Icar, Super Bike and Eco-friendly Light
You queued, you waited… and you queued some more. Or maybe you ordered online and waited for the magic parcel to arrive. Either way, the iPad2 is now yours and it is time to truly own it, because, as many Apple converts believe, it is not the hardware but the accessories that maketh the gadget. This magnetic folding Smart Cover is an essential purchase. No protector looks better than Dutch company Miniot’s range of wooden, louvered designs and you can even have them engraved with an image of your choice. miniot.com
Now, an iCar
German tuning firm Brabus is famous for its ridiculously powerful Mercedes conversions. With the iBusiness 2.0 it turned a high-performance S-Class for CEOs into a mobile office stuffed with Apple products. The iBusiness 2.0’s twin turbo V12 serves up an awesome 788bhp. Even more excitingly for tech heads, it’s fitted with twin iPads — for the driver and the front seat companion — Bluetooth keyboards, a Mac Mini and a 64GB iPod Touch. The slickest, most touchscreen-filled car on the roads is also fitted out with yachting woodtrim and two-tone leather rather than the aluminium and magnesium alloy you might expect. Other than that, it’s Apple through and through: Desirable, pricey and prefixed with an ‘i’.
Memories of the beach
Living in the coastal regions of the Philippines, Clayton Tugobon’s early memories are filled with the rise and fall of ocean waves, and the cool breeze. Inspired by his childhood nostalgia, he has created a range of seating and tables for US-based furniture brand Snug. Looking at the end result you wouldn’t guess the sustainable material palette that has gone into making these pieces. The furniture is hand inlaid using coconut twigs, rattan and wood. Highlights include: Jax Reversible Lo Cocktail table, the idea of which came about while playing with Silly Bandz (rubber bands shaped as animals and objects); Egg Table, that features a gentle recess at the centre to hold champagne bottles and ice; and Loveseat, a low slung chair.