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A Sad Day for Modernism

  • Najib Benouar

Yesterday modernism lost two pioneers in their respective fields: jazz musician Dave Brubeck and Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer.

They were pillars of the modernist aesthetic (and sound) that’s been experiencing a renaissance lately—from the show Mad Men to that credenza your favorite Tumblr just posted a few minutes ago—Brubeck for creating a new offbeat-but-on-beat sound and Niemeyer for bending concrete into curvaceous monuments. And we’d like to take a moment to salute these visionaries who helped shape styles that still influence our lives to this day. Farewell, gentlemen—it’s been a good-looking run.

Change Your Clock This Weekend, Literally

  • Najib Benouar

You really ought to change your clock this weekend.

Seriously, that thing you’ve had hanging on your wall for years is in need of an upgrade. So we took the liberty of scouring the market for the finest specimens of wall-mounted clocks that should help you pass the time more handsomely.

(Oh, and a friendly PSA: 2am on Sunday, November 4, marks the end of daylight saving time—which means you’ll have to set your clocks back to 1am. Use your extra hour wisely.)

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