This asymmetric modern home designed by architect Arthur Dyson in 1996 occupies 1.8 acres in Coarsegold, California, just outside Yosemite National Park. Clad in patinated copper and redwood inside out, the 2,220-square-foot residence features soaring, angled interiors that incorporate the site’s rock formations to create a truly indoor-outdoor space. (Dyson was, for a short time, an apprentice of Frank Lloyd Wright, whose spirit is definitely felt here.) Located at 29800 Yosemite Springs Parkway in Yosemite Lakes Park, this gem is offered at $590,000 — via Curbed
We’d call this mid century modern home an instant classic — except, well, it’s always been a classic, ever since its inception in 1961. Designed by Palm Springs architectural designer Herbert Burns for Madge Phillips, the heir of Phillips Petroleum, the luxe residence screams laid-back glamour, which, given its location in the Historic Tennis Club neighbourhood, is only natural. It’s located at 310 South Patencio Road, where you can live like a minor royal for $2.35 million — via Curbed
An angular contemporary home featuring a double A-frame construction is on the market in Portola Valley, California. Originally built in 1957, it was completely remodelled and updated in 2014 by Carl Hesse of Square Three Design Studios, who designed a new structure to connect the two existing A-frames. Located at 135 Willowbrook Drive on 1.4 acres between a creek and a nature preserve, the home is offered at a hefty $6.55 million — via Curbed
For its latest Horological Machine, MB&F has once again teamed up with Stepan Sarpaneva, the independent watchmaker from Helsinki. The result is MoonMachine 2, which has an automotive-inspired case punctuated by Sarpaneva’s signature gold moons. There is one large moon (8.5mm in diameter, .45mm thick) set into the titanium winding rotor that you can see through the sapphire window on the case’s top, and two smaller moons (4.5mm in diameter, .35mm thick) utilised in the all-new moonphase display that is visible between the jumping hours and wandering minutes. The watch is available in three metal and colour combinations, each of which has its own distinctive character. Price: CHF 88,000 (both titanium editions), CHF 95,000 (red gold) Limited Edition: 12 pieces in each of the three configurations — via Hodinkee
Here’s your chance to live in a stunning work of contemporary architecture by Japanese architect Toshiko Mori, perhaps best known for her design of the Thread Artists’ Residency and Cultural Centre in Senegal.
Completed in 2007, the glass home features a minimalist design that is nonetheless striking for the way two rectangular volumes intersect, with the upper volume cantilevering perpendicularly above the lower one. Located at 90 Manitou Station Road, it’s offered at $4.95 million — via Curbed
The Carré H is an usual square watch that has been a part of Hermès’ collection since 2010, when furniture designer Marc Berthier first created it for the company. It has a slightly curved profile that both helps it sit close to the wrist and balances it out visually. These two new models of the Carré H maintain the basic shape, though it’s been upsized to 38mm x 38mm (from 36.5mm x 36.5mm) and the grey and black dials feature cross hatch guilloché in the centre that plays with the light in a really interesting way. Little pops of colour on the seconds hands add some additional levity and the overall effect is at once precise and playful. Price: $7,725 — via Hodinkee
A beautifully preserved mid century modern home by William Krisel is on the market in La Jolla, California. Built in 1962, it retains all the enticing elements of the era—with a few sympathetic updates — starting with its gently sloping roof, soaring tongue-and-groove beamed ceilings, and walls of glass. It’s offered at $1.549 million — via Curbed
Initially launched in 2016, Panerai’s Lo Scienziato Luminor 1950 Tourbillon GMT Titanio 47mm was one of the first examples in high-end mechanical watch making of a timepiece’s case being made with a method of 3D printing called direct metal laser sintering. Two years later, Panerai is presenting a revised edition of this watch, which still offers a wide open look at its tourbillon GMT movement. The difference between the model from 2016 and the one you see here is purely aesthetic: the blue of the hands is now matched by a blue flange and blue stitching of the leather strap. Reference Number: PAM00767 Price: €139,000 — via Hodinkee
While a lot of H Moser’s new releases iterate on already well-known forms (such as the Swiss Alp Watch and the Endeavour Tourbillon), this watch brings something totally new to the table. Inside the 42mm white gold Endeavour case is an orbital time display that uses a series of three spinning hour discs integrated into the Funky Blue dial and a central minutes disc spinning over the top to the display the time. It’s a different take on the so-called
wandering hours and one that presents a bold, graphic interpretation of the complication. Price: $32,000 — via Hodinkee
Greubel Forsey’s GMT watch may have a short name, but it’s one of the most complicated watches that they make. The watch shows the time in two time zones; there’s a world time disk on the back which takes into account Daylight Saving Time in the time zones where it’s observed, and most spectacularly, there’s a 3D model of the Earth which rotates once every 24 hours. The watch has been offered in several metals and dial treatments heretofore, but the newest version is by far the most visually elaborate. The dial now has a multi-level sapphire chapter ring, and the case has been decorated with Greubel Forsey’s signature
statement of purpose engraving. The globe is now completely visible from both the dial and movement side of the watch (unlike the original GMT, in which Antarctica was not visible). This newest version will be called the GMT Earth. The added level of visual complexity really underscores the appealingly mad-scientist high mechanical flavour of Greubel Forsey watches — as well as offering further scope for displaying their mastery of traditional watch finishing techniques, which is among the best in the world. Price: CHF 610,000 — via Hodinkee
When a Slovenian couple moved to Maui in the early 2000s, they opted to hire an architect back home to design a modern cliffside dwelling on Maui’s north coast. Ljubljana-based firm Dekleva Gregoric Arhitekti is known for giving a contemporary twist to local building types, and rose to the challenge of the windy 2.85-acre lot. The home recently hit the market for $2.4 million — via Curbed
Longines recently announced the Avigation BigEye Chronograph. A rather handsome steel chronograph with a vintage military-inspired aesthetic, the BigEye attempts to recreate the combination of appeal and execution that made the Legend Diver such a hit.
