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Planchonella House

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via thecoolist.com | photos © Sean Fennessy / Ben Hosking

This is the kind of retro modernism you might expect to find in the Hollywood Hills. Far from it. The Planchonella House by Jesse Bennett is a new contemporary home in Australia’s tropical northern reaches. It’s a wild, wavy concrete home that is perched high above the rain forest floor. It is grand in design, but intimate in spirit — crafted in a way that brings the forest experience into every space within.
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Hyundai Card Card Factory, Seoul

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via wallpaper.com

If you ever wondered what a credit card production facility looks like, a visit to the Hyundai Card Card Factory is just what the doctor ordered. Located in the company’s headquarters in Yeouido, the heart of Seoul’s financial district, this brand new project by Hyundai has just opened its doors to the public, offering unprecedented, behind-the-scenes access to its manufacturing spaces.
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off-the-grid living

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via designboom.com | photos © Florian Holzherr

Located in the middle of a barren desert landscape in New Mexico, New York-based MOS architects have designed the ‘Element House’ funded and built by the Museum of Outdoor Arts. Sitting as a cluster of silver volumes, the SIPS (structural insulated panel) home is a single entity, designed to function independently by employing passive systems such as solar power, LED lighting and recycling water.
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In Residence: Fernando Romero

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via nowness.com

The architect opens up his modernist Mexican villa for the first time

“To me, this house is the ultimate modernity dream come true,” says Fernando Romero of the two-story, mid-century gem he calls home. “It is extremely flexible for all types of activities: for family, for socializing, for living.” Designed in 1955 by homegrown architect Francisco Artigas, the house is located in the leafy suburbs of Mexico City, adjacent to one of largest city parks in the Western Hemisphere, Bosque de Chapultepec.
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The mysterious limited-production fragrance house guided by Carlos K

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via hungertv.com | photo © Laura Johnson

In a secret location near Marfa, Texas mysterious there is a small perfumery – a lab – where fascinating fragrances come to life. Guided by the talent of Mr. Kusubayashi, A Lab On Fire is a limited-production fragrance house built on collaborations with the brightest talents in the perfume industry. No one knows exactly how A Lab On Fire operates, or how Carlos Kusubayashi works.
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Ferrari 488 Spider

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via hypebeast.com

There are a few feelings more liberating than retracting the car’s roof while cruising on a road. In Ferrari’s new 488 Spider, which was just announced today, that feeling is likely due for a stallion-stamped embellishment. Here we find the Italian luxury sports car manufacturer releasing a powerful – about 661 horsepower, to be specific – new update to the Spider family.
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