I wonder if Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin understood the importance of his early scribblings in 1874. Twenty years later he must certainly have had some notion, as his ideas were patented first in Germany and then in the United States at the century's close. So successful were his designs, that his surname would become a common noun applied to all rigid bodied airships.
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Off the Cuff: Bauhaus Automatic Date 21525
Bauhaus is a term which rose out of a German art school of the same name in the early 1900s. The philosophy behind the initial movement was to do away with the social distinctions associated with different art forms. As an aesthetic, Bauhaus tends toward the utilitarian and minimalistic, making use of abstract geometric shapes …
On Spec: Laco California Dial Limited Edition
German watchmaker, Laco, released two new Limited Edition pilot watches today that bring the West Coast summer vibes directly to a wrist near you. Riffing on the traditional Flieger--which Laco had a hand in creating some seventy years ago--these newest versions offer up huge doses California cool.