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Industrial chic (Part 3)

The cool, hip vibe Part 3 of 3 By Ron Dupuis Canadian designer Karl Stittgen seems particularly adept at executing the industrial chic esthetic. A sculptured ring has a design reminiscent of industrial metal filings—tiny gold ingots cluster in a … Continue reading

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Industrial chic (Part 2)

The cool, hip vibe Part 2 of 3 By Ron Dupuis A hallmark of the industrial style is its harder edge captured within a sculptural form. The solidity and heavier aspects of the designs contribute to the idea that one … Continue reading

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Industrial chic (Part 1)

The cool, hip vibe Part 1 of 3 By Ron Dupuis There’s been a noticeable resurgence in popularity lately of mid-century modern furniture, and suburban realtors are rejoicing now that those split-levels and cookie-cutter bungalows, once vilified as boring, are … Continue reading

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Timing is everything (Part 3)

A couple of fine watchmakers Part 3 of 3 By Ron Dupuis Of course, spectacle isn’t confined to the 1800s. In our very own 21st century, the word ‘unique’ often gets overused and misused, but in this case, it’s actually … Continue reading

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Timing is everything (Part 2)

A couple of fine watchmakers Part 2 of 3 By Ron Dupuis Bovet’s pocket watches were designed explicitly and expressly for the export market with a focus on particularly Western motifs and details. Classical scenes, themes, and portraits—like the one … Continue reading

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Timing is everything (Part 1)

A couple of fine watchmakers Part 1 of 3 By Ron Dupuis So exactly what is it that makes a nearly 200-year-old pocket watch worth the price of a mid-level German sedan? Age, artistry, and rarity are all factors, coupled … Continue reading

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