Design

Meistersinger recently introduced a conservatively sized 38 mm diameter watch model called the Metris. It’s available in a number of dial variations (blue, black, opaline silver, ivory), with a large array of strap choices.

The German-based watchmaker utilises a Swiss made ETA 2824-2 modified to power the Metris’ single-handed operation, a speciality of the brand. This means that one hand displays the hours and minutes (and no seconds hand).

This particular version, Ref. ME908 features a dark blue dial with printed turquoise-coloured hour markers. A domed sapphire crystal protects the dial along with cyclops magnified date window at 6 o’clock. Retail is approximately $1,750 — via Professional Watches

Design, History

This rundown fort on an island off the coast of Pembrokeshire in the UK is for sale for £400,000. The Stack Rock Fort was built in 1850 and was used by the military in World War I until it was disarmed in 1929. It hasn’t been updated since 1859 — via Curbed

Design

Studio Olafur Eliasson designed Fjordenhus in Vejle, Denmark — via 

Design

Leica is releasing a pair of new watches designed from the ground, the time-and-date L1 and the GMT-equipped L2. The camera maker has clearly done its homework and these watches are much more than just off-the-shelf components branded with a well-respected logo — via (via Hodinkee

Design

Hadlow Tower in Kent was built as a folly and considered the tallest Victorian example of its kind. Except it was built out of jealousy, or so the story goes, by Walter May, a local landowner and merchant, whose wife supposedly ran away with a farmer, according to UK magazine Country Life. He added it in 1838 to Hadlow Castle, which his father built in the late 18th century.

May wanted to make an even bigger statement, so he added a 12 metre lantern to the top, bringing the height to 53 metre. Now, after all these years, it serves a slight more noble purpose—it has been converted into a home, and an impressive one, at that.

A Grade-I listed structure, the folly is now a 324 square metre residence that has been carefully restored and refurbished in recent years. There are nine stories in total, five of which make up the main living accommodations and include four bedrooms, three of which have ensuite bathrooms, plus another bathroom.

Listed by Strutt and Parker in the village of Hadlow, the property will entertain offers of £2,000,000 or more — via Curbed

Design

When a dog ran out in front of Nick Acosta’s 1974 CB750K it changed his world. He had just done a little brake work and was taking his bike for a spin when a canine torpedo shot out to attack his wheel. With a cafe racer project in mind and months of therapy ahead, Nick started watching videos and reading about rebuilding Honda’s iconic inline 4.

Nick says the name La Poderosa (meaning The Mighty One in Spanish) springs from the motorcycle that Ernesto Che Guevara and Alberto Granado took on their life-changing trip across South America. Fitting, after what Nick and this bike have been through — via Bike EXIF

Design

This impressive mid century modern was built in 1966 for a race car driver, according to local legend, and was completely revamped for contemporary living in 2016 by Barnett Adler. Set on 1.68 acres in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, the hefty 300 square metre boasts three bedrooms, two and a half baths, and soaring common areas that preserve the era’s focus on open, light-filled spaces. Located at 1205 Old Lystra Road just 10 minutes from down town Chapel Hill and surrounded by farms, the property is offered at $799,000 — via Curbed

Design

This charming mid century modern home in Glenbrook Valley, Houston, was designed by E Kelly Gaffney in conjunction with Parents’ magazine for the 1956 Greater Houston Builder’s Association Parade of Homes. Recently renovated and restored, the 118 square metre residence features three bedrooms, two baths, and many of the era’s architectural considerations. Located at 7606 Cayton Street, it’s offered at $225,000 — via Curbed

Design

Minimalist master John Pawson designed Villa Santanyi, aka the Neuendorf House, on the Spanish island of Mallorca, Spain, in 1987 for a German art dealer as his office’s first full project, in partnership with Claudio Silvestrin. Accommodating between nine and 11 people, it is available to rent through Welcome Beyond starting at €570 a night — via Curbed

