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The TAG Heuer 2017 Autavia will be presented in a 42mm stainless steel case, which is a little more imposing than the original reference, which measured 39mm. The movement is called the Calibre Heuer 02 (taking the place of the Valjoux 72 in the original model). The 2017 Autavia will be offered on a leather strap from €4,600 — via Hodinkee

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The Edward Killingsworth-designed Spaulding House in Oakland, California dates from 1965, the work of the one of the original Case Study architects (he designed six houses, of which four were built) and was prominent in southern California. This is a rare foray outside that area. It is on the market for $1,595,000 — via WowHaus

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The new Ahoi Neomatik watches are 36.3mm across and just 9.55mm thick, but the first think you’re probably going to notice is the pair of new dial colours. NOMOS is calling these Signalblau (Signal Blue) and Signalrot (Signal Red), and both really pop. The new Ahoi Neomatik is priced at $4,020 with the silver dial and at $4,120 for the new bright coloured dials — via Hodinkee

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Steffen Welsch Architects have designed a small home in Melbourne, Australia, that consists of five separate rooms designed specifically for living, working, sleeping, dining, and entertaining, as well as four courtyards that serve to both separate and connect the home, depending on the needs of who’s home — via CONTEMPORIST

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Hamilton is making a new version of their famous Insta-Matic chronograph, with a reverse panda dial, this year, although despite the name, it combines elements of the later Chrono-Matic as well as the original Intra-Matic. The new Insta-Matic 68 — a vintage-inspired, self-winding Valjoux 7753-powered chronograph, housed in a 42 mm diameter steel case.

The 2017 Hamilton Intra-Matic 68 (Ref. H38716731) will retail for $2,195 and be limited to 1968 pieces — via Professional Watches

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Designed to appreciate and take advantage of the beautiful Australian landscape, this home in Melbourne by Zen Architects, features large windows and natural wood elements. With a low profile and set back from the street, from the front of the house the home seems modest and compact. At the back however, the home takes on a much more grand appearance with large windows covering much of the back exterior — via CONTEMPORIST

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Haute horology Swiss watchmaker Christophe Claret has announced a new 8-piece limited series made in collaboration with New York-based high-end bracelet and jewellery maker StingHD.

Technically, the Xtrem-1 is the same as the original model that was launched in 2012, but with a new black PVD

coated titanium case, as well as skull mounted on the tourbillon. There is even a secret feature that consists of a special treatment on the sapphire crystal that reveals a toothy skull when breathed upon.

The X-Trem-1 StingHD comes with two straps designed by StingHD: one in black stingray leather, and the other personalized by its owner. Additionally, there is a presentation box that includes a hand crafted bracelet adorned with a black diamond encrusted skull with ruby eyes.

(Ref. MTR.FLY11.160-168) The retail price is 278,000 CHF — via Professional Watches

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This striking home in Westchester County, New York was designed in 1969 by Roy Johnson, a disciple of Frank Lloyd Wright, according to the listing, and boasts a unique cut-out roof that appears to be his signature move.

Located at 543 Scarborough Road just an hour north of New York City, this special home is offered at $1,100,000 — via Curbed

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This gorgeous Hollywood Hills home — right by major studios — was designed by architect Harwell Hamilton Harris in 1939 as a residence and studio for Mary (artist and Disney animator) and Lee (an Olympic gold medallist artist) Blair.

The multi-story house, carefully updated and modernized and stacked like boxes, nestles into a lush, sloping site and features just two bedrooms and one bath spread over 116 square metres. Still, the interiors feel expansive, thanks to an open-plan living room, glass walls, and multiple cantilevering patios that open up to the surrounding cityscape.

Located at 3763 Fredonia Drive, the property even comes with a funicular and is offered at $1,895,000 — via Curbed

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This sweet little California mid century classic in La Quinta, a resort town in the Coachella Valley just 25 miles south-east of Palm Springs, boasts not only historical designation but also architectural pedigree.

The 77 square metre two-bedroom was designed in 1958 by architect and industrial designer Walter White, who was instrumental in shaping the aesthetics of the desert modernism movement in and around Palm Springs, in addition to creating the hyperbolic paraboloid roof structure, aka the saddle roof.

This particular residence, features a unique three-armed pinwheel floor plan and a low-slung, slightly butterflied roof that hangs over the entire footprint of the house. Clerestory windows and sliding glass doors bring natural light into the white interiors while also framing views of the surrounding desert landscape.

