Sekford Type 1A Stainless Steel And Leather Watch
Black and blue are usually the tell-tale signs of losing a scrap. Sekford, however, comes out fighting with its Type 1A – a minimalist Swiss ticker that proves the criticised colour combo can be an absolute knockout.
Available at Mr Porter, priced £695.
Samsung 49″ CHG90 QLED Gaming Monitor
The Oculus Rift, while impressive, is far from a go-to gaming console yet. So settle for the next best thing to immersive VR with Samsung’s mammoth 49-inch gaming monitor. With a frankly ridiculous field of vision, this curved beauty is not a 360 degree venture but it’ll make your next round on Overwatch a far-reaching experience.
Available at Samsung, priced £1,177.
Supreme x Coleman CT2000U Mini Bike
Just when you thought Supreme had exhausted all possible collab partners, the streetwear goliath goes and teams up with mini-moto outfit Coleman. Which is no bad thing. This little monster comes in the label’s signature red, with a 196cc one-cylinder four-stroke OHV engine and durable iron frame – much cooler than any Louis Vuitton roadman bag, anyway.
Available at Supreme, price TBC.
COVI Smart Home Hub
While Alexa may be a sound at-home helper, Covi is more a guiding light when it comes to smart assistance. The voice-enabled table lamp can unlock doors, compile playlists and perform the usual smarthub functions – all without looking like an air freshener from the future.
Available at Kickstarter, priced from £100.
Aesop London Travel Kit
As any Londoner will attest, the capital’s smog, pollution and turps-like tap water puts your skin through the ringer on the daily. So give your face the deep clean it deserves with Aesop’s London travel kit – a toolbox that includes all-natural lotions and potions to keep you glowing come acid rain or shine.
Available at Space NK, priced £50.
Eames by Gloria Koenig
So we all know the chairs. But there’s more to Charles and Ray Eames than an Insta-friendly dining room. Gloria Koenig’s new coffee table tome delves into the creative duo’s mammoth body of work, charting the iconic designs that are sure to dent your bank account even further.
Available at Taschen, priced £8.99.
Katsushika Hokusai’s ‘The Great Wave off Kanagawa’
OK so it’s not the original, and sure, it’s an obvious alternative to some handwoven tapestry from Burkina Faso, but Katsushika Hokusai’s iconic painting is a far superior choice to any ‘live, laugh, love’ monstrosity.
Available at John Lewis, priced from £65.
Smythson Panama Sunglasses Case
Say you’ve spent at least £100 on a decent pair of shades this summer. Nice work. Now the least you can do is give your luxe sunnies a worthy home with Smythson’s Panama case. Crafted from cross-grain calf leather, this hard-wearing vessel is just as handsome as any designer sunglasses.
Available at Smythson, priced £125.