Martin Frost is the last working fore-edge painter in the world. Dating back centuries, the delicate art form places intricate scenes on the side of books, cheekily hidden beneath gold gilded pages.The art form, which dates back to the 1600s, involves painting pictures on the edges of books that remain hidden unless the pages are pulled in a specific way. The beautiful paintings are only visible to the trained eye, but once you unlock the secret, you'll find pure magic.
Occupying a narrow lot in Kew, Australia, the Molesworth Street House transforms an Edwardian period home into a modern marvel. The location of the existing house was plagued with obstacles, setting the stage for a long extension. Utilizing the original structure's entrance hallway, the new construction expands through the slim lot. The new addition offers a statement staircase and wine wall, an internal light court, and a main living area in the rear fitted with contemporary styling and sleek clean lines. Rotating screens open to expose panels of glass that fill the tunnel-like volume with natural light while bi-fold doors open to a backyard terrace.
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They call it a circus for good reason. The Formula One schedule crisscrosses the globe, sometimes racing on consecutive weekends thousands of miles apart. Getting everything torn down and set back up requires an insane amount of planning, and each team has their own logistics expert.
British designer Paul Smith is one of the most stylish men in the world, and a true creative genius who has managed to stay on the cutting edge of style ever since he opened his first shop in 1960. Bold stripes, known as the "Artist Stripe", have always been his hallmark and he's applied them to many fashion items as well as various design icons over the years. Until now, however, he's never done so with an iconic Porsche 911. In collaboration with U.K. Porsche customizer Sports Purpose, they have just produced one of the most beautiful art cars ever made and it's one we'd kill to own.
Just as its name implies, the Chameleon Villa disguises itself to blend into the lush Bali landscape. The home is built on a steep slope. Its concrete facade emerges from the mountainside like an ancient temple. Draped in greenery, its clean lines fade away. The interior draws inspiration from traditional Balinese architecture, comprising itself of multiple pavilions. Each one houses a different function, allowing them to flow freely or be closed off as desired. To further immerse the structure in the natural setting, floor-to-ceiling glazing lets in views of the surrounding forest in while also drawing guest out to a series of balconies and terraces.
Custom made to order from sustainably forested lumber, the Blue Fox Wood Basketball Hoop lets you enjoy some casual mini-hoops without adding a child's toy to your home or office. Its backboard is stained with a weathered gray wash and finished with a protective semi-gloss varnish, and is paired with a US-made 9" diameter black steel rim with matching black net. Finding a matching black ball is entirely to you.