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Design For Life Part II: Russell Pinch

British furniture designer Russell Pinch is the first to admit that he has benefited from the democratisation of his industry. “A decade ago I was a side story,” he says. It was a side story that explored craftsmanship, quality and authenticity as themes, one that challenged the dominant Italian manufacturers and railed against mass production. […]

A Buddy Story: Louis Vuitton’s New Wireless Headphones

Calling all Louis Vuitton superfans who are also audiophiles: the French house has hit the audio market, with these Horizon Earphones (£770), a collaboration with Master & Dynamic (they’re based on the New York-based audio brand’s MW07 wireless earbuds). They come in black, white and red with the famous LV monogram, or in blue and […]

Sound Investments: The Spiritland Headphone Bar, Mayfair

An intimate, triangular premises, wedged into the thoroughfare that links Regent Street to Savile Row, Spiritland (spiritland.com) is to music aficionados what nearby Davidoffs is to serious cigar connoisseurs. A natural progression from proprietor Paul Noble’s Spiritland (spiritland.com), a café and bar project over in King’s Cross built around a world-class sound system (which has […]

This £12,000 TV’s Greatest Feat Is Disappearing Before Your Eyes

A giant, 60-plus-inch TV screen is great when you’re streaming the latest explosion-riddled The Fast and the Furious flick, but when it’s not in use, that window into adventure becomes an aesthetic black hole on your wall – a glossy jet-black mirror marked by perhaps only a fingerprint or two. Samsung’s latest addition to its television line-up is revolutionary […]

Grand Canyon: A Revolutionary Road Bike

Research and development is not something Canyon takes lightly. If physics allowed it, the Germany-based manufacturer of racing, mountain and triathlon bikes would probably attempt to reinvent the wheel. So when the team sat down at the table at the outset of the Ultimate CF EVO Project– with an aim to create the perfect road bike in every […]

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