This build is the work of David Morales, a custom bike builder with a dozen years of experience under his belt – and many of his creations are Honda Trail-based mini bikes. He’s based out of Denton Moto, a hub for his local motorcycle community providing repair services, gear, art, and accessories – as well as advice. The project started with an old 1977 CT70 frame that was leaning up against the wall in the workshop. Funnily enough he’d tried to give it away a few times but it never disappeared, and eventually the time came to make something of it — via Silodrome
The Mido Multifort Escape, introduced this year at Baselworld, is a large watch, 44mm in diameter, with large lume-filled Arabic numerals, slightly vintage-feel skeletonised hands (also filled with Super-LumiNova), and a touch of orange in the minute track and lettering. The case is in 316L stainless steel, sandblasted, with an attractive PVD gunmetal coating. Though it’s a simple watch, quality components have been used, including a sapphire crystal both in the front and for the display back, with anti-reflective coating — via Hodinkee
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Coming out of Minneapolis, Minnesota, and set on the shores of Cedar Lake, is this impressive Art Deco home that was first completed in 1936 and recently expanded and refurbished by Peterssen/Keller Architecture to include a new floor.
The stuccoed International Style-house now comprises a 380 square metre floor plan that features four bedrooms, five bathrooms, multiple family and living rooms, and windows all around. More importantly, though, it still boasts the curved walls, sleek lines, and bright white interiors that make up the most recognizable details of the Streamline Moderne movement. Located at 20 Park Lane, it’s offered at $3.85 million — via Curbed
TAG Heuer has just announced the release of a special edition for the 50th Anniversary of the Gulf Racing Stripes — the Monaco Gulf Special Edition. First introduced in 1969, the Monaco was the first square waterproof automatic chronograph and quickly became a cult classic when Steve McQueen wore it in Le Mans (1971) as the racer Michael Delaney. In the film, Delaney is sponsored by Gulf Oil with their blue, white, and orange stripes visible on both his white racing suit and his Porsche 917. But the stripes themselves actually pre-date the movie, having first appeared in 1967 — via Hodinkee
Green Island, off the coast of Brooklin, Maine, is on the market for $650,000. The island includes the sweet historic Blue Hill Bay Lighthouse, built in 1856 to help guide ship traffic related to the booming lumber business of the nearby town of Ellsworth. Adjoining the lighthouse is a 1,750-square-foot keeper’s cottage with four bedrooms and a half-bath. The house has a charming New England feel to it and will come fully furnished. There are also a couple of extra buildings on the island including what looks like a large boathouse/garage and a wee little windowless stone structure — via Curbed
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Eight years after the first Moonstruck made its mark, the Moonstruck Worldtimer remains the only astronomical wristwatch with the bright part of the moon always facing the sun, as happens in real life. Innovative yet functional, the Moonstruck Worldtimer also include an easy-to-read map of the tides, date indicator, instant time zone adjuster, and worldtimer complication. Limited to 100 pieces, this model is available in platinum ($95,000) and rose gold ($75,000) — via Perpétuelle
Bay Area architect Warren Callister was known for his dramatic, magical use of redwood and now, a stellar example of his work has come back on the market in Sausalito, California. Built in 1951, the 350 square metre home shows off striking angles and even more arresting views over Richardson Bay. Located at 250 Currey Lane, this gem is asking $3,595,000 — via Curbed
A fast way to make great quality knobs for jigs and furniture. No need for any tools, just a mould and some epoxy, it’s super quick and the knobs look great. Faster than making wooden knobs, ideal for the jigs around the workshop — via Youtube
Designed by local firm Austin Maynard Architects, Brickface has an exterior made of red recycled brick, punctuated by a pattern of brightly coloured red and blue bricks on the house-facing one side. Circular windows and a curved cut-out in the roof line add visual interest from the lane way — via Curbed
Swiss independent watchmaker MCT (Manufacture Contemporaine Du Temps) debuted a really cool timepiece this year at Baselworld called the MCT Dodekal One D110.
Produced in conjunction with the relatively young company’s tenth anniversary the Dodekal One is the first mechanical watch with a digital hours display in the centre of the dial.
According to MCT, the Dodekal One design was inspired by 1970s electronic watches. It is powered by calibre D1 and which required a complex set of cams and carriages to display the hours in digital form — via Professional Watches
It’s not uncommon for parents to take some time to settle on a name for a new baby, but if they take too long, does the government have the power to step in?
Canberra’s six-month rule
In Australia, all births have to be registered under the Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act.
Access Canberra is the government body responsible for recording the momentous occasions in the ACT.
… parents had six months to name their baby — a timeframe that’s only recently been extended from just 60 days.
Reviewing — and rejecting — names
As part of the registration process, Access Canberra reviews names selected by parents.
For the most part parents have free reign to choose a name, guided by a few simple rules, but it’s not the same all over the world.
… only two names have been rejected by the ACT Government to date – one because it contained symbols without phonetic significance, and another because it contained a title or a rank. In that instance, the name was
What happens when the six months are up?
Ben Green, deputy director for licensing and registration, explained that parents would be strongly urged to find a suitable name for their child and complete the registration paperwork.
And, while it has never happened, the ACT Government even has the power to take parents to court to force them to register, and name, their child.
Bringing it back to Sam’s question, I asked whether the government could name a child, if parents didn’t meet the deadline.
Put simply no, not really, Ben said.
