The year of the horse will start from February 2014, replacing the actual snake sign. And the famous Swiss watch manufacturer Vacheron Constantin celebrates the Chinese Zodiac with its new masterpiece. This marvelous extension of the renowned Métiers d’Art collection comes in two versions, either made of pink gold or platinum, each of which is limited to just 12 pieces. The Legend of the Chinese Zodiac is an exclusive line of artistic watches, based on the 12-year cycle. They showcase the leaf motif, characteristic for classic Chinese iconography, which is directly engraved on a gold dial. By subtle stage-setting of numerous reliefs applied to the golden base, the brand’s engravers created a great depth effect, while threads which represent bamboo stalks look like floating over the surface. The most impressive work is visible on the horse figure, with the every single detail executed to the perfection.
Cosplay, short for “costume play”, is a performance art in which participants wear costumes and accessories to represent a specific character or idea. Hidden behind the closed doors of our neighbors may live two different people. The person we see on the street, and the one who dons an elaborate costume to live an alternative life behind closed doors. Photographer Klaus Pichler takes us on a journey of people and their costumes with a look at both the real and the fantasy. The amazing costumes are made even more incredible by Pichler’s careful framing of the pictures in home settings, bringing us a vision of both the costumed persona and the reality lives of his subjects. The combination of fascinating costumes and simple settings create stories more enticing than an in character shot. Have fun!
Emily Brent from Columbus (Indiana, USA) creates rings from old coins. "Each ring starts with a hand-selected circulated coin and is shaped from the flat coin to a custom ring that retains all the coin’s individual characteristics." You haven’t probably seen steeper rings. The secret is that the coin after it turned into a ring, is still a coin. It’s hardly to explain it with words, just look at pictures and all will become clear.
Garmin have announced the D2 Pilot watch, an ultra-slick, wrist-friendly GPS watch designed for pilots. It includes all the basic features on other old-school aviator watches, but offers other features gadget-hungry pilots will appreciate. You can load a flight plan on it and check GPS ground speed, GPS track, distance, estimated route time, bearing, glide ratio, and more. The wrist-sized GPS also finds the nearest airport if you need to land quickly and allows you to remotely control Garmin’s HD action camera, VIRB. Interested? You can buy it here.
EXOvault represents their first eyeglass design – EXOvault Kingsland Eyeglass Frames. “Machined from solid aluminum they are absolutely unique and beautiful. We have been testing the glasses for a month and have found that they draw a bit of attention. If you don’t like being noticed and admired these are not for you! You will be able to choose from a range of finishes including plated gunmetal, bronze, nickel and anodized aluminum. We are now in the final stages of production and plan to have them ready to begin shipping by the end of November. We are offering a limited pre order special price of $250. The retail price once in production will be $600.”
Annual National Beard and Mustache Championships which took place September, 7 in New Orleans, Louisiana at the world-famous House of Blues is a competition which involved 150 contestants from the US, Europe and Canada participating in 17 different categories. And judges determined which contestant’s facial hair best enhances his overall appearance, style, and personality. Las Vegas-based photographer Greg Anderson was there to immortalize this moment and capture a series of crazy portraits. Take a look at some really interesting portraits!
Romain Jerome’s “DNA” watches have been inspired by fascinating events and achievements from human history, regardless of whether they happened on land, at sea or in the skies. For the new “Tattoo-DNA” collection they spiced up this idea with a unique collaboration, as the brand worked together with Mo Coppoletta, founder of world-famous London-based tattoo studio The Family Business. The Tattoo-DNA collection will consist of four models, each issued in a limited series of only 25-pieces. All of them will be dressed in typical Romain Jerome fashion. That means a 50mm stainless steel case with four “paws” and a black PVD-coated, oxidized bezel that provides a rugged, ‘used’ look to the watch. Of the 100 watches in total, 50 will have black PVD-coating on the four “paws”, the crown and the lugs and these will come on a black fabric strap. The other fifty will have more bare stainless steel elements and a skin-colored leather strap, tattooed by the artist himself. The movement inside is the self-winding RJ001-A (basically an ETA 7750 with no chronograph or date function), beating at 28,800 with 42 hours of power reserve.
Recently Nike unveiled its latest basketball signature shoe: the LeBron 11. With its incredible design, it blends all of the brand’s latest innovations (Hyperposite, Hyperfuse, Dynamic Flywire, Lunarlon, Nike Zoom) and only weighs 14.5 oz. Its upper provides protection, containment and responsiveness, while its bottom was deconstructed to position his foot much lower to the ground to better feel the court. The Lebron 11 will be released globally on October 12h. Enjoy!
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