Don’t Look At The Time. Look Into It!

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Over the years we’ve covered all sorts of watches, vintage timepieces, minimalist wristwatches, smartwatches, aviator watches, unconventionally modern and luxurious Swiss timepieces, and even one with an actual meteorite dial! However, we haven’t done justice to one particularly stunning style of timepieces. The beautifully bare, skeleton watch.

There’s a certain raw appeal in skeleton watches. While most watches go all out in designing a beautiful dial, encrusting it with rare materials, the skeleton watch relies on a timepiece’s inner mechanical beauty to captivate the wearer. Much like how naked bikes have a gritty/exposed yet appealing allure, the Griffin Emblem Skeleton Automatic watch let’s the automatic Miyota movement on the inside shine through, showcasing its intricate movement in all its glory. The stainless steel casing around the movement sits atop it like a crown would on a king. Encrusted with rubies, the Griffin lion insignia, and lastly a sapphire crystal glass above it all, the watch has luxury along with a layered design that gives the watch a depth that you don’t see too often in other fine timepieces.

The Griffin Emblem watch comes with a unique serial number on it, allowing it to have an identity, and also an engraved name plate, allowing it to be an extension of your own identity. The plate can be customised with either your name, or the name of a special person, or even a birthdate or anniversary date. With a watch that has such an intimate, exposed character, a personal touch just elevates the experience, making the Griffin Emblem Skeleton Watch not just a timepiece to wear, but one to cherish!

Designer: Alain Recuze

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Architreasure Weekly #2

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Having been overwhelmed by the response after our pilot episode of Architreasure Weekly, here’s episode #2! Architreasure Weekly is our weekly dose of 10 inspiring buildings and tall structures to give you a visual and literal high! Drop by every Friday to check the series out, and to be wowed by the massive grandeur of architecture!

1. The Eight Tenth’s Garden by Wutopia Lab looks almost like a large white corrugated paper structure! Inspired by the folding fan, this building is an Arts and Crafts Museum in Shanghai.

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2. Either Piet Mondrian inspired some great architecture, or was inspired by it… The Cefn Castell by Stephenson Studio is a simple yet serene building that overlooks Cardigan Bay. Look at how captivating the building looks, despite its “simple” geometric construction!

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3. The houses we used to draw as children looked so symmetric, didn’t they? The base and the roof were always proportionate and aligned. Not the cabin in Chamonix by Pierre Marchand Architects. The roof is designed to be disproportionate and cantilever almost 25% outwards, creating a beautiful shaded porch/parking, while breaking the monotony of traditional cabin designs! Perfect weekend getaway!

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4. Stained Glass art is old-school! This Double Duplex by Batay-Csorba Architects has a Matrix inspired front facade! The geometric swiss cheese style not only looks iconic from the outside, look at the way sunlight pours into the room in a dappled pattern! Beautiful!

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5. The Smile by Alison Brooks Architects looks like a smile, and is intended to make you smile too! One enters the installation from the center of the “mouth”, moving to one of the two sides to get access to an elevated balcony. Either admire the sunset, or click some selfies… you’ll be smiling for sure!

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6. We’ve actually covered the Kido Sushi Bar by DA Architects before, and we realized that it just had to be a part of this series! The sushi bar that isn’t famous for its food, but rather for its beautiful polygonal ceiling!

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7. Architecture and grids go hand in hand, but the Wake Space Up! Urban Eco-Balcony by Farming Studio implements the grid in its architecture in a much more literal sense. The dynamic ceiling and walls don’t just liven up the place, they serve as lighting and wall-mounted storage too! Three birds with one stone!

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8. The Mobile House absolutely dominated our website for months when we covered it first! This pre-assembled home designed by Ruzanna Andressa Oganesya comes completely ready to live in. It gets shipped to your location and fixed in place and voila! Instant housing!

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9. Check this vertical garden out. It doesn’t use soil to grow the plants! Relying on hydroponics, this vertical ecosystem by Shanghai based firm Sasaki is designed to grow spinach, kale, and lettuce… essentials in the Shangainese diet.

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10. This vertical waterfront holiday home by US based Lake Flato gives patrons on each floor a different and captivating view of the lakes and the countryside! Based in the Marble Falls, 50 miles from Austin, the Blue Lake Retreat is just the most ideal place to kick back this weekend! You’re welcome for the idea!