With a 41mm steel case, a solid steel caseback, and a tall box-domed sapphire crystal, the BigEye mixes a simple brushed finish with a dial design clearly inspired by vintage pilots watches. Longines says the BigEye is inspired by aviation watches of the 1930s and is a reissue of a recent addition to Longines museum — via Hodinkee
The Palm Springs estate of Pulitzer-winning author Herman Wouk, who published his last book at the age of 100 in 2016, is on the market for the first time in 40 years. In addition to Wouk’s storied residency, it was also the former home of actors Natalie Wood and Robert Wagner, from whom Wouk purchased the home for just under $1 million in 1983, according to SFGate. Located at 303 West Crestview Drive, the property is on offer for just under $2.5 million — via Curbed
A gorgeous home by architect (and UC Berkeley and MIT professor) William Wurster is on the market in Richmond, California. The modern home, which boasts sweeping views of the Bay Area, was built in 1938, with sympathetic updates and extensions made in the ’60s and ’70s and carefully maintained since then. The result is an instant classic, with a butterfly roof, high ceilings, large glass expanses and clerestory windows, wood panelling, original oak floors, and extensive indoor-outdoor living opportunities. Located at 229 Bishop Avenue, this remarkable property is offered at $1.55 million — via Curbed
The latest home from Faulkner Architects — a firm known for building dramatic modern dwellings — is an artfully boxy vacation home on Lake Tahoe. The clients, a couple with two children, wanted a space that connected with the landscape outside, enabling outdoor adventures like snowboarding and boating while also providing a retreat. Oh — and they wanted it to feel timeless — via Curbed
Walker Warner Architects together with Stone Interiors, have completed Hale Nukumoi, a contemporary beach house in Kauai, Hawaii, that has an open and casual floor plan.Located right next to a public beach, the house makes use of oversized sliding doors and a custom rain screen that close the house when desired for privacy — via CONTEMPORIST
Reconsidered and redesigned from the bottom up, the Neko Modern Cat Treelooks comprises a modernist architectural sculpture for a mere 1 million yen (that’s nearly €6,500 and $7,500!). The piece has been created by cat product company RINN who teamed up with Japanese designer Yoh Komiyama — via designboom
Estudio Manuel Peredo designed La Colina 17 in San Miguel de Allende, México — via ArchDaily
The Maestro Mamba is a new version of the Maestro that was introduced last year by Christophe Claret. This new version has a titanium case that measures the same 42 mm x 16.06 mm, topped with a massively domed sapphire crystal, and powered by the same hand wound movement which beats at 3Hz, has 346 components, 33 jewels, and a 168-hours (thanks to two series-coupled barrels). Distinguished by Charles X stepped and skeletonised bridges, with 26 interior angles, a signature of Christophe Claret, the movement is now matte black which makes the green or orange hand-engraved mamba snake body that is coiled around the movement really stand out. These two 28-piece limited editions each retail at CHF 96,000 — via Professional Watches
Inspired by the shape of a butterfly when it closes its wings, Valerie Schweitzer Architects’
Butterfly Studio is a sculptural detached office full of cleverly placed windows that target views toward the yard rather than the main house for a sense of privacy and seclusion. Set in the backyard of a home in Westport, Connecticut, the design recently won an American Architecture Prize in the small architecture category — via Urbanist
Designed by Strand Design, this Minneapolis residence is envisioned as a modern ranch, blending the pool-and-cabana style of West Coast ramblers with warm, natural materials fit for the northern climate and woodland surroundings.
Covering 420 square metres, the hillside Theodore Wirth Ranch indulges in high-ceilinged, open-plan living spaces ideal for entertaining, with wall-to-wall views of the retreat-worthy setting. The interior material palette includes clear timber, sandstone, marble, cork, concrete, and steel, all highlighted against white walls and ceilings — via Curbed
Designed by architect Takashi Okuno, the U-shaped residence in Japan’s Ehime Prefecture has a two-story wing on one side of the courtyard, which contains a double-height open-plan living and dining area and two bedrooms on the second floor. The built-in sliding doors to the courtyard deck encourage the
free-flowing indoor-outdoor contemporary lifestyle — via Curbed
The Savage, this 1978 BMW R75 is a blend of both materials and styles.
After fifty-plus Ironwood projects, this is my first actual iron-and-wood bike, Amsterdam-based Arjan van den Boom of Ironwood Motorcycles observes.
It’s a bit of both worlds—a scrambler setup, with the stance of a cafe racer and a cruiser twist — via Bike EXIF
Heiwa MC’s Kengo Kimura sourced the 1971 Triumph TR6 donor in the US, but there’s little left of the original. When he got it, it was a beat-up chopper with a diamond tank, in dire need of a makeover. He envisioned something straight, sleek and narrow, and set about building it—from scratch — via Bike EXIF
Shirazian Studio designed Damavand Villa in Iran — via ArchDaily
Reddish-brown corten steel compliments surrounding dark browns and lush greens in this Ukrainian forest retreat, its horizontal planes pushing the building out to meet the surrounding trees. Known for their use of weathering steel, Sergey Makhno Architects wrapped their latest work with a combination of corten and mesh, the latter to foster the growth of ivy, further connecting nature and architecture — via Urbanist
As beautiful as they come is this 1954 gem in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, designed by famed Japanese-American architect George Matsumoto and built by Frank Walser, an independent contractor known for executing many modernist homes in and around Raleigh. The 250 square metre residence was originally designed for Milton Julian and his family. Located at 101 Ledge Lane just two blocks from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the home is offered at $595,000 — via Curbed