Oliver Peoples x Byredo
Ever wondered what LA smells like? Day-old hooch? Surf shops? Bacon-wrapped hot dogs? Luckily for the new collaborative candle from eyewear brand Oliver Peoples and fragrance firm Byredo, which claims to distil the scent of the US state, it’s more a mix of juniper, Californian lemon and warm sand accord. Available at Oliver Peoples London, 151 Sloane Street, SW1X 9BX, priced £60.
Balthazar ‘Mixing In The Right Circles’ Book
From a steely Manhattan to the perfect margarita, there are a few key cocktails every man needs in his entertaining arsenal. If you don’t know your arse from your Mexican elbow, you can brush up with a new booked penned by Balthazar bar manager Brian Silva. It contains all the tools, tips and tipples needed to keep you mixing in the right circles. Available from 26 November at Selfridges in London and Manchester, priced £20.
Acne Studios X Jack Pierson Leather Pouch
Acne Studios’ small leather goods typify the brand’s functional design and high-quality approach. One year on from the launch, the Swedish label has partnered with Jack Pierson on a limited edition range of pieces featuring the American artist’s work. Cut from soft goat leather, the zipped pouch reads ‘here’s your money’. And here’s ours, Acne. Available at Acne Studios, priced £370.
Amazon Music Unlimited
Rinsed your free trials on Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal, Deezer and just about every other streaming service? Not to worry, Amazon Music Unlimited has finally made its way to UK shores. Ad-free tuneage is available from just £3.99 a month if you restrict your listening to the Amazon Echo device or Tap speakers, which you can control using your own dulcet tones. Available at Amazon, priced £7.99 a month.
Jaguar I-Pace Concept
If Hollywood is running out of ideas for the Fast And Furious franchise, may we suggest ‘Fast And Futuristic‘. Hot on the tires of Tesla, Jaguar has unveiled its first ever electric vehicle in the form of a five-seater high-end SUV. The I-Pace, which has a predicted range of 500km on a single charge, is more than just a concept as an actual production variant is set to hit the market in 2018.
Gone are the days when we had to wait a year between smartphone upgrades. Chinese tech firm OnePlus is getting ready to roll out an update to its Android-powered phone just months after the release of the original. Bad news if you just bought a OnePlus 3, great news if you want a second 16mp camera, increased memory and longer battery life. Available to pre-order at OnePlus, priced £399.
How we survived this long without a sonic-powered beer enhancer we’ll never know. Even just saying it is cool. The counter-top draught system from US startup Fizzics could be mistaken for a coffee machine (bad at 7am), but actually the Waytap pumps sound waves into any bottled beer placed inside to unlock the brew’s full flavour (great beyond 4pm). Available at Kickstarter, priced from around £72.