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Craig Rodsmith describes the concept as a thin, minimal board track style bike, fabricated from aluminium and with an encasing body. Hence the name Corps Léger — which means light body. The engine is a mid-1950s BSA Bantam 150 two stroke — via Bike EXIF

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An early modernist build from 1922, the Henry O Bollman Residence in Los Angeles, California was just the second domestic but from Lloyd Wright, commissioned by a contractor who worked with Wright. A bold one too, using pre-cast concrete blocks alongside standard construction techniques for something incredibly distinctive, even today. In fact, this is now listed as a Los Angeles Cultural Historic Monument No. 235 and focal point of the Sunset Square Historic Preservation Overlay Zone. $2,995,000 if you want this as your next home — via WowHaus

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Built in 1969 by master architect Charles Moore in Peru in Vermont’s Bennington County, the nearly 370-square-metre residence rises like a jagged rock formation on 30 lush, private hectares and frames breathtaking vistas from nearly every room. Known as the Gagarin House, the largely original property boasts a number of Moore’s playful touches, including asymmetrical volumes, soaring spaces, and surprising built-ins. On the main open-plan floor, a living area with a Rumford fireplace, sloping beamed ceilings, and sliding glass doors flows into an equally bright dining room and into a kitchen that can only be described as whimsical. Located at 94 Pierce Road, it’s offered at $1.2 million — via Curbed

Wildlife

Cheetah Cubs / San Diego Zoo Safari Park

These 7-week-old Cheetahs were born 6 January at San Diego Zoo Global’s off-site Cheetah Breeding Centre to an inexperienced mum named Malana. In an effort to care for her cubs, Malana inadvertently caused minor injuries to them. After being with their mother for five weeks, the cubs were taken to the Animal Care Centre to be monitored for medical issues. Keepers will keep close watch over them, feeding them a special diet of soft carnivore food and formula, and weighing them to monitor their health. After they turn 12 weeks old and receive their three-month immunization, they will be returned to their home at the Cheetah Breeding Centre — via Youtube

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The Hublot Big Bang Unico Red Magic is all about that bright red ceramic. According to Hublot, what allows the ceramic to stay so brightly coloured is that it is sintered in a different way that sets the ceramic without burning the added pigment, which would normally dull the colour — via Hodinkee

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Any garage accustomed to working on older motorcycles has to shift their thinking when customising a modern machine. With a brand new bike, there’s zero restoration work to be done — but there’s also a whole whack of modern gadgetry to work around. Hookie Co in Dresden, Germany tackled that learning curve recently. A Swiss customer handed them a BMW R nineT — their first modern donor — and asked them to give it a more classic look — via Bike EXIF

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This 1950s A-frame beach house in Honolulu, Hawaii is the work of noted mid century architect George J Wimberly, producing a house that has the wow factor for its location, just a short stroll from the sea, as well as the design itself. To be honest, either would have done me, but both is the absolute dream. If you want to kick back and enjoy the sun here you will need to find something in the region of $4,380,000 — via WowHaus

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There is a 1970s Neave Brown brutalist apartment in Rowley Way, London NW8 up for sale. The apartment on offer here is a two-bedroom duplex with terrace, with the agent pointing out that many of its original features are still in place. However, it does look like this one has had some kind of refurbishment in the recent past. The apartment is on the market for £405,000 — via WowHaus

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MB&F and L’Epée 1839 have teamed up yet again with The Fifth Element, a desktop weather station that includes a clock, barometer, thermometer, and hygrometer. And oh yeah, the whole thing is piloted by a little alien. The Fifth Element is a limited edition of just 54 total pieces, with 18 being made in each of the three colours (black, silver, and blue). It is available right now and retails for CHF 52,000 (without VAT) — via Hodinkee

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Pepo Rosell is not a Harley specialist, though: his favoured platforms are more compact and sporty. But his Dyna from a couple of years ago made waves, and led to the commission of this extremely rapid Sportster. This time, the idea was to make a Harley that’s more sporty, and more European. With better brakes, less weight, more power and a normal riding position — via Bike EXIF

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Derek Kimes’ Turbo Maximus took top honours at the Jekyll Island Forged Invitational event, which is not surprising when you consider the Yamaha XJ900 engine transplant, the properly engineered turbo conversion, and the delicious race replica bodywork — via Bike EXIF

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The DS PH200M is a reissue of a 1967 Certina, almost entirely faithful to the original, with the exception of a few modernisations. Still present are the lovely sword hands, cross-hair dial, and fully-hashed bezel with aluminum insert. Most surprisingly, Certina also fitted this watch with a Hesalite (acrylic) crystal, a rarity on modern watches besides Omega’s Speedmaster Professional. Most brands have opted for box-shaped sapphire crystals for their re-issue watches, mainly for their scratch resistance. And while these are, by and large, excellent, there’s a certain warmth to acrylic that sapphire can’t touch. Certina adds a coating of 3M Scotchgard to the outer surface to provide some measure of scratch resistance, but if you wore this watch for any length of time, I suspect you’d become pretty familiar with a tube of Polywatch in short order — via Hodinkee/a>

