THE JETSETTER LIFESTYLE
THE JETSETTER LIFESTYLE
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GROOMING LA MER THE CONCENTRATE $340.00 USD for 30mL NET-A-PORTER.COM
The perfect savior for your skin, the Concentrate uses the restorative properties of the sea to combat visible irritation and redness caused by cosmetic procedures, chemical peels, laser treatments and microdermabrasion. Any irritations will be soothed, leaving you with strong, radiant skin.
TOM FORD OUD WOOD Shower Gel $230.00 USD for 50mL TOMFORD.COM
Tom Fordâ€™s Oud Wood Shower Gel is the perfect addition to your cleansing routine. Infused with one of the worldâ€™s rarest and most expensive ingredients, Oud Wood, the gel gently cleanses the skin and leaves it smelling and feeling clean. Known for its exotic fragrance, the Oud Wood Shower Gel contains notes of Rose Wood and Cardamom with a smokey accord and is finished with a warm base of Tonka Bean and Amber.
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SISLEY PARIS BOTANICAL D-TOX Detoxifying Night Treatment $245.00 USD for 30mL SISLEY-PARIS.COM
This month-long detoxifying nighttime treatment is highly concentrated in plant extracts, working during the most favorable time for cellular regeneration to combat signs of fatigue in 4 weeks’ time.
AESOP WASABI TOOTHPASTE $15.00 USD for 60mL AESOP.COM
Typical mint-flavored toothpaste is a thing of the past. Aesop’s new wasabi toothpaste is for those in the now. This creamy, fluoride-free toothpaste is made of sea buckthorn, cardamon and wasabia japonica. Soothing buckthorn helps lessen gum aggravation from frequent brushing, while spicy cardamom and wasabi fight to maintain a fresh breath. Instead of a mouthful of the burning spice however, the formula’s secondary hints of refreshing spearmint, anise and clove emerge.
GROOMING DR JACKSON’S 02 NIGHT CREAM £80.00 GBP for 50mL DRJACKSON.CO.UK
A rich repairing formula for nighttime regeneration, this naturally moisturizing cream leaves a refreshed and radiant complexion by the time the sun rises. Using baobab seed oil and mango seed butter, the cream alleviates dryness and improves elasticity, while kigelia fruit extract and frankincense tree resin are used in tandem to calm, soothe and plump the skin. Perfect for use before bedtime, the formula’s fragrant botanics provide a relaxing aroma to aid in falling asleep.
PERRICONE MD CBx FOR MEN Lightweight Moisturizer $55.00 USD for 59mL PERRICONEMD.COM
Derived from the hemp plant, the antioxidant-rich phytocannabinoid is featured in Perricone MD’s CBx for Men collection. This fast-absorbing moisturizer delivers the potent antioxidant benefits of the chemical compound wrapped in a woodsy green aroma, and topped with a hint of fresh hemp. Good for all skin types, the lotion hydrates, evens skin tone, and minimizes the appearance of fine lines.
HEATH POST SHAVE REPAIR £12.00 GBP for 100mL
HEATHLONDON.CO.UK Heath’s products, designed especially for busy, urban men who are still picky, aims to use completely natural ingredients, and this post shave repair is no exception.This balm consists of a powerful formula of Allantoin and Aloe Vera that instantly soothes problem areas (not necessarily due to shaving), leaving the skin hydrated and refreshed.
CZECH & SPEAKE ZEBRANO WOOD Shave Set $550.00 USD MRPORTER.COM
Czech & Speake fashioned this striking wood shave set from sustainable sourced Zebrano Wood. The heartwood’s distinctive streaks is what gives it a zebra-stripe appearance, and name. The perfectly weighted razor features a Mach III blade, complete with a Silvertip badger hair brush.
AESOP JET SET KIT $41.00 USD AESOP.COM
Aptly named, this compact shower set is an essential carry-on component as well as travel companion.The assortment of Aesop’s much-loved shower products includes their Classic Shampoo with rosemary leaf, Classic Conditioner with bergamot mint, Geranium Leaf Body Cleanser, and a Rind Concentrate Body Balm, all of which will leave your skin feeling clean and moisturized throughout your journey.
Artisan Eau De Toilette $89.00 USD for 125mL JOHNVARVATOS.COM Designed to stimulate the senses, John Varvatos brings you a charming cocktail of clementine, tangelo, ginger, and woody musk. Bottled in a gold flask with a woven design, it is the perfect addition to your perfume collection.
BLITZ Pro Boxing Gloves ÂŁ29.99 GBP BLITZSPORT.COM
These Pro Boxing, multi-purpose gloves are designed with a velcro wrist strap for superior comfort and a snug fit. Padded at the thumb to minimize any risk of injury, the gloves are made from a leather/PU mix and come in Black, Blue, or Red.
FITBIT Ionic $299.95 USD FITBIT.COM
The Fitbit that has it all: Equipped with a swim-proof feature, built-in GPS, and storage for music directly on the watch, the Ionic smartwatch is designed to follow you everywhere. In addition to Fitbitâ€™s regular exercise features such as multi-sport tracking and on-screen workouts, the Ionic also comes with built-in NFC so that you can pay with a flick of the wrist.
