Art

Geometric Pattern: Flower Circle: Garden / Red Wolf

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Design

Bookworm Cabin / POLE Architekci

The Bookworm Cabin is as cosy as its name suggests. Nestled into the woods 48km outside of Warsaw, Poland, the compact weekend home is custom-built for curling up with a book.

Entrepreneur Bart?omiej Kraciuk and interior designer Marta Puchalska-Kraciuk of Moszczy?ska Puchalska design studio worked with POLE Architekci to design the cabin for the sole purpose of relaxing and reading. Its timber walls are lined with bookshelves, while its large windows bring in loads of natural light — via Curbed

Design

Hasty Flaming Buffalo / Luuc Muis Creations

When Indian delivered a new Scout Bobber to young Dutch designer Luuc Muis, there was a catch: he had just 20 weeks to turn his ideas into metal. And to complicate matters, it would have to be an after-hours job. Because Luuc works full-time for the Harley parts specialist Motorcycle Storehouse and the helmet brand Roeg.

But Luuc delivered, turning his sketches into an incredible Scout Bobber called Hasty Flaming Buffalo, and built in the workshop of his friend Bert Jan of Outsiders Motorcycles — via Bike EXIF

Design

217 White Pine Canyon / Upwall Design Architects

The 1,143 square metre house in Park City, Utah looks worthy of a James Bond movie, with a curving, not-quite-circular shape designed by Salt Lake City-based Upwall Design Architects. The living spaces are housed in the main section, with soaring ceilings and a modern, expansive kitchen. Light wood floors contrast with a darker wood on the ceiling, and throughout the home there are huge windows looking out to forest views. 217 White Pine Canyon Road is on the market now for $14,000,000 — via Curbed

Art

Geometric Pattern: Pyramid: Seasons / Red Wolf

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Design

Blade House / Takt Studio

This modern house on the southern coast of Australia is layered with concrete. The project, from Australian firm Takt Studio, puts the material to smart use with an interior outfitted in cool gray and an exterior wall made from massive blocks of recycled concrete that climb upward into a tiered landscaping wall.

The property has two structures—the main house, which sits on a slope and has a large veranda that looks toward the ocean; and a smaller guest house called the Jenga House for its stacked timber façade — via Curbed

Art

Geometric Pattern: Pyramid: Dark / Red Wolf

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Design

Paxson Residence / Buff & Hensman

This Buff & Hensman house in Eagle Rock, California, has never been on the market since it was constructed back in 1968. Omar Paxson, a playwright, director and professor in the Occidental College theatre arts department, commissioned it, had it built and loved it for a long, long time. It is now in need of a new owner and perhaps a bit of work too — via WowHaus

Craft, History

Antikythera Fragment 08 / Clickspring

Antikythera Fragment #8 – Layout Line Visibility

Wine, wax, woad and yes, There Will Be Blood… all in an effort to discover the best ancient marking fluid. And Clickspring’ll let you decide how the blood supply issue might have been dealt with in the ancient shop – he’s guessing it might not have been much fun being the apprentice on the day the large dial was marked out — via Youtube

Art

Geometric Pattern: Pyramid: Light / Red Wolf

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Design

Estancia del Rio / Curtis & Windham Architects

Designed by the Houston, Texas, architectural firm of Curtis & Windham Architects, the compound consists of three distinct buildings: a main living lodge; an owner’s casita with a large library, two bedrooms, and two baths; and a guest building with two bedrooms and two baths. The home sits on a bluff on 1,500 acres overlooking the Chama River, Abiquiu Lake, and Ghost Ranch — landscapes frequently captured by painter Georgia O’Keeffe. Instead of building a multi-story mansion in this desert environment, the architects sought to integrate the home into the surrounding plateaus. Estancia del Rio is on the market for $12,000,000 — via Curbed

History, Wildlife

Meet the cat that guards the Hagia Sophia

Gli is a cross-eyed adorable cat that has been living in Hagia Sophia for the past 15 years. The Hagia Sophia is more than 2,000 years old and is one of the most extraordinary structures ever built. It has been a temple, church, mosque and museum through its long history.

See the Hagia Sophia through the eyes of Gli, the cat who guides — via Youtube

Art, Wildlife

Mural + Flowers / Red Wolf

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Art

Geometric Pattern: Pyramid: Flora / Red Wolf

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Design

Assen water tower / W ter Braake

This 1960s modernist water tower in Assen, Holland is an ideal Grand Designs project. The Assen water tower was designed in 1960 by architect W ter Braake, replacing an older water tower nearby. It stands around 34m high and consists of a hexagonal shaft and a cylindrical reservoir with a flat roof extending out above. The good news for potential buyers is that the tower and its water reservoir (which has a capacity of 550,000 litres) was renovated back in 2007.

This is being offered to the right person for a symbolic value of just €1, who has the most feasible and realistic plan for responsible re-use within three years.. If you want it, the subsurface and adjacent plots of the water tower must be purchased as well, which seem to be owned by the local authority. The extra outlay will mean you will need to find a further €14,280 before you begin your Grand Design — via WowHaus