Design

DAY41 / CODE41

The DAY41 watches feature a chambered-structure round case with distinctively shaped lugs along with an openworked dial that becomes an extension of the self-winding mechanical movement inside. Thanks to the thousands of women whose input was solicited for the project, CODE41 discovered that this type of mechanically driven timepiece would have a wide female appeal, despite the majority of ladies’ watches being powered by quartz calibres — via WatchTime

Design, History

Villa Majorelle / Henri Sauvage

After months of interior renovations, Villa Majorelle, the famed Art Nouveau residence in Nancy, France, will soon reopen to the public. Architect Henri Sauvage designed the gorgeously ornate house at the turn of the 20th century for furniture maker Louis Majorelle, who wanted to use the home, in part, as a display for his work. Like a proto home showroom, Majorelle filled the house with his furniture, as well as pieces from his artist friends — via Curbed

Design

Stealth Crow / Custom Works Zon

This custom from Custom Works Zon looks like it’s ridden straight out of a Batman movie. It takes the K1600 B’s unique personality, and meshes it with radical new looks and ergonomics. They call this latest BMW Stealth Crow, and describe it as a bolt-on custom that is easy and cool — via Bike EXIF

Design

Smith House / Mackay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects

The Smith House is really a cluster of three pavilions that together resembles a tiny village. The architects, Mackay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects, wanted to build the family vacation home in the style of classic Nova Scotian architecture—simple form, gabled roof—but add some modernity with the materials. The result shows how well that contrast can work — via Curbed

Design

Primo / Ambosstoys

You are looking at the Primo Vespa-style scooters for kids by Ambosstoys. This one, which has no official connection to Vespa or Piaggio, is described as being based on a vintage Italian model. But you only need to look at it to see its inspiration. A 1960s Vespa scooter. This is a quality affair too, not least in terms of construction. Produced from sheets of solid metal, it is welded by hand from a minimum of pieces, with some aluminium trim adding in some stability and a vintage look. There’s a faux leather seat too and wheels that wouldn’t look out of place on a full-sized vintage model. You are looking at $199 for one of these — via Retro to Go

Design

School of Architecture at Taliesin is Closing After 88 Years

The School of Architecture at Taliesin has announced the closing of the school after 88 years. The news follows the conclusion of a multi-year struggle back in 2017, when the school was approved to maintain its accreditation as an institute of higher learning. The decision was made by the Governing Board, as the school was not able to reach an agreement with the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation to keep the school open — via ArchDaily

Design, History

Beach House / Escondido, California

This historic stunner, dubbed the Beach House, is a marvellous juxtaposition of vibes. Located in Escondido, California, about 30 minutes north-east of down town San Diego, and perched atop a perfect grassy knoll, the elaborate Victorian looks like a real life dollhouse set down in a laid back tropical paradise. Built in 1896 and listed on the National Registry of Historical Places, the four-bedroom, three-bathroom residence truly lives out its period charm. The house has been painstakingly restored to its original glory — via Curbed

Design

UR-100 GunMetal / Urwerk

The Urwerk UR-100 GunMetal has been released in a limited edition run of 25 watches that feature a sandblasted and warm grey GunMetal PVD case finish. The resulting appearance is completely matte, adding a utilitarian, tool-watch feel that contrasts with the overall avant-garde design in an appealing way by placing all attention on the unique timekeeping and astronomical displays. The new UR-100, with its striking grey appearance and innovative astronomical displays, is now available for $51,000 — via HODINKEE

Design

Handmade / J&D Custom Co

Based in Vadodara, a city in western India, Jay D Patel of J&D Custom Co eschews digital assistants and sticks to decades-old methods of craftmanship. He’s now honed his skills still further with this compact and elegant Bullet Electra, which was Royal Enfield’s best-selling model for many years — via Bike EXIF

Design

Owen House / Christopher HL Owen

This 131 square metre, three bedroom, two bath contemporary in Rhode Island is located on Block Island, a vacation retreat 22km east of Montauk Point, and it was designed in 1975 by architect Christopher HL Owen. It received an American Institute of Architects First Honour Award for Best Vacation House, in no small part thanks to the property’s sweeping island views. But the design is also intriguing—curving, elongated towers sit on either side of walls of windows that make the centre of the home look like a glassy jewellery box. 924 Off Coast Guard Road is on the market now for $1,650,000 — via Curbed

