Here’s something unique from Swedish brand Nudie Jeans. The brand’s been exploring opportunities to be more eco-friendly and this started a few seasons back when they introduced a line of organic denims to their mix of offerings. Now, they’ve started to turn worn out or destroyed denim into recycled rugs. The result’s outstanding as the Post Recycled Denim Rugs are made from worn-out Nudie Jeans. Each rug is produced by cutting used denim into serrated strips that are then sewn together and rolled. All pieces are produced in Turkey and be available exclusively at Nudie Jeans House in Los Angeles and Nudie Jeans Concept Stores worldwide with a price tag of $599 USD.
The Steven Alan Home Shop is now open in the New York neighborhood of Tribeca. The team worked with folks at Fort Standard to transform their old office space, and brought in items from Steven Alan himself as well as some of the team’s favorite vendors, from cookware to frozen foods. Steven Alan also teamed up with local furniture designer Jason Pickens on a limited line of made-to-order sofas and even collaborated with Brooklyn Glass on a collection of glassware.
The Steven Alan Home Shop is now open at 158 Franklin Street.
When you've got Parabellum involved you better believe this isn't just some tray to throw your pocket change in. Their Valet Trays are wrapped in carefully selected reservation Bison leathers, a rich leather with some of the most beautiful texture you've ever laid eyes on. Military-grade ceramic buttons complete the look and unsnap to fold flat when you're ready to hit the road. $325-$350.
Hodinkee has turned us to the latest iteration of the legendary Atmos clock from Jaeger-LeCoultre. This time around, Jaeger is collaborating with Hermès for the desk clocks. Atmos clocks of the past need no winding or battery. They’re powered by a gas-fueled mechanism that leads to the balance wheel beating just twice per minute, instead of the few hundred you’ll find in a wristwatch’s movement. And now, this latest creation mates the Swizz watchmaker with French fashion house Hermès. The relationship between the two dates back to the 1920s but was a halted in the 1970s when Hermès began making all their timepieces in house.
Les Cristalleries de Saint-Louis, the famous glassblowers, created a special double layer glass dome so complicated to produced that only the six most talented glassblowers at the firm were capable of completing the process. The air-blown dome is cut to reveal transparent pearl-like beads, and then polished to create subtle light effects. The entire dome is lined with white enamel. Magnificent. The 276 x 276 x 272 mm clock weights over 10kg and the dotted exterior allows for viewing of the incredible JLC caliber 560a Atmos movement.
This piece of work is filled with endless detailing and so sophisticated that we’re surprised that the limited quantity number is 176. It’s priced at roughly $39,000 USD.
The 2013 Alpina B3 Biturbo, based on the current BMW 3-Series F30 model, debuted this week at the Geneva Motor Show, and it’s everything one can expect from the auto tuner. The B3 features a twin-turbocharged 3.0-litre inline 6-cylinder engine that delivers 410 hp, while torque is catapulted to nearly 442 pound-feet, and is mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission. This will send the B3 Bi-Turbo from 0-62 kph in 4.2 seconds and gives it a top speed of 190 mph.
An all-wheel-drive model of the B3 Bi-Turbo is in the works as well. As the M3 and M4 models are months away from being unveiled, this should keep the folks in UAE, Saudi Arabia and other GCC markets at bay. Yes, Alpina has no plans to release the B3 in the States.
From the Netherlands comes Mujjo, a brand known for crafting minimalistic yet functional products. In 2012, Mujjo first began developing sleeves for Apple devices such as the iPhone, iPad, MacBook Air as well as the MacBook Pro. The brand’s The Originals collection features a unique combination of wool felt and high quality leather, and they recently added an iPad Mini Sleeve that fits seamlessly into Mujjo’s current product lineup. The folks over at Mujjo were kind enough to send us an iPad Mini sleeve for review and we’ve been quite impressed by its detailing and overall craftsmanship. It’s easy to carry and has a little extra space in a separate compartment that can fit your headphones, some folded documents or even a MiFi. The wool felt contrasts really well with the vegetable tanned leather and we can already tell the leather with age to perfection. The felt can be easily cleaned as a special treatment provides excellent anti-peeling properties and makes the sleeve water repellent. Aesthetically, it may be the best looking iPad Mini sleeve on the market and its ability to blend so well with the iPad Mini’s slim design is what makes it such a great accessory.
To mark the opening of the Daimaru Shinsaibashi Leica store in Osaka, Japan, Leica has released the X2 in a white leather shell with all the quality and detail the Leica brand has to offer. The X2 packs 16.2 megapixels and comes with a 24mm Leica Elmarit lens. Only 100 pieces of this limited edition camera will be available at the Osaka Leica shop on Wednesday, March 13th.