Editor’s Picks: Leica Camera, Roulette Wheel and Minimalist Guitar

From a Kronaby smartwatch to a craft gin subscription, this is what we want this week...

‘Tis the season to celebrate in style. And now that your Christmas shopping is all done and dusted (right?) we think it’s about time that you treat yourself. This week on our wishlist, we are looking to spice up the annual Christmas board game evening with a William & Son’s roulette wheel, and finally take up that new year’s resolution with a custom made Maxwell guitar.

Whatever you’re looking for to add a dose of decadence to your celebrations this season, we are certain that you’ll find something that will take your fancy in this week’s editor’s picks. 

Merry Christmas!

Stay connected: Berluti + Native Union Leather Charging Dock

Editor’s Picks: Leica Camera, Roulette Wheel and Minimalist Guitar

Wireless charging might just be our favourite technological advancement of 2018. Say goodbye to tangled cables and the dreaded ‘battery low’ alert for good with this sleek, smart leather dock. Keep it on your desk, bedside table or tucked inside the sleeve of your briefcase to power up on the go.

Editor’s Picks: Leica Camera, Roulette Wheel and Minimalist Guitar

Berluti + Native Union Leather Charging Dock

£520

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Take a gamble: William & Son Maple Veneer Roulette Wheel

Editor’s Picks: Leica Camera, Roulette Wheel and Minimalist Guitar

Take a chance on William & Son’s roulette wheel to raise the stakes at games night. Made from maple veneer, it’s been carved and polished in the UK by the brand’s expert artisans and comes with a felt playing board. When you aren’t playing, it will be a sophisticated addition to your home décor, too.

Editor’s Picks: Leica Camera, Roulette Wheel and Minimalist Guitar

William & Son Maple Veneer Roulette Wheel

£13200

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Play the game: Ermenegildo Zegna Pelle Tessuta Leather Mahjong Set

Editor’s Picks: Leica Camera, Roulette Wheel and Minimalist Guitar

If you’re looking for an addition to the more regular round-up of Monopoly and Charades, then why not surprise guests by suggesting a quick game of Mahjong? Ermenegildo Zegna’s set is housed in a woven pelle tessuta leather case, and comes with all the tiles, dice and scoring sticks you need for a rousing tournament. Try the solitaire version when no one else is around.

Editor’s Picks: Leica Camera, Roulette Wheel and Minimalist Guitar

Ermenegildo Zegna Pelle Tessuta Leather Mahjong Set

£2000

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Raise a glass: Craft Gin Club Subscription

Editor’s Picks: Leica Camera, Roulette Wheel and Minimalist Guitar

Struggling to know what to buy the person who has everything? Why not give them a gift which literally keeps on giving with a monthly subscription to the Craft Gin Club. Every month, they will receive a full-sized bottle of amazing craft gin from one of the world’s finest distillers. Beats the socks you were thinking of buying, right?

Editor’s Picks: Leica Camera, Roulette Wheel and Minimalist Guitar

Craft Gin Club Subscription

£40

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Celebrate in style: Glittering Christmas Crackers

Editor’s Picks: Leica Camera, Roulette Wheel and Minimalist Guitar

You won’t find any yo-yos or fortune fish in these luxury crackers from the curators of all things Christmassy, Fortnum & Mason. Each finished with an elegant bow, these golden crackers contain a traditional crown, entertaining scroll, and an extraordinary Fortnum’s gift – from Fortnum’s tea and honey, to chocolates and a Champagne stopper.

Editor’s Picks: Leica Camera, Roulette Wheel and Minimalist Guitar

Glittering Christmas Crackers

£175

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Brighten up: Upstart! book by Gestalten

Editor’s Picks: Leica Camera, Roulette Wheel and Minimalist Guitar

Gestalten have made an art of producing books that not only contain some of the most beautiful visuals inside — but also look great dressing up your coffee table. Upstart! showcases an exciting range of visual identities for start-ups and young businesses, so makes for the perfect  source of inspiration in the new year.

Editor’s Picks: Leica Camera, Roulette Wheel and Minimalist Guitar

Upstart! book by Gestalten

£39.90

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Impress your dinner guests: Savernake Carving Knives

Editor’s Picks: Leica Camera, Roulette Wheel and Minimalist Guitar

On the present-giving front, this carving set is pretty much our top choice, since you are able to customise the engraving to anything you’d like.  The fork has been designed to be held very comfortably, and the long slender blade deals with large roasts as well as the most delicate grouse.

Editor’s Picks: Leica Camera, Roulette Wheel and Minimalist Guitar

Savernake Carving Knives

£500

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Make good time: Kronaby Apex 41mm

Editor’s Picks: Leica Camera, Roulette Wheel and Minimalist Guitar

This watch has more Bond-esque features than we can fit into this tiny paragraph. Connect it up to your phone using the handy app; and have instant access to your favourite music; instant location information on your phone should it go missing; and even a gentle vibrating alarm on your wrist. Oh, and it tells the time.

Say cheese: Leica C-Lux Compact Camera

Editor’s Picks: Leica Camera, Roulette Wheel and Minimalist Guitar

Isn’t it great when you find a product that works as well as it looks? Thankfully, Leica always deliver on both fronts. Perfect for that friend in the group who snaps every moment, the C-Lux Compact is designed to capture any moment with clarity and precision, whether taking family photos, recording action videos or documenting meals for a lifestyle blog.

Editor’s Picks: Leica Camera, Roulette Wheel and Minimalist Guitar

Leica C-Lux Compact Camera

£875

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Tune up: Maxwell Infinitum Grace guitar

Editor’s Picks: Leica Camera, Roulette Wheel and Minimalist Guitar

Made using New Zealand native timbers, Maxwell guitars are the epitome of minimalistic chic design. Features of this latest iteration of the Infinitum series include a baked Black Maire fingerboard, headstock facing and ‘single point’ carbon fiber bracing — meaning that the music you play will sound all the sweeter.

Editor’s Picks: Leica Camera, Roulette Wheel and Minimalist Guitar

Maxwell Infinitum Grace guitar

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