Richard Mille’s RM 69 Erotic Tourbillon

Automated phrases of passion scroll across this limited edition automatic watch

There’s something innately personal about a wristwatch. It rests on the body as a reflection of one’s aesthetic values and design interests. It’s more than an item of utility, it’s one of the rare accessories men wear with frequency. Channeling this notion, luxury Swiss watchmaker Richard Mille announced a new limited edition timepiece, the RM 69 Erotic Tourbillon. The very face of the watch contains …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Uncomfortable objects, intellectual erotica, Frankie Knuckles enduring legacy and more in our look at the web this week

1. The Unknown Vivian Maier In 2007, a 26-year-old amateur historian named John Maloof paid $380 for a box of negatives and undeveloped film at an auction. Therein, he would discover the intimate, beautiful images of photographer Vivian Maier, a Chicago nanny who captured remarkable scenes during the 1950s and ’60s. A new BBC documentary, “Finding Vivian Maier” charts Maloof’s quest to uncover the now-deceased …

YVMIN

The Beijing-based fashion and accessories label cites eclectic influences on the path to global recognition

The adornments lining YVMIN‘s Beijing studio tell a lot about their work. An iridescent heart hangs on the wall alongside a set of plastic heads of Greek statues, and mannequins donning elaborately layered garb bring movement into austere forms of sculpture. Their workspace is located inside Biftpark, a platform for fashion design developed by the Beijing City Government and the Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology …