Calum Pryce-Tidd of deBolex Engineering is one of the most methodical and thoughtful bike builders operating in Europe today. And his philosophy is spot on:
It’s important not to tear up a great production bike to make something harder or less practical to ride, he believes.
So we retain the core of the bike, and then improve it with lightweight bodywork and upgraded components. This means more of the right stuff, and there’s a lot of the right stuff on this ultra classy Triumph Thruxton R — via Bike EXIF
Neuhaus (that is the name of the property) is a modern take on Bauhaus-style architecture. So a new house taking its inspiration from the past, all courtesy of Mark Vonderheide and local contractor Rick Johnson. It has had a price cut, but even allowing for that, $5,000,000 is a hefty price for anyone — via WowHaus
With the BR V2-93 GMT, Bell & Ross adds a simple but robust GMT watch to their best wearing and most handsome line of watches. The BR V2-93 GMT uses a 41mm steel case with a steel bezel (and aluminium insert), a domed sapphire crystal, a screw-down crown, and 100m water resistance. It comes only with a black dial, with a subtle date display at 4:30, and you have your choice of either a black tropic-style rubber strap or a steel bracelet with a fold-over clasp. Employing a large, bright orange GMT hand, the BR V2-93 GMT is powered by a Bell & Ross decorated ETA 2893-2 automatic Swiss movement (what they call a BR-CAL.303). Priced at $3,250 on a rubber strap and $3,500 on the steel bracelet — via Hodinkee
This cool modern home in Hamden, Connecticut, was designed in 1970 by John Dinkeloo, a founder of architectural practice Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo and Associates LLC with Kevin Roche, both of whom worked closely with Eero Saarinen.
Built as his own personal residence, the 343 square metre house features a boxy steel-and-wood construction over two floors characterised by dark wood-panelled ceilings and walls, oak floors, and walls of sliding glass doors that frame views of the 2.34 hectare woodsy site. Located at 145 Blue Trail, it’s offered at $619,000 — via Curbed
This perfectly proportioned CB750 isn’t from Europe or the States — it’s from the south of Brazil. Caffeine Custom was launched four years ago by friends Bruno Costa and Tiago Zilli, and they’re based in a rustic old shed in Caxias do Sul, in the mountains of Serra Gaúcha. This Honda—dubbed
The Mighty Four-started off as a 1979 tenth anniversary limited edition Honda CB750 — via Bike EXIF
Gamel House and was built in Scriven, Yorkshire back in 1967 to a design by architect Bill Bradshaw for his own use. The house took inspiration from mid century modern houses of the era (and earlier) whilst at the same time attempting to fit into the village setting, rather than stand out from it. The guide price for this one is £850,000 — via WowHaus
A home by catalan architect Antoni Bonet Castellana is on the market in the seaside city of Calella, Spain. Perched above and into a rocky outcrop, the modernist residence, which dates back to the 1970s, features a semi-circular design marked by strong concrete cantilevering volumes with arches carved into them that appear to fan out toward the water. It’s offered at 5.8 million euros, or about $7.1 million — via Curbed
The PlattenKreisel vinyl storage and record deck units are made in Germany, designed by vinyl collectors for vinyl collectors and circular spaces that are custom-made to store your vinyl. A lot of vinyl too. Depending on the configuration you go for, this holds around 1,500 LPs and 450 singles in protective sleeves or up to 1,900 singles and 850 LPs. That should be enough for most people out there. Each of these units is produced on demand by skilled cabinetmakers using sustainable timber supplies. Prices vary between €34,248 and €40,947 — via Retro to Go
This mid century residence, attributed to Herbert Burns, is located in Palm Springs’ Movie Colony East neighbourhood and also has some Hollywood pedigree to boot. Built in 1949, it was once the home of Joan Davis, a television actress from the ’50s. Since then, the 150 square metre three-bed-three-bath has been completely renovated, but many of its charming vintage qualities remain. Located at 1400 Tamarisk Road, the home is offered at $995,000 — via Curbed
Some houses have stairs, and some houses have glass bridges that lead you to a tower of guest bedrooms. This super modern Dallas home makes use of warm Texas weather with an outdoor skywalk that leads from the main house to a guest suite. Along the way, you pass by a poured-concrete pool, covered patio, and gardening beds. Architect Gary Cunningham split the four-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bathroom house into four levels, including a rooftop terrace that leads to the glass bridge. The 3,100-square-foot home, built in 2000 at 4404 Greenbrier Drive, is now on the market for $1,825,000 — via Curbed
This quaint mid century modern home in Naperville, Illinois, was completed in 1959 by architect Donald Tosi, a Chicago native inspired by the work of Frank Lloyd Wright and Bruce Goff, his mentor whom he had met at the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts. Tosi eventually became Goff’s general contractor.