BLVCK SUPPLEMENTS XPLODE $39.99 CAD BLVCKSUPPLEMENTS.CA
The Xplode is an all-in-one, non-stimulant, pump promoting pre-workout supplement. The main ingredient L-Carnitine is an essential amino acid that supports your bodyâ€™s fat loss, muscle mass, and overall health. This formula includes a nitric oxide reaction for pumps, fullness, mental focus, strength, and energy.
SHAPA Scale $129.00 plus $9.99 USD for a 6-month ssubscription SHAPA.ME
Weight management of the future is here: Meet Shapa, your AI scale and weight management app and assistant. By using the display-free scale, Shapaâ€™s app (available for iOS and Android) helps track your weight management progress by using algorithms based on behavioral science. Shapa will only tell you what you need to hear in order to achieve your goal. Packed with healthy tips and tricks, the software learns about your schedule and habits for a customized program that fits your lifestyle.
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Bicycle (Design Concept) BEHANCE.NET/KEKKO90RUGBY London industrial designer Francesco Manocchio created this futuristic bicycle as an exploration between carbon fiber composites and 3D-printing material. Inspired by the emerging techniques of rapid manufacturing, Manocchio looked at different materials to test their weight, strength and performance, resulting in the Furia. According to the designer, the concept behind the Furia is meant to provoke the conventions of manufacturing, and inspire innovative ways for designers to combine technologies and materials. Featuring an additional hub-center steering mechanism borrowed from motorcycle design, the Furia is a bicycle that encompasses all the endless possibilities of future industrial designs.
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BLOK LONDON LONDON, UK BLOKLONDON.COM Brick walls and cast iron pillars surround the inside of London workout space BLOK. Founders Ed Stanbury and Max Oppenheim opened BLOK’s first location in February 2016, at the bottom of a cobbled road flanked by Victorian industrial units in Clapton. While BLOK’s Studio 1’s retractable training equipment focuses on functional strength, conditioning, and boxing, Studio 2’s barre design opens the space up to something closer to a body-and-mind exploration that includes yoga, pilates, meditation sessions, and barre classes. This January, BLOK opened its second location in Shoreditch.
LOFT Dumbbells 6kg $1,050.00 USD SHOPHOCK.COM These highly precise dumbbells combine the strength of non-reactive stainless steel with the sophistication of finely turned, polished and oiled walnut. Its comfortable raised grip, with the designâ€™s sustainable sourcing of walnut, makes this a smart purchase for your gym.
BRIC’S Bellagio 21-inch Carry-On Spinner Suitcase $550.00 USD BRICSTORE.COM
Italian brand Bric’s introduces a four-wheel Bellagio suitcase crafted from durable and lightweight Makrolon® polycarbonate in white. Known for their quality and attention to detail, the suitcase is styled with leather trim from Tuscany for a classic traveller’s look.
DRIES VAN NOTEN Leather Venetian Loafers $785.00 USD BARNEYS.COM
Smooth, natural leather dominates these Venetian loafers from the Belgian designer. Crafted in Spain and styled with a plain toe, the loafersâ€™ classic silhouette is only upstaged by its subtle elastic gore inset designs and lightweight EVA sole, making them a breeze to put on and to kick around.
MONCLER GAMME BLEU
Quilted Wool And Leather Down Bomber Jacket ÂŁ1,680.00 GBP MONCLER.COM The lovechild of Moncler and Thom Browne, this wool bomber jacket is quilted with down for optimum insulation, and its collegiate style is made luxurious with leather sleeves. Its ribbed trims, patterned with red, white, and blue stripes, are a design hallmark of both brands.
Black Nylon Duffle Bag with “Dior Roses” Patches £1,950.00 GBP DIOR.COM This handy duffle bag features the “Dior Roses” print from their Spring 2018 collection, made especially prominent with a sewn-on patch in the center. Equipped with an outer zipped pocket as well as an inner flat pocket, the bag can be carried by hand, or on the shoulder with a removable strap.
Round Bridgeless Optical Frames $385.00 USD TOMFORD.COM The timelessness of Tom Ford Eyewear meets the boldness of bridgeless frames. The silhouette of the glasses are balanced by its strong, acetate frame along with a metal high bridge for a classic look that is timeless.
Marquetry Eau De Parfum $200.00 USD for 100mL ETRO.COM In Etroâ€™s iconic golden Paisley bottle, the Marquetry is a fragrance that opens with an overture of bergamot, lavender, and peach, followed by notes of tonka bean, balsam, and rose. At its base, Marquetry celebrates resins for a complex but tender aroma.
Single-Breasted Striped Wool-Cotton Blend Blazer $2,432.00 USD FARFETCH.COM Decorated with shiny gold-tone buttons and padded shoulders, this singlebreasted blazer is made from a wool and cotton-blend for a comfortable fit. The classic white and navy striped look is embellished with Thom Browneâ€™s signature grosgrain trim on the inside of the cuffs and neck.
Medallion-Print Silk Twill Necktie $175.00 USD BARNEYS.COM Made in Italy, this Alexander McQueen white and navy silk twill necktie features a motif inspired by Nordic design. The medallion pattern of the necktie allows it to stand out against your outfit.
