking the Janmashtami festival in Ahmedabad August 16, 2014. (Photo by Amit Dave/Reuters)


A schoolboy dressed as Lord Krishna waits for his performance to start inside a classroom during the celebrations to mark Janmashtami festival in New Delhi August 27, 2013. (Photo by Anindito Mukherjee/Reuters)


A schoolboy dressed as Lord Krishna rehearses for his performance inside a classroom during the celebrations to mark Janmashtami festival in New Delhi August 27, 2013. (Photo by Anindito Mukherjee/Reuters)


A child dressed as Lord Krishna attends a fancy dress competition at a temple during celebrations before the Janmashtami festival in Chandigarh August 16, 2014. (Photo by Ajay Verma/Reuters)


Boys dressed as Lord Krishna and a schoolgirl (R) wait for their performance to start inside a classroom during the celebrations to mark Janmashtami festival in New Delhi August 27, 2013. (Photo by Anindito Mukherjee/Reuters)


A student dressed as Lord Krishna takes part in the celebrations to mark Janmashtami festival at a college in Chennai August 27, 2013. (Photo by Reuters/Babu)


Schoolgirls dressed as Radha, the consort of Hindu Lord Krishna, look at a child dressed as Krishna during the celebrations to mark Janmashtami festival in Ahmedabad August 27, 2013. (Photo by Amit Dave/Reuters)


A girl dressed as Krishna waits backstage to perform during celebrations ahead of the Janmashtami festival in Ahmedabad August 25, 2013. (Photo by Amit Dave/Reuters)


Schoolchildren dressed as Lord Krishna (L) and his consort Radha take part in celebrations to mark the Janmashtami festival in Jammu August 27, 2013. (Photo by Mukesh Gupta/Reuters)


A boy dressed as Lord Krishna participates in a parade to mark the Gaijatra Festival, also known as the festival of cows, in Kathmandu August 22, 2013. (Photo by Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters)


A boy dressed as Lord Krishna participates in a parade to mark the Gaijatra Festival, also known as the festival of cows, in Kathmandu August 22, 2013. (Photo by Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters)


A boy dressed as Lord Krishna participates in a parade to mark the Gaijatra Festival in Kathmandu August 22, 2013. (Photo by Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters)


A boy dressed as the Hindu god Krishna sits in a chariot during a Ramnavmi festival religious procession in Amritsar April 19, 2013. (Photo by Munish Sharma/Reuters)


School children dressed as Lord Krishna (L) and Goddess Radha sit in their classroom during the celebrations on the eve of the Hindu festival “Janmashtami” in Jammu August 9, 2012. (Photo by Mukesh Gupta/Reuters)


School children dressed as Lord Krishna (R) and Goddess Radha, take part during the celebrations on the eve of the Hindu festival “Janmashtami” in Jammu August 9, 2012. (Photo by Mukesh Gupta/Reuters)


A boy dressed as Lord Krishna blows on a flute as he participates in a parade to mark the Gaijatra Festival in Kathmandu August 3, 2012. (Photo by Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters)


School children dressed as Hindu Lord Krishna take part in a function held ahead of “Janamashtmi” celebrations in Chennai, August 8, 2012. (Photo by Reuters/Babu)


A child is dressed as Lord Krishna near the Krishna Temple during the Krishna Janmashtami festival in Lalitpur August 21, 2011. (Photo by Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters)


School children dressed as Krishna wave from inside a bus on the eve of “Janamashtmi” celebrations in Chandigarh August 13, 2009. (Photo by Ajay Verma/Reuters)


School children dressed as Lord Krishna wait to perform during festivities ahead of “Janamashtmi” in Chandigarh August 22, 2008. (Photo by Ajay Verma/Reuters)


A child dressed as Lord Krishna participates in a fancy dress competition ahead of “Janamashtmi” celebrations in Shimla, capital of Himachal Pradesh August 22, 2008. (Photo by Anil Dayal/Reuters)

SOURCE: http://designyoutrust.com/2015/09/little-krishna-beautiful-photos-from-the-religious-festivals-in-india/

Burning Man 2015: Where Cellphones Go To Die

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A Mutant Vehicle made up like a polar bear drives through the dust during the Burning Man 2015 “Carnival of Mirrors” arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, September 2, 2015. (Photo by Jim Urquhart/Reuters)


