They say that great design is transparent– it’s often so intuitive that you don’t even realize it’s there. It’s free from extraneous parts. It operates flawlessly. It’s appealing to look at. Oh, wait– were we supposed to be talking about great design? We were actually just talking about this striking belt buckle by Chris Nealon for Black Creek Mercantile. Made from a single piece of steel and highlighted by rich American bridle leather, it’ll make you re-think all the belt buckles you’ve ever seen before. And then never use them again. Get it here.