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Dating back to 1979, this modernist property in Lakeway, Texas is the work of John Covert Watson, who was an apprentice under Frank Lloyd Wright while The Guggenheim was being built.

The agent describes this as a living sculpture and you can see why. This place has an amazing organic shape both outside and inside, as well as a stunning location. Perched on a wooded bluff, this house offers water and sunset views from every room, aided by an expanse of glass. Originally built for Eugenia Hunt to serve as her art studio. It will cost you around $1,175,000 — via WowHaus

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This latest creation from J Webster Designs is a 1974 Honda CB550 that Justin’s called the City Scrambler: It’s a stripped-down, lightened, shaved and smoothed fun machine designed to tackle anything the city can throw your way, he says — via Bike EXIF

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Following extensive renovations led by Philip Gumuchdjian and landscape architect Todd Longstaffe-Gowan, Wimbledon House — formerly known as the Rogers House or 22 Parkside — has reopened as the Harvard GSD’s primary residence and London venue for the Richard Rogers Fellowship. The house, which was designed by Lord Rogers and his former wife Su Rogers for his parents in the late 1960s, was gifted to the US school by Lord and Lady Rogers in 2015 to ensure the Heritage-listed property’s continued use as a residence, and to provide a unique research opportunity. The house has now been protected for future generations of architecture professionals and scholars whose work is focused on the built environment — via ArchDaily

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Just landed at Made is this rather cool Vaserely large circular wool rug. The name hints at the op art inspiration behind this particular design, with the finished product a perfect addition to any retro living room. We particularly love the mustard version, although the grey would work if you are looking for something a little more subdued. Each rug is hand carved by artisans in India using high quality New Zealand wool, as well as a a looped pile and high tufted pile for a 3D effect. £349 is the price in either colour — via Retro to Go

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The Wespe training bike for kids by Legler is a balance bike inspired by a classic design of the past. In this case a vintage Vespa scooter. Made in Germany, the balance bike is handmade and designed both to look good and to get your little one confident on two wheels. The Wespe has a height adjustable seat, can cope with a weight up to 35kg and is made of a mix of plywood, MDF and rubber — via Junior Hipster

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Originally launched in 2014, the Horological Machine No.6 (aka HM6) is one of the more eccentric watch designs, from a company that has basically defined the genre of unconventional independent high-end watchmaking. Max Busser (and friends) have announced the next step in the HM6 saga: the HM6 Alien Nation. With a case now made entirely of sapphire crystal, the complexity of production has been increased many times over. There will be only 4 unique pieces, and they have already been pre-sold to one collector — via Professional Watches

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The Sea Sider started its life as a 1974 Honda Super Cub C70. But a mere six horsepower, even at a heady 9000 rpm, didn’t cut it. So Deus Bali have dropped in the engine from a 1995 Honda Astra — a pretty bog standard scooter in Bali — via Bike EXIF

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Kris Reniers runs Deep Creek Cycleworks, based in the small town of Deepenbeek, near the Dutch border in Belgium. You could technically call his customised Ducati a Frankenbike, bitsa or parts-bin special. But none of those seem fair, when you consider how beautifully coherent it is — via Bike EXIF

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I gravitate towards minimalism in my design work so the Husqvarna TE 570 made sense, says Dave Mucci of Moto Mucci in Portland. It was Husqvarna’s no-frills platform; one of the most stripped down modern bikes that’s still street legal. One cylinder with no starter, battery, key, centre stand or steering lock — via Bike EXIF

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Australian firm Clare Cousins Architects, were asked to design an extension / garden pavilion to the rear of an Edwardian cottage, that would maximize the exposure of a small sculptural garden — via CONTEMPORIST

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Architectural designer Artur Dabrowsk produces rings, cuffs, necklaces and bracelets that revolve around the concept of depth in terms of formal language (shadow lines, composition, depth of field) as well as in meaning (details, storytelling).

Whether he is crafting mysterious staircases to nowhere or endlessly looped brick arches, each piece involves careful attention architectural detail (including theoretical structural load calculations) and is available in brass, bronze or silver — via Urbanist

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Casting pixellated patterns into day-lit rooms, these shades swap boring views (or overly bright days) for iconic scenes of metropolises at night. This particular set by HoleRole features famous structures from cities like Manhattan (the Chrysler Building) and London (the Gherken) — via Urbanist

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This one is all about the curves. Dating back to 1970, the Don Price-designed modernist property in Colorado Springs, Colorado has been updated, but there is only so far you can go with a design this bold. Ultimately, you buy a house like this because you want it, not because you want to change it. If this one appeals, it is on the market for $925,000 — via WowHaus

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Renard Speed Shop front man Andres Uibomae is an industrial designer who over the past few years has been working to launch his own motorcycle named the Renard GT. Powered by a Quattrovalvole Moto Guzzi engine and featuring a carbon fibre monocoque frame, the GT resembles something you’d expect to see on the set of Blade Runner rather than on the streets of a medieval city. Along with developing his own motorcycle Andres and his team build outstanding custom motorcycles and their latest creation is as unique as their GT. Unlike the GT though, the Renard Martini Racer took inspiration from classic race bikes and beneath its fairing lies an Italian engine that most people are unlikely to recognise; an Italian SWM RZ 124 — via Return of the Cafe Racers

