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A couple of years ago an artist called Rubèn Pàmies contacted me via Facebook to enquire whether I would be interested in writing about his work. At the time I was solely writing about timepieces and my website was called Total Watch Reviews. Recently I have changed the title to Total Design Reviews so I can write about a broader range of subjects like architecture, art, horology, design and technology. » Read more

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A few weeks ago I went on a cruise with my family to New Zealand. Whilst we were there we booked a day to visit the Pohutu Geyser geothermal hot springs in Whakarewarewa (near Rotorua). The experience was particular captivating and the guide called ‘Flash’ was a real character. As well as imparting a lot of useful information about the area he also took us to (what he called) his special place. This turned out to be an industrial estate in Tauranga displaying huge wall paintings by local artist Owen Dippie. » Read more

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For many discerning male buyers a timepiece is now part of the overall outfit. Essentially what they are trying to convey is a certain look or image. Whether it be a Saville Row tailor made suit or a trendy pair of Italian designer jeans the watch has to fit. Ingeniously brands have caught on to this and now promote a lot more lifestyle pictures on their website and via social media. Here are five stylish timepieces I feel will entice all fashion conscious aficionados. » Read more