28
Jun 2017
Have you ever stopped to notice the way a flower opens itself to the sun? How trees angle their growth in the direction of the greatest source of life for this planet? I’m surprised we haven’t embraced solar energy and developed it with the same determination as we have with computers. It will be the …
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26
Jun 2017
When we read this article we had to share, learn about how Robert Bezeau made a house by removing litter from the beach. from the beach. When Robert Bezeau moved from Montreal to Panama in 2009, one of the first things he noticed was the trash: the beaches surrounding the island where he lived were …
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22
Jun 2017
Being a productive business owner is no different than being productive at anything in life. It comes down to how well you manage the small choices you make every day. Since starting Monocle, Common Goods and Hops & Craft, I’ve had to make huge strides in how I approach my day to be more productive. …
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05
Jun 2017
Six hours had passed since I left Adelaide and it was time to exit the highway and go bush. Greeted by one of Australias finest country roads, you know the type, corrugated, red dirt, built for Cruisers and Land Rovers, not my buzz box rental. With no reception and no signage, I prayed the wheels …
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05
Jun 2017
Hey Jake, What model is this beautiful beast?   It’s a 1963 Volkswagen Single Cab Kombi!   Where did it come from?    Well, it’s quite a story. Apparently it was once the delivery truck for Australia’s largest Volkswagen/Audi supplier “Tooley Imports”. After that it went to a Mormon town out in Western NSW for …
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19
Apr 2017
So what does a typical day look like in the life of Trait? Oh man. It can get pretty full on. During the week I wake up early usually about 530 and head of to work. I’ve been doing conservation land management work for about 14 yrs. Everyday is different, I could be chainsawing lantana …
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20
Mar 2017
My origin was a little town, sitting at 2,600 metres above sea level, known for its gold mining past and antique stores, by the name of Georgetown. Located in the rocky mountains of Colorado. My destination was a very well known mountain village, riddled with loose Australians. Yep, it was Whistler. The 6-day trip found …
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13
Mar 2017
11:11 It is the transient nature of a wave that attracts a surfer to the ocean. For a brief, sudden pulse of current, Mother Nature outstretches her hand and asks you to dance. Some don’t take the opportunity; some miss the opportunity; but some stand up, take the hand and make the most of it… …
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06
Mar 2017
Slowly, we snaked our way through the beautiful Tasmanian landscape, taking every opportunity to stop along the way and immerse ourselves in the island. When the moments of reflection ended, the buzz of rock and roll classics danced through our ears as the journey continued on. Finally, we arrived. The beautiful Cape Sorrell lighthouse stood …
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03
Feb 2017
The Trail Collection by global accessories brand Herschel Supply continues to evolve for Spring 2017. Each exclusive style in this technical performance line has been carefully engineered to handle both outdoor exploration and urban discovery, while still maintaining a contemporary aesthetic. Three new colorways have been applied to Trail’s lightweight and water-resistant 210D Nailhead Dobby …
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23
Jan 2017
Side.Life founder, Dave Fraser catches up with old friend, Raph Rashid (Blank, Beatbox Kitchen, Taco Truck, All Day Donuts and Behind the Beat) in his hometown of Melbourne. You’ve done a fair bit of stuff since we met in your Blank days, so I really want to hear the story of how you’ve evolved and …
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19
Jan 2017
For the most part, high-school is a pretty shitty time. You sit for most of the day, staring blankly at uninspiring mentors that mention nothing of the fire of the soul, resembling the fight that resides inside your mind for the freedom to figure out who you are, while outside you fight to find your …
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16
Jan 2017
You don’t ask too many questions at the bar in Lightning Ridge. There’s plenty of characters out here and you get the feeling everyone is escaping from something; the confines of the city, personal dramas and probably the law. Photography by Nick Parkinson Words by Dave Fraser Opal mining is the main draw card for this remote …
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10
Jan 2017
Marty, what inspired you to become a cabinet maker?
