On Break, But Not For Long

I'm moving houses! Whew! I'll be taking a much needed blogging break to unplug, pack, move and settle. Double Takes will be back to regular posting on May 11.

Photo by Martin Fisch / via Flickr


Chris Roewe's Northern California

Chris Roewe, a recent graduate from University of Boston, has a series of travel videos from countries and cities across the world from Mexico to India. A Los Angeles native, Roewe's video from his home state is among my favorites. He focuses on northern California and takes us to San Francisco, Berkeley, Napa Valley, Sonoma Valley and down the Pacific Coast Highway.


Desktop Destinations: Around the World in Photos

A few of my favorite photos from around the world this week. Happy desktop travels.
Trondheim, Norway by PK
2  Scotney Castle in Kent, United Kingdom by Tim McAndrew

3  Venice, Italy by Marek Kijevsk√Ĺ
For more from this series visit the Desktop Destinations archives.


Armchair Travel: 464 Pages of Cabins

Cabins, a new book from TASCHEN, features 464 pages of illustrations and photography dedicated to art of seclusion. "Ever since Henry David Thoreau’s described his two years, two months, and two days of cabin existence at Walden Pond, Massachusetts in Walden, or, Life in the Woods (1854), the idea of a refuge dwelling has seduced the modern psyche," says the TASHCEN website. "In the past decade, as our material existence and environmental footprint has grown exponentially, architects around the globe have become particularly interested in the possibilities of the minimal, low-impact, and isolated abode." The book is available for $69.00 on TASCHEN.


Washington D.C. in HDR Timelapse

Drew Geraci of District 7 Media shot this captivating timelapse of Washington D.C. a few years back filming over three days from 4 to 12AM. If District 1.5 reminds you of the opening sequence from Netflix's House of Cards, it's because Geraci filmed that as well, along with work for countless other projects from the Super Bowl to HBO documentaries. 



The Oregon Pint Lets You Raise a Glass to Mt. Hood

Nic Ramirez, Matt and Leigh Capozzi of North Drinkware are coming off a successfully-funded Kickstarter campaign for their Oregon Pint, which features a 3D model of Mt. Hood in its base. Raising a glass of your favorite craft beer in this pint just might be the perfect way to pay homage to the great state of Oregon.

Via Colossal