Swiss Running Brand On’s Sustainable Mountain Hut

A temporary, self-contained escape found on the "roof of Europe"

Public art installations in unexpected places are nothing new: 104-year-old Cuban painter Carmen Herrera’s large-scale, monochromatic sculptures just popped up in a downtown NYC park, Sterling Ruby’s fluorescent orange monolith “Spectre” sat within Mount San Jacinto State Park until recently. But Swiss running brand On’s sustainable mountain hut, situated in the Piz Lunghin (also known as “The Roof of Europe”), isn’t an art installation—though it …

The State of the Art World According to Art Basel

Despite there being nearly 300 art fairs globally, none come close to the prestige and forecasting power of Art Basel, currently in the midst of its 50th edition. The fair offers an opportunity to catch developments in the primary market, where art is sold by galleries for the first time (quite different than auction prices or other secondary market ones). This year, “The gallerists have …

Meerson’s Limited Edition Altitude Première Pop’Art Watches

One Lichtenstein painting would lead to a private commission and numbered collection

For all the familiar sectors of watch design inspiration—automotive, nautical and military among the most recognizable—art makes for an underutilized arena. With his new limited edition collection, “watch tailor” Alexandre Meerson taps into the potential of pop art. Meerson‘s luxuriant made-to-order Altitude Première Pop’Art Watches employ the vibrancy of the art movement—incorporating eye-catching shapes and colors to great effect. And, as with other timepieces from …