Craft, History

Antikythera Mechanism 08 / Clickspring

Antikythera Mechanism Episode 8 – Making The Mean Lunar Sidereal Train

In this video Clickspring makes the gearing that calculates the mean sidereal period of the #dearMoon, and has a closer look at some of the mechanical limitations of the device — via Youtube

Design

Granada Hills Residence / Joseph Eichler

Known for thousands of glass-filled, boxy homes from the 1950s and 60s, Joseph Eichler was the developer of this four-bedroom, two-bath home in Granada Hills, about 30 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles. Constructed in 1964, the slant-roof home is open and airy, with Eichler’s signature floor-to-ceiling windows that let in plenty of light. Original features abound, including 1960s globe light fixtures, the original Saturn front-door hardware, and the home’s original white Helvetica address numbers on black squares — via Curbed

Art

Geometric Pattern: Quarter Circle: Seasons / Red Wolf

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Design

Honda S90 Electric / Aaron Laniosz

The Deus contest is now a global event, and attracts a weird and wonderful selection of amateur builds. This year’s overall winner was a humble Honda S90 converted to electric power. It beat out over 200 other entries and was built for the princely sum of just $929. The man behind the moped is Aaron Laniosz, a designer who moved to California after finishing a Master of Architecture degree in Illinois — via Bike EXIF

Art

Geometric Pattern: Chevron: Bright / Red Wolf

— by Red Wolf

Art

Geometric Pattern: Chevron: Light / Red Wolf

— by Red Wolf

Design

Pavilion House / William Rupp

Nowhere does Sarasota’s architecture shine more than in Lido Shores, a sandbar neighbourhood full of modernistic homes dating to the 1950s. Take this three-bedroom, three-bathroom home located just a few blocks from the water. Designed by renowned architect William Rupp and called the Pavilion House, the home showcases the Sarasota School’s affinity for open floor plans, indoor-outdoor living, and large planes of glass — via Curbed

Design

Casa del Lago / Taller de Arquitectura Contextual

This house knows how to make the most of a pop of colour. Tucked away on a verdant plot of land in Merida, Mexico, Casa del Lago is all neutral tones and concrete, save for a handful of sun yellow doors. Taller de Arquitectura Contextual (TACO) designed the house as part of a development where all the homes share a pond in the back. The home stretches into a wedge shape and is surrounded by lush greenery that softens the concrete and gives the space a warm, tropical atmosphere — via Curbed

Art

Geometric Pattern: Chevron: Deco / Red Wolf

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Craft, History

Antikythera Fragment 07 / Clickspring

Antikythera Fragment #7 – Precision Soft Soldering

Continuing on with the investigation of what it was like inside the ancient workshop, here’s a closer look at another of the demonstrated techniques: The precise joining of metal using soft solder — via Youtube

Design

Circle Close Residence / William Kaeser

Built in 1952, the home was designed by noted Wisconsin architect and Frank Lloyd Wright contemporary William Kaeser. Despite choosing Cranbrook Academy of Art over Taliesin in his youth, Kaeser’s prolific career was clearly influenced by Wright’s organic principles. Long horizontal lines mark the exterior, and the home features overhanging roofs, multiple walkout patios, and an affinity for Usonian principles.

The home sits on a quiet cul-de-sac in the coveted Shorewood Hills neighbourhood on a wooded, oversized lot. If this looks like your Wisconsin dream, 3408 Circle Close is on the market now for $1,050,000 — via Curbed

Design

Max & Arlyne Hurwitz House / Herb DeLevie

Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright disciple Herb DeLevie, this mid century gem is full of quirky details. The Max & Arlyne Hurwitz House sits just outside of down town in Madison, Wisconsin, on a tree-lined plot of land.

DeLevie, a student of Wright’s at Taliesin, designed the four-bedroom, three-bathroom home in 1966, and it’s filled with striking features like a giant stone fireplace and angled walls, all sorts of nooks, plus amenities like a sauna and wet bar. The house opens into an entryway framed by 15-foot double doors. Inside, the home has an open-plan layout with split levels connected by multiple staircases.

Located at 202 N Blackhawk Avenue, this gem is now on the market for $549,900 after a recent price drop — via Curbed

Technology

How we make pencils / Faber-Castell

Producing 2.3 billion pencils a year and being in the business for over 257 years, Faber-Castell has a sound know-how of how quality pencils are made. Have a look behind the scenes of their manufacturing — via Youtube

Design

Abandonen Toda Esperanza / Patricio Castelli

Patricio Castelli knows this hustle all too well. He’s based in Argentina, where he specialises in shaping aluminium for motorcycle and car projects. But his clients never commission truly radical stuff, so he occasionally builds something outrageous for his own delight. And if you’re wondering just how outrageous it gets, how about an aluminium-clad scoot that looks like it rolled out of a 1950s sci-fi epic? — via Bike EXIF

Design

Skyscape House / WARchitect

From luxury penthouses to sky-high secret slums, urban rooftop architecture is like a hidden world of its own, often invisible from street level. Most of us go about our daily lives in the city never knowing what exists right above our heads. In Bangkok, architecture firm WARchitect has completed a new example: an exclusive modern getaway that takes full advantage of panoramic views and a lack of prying eyes with lots of glass walls — via Web Urbanist

Design

Super Sea Wolf 53 Compression ‘Blue Lagoon’ / Zodiac

The Zodiac Super Sea Wolf 53 Compression Blue Lagoon watches are the references ZO9274 and ZO9275. The former comes with a silver dial, an orange hand, a steel bracelet, and the blue lagoon bezel, while the latter has a blue lagoon dial, a black bezel with red accents, a red hand, and a rubber strap. They’re both 40mm, they’re both made of stainless steel, and they’re both powered by no-nonsense STP 3-13 automatic movements. And, importantly, they both highlight that piercing blue colour. On a rubber strap, the ZO9275 is priced at $1,095 and the ZO9274 on the bracelet is just a few hundred dollars more at $1,395 — via Hodinkee

Design

Joseph Eichler Residence / Claude Oakland

Known for thousands of glass-filled, boxy homes from the 1950s and 60s, Joseph Eichler was the developer of this Claude Oakland-designed home in Orange County, California. Constructed in 1964, the four-bedroom, two-bath home has been freshly remodelled with authenticity in mind. Original features include Arcadia aluminium sliding doors, mahogany panelling, interior door hardware, and 1960s light switches. An open floor plan allows enough space for a dinette off of the kitchen, and Eichler’s signature floor-to-ceiling windows let in plenty of light — via Curbed

Craft, History

Antikythera Mechanism 07 / Clickspring

The Antikythera Mechanism Episode 7 – Making The Saros & Exeligmos Train

In this video Clickspring makes the gearing that drives the eclipse prediction function of the mechanism. Be sure to check out the reference links below for more info on the Saros cycle, and other eclipse related stuff.

[EDIT: At 2:57 there is a typo – the final number in the denominator of the upper expression should be a 30 as per the sketch rather than 90 – Cheers 🙂 ] — via Youtube

Art

Geometric Pattern: Chevron: Dark / Red Wolf

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