Art

Geometric Pattern: Cube Inset / Red Wolf

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Design

The Arnold & Son Globetrotter is an eye-catching world time wristwatch, with an independently settable hour hand and a very large 3-D Earth, showing the Northern Hemisphere as seen from directly above the North Pole. The Earth rotates once every 24 hours to provide a world time function against a concentric 24-hour ring. Price: $16,995 — via Hodinkee

Design

Benji’s Cafe Racers founder Benjie Flipprboi had an epiphany while stuck in traffic en route to a meeting with a customer who was commissioning a custom built Yamaha SR400: this bike would be optimised for lane-splitting, the California-legal, traffic-beating practice of motorcycles riding between lanes of cars in traffic jams — via Maxim

Design

This mid century modern in the Macalester-Groveland neighbourhood of Saint Paul, Minnesota, was built in 1957 and has been exquisitely preserved over the years — with just a few updates in parts. Designed by Milton Bergstedt and Jim Hirsch in 1957, the sprawling home unfurls across 311 square metre, showcasing the era’s best design principles. Located on a sloping site at 324 Stonebridge Boulevard, the property is offered at just under $600,000 — via Curbed

Design

Just like the old-school automotive motif DeWitt is channelling in its latest watch, the independent manufacture refuses to slow down. Looking over the Academia Endless Drive, its distinguishing feature is a helical screw that cuts straight down the centre of the watch.

The endless screw is linked to the power reserve’s winding system. As the 59-hour power reserve decreases, the screw rotates to show a red indicator at 12 o’clock. When the barrel is fully wound, the screw slides on its longitudinal axis and reveals a green indicator in the same spot.

The watch comes on a black satin calfskin leather strap with a polished, 18-carat rose gold, triple-folding clasp. It’s priced at $46,500 — via WatchTime

Design

Tucked into the forests of the San Jacinto Mountains in Idyllwild, California, just west of Palm Springs is this modern tree house designed in 1984 by Scott Emsley, an architect who worked with master of organic architecture Kendrick Bangs Kellogg. Located on 1.6 incredible acres nestled into the trees, with multiple decks, balconies, and pathways allowing for the ultimate indoor-outdoor experience, the home at 55320 Pine Crest Road is offered at $775,000 — via Curbed

Art

Geometric Pattern: Diamond Weave / Red Wolf

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Design

Honda CB815 Eight Fifteen cafe-racer is the latest achievement of Nazar Gazzz Poznyakovsky of Gazzz Garage in Kiev, Ukraine, a beautifully remixed Honda CB750 with class, artistry, detail, and power — via Bike EXIF

Design

This incredible mid century modern home on Bainbridge Island, Washington, is on the market for the first time. Designed in 1965 for Jack Christiansen, the pioneering engineer behind Seattle’s Kingdome roof and many other iconic buildings throughout the state, the post-and-beam waterfront residence appears to be virtually untouched and beautifully maintained over the years. Located at 7799 Hansen Road, it’s offered at $1.375 million — via Curbed

Design

Situated near Houston’s 20th Street hub, the 1910-built house is filled with beautiful detailing, starting with a brick-lined walkway that leads to Tennessee Bluestone stairs. The front and side porch provide ample space for twilight lounging, while a fenced-in yard includes a limestone patio and pergola. 419 East 24th Street is offered at $1,099,000 — via Curbed

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The Thomson Residence in Pasadena, California dates back to 1957, the work of Conrad Buff, Calvin Straub, and Donald Hensman and a house still in amazing condition for its age. It’s up for auction with a starting price of $1,695,000 — via WowHaus

Design

The Breitling Navitimer Super 8 case measures 46mm and 50mm when you include the bidirectional bezel (so 50mm all-in). The screw-locked crown is located on the left-hand side, which is another homage to the 637 whose crown was located in the same place for easy manoeuvring. The Super 8 is available in stainless steel with a black dial or titanium with a green dial. The movement is the Breitling B20 which is based on the calibre MT5612, which is the same movement used by Tudor in the Black Bay and Pelagos. The calibre B20 is chronometer certified and has an impressive power reserve of 70 hours — via Hodinkee

