Jigsaw Coffee Table
How’d you solve a problem like a sparse lounge? By throwing in a puzzle, strangely enough. This jigsaw coffee table from British design outfit Andrew Martin is a unique alternative to standard flat pack furniture. Plus, the fibreglass frame is fully interchangeable, should you fancy a rejig.
Available at Andrew Martin, priced £1,295.
Apple’s iPhone didn’t spell the end for BlackBerry (just BBM pins). To the contrary, the Canadian tech company’s new release – the KEYone – is making waves on the smartphone scene thanks to a full HD display, goliath battery life and the ability to shoot video at 4k resolution. It’s not over yet.
Available at Carphone Warehouse, priced £499.
I Actually Wore This, Tom Coleman
Ever looked back at an old photo and screeched ‘What was I thinking with that hair/jumper/shell suit!?’ Tom Coleman has, and so have the celebrities, fashion insiders and regular people the Emmy-nominated writer gathered for his latest book. From Patrick Grant’s Bay City Rollers bomber jacket to Nick Wooster’s mystery two-piece, I Actually Wore This is a light-hearted jab at the worst fashion faux pas of our time. Warning: contains images some may find offensive.
Available at Amazon, priced £25.
For anyone that declares a widescreen to be gauche, simply point them in the direction of Loewe’s Bild-9. The German tech company (not to be confused with the Spanish fashion house) has released a handsome art deco-inspired TV that’ll add culture to even the most ardent couch potatoes. A striking solid steel frame, 7mm OLED screen and invisible wiring paints a very pretty picture indeed.
Available at Loewe, priced £6,990.
Microsoft Surface Laptop
Despite the constant innovation, woeful battery life still pains the tech world. Which is where Microsoft steps in. The US giant’s latest touchscreen laptop weighs just 2.76lbs, making it perfect for remote working, while offering a mammoth 14.5-hour battery life. You’ll never have Netflix (sorry, spreadsheets) suddenly die ever again.
Available at Argos, priced £1,299.
Autodromo Prototipo Brian Redman Limited Edition
Mecaquartz watches (a hybrid that pairs the cost and accuracy of quartz with the artistry of mechanical models) are still very much a hidden treasure. Luckily, young brand Autodromo has struck gold with this sharp example that makes use of the little-known mechanism and pays homage to the racing world with a red and white colour scheme lifted from the Porsche Salzburg.
Available at Autodromo, priced £600.
Mendl’s Is The Best Print
No longer confined to the cutting room floor, would-be film posters can now find a home in yours. This artistic reimagining from 2014’s The Grand Budapest Hotel will hit the sweet spot in any front room, referencing lobby boy Zero Moustafa’s favourite bakery (and Wes Anderson’s signature style). That’s a wrap.
Available at Firebox, priced £29.99.
Sennheiser MKE 2 Elements
The wow factor of mountain biking, surfing or snowboarding is nothing without the proper soundtrack. So add Sennheiser’s robust and waterproof mic to your GoPro set-up to capture every breath, scream, bubble and swish (more than likely screams) in crystal clear quality.
Available at Sennheiser, priced £179.99.