Graham Hill’s Minimalist Single Family Tiny House Prototype, LifeEdited Maui

An off the grid, eco-friendly home on the idyllic island from the sustainability expert

by Ida Therén “We’ve built these overwhelming lives for ourselves. Our bodies and our houses have ballooned. Many of us have a desire for a simpler life with less stuff,” TreeHugger founder Graham Hill says as he looks out over the green valley behind his new minimalist house in the dreamlike Haiku community of Maui, Hawaii. It’s early morning, not long after his daily morning …

On the Ice Road with Volkswagen’s 2018 Tiguan SUV in Yellowknife

Highlights from a four-day expedition around the capital of Canada's Northwest Territories

by Jaclyn Trop The Inuits believe that the Aurora Borealis hails from gods in the sky playing soccer with a walrus head. Others say that the brighter the lights, the brighter the spirit. After two nights of trying, we finally saw it, a hazy cloud streaking across the night. It bore no resemblance to a soccer match nor to any part of a walrus, but …

Los Angeles Auto Show 2017

Discussing with designers the future of how electronic vehicles will look

by Michael Frank Before Tesla, electric cars weren’t typically seen as super-sexy—and some might argue that has been on purpose. Early adopters held pragmatism and eco-consciousness as higher priorities than brawn or design. And even including Tesla, the design side of EVs hasn’t moved very far forward (one could argue the Model 3 is just a miniaturized Model S). But looking around the press preview …