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Innovation and elegance

Audrey Simon
Audrey Simon • 3 min read
Innovation and elegance
With the Beoplay speakers by Saint Laurent and Bang & Olufsen, music never sounded this good
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With the Beoplay speakers by Saint Laurent and Bang & Olufsen, music never sounded this good

(July 1): When a fashion house like Saint Laurent collaborates with a sound system expert like Bang & Olufsen, the result is the powerful and good-looking multiroom Beoplay A9 (left) and the portable Beoplay A1 speakers. Both all-black speakers are made of black anodised aluminium and engraved with the Saint Laurent signature. The powerful Beoplay A9 home speaker lets you control the volume by simply sliding your hand across its surface. With a tap, you can skip to the next or previous track or play/pause your music. The A1 portable Bluetooth speaker comes with a built-in microphone and is dust- and splash-resistant. It is small enough to sit in the palm of your hand, store in your bag or slip into a pocket, so you can take it everywhere. The Beoplay A1 offers up to 24 hours of play in one charge. The speakers are available exclusively at

No waste

Too many ‘ugly’ vegetables are tossed out every day because they do not meet the aesthetic requirements of supermarkets. The Body Shop is working with a British farm to take ugly carrots off its hands and turn them into beauty products. Carrots, known for being rich in antioxidants, are used in the cosmetic company’s cleansers and moisturisers. Go about your daily beauty regime knowing that you have done your part for the environment.

Light up your home

Tom Dixon’s golden ETCH pendant turns your home into a Carnival of Lights, thanks to its geodesic structures made of digitally etched metal sheets that cast a warm glow when lit.

The everyday bag

Salvatore Ferragamo has launched the boxyz bag, which has a trapezium shape and the signature Gancini-shaped top-handle and clasp closure. It is available in a variety of colours and in three sizes. Shoulder straps allow you to carry it cross-body style.

Get monogrammed

First it was Burberry; now, Jimmy Choo is getting in on the act with everything monogram. For the brand’s autumn/winter 2019 campaign, the JC monogram is featured in a brushed gold faceted font with a confident inter-linked silhouette.

Own a piece of history

If you have always wanted to own Harry Winston jewellery, here is your chance. The Winston Gates collection, comprising rings, bracelets, pendants and earrings, allows you to own a piece of heritage from about $6,000. The rosette design harks back to the flower motif used in many ancient civilisations and has a variety of meanings. One is protection for the home. Founder Harry Winston incorporated this symbol of opportunity, prospect and good fortune in the interior design of his New York Salon at 718 Fifth Avenue.

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