Objects of Desire
From Oscar-worthy champagne to custom motorcycles to David Bowie, these items just can’t be ignored.
1. The Taste of Victory Hollywood’s brightest popped the tops off these 1,000 limited-edition magnums from Piper-Heidsieck, the Oscars’ exclusive champagne supplier, at the 88th Academy Awards. (How does victory taste, Leo?)
2. Rose-Coloured Glasses Luxury eyewear pioneer Larry Sands was the architect of Shamballa Jewels’ Shamballa Eyewear, and its sunglasses like these movie-star certified shades that are glowing with the glamour we crave.
3. Ring True Like the shimmering azure waters of the Amalfi Coast, this aquamarine diamond ring sparkles with 30 different cuts of diamonds in a platinum setting.
4. The Grand Torino Hotel The new breathes life into the old at the NH Collection Torino Piazza Carlina hotel. Set in the heart of Turin, this hotel glows with a rich history and modern comforts.
5. Like Mother, Like Daughter This geometrically symmetrical 18-karat gold ring, Persephone, from British designer Sammie Jo Coxon’s Demeter collection celebrates the mother-daughter bond by balancing two freshwater pearls.
6. Seeing Stars Eat your heart out, gravitational waves. This supernovaing Neutron pendant from British furniture designer Timothy Oulton’s 2016 collection bursts with décor-shaking style that’s worthy of scientific celebration.
7. Full Throttle Britain’s Shaw Speed & Custom set out to develop a modern version of a 1920s board racer with the F1-XLR. The result is a rev-inducing steed that pays homage to racing with McLaren F1 paintwork.
8. Keep Watch Tech accessories design house Native Union takes a minimalist approach to their latest Apple Watch DOCK, giving a clean, refined base to recharge, either vertically or horizontally, your beloved device.
9. And Giulietta Is the Sun Alfa Romeo went all out for the reveal of the next-gen Giulietta. Over 10,000 people in five European cities partied at the simultaneous reveal of this sleek, 120-horsepower hatchback. (Click here to see full story.)
10. Good Things, Small Packages Bigger’s not always better. IWC’s Pilot’s Watch Automatic 36 is the Swiss watchmaker’s smallest model, but this discreet, uncluttered timepiece, with stainless steel case and blue alligator leather strap, packs a clean punch.
11. Trailblazer Don’t settle for second. The Rudy Project’s Tralyx cycling shades were recently named Cycling Active Magazine’s best, thanks to its unobstructed peripheral vision, top-tier heat dissipation and precise fit.
12. Aussie Oddity The Australian Centre for the Moving Image is hosting “David Bowie Is” from July 16 to Nov. 1, showcasing all the unforgettable costumes, album artwork, video, photographs and more at the exhibition’s only Australasian venue.