MIDO’s Guggenheim-Inspired Wristwatch

A limited edition automatic timepiece invoking one of Frank Lloyd Wright's most iconic buildings

For as long as there have been wristwatches, makers have looked just about everywhere for inspiration—from the skies above to the buildings around. MIDO‘s latest limited edition automatic timepiece joins the array of watches it in its Inspired by Architecture range—and the source material happens to be the stunning, iconic Solomon R Guggenheim Museum in NYC. Many are familiar with famed American architect Frank Lloyd …

Frank Lloyd Wright in Japan

Exploring the famed architect’s work on the occasion of his 150th birthday

As one stands in the lobby of Tokyo’s Imperial Hotel, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, light streams in through the windows. The hotel was completed in 1923—and demolished entirely in 1968, but where we stand is not a time machine. The experience, with original floor below, and glowing geometric columns around, made out of terra cotta and stone, can be found at Meiji–Mura, an open-air …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Spelling bees as a sport, living on Mars, inventions for future humans, Muppets and more

1. United Arab Emirates Aims to Colonize Mars by 2117 Potentially named City of Wisdom, a fully functioning outpost for 600,000 people on Mars is a new goal for the United Arab Emirates. And the target year happens to be 2117. Appropriately named “Mars 2117,” the project aims to be a multinational effort according to program director Saeed Gergawi. For such an effort to work, …