Braun’s Iconic LCD Watch Reborn

One of our favorite watches celebrates Dieter Rams' impeccable style

In 1978 Braun issued the digital DW30 watch with a groundbreaking style departure designed by Dieter Rams and Dietrich Lubs. Retired in 1981, only 8,500 were made (4,500 first edition and 4,000 second edition), and most were sold in Germany. There were 200 black case watches also made, which are now highly collectible. I was lucky enough to find one of the originals years ago, …

Reconnecting Time by Hu Shaoming

The Chinese art student unzips the beauty and mechanics of old gadgets

Hu Shaoming, a young and talented art student from Guangzhou Art Academy has recently attracted the unexpected attention of the local art world with his curious exhibition entitled “Reconnecting Time” (“He: Shiguan Xilie” in Chinese). Supported by Guangzhou Art Academy, he developed the project as an essay within the frame of his studies. “It was just homework,” he says, “but I always put a lot …