Participants (from L) Mike Ryan, Dasha and Zoom Zoom visit over drinks at the Orphan Endorphin camp during the Burning Man 2015 “Carnival of Mirrors” arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, September 2, 2015. Participants from all over the world attend the sold-out festival to spend a week in the remote desert to experience art, music and the unique community that develops. (Photo by Jim Urquhart/Reuters)


Hank Allen and Sarah Duxbury embrace during a dust storm at the Burning Man 2015 “Carnival of Mirrors” arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, September 2, 2015. (Photo by Jim Urquhart/Reuters)


Jordan Lenaburg (R) places a ring on Shandi Trolson’s finger at a wedding ceremony during the Burning Man 2015 “Carnival of Mirrors” arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, September 2, 2015. (Photo by Jim Urquhart/Reuters)


Shandi Trolson (L) and Jordan Lenaburg celebrate as they are married during a wedding ceremony at the Burning Man 2015 “Carnival of Mirrors” arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, September 2, 2015. (Photo by Jim Urquhart/Reuters)


Shandi Trolson (L) and Jordan Lenaburg kiss as they are married during a wedding ceremony at the Burning Man 2015 “Carnival of Mirrors” arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, September 2, 2015. (Photo by Jim Urquhart/Reuters)


Meryl Livermore covers her head with a scarf during a dust storm at the Burning Man 2015 “Carnival of Mirrors” arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, September 2, 2015. (Photo by Jim Urquhart/Reuters)


Participants climb on an art installation during the Burning Man 2015 “Carnival of Mirrors” arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, September 2, 2015. (Photo by Jim Urquhart/Reuters)


Participants climb on an art installation during the Burning Man 2015 “Carnival of Mirrors” arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, September 2, 2015. (Photo by Jim Urquhart/Reuters)


People walk through the art installation Medusa Madness during the Burning Man 2015 “Carnival of Mirrors” arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, September 2, 2015. (Photo by Jim Urquhart/Reuters)


Kasim Esmail touches the art installation Medusa Madness during the Burning Man 2015 “Carnival of Mirrors” arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, September 2, 2015. (Photo by Jim Urquhart/Reuters)


People gather before sunrise at the Temple of Promise during the Burning Man 2015 “Carnival of Mirrors” arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, September 3, 2015. (Photo by Jim Urquhart/Reuters)


Andreas Gyr writes a message at the Temple of Promise before sunrise during the Burning Man 2015 “Carnival of Mirrors” arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, September 3, 2015. (Photo by Jim Urquhart/Reuters)


Participants rest inside the Temple of Promise before sunrise during the Burning Man 2015 “Carnival of Mirrors” arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, September 3, 2015. (Photo by Jim Urquhart/Reuters)


Deby Dai dances before sunrise during the Burning Man 2015 “Carnival of Mirrors” arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, September 3, 2015. (Photo by Jim Urquhart/Reuters)


(L-R) Participants Mephy, Sandy Peach, and Queen Anarchy compete in the Carnival of Death Race on High Rollers during the Burning Man 2015 “Carnival of Mirrors” arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, September 3, 2015. (Photo by Jim Urquhart/Reuters)


Participants gather to watch the flames from the art car El Popo Mechanico during the Burning Man 2015 “Carnival of Mirrors” arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, September 3, 2015. (Photo by Jim Urquhart/Reuters)


Participants (L-R) Amanda McPhail, Erika Minaberry, Thomas Young and Dennis Somerhalder make their across the Playa in a modified golf cart during the Burning Man 2015 “Carnival of Mirrors” arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, September 3, 2015. (Photo by Jim Urquhart/Reuters)


Sandy Peach competes in the Carnival of Death Race on High Rollers during the Burning Man 2015 “Carnival of Mirrors” arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, September 3, 2015. (Photo by Jim Urquhart/Reuters)


Charlie Kessner explores an art installation during the Burning Man 2015 “Carnival of Mirrors” arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, September 3, 2015. (Photo by Jim Urquhart/Reuters)


Participants gather at the base of the art installation R-Evolution during the Burning Man 2015 “Carnival of Mirrors” arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, September 3, 2015. (Photo by Jim Urquhart/Reuters)


A mutant vehicle makes it way across the Playa during the Burning Man 2015 “Carnival of Mirrors” arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, September 3, 2015. (Photo by Jim Urquhart/Reuters)


