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Roland Sands Design’s client is a big BMW fan, with quite a few unique cars and bikes in his collection. Naturally, the guys picked a brand new BMW R nineT as the donor. He was really into the board track direction, says Roland, so we blended that idea with a bit of café racer flavour to come up with something in between — via Bike EXIF

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This peaked house in Irving, Texas, was designed in the late 1960s by David Webster George, a venerated Dallas and Fort Worth-based architect and a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects. George was also an apprentice of Frank Lloyd Wright at Taliesin West, and while the latter architect’s influences are visible, the home is uniquely George. Located in the University Hills Community, the 230-square-metre brick-and-timber residence is characterised by its striking combination butterfly roof, whose silhouette allows for multiple vaulted spaces in the bright, open interiors — via Curbed

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Rising on the famous White Cliffs of Dover in south eastern England, this undulating, castle-like abode appears to grow organically from the coastline, capturing amazing sea views in the process.

Designed by British architecture studio Tonkin Liu, the Ness Point House sits over 200 feet meters above the sea. Its smooth, white walls curve to accommodate expansive windows that overlook the scenic surroundings. Each room with ample glazing is oriented toward a different view, from passing ships on the English Channel to the cliffs of Ness Point, where the house got its name from — via Curbed

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This BMW R45 comes from Extemporae/Officina Motociclignoranti, a workshop near Varese that is well known within Italy but less famous outside. The BMW is inspired by the 1920s and 1930s, says shop boss Alessandro Ferrara. It looks very much like a bicycle, and has many parts fabricated in-house, as is our habit — via Bike EXIF

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When Andy Martin Architecture were re-designing this 5-storey Georgian terrace house in London, their clients requested to have a home that was light and bright, similar to the openness found in their native Sardinia — via CONTEMPORIST

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The Great Wave Off Kanagawa is one of the most recognizable works of Japanese art in the world. Created between 1829 and 1833 by Japanese ukiyo-e artist Hokusai, the woodblock print has since been placed on everything from coffee mugs and tote bags to murals and large-scale gallery prints. But have you ever seen a piece of architecture that takes direct inspiration from such a world-renowned work of art?

California-based architect Mario Romano takes an abstracted approach to The Great Wave in his Preston House design, but the inspiration is undeniable — especially when viewing the home from a diagonal angle and taking in the way the roof seems to crash over the architectural volumes below. Romano’s working motto is live in art, and he certainly lives up to it with this 530-square-metre home, clad in layers of brushed aluminium — via dornob

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The company does various designs, but the Astrofire retro-style fire pit by Modfire is the one that stands out. Ideal for a mid century-inspired outdoor space. Love the sweeping legs, as well as the choice of colours. So many to choose from, which means there’s almost certainly one to match your space. Options too for fuel options — natural gas, propane, or wood burning — with that choice dictating the price. They start from $1,450 directly from the maker, with the option of a solid cover and tabletop too if you don’t need the fire, but do need the surface space — via Retro to Go

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This 84-model CX500 comes from Kerkus Cycles, and was brought in by a rider looking for her first cafe racer. But Kerkus founder Azahar was under strict instructions: anything his crew did had to be reversible. Because, in Malaysia, the CX500 is rare. And by rare, we mean really, really rare; there are only four known CX500s on the road. Legend has it that the bike was never officially imported, but the big wigs at the Malaysian Honda distributor brought a few in for personal use — via Bike EXIF

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A limited edition of only 25 pieces, the new Deep Blue Octopus from Romain-Jerome is a superb design centred around the sea creature.  What was once merely a caseback embellishment — a black sprawling octopus — is now front and centre on the dial, along with a wicked cool lume-set that brings the watch alive in the dark. As with other Octopus models, the watch also sports a notched bezel made of rusted and stabilised steel infused with steel from the Titanic, although for this watch it has also been given a black PVD finish (which renders the use of rusted Titanic metal pointless), but the look does go along with the overall design — via Perpétuelle

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Danilo Biello operates Customcreations — a motorcycle garage located in the mountainous province of Isernia in central Italy. And his Ducati Monster S2R 800 is one of the most alluring examples of the model that we’ve seen — via Bike EXIF

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This is the Ron Wood lightweight Norton, owned by Jamie Waters, and the archetype of retro flat track style. Anyone with a passing interest in flat track history will have heard of the legendary red big tube Nortons. Ron Wood built the first one around 1971 or 1972, and the second a few years later. Around the same time, he constructed this National-winning lightweight bike — which has a single-backbone, dual down tube frame designed to reduce weight. Jamie bought the lightweight from Ron directly, after they met at the Legend Of The Motorcycle show nearly ten years ago, where Jamie was showing his unrestored Ron Wood big tube Norton — via Bike EXIF

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This 1930s Connell, Ward and Lucas-designed modernist property in Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire is now on the market. Dating back to 1937, grade II-listed and quite simply, a stunning piece of architecture. £3,000,000is the asking price — via WowHaus

