The Late Edit

It's been a big weekend. Now it's time to sit back and relax. Here is the best on the web, curated by us, for you. First up, check out the best markets in Sydney. Then, listen to a laidback playlist curated by Flight Facilities. Dive into the brutal world of bare-knuckle boxing. Learn about what #VanLife really means. Check out the winners of the iPhone Photography Awards for 2018. Finally, have a look at these glamour shots of reptiles (thanks, science). 

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This GMC Short Bus Might be the Ultimate Adventure Van

There’s no denying how popular the adventure van trend has become – and it makes sense, as putting your home on wheels is one of the best ways to see the world. Most people turn to pre-built examples, or someone with experience, there are others who are a little more industrious. In fact, one couple (who go by the handle WeTravelByBus) turned an old GMC Short Bus into one of the best adventure vehicles we’ve ever seen. Interestingly, while its owners hail from Berlin, the bus originated in Florida, USA – and, judging by their photos, it hasn’t stayed in once place for too long since.

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Hong Kong's Neon Glow

The neon signs that illuminate the streets of Hong Kong are as iconic as any landmark in the city. At the hands of craftsmen like Master Wu, who started making neon signs in the '80s and has been filling Hong Kong's streets with bright neon signs ever since., the vibrant cityscape has been featured in films like Blade Runner and Chungking Express. Sadly, the rise of LEDs has brought the end of an era as Hong Kong's signature glow slowly begins to fade.

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The Sparrow Mart

The Sparrow Mart is stocked with all the best produce. Everything from ramen and sushi to siracha and champagne, they have it all. The only thing is, every item is made from felt. British artist Lucy Sparrow follows up her New York City bodega with an all-felt supermarket in Los Angeles. Furnished with over 31,000 handmade sculptures, the project took Sparrow and five assistants an entire year to complete. The exhibit is located at The Standard hotel and is open until August 31st.

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Hill House

Clad in a mixture of wood and stone, the Hill House is designed as a tribute to its natural setting. The home is situated on a hillside where the forest opens to a meadow. A pair of timber boxes that operate as the bedrooms and private spaces are perched above the landscape on a massive open plan ground floor. The upper level extends out past the glass living area, and cantilevers over a stone retaining wall. This design allows the structure to float above the terrain for minimal disruption to the surrounding landscape while also creating a series of sheltered terraces.

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Weekly Digest

The daily grind can be hard to get into. To help you get through to the end of the week, we gather the best of the web for you with the things we think you should browse, watch, read or do. First up, learn how CDs and downloads died. Then, check out some of the best podcasts this year (to help you kickstart your thinking). Science has uncovered exactly 'how long' your holidays should be. Traverse the globe with Wilderness Culture over on their Instagram. Read about the origins of electric cars in the 70's. Finally, learn how to sleep better (so you can wake up easier). 

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Reigning Champ's Muhammad Ali Capsule Collection is History

Whether you’re talking attention to detail, ethical production standards or clothing keep to the highest quality, Reigning Champ has it all. The core basics, capsule collections and collaborations have always impressed, but it’s their newest collection that cements their standing as one of the best. The entire collection celebrates the February 25, 1964 fight between Cassius Clay and Sonny Liston for the World Heavyweight Championship and the transformation to Muhammad Ali, the world champion.

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Jonah Hill's Directorial Debut Looks Good. Like, Really Good

Written and directed by Moneyball and Wolf of Wall Street star Jonah Hill, mid90s is a Los Angeles-set coming of age story that looks like nothing you might have seen before. From the letterboxed cinematography that feels like you're watching an old home movie to the stunning color grading that feels so authentic to memories of the 1990s, Hill makes a lot of interesting stylistic choices that should hopefully pay off in spades once this starts screening later this year.

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Poler's New Poncho is the Ultimate Camp Utility

Leave it to the brand that build a campfire sandwich maker to elevate the poncho from crappy weather necessity to stylish outerwear. If you didn’t already guess, we’re talking about the people at Poler and their new Reversible Camp Poncho. The 100% synthetic poncho has Thermastuff insulation and comes in an olive/navy or camo/black colorway that will keep you warm and protected while also allowing you to stand out or blend in as much as you want.

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The Late Edit

It's been a big weekend. Now it's time to sit back and relax. Here is some of the best on the web, curated by us, for you. First up, learn why you should do your chores drunk. Read about the race to build a better smartphone battery. Get lost with Jack Morris and his Instagram. Find out why rain just smells so good. Rewatch some of the best shows that were cancelled way too soon. Finally, relive some of the greatest Comedy Central Roasts ever. 