Participants gather to watch an art installation burn during the Burning Man 2015 “Carnival of Mirrors” arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, September 3, 2015. (Photo by Jim Urquhart/Reuters)


Participant Lea touches the art installation “Penny the Goose” during the Burning Man “Carnival of Mirrors” arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, September 4, 2015. Approximately 70,000 people from all over the world are gathering at the sold-out festival to spend a week in the remote desert to experience art, music and the unique community that develops. (Photo by Jim Urquhart/Reuters)


Participants climb the art installation “Got Framed” during the Burning Man 2015 “Carnival of Mirrors” arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, September 4, 2015. (Photo by Jim Urquhart/Reuters)


Participants ride around the art installation “Got Framed” during the Burning Man “Carnival of Mirrors” arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, September 4, 2015. (Photo by Jim Urquhart/Reuters)


Juanita Groce (L) gets a kiss from her husband Earl Groce while sitting in their mutant vehicle during the Burning Man “Carnival of Mirrors” arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, September 4, 2015. (Photo by Jim Urquhart/Reuters)


Matt Steele (L) and Soroya Rowley read the poem on the Blunderwood Portable art installation during the Burning Man “Carnival of Mirrors” arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, September 4, 2015. (Photo by Jim Urquhart/Reuters)


Crystal Jurado, left, and Heather Milner wait for the sunrise during the Burning Man 2015 “Carnival of Mirrors” arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, September 3, 2015. (Photo by Jim Urquhart/Reuters)


Tracy Sarita celebrates the sunrise during the Burning Man 2015 “Carnival of Mirrors” arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, September 3, 2015. (Photo by Jim Urquhart/Reuters)


Rasmus Foyer dances at sunrise during the Burning Man 2015 “Carnival of Mirrors” arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, September 3, 2015. (Photo by Jim Urquhart/Reuters)


Participants make their way through dust at Burning Man in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada on Wednesday, September 2, 2015. The 29th annual alternative living event is traditionally centered around the ritual burning of a large wooden effigy. (Photo by Andy Barron/The Reno Gazette-Journal via AP Photo)


Geroge Krieger stands outside while securing his tent during a morning dust storm at Burning Man on the Black Rock Desert in Gerlack, Nev. on Saturday, August 29, 2015. (Photo by Andy Barron/The Reno Gazette-Journal via AP Photo)


An unidentified man walks southbound on 6:30 Street on Wednesday, September 2, 2015, on the Black Rock Desert of Nevada. Burners have another day of dust on the playa at Burning Man. (Photo by Andy Barron/The Reno Gazette-Journal via AP Photo)


Robynne Rowlinson, left, and James Bisset, both from South Africa, walk through a morning dust storm at Burning Man on the Black Rock Desert in Gerlack, Nev. on Saturday, August 29, 2015. (Photo by Andy Barron/The Reno Gazette-Journal via AP Photo)


Danielle Petooie of Barzel walks through an art piece at Burning Man on Wednesday, September 2, 2015, in Gerlach, Nev. The Burning Man’s theme is Carnival of Mirrors. (Photo by Andy Barron/The Reno Gazette-Journal via AP Photo)


Jamie Sparks relaxes after arriving on the playa at Burning Man on Friday, August 28, 2015, in the Black Rock Desert near Gerlach, Nev. Once a year, participants gather for Burning Man in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert to create Black Rock City, dedicated to community, art, self-expression and self-reliance. (Photo by Andy Barron/The Reno Gazette-Journal via AP Photo)


Samuel Coniglio controls the flames by dancing at the Charcade during the Burning Man 2015 “Carnival of Mirrors” arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, September 1, 2015. (Photo by Jim Urquhart/Reuters)


People play a game of flaming skee-ball at the Charcade during the Burning Man 2015 “Carnival of Mirrors” arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, September 1, 2015. (Photo by Jim Urquhart/Reuters)


KK Franks and her husband Jordy Franks rest during a dust storm at the Burning Man 2015 “Carnival of Mirrors” arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, September 2, 2015. (Photo by Jim Urquhart/Reuters)

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The Backpacker Thunder Collection: Travel and Creativity

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The Backpacker Thunder is a visual project that just emerged from a mix of travel records, image edition and creative perspective; starring some of the most iconic world venues, giving us a showcase of art and geography.


