New ride in town
Suzuki’s GSX-S1000 and its sibling the GSX-S1000F (priced at Rs 12.25 lakh and
Rs 12.70 lakh respectively, ex-showroom Delhi) use a common chassis and engine. The S1000 (pictured) is the good looking variant, while the S1000F has a fairing and a screen. Standard equipment includes three riding modes and radial brakes. Both feature anti-lock brakes and Suzuki’s three-mode traction control system.
Carry thy light
The 2010 earthquake in Haiti inspired product designers Alice Min Soo Chun and Stacy Kelly (co-founders of New York-based Solight Design) to invent the Solarpuff—a foldable lantern inspired by origami. It is designed with PET fabric that is engineered for durability, flexibility and water resistance. The product can fully charge in eight hours and facilitate eight to 12 hours of light. The lantern weighs just 65 grams.
Victorinox Swiss Army—established over 130 years ago—has combined the refinement and elegance of Swiss watch-making with functionality and reliability to make the Victorinox Swiss Army Watch. The collection, with clean and classic lines within steel cases, includes a mechanical variant. The seconds hand sports the Victorinox red, while the bracelet has the option of being either polished or brushed.Royal designs
Alchemy De Luxe’s two limited edition pieces from their Royal Fiesta collection include a flat, round dish and a similar serving bowl with a removable lid. The collection is deeply inspired by the designs of the Mughal era and is handcrafted in 92.5 sterling silver and polished with 24-carat gold plating.
(Carry thy light, courtesy Better Interiors; New ride in town, courtesy Overdrive)
(This story appears in the 04 September, 2015 issue of Forbes India. To visit our Archives, click here.)