Red Beechwood Box with Shoe Care Accessories Kit $995.00 USD ARTEMEST.COM This well-stocked kit from Turms comes with everything you need to care for your shoes. The kitâ€™s shoe horn, soft and hard-bristled brushes, and range of beeswax polishes are housed in a beautiful solid beechwood box handcrafted in Italy.
Single-Buckle Leather Shoe €385.00 EUR CALZOLERIAHARRIS.IT Florence’s very own Harris has done it again: Sturdy and timeless with an edge, these single-buckle leather shoes include a leather sole, and are embellished with Norwegian construction. The upper of the shoes are hand-painted entirely in shades of caramel with a buffered effect.
Cherwell Pullover ÂŁ150.00 GBP JOHNSMEDLEY.COM John Smedleyâ€™s iconic roll neck, the Cherwell pullover, is crafted here from 30 Gauge Extra Fine Merino wool in a bold red. Timeless and effortless, this style can easily be paired with tailored trousers for a refined look, or with simple dark denim and a fitted jacket for a more relaxed silhouette.
Embroidered Monaco Jacket $3,250.00 USD Available in Gucci stores Fun and symbolic, the Monaco jacket from Gucci features allover embroideries using motifs and symbols introduced by Alessandro Michele. The houseâ€™s kingsnake, bee, poppy flower, eye, and UFO designs all make appearances on this dark blue wool mohair jacket.
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La Nuit De L’Homme Le Parfum $80.00 USD for 100mL YSLBEAUTY.COM A warm and spicy blend, La Nuit De L’Homme is a woody oriental fragrance with opening notes of spicy citrus to stimulate the senses. Lavender, French labdanum and fruity notes then reveal themselves as the fragrance’s base of vanilla, patchouli, and vetiver round out the fragrance.
Bolt-68 Skull Pearl 45MM Red $990.00 USD BOMBERGWATCHES.COM Inspired by patterns, symbols, and colors of Huichol art, this Bomberg Skull series watch meets the sturdiness of the Bolt-68 collection. Emphasized by flexible, black rubber straps, the Bolt-68â€™s bold and sporty design nicely complements the complexity of the Huichol skull.
Striped Silk Cotton Bow Tie in Red $180.00 USD Available in Gucci Stores This silk and cotton-blend bow tie is decorated with a dark regimental stripe motif, adding seriousness to the tieâ€™s color. Made in Italy with an adjustable back closure, the bow tie showcases Gucciâ€™s luxury-meets-play nonchalance.
Gloris Polished Leather Portfolio $360.00 USD, BARNEYS.COM Unlike your average bow tie, Gucciâ€™s three-dimensional design features a white and tonal beaded starburst in the centre of the bow tie to match the navy tone of the tieâ€™s textured-weave silk-linen, on which small green insects are subtly embroidered. Pre-tied with an adjustable band and a hookand-eye closure, this statement accessory comes with no hassle.
HUGO Urban Journey Eau de Toilette Â£55.00 GBP for 125mL HUGOBOSS.COM Citrusy fresh hints of the Himalayan Whorlflower is contrasted with an intense aromatic heart of black teas in this new eau de toilette from HUGO BOSS. Reinforced by masculine guaiacwood, the HUGO Urban Journey will fuel you with new energy and keep you smelling fresh all day.
Velvet Churchill Chain Sandals $590.00 USD TOMFORD.COM Iconic Tom Ford gold chains steal the spotlight in these leather-and-velvet sandals. Crafted in Italy with a rubber sole to prevent slipping, these plush slip-ons are featured in a beautiful deep ocean blue, and are guaranteed to put you in a relaxed mood.
The 120 Carbon Fibre 20-inch Trolley Case £3,500.00 GBP GLOBE-TROTTER.COM This 20-inch trolley case is a collaboration between Globe-Trotter and the world’s first colored carbon fibre brand, Hypetex®, and features the brand’s classic Centenary design. Made in celebration of their 120th Anniversary, only 120 cases are available.
True Thinline Colors $2,450.00 CAD RADO.COM Back from popular demand, Radoâ€™s True Thinline collection has introduced four new additional colors. The hyper-minimalist line of ceramic watches was initially only made in black, white and gunmetal. In an energizing green, the 5mm-thick watch is understated and contemporary.
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FLEINVÆR, NORWAY FORDYPNINGSROMMET.NO Created by Norwegian musician and composer Håvard Lund, the boxes of Fordypningsrommet Fleinvær (“Refugium at Fleinvær”) have become a community of tranquility and creativity inspired by nature. No cars, shops, or external stress is allowed on the island of Sørvær. The Fordypningsrommet Fleinvær is decorated with nine rustic cabins of high-quality architecture, of which four are sleeping houses, and the others are creative spaces. Designed by Sami Rintala and TYIN tegnestue Architects, the original idea of the project was to create small buildings that could adapt to the terrain, instead of one large dominating building. The result is a group of nine sustainable cabins built from the same material, but differing in character.
