Tom Kartsotis made a fortune by tapping into a sense of nostalgia with Fossil watches, and has now created a new company, Shinola, which has grounded its sense of manufactured nostalgia in Detroit. Inc. has an in-depth profile of the company.

h/t Tod Rathbone.


Andrew Liptak is the former Weekend editor of io9/Gizmodo. He is the co-editor of War Stories: New Military Science Fiction and hails from Vermont.

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