The Country's Best Yurt
- The yurt, one of the most ancient forms of shelter, has seen a resurgence in popularity among modernists in the last several years—Ecoshack’s Nomad Yurt is one of our favorites.
- Since the 1930s Airstream trailers have served as the transport of choice for the globe’s cross-country travelers, retirees, and nomads.
- A prefabricated shed sited on a Finnish island provides a perfect summer getaway.
The Big Parade is a two-day walk through Los Angeles led by Silver Lake resident and author Dan Koeppel, who has been climbing and investigating the city's many forgotten staircases for the past six years. The trek begins downtown on Saturday, July 17, at the foot of the city's landmark—though currently defunct—funicular railway, Angel's Flight. Koeppel's tour will cover approximately forty miles and 135 stairways, and will include a (sadly, full) campout at the midpoint—the famously steep stairway battled by Laurel & Hardy in their Oscar-wnning 1932 short film The Music Box.
Some other highlights from the journey:
- A paddleboat traverse of Echo Park Lake.
- A "backcountry" bushwhack along a secret dirt road between Silverlake and Echo Park.
- A cross-country segment that runs through Griffith Park.
- Landmarks that are famous, not-so-famous, infamous, and just-plain-weird (over thirty of them, mapped and ready for viewing).
- A marching band.
- Visits with community groups and local organizations.
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- Part 2 of our journey to cool houses on the islands of the world takes us to places both expected (Hawaii) and unexpected (a tiny, sunny island off Southern California; a snowy one off the coast of…
Stop by for an informal talk between Stephanie Smith of Ecoshack and Jenna Didier and Oliver Hess of Materials & Applications.
Join Dan Barber, Executive Chef/Co-owner of Blue Hill at Stone Barns and Blue Hill; Michael Hurwitz, Director of Greenmarket; and Ian Marvy, Director and co-founder with Michael Hurwitz of Added Value and its Red Hook Community Farm, for a panel discussion on being a "locavore" in the country's largest metropolis. Gabrielle Langholtz, editor of Edible Manhattan and Edible Brooklyn, will moderate the conversation. Reservations required.
- Much like the updates to your favorite software, video game console, or social-networking site (have you, like, totally seen our Facebook page?) the Nomad version 2.0 is at hand.