Tom Dixon Line Cushion
If investing in a few cushions and throws to liven up your living room is a little too ‘girly’ for that fragile masculinity of yours, think of doing it for more practical reasons, like finally hiding that nacho stain from 2006. Tom Dixon’s new range of graphic line and block colour fixtures is guaranteed to make you the Louis Futon Don.
Available at Tom Dixon, priced £110.
E Tautz 150 Photograph
For the last decade, one of Savile Row’s most stylish men, Patrick Grant, has been restoring heritage label E. Tautz to its former glory. This year, the firm is celebrating its 150th birthday and to mark the occasion is selling off a range of prints taken anonymously by famous artists, designers, authors and actors, with all proceeds going to Help Refugees.
Available at E Tautz, priced £150.
Grovemade Wool Felt Desk Pad
The first step toward bossing any to-do list is to build a killer workstation. Portland-based Grovemade has a knack for crafting stylish desk accessories that help you get stuff done (or at least look as though you are). The brand’s new Desk Pad is cut from merino wool felt and is designed to add visual structure and organisation to your workspace (and cut your excuses for procrastinating).
Available at Grovemade, priced £55.
Xbox One X
June, if you weren’t aware, is when tech geeks celebrate Christmas. Or as they call it, E3. At this year’s annual games conference, Microsoft unveiled the most powerful (and most expensive) console in the world. The Xbox One X features a sleek, minimalist black design, crammed with six teraflops of graphical power, an ultra-HD Blu-ray drive and 1TB of storage. We don’t even know what a teraflop is, but we’ll take as many as we can get.
Available from 7 November at Microsoft, priced £449.99.
C Seed 262 TV
Got a room with an empty 262-inch wall? Good news: Austrian-based luxury electronics brand C Seed has created the biggest 4K TV you’ll never be able to afford to fill the space. Measuring just short of three Smart Cars diagonally, the broadcasting behemoth is packed with a colour spectrum far beyond conventional sets and six integrated high-end speakers, so you never have to visit the cinema again.
Available at C Seed stockists, price tbc.
Heimplanet Monolith Dopp Kit
If anyone knows a thing or two about keeping the inside in and the outside out, it’s Hamburg-based tent specialist Heimplanet. The German brand has recently branched out, applying its knowledge to a spacious Dopp Kit, which features an unfolding ballistic nylon shell, in-built hanger and multiple mesh net and zip-closure compartments so you can be one pampered camper.
Available at Bear & Bear, priced £55.
Apple Homepod Speaker
Siri has been gifting the internet with hilarious answers to questions like ‘What is zero divided by zero?’ (ask it, we dare you) since 2010. Now the sassy iPhone assistant is getting ready to go for Alexa’s jugular with the HomePod. Apple’s first stab at the smart speaker market, it offers up the usual abilities: sending messages, relaying news and weather updates, controlling smart devices, while also working seamlessly with the tech giant’s Music streaming service.
Available from December 2017 at Apple, priced £275.
Google We Wear Culture
Museums suck. Like, really. We’re not philistines or anything, other people – with their loud talking and sticky children – are always the problem. Luckily Google’s Arts & Culture arm has launched We Wear Culture, a project allowing fashion enthusiasts to explore 30,000 pieces from over 180 museums and institutions around the world while in their pants. You can’t do that at the Tate. We should know.
Available at Google.