New Exhibition Shines Light on Swiss Artist Sophie Taeuber-Arp

A significant figure in various movements including Constructivism, Dada  and Modernism, Sophie Taeuber-Arp historically has been “left outside the fine art canon,” but a new exhibition—beginning at London’s Tate and traveling to Basel and New York—is set to shine a light on her immense career. Making art from 1906 to 1943, Taeuber-Arp worked with and alongside the likes of Kandinsky and Miró, but remained almost …

Kobold’s Skeletonized Pandemonium Watch

An American assembled timepiece of unreal beauty and complication

Recently, we were lucky enough to get our hands on Kobold Watch Company’s Pandemonium watch—the first completely skeletonized chronograph assembled entirely in the US, from parts both domestic and international. An automatic winding chronograph movement stands completely visible in the piece, designed by a specialized team in northwestern Pennsylvania. Adventure is at the core of the brand, but this highly refined piece is a step …

Freitag R521 Coolidge

The Swiss brand's latest design, based on the classic mountaineering rucksack

Durability, function, style and sustainability are not mutually exclusive as Zurich-based bag-maker Freitag continues to prove. The brand’s latest offering, the R521 Coolidge, is a continuation of that tradition; this rugged commuting and travel bag takes cues from the classic Swiss rucksacks that helped early mountaineers summit peaks throughout the Alps. The bag’s outer is made of recycled truck tarps; aged on the road in …