This Art Deco-style home was designed and built by Benjamin Eisenberg in 1947 for him and his family and was featured in a couple books on local architecture. Located in the Mayfield neighbourhood of Baltimore, the 110-square-metre two-bedroom appears largely untouched, boasting curved walls, glass brick windows, and an abundance of period details. Located at 2105 Erdman Avenue, it’s offered at $250,000, with some mid century furniture included as well — via Curbed
This glass-and-steel home in Holladay, Utah, was designed in 1957 by architect Dean Gustavson as a personal residence and went on to receive an Architectural Record award for excellence in house design in 1960. It is now on the market for the second time ever and has been carefully restored and upgraded by the current owners—a preservationist and an architect — via Curbed
Seeking to liven up their town and make a splash in the realm of tourism, the small village of Kampung Pelangi, Indonesia, has undergone a vivid, multicoloured transformation. The brainchild of 54-year-old junior high principal Slamet Widodo and inspired by similar efforts in other Indonesian towns, the entire repainting was done for just 300 million Indonesia Rupiah (about $22,500 USD) — via ArchDaily
Central de Proyectos SCP, Jorge Bolio Arquitectura, Mauricio Gallegos Arquitectos and Lavalle / Peniche Arquitectos, have collaborated to design the Ixi’im Restaurant located in Chocholá, México. The restaurant has been built inside of a 19th century engine house of a farm that was in disrepair — via CONTEMPORIST
This cool mid century pad in Dallas was built in 1968 by architect Jim Hutcherson for himself. Carefully updated for contemporary living while preserving period details, the four-bedroom features an exterior of wood and brick and a striking wall that conceals the driveway and garage from the main house. Located on a cul-de-sac at 8204 Coolgreene Drive, the property is offered at $385,000 — via Curbed
An Australian based in Illinois, USA, Craig Rodsmith has been building bikes since the late 1970s. And when it comes to shaping metalwork, his experience shows. The hand-formed aluminium on this turbocharged Moto Guzzi
dustbin racer is so exquisite, the bike was sold as soon as it went public at the Handbuilt show — via Bike EXIF
They are too young for a Lambretta or a Vespa, but they might like to be going with the Chad Valley retro electric scooter for kids.
Trading on the classic scooter look of a bygone era, this is a working bike for kids of sorts. By that, we mean it has working headlights and engine sounds, as well as 6V
engine, which hits around 3mph in forward or reverse. Oh yes, has an FM radio too.
This storybook Victorian Gothic home in Connecticut has quite the pedigree. It was built in 1876 by one Dr Mary Blair Moody, the first woman to practice medicine in New Haven, and was next purchased by Albert Haasis, an executive of the Dixon Ticonderoga pencil company, who named it Chetstone.
Haasis also left other enduring markings on the 400-square-metre five-bedroom, like the Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland-inspired paintings of rabbits still found in the attic today. Whimsical artwork aside, however, the stately, well-preserved manse boasts an abundance of original architectural details like its brownstone foundation, intricate woodwork on the façade and the interiors, wraparound porch, a tower room, multiple fireplaces, pocket doors, built-ins, and inlaid hardwood floors. Located at 154 East Grand Avenue, it’s offered at $525,000 — via Curbed
Designed by well-known Bay Area architect Robert Designed by well-known Bay Area architect Robert Klemmedson, the 275-square-metre four-bedroom is on the market for the first time ever and boasts virtually all original details. These include the beamed ceilings, teak wood panelling, walls of windows, cork flooring, and time capsule kitchen with Chambers stove.
A huge stone hearth anchors the living room, which features floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors that open onto a deck (one of several throughout the residence). A dining room by the kitchen, as well as most of the rooms in the split-level house are all illuminated by generous glazing.
Set on nearly half an acre, the time capsule even glimpses the ocean through Torrey pine trees. Although a refresh of the interiors is necessary (to replace those carpeted floors, for one), the property located at 437 Pine Needles Drive is move-in ready. But it’s going to cost you a pretty penny: It’s offered at $2.6 million — via Curbed
Gabriel Rivera Arquitectos have designed a modern home right on the beach in Puerto Cayo, Ecuador. The house is organised in an L shape, with one side pointing towards the beach, and the other containing the social areas of the home. The exterior of the home naturally suits the landscape around it by having a material palette of white, wood, and stone. At night the residence lights up from all angles creating an ethereal effect — via CONTEMPORIST
With its 1,200m long structure in Berlin-based artist Frank Buchwald’s signature
heavy engineering style and, the Nixie Machine II, created in collaboration with Dalibor Farny, a passionate engineer, is hand crafted out of burnished steel and brushed brass. Each of its glowing six digits is displayed via modern Nixie tubes – also known as cold cathode displays – presented as three pairs for hours, minutes and seconds.
A cheerfully restored original Joseph Eichler has come on the market in San Rafael, California, and it’s poised to tickle the fancy of any mid century modern enthusiast.
A white exterior featuring that trademark Eichler roof and accented by orange details sets the mood for the 150-square-metre four-bedroom. Inside, walls are also white, as are the beamed and vaulted ceilings and the speckled floors. A set of orange and turquoise racer stripes even make an appearance.
Original elements like the Philippine mahogany panelled walls, kitchen cabinetry, globe lights, and Japanese style closet doors add heft to the bright space, and also keep the residence close to its 1958 roots, while walls of glass thrust it open to the sun — via Curbed
T-Bone Jones has carved out a reputation as one of the scene’s top chopper builders. His portfolio is jaw-dropping, and littered with impeccable vintage Pans and Shovels. But race bikes? That’s a whole new bag for T-Bone’s shop, Noise Cycles. Looking at this stunning Harley-Davidson Street XG750 flat track racer though, he’s clearly jumped in feet first — via Bike EXIF
This 1970s Artist Constructor-designed modernist property is one of a group of five houses in the village of Flax Bourton, just outside Bristol. According to the 20th Century Society, this was a speculative development by brothers Bob and Tim Organ, presumably as a showcase for their talents and their aspirations as architects. That’s despite neither brother actually having any formal training as architects.
Each of the houses differs in look, but each one was constructed with meticulous planning, from the choice of plot through to the layout and the interior design of the finished build. Obviously time has changed each one, but the house here is still incredibly striking and at first glance, as contemporary as they come, despite dating back to 1972. The guide price is £950,000 — via WowHaus
A champion of modernism, Bruce McCarty’s own home, which he built for his family in 1959 and has been virtually untouched since then, is now on the market for the first time ever. Considered his personal mid century masterpiece, the time capsule boasts not only a unique T-shaped floor plan, but also clever engineering: The tri-level three-bedroom is built on a 10-foot structural grid in which all the columns and beams are set in a 10-foot module — via Curbed
Ahead of what would have been Frank Lloyd Wright’s 150th birthday, home design company Schumacher, in collaboration with the Wright Foundation, has revived a collection of geometric-print textiles that the world-famous architect designed in 1955.
Prompted by House Beautiful editor Elizabeth Gordon, who introduced Wright to Schumacher, the collaboration was originally developed as part of the
Taliesin Ensemble, a collection of furnishings for people who did not have the privilege of living in one of his homes. It was officially called Curbed
The Fabergé Visionnaire Chronograph was designed by Jean-Marc Wiederrecht, and manufactured at Agenhor, his complications specialist workshop. The AgenGraphe caliber AGH-6361 is not just a custom chronograph caliber, but also one that incorporates a plethora of technical innovations, and whose architecture allows the unusual central chronograph configuration of the Visionnaire Chronograph — via Hodinkee
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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