These days, watches aren't just watches anymore. They're pedometers, barometers, thermometers, and, in the wake of the iWatch, computers. With all the technology you can carry on your wrist, it's refreshing to see a watch for what it is: a beautiful piece of jewelry. Like the perfect tie or a fabulous pair of earrings, watches complement a person's look with their simplicity and elegance. Here are some classic timepieces that have stood—and will continue to stand—the test of time Classic isn't necessarily boring. This Braun Classic watch that comes in black and brown leather is the perfect touch to either a tailor-made suit or a casual day at work. Understated but always in style, the Kensington leather watch may pass for an heirloom handed down from your stylish grandparents. Step it up a bit by getting the watch in Rose Gold Shimmer or Gunmetal Shimmer to go with a little black dress. Minimalists everywhere will rejoice at the Uniform Wares' 100 Series Watch,… Read more
NEW SHOP BARCELONA
It's hard not be enamoured by the beautiful selection of objects found in HomeVice, a design concept store located in Barcelona's Born district. Given the backgrounds of the store owners - a Barcelona-based interior designer and Madrid-based art director - it's easy to see where the inspired selection comes from. Wanting to escape the elitist view usually attached to contemporary design, HomeVice displays local designer prototypes alongside well-established brands, which together are bound to please any given taste and budget. The space's stone-covered wall and bright parquet floors serve as a charming backdrop to the irresistible contemporary pieces peppered throughout the store: Sebastian Herkner lamps, enticing Iksos Berlin sofas, Scholten & Baijings table linen, Oskar Zieta stools, or a set of Octaevo notepads. In a store where each product marries style with substance, it's easy to assume that you're bound to return, sooner or later.