While guests have the privacies of their own sleeping houses away from their friends, the other cabins are used communally for cooking, bathing, and relaxing in the comfort of a sauna. Filled with inspiration? Document your stay by creating artistic masterpieces in the studio cabin. For an even quieter experience, the tower-cabin offers stunning views of the landscape that is at once welcoming and isolating. The resort promises to be the perfect destination for creative and spiritual retreats. Far from being a conventional vacation destination, the Fordypningsrommet FleinvĂŚr offers the best of modern travel and experience. To book your stay at this Arctic hideaway, visit fordypningsrommet.no.
FOGIA X NICHETTO STUDIO Mame Bergère NICHETTOSTUDIO.COM
Designed by Luca Nichetto, this Mame Bergère armchair is manufactured by Swedish furniture company Fogia. Roomy and comfortable, the Mame’s (Japanese for “bean”) roundness and unbroken lines resemble an edamame bean pod, striking a most elegant balance between classic and modern.
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ARCTIC BATH BODTRÄSKFORS, SWEDEN ARCTICBATH.SE Located on Sweden’s Lule River, the Arctic Bath hotel and spa is situated in one of the most scenic spots for experiencing the Northern Lights. In the winter, the Arctic Bath is suspended on frozen water, while in the summer, the architectural gem can be seen floating atop the Lule.
Developed by the same team behind Sweden’s Treehotel in Harads, the Arctic Bath project was designed by Swedish specialist design architects Bertil Harström and Johan Kauppi. The concept’s realization relies on minimalistic interiors as well as environmental standards, using local materials to minimize any impact to the hotel’s environment. The Arctic Bath is set to open in Fall 2018.
Sven Cascadia Couch $1299.00 USD ARTICLE.COM Articleâ€™s most popular sofa is a modern take on a mid-century classic. Featuring crisp lines, a tufted benchseat, luxurious stuffed back cushions and matching round bolsters, this couch is a simple and elegant piece of furniture. In Cascadia Blue velvet and Mahogany solid wood legs, the versatile Sven couch goes well with wooden floors and modern accessories.
BRAS D'OR LAKE HOUSE
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BRAS D’OR LAKE HOUSE CAPE BRETON ISLAND, CANADA NICHOLASFUDGE.COM/LAKE-HOUSE Nestled inside a hardwood forest along the shores of Nova Scotia’s Bras D’or Lake, this Cape Breton retreat by Nicholas Fudge Architects is a visually stunning structure from the inside and out. The gradual slope of the roofs creates a double-height wall towards the water as the ceiling rises, opening up views of the lake and distant shore with floor-to-ceiling windows.
Three timber-clad wings in the home, each unique in function, are linked by an intersecting hallway, at the center of which sits an entryway and office to separate the public and private wings. The 1,900-square-foot home was also prefabricated and panelized off-site, and assembled on-site in only two days.
Aicon Concept Car AUDI.COM The car of the future, Audi calls this a “paradigm change in the automotive world.” The Aicon’s four electric motors are designed to produce 405 lb-ft of torque, and achieve an impressive range of 435 miles. In addition to lightweight designs to help extend the car’s range, the concept hopes to improve the existing technologies of autonomous driving by enhancing the passenger’s luxurious experience inside the vehicle. With positionable control interfaces, glass-roof panels, voice control, and eye-movement tracking, the Aicon’s design is fitted around an ease of control for passengers. PIA, the electronic vehicle assistant, will recognize passengers by their phones and restore their preferences for the car’s custom settings, which includes air conditioning, seating position, the color of the interior OLED light, and the layout of the infotainment system. The Aicon, as one of the designs integrated with Audi AI, combines the benefits of autonomous driving in an urban environment with an unprecedented electric drive range for an electric drive. Welcome to Audi’s vision of the autonomous future.
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TL2 ÂŁ1,700.00 GBP LEICA-CAMERA.COM With 24 megapixels and an ISO of up to 50,000, the new second-generation TL2 cannot be judged by its size. Featuring smooth curves with an anodized finish, built-in Wi-Fi capability, HDMI, and USB 3.0 ports, this camera is designed for high-performance wherever you go.
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THE WAREHOUSE HOTEL ROBERTSON QUAY, SINGAPORE THEWAREHOUSEHOTEL.COM Situated on the waterfront of Singapore’s vibrant Robertson Quay, The Warehouse Hotel’s aesthetics echo significant Singaporean traditions and heritage. The three converted warehouses dating all the way back to 1895, or godowns, communicate a Singaporean era of secret societies and liquor distilleries that were popular during the 19th century. As guests enter the hotel lobby, they are greeted by the warehouse’s original wheels and parts, refinished in black and dangling mid-air for a dramatic welcome.
The unique structure of the godowns served as Asylum’s main source of inspiration when the local award-winning agency stepped in to complete the hotel’s interiors. The windows of the open-space godowns are fully taken advantage of as natural light floods the hotel’s guest rooms and suites, as well as the lobby.
Using elements of industrial design to introduce Singaporeâ€™s heritage, the 37 rooms and suites of The Warehouse Hotel all boast warm tones of wood and copper. Supplemented by round curves and edges, the interior furnishings contrast the hotelâ€™s theme of Chinese-Singaporean heritage.
