Livewire on wheels

A pick of the best, the latest, the greenest, the quirkiest, the most luxurious... that money can buy

Published: Feb 13, 2016
Livewire on wheels

AUTO
Electric experience

Expected to be rebadged as the Q6 in 2018, this fully-electric e-tron quattro concept claims a range of 500 km, using three electric motors and a large lithium-ion battery. Audi claims a 0-100 kmph time of 4.6 seconds with an electronically limited top speed of 210 kmph. The e-tron quattro concept is based on their second generation modular longitudinal platform, with its dimensions lying between those of the Q5 and Q7.
audi.com

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HOME
Delicate radiance

The Flower and Butterfly t-light from the Enchanted Collection of Nupurh J is handcrafted in pure silver and adorned with 24-karat gold gilt. Note the intricately carved floral motifs and perched butterflies.  
facebook.com/nupurhj

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Stumped!

The Esker stool, created by Nicholas Baker and Madison Heim, is a sculpted piece emulating nature and embodying sustainability. The stool is a cedar stump that has been debarked, sanded and carved with hand tools. The inside was hollowed out to make a small nook for storage. The cushion has been made from foam thread and felt.
nicholas-baker.com ; madisonheim.com





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STYLE
Time of the year

To celebrate the Chinese New Year, the playful and self-assured monkey, the ninth sign of the Chinese zodiac, takes centrestage on the dial of Piaget’s Altiplano Cloisonné Enamel watch. World-renowned master enameller Anita Porchet has brought each Chinese zodiac sign to life in her own interpretation, turning the ultra-thin Altiplano watch into a refined work of art. The watch is available in an 18-carat white gold case set with 78 brilliant-cut diamonds, and a black alligator leather strap with white gold pin buckle.
Piaget.com


Stumped! and Delicate radiance, courtesy Better Interiors; Electric experience, courtesy Overdrive

(This story appears in the 19 February, 2016 issue of Forbes India. You can buy our tablet version from Magzter.com. To visit our Archives, click here.)

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