June 2009 Archives

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Source for the current title image is Bibliodyssey's collection of alphabetic grotesques


Has he been served

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Apparently there's a battle brewing and no matter who looses, we win [via]



Jaquet Droz

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Two unrelated bits on two of the four watch companies that have held that name.  First from the late 1990s brand that was a sub-brand of Breguet, a skeletonized wristwatch.  Movement is a Lemania 8800, an unusual double-barrel design, and the openwork is interesting, and almost identical to that which Breguet used at the same time, except without the signature "B" on the rotor.  More pictures are available
JD Skeleton Dial.med.jpg

Second is a collection of shots from a dinner sponsered by the current incarnation of JD, now a member of the SWATCH stable, specializing in small production (2500 total annual) of watches with unusual dials materials and design.  They have a large number of stone and enamel dials, and the outsized sub-second dial has become something of a signature. 
JD Grand Second_.med.jpg



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  • Artificial Owl - Photos of abandoned buildings and related, the OTH radar array is most impressive (Not original content)
  • Animani - Art built on the painted hands of the artist
  • Color, where one rarely finds it


A Newfound Respect

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for a Mr. T. Pain, due entirely to this. his $410k chain set with close to 200ct of "diamonds".  It may be bafflingly ugly, but....


The New Designs Revealed

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Better than usual

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Watch companies are notorious for horribly staged photos, since a wristwatch is usually invisible in a portrait.  The photographer Terry Richardson has tried to buck that trend in a series for Vogue Homme International, available online.  Now these are not nearly as risque as his work for say Tom Ford or Gucci (probably illegally on Flickr), but might not be for the most delicate of work environs.

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