New York City has a rare energy that inspires and reinvigorates. No matter who you are and what eccentric habits you have, you'll never feel out of place here.

Brandon Stanton is the photographer behind "Humans of New York," the popular photography blog where New Yorkers of every borough are captured just doing their own New York thing. The blog has since become a "photographic census" of the wild and wonderfully varied inhabitants of the city. Stanton recently teamed up with Tumblr and New York Magazine for a storyboard.

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Monday, 05 November 2012 03:38

The Bird Repeater from Jaquet Droz


The Bird Minute Repeater, manufactured by Jaquet Droz, Switzerland, pays homage to the company's founder, Pierre Jaquet Droz, and to the automata he crafted in the eighteenth century. The watch consists of 508 parts and is manually wound. The dial features an avian automaton: a male Blue Tit (a bird native to the Swiss Jura region) spreads his wings as his mate feeds her chicks—one of which emerges from a cracked egg. Surrounding the sub-dial is a meticulously rendered image of the Saut du Doubs waterfall in the Swiss Canton of Neuchâtel.

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