Craft

On the security conference circuit, Baybe Doll (aka Emily Mitchell) had been getting her nail technician to embed small devices with readable data into her acrylic nails. However, the technology wasn’t available to the masses, and when it was, it was big and chunky. NFC (near-field communication) tags are the solution; they’re tiny and they’re powered by nearby magnetic fields so they don’t need batteries — via Make:

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Revival Cycles have built a BMW S1000RR sportbike with bodywork created using the metalworking techniques of a century ago — via Bike EXIF

Design

Known as the Round House, or the Hilton Leech Studio, the striking residence was designed by Jack West and Elizabeth Boylston Waters in 1960 for artists Hilton and Dorothy Leech as their personal home and as a teaching studio. It has since been carefully updated by local architect Tatiana White. Located on three private lots, the property at 4433 Riverwood Avenue includes a heated pool and gardens. It’s offered at $1 million — via Curbed

Art

Geometric Pattern: Woven Rug / Red Wolf

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Design

An undulating concrete form perches on the coast of a volcanic island called Ulleungdo in South Korea. Its white peaks and organic roof lines create a striking contrast to the site’s rocky environs and the sea beyond. Together, it is said that the land and the water emanate a healing energy that represents the balance and harmony of the philosophy of yin and yang.

It makes sense, then, that this magnificent backdrop becomes the setting for Healing Stay Kosmos, a luxury resort that offers accommodations across two sculptural buildings designed by Kim Chanjoong, founder of the Seongnam-based The_System Lab — via Curbed

Art

Tank / Stu Maschwitz

Introducing Tank, a new short film from Red Giant’s Chief Creative Officer, Stu Maschwitz. In a visual homage to vector arcade games of the 80’s (like Battlezone and Star Wars), Tank tells the story of a team of pilots that must take on a weapon of mass destruction in a battle to save their world.

Putting aside current 3D modelling techniques, Stu looked to the past and built the world of Tank entirely in Adobe After Effects, using maths, code, and hundreds of hours of painstaking animation work. Watch the Making of Tank to learn more about Stu’s journey in telling this visually unique story — via Youtube

Design

Vagabund Moto started out with a relatively fresh classic tourer: a 1992 R80 RT with only 25,000 km on the dial. Getting the striking Vagabund look meant ditching the bodywork though, apart from the fuel tank—but even that’s not quite original — via Bike EXIF

Design

An incredible modern house that earns the distinction of undulating is up for sale in Australia. Designed by husband-and-wife duo Jesse Bennett and Anne-Marie Campagnolo and completed in 2015, Planchonella House rises among the rainforests of Queensland in Edge Hill, Cairns, and responds to the topography of the surrounding landscape in its sculptural concrete form — via Curbed

Design

If you want to add a playful twist to any room in the hour, check out the retro games flooring by Atrafloor. Everything from a chess board to vintage console and handhelds are represented here, depending on how retro or classic you want to go. The price is dependent on how much you need, but expect to pay around £59 per square metre — via Retro to Go

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VTR Customs’ latest build is based on an R1200 R supplied by BMW. It’s also a collaboration with the Dutch watchmaker TW Steel. We wanted the bike to shoot real flames from the tailpipe, like old radial engines used to, says Dani. The name Spitfire was born — via Bike EXIF

Art

Geometric Pattern: Four Petal Stylised Flower / Red Wolf

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Design

Hookie Co’s latest work pays testament to their progression as designers and builders. It’s based on the popular Honda CB750 K7, of the 1978 variety. And while it cuts a similar silhouette to previous Hookie CB cafe racers, there’s actually a lot of interesting stuff going on. Hookie traditionally name their bikes after animals; this one’s called Wolf, and has the bite to back it up — via Bike EXIF