31 December 2020

2020 NEW YEAR’S EVE  the last day of the year, is on 31 December. In many countries, New Year’s Eve is celebrated at evening parties, where many people dance, eat, drink, and watch or light fireworks. Some Christians attend a watchnight service. The celebrations generally go on past midnight into New Year’s Day, 1 January. The Line Islands (part of Kiribati) and Tonga, are examples of the first places to welcome the New Year, while Baker Island (an uninhabited atoll part of the United States Minor Outlying Islands) and American Samoa are among the last~08

30 December 2020

OCTAEVO A YEAR OF SUN POCKET NOTES  Thoughtfully designed, this bold and elegant B7 notebook from Octaevo easily fits into any bag or pocket. The durable and agile soft eco PU cover comes in four delicious gelato-inspired colours, making them a stylish companion you’ll want with you all the time. The cover has embellished gold hot stamping and an elastic closure in yellow to keep it immaculately closed. The edges are painted by hand in an eye-catching and contrasting yellow. Inside are 84 plain pages with lay-flat binding for quick sketching and a handy pocket to store notes.Thoughtfully designed, this bold and elegant B7 notebook from Octaevo easily fits into any bag or pocket. The durable and agile soft eco PU cover comes in four delicious gelato-inspired colours, making them a stylish companion you’ll want with you all the time. The cover has embellished gold hot stamping and an elastic closure in yellow to keep it immaculately closed. The edges are painted by hand in an eye-catching and contrasting yellow. Inside are 84 plain pages with lay-flat binding for quick sketching and a handy pocket to store notes~08

29 December 2020

OCTAEVO PASSPORT TRAVEL NOTES Nº 1  Travelling is an inspiring odyssey of discovery and growth. On every journey, we collect stamps from unexplored places and enrich our senses with new flavours and ideas. The people we meet along the way share what they learn, love and believe. We exchange a piece of ourselves… Through precious notes and drawings, we treasure these moments and remember them long after photos fade.
Stamp coordinates: 42.23N/2.11E, Barcelona~08

28 December 2020

MIZUNO WOMEN’S RUNNING WAVE INSPIRE 17 D WIDE SHOES  remains the go-to-shoe in the Mizuno line-up, designed to help keep your strides quick and stable during your daily runs . The all new Inspire 17 incorporates Mizuno ENERZY foam in the heel wedge and a newly designed double fan- shaped wave plate, providing the Inspire wearer even better cushioning and comfort without comprimising on the stability they know and love. All new MIZUNO Enerzy foam at the heel wedge provides superior cushioning and energy return. All new sole construction provides a smoother and more stable transition from heel contact through to toe-off~08

27 December 2020

FUJIFILM GFX SERIES CAMERA GFX100  combines decades of experience, knowledge, and research into a mirrorless large format camera that redefines the boundaries and limitations of how photographers and filmmakers creatively express themselves. By raising the bar in large format auto-focus performance, being one of the first large format systems to have in-body stabilization, and providing filmmakers with a way to push the limits of wide format 4K/30p motion capture, GFX100 is not only reshaping how images are being made, but it is also redefining large format for the world’s next generation of image makers~08

26 December 2020

FUJIFILM PREMIUM COMPACT CAMERA X100V  timeless body has top and bottom plates milled from single pieces of aluminum, which results in a refined and classic camera body with clean, attractive edges. Finished with a beautiful satin coating, the X100V is a perfect combination of design and engineering that is sure to make photographers of any level joyful as they make their images. X100V features a new 23mmF2.0 lens to ensure that every detail from its X-Trans CMOS 4 Sensor is resolved beautifully. The lens has been enhanced for better resolution, lower distortion and improved close focus performance. However, it still maintains the same overall size and compatibility with legacy WCL/TCL lens attachments, which gives image-makers additional angle of views equivalent to 28mm and 50mm on 35mm Format~08

