Lambo cycle: bike made for Lamborghini by BMC.

Happy birthday Lamborghini.

Lamborghini is apparently 50 years old, far younger than many of the drivers of their cars! To celebrate their birthday they have commissioned this slick road bike from BMC. Only 50 of the machines will be made and will sell for 25,000 Euros, around 32,500 USD. Read more

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Snake eyes: S7 light by Nicholas Pichelin.

The Anglepoise lamp has been around since the early 1930s. Its enduring appeal, I contend, is to do with the aesthetic tension that ensues when it is arranged into what looks like a structurally impossible position. That, of course, and the fact that the lamp is very useful!

I am hopeful that the S7 lamp designed by Nicholas Pichelin will exude the same kind of structural tension as it coils out of its box like a charmed snake. Read more

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Illuminating geometry: Faceted lights by Studio Avni.

Copper dome lightHer are some interesting lamps from a young Indian designer named Avni Sejpal who was trained in London, but who now works out of Mumbai.

Her family background is in textiles which has informed how she regards materials, and has influenced how she works with them. Read more

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Romance returns: Igloo Ventless fireplace by EcoSmart.

If it is cold where you are reading this, warm yourself with the thought of curling up in front of a real fire.

It is a long time since coal and wood was used to warm apartments in big cities such as London. As city dwellers got cleaner air to fill their lungs, thanks to laws restricting smoke emissions, they also lost the romance of the real fire at home.

Now you can get it back with the Igloo glass fireplace from EcoSmart. Read more

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Mint: Private mini-bar by Sebastian Herkner for Böwer.

Photos: Sebastian Herkner.

Coming just after the festive season, this product might make you feel a little queasy. But once the diet has worn off, and the New Year resolutions melted with the snow, this personal mini-bar is just the thing to get your zone of comfort to another level.

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