Baselworld 2018: Futuristic Novelties from Rebellion Timepieces

Wristwatches that defy traditional time-telling language and function

If their name lacks recognition, it can be blamed on their youth (a spritely 11 years young in a landscape of centuries-old Swiss brands) or their limited production (just 300 watches per style), but Rebellion Timepieces is not a small brand. In fact, it’s a division of Lemo, a larger corporation that has manufactured a variety of proprietary push-pull connectors since 1946 (as well as …

Maison & Objet 2018: Wall Clocks

As a concept, time can be complex, but these timepieces are simply stunning and direct

Time is a complex concept, yet we’re all familiar with ideas about how time flies, time is money and time is a luxury. During 2018’s Maison & Objet, it was evident that time can be decoration, as well. Among the countless gadgets and design objects on display at the Parisian fair, wall clocks were not only numerous, but impressiveand sometimes transformed the way we perceive …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Magic mushrooms, moon dust, nudes and nature in our look around the web

1. Chameleons of the Art World: The Humans of Frieze New York Frieze New York 2017 has ended but the visual treats keep coming. In a hilarious, sweet mockumentary by W magazine, the island-based art fair and its curious attendees are explored in a wildlife documentary style. Called “Chameleons of the Art World: The Humans of Frieze New York,” the short film was written by …

Marc Newson’s $12,000 Collaborative Hourglass for Hodinkee

Esoteric and mesmeric are two words industrial designer Marc Newson uses to describe his new collaborative product (with watch expert website HODINKEE) an hourglass. It’s far more than these descriptors however. This time-counting apparatus documents 10 minute cycles, and does so with roughly 1.3 million copper-coated nanoballs fighting their way through a hand-blown glass neck. The sounds produced along the way mimic a lush rainstorm. …