25 December 2020

CHRISTMAS DAY  is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, observed primarily on December 25 as a religious and cultural celebration among billions of people around the world. A feast central to the Christian liturgical year, it is preceded by the season of Advent or the Nativity Fast and initiates the season of Christmastide, which historically in the West lasts twelve days and culminates on Twelfth Night; in some traditions, Christmastide includes an octave. Christmas Day is a public holiday in many of the world’s nations, is celebrated religiously by a majority of Christians, as well as culturally by many non-Christians, and forms an integral part of the holiday season centered around it. The traditional Christmas narrative, the Nativity of Jesus, delineated in the New Testament says that Jesus was born in Bethlehem, in accordance with messianic prophecies. When Joseph and Mary arrived in the city, the inn had no room and so they were offered a stable where the Christ Child was soon born, with angels proclaiming this news to shepherds who then further disseminated the information. Although the month and date of Jesus’ birth are unknown, the church in the early fourth century fixed the date as December 25. This corresponds to the date of the winter solstice on the Roman calendar. Most Christians celebrate on December 25 in the Gregorian calendar, which has been adopted almost universally in the civil calendars used in countries throughout the world. However, part of the Eastern Christian Churches celebrate Christmas on December 25 of the older Julian calendar, which currently corresponds to January 7 in the Gregorian calendar. For Christians, believing that God came into the world in the form of man to atone for the sins of humanity, rather than knowing Jesus’ exact birth date, is considered to be the primary purpose in celebrating Christmas~08

24 December 2020

CHRISTMAS EVE  is the evening or entire day before Christmas Day, the festival commemorating the birth of Jesus. Christmas Day is observed around the world, and Christmas Eve is widely observed as a full or partial holiday in anticipation of Christmas Day. Together, both days are considered one of the most culturally significant celebrations in Christendom and Western society. Christmas celebrations in the denominations of Western Christianity have long begun on Christmas Eve, due in part to the Christian liturgical day starting at sunset, a practice inherited from Jewish tradition and based on the story of Creation in the Book of Genesis: “And there was evening, and there was morning – the first day.” Many churches still ring their church bells and hold prayers in the evening; for example, the Nordic Lutheran churches. Since tradition holds that Jesus was born at night (based in Luke 2:6-8), Midnight Mass is celebrated on Christmas Eve, traditionally at midnight, in commemoration of his birth. The idea of Jesus being born at night is reflected in the fact that Christmas Eve is referred to as Heilige Nacht (Holy Night) in German, Nochebuena (the Good Night) in Spanish and similarly in other expressions of Christmas spirituality, such as the song “Silent Night, Holy Night”~08

23 December 2020

ORBITKEY KEY ORGANISER  Durable Key Organisers that you can take with you anywhere – wherever life takes you. Rubber-like TPU polymer that will naturally maintain its look and feel, so you can adventure without worrying. Carry your keys, car keys and accessories without scratching your phone and other belongings~08

22 December 2020

ORBITKEY BLUETOOTH CHIPOLO TRACKER  With a simple touch of a button, you can now track your keys, bag, and anything else you don’t want to lose. Designed to fit perfectly inside your Key Organiser or on your keyring. Or to your larger belongings with the premium tassel included. You can use the button on the tracker to trigger your phone camera shutter. No more awkward arm extensions or finger yoga needed. The battery included lasts up to 6 months and when it runs low, you’ll be notified by the Chipolo app. You can get the new batteries at your nearest hardware store~08

18 December 2020

OLAPLEX NO.4 BOND MAINTENANCE SHAMPOO  repairs and protects hair from everyday stresses — including damaged hair, split ends, and frizz — by re-linking broken bonds. Leaves hair easier to manage, shinier and healthier with each use. N°4 is color-safe and proven to reduce breakage and strengthen all types of hair~08

17 December 2020

OLAPLEX HAIR PERFECTOR NO.3 HAIR TREATMENT  best-seller is an at-home treatment, not a conditioner, that reduces breakage and visibly strengthens hair, improving its look and feel. It will restore your hair’s healthy appearance and texture by repairing damage and protecting hair structure~08

16 December 2020

OLAPLEX BOND PERFECTOR NO.2 HAIR TREATMENT  produces instant great results on all hair types including virgin and naturally curly hair. If your hair is curly, from open curl to super curly, the treatment will help to redefine your curls. After a treatment your hair will feel incredible, be frizz free, have more manageability making it easier to style, and look healthy and shiny. This is the second step of the Olaplex system and usually done at the bowl. This is applied generously after all processing has been completed and rinsed. (or shampooed) then towel-dried. You may saturate the hair thoroughly with the Diluted Olaplex Formula beforehand for even better results. Leave on for a minimum of 5 minutes and then without rinsing apply a generous amount (average ½oz or 15ml) and comb through. Leave on the hair for a minimum of 10 to 20 minutes,. The No.2 Bond Perfector also serves as a great cutting lotion. We always ask that this be rinsed, shampooed and conditioned before the client leaves the salon. It may be left on for a longer period of time and shampooed and conditioned at home~08

