Cool Hunting Video: Hodinkee’s Ben Clymer

We talk with Ben Clymer about horological culture and some of his favorite timepieces

In our latest video as part of The Macallan Rare Cask Rare Discoveries Series, we sit down with Ben Clymer, founder and Editor in Chief of Hodinkee, the most popular online magazine about watches. An obsessive collector, the banker-turned-entrepreneur/journalist shares the source for his passion about timepieces and shows us some of the most meaningful and rare items in his collection.

Treasures Inside a Tunnel: Osaka’s Shark Attack

A hidden antique store in the quiet Japanese neighborhood of Nakazaki-cho, Osaka

Opened in 2013 in Japan’s Kansai region, the commercial complex of Grand Front Osaka stands just outside the Osaka train station, offering weary travelers a long list of high-end stores and restaurants (including the World Beer Museum that seats up to 700) with a hotel, office space and residential apartments located on the higher stories of the skyscrapers. Though this multi-building development is a major …

Caicifang: A New Life for Ancient Porcelain

Salvaging precious shards of history to bring a taste of tradition to contemporary design

Since the beginning of last century, when the Qing dynasty was in its final years, China had a tradition of recovering old fragments of precious ceramic. In 1902, in the bustling commercial area south of Beijing‘s Forbidden City, several workshops were already giving a new life to broken vases by assembling little fragments into new pieces of jewelry. Wang Jing, owner and designer of Caicifang, …