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nestled away in the foothills of san francisco’s gold coast neighborhood stands jonathan ive's $17 million USD five-level brick residence.
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the 760 meter long elevated walkway has recently opened to pedestrians, while allowing for improved water flow around the island village.
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an envelope clutch, ready-to-send box and institutional package allow consumers to easily ship the company's bottles of champagne.
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not too shab...
composed as a series of offset volumes, two floors of living accommodation are oriented around an infinity edge pool offering panoramic sea views.
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the two sustainably designed houses function as flexible volumes that can easily be transformed to interact directly with the environment.
from pandas in elevators to gorillas in bathrooms, the 'wildlife' series captures different animals taking photos of themselves in a stereotypical 'selfie' fashion.
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take an in-depth look at the NIKE mercurial superfly 10 football boot with design details shared exclusively with designboom.
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in the city's west chelsea district, the luxury apartment can be reached by car through a personal elevator that brings occupants directly to the 13th floor residence.
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a derelict building has been transformed into a luxurious cliff top penthouse that creates a feeling of openness and connection to nature.
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WATCH: the conceptual home cascades down the rocky incline of a steep cliff face.
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a linear house along a steep slope offers a vertically-organized program along a cliff's edge, enjoying all the subtleties of a unique site.
the masterplan references the movement of beach waves, with different characteristics of islands and seascape found throughout the residential escape.
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the crew could roll.
the high-tech 4-door saloon foreshadows BMW group's forward-looking fusion of exclusivity and innovation.
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can you guess which music legends are represented by the series of clever pictograms?
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a fabric curtain surrounds the elevated upper level, providing a stark visual contrast with the more permanent and physical structure.
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the multi-level facility weaves through and around the trees at the different stages of the forest ecosystem to teach visitors of the environment and sustainable technologies.
from bjarke ingels to antoni gaudi, portraits of contemporary and classic architects are drawn in their particular style.
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Little known fact: there are two truly integrated manufactures in watchmaking. One of them is Rolex, the other is Seiko. Don't believe me? Consider this – Seiko grows its own quartz crystals. No lie. Seiko was the pioneer of quartz technology, introducing the very first quartz wristwatch back in 1969 (and seen below). And now they continue to push the boundaries of quartz technology forward with their incredible caliber 9F, arguably the finest quartz movement in the world. As such, the watch I'm about to show you might just be the best looking, most interesting, and coolest quartz watch currently in production.
This is the new limited edition Grand Seiko with caliber 9F. Or, I should say with caliber 9F82 High Precision Quartz, because this isn't your average quartz watch. In fact, it's anything but. Seiko regulates its Grand Seiko Quartz watches to an astonishing +/- 10 seconds per year. PER YEAR. That is roughly what the average mechanical watch drops in a day.
The standards by which Seiko produces and regulates its 9F quartz movements are just astonishing, and I encourage you to read all about it right here. The thing is, because Seiko puts so much into these movements, it forces one to reconsider what to expect from a Quartz watch. Perhaps the most difficult thing to re-evaluate with a watch like this is the price – this is a quartz watch that costs $4,000. To me, it's absolutely worth it, but I would venture to say most watch loving guys on the street wouldn't be rushing to spend that much on a quartz piece, even one as beautiful as this. Thus, we don't see too many Grand Seiko 9F watches in the states, and that's a shame.
But, at Basel this year, we were shown the watch above, and frankly I don't think I could love it any more than I do. It is a limited edition piece, cased in a 37.2mm high polished stainless steel case with either a black or silver dial that simply look fantastic on the wrist. The black dial (my preference) is absolutely gorgeous, and has a matching date window (with instantaneous jump).
The black dial will be limited to 900 pieces worldwide, while the silver variation will be made in 1200 examples. The price for both is $4,000 even and while that is, no doubt, a lot of money for a quartz watch, I am sure this piece will appeal to a certain type of collector. The attention to detail on this new limited edition 9F is superior, the finish downright perfect, and the look as clean as can be. The fact that it's quartz just makes it even more special. Read more about it here.
Vintage Omega has long presented a great alternative to pricey world of vintage Rolex. Eric was kind enough to give you three great old Omega pieces for sale in last Friday's "What's Selling Where" round-up, but, when I came across the watch we have here today, I couldn't wait for Friday to show it off. You're looking at an Omega Speedmaster Reference 2998-1, which alone, is a great piece. The 2998-1 was officially the first Speedmaster to feature a black bezel (before that they were steel, like this, and you occasionally see a late 2915-3 with a black bezel). The 2998-1 commands a high premium over later 2998-x models because, well, it was the first of its kind and set the bar for all manually wound Speedmasters that would come after it.
This particular example is so, so good for a few reasons. The 2998-1 is rare on its own and to find an original one is a difficult task. And then, there is finding one, and finding one. What i mean by this is it is very common for 2998's to have lost original pushers, hands, dials, or bezels along their lives. And that's not to speak of how uncommon it is to find one with original paperwork. It just doesn't happen. This particular watch has all that, and more. It has literally everything you could ask for in a vintage watch.
Present are all the original hands, the original base 1000 bezel (incidentally, I own a 2998-1 and it doesn't even have this bezel. It has a slightly later base 500 bezel that i know isn't original, but it has clearly been on the watch a long time, and it looks great, so i let it go.), original dial, pushers, and crown.
But it don't stop there! No. This watch also comes with the original Omega bracelet that is even stamped 1960, as well as original box, original warranty card, and booklets. The amount of paperwork with this Omega is, quite frankly, more impressive than with any early Speedmaster I've seen in recent memory.
The overall condition of this all original 2998-1 with full package is also very impressive. Considering the rarity of this reference, let alone one that can easily be described as a "full spec" watch, with just about every accessory one could ask for, and considering this watch is now in Italy, I can assure you this watch will not be a budget buy. But, for a serious collector looking for a truly incredible Omega package, I'm not sure it could get much better.
You can see more about it right here.