Design

Skyscape House / WARchitect

From luxury penthouses to sky-high secret slums, urban rooftop architecture is like a hidden world of its own, often invisible from street level. Most of us go about our daily lives in the city never knowing what exists right above our heads. In Bangkok, architecture firm WARchitect has completed a new example: an exclusive modern getaway that takes full advantage of panoramic views and a lack of prying eyes with lots of glass walls — via Web Urbanist

Design

Super Sea Wolf 53 Compression ‘Blue Lagoon’ / Zodiac

The Zodiac Super Sea Wolf 53 Compression Blue Lagoon watches are the references ZO9274 and ZO9275. The former comes with a silver dial, an orange hand, a steel bracelet, and the blue lagoon bezel, while the latter has a blue lagoon dial, a black bezel with red accents, a red hand, and a rubber strap. They’re both 40mm, they’re both made of stainless steel, and they’re both powered by no-nonsense STP 3-13 automatic movements. And, importantly, they both highlight that piercing blue colour. On a rubber strap, the ZO9275 is priced at $1,095 and the ZO9274 on the bracelet is just a few hundred dollars more at $1,395 — via Hodinkee

Design

Joseph Eichler Residence / Claude Oakland

Known for thousands of glass-filled, boxy homes from the 1950s and 60s, Joseph Eichler was the developer of this Claude Oakland-designed home in Orange County, California. Constructed in 1964, the four-bedroom, two-bath home has been freshly remodelled with authenticity in mind. Original features include Arcadia aluminium sliding doors, mahogany panelling, interior door hardware, and 1960s light switches. An open floor plan allows enough space for a dinette off of the kitchen, and Eichler’s signature floor-to-ceiling windows let in plenty of light — via Curbed

Craft, History

Antikythera Mechanism 07 / Clickspring

The Antikythera Mechanism Episode 7 – Making The Saros & Exeligmos Train

In this video Clickspring makes the gearing that drives the eclipse prediction function of the mechanism. Be sure to check out the reference links below for more info on the Saros cycle, and other eclipse related stuff.

[EDIT: At 2:57 there is a typo – the final number in the denominator of the upper expression should be a 30 as per the sketch rather than 90 – Cheers 🙂 ] — via Youtube

Design

Astrographic / Zodiac

The Zodiac Astrographic, a timepiece that riffed on the space-age aesthetic when it was released in 1969 by highlighting a mystery dial as its distinguishing feature. For 2019, Zodiac has approached the watch’s anniversary with care. The brand has aligned its release along the same lines as the first one. Where the 1969 watches were partially released in celebration of the moon landing, the new model is meant to celebrate the future of space exploration with a red seconds dot that references America’s long-held goal of reaching Mars. Limited to 182 pieces in each colourway, the new Zodiac Astrographic is priced at $1,295 — via WatchTime

Design

The Gunslinger / La Busca Motorcycles

Yorkshire based Jez, founder of La Busca Motorcycles, works from a small shed in the Dales yet produces bikes to standard bigger pro shops would have aimed for a few years ago. He bought this Le Mans MK3 locally as a rolling chassis and box of bits. The frame and engined numbers matched so it seemed worth investing in restoring it to its former glory – with a few mods of course. A previous La Busca customer with a Guzzi build fancied another, but this time based on a big block motor, so he commissioned this, The Gunslinger — via The Bike Shed

Design

Park Lane / Becker Studios

The latest listing is a brand new five-bedroom, six-bath build designed by Becker Studios. Created in the hacienda style with a strong Mediterranean inspiration, the home seeks to weave old and new trends. The structure’s focal point is a central stone terrace with a swimming pool and spa. An open-concept living area opens up to the patio thanks to steel folding glass doors for indoor-outdoor entertaining — via Curbed

Design

2014 Honda CB1100 EX / 2LOUD Custom

Based in Taipei City in northern Taiwan, 2LOUD Custom is a small workshop run by Ma Max Yicheng. Max and his partner, Lu Yongyu, create finely crafted, one-off machines with classic Japanese style and unparalleled levels of detail. And the latest stepping-stone on their ever-shortening path to legendary status is this total stunner of a Honda CB1100 — via Bike EXIF

Design

1977 CB400FSS / 2V Motos

Marc found his inspiration in Bauhaus designers like Michael Muss Otter and the work of architects Alvar Aalto, Frank Lloyd Wright and Michael Muss Otter. Thankfully his professors eventually embraced the idea. So with a less is more approach he and Philip devised a plan to transform their unloved Honda CB400F Supersport into a stripped back hill-climbing beast. The 2V Motos Honda CB400F can now be seen racing throughout the summer season as it was always destined to do. As for the brothers, they continue to follow their destiny building more custom motorcycles and creating their own adventures — via Return of the Cafe Racers

