Watches are a feat of modern engineering--a machine that's precise to the second, and so small you can wear it on your wrist!--yet they're so tiny, most people who wear one probably don't have the faintest idea how it works. In Cartier Time Art, Japanese designer Tokujin Yoshioka uses time and space to explore and explain the craft of watchmaking in a gorgeous installation currently on view at the Bellerive Museum, Ein Haus des Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, in Switzerland.
Luxury brands have been historically slow to embrace e-commerce. But in recent years, high-end retail sites like Net-a-Porter and Yoox and discount luxury flash sales like those on Gilt Groupe and Rue La La are forcing execs to rethink the benefits of online sales.
He's just started as president of the Rhode Island School of Design, but we'd love to appoint designer John Maeda to another position we just invented: Official Ambassador Between Academia and Business.