George Bamford, the man behind the Bamford Watch Department, knows a thing or many about customization. In taking a break from his normal Rolex duties, he set his sights on a car — the Bentley x Bamford Mulsanne Speed, to be exact. Created in collaboration with Bentley's Mulliner design department, the car features accents in BWD's signature blue, as well as PVD-treated, blacked-out wing vents, badges, and grille, a customized analog clock, seats covered in a mix of leather and Anthracite cloth, and a special carbon fiber watch case that sits in the space normally reserved for a cocktail kit. As you might expect, it's Bamford's personal car, and one-of-a-kind.
Built as a soothing retreat away from the city, Returning Hut allows its mountainous setting to creep into the home in novel ways. Most notably, a huge rock extends up from the ground and into the bathroom of the master bedroom, joining the brick-like stone walls in bringing the surrounding landscape inside. A double-height window wall also lets in the view, as well as plenty of natural light for the living and dining spaces, and in an interesting twist, the entrance can be found at the top of the stairs, lined in wood to match the upstairs flooring while cool tile dominates the downstairs.
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