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This is Kaffeemaschine’s latest cafe racer, Maschine 20, created for a client who wanted more oomph than he was getting from his Norton Commando. Axel Budde sourced a Le Mans Mk III as the donor bike and gave the entire drivetrain a rebuild — via Bike EXIF

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Elegant and distinctly Southern Californian, this gorgeous 1960 home by pioneering female architect Edla Muir perches atop the Fire Mountain neighbourhood of Oceanside, the third largest city in San Diego County. Muir was known for designing homes for stars like Shirley Temple and Barbara Stanwyck. Located at 1812 Baily Drive, the property is the only Muir design to be commissioned in San Diego and is offered at $3.5 million — via Curbed

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The Automatic Field Issue is a significant departure from the other watches in the Weiss Watch Company’s collection. Sure, it still has a basic field watch look (down to the sub-seconds at nine o’clock), but that’s about it. The case here is 38mm instead of 42mm and the movement inside is automatic instead of hand-wound.

The Weiss 38mm Automatic Issue Field Watch is available in three dial colours: black or white, both on a green Cordura canvas strap and both priced at $1,895, and blue, on a natural Horween shell cordovan strap and priced at $1,995 — via Hodinkee

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This commission came straight from Royal Enfield Indonesia themselves, with an open brief and only two months to turn it around. So Jakarta based Thrive Motorcycle’s builders Indra Pratama and Barata Dwiputra knuckled down and got busy — via Bike EXIF

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Over in Salzburg, Austria, Vienna-based firm Smartvoll won a competition to redesign the 350-square-metre roof space of a former storage shed for military vehicles and boy did they put their mark on the place. Using primarily concrete, the designers created a swoopy futuristic apartment intervention that feels like one huge, liveable sculpture — via Curbed

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It belongs to Jeff Gittleson of Kinesis Moto, who built it by marrying a Ducati 160 Monza Jr motor to a Honda CB175 frame — via Bike EXIF

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Klopf Architecture, the San Francisco firm known for its mid century modern-inspired residences and renovations of Eichler homes, has designed a bright and airy ranch-style home in Orangeville, a community in Sacramento, California.

Taking cues from mid century design, naturally, the single-story residence incorporates signature characteristics from the era, like a gently sloping, overhanging roof, walls of windows, and a free-flowing layout that promotes cross breezes and that quintessential indoor-outdoor lifestyle — via Curbed

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The Type 1H goes for a totally different look altogether, and one never seen before. The convex dial discs are made of solid German silver and they have been sandblasted and skeletonised to reveal the mechanics underneath. The edges of the discs have been sharply bevelled, outlining the openings with just a bit of shine. The markings and hands are milled and filled with a dark grey SuperLuminova that glows bright green in the dark.

The Ressence Type 1H Limited Edition For HODINKEE is limited to just 20 pieces and is priced at $22,500 — via HODINKEE

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It might surprise some to learn that natural light plays a leading role in the creation of an open, airy living space.

But to Boston-based firm NADAAA, the importance of light is a given. When overhauling this 1920s brick house in Washington DC, the firm put lighting front and centre, essentially transforming the rear facade into a curtain wall punctured by a geometric splatter of rectangular windows. Floor-to-ceiling glass was used on some portions of the home, and boxy windows project out from the façade towards the garden beyond.

But inside is where the light play really begins. NADAAA is known for fancy mill-work and materials exploration. In the DC home, they artfully installed plywood panelling to shepherd light into the space. Throughout the home, the panelling is arranged parallel to a north-south axis, optimizing light. Even the banisters seem to visually break apart when confronted with the possibility of blocking the view of a window beyond — via Curbed

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This 1965 home in Garland, Texas oozes serious Mad Men vibes. The property, designed by industrial architect Richard Craycroft of Craycroft-Lacy & Associates, is one of only two single family dwellings he designed. Recently updated, the three-bedroom-three-bath measures 390 square metre and offers period living enhanced with contemporary updates.

The spacious split-level floor plan includes a front parlour space and a warm, wood-panelled step-down great room. Here, beamed ceilings, an impressive fireplace, and a wall of windows create a cosy space, replete with period carpeting that doesn’t feel stuffy and instead ups the mod vibe.

Located at 3621 Glenbrook Court, the property includes a private guest suite and is offered at $425,000 — via Curbed

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An enchanting stone house overlooking the Hudson River in Rockland County, New York, is on the market in Grand View-on-Hudson. Known as Willow Knoll, the six-bedroom cobblestone Craftsman home was built circa 1891 by Joseph Ellicott, the inventor of the air brake and the first commodore of the Tappan Zee Yacht Club, and recently restored, in 2015.

