If you’re just on the hunt for a point and shoot camera without serious scenes in mind, then Lomography might be the art of choice. This limited reproduction of a Russian classic camera comes swathed in brown leather and bright chrome. What makes this such a unique camera is the intention of including an intentional error in the lens providing radiantly coloured and shadowy vignetted images, however that is what made a Lomography cam a sought-after piece.
Since the early 50s the name Alberto Guardiani is allegorical for great Italian shoemaking tradition and unerring elegance. However, this suede shoes are made with an everyday-use in mind, hence it displays a classy silhouette modernized with a casual note. The light suede coupled with a dark one inch heel makes them a truly versatile piece in a man’s wardrobe.
Do you want to know if your first wine memory equals that of famous chefs, or if your taste and preference resembles wine connoisseurs from around the globe, then the Wine Questionnaire is a charming and revealing read for few informative hours. Using the format of a personal Proust questionnaire, the Wine Questionnaire is a great collection of handwritten answers of few famous oenophiles like Michel Dovaz, professor at the Academie du Vin in Paris, or Graydon Carter, editor in chief of Vanity Fair.
Today’s cyclists have to cope with increasingly crowded roads and modern commuters want to face this situations with adequate gear. Brooks wants you to keep your attention to the streets, hence they made the Islington rucksack to care for your daily needs. A conversation-evoking look drawn from thick waxed cotton and leather reinforcements ensure this is made to withstand the worst that English weather has to offer. However, a wide shoulder strap system is what makes this a sought-after bag as it balances and stabilizes the bag by allowing to cross both straps diagonally over the chest.
When talking about 1.000-horsepower, the Veyron is probably the first name mentioned. Now, the french supercar-maker Bugatti unveils a Veyron that enjoyed the Vitesse treatment. The Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse, french for speed, boasts striking 1.200-horsepower and jaw-dropping 1.106 lb-ft of torque. The roof-less roadster is said to top out at around 250mph, which however is definitely an experience you can not describe with words.
Instead of creating a loud presence through details, this shoes of MR Hare shine with pure minimalism pushing the premium vachetta leather into the limelight. The leather isn’t specially conserved or protected, thus it’ll acquire a beautiful patina over the time making it your own individual pair of Fela shoes. While the vachetta leather is made to fit like a second skin, you’ll walk on solid wooden soles.
If you’ve not yet heard a thing about the watchmaker Antoine Martin, then you’re definitely not alone as they’ll introduce their first collection at this year’s Basel watch-fair. With the claim to create timekeepers for those who seek something out of the ordinary, Antoine Martin introduces the Quantieme Perpetuel au Grand Balancier watch. Their first attempt to leave a mark in watchmaking history is equipped with a 17.5mm huge balance wheel, hand-wound caliber AM39.001, which has 60 jewels and features a power reserve of 6 days and perpetual calendar inclusively leap year indicator. The case is made of 18kt rosé gold and the dial shows an intertwined play of polish and satin finishing and a reinterpretation of guilloché pattern making it a quiet modern face embraced by classic gold and alligator leather.
Valextra is a Milanese brands who convincingly conveys Italian dolce vita like no other. Each piece is crafted using age-old traditional techniques and exactingly selected premium hides. Let your Blackberry Playbook enjoy puristic luxury with this case made of ultra supple leather with a golden brown texture. Definitely an accessory that’ll add a serious presence to your tablet.
The trident sporting Italian sportscar marque Maserati, has been a guarantor for sporty elegance since the 20s. Adding to their stable of history marking vehicles, the upcoming GranTurismo Sport 2013 remains true to the admired design language exhibiting unique Italian elegance, but spend it a performance upgrade. The GT 4.7-liter engine is adjusted to produce 460 horsepower and makes this four-wheeled beauty to accelerate to 60 in under 5 seconds while pulling off a top speed of 177mph.
To celebrate the Queen’s accession to the throne back in 1952, the distiller that has been awarded with a Royal warrant multiple times including by the majesty herself, John Walker & Sons created an utterly exclusive whisky available in a limited stock of 60 bottlings. More than 60 artisans have been taking into demand to create a diamond-shaped Baccarat crystal decanter tightened on a crystal base with six radial legs, Britannia silver details all over including the with half-carat diamonds encrusted collars made by Hamilton&Inches. Moreover, each bottling comes with a Cumbria Crystal glasses, hand-bound artefact book, a chest made of the oak the blend has been married and Caledonian pine. The whisky itself is a blend of handpicked whiskies from nine distilleries, which are distilled in and maturing since 1952.
Today time management is often done and certainly lead by tablets and smartphones, however there has been a time simple organizers were the sole choice to schedule the day. To provide a classy alternative, the calendar manufacturer X47 joined force with watchmaker Nivrel for a grand kit consisting of a weekly calendar booklet for organizers and a mechanical wrist watch. What makes this combination special is the use of a graphic that imitates the actual timekeepers dial as a scheme of organization. In this time circles you can then visually mark periods of time in an intuitive manner and simply on paper, hence the viewer gets a quick impression of the daily schedule at a glance, literally. The watch itself exudes a clear presence, not to quiet, but not to noisy as well, but a decent option for daily work. The inside of this 40mm stainless steel piece works a Swiss mechanical movement ETA caliber 2824-2 with 25 jewels.
With the Walton, the craftsmen of Herschel Supply Co. provides the urbane men with a large duffle bag, which exhibits a certain, quietly screaming for attention, understated presence. A generous inside is lined with a Herschel signature red-white striped fabric, and features a dedicated shoe compartment, which definitely might come in handy abroad.
Ferrari has preponed the official introduction of the overhauled California and has already taken the wraps off what will sprint the road from zero to 62 in a good 3.8 seconds. This improvement has been achieved through heavy engine adjustments, talking about 490 horsepower and 372 lb-ft of peak performance, as also via a weight reduction of 66 pounds in total and a new exhaust and calibration system.
It neither requires a sailing trip nor does it need any see in close sight at all. This duffle strikes with a Polo Ralph Lauren typical distinct maritime aesthetic, you’ll instantly recognize even among a crowded street. Crafted with reinforced canvas, studded with several nautical details, and equipped with an additional zip pocket in the inside. A bag that adds a waft of intended casualness to your dress when strolling to the gym or taking the daily commute.
Besides a pretty aggressive marketing campagne, the new German watchmaker Zeitwinkel remained unheard untill recently. This years SIHH reveals the 273 Degrees, that will definitely attract some attention with its in-house caliber ZW0103, that is made of 387 parts and features a power reserve of up to 72 hours. The stainless steel case measures 42.5mm, and the front will show a big date, seconds and a power reserve indication. All that ultimately ends up in exhibiting quiet an elegant watch, which fits the every day occasions pretty well.