15 December 2020

BELLROY LEATHER CARD POCKET WALLET Zip up your cards and cash in our smallest pocket. A neat all-rounder for those who want to carry very little, the Card Pocket has a secure coin pouch and storage for your stacking frequently-used cards. With a handy slot for a spare SIM card, you’ll find room for business cards too.
Size: 103mm x 66mm~08

14 December 2020

BELLROY FOLIO LEATHER WALLET with slim, intelligent storage. Beneath its classic exterior, the Folio’s thoroughly modern interior has space for bills, cards, a smartphone, and a clever magnetic coin pouch. Style, meet function. Forget awkwardly fiddling with zippers or clasps, the magnetic coin pouch cleverly snaps open when you need it, and stays shut tight when you don’t. With plenty of room for cash, coins, a smartphone, and 14+ cards, everything you need is at hand, wherever your day takes you. The zip closure lets you squeeze more in without the risk of it all falling out, while the RFID lining shields your cards from skimmers.
Size: 205mm x 105mm~08

13 December 2020

TASCHEN – FORMGIVING, THE BOOK BY BIG (BJARKE INGELS GROUP) AN ARCHITECTURAL FUTURE HISTORY is a visionary attempt to look at the horizon of time. The Danish word for “design” is “formgivning,” which literally means to give form to that which has not yet taken shape. In other words, to give form to the future. Using our power to give form, rather than allowing the future to take shape, is more important now than ever, as humankind’s impact on the planet continues to increase and pose ever greater challenges to all life forms. Architecture plays a special role by proposing spaces for our lives that are fragments of the future in the making. William Gibson’s words embody architecture’s role perfectly: “The future is already here—it’s just not evenly distributed.” With Formgiving. An Architectural Future History, BIG presents the third part of its TASCHEN trilogy, which began with Yes is More, one of the most successful architectural books of its generation, and continued with Hot to Cold. An Odyssey of Architectural Adaptation. The book is presented in a timeline, stretching from the Big Bang into the most distant future. Projects are structured around six strands of evolution—“Making,” “Sensing,” “Sustaining,” “Thinking,” “Healing,” and “Moving”—the multimedia-based, interdisciplinary concepts encompassing the building industry. Culture, climate, and landscape, as well as all the energies derived from the elements—the thermal mass of the ocean, the dynamics of currents, the energy and warmth of the sun, the power of the wind—are incorporated into these projects. Throughout more than 700 pages, Bjarke Ingels presents his personal selection of projects, including the 12,000-square-meter LEGO House in Denmark, the human-made ecosystems floating on oceans, the redesign of a World War II bunker into a contemplative museum, and the ski slope-infused power plant celebrating Copenhagen’s commitment to carbon neutrality. Through architecture and design, BIG gives shape to a sustainable and simultaneously colorful world~08

12 December 2020

L’OBJET HAAS TWISTED HORN SERVING SET Inject some personality into your hosting prowess with the Haas Twisted Horn Serving Set, inspired around the design of their iconic fur and bronze monster sculptures. Artisan assembled from stainless-steel and plated with 24K gold, the set is presented in a luxury gift box and would make the most memorable present~08

11 December 2020

L’OBJET HAAS LAZY SUSAN CATCHALL TRAY Perfect for adding some whimsy to your workspace or as a playful dish, this delightful beast can be used all around the home. Pair with more otherworldly characters from the L’Object & Haas Brothers collaboration to really nail the look. The L’OBJET Haas Brothers collection is a meeting of imaginative minds and skilled hands. Inspired by the otherworldly landscape of Joshua Tree, the Los Angeles-based artists Simon and Nikolai Haas worked in close collaboration with Elad Yifrach, Creative Director, and the master craftsmen at L’OBJET to create a collection that spans tableware, home décor, textiles and fragrance. Together, they have brought to life a family of characterful creatures with the highest quality of finish and function. These are objects to be cherished. In using them, everyday moments become memorable; the ordinary becomes extraordinary~08