Art

Geometric Pattern: Herringbone: Flowers / Red Wolf

— by Red Wolf

Design

Devil’s Advocate / Madhouse Motors

The Devil’s Advocate started out as a run down 700cc Royal Enfield Indian, which is a rather obscure motorcycle in itself. After Indian Motorcycles closed their doors in 1953 the brand was purchased by English motorcycle retailer Brock House Engineering. To keep up with the demand for Indian branded motorcycles they began rebadging Royal Enfields. After a couple of years of building customer requests, J Shia of Madhouse Motors decided it was time to build another bike for herself using the Enfield as a base. A bike that functioned unconventionally and reflected her own style — via Return of the Cafe Racers

Craft, History

Antikythera Fragment 06 / Clickspring

Antikythera Fragment #6 – Making A Hand Powered Drill

The precision of the holes in the Antikythera mechanism is one of the most fascinating aspects of its construction. In this video Clickspring makes a tool that is capable of creating holes to the required standard, yet is consistent with the level of technology known to have existed in the period — via Youtube

Art

Geometric Pattern: Herringbone: Seasons / Red Wolf

— by Red Wolf

Design

Anderson House / David Henken

Tucked in Pleasantville, New York, less than an hour north of Manhattan, a 100-acre enclave boasts an impressive number of Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired organic homes. Most of the homes in the planned community were not designed by Wright himself—instead they were approved and plotted out by the iconic architect and executed by his apprentices. Called Usonia, the district is now on the National Register of Historic Places and encompasses about 46 structures. The latest to hit the market is the Anderson House, a 1950 three-bedroom, one-bath structure designed by Wright engineer and designer David Henken — via Curbed

Design

Milam Residence / Paul Rudolph

In 1961, Paul Rudolph, architect of Brutalist masterpieces and Sarasota Modern gems, finished what many consider his residential pièce de résistance: the Milam Residence, a striking house comprising rectangular frames and windows sitting right on the beach in Ponte Verda Beach, Florida. Rudolph designed the home for attorney and arts patron Arthur Milam, and the house has remained in the family since. The Milam Residence, located at 1033 Ponte Vedra Boulevard, is currently on the market for $4,450,000 — via Curbed

Design

Undercroft / Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios

The skateboarder community and Long Live Southbank have worked in collaboration with the Southbank Centre and London-based architects Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, not just to maintain the space but to expand it to its original size. While Long Live Southbank had to entirely crowdfund the roughly $1.37-million project, the restoration was also made possible with the help of broad public support — via ArchDaily

Design

V2-92 Military Beige / Bell & Ross

There’s a certain balance to this watch that’s hard to come by; the models typically associated with Bell & Ross don’t quite exemplify the same sort of utilitarian design that the V2-92 gets right. It’s a total military mash-up, with design elements borrowed from field watches and dive watches packaged in a thin case. The domed crystal adds some additional thickness, for a total of 12mm thickness overall, but thanks to the thin case and high domed crystal you still get a very wearable watch. On a steel bracelet, $3,200; on an elastic canvas strap, $2,900 — via Hodinkee

Design

Superocean 44 Automatic Ironman Limited Edition / Breitling

The Breitling Superocean 44 Automatic Ironman Limited Edition is built and designed in the ocean pilot style of the Superocean 44 Special series, which combines classical aviation-watch DNA with traditional divers’ watch elements. The watch has a 44-mm stainless steel case and a ratcheted, unidirectional rotating bezel made of scratch-resistant ceramic. Also in black is the dial, which features the red-and-white Ironman logo prominently at 3 o’clock. The case is fitted with a twin-gasket screw-locked crown, which helps guarantee the watch’s water-resistance to an impressive 1,000-metre, depth. Priced at $3,950 — via WatchTime

Art

Geometric Pattern: Arabic Tiles: Flowers / Red Wolf

— by Red Wolf

Craft, History

Antikythera Fragment 05 / Clickspring

Antikythera Fragment #5 – The First Precision Drill Bit

There are a number of cutting tools implied in the wreckage of the Antikythera Mechanism, and one of the most interesting is the drill bit. In this video Clickspring explores a possible method of how an effective and precise drill bit could have been made in antiquity — via Youtube