Why the 'Homeless Spikes' Deserve the Turner Prize
"On one level, as so much twitter outrage has pointed out, these spikes symbolise the transformation of the homeless into a form of vermin. But their artistic resonance goes further than that. These spikes beautifully encapsulate the essential concerns of a society that has abandoned any pretence of social justice, fairness and equality, even to the point of refusing to ensure what ought to be the essential component of any civilised society - a home for all its citizens."
Art Deco Platinum and Diamond Open Face Pocket Watch, Vacheron Constantin, with Diamond and Black Onyx Chain 58 diamonds ap. 1.60 cts., subsidiary seconds, dia. ap. 42.4 mm., movement dial signed Vacheron Constantin, Geneve, Suisse, case not original, c. 1930, ap. 35.2 dwt. gross.
Antique Lighters - Collecting Lighters - Veranda.com. Known as a "compendium", it's an early Swiss Army Knife: Windproof lighter, cigarette space, pencil, ivory note pad (with the giver's hand written note, copied as engraving into the lid) and last but not least a pop-out watch. This one for a woman and has a lovely diamond initial "H" on the other side of the lid (shown open)