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The Poetry Between the Lines

Quentin Tarantino is a cinephile of the highest order. With such a massive film library in his head, when his ideas come to the screen, there's a lot of history in each shot. But it isn't just what you see that Tarantino wants you to remember — it's the hidden subtext between each line, movement of the camera, or look from the actors. Now You See It dives deep into Tarantino's philosophy, all in his own words, from archival interviews and behind-the-scenes footage from his career as a director.

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The Alaskan by Earle Motors is a Wilderness Lovers Dream

Alex Earle works on designing cars at his day job with VW America — but builds bikes in his LA in his spare time. Working for Volkswagen means Alex has legitimate chops in both the design and engineering areas, born out by only his second build, the Ducati-based Alaskan. Starting with a Ducati Desert Sled, Alex takes the already-capable dual sport to the next level. To make sure it all works, Alex spent two weeks covering hundreds of miles in the Alaskan wilderness, earning the bike's name.

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Weekly Digest

The daily grind can be hard to get into. To help you get through the week, we gather the best of the web for you with the things we think you should browse, watch, read or do. First up, push through your hangover and check out the best from SITG 2018. Then, learn how to cook a burger like a chef. Not sure what beer to order at the pub? This crash course on craft beer should help. Then, read up on the history of ketchup. Head across mountain ranges and long roads with Emilie Lula, and open your ears to the best music to show up this month. 

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The Best Drone Photography of 2018

Drones have become part of many photographers’ arsenals. The ridiculous shots that can appear abstract and otherworldly are easy to pore over. So let’s do that now. Here are the winners of this year’s Drone Awards, which selects the best of the best when it comes to drone photography. Broken down into different categories like Nature, Sport, People, and Abstract, the awards really highlight some remarkable shots. You can see all the winners and the stiff competition at the Drone Awards site, which we don’t recommend spending too much time on otherwise you’ll find yourself dropping thousands on the latest DJI drone.

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The Fjordman Might be the Best Surf Film of the Year

According to Asher Pacey, the best surf trip of his life was a month being held against his will in a van, forced to eat hot dogs, circumnavigating Iceland, at the hands of a once prone madman – a barefoot, bearded, beer-swilling, shoe-hating south coaster, Ryan ‘Maddog’ Mattick. "The Fjordman" is the 20-plus minute documentation of this month-long Icelandic expedition/hostage situation. Watch the ensuring madness (or beauty, depending on which perspective you're looking at) above. 

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Watch the Latest Film by adidas Skateboarding, 20|50

20|50 celebrates two adidas icons - Mark Gonzales and Tyshawn Jones - separated by thirty years in age yet unified through skateboarding. Set with the backdrop of Manhattan, TJ and the Gonz meet up with friends and strangers alike, showcasing their creative approach to skateboarding their hometown of New York City.

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This House Brings Nature In

The latest home to catch our attention is the Goldtree House. Created by Hartree + Associates, the space is based in East Fremantle and the key aim was according to the architects, to “deliver agile spaces hosting a family celebrating teenage twins.” To do this, they wanted to maximize views of the nearby harbour and add more space by removing the roof and adding another level to the building that would host the main living space and master bedroom. Take a look through the gallery to see more of the home.

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Vans x WTAPS is a Near Perfect Collab

For the uninitiated, WTAPS (pronounced Double Taps) is a chic Japanese menswear label that grew out of Tetsu Nishiyama’s FORTY PERCENT AGAINST RIGHTS (FPAR) project in the 90s. The brand’s big into cuts, with “place things where they should be” their guiding mantra. This Vans x WTAPS collab includes 13 pieces: footwear, apparel and accessories. It’s a real premium affair, blending Japanese craftsmanship with Van’s iconic design aesthetic.

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Tehachapi Sawmill House

Utilizing off-grid systems and sustainable materials, the Tehachapi Sawmill House is a refreshing approach to American (desert) living. The home is modeled after a campsite made from three wings arranged around a central fireplace. Located in the main living area, the hearth acts as a fire pit drawing inhabitants in to gather around the flames. Crank open the wall of windows and the room transforms into an open-air pavilion that expands out to an outdoor terrace. The interior utilizes salvaged materials while concrete blocks form a rugged facade on the exterior to combat the harsh climate. Aside from its great aesthetics, the home is also completely self-sufficient. Check out the full design brief at OK

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