Places like London, Paris, Lisbon, Madrid, Barcelona and Peru are part of the collection. Now, you can own a part of this collection by purchasing the Backpacker Thunder tees through the known platform Teespring. Check all the models:




You can know more about them following this link.

SOURCE: http://designyoutrust.com/2015/09/the-backpacker-thunder-collection-travel-and-creativity/

Couple Finds Big Adventures In A Tiny House

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Guillaume Dutilh and Jenna Spesard traded well-paying office jobs for a 125-square-foot home on the road. The swap doesn’t actually sound that smart — until you hear the benefits of living closer to the land, with more time to play and see the world, debt free.

Photo above: A sunset in Alaska highlights the beauty of a tiny-house life unhitched from the constraints of things. Photo: Courtesy of Guillaume Dutilh/Tiny House Giant Journey


“We were sitting in cubicles with no windows for the better part of the day,” Dutilh told GrindTV. “We both had decent careers in Los Angeles, but we weren’t really satisfied. Sure, we were living in cool apartments, had a bunch of toys that we could sometimes use on weekends, but it just didn’t cut it. We wanted to be outside more, explore this great world, experience it and share it.”

Photo above: Guillaume Dutilh and Jenna Spesard pose on the water in Homer, Alaska, just one of the many adventures the couple has logged over 20,000 miles on the road. Photo: Courtesy of Guillaume Dutilh/Tiny House Giant Journey


They built the 20-foot-long rustic-modern portable house, which includes hardwood floors and all the modern conveniences, only tinier, for just less than $30,000, in about a year. They’ve been on the road ever since.

Photo above: A spacious yet cozy sleeping loft is a common space-saver in tiny homes. Photo: Courtesy of Guillaume Dutilh/Tiny House Giant Journey


Dutilh says, “Minimalism and smaller expenses allowed us to drastically change our lives. Before, we had to go to an office five days a week to be able to have fun on the weekends — sometimes. Now the office is just outside our front door. And we can pick whatever subject as our project for the day, whether it’s scuba diving in Florida, airboat riding in Louisiana, snowboarding in Oregon or hiking in the Sierras.”

Photo above: Taking in some off-the-grid sights from Middle Joffre Lake in British Columbia. Photo: Courtesy of Guillaume Dutilh/Tiny House Giant Journey


From long hikes in California’s Redwood National Park to snorkeling, snowboarding and SUPing countrywide, Dutilh and Spesard are taking in America with an entirely different perspective. Photo: Courtesy of Guillaume Dutilh/Tiny House Giant Journey


Snowboard or art? Seasonal gear is stored on the ceiling and under the floorboards. Photo: Courtesy of Guillaume Dutilh/Tiny House Giant Journey


While the couple counts the Haines Highway among the most memorable and remote of their adventures so far, the tiny-house adventure continues. Photo: Courtesy of Guillaume Dutilh/Tiny House Giant Journey

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SOURCE: http://designyoutrust.com/2015/09/couple-finds-big-adventures-in-a-tiny-house/

Burning Man 2015 Begins!

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Participants gather at the art installation “Totem of Confessions” during the Burning Man 2015 “Carnival of Mirrors” arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, August 31, 2015. Approximately 70,000 people from all over the world are gathering at the sold-out festival to spend a week in the remote desert to experience art, music and the unique community that develops. (Photo by Jim Urquhart/Reuters)


Austin Cable rides past an art installation during the Burning Man 2015 “Carnival of Mirrors” arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, August 31, 2015. (Photo by Jim Urquhart/Reuters)


The Man dominates the Playa during the Burning Man 2015 “Carnival of Mirrors” arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, August 31, 2015. (Photo by Jim Urquhart/Reuters)


Bibi rides her bike on the Playa during the Burning Man 2015 “Carnival of Mirrors” arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, August 31, 2015. (Photo by Jim Urquhart/Reuters)


People ride past the Black Rock Bijou, a movie theater far out on the Playa during the Burning Man 2015 “Carnival of Mirrors” arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, August 31, 2015. (Photo by Jim Urquhart/Reuters)


Light is reflected from the Temple of Promise during the Burning Man 2015 “Carnival of Mirrors” arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, August 31, 2015. (Photo by Jim Urquhart/Reuters)


The Man dominates the Playa during the Burning Man 2015 “Carnival of Mirrors” arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, August 31, 2015. (Photo by Jim Urquhart/Reuters)


