Perched on a hill overlooking San Francisco, this modern house cuts a striking image next to the more traditional architecture of the neighbourhood. Designed by John Maniscalco Architecture, the Dolores Heights house aims to maximise its sweeping city views while still making the home, which is smack in the middle of the city, feel like a hideaway — via Curbed
Designed by the iconic architect Cliff May and built in 1974 in the Rancho Santa Fe Covenant about an hour north of San Diego, the 533 square metre ranch is on the market for the first time. May is remembered for combining the western ranch house and hacienda styles with modernism, and his skills are on full display — via Curbed
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Edi Buffon lives in Sydney, Australia, where he works as an engineer. Outside office hours, he wrenches on bikes as Machine 1867, from a 35 square metre space inside a shared warehouse. Edi wasn’t really shopping for a KZ when he found this 1980 model. He had a lead on a bargain pair of Honda CB900s, and when he went to collect them, the owner threw in the forlorn Kawasaki. It wasn’t running — and yes, it was literally lying in the weeds — but Edi saw potential — via Bike EXIF
Drawing inspiration from a prototype military diver they developed in the 1960s, Tudor has just announced a wild new spin on the Black Bay, called the P01. With a 12-hour bezel and a new case shape defined by a four o’clock crown and a chunky bezel locking mechanism that uses a claw-like system fitted between the lugs, it’s a Black Bay, but not at all what we’ve come to expect from the form — via HODINKEE
The Panerai Submersible Bronzo (Ref. PAM00968) is a whopping 47mm Submersible diver, perhaps the most in-your-face bronze model yet from Panerai’s Laboratorio di Idee. It’s made of a honkin’ 161 grams of bronze, and you’ll find a sandblasted ceramic bezel insert on a bronze bezel. This watch is all bronze everything — via HODINKEE
The Antikythera Mechanism Episode 2 – The Main Solar Drive Wheel B1, by Clickspring.
There are more than a few surprises hidden in the wreckage of this iconic part — via Youtube
Originally built in 1950 by David Henken, this six bedroom, six bath home in Bronxville, New York, is an updated take on Usonian architecture. In Bronxville, this 510 square metre home on .65 acres stands out in a sea of historic Tudors, Victorias, and Colonials. The house sits on a hill, with views onto nature from every room. In 2012, prominent architect Markus Dochantschi, founder of studioMDA and the former head of Zaha Hadid Architects in New York, expanded and modernised the traditional Usonian design — via Curbed
Learning new tricks is a landmark of skateboarding. It’s a process that is not always groundbreaking or easy to understand from a non-skating perspective. I documented the journey of doing an — Tony Hawk — via Youtube
NBD (never been done) on vert in order to give a better understanding of what it takes to be innovative in a sport that constantly evolves; hours of attempts and a sprained ankle for a 3-second clip that could easily go unnoticed… but worth all the effort as far as I’m concerned
Located in Holyoke, a riverside town in central Massachusetts, this five bedroom, two bath Queen Anne Victorian is packed with historic charm. Intricate stained glass adds to the beauty, as does the home’s finely crafted woodwork used throughout. 1093 Dwight Street is on the market now for $314,900 — via Curbed
The unique floorplan of this home in Burtchville Township on the shores of Lake Huron in Michigan was designed by architect William Kessler — a disciple of Walter Gropius and the Bauhaus School — in 1976 with four triangular volumes joined like a sharp-angled hourglass and bisected by a hallway. With 490 square metres, the glass-box home boasts views of Lake Huron, colour-block cabinets, and plenty of floor-to-ceiling windows. A lower floor features a downright groovy red-shag conversation pit with fireplace. Located at 7738 Lakeshore Road, the home has been on and off the market since 2016 and is now asking $1,549,000 — via Curbed
What if, rather than cleaning your house properly, you instead welcomed in some bug-eating lizards? — via Youtube
This Frank Lapasso-designed art deco apartment in Chicago, Illinois has just gone up for sale. The block in Chicago’s Old Town, which is known as Theophil Studios, dates back to the 19th century. But in 1940, Frank Lapasso got hold of it and gave it the art deco/moderne makeover you see today. But the exterior isn’t the only selling point. The interior was reworked and maintains those good looks too. In fact, that’s the biggest surprise of all. Yes, it has been updated here and there, but it looks like much of the 1940 refit is still in place in this apartment — via WowHaus
Use a Cricut Maker Machine to make incredible, beautiful lighted (illuminated) signs, using strip lighting, LED kits. This is one video of three in making various styles of light up signs, using a Cricut. Andrew shows you how to make an
On Air illuminated sign, using the Cricut Maker or another Cricut machine, using poster board or 140lb watercolour paper. The sign is power by 50 red LED Christmas lights that are 5mm in size and plug right into the wall socket with ease — via Youtube
The Antikythera Mechanism Episode 1 – Greeks, Clocks and Rockets, by Clickspring.
In this first episode of the Antikythera Mechanism project, Clickspring lays out the plan for how he intend to proceed with the reproduction — via Youtube
Palm Springs, California, has plenty of jaw-dropping real estate, and the latest to catch our eye is this six bedroom, six bath stunner on 2.5 acres. It’s the home of Linda Johnson Rice, a renowned businesswoman who is CEO of the Johnson Publishing Company and an independent director at Tesla — via Curbed
How these @*#%!$ things became a symbol for cursing — via Youtube
New York City’s John F Kennedy International Airport has a new addition that’s a blast from the past. The airport recently introduced its first on-airport hotel that pays homage to the former Trans World Airlines (TWA). Once one of the country’s largest airlines, it began operations in 1930 and shuttered its doors in 2001; the Flight Center at JFK closed that same year. The expansive space has since been repurposed into a luxury accommodation aptly called TWA Hotel.
The TWA Flight Center was designed by renowned architect Eero Saarinen and built in 1962 — just as air travel was becoming commonplace for the general public. It features sweeping lines and an airy openness that although vintage, still feels contemporary. Rather than fighting this style, present-day architecture firms Lubrano Ciavarra, INC Architecture & Design, Beyer Blinder Belle, and Stonehill Taylor highlight the mid-century modern look — via My Modern Met
The Ulysse Nardin Freak NeXt (ref. 2505-250/00) is a unique concept watch. The movement is a calibre UN-25X, self-winding with Grinder automatic winding system, 12 Hz flying oscillator and Ulysse Nardin Anchor escapement, with a 70-hour power reserve. The platinum and titanium case is 45mm x 14.1mm in size, has a 30 metre water resistance, with a white rubber-coated bezel with Super-LumiNova — via HODINKEE