Design

Saltdean art deco house / Brighton, East Sussex

This 1930s art deco house in Brighton, East Sussex is back up for sale and with a lower asking price of £750,000. The selling points of this Saltdean house are various, but top of the list comes the architecture itself and its position. But note that the house isn’t entirely original. The agency describes this as a beautifully restored art deco house and one that has been extended and improved over the years and particularly by the current owners — via WowHaus

Design

No. 25 / Origin8or

A fresh look at the iconic 1970s Honda, from Rob Chappell of Origin8or in Ontario, Canada. Instead of leaning on clichés, Rob’s given the CB750 hits of 80s and 90s muscle bike style, with some contemporary performance upgrades in the mix too. Only fitting for a bike that’s widely know as the world’s first superbike. Rob originally founded Origin8or alone, but these days he’s helped by a South African transplant, Adrian Taljaard. And they pieced this 1974 CB750 together from almost thirty boxes of parts that arrived in the back of a van — via Bike EXIF

Design

Mumbai office interior / Sanjay Puri Architects

Sanjay Puri Architects were tasked with designing an office in Mumbai, India, and as a way to add interest to the interior, they included perforated accents in three different areas.

The first area is an open and expansive reception space that’s used for seminars and entertaining. The large wall, which would otherwise be empty, has been adorned with geometric perforations creating an overall circular pattern — via Contemporist

Design

Oculus / Frank Fox

Significantly updated, but that hasn’t dampened the appeal of this 1960s Frank Fox circular house in Bellevue Hill, New South Wales. The house is known as Oculus and at its heart, the work of noted architect Frank Fox and still using the original footprint as the original — via WowHaus

Design

Hara House / Takeru Shoji Architects

The Hara House stretches along a street in Nagaoka, Japan, in the shape of a tent. Its steep, white, sloping roof rises into two pristine points and then travels all the way to the ground, turning the house into an exaggerated A-frame.

Takeru Shoji Architects designed the house for a family who wanted a supplemental dwelling to its main family house that feels modern, yet engages with its village surroundings. The tent shape allowed the architects to create ample outdoor space under one peak, where a large deck opens to the street and beckons neighbours to stop by — via Curbed

Design

Smith House / Craig Ellwood

Craig Ellwood’s Smith House in Los Angeles, California, USA is now up as a holiday let. According to the new listing on Boutique Homes, this 1958 design has been restored under the stewardship of James Tyler who one of Craig Ellwood’s associates and creative collaborators. You need to book this one for a month at a time, which is quite a commitment both in terms of your holiday allowance and the money needed to pay for a month here. It works out at around $13,000 per month — via WowHaus

Design

Terra Mar / Mickey Muennig

This three-bedroom, three-bath, 249 square metre home called Terra Mar was built in 1998 by Mickey Muennig, the famed NorCal architect behind Big Sur staples like the Post Ranch Inn. Guests are welcomed to the property through a private garden area with outdoor fire pit before entering the free-flowing house. There are no right angles in the home, and swooping lines, curved walls, and exposed wood are found throughout — via Curbed

Design

The Godmother Of Drumming Plays Down With The Sickness

Have you ever found yourself making assumptions about someone before you’ve met them? What about before seeing them play drums? From assuming she plays quieter instruments to not being taken seriously before an audition, Dorothea Taylor has heard it all when it comes to judging a book by its cover. She’s here to prove that you can’t always accurately assess a drummer — or anybody — by how they look. Check out Dorothea’s cover of Down With The Sickness by Disturbed — via Youtube

Design

1956 BSA A10 Rat Bike / Loose Screw

The Loose Screw is DIY-centric communal workshop based in the small town of Dachau, about 20km from Munich, it’s home to a collective of creative people who work on everything from bikes to furniture. It’s also a spot where you can rent space to wrench on your bike—either by yourself, or with assistance from the staff on hand.

Enrico Pauli started the Loose Screw two years ago, and balances his time between helping others and working on his own stuff. This ratty-but-charming 1956 BSA A10 is his daily rider, and the fact that it’s a little scrappy is completely intentional — via Bike EXIF