This week we’re kicking off a new column: Weekend Round-Up. While we spend Monday to Friday (and often a lot more than that) bringing you the best possible stories about everything watches and watch-related, let’s be real: there’s a lot more out there. Each Saturday, our team will bring you a round-up of the best stories they’ve read elsewhere around the web. These could be about fashion, cars, art, design, food, travel, or any number of other things, but they’ll all be the sorts of things you can enjoy while kicking back with a cup of coffee.
I’m still reading Wired articles on my iPhone 6s, mostly because I haven’t been able to decide which of the new iPhones to buy. Psychologists have a name for this, and I feel it when I’m figuring out where to eat lunch, let alone when making real decisions
Jon Bues, Senior Editor
This is one of those pieces of quirky journalism that had a smile on my face the entire time I was reading it. It turns out the Harvard Art Museum has a collection of 2,500 rare pigments, some of which don’t exist anywhere else. This is a nice reminder that our world is full of strange, beautiful things.
Stephen Pulvirent, Managing Editor
The advent of photography in the mid-19th century forever changed the way we perceive and document the world around us. For me, those early images have always had a mesmeric quality that dissolves the years of separation between myself and the photo’s subject. These extraordinary images takes you right to 1857.
Greyson Korhonen, Associate Producer
I love a good long-form look at an experience I’ll (hopefully) never have, and Tim Cahill’s excellent piece on his brush with death on the banks of the Grand Canyon is the sort of adventure writing that deserves to be absorbed, not just read. The story is thoughtful, introspective, and utterly engaging.
James Stacey, Contributor
I’ve always been a big fan of Jason Fried’s thoughtful, straightforward style, and it even comes across in this blog post meant for internal circulation. In this short read, he highlights a simple time-saving behavior that will help you become a more effective communicator on work chat.
Adam Kopec, Director of Product Design