Art

Geometric Pattern: Rounded Weave: Colour/Black

— by Red Wolf

Design

Governors Road Residence / David Henken + Markus Dochantschi

Originally built in 1950 by David Henken, this six bedroom, six bath home in Bronxville, New York, is an updated take on Usonian architecture. In Bronxville, this 510 square metre home on .65 acres stands out in a sea of historic Tudors, Victorias, and Colonials. The house sits on a hill, with views onto nature from every room. In 2012, prominent architect Markus Dochantschi, founder of studioMDA and the former head of Zaha Hadid Architects in New York, expanded and modernised the traditional Usonian design — via Curbed

Entertainment

Tony Hawk’s Path to Progression

Learning new tricks is a landmark of skateboarding. It’s a process that is not always groundbreaking or easy to understand from a non-skating perspective. I documented the journey of doing an NBD (never been done) on vert in order to give a better understanding of what it takes to be innovative in a sport that constantly evolves; hours of attempts and a sprained ankle for a 3-second clip that could easily go unnoticed… but worth all the effort as far as I’m concerned — Tony Hawk — via Youtube

Art

Geometric Pattern: Circle Strobe: Black/Cream/Gold

— by Red Wolf

Design

Lakeshore Residence / William Kessler

The unique floorplan of this home in Burtchville Township on the shores of Lake Huron in Michigan was designed by architect William Kessler — a disciple of Walter Gropius and the Bauhaus School — in 1976 with four triangular volumes joined like a sharp-angled hourglass and bisected by a hallway. With 490 square metres, the glass-box home boasts views of Lake Huron, colour-block cabinets, and plenty of floor-to-ceiling windows. A lower floor features a downright groovy red-shag conversation pit with fireplace. Located at 7738 Lakeshore Road, the home has been on and off the market since 2016 and is now asking $1,549,000 — via Curbed

Design

Theophil Studios / Frank Lapasso

This Frank Lapasso-designed art deco apartment in Chicago, Illinois has just gone up for sale. The block in Chicago’s Old Town, which is known as Theophil Studios, dates back to the 19th century. But in 1940, Frank Lapasso got hold of it and gave it the art deco/moderne makeover you see today. But the exterior isn’t the only selling point. The interior was reworked and maintains those good looks too. In fact, that’s the biggest surprise of all. Yes, it has been updated here and there, but it looks like much of the 1940 refit is still in place in this apartment — via WowHaus

Craft

LED Paper On Air Light Box / Andrew Jones

Use a Cricut Maker Machine to make incredible, beautiful lighted (illuminated) signs, using strip lighting, LED kits. This is one video of three in making various styles of light up signs, using a Cricut. Andrew shows you how to make an On Air illuminated sign, using the Cricut Maker or another Cricut machine, using poster board or 140lb watercolour paper. The sign is power by 50 red LED Christmas lights that are 5mm in size and plug right into the wall socket with ease — via Youtube

Art

Geometric Pattern: Circle Strobe: Colour/Black / Red Wolf

— by Red Wolf

Craft, History

Antikythera Mechanism 01 / Clickspring

The Antikythera Mechanism Episode 1 – Greeks, Clocks and Rockets, by Clickspring.

In this first episode of the Antikythera Mechanism project, Clickspring lays out the plan for how he intend to proceed with the reproduction — via Youtube

Design

TWA Hotel / Eero Saarinen

New York City’s John F Kennedy International Airport has a new addition that’s a blast from the past. The airport recently introduced its first on-airport hotel that pays homage to the former Trans World Airlines (TWA). Once one of the country’s largest airlines, it began operations in 1930 and shuttered its doors in 2001; the Flight Center at JFK closed that same year. The expansive space has since been repurposed into a luxury accommodation aptly called TWA Hotel.

The TWA Flight Center was designed by renowned architect Eero Saarinen and built in 1962 — just as air travel was becoming commonplace for the general public. It features sweeping lines and an airy openness that although vintage, still feels contemporary. Rather than fighting this style, present-day architecture firms Lubrano Ciavarra, INC Architecture & Design, Beyer Blinder Belle, and Stonehill Taylor highlight the mid-century modern look — via My Modern Met

Art

Geometric Pattern: Circle Strobe: Colour/White / Red Wolf

— by Red Wolf

Design

Freak NeXt / Ulysse Nardin

The Ulysse Nardin Freak NeXt (ref. 2505-250/00) is a unique concept watch. The movement is a calibre UN-25X, self-winding with Grinder automatic winding system, 12 Hz flying oscillator and Ulysse Nardin Anchor escapement, with a 70-hour power reserve. The platinum and titanium case is 45mm x 14.1mm in size, has a 30 metre water resistance, with a white rubber-coated bezel with Super-LumiNova — via HODINKEE

Design

Warrandyte Residence / John Hipwell

The house dates from 1965 and is described by the agent as a modernist sanctuary, the work of renowned architect John Hipwell. The agent also adds, unsurprisingly, that this perfectly-preserved house has had just one owner since 1965. Which is perhaps why the house looks so incredibly authentic. The guide price is $800,000 — via WowHaus

Design

Captain’s House / Roy Johnson

Located in Armonk, New York, this three-bedroom, two-bath home was originally designed in 1954 by noted architect Roy Johnson with many mid century elements in mind. But Johnson created the home for a ship’s captain, using subtle nautical references combined with the nature-forward tenets of mid century design. Six Half Mile Road is on the market now for $890,000 — via Curbed

Design

Black Shed / Mary Arnold-Forster Architects

More than a century ago, simple stone houses called blackhouses used to fill the Scottish and Irish countryside. Built with stone walls and floors and topped with a thatched gabled roof, the structures were primitive shelters for farm workers and animals.

Though the homes were exceedingly simple, they’ve proven to be stylistically influential hundreds of years down the line. A new house from Scotland-based firm Mary Arnold-Forster Architects is a modern take on the blackhouse, though it has little in common with its stony predecessor beyond its traditional form — via Curbed

Art

Geometric Pattern: Deco Sunset: Black/Cream/Gold / Red Wolf

— by Red Wolf

Design

1972 Honda CB350 / Merlin Cycleworks

This Honda CB350 comes from Merlin Cycleworks, which is run by 56-year-old Mark Kouri. Mark’s been an aircraft mechanic for over 30 years — repairing jets for United Airlines — and you can see his attention to detail in this amazing build. When he’s not repairing or replacing jet engines or fixing autopilots, he builds customs in his two-car garage at home — via Bike EXIF