We’ve come across all automotive this week — despite not actually featuring any cars in our list. What we do have in our garage, however, is guaranteed to get your motors running.
From an elegant print of one of Porsche’s most choice sportsters to a pair of leather driving gloves designed by Connolly and the Goodwood Estate, there’s plenty to get your supercharged juices flowing. There’s even an Aston Martin motorcycle in here. So what are you waiting for? Pedals to the metal — and read on…
Spoiler alert: Porsche 911 Whale Tail Framed Print
In the motoring world, there are few design quirks more iconic than Porsche’s ‘whale tail’ rear spoiler. A physical flourish on a pearl of a motor, the spoiler was first revealed in all its smoothly-jutting glory in 1976 — and is still turning heads on the roads almost four decades later. If you’re a fan of the look, but your pockets aren’t quite deep enough to buy the real deal, this framed print is the next best thing.
Porsche 911 Whale Tail Framed Print
Wake up: Joy Resolve Barisieur Tea & Coffee Alarm Clock
It’s not getting any easier to get out of bed. Come on weather — it’s almost March! Why must the sky still be so dark when we wake up? But worry not! If you too are having trouble getting out from under your duvet, we’ve got just the piece of kit for you. From Joy Resolve, this Barisieur Coffee Alarm Clock will not only up the cool factor of your bedside table by several notches; it’ll also wake you up with the freshly-roasted, richly-infused aroma of coffee. And who wouldn’t want that?
Joy Resolve Barisieur Tea & Coffee Alarm Clock
It’s the spritz: Sunspel Oak Wood Eau De Parfum
Who doesn’t love a woody aftershave? They don’t come more manly than the new olfactory offering from Sunspel — the British brand with strong ties to Daniel Craig’s James Bond and even stronger notes of bergamot and neroli in this latest scent. Fused with cedar and sandalwood, and peppered with a smattering of oak moss, amber and frankincense, this is a fragrance fit for a super-spy — and one to wear during your summer adventures.
Sunspel Oak Wood Eau De Parfum
Into the dark: Rolex Datejust 41
Well isn’t this just the most handsome Rolex? Cast from the iconic Oystersteel, the Swiss watchmaker’s Datejust 41 features a Jubilee bracelet, COSC-certified 3235 movement and cyclops lens through which the titular date can be seen with unrivalled clarity. But our favourite feature? That smoky dark rhodium dial; characterised by hour markers fashioned from 18ct gold to prevent tarnishing. Smart; in every sense of the word.
Rolex Datejust 41
Popping corks: Bollinger La Grande Année 2012
This week, Bollinger finally launched its eagerly anticipated 2012 vintage of the iconic La Grande Année. With a rich texture, creamy effervescence and delicate bitterness, it’s a champagne to eat with — perfect to sip alongside refined dishes and fine foodstuffs. Shortly available to purchase in Britain, this great gastronomic champagne is powerful, complex and will enhance and complement even the subtlest gourmet experiences – *chef’s kiss*.
Bollinger La Grande Année 2012
Flip it: Lululemon Take The Moment Travel Jacket
You might not know the name Lululemon anywhere outside of the gym. But this jacket from the fitness brand is designed for urban exploration rather than your next workout — a reversible, travel jacket that’s modern, minimalist and ideal for the office. Water-repellent and wrinkle-free, the reflective strip details are subtle style touches — in shades of dark yellow and purple.
Lululemon Take The Moment Travel Jacket
Licence to thrill: Aston Martin X Brough Superior AMB 001
They’re going fast; literally. Limited to 100 examples, this super-sleek, painfully covetable motorcycle from Aston Martin and Brough Superior is racing its 8-Valve 88-degree V-twin wheels to a century of lucky owners all over the world. The body is carbon fibre, the seat is finely-stitched leather and the double wishbone front fork gives the most precise and secure steering you’re ever likely to enjoy on two wheels. We’d like to see 007 on this 001…
Aston Martin X Brough Superior AMB 001
Hear this: Oakywood Headphone Stand
How often do you return home after a stressful evening commute, throw your headphones down somewhere — and then completely forget where you put them? In a simple (not to mention stylish) solution to this problem, Oakywood has carved out a niche — and a chunk of walnut — to create a sleek headphone stand. You’ll never lose your headphones again.
Oakywood Headphone Stand
Road rage: Connolly + Goodwood Leather Driving Gloves
Look quickly, and Connolly’s collaboration with Goodwood appears to be nothing more than a wholesome, whole-grain leather pair of driving gloves. But look a little closer and you’ll notice a road rage aid stitched into their two-tone fabric: namely the two bright yellow fingers, added for if you feel a need to send a signal to your fellow drivers. And we’re not talking about indicating…
Connolly + Goodwood Leather Driving Gloves
Pearls of wisdom: Tateossian London Eye Diamond Cufflinks
Awards season is drawing to a close. In fact, there’s only a handful more ceremonies left to celebrate, ready to tie up any loose ends and settle any snubs. And, as the statuettes get stashed away, so too do our dinner jackets. But don’t be too glum — there are still ways to sneak black tie chic into your everyday outfits. Namely these silver, diamond and mother of pearl cufflinks from Tateossian — guaranteed to bring a touch of the red carpet to even the dullest of days.
Tateossian London Eye Diamond Cufflinks