From June, 2005

Basel Blues

So my physiatrist stares at me, twirls his pen and finally says something. “You’re telling me that you went on this trip to .. “ “Basel” “Yes, that, … the biggest watch exhibition and you say that you slept ate and drank watches non-stop for five days… and when you got back you were so overwhelmed with writing about it that you didn’t bother… in fact you pretty much stopped writing regularly and the post still hangs in your head haunting you…” “Yeah” “Did I get it all?” “Yea” “And you want me to help you..?” “Get over the guilt…

Rearview Mirror

While we’ve previously mentioned the emergence of a fashion contender to the watch – the cellphone, a new report titled “Fashion and Style in the Mobile Handset Industry” by an independent research firm, ARCchart, points out some interesting trends: – Fashion boutiques have already started taking on handsets. So far we’ve had the Vertu, Siemens/ESCADA, Nokia/Versace and the now defunct Xelibri. In addition, fashion designers such as Kimora Lee Simmons, Diane Von Furstenberg, Anna Sui and Vivienne Westwood have readily extended their design expertise onto handsets from Motorola and Samsung. – Currently the fashion and style strategies employed by major…