10 December 2020

DJI POCKET 2 POCKET-SIZED CAMERA  is a tiny camera that lets you single-handedly record memorable moments. Equipped to stabilize movement and take sharp photos and smooth videos, Pocket 2 gives you the freedom to create magic at hand. DJI Pocket 2 fits perfectly in your hand, bag, or pocket so that you can take it anywhere. When your journey begins or something suddenly catches your eye, Pocket 2 is ready to capture it all~08

9 December 2020

GRIN 100% NATURAL FRESHENING TOOTHPASTE delivers you a thorough, fresh clean – without the need for harsh chemicals! The active ingredients; Manuka Oil, Propolis and Organic Sea Salt offer natural antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties to keep bacteria in check, while natural spearmint, peppermint and fennel extracts leave your mouth minty fresh.
● Made in New Zealand from the very best natural ingredients;
● Manuka Oil a natural antibacterial and anti-inflammatory;
● The antiseptic properties of Propolis and Organic Sea Salt help to combat common oral bacteria, and keep the gums and mouth healthy;
● Natural xylitol helps to prevent plaque build-up with regular brushing;
● NO SLS, Triclosan, Parabens, artificial flavours or sweeteners;
● Certified Palm Oil Free~08

8 December 2020

ORBITKEY CLIP V2 KEY RING The secure magnetic Fidlock quick release system gives you convenient access to your keys without rummaging through pockets or bags, or even unclipping the carabiner. Our new and improved Clip has been designed with a smooth and streamlined form for comfortable operation, and a wide gate opening to easily clip on to belt loops and bags. The detachable open D-ring allows you to easily add or remove your Key Organiser, keys and fobs – and eliminates the need for an extra key ring. Designed to work even better together with your Key Organiser – so you can say goodbye to noisy, bulky keys once and for all~08

7 December 2020

ASSOULINE THE TRAVEL SERIES BOOK – MYKONOS MUSE Located in the Cyclades and surrounded by the blue-green water of the Aegean sits whitewashed, windmill-strewn Mykonos, the island of the winds. This ancient island and those surrounding it, mythologized as the bodies of gods felled by Hercules in the time of antiquity, are older than legend and have played host to countless cultures for more than millennia. At forty-square-miles and boasting a population of only ten-thousand, the ‘Ibiza of Greece’ has become prized for gorgeous architecture, welcoming and open-minded locals, and fantastic beaches. With such names as ‘Paradise’ and ‘Super Paradise,’ the sands of these shores have captured the imaginations and hearts of industry titans, artists, and party-goers alike from all around the globe, marking it as a stable cosmopolitan destination and as a paramount it haven on the jet-set circuit. This book chronicles the culture and society that has defined Mykonos over the past century—from its days as a hideout for such luminaries and elites as Le Corbusier and Antonis Benakis, to its moment as a sanctuary for the gay community,to its predominant party scene—all the while indulging the reader with the ruins and myths hidden there~08

6 December 2020

ASSOULINE THE TRAVEL SERIES BOOK – MIAMI BEACH Considered by many as the country’s most dynamic, fastest growing and sexiest city, Miami is more popular than ever before. Yet, it is a city that doesn’t merely change but evolves, never rewriting the past, just adding to its illustrious heritage. And this is the real beauty of Miami. The chic Surf Club and the vibrant Faena Hotel did not replace the emblematic Raleigh of the 1940s nor the Ritz Carlton of the 50s, rather they complement them. Classics like Joe’s Stone Crab continue to serve their signature fare to sell-out crowds each night, as new establishments attract with name chefs. The iconic art deco architecture remains on full display as the modern Herzog & de Meuron-designed Perez Art Museum stands in stark contrast. Replete with arts and culture year round from the international art at The Bass to the street art of Wynwood Walls, each December, the city is taken over by the global cultural elite for Art Basel Miami Beach, a fair that attracts over 80,000 visitors who turn out for the momentous art, such as Maurizio Cattelan’s show stopping “Comedian”, and the exuberant festivities hosted each evening. Well-known for its nightlife, pleasure is a focal point of Miami life at all times. Yachts and recreational boats line its marinas, lively beaches offer front row seats to a parade of bronzed revelers, and bladers and bikers coast along its beach front promenades. Miami has become the hub for everything chic, fiery and colorful. Miami Beach takes the readers on a tour of this bold and wonderous metropolis~08