The government does have two circumstances in which they can name your child, the first circumstance is if it’s a prohibited name and the second is if the parents can’t agree on a name.
Ben said that this had never happened in the ACT and there was no pre-approved list of spare baby names sitting on a desk at Access Canberra just in case — ABC News
The first time on the market since 1967, the Craig Ellwood-designed Bobertz House in San Diego, California, is well worth the wait. That’s obviously down to the architecture itself, but also because of a wonderful restoration that has returned this house back to its original state.
The house dates back to 1953, designed by Ellwood for Gerry and Charles Bobertz, but has suffered since. It was acquired by Keith York in 2000, who then undertook the extensive and painstaking renovation work, which involved pulling down a later addition and reintroducing some original design using both plans of the house and consulting those familiar with Ellwood’s work.
Wutopia Lab designed Metal Rainbow-Zhongshu Bookstore in Suzhou, China — via ArchDaily
Little Ross Island off the south west of Scotland is up for sale for the price of a typical semi-detached house. It’s a 29-acre island (and much more at low tide) in the estuary to the south of Kirkcudbright in the south west of Scotland and located just off Meikle Ross headland on the mainland. So not too isolated. Views of views of the open sea, coastline, countryside, the Isle of Man and Lake District too.
The island has a working lighthouse tower, which was designed and built by Alan Stevenson in 1843, but sadly not part of the actual sale. However, the lighthouse keeper’s cottages, a shared courtyard (with the light Tower) and the remainder of the island, including the three ruinous cottages, along with workshops, a walled garden, a further small ruin and a further walled garden on the southern side and a stone barn on the north side are all included — via Wow Hausd
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Laurent Amann of Storik built this extraordinary vintage Triumph called
Rafale means ‘gust of wind’ in French, and this Meriden-era triple is all about lightness and speed. It’s also a showcase for Amann’s amazing coach working skills, with raw metal bodywork and an impeccable stance.
Although he now practises out of a workshop in the south of England, Amann was trained in France. He has a background in automotive engineering and design, and is enthused by all things handmade. He started the company four years ago, and focuses on fabricating and restoring classic cars and bikes — via Bike EXIF
This Jackie Cuylen-designed brutalist property in Herentals, Antwerp, Belgium dates back to the mid-1970s, with a design very much of that era and based on circles both for the main house, the garage and of course, the pool. A rare opportunity to buy a house of this quality and uniqueness, it is on the market for €649,000 — via Wow Haus
The man who launched a million
minimalist movie posters (try not to hold that against him), graphic designer Saul Bass may have spent most of his career advertising other people’s work, but in doing so he quietly became one of the most iconic pop artists of the 20th century. He didn’t work in the movies very often, but many of the posters and title sequences he created have grown to be as famous as the films for which he created them. Directors were floored by Bass’ ability to distil a story down to its bare essence — how his thick black lines and bold swatches of colour seduced and focused a viewer’s attention where other posters would simply try to overwhelm it — and legendary auteurs like Otto Preminger would fight the studios to protect Bass’ creative freedom. His style was so striking and influential that it was widely copied in his own time, and many of the posters that are still attributed to Bass were actually created by imitators (e.g IndieWire
The Robin Boyd-designed Baker House in Long Forest, Victoria, was constructed just over 50 years ago, offers
total privacy thanks to its 30-acre plot. Looking at the last of the agent’s photos, it looks like that land is pretty dense with foliage too. So not much chance of any passing visitors or cold callers. But what you do get is a house designed on mathematical and geometric principles and one that’s still faithful to the mid century era — via Wow Haus
Three-week-old black rhino calf Kendi is making short visits outside. First-time-mum Seyia is being cautious, so the mum and calf duo are still hanging out inside more than they go out. Visitors may see Kendi bouncing around, peeking out or even venturing into the yard. Sightings will become more frequent as Kendi gets more comfortable in the new environment — via Youtube
Shanghai Customs shop boss Matthew Waddick reckons it’s this new eCub that will soon become his biggest ever seller. If you’re attracted to minimalism and timeless design, you probably appreciate the elegant simplicity of the Cub frame. Its size lends itself well to an electric scooter conversion — via Bike EXIF
It’s great for agricultural crops and a bit on the nose, but it’s not your standard manure.
About 180,000 tonnes of biosolids are generated from Sydney’s sewage each year, but authorities are having no troubles with getting rid of it.
Biosolids, which is a by-product of the sewerage treatment process, is proving a hit with New South Wales farmers who want to improve soil health and boost yields.
Harvested from 23 of Sydney’s sewerage plants, the waste is processed through reactors which also create renewable energy that is fed back into the system.
It is then trucked out to about 20 farms in the state’s central west, as well as several mine rehabilitation sites.
Stuart Kelly swapped synthetic fertilisers for human biosolids on his family property at Newbridge, near Blayney five years ago.
He said his soil was healthier than ever and the farm was booming.
My thing is healthy soils and healthy pastures is going to come back to healthy stock, Mr Kelly said.
Mr Kelly said while he still got raised eyebrows for using the sewage, it was helping complete the production cycle between city and bush — ABC News
This Moto Guzzi V1000 G5 the work of Manuel and Yann of Sur Les Chapeaux De Roues, and it’s the colour that grabbed us first—a pale minty green, much like the signature
Celeste shade of Bianchi. It’s a perfect match for the sylphlike new bodywork, with little remaining of Mandello’s somewhat heavy-handed and plasticky original– via Bike EXIF