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De Bethune DB29 Maxichrono

The Five Most Beautiful Machines of 2014

As it turns out, 2014 was a spectacular year for usable and beautiful machines – what I like to call Functional Mechanical Art. The last couple of years have each been pure vintage years for the future and 2014 stands…

Porsche Design P'3110 Tec Flex Rollerball Steel and Gold

Porsche Design P’3110 Tec Flex Rollerball Review

When I first started getting interested in finer mechanical objects Porsche Design was one of the first companies that stood out. Porsche Design Studio was founded by Ferdinand Alexander Porsche, grandson of Ferdinand Porsche and designer of the Porsche 911,…

Dealers at the 2008 WSOP

Playing the World Series of Poker

The World Series of Poker is held in Las Vegas during early summer each year. It’s quite a large collection of tournaments gathering the world’s top pros and amateurs alike and what makes this special is that anyone can end…

UR-110 Torpedo ST Dial

Urwerk UR-110 Torpedo Review

One of the very first pieces that caught my eye when I first got interested in watches was the Urwerk UR-103. Just the shape was so different from every other watch I’d seen and then to top it off with…

Prometheus Alpha Pen in titanium

Prometheus Alpha Pen in Titanium Review

Jason Hui made a name for himself as a master machinist creating hand-made LED flashlights under the names Dark Sucks and Prometheus Lights. He then branched out into creating pens through a very successful Kickstarter campaign (Prometheus Writes) and has…

Biff Rydberg

Biff á la Rydberg – Our Take on a Regional Classic

Hotell Rydberg was one of the first proper hotels in Stockholm, Sweden. Built in 1857 and demolished in 1914, it was run by Jean-François Régis Cadier who would later found the Grand Hôtel that’s still going strong and harbors the…

Dining room at Twist by Pierre Gagnaire.

Twist by Pierre Gagnaire Review

Pierre Gagnaire is one of the biggest names of modern cooking that has really pushed the art and craft to the next level. Even though his earlier restaurants have not always been as successful as his “modern French” cuisine has…

Chris Reeve Knives Small Sebenza 21 Reeve mark close-up

Chris Reeve Knives Small Sebenza 21 Review

The Sebenza is the benchmark of the modern locking folding knife and is also the one that started it all. It was introduced in 1990 and featured the Reeve Integral Lock, an evolution of the Walker Linerlock that uses the…

Extreme LAB 2 dial, photo by Jaeger-LeCoultre

Jaeger-LeCoultre Extreme LAB 2 Review

We recently got a chance to spend some time with the Master Compressor Extreme LAB 2 Tribute to Geophysique in Jaeger-LeCoultre’s boutique at the Wynn in Las Vegas. What we found was a very impressive watch in the high-end luxury…

Aria Las Vegas south entrance

Aria Resort & Casino Las Vegas Review

Aria Resort & Casino is the centerpiece in Las Vegas’ CityCenter complex that opened in December of 2009. The Aria, and CityCenter, is a major driver in pushing Las Vegas to the next level, it’s an original concept that’s both contemporary…