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Mid Century Memphis Residence / E Fay Jones

E Fay Jones made a name for himself building airy structures in forested areas, many in the Ozarks. Measuring 400 square metre, Jones built this Tennessee home in 1964 to respect and highlight the serene forest on the 1.27-acre property. It’s a masterclass in the Prairie style; an interior of cypress wood, Arkansas field stone, and flagstone floors is carefully balanced with giant floor-to-ceiling glass windows that provides views into the trees outside. 5715 Sycamore Grove is on the market now for $1,795,000 — via Curbed

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Stone Ledge / Lyme, Connecticut

Located about an hour south east of Hartford, Connecticut, and halfway between New York City and Boston, this three-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath property is a newer house made to look old. Designed and constructed in 1990, the home was built for Albert Firestone and Norma Terris on ten acres and dubbed Stone Ledge. A granite and timber exterior sits among a Douglas fir forest, blueberry bushes, stone sculptures, and a 186 square metre tri-level granite patio. Reclaimed beams abound inside the home, matched with granite and wide plank oak floors. Nine-foot ceilings add to the airy feeling, as do the large windows found in the kitchen and guest bedrooms. 88 Salem Road, Connecticut is on the market now for $798,000 — via Curbed

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Geometric Pattern: Y / Red Wolf

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Wild Horse / George Woodman

George Woodman is the motorcycling nom de plume of master woodworker Sébastien Valliergues. He’s based in Biarritz and builds two or three bikes a year for fun. Wild Horse is a heavily modified Honda SS50 that’s as fresh as a mouthful of popping candy. It’s got plenty of zing too: the original 49cc air-cooled single has been swapped out for a 190cc engine, prepared by the pit bike tuner Stomp. Power is up to 22 frisky horses, which translates to a very lively ride on a machine with a wheelbase of just 1.18m — via Bike EXIF

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Philadelphia Navy Yard / Filthy Luker + Group X

This sea monster is an art installation by Luke Egan and Pete Hamilton — aka Filthy Luker and Pedro Estrellas — UK-based artists who have made an international name for themselves with gigantic inflatable tentacles. They were invited to create this temporary installation — just 45 days — by the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation — via WHYY

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Geometric Pattern: Star Lozenge / Red Wolf

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Type 16 / Auto Fabrica

The British shop, Auto Fabrica, will typically pick a readily available donor bike, completely transform it, and then produce a few variations on the design, tweaking it as they go. But for their latest project, they’ve chosen a very unusual donor bike—the legendary Norton Commando. Auto Fabrica’s client wanted a Type 6 — a Yamaha XS650 custom that that first surfaced three years ago. But Bujar, Gazmend and Toby weren’t keen on doing another XS650, so they’ve applied the styling cues of the 6 to a 1971 Norton Commando. And it looks even better — via Bike EXIF

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Oceanside Lido Residence / A Quincy Jones

Designed by seminal mid century Los Angeles architect A Quincy Jones, the house boasts the expansive interior spaces and indoor-outdoor integration often associated with Jones. At 142 square metre, the home may not be as large as Jones’s more famous designs, but the more modest Lido model still boasts the flat planes, angular roof, and clerestory windows so popular in the early 1960s. 3410 Las Vegas Drive is on the market now for $629,000 — via Curbed

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Horological Machine No. 9 ‘Flow’ / MB&F

Inspired by the dynamic profiles of automotive and aviation mid century design, HM9 Flow treads the path first opened by the HM4 Thunderbolt and HM6 Space Pirate, utilising a geometrically complex combination of milled sapphire crystal and titanium case elements. But HM9 goes beyond its predecessors, redefining what was thought to be possible in case

Reminiscent of a jet engine, the highly complex case encloses an equally complex manual winding movement, developed fully in house. Twin balance wheels beat independently on each flank of the Machine, while the central body reveals the gearbox of the HM9 engine: a planetary differential that averages the output of both balances to provide one stable reading of the time.

HM9 Flow debuts in two titanium editions, limited to 33 pieces each: the Air edition with dark movement and aviator dial, and the Road edition with rose gold plated movement and speedometer dial — via Youtube

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Geometric Pattern: Art Deco Star / Red Wolf

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Barton House Restoration / Frank Lloyd Wright + HHL Architects

After nearly 20 years and $2 million, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Barton House is once again ready for public appreciation. The house, built in 1903 in Buffalo, NY, is a shining example of Wright’s expertise in domestic architecture—but at the time, it was a gamble. The house is now open to the public for tours as well as private bookings — via Curbed

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Bolt #20 / Bolt Motor Company

This 1985 BMW K100RS from the Spanish workshop Bolt Motor Company is something of a template. The creases have been ironed out, the lines straightened, and the components tastefully upgraded. It’s a restrained yet skilled transformation, as you’d expect from an outfit that shares its home (and personnel) with a Formula 2 race team — via Bike EXIF

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Geometric Pattern: Falling Rectangle / Red Wolf

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South Perkins Residence / Walk Jones II

Located in east Memphis with views onto Audobon Park, this four bedroom, three bath mid century home offers a lot of style for the money. The home was designed by the prominent architectural firm Walk Jones II and according to the listing, when it was built in 1957 it was the first international style house in the city. 711 South Perkins Road is on the market now for $489,000 — via Curbed