One of four bungalows designed by White in La Quinta Cove during the 1940s and ’50s, the property at 53965 Avenida Obregon includes a garden and a newly built, detached studio. It’s offered at $249,000 after a recent $31,000 price cut — via Curbed

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Completed by Dutch firm Atelier Space, this adaptive reuse project in Leiden, the Netherlands maintains the original structure of the circa-1925 nursery, turning the former gym into an airy living, dining, and kitchen area, and a spacious classroom has been divided into three bedrooms. The residence features 4m high ceilings throughout, with restored skylights and windows bringing in fantastic light — via Curbed

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Few brands have something as distinct as what sets HYT apart — it’s circular fluid-driven display. The H0 is the latest watch to make use of this interesting mechanism and its got a bold new look too. The foundational inspiration for the H0 was a pebble, worn smooth by water from a mountain stream, which is, if I may say so, sounds a little on the nose. However, when you see the watch, that actually comes through loud and clear, and the watch’s overall form appeals to me in a way that no other HYT to date has. The HYT H0 is available in three colourways — black, orange, and silver — and all three are priced the same at $39,000 — via Hodinkee

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Built in 1968, the 375-square-metre four-bed-four-bath was designed by local architect Charles J Winter and used as his home and studio. Winter also designed many residences in Rockland County in the Bauhaus style.

Combining multiple levels, double-height sections, mezzanines, floor-to-ceiling windows, an open floor plan, and Japanese elements like Shoji doors, the bright and dynamic space exists in harmony with the surrounding landscaping while framing views of the Hudson River. Dark beams contrast with the white ceilings, while red-painted geometric nooks call to mind a Mondrian painting.

Located at 16 Shadyside Avenue just 40km from New York City, the property is offered at $819,000 — via Curbed

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Designed in the 1930s by noted architect William Kesling for another noted name, Academy Award winner Wallace Beery, the house is described as one of the finest examples of its type in Los Angeles, with much of its striking exterior detail still in place after a restoration. $1,750,000 if you want to live here — via WowHaus

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The MCT Dōdekal One, or D110, features a digital hours display — in the centre of the dial — powered by a mechanical, not electronic movement, of course. However, interestingly, the design was inspired by electronic watches from the 1970s. Available in titanium or titanium and 5N pink gold, the Dōdekal One — D110 is issued in a 25-piece limited series for each version — via Professional Watches

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Along with lead designer Gianluca the Stile Italiano team consists of his business partner Cristian Diana and skilled mechanic of 25 years, Loris Lessio. Moto Guzzi’s are a common platform for Stile Italiano’s cafe racer conversions and this bike was once an 850cc Moto Guzzi T3. Named the Moto Guzzi CR950 very little remains of the original bike. During a build which Gianluca describes as the most elegant one possible their donor was transformed into a 70’s style road racer with design cues taken from Honda’s legendary CR750 — via Return of the Cafe Racers

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Architecture firm MVRDV have recently completed Casa Kwantes, a house in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, that from the outside appears as a rectangular box, however the back of the house opens up to wrap around a mature olive tree — via CONTEMPORIST

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Simon Fleetwood had to go deep to shake off the Moto Guzzi Breva 750’s commuter styling, so he started by stripping it down to just the frame, motor and running gear. The spindly conventional forks and single disc brake were the first to go — replaced by a full Kawasaki ZXR750 front end — via Bike EXIF

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If you’ve ever wanted to live high-in-the-sky in a home you shared with no other households (apartment towers don’t count, obviously), then this incredible falcon’s nest home in Prescott, Arizona by Phoenix architect Sukumar Pal may be for you. Built in 1994, the post-modernist residence is nothing to scoff at, either. With three, bedrooms, four baths, 10 stories, and 575 square metre of living space, it nestles against the area’s landmark 1,985-metre-tall Thumb Butte with the main floor radiating out on four sides. Located at 2365 Skyline Drive, the home can be yours for the making-over for $1,500,000, a significant cut since the last time it came on the market in 2015 for $2,800,000 — via Curbed

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Louis Vuitton unveils its Escale Spin Time Tourbillon Central Blue featuring a new automatic movement with a central flying tourbillon. The calibre LV 92 with Vuitton V-shaped carriage was developed by Louis Vuitton’s own movement specialist, La Fabrique du Temps (acquired 2012). And of course being spin time, it has 12 rotating cubes that tell the time. Price is about $125,000 — via Perpetuelle

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ARRCC have recently completed the City Villa, a modern family house in South Africa, that was inspired by architects like Tadao Ando and the use of geometric forms to sculpt natural light. The house is made up of rectangular forms that are positioned on top of each other, with some cantilevering out — via CONTEMPORIST

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Terry & Terry Architecture designed this two-level family home in Oakland, California, that opens up to reveal spectacular uninterrupted views San Francisco Bay and the Golden Gate Bridge. Located high on a mountain range, the original house was re-built after it was destroyed during a fire storm. The updated house features a wood tube that connects the garden with the main entrance of the home, and continues through to the living areas — via CONTEMPORIST

