Art on 'da West Side
Every December, the global art world transcends on Miami for the largest conglomerate of contemporary art fairs in the hemisphere. Spawned by Switzerland's Art Basel back in 2002, Miami was selected as the destination to be the nexus of North and South America. Fast forward 11 years and all (world) eyes on Miami.
The whimsical-ness of the hourglass keeps designers recreating its form time and time again. Original records of this playful object d'art - once called a sand glass - dates back to the 14th century. There is no record of who the actual inventor is...just documents showing proof of it's first use during Medieval times. When you think about it, how many objects were created hundreds of years ago that have zero practical use today but you can still find them pretty much everywhere?