Design

Snake River Canyon / Carney Logan Burke

Set in a field of native grasses and wild flowers and surrounded by the Bridger Teton National Forest, this sprawling five-bedroom, seven-bath mountain contemporary home was designed by Carney Logan Burke to blend into its natural surroundings. The exterior features a mix of barn wood, limestone, and copper, with angled roofs and plenty of sloping lines. If an exclusive Wyoming retreat sounds good to you, 14750 South Wagon Road is on the market now for $11,900,000 — via Curbed

Art

Geometric Pattern: Hexagon Flower: Colour/White / Red Wolf

— by Red Wolf

Design

Box House / FCstudio

Flavio Castro sees your windows and does you one better. The Brazilian architect and founder of FCstudio designed himself a one-bedroom house in São Paulo where nearly all of the walls open to the outside. The aptly named Box House is a house that’s shaped like a box. But what the simply shaped home lacks in geometric grandeur it makes up for in indoor-outdoor magic — via Curbed

Design

Henderson Residence / Richard Pleger

Measuring a practical 184 square metres, the home features classic post and beam construction designed by Richard Pleger, a colleague of Richard Netura in Southern California. The home was constructed by OL Raney in 1966. It’s since been restored, with attention to preserving the original cast concrete tiles on the fireplace, the working thermador in-wall bathroom heaters, and the unique closets and hardware. If a cheerful mid century modern in a warm climate sounds just right to you, 218 East Country Club Drive is on the market now for $437,000 — via Curbed

Design

Gross House / A Quincy Jones

Boasting the expansive interior spaces and indoor-outdoor integration for which A Quincy Jones is known, this 1951 this two-bedroom, two-bath home tucked in the hills above Brentwood features restored post-and-beam construction and beautifully sloping roof lines. At 100 square metres, the home may not be as large as Jones’ more famous designs, but this modest abode still brings that mid century charm with a liveable, airy vibe. If this early mid century gem looks just right for you, 860 Hanley Avenue is on the market now for $2,395,000 — via Curbed

Design

DCR-018 Billet Sting / DNA Filters

Dino and his son Marios Nikolaidis, a father-and-son team from Greece, have tossed the rulebook in the bin, with this incredible monocoque built around a BMW R nineT engine. The honeycomb monocoque on DCR-018 Billet Sting is CNC-milled from ten billets of 6082-T651 aluminium — a high-strength grade that’s easily machined and commonly found in everything from cranes to beer barrels — via Bike EXIF

Art

Geometric Pattern: Hexagon Flower: White/Colour / Red Wolf

— by Red Wolf

Design

Kawasaki W1R / Raccia Motorcycles

This amazing Kawasaki, however, first surfaced two years ago at The Quail Gathering. And it’s only just been shot properly. But that’s okay, because the bike took master builder Mike LaFountain of Raccia Motorcycles seven years to complete—and nearly broke him in the process. Mike has created a stunning replica of the ultra-rare W1R, which was Kawasaki’s late 1960s equivalent of the legendary Matchless G45 production racer — via Bike EXIF

Design

East Baltimore Street Residence / Urban Operations

Looking a bit like an architectural Transformer in the middle of taking on a new form, this Highland Park home by the firm Urban Operations takes a highly structured, geometric approach to occupying a hillside. There are no organic forms or curves following the contours of the land; rather, the house seems to exist in tension with the topography that surrounds it, as if it’s ready to fold into a different shape altogether in the event of a landslide or earthquake. The three-bedroom, 3-bath house is now up for sale by Urban Operations architect John Southern for $1.3 million — via Urbanist

Art

Geometric Pattern: Hexagon Flower / Red Wolf

— by Red Wolf

Design

Paxson Residence / Buff & Hensman

As you might have guessed, this Buff & Hensman time capsule in Eagle Rock, California has never been on the market since it was constructed back in 1968. Someone commissioned it, had it built and loved it for a long, long time. That someone was Omar Paxson, a playwright, director and professor in the Occidental College theatre arts department. In fact, that college is just a short distance away. Not cheap at $1,025,000 — via WowHaus

Design

Hayes Residence / John Hayes

This towering five-bedroom, five-bath home in North Carolina was custom built in 1975 by Winston-Salem resident Dr John Hayes. The binuclear layout features two separate wings with an entry hall at the nucleus, a way to organise the home’s sprawling 530 square metre. Renovations in 2013 updated and repaired problem areas, but left the house’s original California redwood panelling, imperial plaster walls, and oak parquet floors. 2831 Galsworthy Drive is on the market now for $765,000 — via Curbed

Art

Geometric Pattern: Y Outline / Red Wolf

— by Red Wolf

Craft

Laser-Cut Box Loom / Matthijs Witsenburg

This box loom is designed for use with a rigid heddle or for card weaving. It can be used on a table or on your lap, and the work can be dropped at a moment’s notice when something else (kids, pets, etc.) requires attention right now.

The cloth and warp beams are held in slots rather than holes. This makes construction easier, and, as a bonus, you can remove and set aside an unfinished project if something more interesting comes along. Simply release the tension, carefully take out the beams, roll up your project, and secure it with rubber bands.

If you build more than one loom, the recesses on the lower edge allow for easy stacking.

Once you have the laser-cut parts, the rest of the loom can be made with the most basic of woodworking tools. All measurements are in millimetres, but none are so critical that they can’t just be eyeballed — via Make:

Design

Tecomán Residence / Casas de Mexico

Mexican architecture firm Casas de Mexico designed the house around a circular interior courtyard that’s filled with palm trees. The house sits on a former palm grove that was cleared to build the sprawling residence. What remains is a smaller but impeccably groomed yard landscaped with spindly palm trees, green grass, and a placid pool — via Curbed

Health, Science

Melbourne researchers flag potential for new hearing loss treatment using nanoparticles

Scientists from Melbourne’s Bionics Institute and the University of Melbourne believe they can use nanotechnology to deliver restorative drugs to deep within the ear to sufferers of neural hearing loss.

It is the most common form of deafness, affecting people as they age, or if they’ve been exposed to prolonged periods of loud noise in industries such as music, mining, construction, manufacturing or the military — via ABC News

Design

Nungesser-et-Coli Apartment / Le Corbusier

Fondation Le Corbusier (FLC/ADAGP) has celebrated its 50th anniversary with the unveiling of a completed renovation of Le Corbusier’s Nungesser-et-Coli apartment in Paris. Designed in 1931, the apartment was Le Corbusier’s home from 1934 to his death in 1965. Located at the top of the vibrant Molitor building, the 240-square-meter apartment offers views across Boulogne and Paris — via ArchDaily

Design

Pavilion / Gianni Botsford

The Gianni Botsford Pavilion modernist house in London is reminiscent of Mies Van Der Rohe, but it isn’t just a rerun of that concept. This is an individual piece of architecture in its own right. Statement architecture in a sought-after postcode. No surprise to see this up for £5,950,000 — via WowHaus