Editor's choice - For the gentlemen

PUBLISHED : Friday, 07 January, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 07 January, 2011, 12:00am

Bang on

Bang & Olufsen's BeoSound 8 is the Danish brand's latest way to serve those wanting a mobile sound solution for the home without compromising on style. The cool conical-shaped speakers provide sharp sounds and bold looks with diverse colours, and feature a USB and aux-in port. bang-olufsen.com

Silver lining

Alcohol and the road don't go hand-in-hand, but once you've pulled up in that vintage Jag of yours, you might want to settle down with one of these. This set of collectible decanters (US$4,000 each) by New-York-based Nicholas Brawer is styled after the radiator grilles of five road classics: Rolls-Royce, Bentley, Bugatti, Mercedes-Benz and Jaguar. Each model was designed after the careful study of the vehicle in question, and made to scale in their original materials, such as chrome and glass. Enough to make any discerning car lover smack his lips. nicholasbrawer.com

Craft works

California-based David August has raised the accessories bar with a collection of exotic leather goods that includes the world's most expensive iPad case (US$6,900). The five-piece collection (US$37,800) includes a soft laptop attache case, toiletry case, watch holder, and a change tray; all hand-crafted from fine alligator skin and stitched by a family of artisans in Italy. Each piece is made-to-order and available in either a matte or glazed finish, with more than 20 colours to choose from. davidaugustinc.com

Simply complicated

Bottega Veneta has partnered with luxury Swiss watchmaker Girard Perregaux to produce its first watch: the BVX. It has a simple brushed-titanium curved case and the house's signature woven crocodile strap in cigar brown, but behind the minimalist exterior is Girard Perregaux's intricately made 18-karat rose gold automatic movement. The unisex BVX is priced at US$14,600. bottegaveneta.com