Thursday, March 23, 2017

A Modern Home in Southern California

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Project: Wabi House Architect: Sebastian Mariscal Studio 

If good fences make good neighbors, then Shino and Ken Mori are the best neighbors ever. They invite us past the charred cedar facade of their Southern California home. Via : dwell.com

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Ruote Fiere's Suzuka Endurance

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Ruote Fiere makes unique motorcycles on customer commission, basing on different engines. Born from a Davide Caforio’s idea, takes forward a non-stop research of improvement and evolution of the imaginary. A particular attention on details and inspiration from the history of motorcycling and design is the focus of the development of Ruote Fiere, to create “exemplaries”, proud and timeless. info@ruotefiere.com

Friday, March 17, 2017

Moto Guzzi Airtail

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With a name like "Death Machines of London" one does not expect (or want) a delicate approach to designing custom motorcycles, and their newest creation is no exception. Built out of the remains of a 1981 Moto Guzzi Lemans MK2, the Airtail is as idiosyncratic as a bike can be, yet in its design one can palpably feel the care the team has put into making something its owner can call one of a kind. Text by Nathaniel Barlam via : dwell.com

Monday, March 13, 2017

The Adelman House

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The Kubala Washatko Architects firm has renovated a Frank Lloyd Wright house near the city of Milwaukee, adding a pool house that was informed by the home's original site plan. The Adelman House is located in Fox Point, a Milwaukee suburb that is bordered by Lake Michigan. It is situated on a partially wooded lot with a ravine. The family dwelling was built in 1948 for a young couple, Albert and Edith Adelman, and their three sons. Today, the 2,600-square-foot (242 square metres) home is still occupied by members of the Adelman family. Via : dezeen.com

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Dan Talbot's Triton

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By Dan Talbot - Pictures by Graham Hay

Back in the days before fibreglass and plastic, the top choice in lightweight materials for racing and specialist manufacturers was aluminium and alloy.The Airstream was designed in the 1930s by Hawley Bowlus, an engineer, artisan and close associate of aviator Charles Lindenbergh. Bowlus saw a potential commercial use for left-over aluminium parts from the aviation industry, and the Airstream, a cross between an aircraft and a motorhome was born. Just as Bowlus recognised an opportunity to use all those left-over plane parts, giving birth to the Airstream, so some enterprising person could see value in those surplus Featherbed chassis. A big Triumph twin engine in one hand, a Norton chassis in the other, and the Triton was born. The Triton featured here came to me as an unfinished project with a 1956 T6 Triumph Thunderbird 650cc engine in a McIntosh replica Featherbed frame. I owned a ‘56 Thunderbird for many years and before that it belonged to my father. Back in the late 1970s Dad and I both rode 750 Bonnevilles. They were great days on great bikes but we moved on and our Triumphs were eventually consigned to memories, until 1997 when Dad spotted the T-Bird and decided we must have it! More HERE

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Manufrance

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Manufrance was the trade name of Manufacture Francaise d'Armes et Cycles de St.Etienne, a French mail order company which was situated in the manufacturing town of St. Etienne since 1888. The first French mail order company, it mainly specialised in shotguns (Robust, Falcor, Ideal, Simplex) and bicycles (Hirondelle); however, they covered other products, ranging from fishing rods to household items, such as wall clocks. Most of the products sold by Manufrance were made by third party manufacturers, then labeled and retailed by Manufrance.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Gordon Parks

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Gordon Parks was an American photographer, musician, writer and film director, who became prominent in U.S. documentary photojournalism in the 1940s through 1970s—particularly in issues of civil rights, poverty and African-Americans—and in glamour photography. What have we done ? we all have been scandalized by apartheid in south africa which took place from 1948 to 1991 and we fought against it but what about segregation which took place in America until 1967 ? Nothing, just nothing. I allways thought that talking the same way about slavery and segregation was nonsense and too easy.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Mongolian Men Hunting With Eagles

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Photographs by Palani Mohan - Text by Gregory Barber

Photographer Palani Mohan captures the last of the burkitshi, holders of an ancient tradition. The hunter climbs high into the mountains in search of his new bird, looking to sharp clefts in the splintered rock faces where golden eagles usually make their roost. He snatches a four-month-old eaglet—old enough to hunt and survive without her mother, but not too old to adjust to a new life among people—and takes her back to his home, where he feeds her yak, sheep, and horse meat by hand. The meal is the start of a lasting bond. For the next decade or more they will be inseparable partners, returning to the mountains to hunt each winter, when their prey—foxes and, at times, wolves—betray themselves with fresh tracks in the ice and snow. Source