Design

The Sandcastle / C Evelyn Simmons

An incredible modern home designed in the early 1930s by architect C Evelyn Simmons for actor Nicholas Prinsep and his wife the dancer Anita Elson has come on the market in Pevensey Bay, a small coastal town on the East Sussex coast in South East England.

Characterised by the clean lines and curves of the Streamline Moderne style, the 570-square-metre residence, which has been extensively restored and renovated, boasts stunning views of the sea by way of glass expanses and bright, open rooms that face the water.

Set on an acre, the home also offers spectacular grounds: gardens, lawns, a geometric heated pool, and a garage with studio. Just under two hours by train to London, the property is offered at £2,950,000 — via Curbed

Design, History

Paul Newman’s Rolex Daytona Becomes The World’s Most Expensive Wristwatch

Well, it happened. The hammer has fallen on Paul Newman’s very own Paul Newman Daytona, and it has become the most expensive watch ever sold at auction, fetching $17,752,500 (including buyer’s premium) at Phillips in New York City. While many people thought the iconic watch would surely break records, likely beating the most expensive Daytona ever sold and the most expensive Rolex ever sold, it is still a surprise to see the iconic chronograph break the record for most expensive wristwatch — via Hodinkee

Design

Harley Sportster XLCH beach racer / Shaun Fenton

Like most shed builders British bike builder Shaun Fenton loves all things two-wheeled, but there’s nothing amateur about the results: his creations have been displayed at the huge Bike Shed show in London.

The first job was to find a cheap Harley to use as a donor bike, and when Shaun stumbled across a 1970s Ironhead Sportster XLCH, he knew he’d found The One — via Bike EXIF

Art

Geometric Pattern: Six Petal Flower / Red Wolf

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Entertainment

Obituary: George Young

George Young, a pioneer of Australian music as a member of The Easybeats and producer for AC/DC, the band fronted by his brothers Angus and Malcolm, has died aged 70.

Young created a new sound for the Australian music industry, the production company Alberts, where he spent many years producing hits for other acts, said in a statement on its website.

Young co-wrote Friday On My Mind, an enduring hit that charted around the world, with Harry Vanda, who became his long-time song-writing partner.

The pair were inducted in the ARIA Hall of Fame in 1988, and have a highly regarded song-writing award named for them.

Love Is In The Air, the disco number Young and Vanda penned for John Paul Young, was another chart success, reaching number seven in the US — via George Young, member of The Easybeats and pioneering Australian songwriter, dies – ABC News

Design

Rainbow Lake House / Ridgefield, Connecticut

This ‘70s cottage, sitting right on the banks of Rainbow Lake in Ridgefield, Connecticut, is the ultimate nature retreat just 65 miles north of New York City. Previously home to legendary singer Judy Collins, the roughly 185-square-metre house shows off a façade of California redwood and a revamped interior with a customised kitchen and dramatic great room with a wall of windows showcasing the lake. The half-acre property also includes an expansive deck with a scenic spa, private dock, detached studio, and extensive stonework. The house, located at 239 Mountain Road, is asking $639,000 — via Curbed

Art

Geometric Pattern: Heavy Loop Diamond / Red Wolf

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Design

Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (MOCAA) / Thomas Heatherwick

106 vertical concrete tubes making up a massive disused grain silo in Cape Town, South Africa are sliced and carved from the inside out to produce cathedral-like spaces in this incredible transformation. Architect Thomas Heatherwick and his firm contrasted the cold, ageing industrial appearance of the complex with faceted glass and organic shapes for a futuristic looking result, a fittingly monumental setting for the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (MOCAA), the world’s largest museum dedicated to African contemporary art — via Web Urbanist)

Design

Olive House / Log-Urbis

Architecture firm Log-Urbis have designed a house on a sloped site on the island of Pag in Croatia, that has a terraced landscaped yard, a long swimming pool and water views. From the street, the house looks to be a single level home, however a second, lower level is hidden from view — via CONTEMPORIST

Art, Design

Mondrian Vinyl Flooring / Atrafloor

If you need a room brightening up, then look no further than this Mondrian-inspired flooring at Atrafloor. In fact, the design itself is called Mondrian, so no denying the inspiration of the Dutch artist. His work forms the basis of this wonderful geometric flooring design, which is made to order and made to fit your space. As for price, that depends on the size of your room. But as a guide, it’s £59 per sq. metre — via Retro to Go

Design

Octopod Clock / MB&F + L’Epée 1839

MB&F have collaborated with clockmaker L’Epe?e 1839 to produce the Octopod, a biomechanical, articulated-limbed, bubble-headed timepiece with shout-outs not just to the octopus, but also to James Cameron’s film The Abyss and marine chronometers as well. And there’s a sort of stealth tourbillon built into the movement as well. The clock will be made in three limited editions — black PVD, blue PVD, and palladium — with 50 of each at a price point of CHF 35,000 — via Hodinkee

Design

Aqua Compressor Automatic Dive Watches / Farer

The just-announced Farer Aqua Compressor line is comprised of three models offering different expressions of the same loosely vintage-inspired theme, and they add something new to the brand’s offering of time-and-date and GMT models. Employing the twin crown and internal bezel layout commonly seen on vintage Super Compressor dive watches, this is Farer’s first dive watch design.

All three variants of the Farer Aqua Compressor Automatic are being sold via their website for $1,295, including both a steel bracelet with a dive extension and a fitted black rubber dive strap with every watch — via Hodinkee

Wildlife

Los Angeles Zoo Introduces Endangered Snow Leopard Cubs

Los Angeles Zoo has announced the birth of two endangered snow leopard cubs, a male and a female, born on 12 May and 13 May 2017. The siblings spent several months behind the scenes bonding with their mother and getting to know animal care staff. Now, at four months old, the cubs have gained enough strength and coordination to navigate their outdoor habitat and make their public debut — via Youtube

Design

DeLeeuw Residence / Young and Remington

A noted piece of architecture, the 1960s Young and Remington-designed DeLeeuw Residence in Palos Verdes Estates, California is still looking resplendent in 2017. That’s obviously not by accident. This is a top-end renovation job.

The house dates back to 1965. It was designed for a WWII veteran and his family who must have wanted something a little cutting edge. That’s pretty much what they got and as this house is on the market for just the second time ever, it sounds like they enjoyed living here for quite some time too.

The second owners obviously love it every bit as much as the first, renovating the house without taking away the character of the original build. This is the first time the DeLeeuw Residence has been offered on the open market and if you want to be the third owner, $1,825,000 is the price — via WowHaus