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A new piece in Raymond Weil’s Freelancer collection celebrates the spirit of Gibson’s iconic Les Paul guitar and its role in the history of rock ‘n’ roll: the Raymond Weil Freelancer Chronograph Gibson Les Paul, a limited edition of 300 pieces, priced at $3,295 — via WatchTime

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Andres Uibomäe of Renard Speed Shop wanted to build a bike that was easy to ride and easy on the eye. The main goal was to build a factory racer-style bike that still had great riding properties, and I think it turned out great, he says — via Bike EXIF

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The Richard Neutra-designed Schaarman House in Los Angeles, California dates back to 1951, which is a surprise in itself. This place looks as contemporary as anything on the market right now. That’s forward-thinking architecture for you. An absolute dream of a place, but you will need around $8,000,000 to own it — via WowHaus

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According to The Design Files, Blott House in Chirnside Park, near Melbourne, has no heritage protection, despite  one of the best examples of a Robin Boyd house in Melbourne. With that in mind, it is open to pretty much any type of renovation. But at the same time, why would you change anything this beautiful?

The house dates back to 1956, built for Dr Stanley Blott and his wife. The design was undoubtedly a talking point at the time, with a sloping roof and floor to ceiling glazing more in keeping with the cutting edge mid century modern builds of the US of the same era. It sold at auction for $1,500,000 — via WowHaus

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This extraordinary machine is a Motoconfort C23, which looks like it was built yesterday but is actually 84 years old. It’s the work of John Harrison, who at 63 is just a wee bit younger.

John lives in the old medieval market town of Dartford, in south-east England, and he’s been making a living as a mechanical engineer since his boyhood days.

We got the tip-off from his son Mike, who describes his Dad as One of those old school engineers that can make things out of lumps of steel, with dangerous looking machinery, after sketching it on the back of a cigarette packet — via Bike EXIF

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This Kemper Nomland-designed midcentury modern property in Altadena, California is an interesting place and all the more interesting because little has changed since this house was completed back in 1952. Kemper Nomland is the name behind the property, with the original plans still available in the house and presumably included in the sale. A name to conjure with too, as Kemper and his father designed the only Case Study house in Pasadena in 1947. Kemper Nomland Jr continued to design mid century property, which included his own home and at least a dozen others in the early 1950s. This is one of those houses.

If you love it enough to buy it, then you will be interested to know that the asking price is $769,000 — via WowHaus

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The original plan was to lightly modify a new Scrambler Ducati. But as the discovery phase progressed, Speedtractor realised that not many of the Scrambler’s attributes were on the client’s must keep list. A growing desire for a truly custom machine began to emerge — via Bike EXIF

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This rustic, contemporary cottage sits right on Johns Bay in South Bristol, Maine, and sure knows how to take advantage of its waterfront surroundings. With full-height windows providing peninsula views on three sides — the east, south, and west — the 160 square metre two-bedroom makes for a gorgeous escape. Located on an acre of land at 13 Little Harbour Road surrounded by granite ledges and a protected cove, the property is available for a cool $2,000,000 — via Curbed

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Mohamed Amine Siana designed Villa Z in Casablanca, Morocco — via ArchDaily

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In the case of this Honda CB750K, the engine literally blew up. The cam ate up the head, so the bike sat around while Federal Moto grew their business. Three years later, Federal’s CB750K is finally finished. We’d describe the style as classic CB cafe racer, but with a twist — thanks to the up swept exhaust and extended duck tail — via Bike EXIF

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Set in a sought after part of Hamilton, New Zealand, this art deco house dates back to 1939, with a number of features still surviving after almost 80 years. It has a guide of $520,000 ahead of its auction date — via WowHaus

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A new project in Russia takes the instant gratification of a 3D-printed structure one step further by getting all the printing done right on site.

Completed in the town of Stupino, located 60 miles south of Moscow, this 400-square-foot home was made with 3D-printing company Apis Cor’s mobile 3D printer, a crane-like, first-of-its-kind apparatus that’s small enough to be portable. That means the structure’s main components — the self-bearing walls, partitions and building envelope — were all printed on site, eliminating the need for transportation and assembly. The insulation, a combination of solid elements and liquid polyurethane, was also completed on site — via Curbed

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Despite having built several bikes with full suspension and sound ergonomics, their phone still rings off the hook for the hotrod style that originally put DP Customs on the map. The Del Prado brothers started with a 2001-model Harley-Davidson Sportster 1200, and gave the motor a complete tear down — via Bike EXIF