A JOURNAL BY SHINOLA DEDICATED TO JOY OF CRAFT

Courting the Ice

A Photojournalist’s Pursuit of Great Lakes Ice Culture But where had he been, and what was he doing on all those frozen mornings? Decades later and now a Detroit photojournalist, Amy wanted to uncover the mystery. What started as a passion project to get closer to her father turned into a reflection of Midwestern culture […]

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The Champ: From the Finish Line to the Front Lines

THE CHAMP’S CHALLENGE Crowds roaring, confetti flying, and national anthems ringing loud and clear. The podiums and pyrotechnics. The ceremonies and celebrations. There’s nothing like the sheer scale of the summer Olympics. 2020 was supposed to be no different—well, was. Flags were turned in for masks. Spandex was swapped for scrubs. Suddenly, the home team was […]

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At the Ready: The Tale of One City, Two Arsenals, and the Humble Wristwatch

It’s no longer difficult for us to imagine the kind of upheaval that happened during World War II. We’re in the middle of a global event not unlike it—only we’re fighting an invisible enemy. But that’s all the more reason to take hope from the real stories of courage and innovation shown in those tumultuous […]

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Valentine’s Day Hints

[[{“type”:”media”,”view_mode”:”media_original”,”fid”:”4280″,”attributes”:{“alt”:””,”class”:”media-image”,”typeof”:”foaf:Image”}}]] “Punctuality is an important aspect of every relationship in that it shows a commitment to your partner.  This Guardian watch is one of the best-looking options to help you meet your date on time.”      [[{“type”:”media”,”view_mode”:”media_original”,”fid”:”4281″,”attributes”:{“alt”:””,”class”:”media-image”,”typeof”:”foaf:Image”}}]] “This is my favorite watch right now, and one that I would LOVE to receive as a Valentine’s Day […]

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The American Flag Dial Collection

Based out of New York City, Mark Chamberlain has worked on projects big and small that include interiors, decorative flooring, watercolors and more. Mark’s rich use of color and texture lends itself well to such a challenging project. “The process moved along very organically, and I actually painted about 100 watches to get to the […]

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StockX + Shinola: Lake Erie Monster Watch Auction

We just launched our first dive and automatic watch, The Lake Erie Monster. To celebrate this launch, we’ve teamed up with another Detroit-based company, StockX, the world’s first “Stock Market of Things”, to offer an exclusive opportunity for anyone interested in purchasing one of five prototype watches available. From Nov. 7-12, five watches will be up […]

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