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Most homes are designed to remain stationary, pinned to a foundation where they ideally won’t budge an inch. This home from designer Roberto Rossi is designed to do the exact opposite. The octagonal house, nestled into the beautiful backdrop of northern Italy, gets all the views and rays thanks to an unusual trick: It can rotate 360 degrees — via Curbed

Art

Geometric Pattern: Triangle / Red Wolf

Geometric Pattern: Triangle: Blue/Red, Geometric Pattern: Triangle: Green/Purple, Geometric Pattern: Triangle: Blue/Orange, Geometric Pattern: Triangle: Blue/Green and Geometric Pattern: Triangle: Orange/Pink originally uploaded by Red Wolf

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Located in the town of Tyringham in the Berkshires of Massachusetts, Santarella is set on nearly four acres and comprises four separate homes, with the earliest one dating back to the 1750s. Taken together, the buildings encompass 7,750 square feet of living space and include an 1880s barn transformed into the Gingerbread House, a four-bedroom Colonial, a 1900s post-and-beam shed-turned-cottage ideal for weddings, and a fairy tale-like silo studio. Whimsical elements like conical and steepled roofs, oversized thatching, stained glass windows, and round rooms abound throughout the property, which was previously owned by Henry Hudson Kitson, an English sculptor known for Civil War memorials. Located at 75-77 Main Road, the property is offered at $2.19 million — via Curbed

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At Baselworld 2018 Swiss watchmaker Maurice Lacroix introduced the Masterpiece Retrograde Square Wheel which is similar to the existing Masterpiece Square Wheel but with Roman numeral hour markers instead of indices, a retrograde calendar in place of a power reserve indicator, and with the signature square wheel moved from 6 to 9 o’clock. Retail is $7,490 — via Professional Watches

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This dapper 1978 airhead belongs to a gentleman who collects vintage BMWs, but wanted something alternative in his garage. Spanish workshop Vintage Addiction was happy to oblige — via Bike EXIF

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The Panerai L’Astronomo Luminor 1950 Tourbillon Moon Phases Equation of Time GMT (PAM 920) is a 50mm tourbillon with displays for the equation of time, a second time zone, and, for the first time ever in a Panerai, the phases of the moon. Pricing for L’Astronomo starts at $230,000 for the titanium configuration and increases with the choice of various precious metal options. It will take approximately one year from time of order for the watch to be delivered. Once an order is placed, the client is assigned a specific watchmaker, who is the only person to work on that watch — via Hodinkee

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Announced as part of the unveiling of a new conceptual racing plane design from Bell & Ross’ design studio, the brand has also launched a pair of new limited edition watches under the name Racing Bird. With the BR V1-92 three-hander and the BR V2-94 Racing Bird Chronograph, these new watches are meant to connect with the design language of the BR-Bird racing plane. While the BR-Bird is only a conceptual design study, the Racing Bird watches are entirely real limited edition pieces and regardless of the inspiration, both are fun and distinct editions within Bell & Ross’ BR V1 and V2 model ranges. Price: $2,300. Limited Edition: 999 pieces — via Hodinkee

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Kenny Cummings from NYC Norton built this Seeley G50 for the Custom Revolution exhibition at LA’s incredible Petersen Museum, and although it’s powered by a short-stroke replica Matchless Grand Prix motor, it’ll be made street-legal when the exhibition has run its course — via Bike EXIF

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This amazing machine is the work of Jeff Wolf, who’s been building custom bikes and hot rods as a hobby for the past forty years. Jeff operates as Wolf Creative Customs out of his home workshop in Culver City, California — via Bike EXIF

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A marvellous conversion that marries the wow factor of a place of worship with the comfort of home is on the market in Muiden, a Dutch city just 15 minutes from Amsterdam. The massive brick church dates back to the 1920s and incorporates soaring, vaulted wooden ceilings, which remain intact, along with other original details like stained glass windows, and a corridor lined with antique reinforced doors. But elsewhere, the five-bedroom-four-bath residence is modern, with white plaster walls, dark limestone floors, clean lines, and plenty of natural light. Measuring 290 square metres, the home is offered for sale — but if you’re interested, you’ll have to ask for the price — via Curbed

Art

Geometric Pattern: Hexagon Box / Red Wolf

Geometric Pattern: Hexagon Box: Purple, Geometric Pattern: Hexagon Box: Summer, Geometric Pattern: Hexagon Box: Autumn, Geometric Pattern: Hexagon Box: Orange and Geometric Pattern: Hexagon Box: Winter originally uploaded by Red Wolf

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The 1930s Connell, Ward and Lucas-designed The Saltings modernist property in Hayling Island, Hampshire is on the market. One thing is for sure with this house. The interior has changed more than the exterior and this grade II-listed property might not appeal to everyone once through the front door. The guide price is £1,225,000 — via WowHaus

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There aren’t too many modern Rolex that become cult items almost instantly — the Rainbow Daytona is one that did. Available in yellow gold and white gold in extremely limited numbers, these watches have become the choice of rockstars and Hollywood elites, as well as the most prominent collectors in the world. And now, out of nowhere, we have it in Everose. The bezel is set with 36 baguette-cut sapphires in a rainbow gradation, the mid-case is set with 56 brilliant-cut diamonds, the dial is black lacquer with counters in 18kt pink gold crystals, and the hands themselves are rose gold — via Hodinkee