Design

Cherokee Park Residence / Guy Peterson

Built in 2018, the home was designed by Guy Peterson, a prolific Sarasota architect known in Florida for designing sleek residences with enviable indoor-outdoor living. This 424 square metre home is all white with long horizontal planes. Each room features expansive walls of glass and many have doors that lead out to a west-facing covered patio and kitchen. Polished concrete floors might be too austere on their own, but the design balances them with warm, custom wood cabinetry and thoughtful lighting — via Curbed

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Superocean Heritage ’57 Limited Edition II / Breitling

The original version of the Breitling Superocean ‘57 Limited Edition had a black dial, this new one instead sets the colourful hands and markers against a dark blue dial. Part of the proceeds from the Superocean Heritage ’57 Limited Edition II will benefit frontline healthcare workers in some of the most affected countries — via Hodinkee

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Oak Terrace guard house / Germantown, New York

Before Eleanor Roosevelt made history as the longest-serving First Lady of United States, residing at the White House from 1933 through 1945, she spent summers at a sprawling 1872 estate in Germantown, New York.

Part of that estate is now for sale. The property was the home of Roosevelt’s maternal grandparents, Valentine Hall, Jr, and Mary Livingston Ludlow Hall, whom she lived with after the death of both of her parents by age nine. They spent summers at the home, called Oak Terrace, which had a modestly sized gate house that guarded a much larger Second Empire-style mansion — via Curbed

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1975 ‘Czech’ Minarelli 50 GP Restoration / Cole Mahlowitz

When Cole Mahlowitz bought the bike, it was listed as a 1975-model Czech Minarelli 50 GP — a 50cc two-stroke racer with a six-speed box, and a claimed output of 16 hp at 14,500 rpm. But when the bike arrived, he had to dig deeper. Because although the motor was undoubtedly a Minarelli unit, it strangely had CZ stamped in several places. The now-defunct Czech manufacturer CZ never built a 50cc GP racer, so Mahlowitz took to the internet to figure it out. Experts on European forums collectively believed the bike to be a pet project from an engineer who was originally part of Jawa’s racing department. And the AMK Pisarky Brno stickers suggested that it was likely raced at the Masaryk circuit in Pisarky, a suburb of Brno in the Czech Republic – via Bike EXIF

Design

1974 time capsule house / Ramona, California

This 1970s time capsule house in Ramona, California is really something, especially if the colour green works for you. Okay, it isn’t all green, but that’s certainly the dominant colour in this one. This is the kind of house where pairs of sunglasses should be handed out at the front door. If you do want to move in, $375,000 is the asking price – via Retro to go

Design

The Arkitekt / Titan Motorcycles

Titan is based in Graz, Austria, and run by Michael Siebenhofer and Thanh Ho Ngo. Michael works on the design, building and engineering, while Ho helps out on design duties, marketing and running the workshop. The Arkitekt is most definitely not your typical BMW café racer. Based on a 1977-spec airhead, it’s suspended at the front by a girder built by Sven Denker, a German builder who runs the Custom Corner workshop — via Bike EXIF

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Round House / Leon Meyer

This 1972 Leon Meyer Round House in Piedmont, California is up for sale for the first time. The Round House wasn’t a one-off. This was one of a series of bold circular designs from Leon Meyer from this era. 30 were actually constructed with this one being house number eight — via WowHaus

Design

Excalibur Knights of the Round Table IV / Roger Dubuis

Swiss haute horologerie brand Roger Dubuis unveiled its newest Excalibur Knights of the Round Table watch — the fourth addition to this super-limited series (ref. RDDBEX0785). The latest watch features many of the recognisable features seen on previous iterations of this design, now updated with the brand’s latest-generation movement and a fully gem-set dial — via WatchTime

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  • Renovated Redwood Hose Station 8 / David Hacin
  • Renovated Redwood Hose Station 8 / David Hacin

Renovated Redwood Hose Station 8 / David Hacin

The imposing brick building started life in 1887 as a fire station in the Historic Hill neighborhood in Newport, Rhode Island. Redwood Hose Station 8 was an active fire station until 1912, after which the house functioned as an upholstery shop and then a triplex apartment. According to Rhode Island Monthly, in 2006 new owners realised that the building’s mortar was crumbling. A subsequent three-year renovation involved tearing the house down brick by brick and putting the home back together from the ground up. Boston-based architect David Hacin worked on the design, converting the sprawling structure into a livable three-floor residence with a two-bedroom guest suite. 118 Prospect Hill Street is now priced at $3,495,000 — via Curbed

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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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