Paris Strap Sneakers $595.00 USD GIVENCHY.COM Givenchyâ€™s SS18 collection includes this classic pair of low top sneakers with an added graphic twist. Made with matte white leather and calf leather, these logo strap sneakers are accented with an elasticated logo strap across the forefoot for a relaxed, lazy, and comfortable fit.
James Ping Pong Set $2,210.00 USD LOUISVUITTON.COM Clad in Monogram Eclipse canvas, LVâ€™s latest addition to their home decor collection will become your favorite travel toy. The portable set comes with two professionally designed ping-pong paddles with its own canvas cover, and four regulation balls in a custom holder.
LUNGOLINEA Ping Pong Table €18,000 - €22,000 EUR; Prices vary according to region and customization IMPATIA.COM Designed by Torino-based Adriano Design, the Lungolinea is a custom, Italian-made ping pong table made entirely of crystal glass. Each table is engraved with a unique serial number, and can be customized to suit your home. The Lingolinea in its classic model features polished metal components, and the table’s net kit can be removed to reveal an elegant dining or meeting table with ample seating for twelve - a truly multifunctional masterpiece. The Lungolinea is also available in a Gold Edition, where connecting joints and a portion of the net kit are plated with 24k gold.
HAMA HAMA COMPANY
Hama Hama® Oysters $54.00 USD for a 3-Dozen Bag HAMAHAMAOYSTERS.COM Grown the old-fashioned way on the gravel of Hamma Hamma River in Washington, Hama Hama® Oysters are exposed twice a day by the outgoing tide. Slow-growing and beach-hardened, they are known for a clean-crisp flavor followed by a sweet finish of melon rind or cucumber. Highly seasonal, they tend to be sweeter in the spring, and brinier in the fall and winter.
Select Barrel Reserve Reposado $67.00 USD for 750mL MILAGROTEQUILA.COM Estate-grown and aged in American and French oak barrels for a minimum of 3 months, this 100% blue agave tequila Reposado yields a smooth, complex spirit that perfectly balances the flavours of agave and oak.
SHAN DAO RESTAURANT
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SHAN DAO RESTAURANT FUZHOU, CHINA WWW.YD-D.NET Yiduan Shanghai’s new project, the Shan Dao Restaurant is a feat of creativity that speaks to the growing artistic community in the Jiangxi province area. Mr Xujun Xu, the Creative Director of the project, longed for designers in China to begin to play a leading role in improving both the quality of life and the environment. Natural bamboo is used as a main component in order to match the ambiance of the restaurant’s healthy menu items. The highlight of Xu’s design lies in these bamboo basket-shaped semi-private dining areas that makes guests feel as if they are deeply hidden inside a bamboo forest.
Due to the play on light through the bamboo structures, there is a sense of transparency flowing through the restaurant that is contrasted by its winding complexity and partitioned areas. Away from the magical bamboo forests in the banquet hall, the restaurantâ€™s private dining rooms revolve around a more traditional wood theme that extends the designâ€™s nature elements. Tiled ceilings on wooden beams, large wooden Chinese abacuses (or Suanpan) spread over the walls, and a round wooden table to seat 16 diners. Xu's eco-friendly concept uses nothing more than simple and natural materials such as tiles, straw walls, and plain cement. A space that returns to purity and simplicity, the innovative design of the Shan Dao Restaurant is well-situated on a fine line between new-age creativity and a traditional return to culture and nature.
OLIVER SPENCER LOUNGEWEAR Checked Cotton Robe $385.00 USD MRPORTER.COM
The perfect travel companion for at-home comfort, this Oliver Spencer robe is soft and stylish. The cotton robe also features two front-pockets and a matching belt for a classic look.
Brew Cafetiere $210.00 USD TOMDIXON.NET One of Tom Dixonâ€™s sleek and futuristic designs, this cafetiere is the pot that your coffee has been waiting for. Precision-engineered for smooth plunging and pouring, the cafetiere features a brushed steel interior that contrasts the high-shine copper finish for a coffee-ceremony centerpiece.
Neu Black Lager $2.49 USD per can ANDUNION.COM Bavarian craft beer company AND UNION prides themselves on their back-to-basics approach to the art of brewing. Evident from the Neu Blackâ€™s packaging, this unfiltered dark lager boasts a rich, toasty and complex, yet light-bodied and refreshing taste.
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212 FIFTH AVENUE
FOR SALE 212 Fifth Avenue PH NY,NY 1001, USA Price $73,800,000 USD
212 FIFTH AVENUE NEW YORK CITY, USA 212FIFTHAVENUE.COM Priced at $73.8 million, the Penthouse of 212 Fifth Avenue is poised to become one of New York’s most expensive condos. As one of the city’s first skyscrapers, the finest of contemporary living is harmonized with the grandeur of the building’s historical beginning in its recent restoration. The Penthouse’s Great Room has four exposures through elegant arched windows, allowing views of the Madison Square Park as well as Manhattan’s most coveted architecture. The ceiling height combined with its gallery-sized walls makes the Penthouse a dream home for art aficionados.
