We are all familiar with the Dark Side of the love tokens. The cultural history is full of tales of the chastity belts and keys from the tower that been worn into battle. Jordan Rozansky and David Odio created an excellent spoof that brings this into a 21st century. What you see here is a joke, but there is a warning in it: when looking for your 21st century accessories (be it your latest fitness gadget or a present from dearest and nearest), it is worth to conciser who is in control.
The keepsakes truly come in many shapes and forms. And this golden whistle is a testament to that. It was a first love token that Henry VIII gave to his beloved Ann Boleyn. This little pendent contained all necessities of the time that a future queen night have needed: a whistle, a spoon, a tooth-pick and of cause an ear-pick. now, this beautiful, if odd little object could be viewed at the British Galleries in room 58E of Victoria & Albert Museum in London.
Far from being an invention of the twenty first century, technological wearables devices have been a part of our cultural heritage for almost five hundred years. This a precursor of a wrist watch as an earliest known dated watch. It was made in 1530 for a humanist Philipp Melanchthon by an unknown German artisan. It is thought to originate in Augsburg, and currently resigns in the collection of The Walters Museum of Art in Baltimore Maryland. And whats particular remarkable: this beautifully crafted technological marvel is still capable of keeping time.