Oakley Radar Pace
Wayfarers are an eternally stylish choice, but they’re best saved for a classic outfit rather than a morning jog. Luckily, high-performance eyewear brand Oakley has teamed up with Ray-Ban owner Luxottica for a smarter option. The wraparound Radar Pace comes complete with performance-tracking tech that works with a real-time voice-activated coaching system. Available at Oakley, priced £400.
The world of virtual assistants is now a four-way affair. Joining Siri, Cortana and Alexa is Google Home. The search giant’s hands-free smart speaker may look like a fancy air freshener, but it’s capable of managing a whole music library, reciting a calendar, ordering an Uber and texting friends. Just don’t mention the other women. Available from April 6 at Currys, priced £129.
Stoer Cosmetic Drone Skincare Range
Drones may sound more warfare than skincare, but new Scottish cosmetics brand Stoer has developed the same remote-controlled operation for your face. The extensive range uses ‘cosmetic drone’ technology to deploy active ingredients straight into the skin. Plus, these components are taken from the toughest climates on earth to ensure a heavily-fortified regime. Available at Harvey Nichols, priced £24.
Drake’s Clifford Street Store
Much like a suit, even the sharpest of shops needs sprucing up from time to time, which is exactly what Drake’s has done with its Clifford Street store. Following a major refurb, the storied brand’s London outpost now offers a made-to-order shirt and tie service just a stone’s throw from Savile Row. Open now at 3 Clifford St, W1S 2LF.
Eames Lounge Chair And Ottoman
The Eames chair has been a design classic for more than six decades, but the brand’s latest iteration is far from old hat. An exclusive collaboration with Swiss furniture firm Vitra and limited to just 25 pieces worldwide, the chair features a white pigmented walnut shell upholstered in a sandy leather that’ll develop a unique patina over time. Available at The Conran Shop, priced £6,465.
Urbanears Stammen Speaker
Tired of over-engineered speakers that look like a prop from Star Trek? Beam up the debut speaker from Swedish headphone brand Urbanears instead. Known as the Stammen, the colourful yet typically minimalist piece of kit gives users the freedom to stream from a variety of sources including Spotify, Airplay, Chromecast, Bluetooth, and the classic aux cord hook-up. Available at Urbanears, priced £299.
Marshall Monitor Bluetooth
The headphone world is going wireless, but to save on having to rummage down the back of the sofa for missing earbuds, opt for something a bit more substantial. Audiophile fan favourite Marshall’s new Monitor Bluetooth cans pack in stadium-worthy sound, 30-plus hours of battery life and superior noise isolation without the bulk. Available at Marshall, priced £219.
Assouline Veuve Clicquot Book
Champagne lifestyle, lemonade wage? At least you can look at pretty shots of the Instagram generation’s favourite bubbly – Veuve Clicquot. Showcasing the French brand’s 200-year history, this choice tome from book publisher Assouline will continue to add some fizz to any coffee table long after the bottle is empty. Available at Mr Porter, priced £55.