Of all the best things to come out of Canada (Drake, peanut butter, err, the paint roller) Daymak’s C5 Blast has got us the most excited. The world’s fastest go-kart, it’s capable of accelerating from 0 to 60mph in 1.5 seconds, which is faster than most Formula 1 machines. Here’s hoping the brakes are just as impressive.
Available at Daymak, priced £7,700.
Nothing says gym noob like getting snagged in the Smith Machine, so opt for a pair of wireless cans that work just as hard as you do. The new Bluetooth Stadion headphones from Urbanears are the sweatproof solution your squats have been dreaming of, equipped with a wraparound design and unique coiled buds.
Available at Urbanears, priced £89.
Timex has been plying its trade for more than 160 years. Which may go some way to explaining why it’s so hard to find anything that holds a horological candle to the US brand. The new Fairfield Chronograph Collection offers six simple but striking designs in a range of metals and straps including perforated leather, preppy nylon stripe and a classic mesh bracelet.
Available at Timex, priced £94.99.
With those shiny silver suits and fish tank helmets, astronauts are hardly the most stylish blokes in the stratosphere. Nonetheless, US brand Coach has still managed to beam up this beauty of a cardholder as part of its Space capsule collection. With a UFO patch, it’s an easy way to look good (even if your overdraft has been abducted this month).
Available at Coach, priced £75.
Some people yearn to return to a time when coffee was simpler. Until they remember what that tasted like. Nescafe’s latest Dolce Gusto machine is a very futuristic way to get a morning fix. Described as ‘a starship that had relations with a doughnut and returned to earth to dispense hot drinks’, it uses touchscreen technology that even the least intelligent (or caffeine-depraved) lifeform could work.
Available at Amazon, priced £99.
Bored of only annoying your neighbours? Take your one-man-band on the road with the Jammy Portable Guitar. The cool collapsible kit uses steel strings and a telescopic strum stick that connects to any smartphone for easy strumming on the street.
Available soon at Play Jammy, priced TBC.
Minim Cards are the result of New York-based designer Joe Doucet looking to find out how much design could be taken away from a deck of cards while still being playable. We like to think there was an early set that went a little too far had everyone bluffing (quite literally) their way through an, albeit stylish, game of snap.
Available at AreAware, priced around £8.
Gucci is by no means a new name, having been renowned for its Italian craftsmanship since 1921, but the Florence-based fashion business is certainly enjoying a rebirth under creative director Alessandro Michele. The latest project is a 43-piece collection exclusively for the tastemakers at Mr Porter, which includes these retro-styled aviators.
Available at Mr Porter, priced £275.
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