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From a set of double-walled beer glasses to the latest limited edition whiskey from Maker’s Mark, this is what we want this week…

Everything is looking particularly sleek this week. From Audi’s shape-shifting, space-age new concept car to that bicycle storage system you see above, there’s a streamlined, sophisticated thread stringing together these elegant Editor’s Picks.

There’s a new drone from DJI; smaller, nippier and slicker than any other. There’s a pair of pint glasses from Zwilling that would look more at home in a five-star, fine-dining establishment than your local pub. And there’s the much-anticipated, frankly beautiful return of the Lamborghini Countach. So start your engines, strap in, and take a whirl through some of the chicest, sleekest new gear of the week…

Shape-shifter: Audi ‘skysphere’ Roadster

That’s right; no capital ’s’. Because the Audi skysphere does things a little differently. And it’s not just shifting grammatical gears. This two-seater, fully-electric concept is truly revolutionary — and has the ability to change the length of its wheelbase and body at the touch of a button. So, though it may be inspired by the brand’s Horch 853 roadster from the 1930s, it’s a shape-shifting thoroughly modern motor.

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Audi ‘skysphere’ Roadster

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Perfect pour: Zwilling Beer Glasses, available at Bicester Village

From scented candles to soft furnishings, sometimes it’s the subtlest touches that can breathe new life into your home. That’s why, next time you offer your guests a beer, you should pour them into these double-walled, mouth-blown glasses from Zwilling. Available at Bicester Village, the vacuum will keep your crisp lagers cold til autumn. 

Editor’s Picks: Bicycle Storage System, DJI Drone and Lamborghini Countach

Zwilling Beer Glasses, available at Bicester Village

£20.95

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Take flight: DJI Mini SE Drone

DJI is the world’s dronemaker-in-chief. With years of experience and stacks of expertise beneath its fast-spinning rotors, the Chinese brand should be your go-to for airborne gadgets. And even more so — since its latest release is the most affordable yet. It may not yet be available in Europe, but with fewer exposed screws, stronger arms, and increased wind speed resistance, the Mini SE is one of the brand’s best yet.

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DJI Mini SE Drone

$299

About time: Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar Limited Edition

Until recently, this Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar from Audemars Piguet was only available to Japanese watch enthusiasts. But, after global demand for the salmon-dialled timepiece soared, the Swiss watchmaker has decided to release the last 150 watches (from a 300-piece run) to the wider world. With a busy-but-handsome design and functions including astronomical moon, leap year and week scale, it’s an unexpected treat. 

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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar

£77,600.00

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Bag it: Brunello Cucinelli Calfskin Suit Carrier

We reach deep into our trimly-tailored pockets for the best bespoke suits money can buy — so why don’t we put as much effort and expense into protecting them? From Brunello Cucinelli, this sophisticated, function garment bag is produced using slightly uneven leather to give it a vintage feel. With a water-resistant fabric lining, magnetic closure and detachable shoulder strap, it’ll give your tailor-made togs the defence they deserve.

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Brunello Cucinelli Calfskin Suit Carrier

£3,910.00

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Fire up: Lamborghini Countach LPI 800-4 Coupe

Celebrating 50 years since the rip-roaring, decade-defining launch of the original, Lamborghini have fired up a celebratory update of the classic Countach. Limited to 112 units, the car’s naturally-aspirated 6.5-litre V12 will be assisted by a compact electric motor — all hidden beneath bodywork that seamlessly and stunningly reimagines Marcello Gandini’s original design. 

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Lamborghini Countach LPI 800-4 Coupe

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Raise a glass: Maker’s Mark Wood Finishing Series 2021

We’ve long been fans of Maker’s Mark. Perhaps it’s something to do with that gloriously red wax, dripping down the bottle. Or maybe it’s because the Kentucky-based brand are kings of innovation. This latest limited release — the third from the ‘Wood Finishing Series’ — has rich figgy notes complemented by tobacco undertones and a pleasantly dank woodiness.

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Maker's Mark Wood Finishing Series 2021

£150.00

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Button it: SIRPLUS Herringbone Nehru Waistcoat

A statement waistcoat is a summer wedding staple. And waistcoats don’t come much bolder than the Nehru-collared offerings of SIRPLUS. Conservative of colour — but distinctive of design — these idiosyncratic pieces of formalwear are cut with slim Mandarin collars and lined with a surplus Italian cotton blend.

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SIRPLUS Herringbone Nehru Waistcoat

£195.00

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On your bike: Vadolibero Domus R3 Bicycle Storage System

According to the Milan-based brand, the ‘Domus R3’ storage system is “a piece of furniture that turns your bike into a work of art”. Looking at its soft lines, smart details and wood-leather-steel construction, we’d be inclined to agree. Among the classiest touches: an LED lamp with touch sensor switch; a recycled leather mat on which your bike stands; and enough drawers for even the most ardent cycling enthusiasts.

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Vadolibero Domus R3 Bicycle Storage System

From €5,500

Kick it: Loro Piana Soho Walk Sneakers

These sophisticated sneakers walk the smart-casual line with elegant, understated ease. Crafted by the artisans at Loro Piana, the ‘Soho Walk’ design is made from lightly padded calfskin and finished with trim woven from New Zealand Merino wool. 

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Loro Piana Soho Walk Sneakers

£745.00

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