Field Test: Leica’s Versatile SL2

Future-proofed and incredibly versatile, the German company's latest full-frame mirrorless camera

After being sworn to secrecy for so long, we can finally talk about the latest product from legendary German camera-maker Leica: their new full-frame mirrorless camera, the SL2. In early October, we joined the brand in Wetzlar, Germany at their Leitz-Park campus for a few days of field testing the SL2 and to gain a better understanding of what exactly makes a Leica a Leica. …

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 …