The 430-square-metre property sits on 0.5 hectares of what used to be an old sandstone quarry site and is surrounded by lush greenery and river views, which can be enjoyed on the extensive wraparound porch featuring a curved ceiling and stone archways — via Curbed

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Cañas Arquitectos were tasked with designing a space for their clients that wanted to have a dedicated room for entertaining friends and family, where they could enjoy the view — via CONTEMPORIST

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Patek Philippe has launched the Ref. 5320G Perpetual Calendar, inspired by many of the predecessor models from the 1940s and 1950s, such as the Ref. 1518 from 1941, and the Ref. 1526 from 1942. Both of these timepieces feature a double aperture for the day and month at 12 o’clock, and subsidiary dial at 6 o’clock for the date by hand and the phases of the moon. The retail price is $82,784 — via Professional Watches

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2LOUD is the one-man operation of Ma Yicheng, known to his English friends as Max Ma. Originally launched in 1994, the Suzuki TU250 is effectively a little Universal Japanese Motorcycle — as humble as they come. But Max saw its potential, and he’s extracted every last ounce of charm and style — via Bike EXIF

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Architecture firm McLean Quinlan have designed this home that sits high above the town of Jackson, Wyoming, for their clients that fell in love with the location — via CONTEMPORIST

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This hot-rodded Suzuki Katana is the latest release from bike builders Sébastien Guillemot and Mathieu Ménard’s workshop, FCR Original, based in northern France. The Furiosa retains the sharp-edged aggression of the original Target design, but adds a whole raft of tasteful upgrades—a true resto-mod — via Bike EXIF

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Architect William Hefner together with his interior designer wife Kazuko Hoshino, have completed this modern home in the Pacific Palisades neighbourhood of Los Angeles, California — via CONTEMPORIST

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There are three NOMOS Glashütte Club Campus models, in two sizes. The first watch is a 36mm Club, with the familiar long-lugged case, and the other two are 38mm Clubs, all in stainless steel. This means you can now get the Club in 36mm, 37mm, 38mm, 40mm, and 41.5mm, so there’s really a size for everyone. The Club Campus are all three-handers, luminous hour and minute hands and a sub-seconds register down at six o’clock. The dials are California dials, meaning there are Arabic numerals up top and Roman numerals down below.

The NOMOS Glashütte Club Campus retails for $1,500 in the 36mm size and $1,650 in the 38mm size — via Hodinkee

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Over the last few years, we’ve grown accustomed to getting imaginative creations from MB&F that aren’t watches. Chief amongst these are clocks made in collaboration with L’Epée and what we have here today is the latest result of this partnership. Meet the Destination Moon, a rocket-shaped table clock with little details that will bring a smile to your face.

The Destination Moon is available in four limited edition colours, black, blue, green, and palladium, all of which retail for 19,900 CHF. Only 50 pieces will be made in each colour — via Hodinkee

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Set into the foothills of the Franklin Mountains, 245m above the city of El Paso, Texas, sits this modern family home designed by Darci Hazelbaker and Dale Rush of Hazelbaker Rush — via CONTEMPORIST

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The Speedmaster Racing Master Chronometer collection focuses on the Speedmaster’s racing heritage, because, while the watch had its best days on the moon, it was originally made for the race track. Omega made that a little clearer in 1968, just one year after the model’s launch, when the company started making a special version of the Speedmaster with an unusual staggered minute track later dubbed the racing dial version of the Speedy.

The stainless steel models will be available from 7,800 CHF, while the Senda gold model will retail for 22,750 CHF. Omega will be offering a couple of strap options for the new collection, including an aged brown leather strap and a sportier black leather racing strap — via Hodinkee

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Inspired by the undulating hills of the landscape around the site, Seeley Architects designed this family home in Kyneton, Australia, around the idea of creating connection to the outdoors and fostering a sense of cohabitation with the wildlife in the area. The roof of the home is the most unique detail, featuring a wavy appearance that almost appears to be floating and was designed to mimic the rolling hills surrounding the home. Stone pathways lead to the entrance, the grassy areas, and around the side of the home, while natural vegetation, like the olive trees, have been left in place to allow and encourage the wildlife to interact with the area — via CONTEMPORIST

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The Chronoris Date is a modern version of the vintage watch, of the same name, released by Oris 47 years ago. The Chronoris was first introduced in 1970 and was a stop-seconds chronograph, not to mention the first chronograph for the Swiss maker. The name, as you might have guessed, is a combination of the words chronograph and Oris, and the last Chronoris was released in 2005, so it has been a little while.

The new Chronoris Date is a reinterpretation of the 1970s model. It features a 39mm brushed stainless steel tonneau-shaped case. The dial features several chapter rings in varying shades of silver, grey, and black with bright orange accents on the hands and indexes. Additionally there is a date window at three o’clock that stands out due to the white disc.

The Oris Chronoris Date retails for $1,750 on the straps and $1,950 on the steel bracelet — via Hodinkee

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Coates Design Architects recently completed this vacation house in Tumblecreek, Washington, for a family with a lot of extended relatives. It was designed with entertaining in mind but was also intended to have a low impact on the environment — via CONTEMPORIST

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This BMW belonged to a 75-year-old Swiss gentleman who had just decided to hang up his helmet. So he took his R75/7 to his local dealer and asked them to sell it for him. That dealer just happened to be Stucki 2Rad — and the Beemer just happened to be perfekt for their VTR Customs division — via Bike EXIF