Hip and Hand-Forged, Jan D Launches Jewelry For Men.

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Dutch-born Jan D. has been designing gallery-quality jewelry pieces for decades. Having created stunning pieces for women for over 30 years, he’s now embarked on a new venture. Working with sterling silver and metals (for the first time), Jan D. has launched a line of jewelry for men. Read more

Karl Lagerfeld’s New Watch Collection (All Of Them) For Men and Women.

Karl Lagerfeld, who has previously designed watches for such brands as Chanel and Fendi, has just launched his own collection of watches for both men and women. Manufactured by Fossil (who has also just completed purchasing Skagen watches), the watch collection consists of seven different styles and finishes ranging from matte black to gun-metal grey and polished stainless steel. Read more

Capitalizing On The Catacombes. Morbid Luxury From Philippe Tournaire for S.T. Dupont.

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The Catacombes Limited Edition Collections in bronze, and new 2012 Catacombes Black Diamond collection by Philippe Tournaire for S.T.Dupont consist of fountain pens, lighters, cigar cutters, cuff links and ashtrays inspired by the Paris Catacombs and their dual symbolism. The french jeweller has designed these limited editions especially for S.T.Dupont, dedicated to this morbid underground side to architecture. Read more

More Space Invaders Watches With A Price Tag That Is Outta This World from Romain Jerome.

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The watchmaker Romain Jerome is best known for his luxury watches that incorporate the DNA of legendary things and landmarks.  Read more

May the Force Be On Your French Cuffs. A Whole New Slew of Star Wars Cuff Links.

Tons of new Star Wars cuff links have just been introduced from Cufflinks, Inc. and are available for pre-order now. With styles for any Star Wars geek, they range from flat enamel versions to three dimensional sculpted versions. The cuff links feature Classic characters, Blueprints, 3D versions, Vintage Movie Posters, Propaganda Posters and more. Read more

Sterling Silver Space Invaders Rings In Three Styles For Men and Women by Tjep.

Artist and Designer Frank Tjepkema (aka Tjep.), has a fun series of solid sterling silver rings based on the pixelated alien invaders in Taito’s classic arcade game, Space Invaders.

Invader Aiko ring:


Invader Hoshi Ring:


Invader Yuki ring:



Shop for them and other Tjep products here.

To learn about tons of other products inspired by the aliens, check out one of my favorite fellow blogger’s sites, Technabob

The QLOCKTWO W. Biegert & Funk’s Beautiful Wall Clock Is Now A Wristwatch.

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I blogged about Biegert & Funk’s QLOCKTWO wall clock some years back. A beautiful wall clock that literally spells out the time in words in several different available languages and colors. Since launching the QLOCKTWO, Biegert & Funk turned it into a tabletop alarm clock version and now, a wristwatch. Read more

The Draper Series. Mad Men Icon As Cuff Links, Tie Bars, Rings and Pendants.

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Aaron Saucier’s collection of vintage-inspired jewelry features the iconic image of the falling ad exec from the opening credits of AMC’s advertising drama Mad Men. He has turned the iconic toppling man into signet rings, necklaces, cufflinks and tie bars in sterling silver, brass and gold-plate. Read more