#thespacesforsale: Pobble House by Guy Hollaway Architects resembles a trio of interconnecting pods. Its full height and ribbon windows frame the surrounding landscape and a glass corridor connects its 3 bedrooms. Dungeness, Kent, UK; 1,199 sq ft; £525,000. See more at TheSpaces.com. Via @themodernhouse.
Did you know Texas has great lift-served mountain biking? During the #StokeSeries, we rode at Spider Mountain (@spidermountaintx), Texas’ first chairlift-accessed bike park. Local mountain bike groups, like Texas Trail Party, had been building trails in this area for years. A ski resort company saw the opportunity to support the growing mountain bike culture in Texas, and outfitted the mountain with a chairlift and trails for every ability level. Spider Mountain is only an hour drive from Austin and two hours from San Antonio, making it perfect for weekend pedaling. Check out our story for 8 things we love about Spider Mountain.
In the early 1600s, the #Dutch founded a colony called New Netherland, with its capital of #NewAmsterdam on Manhattan Island. It was the base from which they laid a claim to the New World. When the English took over in 1664, they rechristened New Amsterdam as #NewYorkCity. While New Netherland may be history, its legacy is hiding in plain sight, in old houses, barns, street patterns and in New York place names, from #Harlem and #Rotterdam to “Breuckelen” (now #Brooklyn) and #Rensselaer. Above, the Stone House Bed & Breakfast in Hurley, New York. Read more about the Dutch Hudson Valley at nytimes.com/travel. Photo by @cenicola0. #hudsonvalley#travel