The enormous 10,000-square foot home takes up the top three floors of the building, and is decked out with Calacatta Gold marble, chevron pattern oak floors, and steam showers. There is an outdoor observatory level as well as an upper level for 5,700 square feet of total outdoor space. The upper level, with no obstructions from the sun, can be used as a personal outdoor space for sunbathing, or as a small lounging area with close friends. The observatory level, while relatively more limited in its view of downtown New York, is accessible from the Penthouseâ€™s second floor, and perfectly spacious for large gatherings. Surrounding the interior space in an L-shape, the outdoor space on this level is decorated with plants and shrubbery for a hidden-gem of a garden in the midst of the New York bustle.
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BOWERS & WILKINS
Zeppelin Wireless $699.99 USD BOWERS-WILKINS.COM Introducing the Zeppelin Wireless, the new standard for wireless speakers. Merging state-of-the-art technology with built-in bluetooth and music apps, the Zeppelinâ€™s crystal-clear sound will become the statement piece of your home entertainment system.
THE DESIGN MUSEUM
Ferrari: Under The Skin £39.95 GBP DESIGNMUSEUMSHOP.COM From now until April 15, London’s Design Museum will be exhibiting Ferrari: Under The Skin. For those too busy to attend, this book draws on rarely seen material, including personal ephemera and technical drawings for an in-depth account of the 70 years since Ferrari’s first car.
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HEADFONE SHOP TORONTO, CANADA HEADFONESHOP.COM Located in Toronto, Headfone Shop is a unique design by Andrew and Jodi Batay-Csorba of Batay-Csorba Architects, also based in Toronto. The main feature of the store is the 255 powdercoated folded metal panels that surround the walls and ceiling. The panels resemble pages of open books, encouraging browsers to view the merchandise from various angles, all while hiding tangles of wires.
Dark oak millwork provides a clear and warm contrast against the white panelling, offering a brooding, nocturnal palette that falls into the background. The design of the Headfone Shop breaks the boundaries of traditional audio stores: Transactions are processed through a laptop instead of a counter, and the residential size of the store is intended to keep the customer focused on the listening experience.
The Runwell 41mm with 20mm Red and White G10 Nylon Strap $525.00 USD SHINOLA.COM Shinola’s new ‘Willard’ custom watch program allows wearers to build their own watch from the brand’s different series of watch faces and straps. This Willard watch combines a red-and-white 41mm ‘Runwell’ watch face with a matching red-and-white G10 nylon strap for a fresh, sporty look.
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LEISURE CENTER VANCOUVER, CANADA LEISURE-CENTER.COM The Leisure Center in Vancouver is changing the game. Located in downtown Vancouver, this shop is adding a touch of style and bold aesthetic to the city’s retail scene with its newest cutting-edge designs and luxury fashion. From the latest Balenciaga items to releases by Vetements, the Leisure Center has it all. Founder Mason Wu and architects at Casper Mueller Kneer (CMK) collaborated to ensure the store would resemble and feel like a modern museum. However, don’t think of the Leisure Center as just another retail fashion shop -- the store holds an impressive book selection curated by independent bookstore Donlon Books next to a ‘well-being’ bar, with botanical remedies from The Alchemist’s Kitchen in New York. The Leisure Center has something for everyone.
ENTRAPMENT Canadian Whiskey $150.00 USD for 750 mL ORPHANBARREL.COM Distilled by Crown Royal 25 years ago, ENTRAPMENT Whiskey is the first Canadian Whiskey released by Orphan Barrel. Aged since 1992 in Gimli, Canada, the Whiskey was originally to be included in a batch of Crown Royal DeLuxe. Over 25 years later, itâ€™s a treasure.
CIGSOR Humidor Sensor & App CHF 899.00 CIGSOR.COM The Cigsor humidor sensor and app alerts users when it detects suboptimal humidor humidity levels or temperature so that your cigars can breathe as soon as possible. Made in Switzerland, this 18k gold-plated sensor is the epitome of cigar luxury.
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SOMERSET CHICAGO, USA SOMERSETCHICAGO.COM Somerset Chicago is the perfect spot for groups and intimate gatherings. Located inside the 1920s-themed Cedar Hotel, the interior of Somerset resembles a Ê¼60s, Kennedy-era of country clubs and sail boats, with an added modern twist.
Completed by design firm AvroKO, Somerset is coated in bold panels of deep marine blue and brown, while piping and brass trims add warmth to the surroundings. Cleveland native Lee Wolen developed a seasonal all-day menu for the restaurant: Dishes of Smoked Beef Tartare with Goat Gouda and Spicy Lamb Merguez Linguini make the perfect entrĂŠe before being served Chef Meg Galusâ€™ famous Butterscotch Pudding with Kahlua Ice-Cream for dessert.