Although it includes elements associated with both Wright and Goff, the 150-square-metre residence is wholly Tosi’s. Broad horizontal lines, wood-framed construction, sliding glass doors, and flowing interiors combine with whimsical details starting with the exterior’s bright blue paint-job, the round fireplace and brick hearth in the step-down living room lined with slate, the bright, primary colour-blocked kitchen with original Geneva cabinets, and what appears to be original bathrooms. Located at 1198 Lawnmeadow Lane, the house, which has only ever had two owners, is offered at $440,000 — via Curbed
The Lenvino Lecronos Race for Vintage collection is equipped with a 43-mm 316L stainless steel round case with a curved bezel. The domed sapphire crystal is known for its excellent scratch-resistance, and a screw-down, transparent caseback with a vintage car’s wheel rim design prints pattern allows a view of the movement’s laser-branded rotor and the motion of the balance wheel.The range comes in six colour combinations, with the option to choose the case and strap colours as the campaign concludes. Dial variations include dark grey and silver, black and silver, all black, dark grey and khaki, light grey and silver, and black with gold — via WatchTime
It’s almost hard to believe that this MC Escher-like residential building in Tokyo is actually real. Designed by local architect Akihisa Hirata,
Tree-ness House, as it’s dubbed, rises on a narrow but deep site in the district of Otsuka, reaching upward and outward toward the sky by way of protruding volumes, staircases, and terraces.
The concrete apartment features a façade that is notched with asymmetrical window boxes that appear to be folded, whose pleats and voids create built-in planters and terraces for greenery. Other volumes establish outdoor staircases that provide access to another level or to the roof — via Curbed
For this Baselworld 2018 refresh, the format remains unchanged, with a 41mm steel case sporting a wide steel bezel, chunky lugs, and the option of either the Pilot steel bracelet or a black leather strap. The design is nicely utilitarian, with a simple, legible, and balanced dial, with long hands, and a pop of red on the arrowhead tip of the seconds hand. Just as sport-ready as it looks, the Colt has an anti-reflective sapphire crystal, screw down crown, a solid steel caseback, and 200 meters water resistance. With a fuss-free and nicely-executed date function at three, the Colt remains a very solid everyday sports watch. The Chronomat Colt Automatic 41 uses the ETA-based Breitling 17 movement (base, ETA 2824) with time and date, and a power reserve of around 40 hours. Priced at $3,240 on a leather strap, or $3,620 on the Pilot steel bracelet shown in these photos, the Colt will not be without fierce competition from all sides — via Hodinkee
Modular architecture firm mi shack, worked together with their clients to design a modern home that was inspired by their deep love of mid-century architecture. Located in Fremantle, Western Australia, the house has been designed so that it can adapt as the needs of this family of two adults and three young children change over time — via CONTEMPORIST
MB&F first introduced the Aquapod back in January 2017, but it’s still the most recent Horological Machine, and a quintessential design from the brand. Today we get a third iteration of the Aquapod, rendered in solid grade 5 titanium with bright green accents. This version is limited to 50 pieces and joins the titanium/blue (33 pieces) and red gold/black editions (66 pieces), bringing the total number of Aquapods to 149. In addition to having Super-LumiNova on both the numerals that show the time via the two concentric rotating discs, and the automatic winding rotor, the Aquapod Titanium Green has three panels of extremely bright AGT Ultra (Ambient Glow Technology) around the flying tourbillon. With the lights out, this watch looks incredible. Price: $108,000 — via Hodinkee
Ferber House in Lake Arrowhead, California is the work of Palm Springs architect Michael Black. It one dates back to 1968 and is looking good on its 50 years. That’s perhaps because someone has done a bit of work to this one, but without taking away too much of the original character. $595,000 is the asking price, which works out at around £422,500 — via WowHaus
The simply-named Longines Military Watch was inspired by an early 1940s pilot’s piece that was supplied to the Royal Air Force during World War II. The dial of the simply but aptly named Military Watch bears what is easily one of the most impressive applications of
fauxtina that I’ve ever seen. Not only is the colour spot on, but the surface also has the tell-tale irregularities that come with age and use. Or at least facsimiles of them. On each beige dial there is a faint pattern of dots that have been applied at random, so that no two will ever look exactly the same. It’s a dial very typical of military watches from the 1940s, with a font that distinctly recalls the period and a railroad chapter ring for the minutes. The Longines Military Watch will be available in the second half of 2018 for a price of CHF 2,000 — via Hodinkee
This house in Hamble, near Southampton, Hampshire was inspired by the international style of the Crowsport Estate and at first glance, could pass for a 1930s original. But quite obviously this is a recent build. The house, known as Glashaus, was designed by Andy Ramus, Chairman of RIBA Hampshire and Director of multi-award winning practice AR Design Studio. It dates back to 2009 and was shortlisted for the RIBA Downland Prize in 2010. £1,150,000 is the asking price — via WowHaus
