Word of Mouth: Dublin

From a historical library to contemporary art hubs, some of the city's dynamic destinations

The arts have always reigned supreme in Dublin, the vibrant seaside capital of the Republic of Ireland. The city seems to have a preternatural ability to produce high-caliber artistic talent (from Oscar Wilde to My Bloody Valentine), so when we visited, it was with a focus on its art scene. From visual art to architecture, there’s no shortage of inspiration to fill a short trip, …

Esoteric Online Events from Viktor Wynd’s Museum of Curiosities, Fine Art + Unnatural History

Titilating talks from The Last Tuesday Society's eccentric agenda

To call Viktor Wynd an author, artist and collector barely scratches the surface of his bon vivant persona or his charismatic eccentricities. Founder and proprietor of Hackney, London’s The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities, Fine Art & UnNatural History and its upstairs absinthe cocktail bar, Wynd has a career that’s a labor of love—one that was upended by the pandemic. From his cottage in the English …

Interview: Waldan Watches President, Andrew Waldan

"These watches are only the beginning," he says of the American-made line he launched to commemorate his father's legacy

Oscar Waldan, the namesake behind Waldan Watches, was a Polish watchmaker trained by a man named Manek, a fellow prisoner at the Buchenwald Concentration Camp during WWII. Oscar, in between apprenticing for Manek, endured unthinkable conditions and torture under the Nazis, until liberated, when he fled to Switzerland. While there, he furthered his passion for watchmaking and maintenance, and formulated a plan to relocate to …