5 December 2020

ASSOULINE THE TRAVEL SERIES BOOK – TULUM GYPSET A hub for barefoot bohemians and glamorous goddesses, Tulum is a Mayan hideaway that perfectly distills the gypset lifestyle. An off-grid escape for nomadic creatives, it is a playground for spirituality and community. This tiny, idyllic eight-mile strip of sand on Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula is tucked between a tropical jungle, Mayan ruins, and the Sian Ka’an biosphere: It’s a heady vortex. Tulum’s isolated and breathtakingly beautiful environment also makes it the perfect place for those craving a deeper connection with themselves, others, and nature. Seekers (sun, spiritual, and otherwise) pilgrimage to this beach settlement in droves to join this avant-garde template for a new bohemian lifestyle that prioritizes healing, eco-friendly practices and organic cuisine. The boho-chic crowd’s home away from home, Tulum is a rare and successful modern experiment in both consciousness and sophistication, bolstered by its down-to-earth hotels, mesmerizing cenotes, and lush backdrop~08

4 December 2020

ASSOULINE THE TRAVEL SERIES BOOK – PALM BEACH Early in the 1900s, one-time oil baron Henry Morrison Flagler took interest in the Southern coast of Florida and began developing an exclusive resort community. Establishing a railroad that would allow easier access to the area, he went on to build two hotels—his hope was that America’s first families would come to populate the area. This modest community would later evolve into an iconic American destination, hosting British royalty, American movie stars, and becoming the home-away-from-home to some of the country’s leading families. As the century continued, Palm Beach established itself as a luxury hideaway synonymous with old-world glamour and new-world sophistication. In this splendid volume, longtime resident and Palm Beach social fixture Aerin Lauder takes us through her Palm Beach. From favorite restaurants like Nandos and Renatos, to favorite houses like La Follia and Villa Artemis, she takes us to the elite shopping of Worth Avenue and the scenic walkways of the Lake Worth trail, all the while relating to us the histories, faces, and places that have become so identified with Palm Beach~08

3 December 2020

ASSOULINE THE TRAVEL SERIES BOOK – TURQUOISE COAST The Turkish Riviera, known as the Turquoise Coast, is home to stunning mountain scenery, rich myths, and folklore, and more than six hundred miles of impeccable shoreline along the warm Aegean and Mediterranean seas. Featuring two of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the ruins of the Mausoleum of Maussollos and the Temple of Artemis, this stretch of coast is a destination apart, so much so that Mark Antony was said to have chosen it as the most spectacular wedding gift for Cleopatra. Through the lens of Oliver Pilcher, this blue voyage beckons readers with wanderlust to set sail and enjoy the dazzling sapphire shades of the coast’s dreamy yacht life. Anecdotes from lovers of the region include Mica Ertegun, Tommy Hilfiger, Chiara Ferragni, and Mert Alas, who spent summers boating on these storied waters~08

2 December 2020

ASSOULINE THE TRAVEL SERIES BOOK – AMALFI COAST is the pinnacle of the Italian dream. Tucked amongst the lemon blossoms and the bougainvillea is a line of thirteen towns that comprise the Amalfi Coast. Known for its vertical landscape, the villages are only accessible via the Strada Statale 163 — a narrow, winding, cliffside route that while unsettling to traverse, offers unparalleled views. This magical strip joins the mountains and the Mediterranean Sea below and aesthetes from around the world flock here year after year to enjoy its quaint pebbled beaches, scenic hikes, perfect climate and legendary establishments, which are not limited to storied hotels and restaurants. Landmarks from the Cathedral in Amalfi to Villa Rufolo in Ravello, all evoke the culture and the spirit of bygone centuries, and landmarks enjoyed by the likes of Jacqueline Kennedy, John Steinbeck, and Gore Vidal abound. With its signature limoncello, both grown and enjoyed locally, finest villas and breathtaking vistas, the Amalfi Coast is in a class of its own~08