The H2O — offered in two different cases with two different-coloured liquids for the fluidic timekeeping — has a much more streamlined and minimalist look than its predecessors; HYT describes the case shape as
resembling a smoothed stone that has weathered time to perfection. The case — made of either black PVD-coated stainless steel or polished and satin-finished stainless steel — measures a rather voluminous 51mm in diameter, which is typical for the brand’s timepieces. Both HYT H2O models are mounted on black rubber straps with folding buckles (in black PVD coated steel for the black case/green fluid model, in titanium for the silver case/blue fluid model), both are limited to only 25 pieces worldwide, and both are priced at $95,000 — via WatchTime
The VTR Customs crew are all 80s motorcycle kids, starting their on- and off-road racing careers in the neon decade. So they know how to tap into that vibe. In the VTR storeroom, they found an 80s fairing from a GSX-R750; then they located a tail unit in their cellar — along with a PVM three-spoke wheel set suitable for the K100 — via Bike EXIF
This sprawling mid century modern home in Houston, Texas, was designed by local architects Lucian Hood and Phillip Willard, who built a number of homes in the masonry style in the late ’40s and early ’50s. Completed in 1952, the 270 square metre residence was restored as well as sensitively expanded by Los Angeles-based AREA Architecture in 1999. Located at 4127 Drummond Street, the property is offered at $1.275 million — via Curbed
Canadian architect Jacques de Blois designed this wacky fun house in 1972 in Saint-Damase-de-L’Islet, Quebec. Set on an impressive 30 hectares in the Appalachians with views of St. Lawrence River and the Charlevoix mountains, the post modern home features stacked blocks that together encompass a sprawling 2,100 square metres and include three bedrooms, two baths, and a number of common areas, portals, and terraces. Appearing virtually untouched with just a few updates, the property is offered at $875,000 CAD — via Curbed
Joel Sanders Architect renovated and expanded this midcentury modern home in New Canaan, Connecticut, which was originally designed in 1957 by John Black Lee, a modernist architect often referred to as the sixth member of the Harvard Five.
The New York City-based practice not only updated the interiors of the existing 290 square metre house but also expanded it — in accordance with strict zoning requirements that dictated that the addition be aligned with the back of the existing house, and with the integrity of Lee’s original design — via Curbed
It’s not hard to find a used KZ650 these days (or Z650, as it was known outside the USA), and Swedish builder Fredrik Pål Persson is a fan. Fredrik ditched a promising career as a chef to set up PAAL Motorcycles in the city of Malmö, and with three guys helping him, he’s cooked up 19 very tasty customs so far.
We built this project for a client, says Fredrik.
He requested complex shapes and straight lines. So we had to think hard when we designed it, but that’s also why the bike turned out so well — via Bike EXIF
Designed by AIA Gold Medal architect Joseph Esherick and completed in 1963 for the Bermak family, the multi-level wood-framed home towers above a sloped site in Montclair Hills and frames breathtaking views of the Golden Gate and Bay Bridges. Almost treehouse like in its aesthetics, the 222 square metre four-bedroom boasts a series of decks, balconies, walkways, cantilevers, and staircases that creates a dynamic space both inside and out. Located on a half-acre at 5999 Grizzly Peak Boulevard, the property is offered at $1.999 million — via Curbed
The H0 x Eau Rouge, like the rest of the HYT H0 collection, has a proprietary liquid-filled hours display which uses two liquids, one red and one clear, and is pumped in and out by two bellows, which in turn lines up with the chapter ring to show the hour. Minutes are displayed on the subdial at 12 o’clock, seconds at 9 o’clock, and the remaining power reserve (up to 65-hours) at 2 o’clock. Water-resistance is 30 metres. The movement is made for HYT by Chronode. Retail is $39K — via Professional Watches
An early modernist build from 1922, the Henry O Bollman Residence in Los Angeles, California was just the second domestic but from Lloyd Wright, commissioned by a contractor who worked with Wright. A bold one too, using pre-cast concrete blocks alongside standard construction techniques for something incredibly distinctive, even today. In fact, this is now listed as a Los Angeles Cultural Historic Monument No. 235 and focal point of the Sunset Square Historic Preservation Overlay Zone. $2,995,000 if you want this as your next home — via WowHaus
Built in 1969 by master architect Charles Moore in Peru in Vermont’s Bennington County, the nearly 370-square-metre residence rises like a jagged rock formation on 30 lush, private hectares and frames breathtaking vistas from nearly every room. Known as the Gagarin House, the largely original property boasts a number of Moore’s playful touches, including asymmetrical volumes, soaring spaces, and surprising built-ins. On the main open-plan floor, a living area with a Rumford fireplace, sloping beamed ceilings, and sliding glass doors flows into an equally bright dining room and into a kitchen that can only be described as
whimsical. Located at 94 Pierce Road, it’s offered at $1.2 million — via Curbed