Categories / Architecture, Property

Retro house: 1960s Matti Suurinen-designed Futuro House in Warrington, New Zealand

Retro house: 1960s Matti Suurinen-designed Futuro House in Warrington, New Zealand
Retro house: 1960s Matti Suurinen-designed Futuro House in Warrington, New Zealand

Now this is a rarity. One was spotted in France a while back, but now there is a 1960s Matti Suurinen-designed Futuro House in Warrington, New Zealand for sale. Few of these space age houses survived, so act quick if you want it.

More images and details at the WowHaus website

Categories / Cars and Bikes

Tribute Vespa – scooter with a mahogany finish by Digital Veneer

Woodscoot

Not just your average Vespa scooter, the Tribute Vespa adds a high-end polished wood finish.

According to makers, Digital Veneer, each brand new Vespa is transformed by craftsmen into 'an authentic and unique work of art', which includes everything from a mahogany mirror finish to a hand stitched leather seat, taking style prompts from 'legendary speedboats' and 'evoking the glamour and La Dolce Vita of the original'.

Each one of the Vespas carries a numbered limited edition silver plaque. Each one takes three weeks to make and would need to be shipped from New Zealand. Price? A hefty £8,995 to an even heftier £12,995, depending on which model of Vespa you opt for. More details and images on the website.

Digital Veneer website

Categories / Art and Photography

Sunday Best by Ellen Giggenbach

Sunday best

Looking for some unusual original art to brighten up your home? Boxbird have a selection of work by New Zealand artist Ellen Giggenbach, including the pictured piece, Sunday Best

Her aesthetics are clearly influenced by some 50s designers, such as Alexander Girard, but each piece is actually painstakingly created by placing hand-painted and cut paper onto board.

Each piece is produced in limited numbers, so move quickly if you like a particular design. Sunday Best costs £200.  

Buy it online