Built Bill Gates’ home, then his own dream bunk-studio

He designed Bill Gates' 66,000-square foot home and a 139-million-dollar Portland federal building, but James Cutler was just as inspired building an 8-by-10 shed/studio with his daughter in their backyard.

“Everything in this world has a nature - institutions, people, places… There are things that land will accept and other things it will not accept and stay whole. The bottom line of that is I felt that our job once we decided to work with the nature of things was those things take on a will. And our job is to reveal that will, that spirit, and amplify it if we can.”

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Split Seconds: The Statement Makers From Watches & Wonders 2020 | MR PORTER

Some watches put a new spin on telling time; others reinvent it altogether. In this episode of Split Seconds, we run the rule over three watches from Watches & Wonders 2020 that are guaranteed to get people's attention, albeit in very different ways: the Ulysse Nardin Freak X, HYT H1.0 MR PORTER Limited Edition and the Montblanc 1858 Geosphere.

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