MB&F Horological Machine No. 6: Space Pirate

Our preview of the dazzling new timepiece from the experimental Swiss watchmaker that takes design to galactic heights

Max Büsser, the man behind some of the most unusual timepieces in the world, says that “no one needs a watch to tell time.” Instead, he thinks about the watches his company MB&F (Maximilian Büsser and friends) creates as a collaborative process in “kinetic sculpture that also tells time, but that’s not the point.” Each new release causes the watch world to pay attention, and …

SuperDuper Handmade Hats

The brand embarks on the time-honored Italian trade with totally new approach

When we think of Made in Italy, we usually assume that family traditions, ancient techniques and heritage are naturally involved. SuperDuper Handmade Hats are the exception. The Florence-based company produces entirely handmade hats using unique wooden shapes. The three designers have interesting, diversified backgrounds: Ilaria Cornacchini is an architect with a post-graduate fashion education, Veronica Cornacchini is an industrial designer and dancer and Matteo Gioli …

Interview: PechaKucha’s Mark Dytham

As Heineken's Your Future Bottle competition draws to a close we talk remixing and Kit Kat collecting

Advertorial content: As Heineken‘s second annual Your Future Bottle Design Challenge comes to a close we want to encourage all aspiring designers to get their final designs submitted via Facebook before the 1 March deadline for the chance to have their work on display during Milan Design Week. To offer a last minute boost of creative inspiration we talked to PechaKucha founder and veteran Heineken …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Artificial retinas, a 3D-printing pen and #ifihadglass in our look at the web this week

1. #ifihadglass Glass, Google’s augmented reality eyewear device, is nearly ready for prime time and we had a chance to demo it this week; The Verge is just as excited about it as we are. The next phase of rollout invites people from all walks of life to apply for early purchase by “using Google+ or Twitter, tell us what you would do if you …

CH Luminaries

Oscar Niemeyer, Aaron Swartz, Helen Gurley Brown and more in our tribute to the pioneering figures that we lost in the last year

In a nod to the tradition propagated by the Oscars, we decided to take time to acknowledge the most influential figures in our sphere that have passed away in the last year. While this list is in no way exhaustive—from music to art and design and more, the world lost an immense amount of talent this past year—the 12 luminaries featured here strike a particular …