Grandfather clocks

Striped Decor


(Slide show) Whether thick or thin, horizontal or vertical, stripes are a timeless classic. As our portfolio from the AD archives illustrates, they can also be quite versatile

Doug Aitken’s Latest Video Installation


The façade of the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, D.C. will display the artist’s moving imagery

Q+A with Thomas Heatherwick


The cutting-edge British designer talks about thinking small while building big, re-creating the London bus, and why every project should feel like a new invention

Artist Alex Katz’s SoHo Loft


The figurative master readies new artworks of wry exuberance in the New York City space that has served as both home and studio since 1968

Oscar Producer Brian Grazer’s Sleek Office


The Michael S. Smith-designed Beverly Hills office provides a calm backdrop for a man known as a supreme multitasker

Oscars Preview: The Year’s Best Sets


AD spotlights the 2012 nominees for Best Art Direction and talks to the designers behind the five visually stunning films

Watches Made for Ottoman Market Draw Big Interest


The competition for these antique pieces is a reflection of the rising purchasing power of Turkish buyers.

Reaching Into the Past to Build Future Success


Van Cleef & Arpels revives a men’s model first designed in 1949 and commercialized in the 1970s.

A Return to Artistic Roots, to Stand Out in the I.T. Age


The need to reinvent watchmaking for the digital age has brought esoteric arts like miniature painting and micro-mosaic work back from the brink of extinction, placing them on equal footing with mechanical innovations.

Bling or Works of Art? A Flood of Sparkling Watches


There is a growing convergence between jewelry and watchmaking, a phenomenon that is elevating the previously unsung work of the stone-setter to new heights.

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