From Action Sports Athletes to Pop Culture Superstars: There are Some New Style Influencers in Town

 

Welcome to a new paradigm. Surf, skate and snow are no longer the sports reserved to low budget, flannel shirt wearing, flip-flop clad punks. The standard ‘throw on a hoodie and drink beers by the fire’ for after surf or apres ski is not so typical anymore.  Now that action sports athletes have emerged in the spotlight as very well paid and very well-dressed icons, they are contending with the usual suspects of fashion and style like models, rappers, and movie stars.  With bigger pocket books, and more attention than ever before, the philosophy of no suits and no stress has been substituted for Oscars parties, private jets and hobnobbing with who’s who at events all over the world.

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Inspired by the Big Bang, This Installation Is Gorgeous Times Infinity

Japanese watch maker CITIZEN and Paris-based architecture firm DGT reimagine time pieces as art materials in their installation LIGHT is TIME. The duo suspended over 65,000 base plates–the foundation behind a standard watch face–to create a sparkling, golden galaxy.

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Old Watch Parts Become Intricate, Miniature Motorcycles & Cars

Do you have the time?…to transform watch parts into amazing little vehicles? Dmitry Khristenko does and you won’t believe how skilled he is at creating these miniature sculptures. The amount of time he spends searching garage sales, flea markets, and trash to find unwanted watches is amazing in itself, then add up the 30-50 hours or so it takes to deconstruct each one and rebuild it into a motorcycle or ATV and we have a very patient artist!

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Intricate Sculptures Inside Pocket Watches

You won’t find many references to time inside these old pocket watches, but you will find delightful, miniature sculptures. Sue Beatrice is taking old broken watches and recycling them into tiny art you can hold in your hand… or your pocket. Her pieces are understandably filled with cogs and springs, levers and tiny screws; all forming a magical world filled with rabbits, foxes, and faeries.

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This Lux Planetarium Watch Tracks the Orbits of the Planets

If you need a little perspective on where you are in your day, this might be the watch for you. Called the Midnight Planétarium, it features six of the solar system’s planets and an astounding 396 moving parts to make them orbit accurately. From Mercury’s quick 88-day orbit around the sun, to Earth’s 365 day trip (you knew that right?), the watch finishes with Saturn and its 29.5 year circle around the sun. Blazing a circle on the outer ring is a shooting star.

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Fun With Time: Moving Watch Sculptures

The tiny people in Dominic Wilcox’s sculptures are always very punctual. His “Watch Sculptures” place figures on the ticking hands of wrist and pocket watches, letting the two hands playfully bring the scene together every 60 seconds. See the interview at the bottom of this post, then head to dominicwilcox.com for more of his very unique works.

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