Fill your seat
We’ve reserved the best for you. If you said “it looks weird” under your breath, we agree. At first glance, this Herman Miller will not lure you to place your rear in it. But don’t go judging it yet. Inspired by the Golden Gate Bridge and designed by Yves Béhar, the Sayl’s Y-shaped back, mesh and 3D Intelligent Suspension back work on the same principle as a suspension bridge. This not only means that it can take the load of a large posterior with the ease of a pro-weightlifter, it will also ensure unparalleled comfort. Rest assured, the only grimace on your face will be that from excessive workload, not back pain. - Madhulika Dash
Price on Request, www.hermanmiller.com Tech Talking tough
Three years after its launch the JCB Toughphone Pro-Talk TP851 is back. The phone is tougher than ever, with a higher resistance to water and dust and improved shock resistance, while the design is still modelled on the company’s range of diggers. The TP851 is the top of a new range of four JCB phones. Not only do they look sturdy, they can survive temperatures between -30o Celsius and 75o Celsius, being dropped from a height of 2 metres on all four corners and you sitting on it.
Rs. 14,500*, www.toughphone.com
Consumables A Writer's Mark
A pen that’s as fluid as Mark Twain’s creativity, Montblanc Limited Writers Edition 2010 Mark Twain is a befitting ode to the author who gave us Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer. Thanks Montblanc.
Price on Request, www.montblanc.com
Own a piece of a Formula One car! No yellow caps, bright jackets or key rings. This Part of The Team Collection series from Red Bull Racing is a serious work of art. Comprising 13 exclusive design pieces, its USP is that each item is made using an important part of the car, and is available in limited numbers. The futuristic-looking floor standing lamp, for instance, is carved out of a polished exhaust system, and the wall mirror is an artistic take on the brake discs. Likewise for the gearboxes shaped as coasters. Owning any of these will surely lighten your purse enormously, but then exclusivity comes at a price.
Rs. 8,71,000 (lamp), www.redbullracing.com/art Event Goa: Beyond the beach
If you are the kind to give Goa the miss during the New Year — what with all the crowd and madness — you could head there around the last weekend of January to get a taste of the state’s culture, along with some of the best wines and global cuisine.
Not only would it be far from the heady pyrotechnics of the year-end dos, the weather will still make you want to lounge on the beach without the sun beating down on you.
The seventh edition of the Grape Escapade, organised by the Goa Tourism Development Corporation, will see international wine makers, hoteliers, patrons, and professionals from the food and beverage and entertainment industries come together to celebrate good food and great wine.
January 27 – 30; 6 p.m. onwards,
Inox Courtyard, Panjim
A case for cubans
German luxury luggage company Rimowa has been securing travelers’ belongings in distinctive, structured aluminum cases for more than 60 years. Now your cigars can travel in the same style. This humidor is lined with cedar and locks tight inside its grooved aluminum shell, regulating humidity and keeping cigars fresh. It holds up to 12 Churchill-length stogies, ensuring that your Cubans will last long after those steamy Havana nights.
$675. www.rimowa.com Fill Your Seat, A Writer’s Mark, Talking Tough, Metal Karma: This material is reproduced from T3 magazine and is the copyright of or licensed to Future Publishing Limited, a Future plc group company, UK 2010. Used under licence. All rights reserved.
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