Craft, History

Antikythera Fragment 02 / Clickspring

Antikythera Fragment #2 – Ancient Tool Technology – The Original Dividing Plate?

One thing about this machine that is truly surprising, is just how small the teeth are.

There’s a well established theory as to how the tooth divisions were marked out, but employing that process to mark out multiple wheels has forced Clickspring to question whether it can reasonably be applied to the Antikythera Mechanism.

So in this video Clickspring proposes an alternative process of wheel division, using only the non precision tools of the period — via Youtube

Design

Aerospace GMT Limited Edition / Zodiac

The 2019 Aerospace GMT is a modern re-edition of that very watch. The original Aerospace GMT has enjoyed a cult following since its release, but this new edition will open the watch up to new wrists with a 40mm case and modern reliability. There’s also a totally new colourway that leans hard into the funky tones from the ‘70s. Not to mention the fact that this is a GMT watch, on a bracelet, that’s offered at $1,695 — via HODINKEE

Design

House Inside a Rock / Amey Kandalgaonkar

Inspired by the Mada’in Saleh rock tombs in Saudi Arabia, architectural designer Amey Kandalgaonkar has conceived a modern home embedded into the side of an enormous rock. Fit together like a Chinese puzzle box, the overall form is slowly revealed as Kandalgaonkar gives an aerial view of the site. It’s only when looked down upon from the sky that the minimalist façade reveals a much more complex construction at the rear of the megalithic rock — via My Modern Met

Design

Johnson Residence / Arthur Elrod

Designed in Arthur Elrod and built in 1964, the 500 square metre home of Linda Johnson Rice, a renowned businesswoman who is CEO of the Johnson Publishing Company and an independent director at Tesla, is for sale for the first time in 50 years, and the property is located in the ritzy Southridge neighbourhood — via Curbed

Design

House O / Alexis Dornier

Architecture and design practice Alexis Dornier, has completed House O, a modern two-storey home for a musician-composer in Bali, Indonesia. The design emerged from a desire to translate the construct of a single sound wave into an overarching architectural gesture that defines the interior and exterior qualities of the house — via CONTEMPORIST

Design

Defy Inventor / Zenith

Zenith’s announced the Zenith Defy Inventor, which will be produced, says the brand, in the hundreds — still a very small number relatively speaking, but one which obviously reflects the fact that the oscillator can in fact be successfully industrialised. The Defy Inventor’s version of the oscillator shows some interesting updates to the original design, as well — via HODINKEE

Design

Breakfast With Mondrian / Brani & Desi

Bulgaria-based studio Brani & Desi (founded by twin sisters Branimira Ivanova and Desislava Ivanova) designs modern spaces where geometry, colours and functions have equal responsibility. Given this threefold focus, it is no surprise that the duo has turned to abstract painter Piet Mondrian for inspiration. Mondrian pioneered De Stijl, a movement that revolved around the simplification of form and tone. In the work of Mondrian, this approach most often materialised as linear compositions rendered in red, white, blue, and yellow—an aesthetic at the core of Brani & Desi’s plans for their Breakfast With Mondrian apartment — via My Modern Met

Craft, History

Antikythera Mechanism 03 / Clickspring

The Antikythera Mechanism Episode 3 – The Plates And Main Bearing, by Clickspring.

In this episode the basic structure of the mechanism comes together, and Clickspring puts forward a theory on a simple method for achieving the extremely close clearances observed in the original device — via Youtube

Design

South Osceola Residence / Cliff May

This 1956 home was designed by the iconic architect Cliff May, known to many as the father of the California ranch. This 116 square metre house boasts many of the architect’s trademark features. Despite its modest size, the house features glass gables, oak flooring, and walls of windows with an open-concept living room, dining room, and kitchen. The kitchen has received a modern update with frameless cabinets, quartz countertops, and stainless-steel appliances, as has the brick gas fireplace. 2350 South Osceola Street is on the market now for $479,000 — via Curbed

Design

Blue Haven / Carter Williams

Prolific North Carolinian architect F Carter Williams designed more than 600 buildings in the region over his career, including the renovation of the North Carolina Governor’s Mansion and the Archives Library in Raleigh. But perhaps his most stunning building is Blue Haven, a 446 square metre house he created for his family in 1959. If you want to make the home your own sanctuary, 6612 Rest Haven Drive is on the market now for $1,700,000 — via Curbed

Design

Sputnik house / Donald Stotler

This 1957 home in Houston, Texas makes a statement from the street thanks to a peaked overhanging roof at the entryway, pink Roman brick, and Cypress trim. Dangling from the large wooden beam on the patio is a Sputnik lamp, the perfect accent to the teal front door and its gleaming chinoiserie plate. The captivating light fixture is an original feature of the house, designed by builder Donald Stotler. Stotler was so enthralled with the launch of the Sputnik space launch — which was also in 1957 — that he commissioned a Sputnik light fixture, earning the home the nickname the Sputnik house — via Curbed

World

How does Venice work? / Venice Backstage

Venice is not just a stage set. It is also a city with a resident population, which has productive activities, transportation and services. But how does the Venice system work? How do the tides in the lagoon behave? How are the canals formed? And the embankments? What’s under the buildings? — via Vimeo

Design

Hawley Residence / William Sterling Hebbard + Irving John Gill

This craftsman-style property in San Diego, California was built in 1908 by architects William Sterling Hebbard and Irving John Gill, the principals at one of the most prominent turn-of-the-century architecture firms in San Diego. The Hawley residence is a soon-to-be Mills Act-approved house on over three acres overlooking Mission Valley. The home is on the market for the first time in over 50 years — via Curbed

Art

Geometric Pattern: Rounded Weave: Colour/White

— by Red Wolf