Over at Philadelphia’s Navy Yard, street artists Filthy Luker and Pedro Estrellas have put up a huge installation that makes it appear as if a giant sea monster is trying to get out of a two-story warehouse. The piece, entitled Sea Monsters HERE, is the biggest inflatable sculpture made by the UK-based duo to date. It features colourful tentacles measuring 32 to 40 feet emerging from the…
Editor’s Note: The Glashütte Original Senator Cosmopolite will be one of the hundreds of watches on display at WatchTime New York. Saturday tickets are still available, but they’re going fast — click here to get yours now.
Many high-class individuals fetishize the concept of exclusivity. That’s why many of the same people that hoard sought-after timepieces can be found savoring a tumbler of Pappy Van Winkle Family Reserve 23, or might be spotted on the decade-long waitlist for a bottle of Syrah from the cult winery Sine Qua Non. The idea of exclusivity is of particular relevance in the contemporary watch industry, which is full of deep-pocketed individuals who use their connections to hoard “hyped-up” watches, creating a legitimate scarcity among ADs and retailers. This, in turn, impacts the general enthusiast from enjoying the fine timepieces like they were meant to. More often than not, brands are passive in letting this happen because, “Hey, the watches are selling out and – surprise, surprise – exclusivity is a great advertisement.”
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Dezeen editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs speaks to an expert panel about how designers can shape the anthropocene to prevent global catastrophe in our latest Good Design for a Bad World talk. Watch it live from 3pm UK time.
The livestream has not started yet. Watch the talk here, or on Dezeen’s Facebook page, from 3pm UK time.
As Fairs wrote on Dezeen earlier this week, we are entering a new geological era in which human activity is a dominant influence on earth’s geology and environment. The name scientists propose for this phenomenon is the anthropocene.
The ocean is stunning as it is terrifying. Underwater Photographer of the year contest awards those who use their creative skills to capture the stunning beauty of ocean and marine life. The winners of this year contents have been announced, photographers from 63 countries submitted over 5,000 photos in 11 categories. German photographer, Tobias Friedrich, won the grand prize for his photograph…