The best innovations are not inventions, but rather continuations. They are gadgets and gear built on the success of predecessors — bits of kit that have been improved, researched and developed to give us evolved, superior products.
In this way, we customers and consumers are treated to the best of both old and new. We get motorcycles powered by electricity, fitness trackers with endless functions and cameras created with eighty long years of sharply-focused experience. In this week’s Editor’s Picks, we pay tribute to such progressions and advancements. Take a look below…
Easy ride: Tarform Luna Electric Motorcycle
The Tarform Luna is a two-wheeled contradiction. Or, more accurately, a series of contradictions. Though funded by the EU, it is built is Brooklyn, New York. While it looks retro, the brand has only been around since 2019. And, despite delivering a thrilling on-road experience, it puts out a positive ecological footprint — thanks to a seat upholstered in vegan leather and motor cover crafted from biodegradable cornstarch plastic.
Tarform Luna Electric Motorcycle
For your eyes only: Complete Set of Bond First Editions
Have you seen No Time To Die yet? Of course you have. And, if you’re longing for further Bond adventures, why not return to the superspy’s literary roots — and invest in this incredible set of Ian Fleming-penned first editions from Peter Harrington Books? From Casino Royale to Octopussy, this slick collection of 14 titles is bound in black Morocco leather by Chelsea Bindery.
Complete Set of Bond First Editions
On track: WHOOP 4.0 Fitness Tracker
The fourth iteration of WHOOP’s enviable fitness tracker is chocked with choice upgrades. It’s not only 33% smaller than its predecessor, but it also has a longer battery life — and can keep taking accurate measurements for up to five fitness-filled days. Among the stats it can track: blood oxygen levels; skin temperature; heart rate; and quality of sleep.
WHOOP 4.0 Fitness Tracker
Zip it: Sunspel Corduroy Harrington Jacket
Could there be a better autumn-ready fabric than corduroy? Softly ridged and reliably insulating, the material was made for gloomy days and colder weather. Thankfully, Sunspel has spun the tufted textile into a handsome Harrington jacket this October. With slanted welt pockets, a smart collar and wide wale cord, it’s your new seasonal essential.
Sunspel Corduroy Harrington Jacket
Raise a glass: Coravin Sparkling Wine Preservation System
Forget that teaspoon trick — Coravin has bubbled onto the wine preservation scene with a foolproof way to save your fizz. Whether you’re uncorking Krug or Billecart-Salmon, this nifty kitchen gadget uses pure CO2 gas to create a protective layer, and preserve the crisp flavour and effervescence of your sparkling wines for up to two weeks.
Coravin Sparkling Wine Preservation System
Kick it: CQP ‘Stride’ Sneakers
The Swedish sneaker brand has revamped its classic ‘Stride’ design for 2021. With subtle updates including branding on the tongue, an elevated sole and an upper that meshes suede and nylon, these kicks are inspired by a far-reaching range of modern and classic athletic shoes. Ideal for a smart-casual office.
CQP ‘Stride’ Sneakers
All aboard: Pershing 6X Motor Yacht
Compact, bold by nature and characterised by high performance, the new entry in the Generation X range from Pershing recently debuted at the 2021 Cannes Yachting Festival. And what a boat she is. From that sleek, streamlined design to an incredible 48-knot top speed, the technological innovations on board ensure maximum comfort — and sector-leading luxury.
Pershing 6X Motor Yacht
That’s the ticket: Keith Prowse Twickenham Hospitality Package
This November, as part of an Autumn International series, the England rugby team will play three matches at Twickenham. And, whether you want to see our starting XV take on South Africa or Australia, there’s no better ticket than a Keith Prowse Package. From The British Airways Rose Garden to the St George’s Suite, the hospitality provider can ensure you the best, most memorable seats in the house.
Keith Prowse Twickenham Hospitality Package
Snap decision: Hasselblad 907X Anniversary Edition Camera
To celebrate 80 fiercely focused years of crafting incredible cameras, Swedish brand Hasselblad is releasing an ‘Anniversary Edition’ kit. Including a 907X camera body alongside a CFV II 50C digital back, a control grip, an optical viewfinder and an XCD 30mm F3.5 lens, it’s a suitably proficient, practical way to commemorate the milestone.
Hasselblad 907X Anniversary Edition Camera
Button it: LOVE BRAND & Co. Andros Hemp Explorer Shirt
This ‘explorer’ shirt lives up to its pioneering name. To create a rugged, dependable garment, LOVE BRAND & Co. has experimented with hemp — a material lighter, more breathable and four times stronger than cotton. The result? A pleated-pocket, corozo-nut-buttoned, Indiana Jones-worthy bit of button-down kit.
LOVE BRAND & Co. Andros Hemp Explorer Shirt