Baselworld 2017: Modern Skull Art

Applying the iconographic skeletal feature to next-generation watches

With the tens of thousands of watches on hand at the Baselworld watch and jewelry fair, it’s actually quite easy to draw out numerous thematic links or color stories—and yet, many of them never take hold outside of the fair. The use of skull iconography at this year’s trade show, however, appears different. Skull designs are quite common, but rarely well-executed. For one of the …

Silver Piston Jewelry

Rebellious accessories for people who don't like flash and frills

After completing a silversmith course in 2009, Steve West played around with his craft for a few years before a man asked him to create a custom ring for his husband. The result was a silver spinner ring that had a more polished and refined look than West’s previous pieces. Four years later, Silver Piston has its own website, and West has left his day …

Seven Skulls For Halloween and Beyond

From jewelry to home decor, spooky items that last long after October 31

For those hosting a grown-up Halloween get-together or who want to get into the spooky spirit without ending up at a giant party store sifting through tacky disposable decorations, “sexy” costumes and fake pumpkin-scented candles, we’ve tracked down seven sinister but ultimately fun items. Nothing speaks to the macabre like a skull, and while they are seasonally relevant, there’s staying power. Set the scary season …