You are not a storyteller.

Or are you? In two minutes, Stefan Sagmeister takes on designers and whatever-else-have-yous who’ve decided to adopt the mantle of “storyteller” because it’s a trend that’s in the air right now. He compares it to watching the Philharmonic and deciding you’re a virtuoso violinist.

We’re glad there are people like Sagmeister who know storytelling is a craft that demands mastery and dedication. But we also think it’s great that more people out there are recognising that storytelling is something apart, something that should wilfully be incorporated into strong marketing if you want to make it resonate deep inside.

But to do that, you also have to recognise it the way Sagmeister does. It requires work and fine-tuning, the killing of many darlings. That’s what separates sweet, sweet wheat from chaff.

Thanks @howiegoldfarb for passing this along.

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//1.chill naman

//1.chill naman


If you’ve ever wondered when Jupiter will next be aligned with Mars, Van Cleef & Arpels has a watch that will tell you. Its new Midnight Planetarium Poetic Complication watch has six rotating disks, each bearing a tiny sphere representing one of the six planets visible with the naked eye.

The disks rotate at different speeds so that each sphere makes one revolution around the dial in the time it takes the actual planet it represents – Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter or Saturn – to orbit the sun.  Mercury in 88 days, Venus in 224, Earth in a year, Mars in 687 days, Jupiter in 12 years and Saturn in 29. It’s a very complex watch and a true display of supreme watchmaking. Time is indicated by a shooting-star symbol rotating around the dial’s circumference. Leveraging the brand’s specialty in jewelry, each of the planets are represented by precious and semi-precious stones, ranging from red jasper to serpentine and turquoise. An even more extravagant edition is available with baguette-cut diamonds set into the bezel.

The planet module was designed by Christian van der Klaauw, renowned for his movements featuring astronomical indications. The movement is self-winding and contains 396 components.  The case is 44 mm in diameter and made of rose gold. The dial is made of aventurine and the planets of semiprecious stones.  Price: about $245,000; a diamond-set version will be about $330,000.

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The Hälssen & Lyon Tea Calendar by Kolle Rebbe, Hamburg

The Hälssen & Lyon tea calendar is the first calendar in the world to feature calendar days made from tea leaves. Finely flavoured and pressed until wafer-thin, the 365 calendar days can be individually detached and brewed directly in the cup with hot water. The tea calendar was sent exclusively to selected business partners.

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Hov’s timing = Brownie points

Hov’s timing = Brownie points

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Found on Pinterest, hues of our upcoming Woodlands color collection.

hues broo, huesssss

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Calivera for Skull Parade by  Gabriel Martínez Meave.


Calivera for Skull Parade by Gabriel Martínez Meave.

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I’ve been seeing a lot of icicles lately, and they always remind me of Andy Goldsworthy.  He’s a British artist who makes natural sculptures, putting together twigs, grass, leaves and rocks with nothing but his hands.

These are moments from “Rivers and Tides,” a 2001 documentary by Thomas Riedelsheimer that follows Goldsworthy as he works.  The artist’s process seems like it would be incredibly frustrating (especially with frozen hands) but the delicately balanced results are amazing.

Andy Goldsworthy is pretty fantastic. It’s great seeing his process! -Emily

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Digital Love

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//2.wait, stay still.

//2.wait, stay still.