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Architreasure Weekly #2

architreasure_weekly2_cover

Having been overwhelmed by the response after our pilot episode of Architreasure Weekly, here’s episode #2! Architreasure Weekly is our weekly dose of 10 inspiring buildings and tall structures to give you a visual and literal high! Drop by every Friday to check the series out, and to be wowed by the massive grandeur of architecture!

1. The Eight Tenth’s Garden by Wutopia Lab looks almost like a large white corrugated paper structure! Inspired by the folding fan, this building is an Arts and Crafts Museum in Shanghai.

eight_garden

eight_garden_2

2. Either Piet Mondrian inspired some great architecture, or was inspired by it… The Cefn Castell by Stephenson Studio is a simple yet serene building that overlooks Cardigan Bay. Look at how captivating the building looks, despite its “simple” geometric construction!

cefn_castell2

cefn_castell

3. The houses we used to draw as children looked so symmetric, didn’t they? The base and the roof were always proportionate and aligned. Not the cabin in Chamonix by Pierre Marchand Architects. The roof is designed to be disproportionate and cantilever almost 25% outwards, creating a beautiful shaded porch/parking, while breaking the monotony of traditional cabin designs! Perfect weekend getaway!

chamonix

chamonix_3

4. Stained Glass art is old-school! This Double Duplex by Batay-Csorba Architects has a Matrix inspired front facade! The geometric swiss cheese style not only looks iconic from the outside, look at the way sunlight pours into the room in a dappled pattern! Beautiful!

double_duplex

double_duplex_2

5. The Smile by Alison Brooks Architects looks like a smile, and is intended to make you smile too! One enters the installation from the center of the “mouth”, moving to one of the two sides to get access to an elevated balcony. Either admire the sunset, or click some selfies… you’ll be smiling for sure!

the_smile

6. We’ve actually covered the Kido Sushi Bar by DA Architects before, and we realized that it just had to be a part of this series! The sushi bar that isn’t famous for its food, but rather for its beautiful polygonal ceiling!

kido_sushi_bar_1

kido_sushi_bar_3

7. Architecture and grids go hand in hand, but the Wake Space Up! Urban Eco-Balcony by Farming Studio implements the grid in its architecture in a much more literal sense. The dynamic ceiling and walls don’t just liven up the place, they serve as lighting and wall-mounted storage too! Three birds with one stone!

eco_balcony2

eco_balcony

8. The Mobile House absolutely dominated our website for months when we covered it first! This pre-assembled home designed by Ruzanna Andressa Oganesya comes completely ready to live in. It gets shipped to your location and fixed in place and voila! Instant housing!

mobile_house_1

mobile_house_3

9. Check this vertical garden out. It doesn’t use soil to grow the plants! Relying on hydroponics, this vertical ecosystem by Shanghai based firm Sasaki is designed to grow spinach, kale, and lettuce… essentials in the Shangainese diet.

vertical_farm

vertical_farm2

10. This vertical waterfront holiday home by US based Lake Flato gives patrons on each floor a different and captivating view of the lakes and the countryside! Based in the Marble Falls, 50 miles from Austin, the Blue Lake Retreat is just the most ideal place to kick back this weekend! You’re welcome for the idea!

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The laptop experience on your desktop!

The ProStation 3.0 makes life so much easier. It keeps all your desktop’s USB ports above sea level! Gone are those days of going down on your knees, trying to plug in your keyboard and mouse all the way at the back of the CPU. The ProStation gives you the laptop experience on your desktop!

Designed to minimize clutter on your tabletop, and also the clutter under your desk, where the CPU gathers cobwebs, the ProStation acts as a stand for your monitor, while also providing a dedicated space to stow away your mouse and keyboard. Made out of durable steel (enough to carry the weight of your heaviest monitor, the super slim ProStation comes with three types of card readers and a whopping six USB adapters (for everything from hard disks to webcams and microphones), with one of them being fast-charge enabled!

Designer: Monitormate

BUY IT HERE: $127.99 $213.00

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A Car with Good Posture

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Gotta love this triangular twist on the car! Called “Car2Go”, it’s more of a mobile exoskeleton that you can pop in and out of to get from point A to point B. Designed for urban spaces that are feeling the squeeze, it takes up very little space thanks to its ability to “stand up” when parked. In this position, it takes up only a slightly larger space than a large man. This means more room for parking and charging stations and, quite simply, more units available to share!

Designer: Chiaying Lu

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