Design, History

Trellick Tower Apartment / Erno Goldfinger

This apartment in Erno Goldfinger’s Trellick Tower, London W10 with added brutalism is up for sale. It’s a brutalist icon dating back to the late 1960s, but completed in the early 1970s. This is also a building with a grade II listing in recognition of its architectural importance. It will set you back £675,000. But note there is a service charge of around £3,000 annually and you will have to pay £34,000 towards the recent major works undertaken on the building — via WowHaus

Art

Geometric Pattern: Rondel: White Gradient Colour / Red Wolf

— by Red Wolf

Design

Whidbey Farm / Mwworks Architects

Sitting on a hillside on Whidbey Island, off the coast of Seattle, this multi-generational retreat is tucked into a wooded corner of the family farm, almost hidden from view from the road. Mwworks Architects designed the house as a series of mostly one-story boxes that weave in and out of trees — via Curbed

Design

How a Mechanical Watch Works / Animagraffs

Mechanical watches have no battery, microchip, or circuitry. Watch parts are machined to near perfection at microscopic sizes and tolerances and can produce accuracy within two to three seconds per day — via Youtube

Design

Katalis EV.500 / Katalis Company

The guys at Katalis Company, based in a design studio south of Jakarta, Indonesia, have spent the past few weeks designing and building a custom motorcycle. As commercial design work dried up in Jakarta, several agency bods focused their attention on a concept based on the Selis Garuda — a 90 kg city bike with a 500W motor and a 35 km range — via Bike EXIF

Design

Ghost House / BPN Architects

Built from a decidedly sturdy palette of materials, chiefly concrete, steel, and glass, the Ghost House appears to be disappearing from view as it sinks into the ground below. BPN Architects designed the striking home in Warwickshire, England, in 2018, and it’s now on the market for £2.5 million, or around $3.16 million — via Curbed

Design

Chalfant Head Residence / Chalfant Head Associates

Built in 1960 by the local firm Chalfant Head Associates as part of a family compound for the Chalfant Head family, the home’s entrance features a bright orange door and diminutive flat roof that hides the interesting architecture within. 1320 Carne Road is on the market now for $2,882,000 — via Curbed

Design

Air-Defender Lume Series / Tockr

Texas-based boutique brand Tockr unveiled the latest update to its Air-Defender collection, the new Lume series. The update includes three new colorways, with each distinguished by its hydro-dipped, luminescent cases, newly available in black-and-white lume, green marble lume, and camouflage lume — all of which are both eye-catching in broad daylight and highly luminescent in the dark. This update comes in the context of the extensive hydro-dipping program the brand already advances for the Air-Defender collection, showcasing its mastery of uncommon watchmaking accenting in a wide array of prints including carbon, tie-dye, magma, snakeskin, camouflage, wood grain, and marble. The latest release is available now directly through Tockr for $3,250 — via WatchTime

Design

Two Face / Deus Ex Machina

Tomoyuki Soeda at Deus Ex Machina‘s Japanese outpost built two customs on one base. You’re looking at a single 1982-model BMW R100 RS, dressed up in two ways. Although they look strikingly different at a glance, close inspection reveals that there are only a handful of parts that separate them. Those are the tank, headlight shroud, tail cover and exhaust system—and it takes only an Allen key and a wrench to swap them out — via Bike EXIF

Design

John Lautner Residence / John Lautner

The John Lautner Residence in Los Angeles, California, USA is now up for sale. It’s amazing to think that this house was designed and built back in 1940 and it is equally amazing to see the condition it is in. This isn’t a first-time on the market – it sold back in 1984. But nothing significant has been changed since Lautner designed the house for himself and his wife all those decades ago. He lived in it for around seven years, leaving after a divorce and passing the house onto his first wife — via WowHaus

Design

Oakley Square Gothic Revival House / John Johnson

This 19th-century gothic revival house in London is on the market for the first time 40 years, but far from some kind of time capsule or renovation project. This one has been updated and maintained to a very high degree, making absolutely sure that the best of its gothic features have been preserved. Those details date back to 1852 when this house was designed by architect John Johnson – via WowHaus

Design

BR03-92 HUD Limited Edition / Bell & Ross

The Bell & Ross BR03-92 HUD features an aesthetic that takes cues from an airplane’s HUD. The crystal is tinted green and features the same 90-degree markers you’d find in a cockpit HUD. The hour hand is a marker printed on a rotating disc, while the minute and seconds hand take a more traditional approach. The matte-finished black 42mm ceramic case is shared with the rest of the BR 03-92 collection, but this specific HUD-inspired example is limited to 999 pieces — via Hodinkee

Art

Geometric Pattern: Rondel: Black Colour / Red Wolf

— by Red Wolf

Food

Fugetsu-Do Confectionery / Food Insider

Fugetsu-Do Confectionery first opened in 1903. It is now considered the oldest shop in LA’s Little Tokyo, and the oldest Japanese-American business in the country. The family-owned bakery is famous for one thing above all: mochi. Making this Japanese confection has been a long tradition for the Kito family, one that started over a century ago, when original owner Seiichi Kito first immigrated to the US from Japan. The art of making mochi is no easy feat, according to current owner Brian Kito, who says it took him 10 years to learn how to master the process. Crystal Lee visited Fugetsu-Do’s original location in Los Angeles to see how they make their famous rainbow dango (bite-sized pieces of rainbow mochi), and how this family business has survived 117 years — via Youtube

Design

Baywood Mansion / Alexander King

The Baywood Mansion is an eight-bedroom, four-and-a-half bath home in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Highland Park home was constructed in 1880 by Alexander King, an Irish immigrant turned millionaire glass manufacturer. A local family, Dr Frank and Maura Brown, purchased the Second Empire-style home in 1994 and spent the last 25 years carefully renovating the red brick mansion’s sprawling 22 rooms — via Curbed

Design

Ice Pick / Chris Tope

Chris Tope was asked by motorcycle photographer Michael Lichter to build a bike for his What’s the Skinny exhibition at the Sturgis rally. Chris already had a suitable and very skinny donor to hand—a beat-up 1973 Penton Mudlark outside of Dallas, Texas. He’d been eyeing it for years, and now it was finally time to pull the trigger. Chris had a very specific style in mind too, dubbing his project the Ice Pick — via Bike EXIF

Art

Geometric Pattern: Rondel: White Colour / Red Wolf

— by Red Wolf

Art

Geometric Pattern: Rondel: White Grey / Red Wolf

— by Red Wolf

Design

Coach House / Siebert Architects

This three-bedroom, three-bath home in Sandy Hook, a private beachfront neighbourhood on the island of Siesta Key, Florida. The 236 square metre home was designed in 1962 by Siebert Architects — Sarasota’s oldest architecture firm. A careful restoration by Seibert Architects, Ball Construction, Seth Schulaner Interior Design, and Robert Anderson Landscape Architects updated the bathrooms and kitchen with 1960s style in mind, and the home still shines — via Curbed