 I’ve always enjoyed the hands-on approach when it comes to creating. I’ve had a go at art and photography, even building surfboards, but growing up with your father’s joinery shop in the front yard was definitely a key source of inspiration. It took me a long …
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21
Dec 2016
It’s no secret; we love Land Rover Defenders at Side.Life. At any time in our compound, there will always be a couple of Land Rovers floating around, old and new. There’s something nostalgic about them that says adventures and good times. We are used to them being very basic inside and out. When we came …
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09
Dec 2016
BASE 10 is a Los Angeles-based collaboration between Joshua Friedman and Lindsey Muscato. Friedman’s years of experience in Japanese woodworking has influenced BASE 10’s style. With a profound respect for the past, they create their furniture using traditional tools and techniques. Beautifully crafted, ultra-minimalist contemporary furniture is the result, pieces that will stay relevant for …
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05
Dec 2016
Some adventures allow for self-reflection, for self-awareness, to find and to hold yourself in higher esteem. Others are a sensory orgasm, where all you feel is spine-tingling delight. Most of the time, one must travel in nature to be gifted such pleasures. Then there are the trips that fail to deliver, even after all of …
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02
Dec 2016
There’s something about a classic car that is indescribably beautiful. Like any timeless piece of music or art, a classic automobile serves as a sort of indicator to a place in time and a state of mind. Take this stunning 1971 Alfa Romeo Giulia, which changed the game with its stylistic allure, attention to detail …
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02
Dec 2016
Bafcat’s world of characters collide with some of Wollongong’s skateboarding scene via the lens of Ryan Grant! Get down to the Moving Mountains gallery for the opening night, kicking off at 6pm on the 9th of December. Save
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24
Nov 2016
Not the best looking player on the field but definitely one of the toughest, Toyota’s classic FJ62 Landcruiser is the ultimate workhorse. If you’re in the market for a 4 x 4, but have a less than fortunate bank account balance, the FJ62 must not be overlooked. With a bit of elbow grease, you can turn an old FJ62 …
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08
Nov 2016
In the big scheme of things, I’d like to call myself a bit of a traveller. I’ve been lucky enough to travel a lot for work and try to travel for leisure as often as I can. But before this trip, I’d never seen South East Asia (I mean, I’ve been to Bali, but that doesn’t …
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04
Nov 2016
I wanted to go as far away from what I knew as I could go, somewhere that I could explore by motorbike and India was one of a few places that I was really drawn to. I flew into Mumbai, when I got out of the airport, it was pretty manicured and well kept, definitely …
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19
Jul 2016
Mount Edith Cavell  hike is one of the finest in Jasper National Park. The trailhead is located on the south side of the parking lot, next to the view point wall. This hike has several variations from an easy walk towards Cavell pond or a half day hike to Cavell Meadows Summit. Allow 4 to …
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18
Jul 2016
Treehotel is located in Harads, near the Lule river, about 100 kilometers from Luleå airport. Open since 2010 Britta and Kent Lindvall’s unconventional getaway was inspired by Jonas Selberg Augustsen’s documentary film Tradalskaren, in which three city dwellers venture into the wilderness to build a treehouse together. From Treehotel’s rooms you get a fantasic view …
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14
Jul 2016
1. How to build a campfire There’s a primordial link between men and fire. While it’s no longer necessary for our survival, man’s connection to fire still exists. It’s both exhilarating and calming, dangerous and assuring. There’s nothing like sitting around a crackling fire under a starry sky while poking the embers with a stick and …
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11
Jul 2016
If you’re planning on heading out on a cool winters day to do some Rock fishing you want to make sure that its not just a cold you catch.  Like all forms of angling, rock fishing isn’t getting any easier. Through the Winter, however, most of the NSW coastline can offer the keen rockhopper a …
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11
Jul 2016
This 1979 Land Rover Series III might be more common than its predecessors, but that doesn’t make this 1979 Land Rover Series III any less compelling. Completely restored, it’s clad in a sand paint job, with “limestone” wheels, a matching sand canvas top, and black vinyl seats. It’s powered by a 2.25 L diesel engine …
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11
Jul 2016
Whether you’re restoring an old Jeep or you’ve got brand new Prius, you can eschew the dealer or auto shop for some tasks and start doing your own car maintenance. You’ll find working on your own car saves time and money—and if something breaks you’ll have the confidence and know-how to fix it. That said, …
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04
Jul 2016
Whether your’e in for adventure or a historical experience, if you have the time one of these routes is bound to be your trip of a lifetime. Norway’s Golden Route Known for the beautifully untouched nature of Norway, the Golden Route is filled with stunning glaciers and crystal clear fjords running through the valleys. Start: …
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04
Jul 2016
Picture this, you a pack and 46 kilometres of cliff hugging wildness in Australia’s far south-east. Tasmania’s Three Capes Track is not about getting from point A to point B, its about the journey. Duration: 4 days/ 3 nights Total Distance: 46 Kilometres Grade: Easy to Moderate   The Three Capes Track can be admired …
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04
Jul 2016
After a long hike, there’s nothing more satisfying than the moment you arrive at a waterfall. Impressive torrents of water thunder off the cliffs, churning and foaming below before rising as a refreshing mist. Whether it’s in a remote jungle like Venezuela’s Angel Falls, or a majestic curtain of water on the border of Zambia …
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30
Jun 2016
The West Coast Trail, originally called the Dominion Lifesaving Trail, is a 75 km (47 mi) long backpacking trail following the southwestern edge of Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. It was built in 1907 to facilitate the rescue of survivors of shipwrecks along the coast, part of the treacherous Graveyard of the Pacific. It is now …