2018 Stelvio Quadrifoglio $95,000.00 USD ALFAROMEO.COM Inspired by the Stelvio Pass, a beautiful and challenging Northern Italian road, the 2018 Stelvio Quadrifoglio answers for all those demanding the highest level of utility with performance. With 443 lb-ft of torque and best-in-class 505 horsepower, the car’s all-aluminum 2.9L twin-turbocharged V6 engine is the most powerful engine created by Alfa Romeo. This SUV features ultralight materials such as carbon fibre and aluminum. The vehicle delivers a near-perfect 50/50 weight distribution across both the front and rear axles for a smooth and sturdy drive. Interior combinations range from fine Italian leather to Alcantara® suede, and the vehicle’s Q4 All-Wheel-Drive system continuously monitors road conditions to deliver ideal torque distribution, making this the perfect SUV for spontaneous road trips and unpredictable weather.
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SPINELLI KILCOLLIN Vega Ring $3,600.00 USD BARNEYS.COM
Hand-assembled in downtown Los Angeles, this ring from Spinelli Kilcollin is crafted from 18k yellow gold and sterling silver. The Vega ring consists of four polished linked bands of various widths; the thinnest is detailed with a blackened finish and micro-pavĂŠ white diamonds.
MARALAH CLIFF HOUSE
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MARALAH CLIFF HOUSE (Concept Design) CALGARY, CANADA LAAV.NL Located in Calgary, Alberta, the Maralah Cliff House is the perfect retreat away from the city. The Maralah Cliff House is as dramatic in design as it is in location, taking full advantage of the houseâ€™s surrounding landscape. The Cliff Houseâ€™s LAAV Architects designed the house to be partly submerged and cantilevered over the cliff that it rests on.
The bedroom is located just six steps below the kitchen and reading area and frames the breathtaking view over the Bow River. Sitting at 45 square meters with an extra 20 square meters reserved for water supply and restroom facilities, the house is the perfect compact, escape-retreat.
Designed out of raw concrete, glass, and matte black steel, the house includes a small storage space under the kitchen. LAAV Architects used the dynamic square shape and 45-degree rotation of the house to emphasize the relationship between the cliff and the ground, which likely merged out of the ground during an earthquake.
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Le Mans MKII Airforce Motorcycle Pricing available upon customization request DMOLCUSTOMS.COM Created by motorcycle customization company Death Machines of London, this custom â€œAirforceâ€? Moto Guzzi was entirely inspired by aerospace design to commemorate the 130th birthday of Italian aircraft pilot Giovanni Ravelli. From tires reminiscent of aeroplane tires to the use of hand beaten aluminum, the Airforce is a tribute to Ravelli as well as top motorcycle performance.
Twist Mechanism Keyring $681.00 USD FARFETCH.COM Yohji Yamamoto’s effortless yet commanding style is seen here in the form of a handy keyring. All simply clad in 100% leather and brass, the keyring’s complex twist mechanism adds style to this practical accessory.
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NOUS PARIS, FRANCE NOUS.PARIS Weeks after the closing of iconic Paris shop Colette, NOUS has come to fill the void. A collaboration between several senior Colette staff members, NOUS is set to be another Parisian tour-de-force clothing store that will once again showcase the grand innovations and selection process behind fashion brands and their activations.
Each month, NOUS’ four display windows are imagined by various artists and designers, reflecting the store’s unique ways of interacting with the city and its shoppers. The window art installations, inspired by the latest international trends, are always bold and cutting-edge, perfectly suiting NOUS’ tone and style.
Pure Milk Vodka £25.75 GBP for 500 mL BLACKCOW.CO.UK Introducing the world’s first and only Pure Milk Vodka™! Extremely smooth with a delicate creamy finish, Black Cow Vodka is a crystal-clear premium vodka made entirely from the milk of grass grazed cows.
The Carry-On Cocktail Kit $24.00 USD per kit WANDPDESIGN.COM Craving craft cocktails at 30,000 feet in the air? Toss one of these cocktail kits in your carry-on luggage for a stress-free flight featuring your comfort cocktail. Available kits include Old Fashioned, Gin & Tonic, Moscow Mule, Bloody Mary, Champagne, Margarita, and Hot Toddy.
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YURBBAN PASSAGE HOTEL & SP
YURBBAN PASSAGE HOTEL & SPA BARCELONA, SPAIN YURBBANPASSAGE.COM Located in the heart of the old textile industry in El Born, Yurbban Passage Hotel & Spa is a boutique hotel situated over an alley (or “passage”) where merchants, neighbors, and visitors alike used to trade goods. The hotel’s adult-only spa boasts specialized indulgent packages, such as the famed City Massage, perfect as an antidote to a day amid Barcelona’s hustle and bustle.
The hotel’s historic past can be seen as woven into its design from the support columns of the restaurant to the grated windows of the guest rooms, retaining the Passage’s original “workshop” aesthetics. The sleek look of the hotel’s rooms and suites, combined with the rooftop pool & terrace’s impressive 360-degree view of the city, makes this a great spot for hidden luxury.
BARCHETTA & CO.
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BARCHETTA & CO. BARCELONA, SPAIN INSTAGRAM.COM/BARCHETTA.CO Barchetta & Co. is a barbershop situated in Barcelona’s city centre in the Gràcia district. Owner and barber Alfredo “Fredo” Barchetta’s 25 years of experience in the hairdressing industry has earned him a sturdy reputation since the shop’s opening in 2017. The barbershop’s Instagram proudly boasts the slogan, “Proper haircuts for proper gents”, which is reflected in the shop’s cool, sleek and minimalist interiors in addition to the use of high-end products, such as Tom Ford grooming and skincare products. Fredo’s passion for style, attention to detail and friendliness leaves every customer feeling like a VIP in this elegant and exclusive barbershop.