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The inside is just as cool as the outside of this Renaat Braem-designed property in Ranst, Antwerp, Belgium. If you fancy this as your next home, the asking price is €698,000 — via WowHaus

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The Astronomia family of tourbillons are Jacob & Co’s own unique take on creating an astronomical complication. Typically, they’re not intended to be highly accurate representations of actual astronomical cycles. Rather, they’re a kind of kinetic sculpture for the wrist, being based around a four-armed carrier system that supports a variety of additional displays or representations of heavenly objects. In the case of the Astronomia Sky, there is a very precise indication of sidereal time, as well as of the stars overhead. Limited edition of 18 pieces worldwide; $580,000 — via Hodinkee

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This Joseph Eichler house in Concord, California dates back to 1965, with the key feature of this place being the atrium and its glass ceiling. Of course, that’s alongside the beams, the open plan living space and the walls of glass, not to mention the access to the outside entertaining area. If you fancy it, the asking price is $810,000 — via WowHaus

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The Farer GMT Automatic collection consists of three watches, all of which start with the same bones. Just like the earlier automatics, these watches have 39.5mm stainless steel cases and come in at just 10mm thick. The flat polished bezel gives the dial plenty of room and the polished case and brushed lugs offer a little contrast. There’s also still that bronze crown too. The Farer Automatic GMT watches are all priced at $1,425 and are available exclusively on Farer.com. Each is individually numbered 1-100 and you can choose your number when you order — via Hodinkee

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In showroom form the Yamaha SR400 has a retro (if slightly dowdy) appeal. But the Australian company Ellaspede is about to give owners a second option, with two very slick kits that add a tracker vibe to the plucky little single.

There’s a basic seat conversion kit and a more extensive Complete kit. They don’t require any specialist tools, welders or your own private mechanic to fit up, says Ellaspede’s Hughan Seary. A basic set of hand tools will see you unbolting the standard parts and replacing them in a matter of hours.

The kits are designed for EFI SR400s but can also be retrofitted to any SR400, going right back to the first models from 1978.

The kits are in production now and will start shipping in August. Pricing is likely to be around AU$2,000 for the seat kit and just under $4,000 for the complete kit — via Bike EXIF

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This is a natural house for natural people in which to be natural, said architect John Randal McDonald, who designed this house in 1953 for his expanding family, after they outgrew the first McDonald residence that he built in 1949. Located in Racine, Wisconsin, the three-bedroom has two bathrooms and measures 240 square metres over three stacked levels to create a dynamic home that surprises at every turn — via Curbed

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With its seemingly floating accordion style roof, this 1965 beauty in Salt Lake City, Utah, is a real showstopper. Designed by Larry J Rowsell, the three-bed-three-bath time capsule abounds with period details that feel just as relevant today. Located at 2738 East Pebble Glen Circle, it’s offered at $649,000 — via Curbed

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The Memphis 1950s-style gas barbecue is back, offering a bold 1950s look in red, matched up with some chromed detailing. Basically it looks good, cooking or not. But when you do cook, it has all the features, including a vaporiser bar flavouring system for an authentic char grilled taste, variable heat control, warming rack, storage inside the cabinet and stainless steel side shelves. One thing has changed since we last featured it — the price. This now retails for £329.99 — via Retro to Go

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Located in the village of Grayswood village in Surrey, England, is this Grade II-listed Bauhaus residence. Known as Pollard at the time, the five-bedroom was built in 1932 by New Zealand-born Amyas Connell for accountant Sir Arthur Lowes Dickinson and is considered one of British architecture’s most admired buildings. It occupies over four acres of land and features a unique layout comprising rectilinear volumes placed at surprising angles that incorporate Crittal windows that allow sunlight to pour in. It’s offered at £1.55 million, or approximately $2 million — via Curbed

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Unveiled at Baselworld 2017 in March, the Longines Heritage 1945 is presented in a 40 mm stainless steel case, up from the original 38 mm. One unique element that was maintained from the 1945 version is the vertically brushed coppery dial, which has a luxurious texture and is curved like the original. Contrasting the straight brushing is an unusually petite small seconds sub dial, with a snailed finish, again, like its predecessor. The retail price is approximately $2,000. (Ref. L2.813.4.66.0-2) — via Professional Watches

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Robert Puksand of Australian architecture & interior design practice Gray Puksand, has designed a modern house for himself and his family, located in the Melbourne suburb of Brighton — via CONTEMPORIST

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Tomoto is an official project supported by the Mandello del Lario factory: It’s a fascinating one-off prototype Moto Guzzi V7 from British designer Tom Dixon and Italian American bike builder Stefano Venier that is not for sale, and will not be replicated — via Bike EXIF

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A sunny mid century home by local builder and developer Jack Meiselman has come on the market in Palm Springs, California. Built in 1958, it features a plethora of period details, starting with its ever so slightly butterflying roof, beamed ceilings, open plan living, and sliding glass doors. Clocking in at 145 square metres, it’s offered at $630,000 — via Curbed