It's 2004. Brian Chesky, the future cofounder and CEO of Airbnb, runs on stage in full cap and gown to the pulsating bass line of "Billie Jean." He pays homage to the art school that would later inspire his $1.3 billion business. Then the crotch-grabbing begins.
There's only one finger we commonly know as the Bird, and most of ours can fly just fine. But for your other eight fingers, consider the Pinky Wing, a creation of New York City native and RISD-trained designer Emily Rothschild.
The piece itself is powder-coated bronze, finished in gold vermeil and plated in rhodium, and a smaller version, the Mini Pinky Wing, is finished in 24k satin gold. There are also Ear Wings available to complete the set, which Rothschild notes can be worn "directed up your lobe or hanging down," depending, we suppose, upon your mood.
We admit, we miss real, live photo albums. Nothing pulls at the heartstrings faster than leafing through a lap-sized book, the pages familiarly fragrant, the snapshots charmingly faded with time. And yet, the conveniences of photo-sharing sites are so great, we, like a lot of people, have stopped stocking our cabinets with albums altogether.
If you read our site regularly, you know that we’re kinda’, sorta’, okay, absurdly obsessed with unconventional timepieces. What can we say? We think there’s poetry in rethinking something as fundamental as the way we process time. Our latest find burrows so deep into the abstract, we don’t know whether to label it a clock or a piece of art.