Suede it Out
Johnston & Murphy’s suede collection offers a wide variety of formal and semi-formal footwear that embraces the heritage of artisans from northern Italy, who are fluent in centuries-old techniques yet remain contemporary. Fine detailing makes the shoes flamboyant, while meticulous craftsmanship keeps them comfortable.
Living Pixel is a series of light-fittings and lampshades made with discarded advertising banners, reflecting the upcycling ethos of Hong Kong’s KaCaMa Design Lab. Each lampshade is made with banners specific for each re-used stand, sorting out matching colours and sewing each patch by hand for the perfect irregular shape. The white side of the banners face outwards—when the lights are off, they appear to be white; once lit, they glow with a colour from within. kacama.hk
For Mini Threatres
LG’s Minibeam PF1000u is an “ultrashort-throw” projector that can put a glorious 100-inch image onto a wall from just 15 inches away. Video plays in full 1080 phD, but your room needs to be dark, dark, dark for optimal quality. It comes with integrated speakers, Wi-Fi, bluetooth and smart-TV software and apps.lg.com
Starting a chronograph is a mechanical challenge as it disturbs the main gear trains. To solve this problem, Breguet has fitted its new Tradition Chronographe Indépendant 7077 model with two independent trains that start a chronograph instantly, and a patented chronograph balance-wheel in titanium that ensures perfect symmetry with the movement balance-wheel. Available in 18-carat white or rose gold, with a sapphire-crystal case back. Breguet.com
Upcycled light, courtesy Better Interiors
(This story appears in the 15 April, 2016 issue of Forbes India. To visit our Archives, click here.)