Craft, History

Antikythera Fragment 05 / Clickspring

Antikythera Fragment #5 – The First Precision Drill Bit

There are a number of cutting tools implied in the wreckage of the Antikythera Mechanism, and one of the most interesting is the drill bit. In this video Clickspring explores a possible method of how an effective and precise drill bit could have been made in antiquity — via Youtube

Entertainment

Time Waits For No One / Freddie Mercury

For the first time ever, after four decades buried deep in the vaults, a previously unreleased version of Time, recorded in 1986 by Freddie Mercury for the concept album of the hit musical of the same name, has finally emerged after two years of work by the globally successful musician, songwriter and producer Dave Clark, a long-time friend of Freddie’s, using the song’s full title, Time Waits For No One. The song shows Freddie Mercury at his most compelling; a completely stripped-down performance, accompanied by just a piano, showcasing one of music’s most beloved and show-stopping voices — via Youtube

Design

Fosson Residence / Christopher Rose

Nature meets luxury at this sprawling home in a private golf club development in Arden, North Carolina. Built in 2010 for an artist and financier, the four-bedroom, four-and-a-half-bathroom home balances whimsy with some practical amenities. The shingle-clad house opens onto an expansive great room with a dramatic timber vaulted ceiling and stone wall. An octagonal master suite comes with 5.5m vaulted ceilings and a wall of windows that look out onto the rolling green hills — via Curbed

Art

Geometric Pattern: Arabic Tiles: Seasons / Red Wolf

— by Red Wolf

Design

Grey Lea House / Adams Associates

Andrew and Helen Berry’s passion for Art Deco inspired them to try and recreate all the glamour of the 1930s in a 21st century home in Surrey. The problem was that they had firm ideas on what the outside would look like, but less of an idea of how to work the interior. But like most Grand Designs projects, it all came through in the end and what you see here is pretty much what was created 12 years ago. The current asking price, which is £1,600,000 — via WowHaus

Design

Weston Ridge Residence / Mickey Muennig

Situated along the winding coast of California’s Highway 1, this modern masterpiece is perfectly positioned to soak up the otherworldly views of Big Sur. Renowned architect Mickey Muennig designed the five-bedroom house in the mid-1970s, and it’s recently undergone a $1.5 million restoration and expansion to bring Muennig’s vision into the present — via Curbed

Art

Geometric Pattern: Square Triangle: Monochrome / Red Wolf

— by Red Wolf

Design

Meyer House / Charles Eames + Robert Walsh

Charles Eames is best known for the moulded plywood chairs that became a mainstay of mid century modern design. But one of his earliest projects was this six bedroom, six bath home in Huntleigh, Missouri. Called the Meyer House after its original owners, the sprawling 675 square metre structure was designed by Eames in 1937 in partnership with Robert Walsh, and it’s now on the market for the first time in over 55 years — via Curbed

Craft, History

Antikythera Fragment 04 / Clickspring

Antikythera Fragment #4 – Ancient Tool Technology – The First Hardened Steel

One of the key tool technologies that needs to be explored around the Antikythera mechanism is the simple hand held file. So this is the second of two Fragment videos relating to the making and hardening of a set of custom files, using materials and processes consistent with the period — via Youtube

Design

William Thaxton House / Frank Lloyd Wright + Kirksey Architecture

There are only three homes designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in Texas, and this six-bedroom, six-and-a-half property — called the William Thaxton house — is the only in Houston. Originally constructed in 1955 as a modest 167 square metre Usonian, the home was designed for a wealthy insurance executive. It now includes a renovation from 1995 designed by local architect Bob Inaba of Kirksey Architecture that added 585 square metres. The renovation used Wright’s L-shaped, single-story building as a centrepiece, adding an enclosed patio, central courtyard, and expanded family room — via Curbed

Art

Geometric Pattern: Square Triangle: Dark Colour / Red Wolf

— by Red Wolf

Design

Casa de Vidrio / Aaron Bohrer

This five-bedroom, five-and-a-half-bath home located north of the city overlooking the Santa Fe Opera is called Casa de Vidrio, or glass house. The property consists of two structures: A 520 square metre main house and a 148 square metre guest house. Both structures sit on two lots that total 13.5 acres accessed through 24-hour security at Casas de San Juan. The contemporary design was built with art collecting in mind, as much of the house boasts ideal spots to showcase paintings, sculptures, tapestries, ceramics, and glass — via Curbed

Craft

Crayon River Table / Chris Salomone

Chris Salomone made a video where he tried out a new technique of melting crayons into the river of a waterfall coffee table. It came out looking nice, but got several questions about the durability. In this video he fixes the durability issue by adding a layer of epoxy over it — via Youtube

Design

Isla Lebe / Guillermo Acuña

When Guillermo Acuña decided to build himself a getaway on the remote Chilean archipelago of Chiloé, he did so with a perfect balance of rustic charm and modern touches.

Named Isla Lebe, the house is a series of three buildings, joined by raised wooden pathways that cut through the verdant landscape and protect the structures from high tides — via Curbed

Design

Regent No 1 / Regent

Perhaps you just like the old school look, but don’t feel comfortable with ageing mechanics. Or maybe you just like the idea of something environmentally-friendly. If that’s you, the 1960s-style Regent No. 1 electric motorcycle might be your perfect mode of transport — via Retro to Go

Art

Geometric Pattern: Square Triangle: Light Colour / Red Wolf

— by Red Wolf

Design

Sondern-Adler House / Frank Lloyd Wright

Originally designed in 1939 as an 84 square metre home, the Sondern-Adler House in Kansas City, Missouri features three squares that form the classic Usonian L-shape. In 1948 the home’s second owners hired Frank Lloyd Wright to expand the property to its current 275 square metres, adding a great room, a third bedroom, a carport, and two additional bathrooms — via Curbed