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The next time you stagger off a long-haul flight and squint into the midday sun as your body clock tells you that you should really be tucked up in bed, think back to 1884 – we’re not suggesting you’re that old, of course, but that was the year of the International Meridian Conference in Washington DC, at which the world was officially divided into 24 time zones, with each 15-degree zone east or west of the Greenwich Meridian decreed as representing one hour of time difference.
Daniels used to say that he became drawn to his craft when he first took the back off an old pocket watch as a boy, looked inside the mechanism “and saw an entire universe”.
With a packed social calendar, the holidays are high time for a bit of sparkle and shine. Why stop at diamonds, pearls and platinum when you can create entire looks that pay tribute to the season’s glittering jewels?
For the Wonder issue’s black + white conversation, we talk to two Hong Kong natives with a talent for performing. With their ability to elicit awe and wonder in audiences, musician and composer Wan Pin Chu and dancer, actress and fashion designer Flora Zeta Cheong-Leen reveal what their art forms mean to them and the role the stage plays in their lives.
“A watch is nothing if not an expression of the maker’s love for his or her craft”
“It often makes good sense to buy a contemporary version of a classic rather than an original”.
Hairstyles have defined eras: the beehive became a de facto symbol of the 1960s, and Jane Birkin’s fringed look an emblem of the 1970s.
In a world fuelled by social media and celebrity culture, a gift is no longer simply to be cherished by the recipient – it is seen online by everyone they know, and gift giving today has become a public declaration of friendship and love. With such pressure on the bestower, is the thought that always counted now being discarded with the wrapping paper?
Take a banker turned actor, dress him in the latest menswear, commence photo shoot and what do you get?