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30
Jun 2016
This 1981 Toyota Landcruiser FJ43 Copperstate Overland Edition was originally imported into Columbia. Now set to go to auction at Gooding & Company’s Pebble Beach Auctions. In outstanding condition, the truck has been given a full, frame-off restoration, including the rebuilding of the original 2F engine, power steering and brakes. Finished off with a new …
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30
Jun 2016
Times have changed since the early 90’s. Back then when somebody told you they lived in a car it was a sign that most likely there life wasn’t going quite as planned. There certainly are people who do need to use there car as shelter as a last resort but the tiny house ‘movement’ has …
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27
Jun 2016
On the coastline of New Zealand you will find the Offset Shed House. The house is composed of a series of imbalanced structures. The Off Shed House uses its design to take advantage of natural resources. The home’s uneven scheme circulates the ocean breeze and natural sunlight to heat and cool the interior and allow …
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23
Jun 2016
The Banksy Swat Van is about to hit the open market. Banksy may fetch as much as $440,000 when it sells at Bonhams in London. The piece was only displayed publicly once, at Banksy’s The Elephant in the Room show in LA that helped propel him from underground artist to household name. Featuring random graffiti tags …
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23
Jun 2016
When I awoke this morning, things had changed from when I lay my head to rest. I was no longer waterproof; and what I mean by that is no longer did feelings of fear, or doubt, or confusion simply wade down my armour in their attempt to penetrate it. Now, these feelings resided inside like …
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20
Jun 2016
Banff National Park offers some of the most stunning trails and day hikes. If you’re a backpacker trying to make your dollars last the good news is, they are free! All you need is some good shoes, and to pack some water and food for the day….. and just in case maybe some bear spray. …
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20
Jun 2016
One of those days where you really want to wake up…lying in bed waiting for the first light to illuminate a dark and cool room. But this room isn’t your average, it’s curved, the bunks are snug, you can’t stand up completely and it calmly rocks and rolls throughout the night. I slowly creep out …
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15
Jun 2016
While the Routeburn Track may be a shorter multi-day hike, it has some of the biggest scenery. With soaring mountain peaks, huge valleys, waterfalls and jewel-like lakes the track links the Mount Aspiring National Park  with Fiordland National Park.The highest point of the track is 1,255 metres above sea level – so the views are simply spectacular. …
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15
Jun 2016
From hiking along beautiful nature trails, to cooking by the campfire, to shacking up in a tent, camping is a quintessential summer experience. But if you’re ready to take your outdoor adventures to the next level, meet Tentsile, a new form of extreme camping. It’s like a treehouse and a tent, all rolled into one. …
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15
Jun 2016
The kitchen is the heart of everyones home, over at Scout Overland Kitchen they think it should also be the heart of your vehicle. They have designed an outdoor kitchen that has the same luxuries of a modern kitchen so you feel at home. Organised storage keeps your stove, cutting board and utensils in place …
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09
Jun 2016
he Armadillo Tea Canopy is designed as an independent shell structure, for use indoors and outdoors, and provides an intimate enclosure, shelter or place of reflection within a garden, landscape, or large internal space. In its basic configuration, the Pavilion comprises 5 moulded shells, each made of repeatable, modular components which are mechanically-fixed together with …
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06
Jun 2016
While some may be so fortunate to escape the dreaded layover, it’s usually an inevitable aspect of travel. With limited food options, inaccessible Wi-Fi and hours upon hours of utter boredom, there’s no denying that a layover is tough on anyone — seasoned travellers included. But gone are the days of the lackluster airport. The …
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06
Jun 2016
There’s something to be said for new horizons. Today, as I walked new lines on familiar ground, with the prospect of familiar lines on unfamiliar ground, a wave of excitement washed over me. The body reacts in the same way to excitement as it does anxiety… I choose it to be excitement. The past few …
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06
Jun 2016
Looking at traveling to America this winter, here 5 out of 60 best day hikes in America to check out while you’re there. While states like Alaska, California, Colorado and Montana might get all of the attention for great hiking (not without merit), there are great hikes tucked away in every pocket of the US. Virtually …
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01
Jun 2016
Abandoned tunnels are alway good fun to explore. In the Northern Illawarra, Helensburgh area there are six disused rail tunnels. The most talked about tunnel is the Otford Tunnel, measuring a whopping 1824m in length. The tunnel opened on October 3 1888. It more than double the length of any of the other five tunnels. …
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01
Jun 2016
I am sitting in the dining room of a small camp ground on the outskirts of somewhere. The sleepy town seems to be here for no reason at all. The kind of place that just is. The plaid table cloths and vinyl chairs remind me of what I imagine a small American diner circa 1970 …
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30
May 2016
When it comes to getting outside and adventuring, most of us agree that it’s more enjoyable with a solid group of friends. Unfortunately, making schedules and plans line up can be tough, so I often travel and explore new areas alone. There are definitely pros and cons to this, so I want to share some …
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30
May 2016
Cooking while camping typically requires a burner and grill, but if you’ve forgotten your gas grill or just don’t want to pack it, you have an alternative to cooking over the open flame of a fire pit. This ingenious DIY camping grill is known as a Swedish or Finnish Torch and is made by cutting …
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