Wax Rax calls the LP-H Vinyl Record Console as the
vinyl lover’s entertainment system, but it doesn’t come cheap. Each one is built to order in the company’s workshop in New York City, with
skilled artisans employed to personalise it and give it a custom finish in terms of colour and material. The LP-H holds up to 550 records on its racks, with space for the record deck, as well as an amplifier and add-ons. It will set you back $7,500 — via Retro to Go
Brett Farrow Architect has completed the Cornish House, a new modern residential project located in the Southern California Coastal community of Encinitas.The small two bedroom home makes full use of the site’s panoramic ocean views from its hilltop location on a small and irregularly trapezoidal shaped lot — via CONTEMPORIST
The new Z12 uses the late Harry Winston’s childhood in New York City as a source of inspiration. Here, an arched blue bridge that straddles the central axis of the dial is inspired by the Manhattan bridges that influenced the world-renowned jeweller’s life and work.
At first glance, the whirling circle of numerals and markers feels confusing and difficult to grasp as a timekeeping instrument. However, upon closer inspection, the usage of concentric, bi-retrograde hours and minutes creates a complex and asymmetrical horological demonstration — via WatchTime
This 1960s William Wenzler mid century modern property in Elm Grove, Wisconsin dates back to 1965 and over 50 years on, this is still a house you really can’t stop looking at. The agent describes it as a
one-of-a-kind residence and or once, that might be an understatement. You will have to find something in the region of $745,000 to secure this one — via WowHaus
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Sitting on over 40 acres in Montana’s Big Belt Mountains, a section of the Rockies, this 2000-built home, billed as
neomodernist by the listing, has a rounded profile clad in Galvalume siding, which makes it look a bit like a converted grain silo home from afar. But it’s arguably even more interesting on the inside. Designed by architect William Massie, the residence seems to be organized around a spiral metal staircase on three floors, with each level offering a linear space and scenic views framed on each end. Listed at the beginning of June, the property at 40 Elk Haven Court wants $625,000 — via Curbed
Interior design firm INDOT have designed a custom, built-in modern cat enclosure for their clients, who wanted to have a dedicated space for their four adopted cats to enjoy. The glass box with a wood slat surround and multiple doors, is supported by iron pipes, and is suspended to allow the cats to be able to see out of the window and over the balcony — via Contemporist
New York circa 1934.
Margaret Bourke-White with her camera atop a stainless steel eagle projecting from the sixty-first floor of the Chrysler Building, overlooking Manhattan and the Hudson River. Gelatin silver print from a photograph by Bourke-White’s darkroom assistant Oscar Graubner. Her backdrop is Rockefeller Centre’s RCA Building, completed in 1933 — via Shorpy
This Scottish castle called Ackergill Tower recently hit the market for £3.9 million and it looks suited for a fairy tale. Originally built in the 15th century, the castle retains its stoney façade and fortress wall. Architect David Bryce added onto the castle during the Victorian era, bumping the bedroom count up to a mind-boggling 32. If the main castle isn’t enough, the estate comes with six cottages, a pub, a 200-person catering hall, not to mention a sizeable treehouse, billed as Europe’s largest — via Curbed
The Robinson House sports Marcel Breuer’s signature butterfly roof and
binuclear plan of two separate wings connected by an entrance hall. Comprising roughly 465 square metres, the 1948-built residence hosts its main living, dining and kitchen areas in the larger square volume, while three bedrooms and a garage are in the smaller rectangular volume. Last sold in 1992, the property, located at 236 Bulkley Street, is now seeking $1,900,000 — via Curbed
Two rare Scottish Wildcats, born at the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland’s Edinburgh Zoo, may help provide a lifeline for the iconic species.
The kittens will join a conservation breeding programme, which it is hoped will save the species from extinction in the wild through future reintroductions — via Zoo Borns
This modern stunner was designed by LA firm Shubin + Donaldson and completed in 2012. The approximately 230 square metre home contains four bedrooms and three full bathrooms, plus a cosy living room with a custom steel fireplace, shiny gourmet kitchen, and library office. Located at 20 Cedar Lane, the property is asking $2,450,000 — via Curbed
The Guerrilla Grafters are a group of San Franciscans who believe urban trees are a precious thing to waste on simple flowers. Their goal is to graft — albeit illegally — fruit bearing branches onto non-fruit bearing fruit trees, in hopes that over time the cities ornamental trees can provide food for residents free of charge — via Youtube
A contemporary home featured on an episode of the popular British television show Grand Designs is back on the market in Horsham, West Sussex. Known as Pavello, it’s a massive work of contemporary architecture inspired by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s Barcelona Pavilion and built on a 60 metre long slab of concrete.
Steel, porcelain, granite, and glass characterise the 515 square metre single-story residence, which at the time of airing in September 2015 was the show’s largest ever house. Designed by self-made businessman Clinton Dall for himself and his four children with Brighton-based architect Desmond Harvey and completed in 2015, the home is divided into two horizontal wings offset from one another. It’s offered at £3.5 million — via Curbed
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Super-bendy ferrets love to lay cables and wires where humans can’t reach — via Youtube
Séb Lorentz and his partner Laurence, who run Lucky Cat Garage were so taken with the Sonicon Rocket toy, they’ve styled an entire bike after it—a custom Yamaha XV950R.
Plenty of homes give the illusion of floating, but this cubed building in North Avoca Studio, New South Wales, is in fact hovering over a drop off. Designed by architect Matt Thitchener, the 60 square metre studio is affixed to the side of a hill that overlooks the Pacific Ocean — via Curbed
This home on the island of Corsica in France was designed in 1974 in the organic style by Jean-Claude Mazet, a disciple and collaborator of Le Corbusier and a professor of architecture at Harvard University. Rising on the side of a hill overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, the 155 square metre residence features a curving footprint as well as a large curving tower-like structure. To make this your holiday home, you’ll need 1.165 euros — via Curbed
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This domed house takes weatherproofing to a whole other level. Named $4,995,000 — via Curbed
Johnny Brooke cast some scrap wood chunks into epoxy resin and turned it into a bowl on the lathe — via Youtube
Designed by Punto Arquitectónico, the residence incorporates a courtyard pool that wends its way through some of structure’s free standing walls. In Mérida, however, the project in question is a renovation of an old home in the city’s historic centre, where a nondescript façade conceals an oasis beyond its walls — via Curbed
Coupled with an idyllic, 4 hectare setting, this little-known Frank Lloyd Wright-designed property that embodies Usonian principles has been listed on the market for the first time for $1,200,000. The 120 square metre Whiteford-Haddock House boasts many of Wright’s signature features, from the sweeping great room to the reddish concrete floors with original gravity heating systems intact — via Dwell
The ancient Greek city of Bargylia, which is located in what is now known as Bogaziçi, Turkey, is looking for a buyer. Priced at 35 million Turkish lira, or about $7.5 million, the 33 hectare city includes a Grade 1 archaeological site comprising a theatre, acropolis, fortification walls, and necropolis that are at risk of decaying and looting by treasure hunters — via Curbed
For $14.5 million you can expect to get a lot of house. A swimming pool is a given. A subterranean basketball court? Sure. This modern abode, just on the market, has all the standard outrageous amenities and more—the more being an original James Turrell Skyspace that sits in the home’s courtyard.
Marmol Radziner architects designed the Arrowhead House as an extravagant prefab oasis in the desert hills outside of Las Vegas. The location—arid and sunny—is perfect for one of Turrell’s Skyspace pieces, which are at their best when they act as a frame to a partly cloudy sky — via Curbed
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