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WER-HAUS BARCELONA, SPAIN WER-HAUS.COM Tucked into the bustling city centre of Passeig de Gràcia, Barcelona, Wer-Haus is a unique social space and concept store designed by French entrepreneurs Nicolas Rossi and JeanAntoine Palagos, with the help of Catalan cinematographer Marc Miró. The three-part store consists of a fashion retail area, an art gallery & bookstore, and a café with outdoor seating. Here, like-minded artists can gather and socialize while sipping on coffee from London café chain Fernandez & Wells, wine from an extensive list, or Japanese craft beer.
The space was created from an abandoned 400-square meter garage for the purpose of showcasing works by artists, menswear labels, and art & design publications. Left in the hands of local architectural studio LaBoqueria, interior designer Marta Peinado, and furniture-maker Cristian Herrera Dalmau, the trio — two French, one Catalan — has turned Wer-Haus into a multidisciplinary playground that speaks to the artful collaboration between the store’s three founders as well as its three designers.
The pared-down interior of the Wer-Haus evokes minimalist German designs, while jungle-like foliage placed around the displays adds a touch of nature to the interior. All the products in Wer-Haus are curated to offer a contemporary lifestyle catered towards the modern man, but the space welcomes all those interested in arts and culture.
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CASA NOSTRA BARCELONA, SPAIN CASANOSTRAFRUITERIA.COM Fruit is the star of the show inside this uniquely monochrome market. The inside of the Casa Nostra fruit store, as designed by Miriam Barrio Studio, is kept to a minimum using only simple black text on clean white tiles, allowing the shapes and colours of the fruits to dictate the storeâ€™s colour aesthetics. With an interior design that completely avoids stereotypes, Casa Nostraâ€™s product-first approach is about to redefine the grocery shopping experience in Barcelona.
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SPLASH LAUNDRY BARCELONA, SPAIN SPLASHLAUNDRY.ES Located conveniently in Lâ€™Eixample with a second location near the Segrada Familia, Splash Laundry took an outdated concept to create an entirely new experience. Designed by Frederic Perers, the inside of Splash is flooded with warm, life-giving orange light that balances the cold, robotic steel of the washing machines. The use of wood in the laundromatâ€™s seating areas and folding tables further juxtaposes the modernity of the self-service laundromat. Even the washing machines and dryers are state-of-the-art: The wastewater is completely pre-treated, making Splash an essential laundromat for the modern man.
TUXEDO SOCIAL CLUB
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TUXEDO SOCIAL CLUB BARCELONA, SPAIN INSTAGRAM.COM/TUXEDOSOCIALCLUB No phones or cameras are allowed in this room. The Tuxedo Social Club is a members-only space that aims to be your home away from home. Inside, members indulge in the peace and quiet that the noise and flash-free environment offers. With piano accompaniment and a library featuring classic literature, the ambiance at this exclusive club represents the epitome of the modern-day vintage. The bar’s menu offers a selection of Classic cocktails popular from the 1860s to the 1930s. The words “exclusive” and “classic” come to mind in this private club through the use of unique glassware, each of which are guaranteed to be hard-to-find antiques and forgotten details from the past.
HOTEL PRAKTIK VINOTECA
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HOTEL PRATIK VINOTECA BARCELONA, SPAIN HOTELPRAKTIKVINOTECA.COM Surrounded by unique Modernist and Art Nouveau monuments in the heart of the Eixample district, the Hotel Praktik Vinoteca is a haven for wine lovers. The boutique design hotel aims to educate its guests about Spain’s wine culture by immersing them in an environment tailored for wine appreciation. The hotel carries a vast selection of different wines for guests to enjoy in the lounge or outdoor terrace. Completed by one of Spain’s leading interior designers, Lazaro Rosa-Violán, the hotel’s interiors integrate wine as a decorative element. Wine bottles fill the walls of the lobby and lounge, and the check-in desk is in the form of an elegant wine bar. The Praktik Vinoteca showcases the detailed practicality of modern minimalism while preserving the rich and distinct Mediterranean flavors of Spain’s wine culture.
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RILKE RESTAURANT BARCELONA, SPAIN RILKEBCN.COM Developed by the same minds behind Dr. Stravinsky, La Confitería, and Paradiso, Rilke is a project by Barcelona’s Grup Confitería. Taking over the space of Beltxenea, a Basque restaurant that closed in 2012, Rilke caters to locals with a seasonal menu whose items are equally emblematic to the city itself. Commanded by chefs Rafa Peña and Jaime Tejedor with a small kitchen staff of four, the Catalan cuisine at Rilke is surprising and refined, without being overcomplicated. Decadent Romanticism dating back to the early 20th century surrounds the atmosphere at Rilke. From the Imperial Dining Room, guests can enjoy their meals with views of the Venus de Milo statue and lion fountain in the restaurant’s interior courtyard.
Published on Feb 23, 2018