Denise S., (L) and Richard S. utilize an art installation during the Burning Man 2015 “Carnival of Mirrors” arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, August 31, 2015. (Photo by Jim Urquhart/Reuters)


The USS Nevada, a Mutant Vehicle, carries participants on the Playa during the Burning Man 2015 “Carnival of Mirrors” arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, August 31, 2015. (Photo by Jim Urquhart/Reuters)


Dan Drahos dances at the Robot Heart during the morning hours at the Burning Man 2015 “Carnival of Mirrors” arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, August 31, 2015. (Photo by Jim Urquhart/Reuters)


Adorable, her Playa name, rides a swing during the Burning Man 2015 “Carnival of Mirrors” arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, August 31, 2015. (Photo by Jim Urquhart/Reuters)


Adorable, her Playa name, rides a swing during the Burning Man 2015 “Carnival of Mirrors” arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, August 31, 2015. (Photo by Jim Urquhart/Reuters)


Lauren Gilligan dances at the Robot Heart during the morning hours at the Burning Man 2015 “Carnival of Mirrors” arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, August 31, 2015. (Photo by Jim Urquhart/Reuters)


Dan Landers (L) and Tom Kelshaw interact with the art installation Compound Eye during the Burning Man 2015 “Carnival of Mirrors” arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, August 31, 2015. (Photo by Jim Urquhart/Reuters)


Kentucky Sunshine, her Playa name, rides a rocking horse art installation during the Burning Man 2015 “Carnival of Mirrors” arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, August 31, 2015. (Photo by Jim Urquhart/Reuters)


Members of the camp More Carrot give fruit and vegetables away farmers market style during the Burning Man 2015 “Carnival of Mirrors” arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, August 31, 2015. (Photo by Jim Urquhart/Reuters)


Wilf Griese interacts with the art installation Compound Eye during the Burning Man 2015 “Carnival of Mirrors” arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, August 31, 2015. (Photo by Jim Urquhart/Reuters)


Markus dances at the Robot Heart during the morning hours at the Burning Man 2015 “Carnival of Mirrors” arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, August 31, 2015. (Photo by Jim Urquhart/Reuters)

SOURCE: http://designyoutrust.com/2015/09/burning-man-2015-begins/

Happier Camper

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Happier Camper is retro-modern at heart, delivering affordable adventure and ground-breaking flexibility in an ultra-light package.





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This Amazing Village in India Plants 111 Trees Every Time a Little Girl is Born

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Every culture has its own traditions surrounding the birth of a child. While we celebrate newborn girls by sending pink dresses and dolls, in the village of Piplantri in Rajasthan, India, they celebrate by planting 111 trees.


That’s right, every time a little girl is born in Piplantri, 111 trees are planted in her honor!


In most Indian villages, the birth of a daughter was historically considered a burden for a family. Rural villages operate on the dowry system which contributes to the high cost of marriage for households with daughters. As a result, daughters were often regarded as lesser than their male counterparts and many were married before they reached the age of 18; few received a proper education.


Violence against women derived from these attitudes is still a heated topic in India. The documentary “India’s Daughters,” was recently banned due to its upfront portrayal of rape and abuse in the country.


In juxtaposition, the tradition of planting trees to welcome the birth of female children in Piplantri seems to completely reject these historical constraints, fostering hope that attitudes towards women can change.


This amazing custom was started by former village leader Shyam Sundar Paliwal to honor his daughter who passed away when she was young. Although Paliwal no longer serves as the village’s leader, the tradition has continued nonetheless.


When a girl is born, village members band together to raise a sort of “trust” for the girl. The parents contribute one-third of the sum of 31,000 Rupees, equivalent to $500, and the money is set aside as a 20-year fund for the girl. This ensures that she will never be considered a financial burden for her parents.


In return for this trust, the parents sign a legal affidavit that states that the daughter will only be married after she reaches the age of 18 and has received a proper education. The affidavit states that the 111 trees must be taken care of as well.


It’s a clever little catch, but the practice of planting trees in conjunction with the birth of a child actually works to ensure that the local environment will be able to support the ever growing population.


Not only does this beautiful tradition foster a deep appreciation for females in the village, but it also instills a remarkable sense of environmental stewardship.


Via One Green Planet

SOURCE: http://designyoutrust.com/2015/08/this-amazing-village-in-india-plants-111-trees-every-time-a-little-girl-is-born/