A. Lange & Söhne’s Limited Edition Platinum Datograph Up/Down “Lumen”

Luminosity and legibility from the German watch brand's latest chronography

Setting eyes upon A. Lange & Söhne‘s new, limited edition Datograph Up/Down—well before holding it in one’s hands, feeling the valuable weight of the platinum—activates a desire to decipher its visual codes. The Chronograph, referred to as the “Lumen,” carries so much inside the 41mm case. There’s the meticulous semi-transparent dial—easily intelligible despite all of the information conveyed on top if it—which features stunning guilloché finishing, …

Ise Gropius aka Mrs Bauhaus

Walter Gropius is the name most commonly attached to the wildly influential Bauhaus movement, but his wife Ise was an equally significant creative partner. Oftentimes remembered as a “widow, archivist, interpreter and promoter of his work,” Ise has her own powerful legacy beyond this. As Katy Kelleher writes for Artsy, “From her handmade headdresses to her carefully planted garden to her experiments with photography, Ise’s entire life …

Lucas Zimmermann’s Extraordinary, Ordinary Traffic Lights

When it comes to infrastructure, traffic lights aren’t exactly the most exciting, but they are (of course) essential to our modern lives. German photographer Lucas Zimmermann has made the everyday traffic light something entirely extraordinary in his lovely, surreal series. Shooting on misty nights, Zimmermann crafted otherworldly images. See more on designboom.