Designed to inspire
W. Atelier launches new concepts by next125 that will add soul to the kitchen
German kitchen design specialist next125 offers the finest in craftsmanship, technology and architecture. There is a choice of two concepts: Intense and Natural.

Intense incorporates saffron yellow and geometric styles into the overall design. Known as NX 500, the design has a feel of eternal sunshine and adds a bit of cheerfulness to the kitchen. Another noticeable feature is that the extractor hood, storage space and technology appliances are hidden.

Natural, or NX 950, offers a mix of ceramic graphite and fir in soft and warm colours and a dark kitchen unit. A free-standing cooking table takes centre stage and makes for a cosy hangout area for dinner guests.

next125 also has accessories that every cook needs such as bar tops and modular cubicles, magnetic knife blocks and suspended shelves.

Be a good sport
L’Homme Ideal Sport by Guerlain is specially formulated for the health-conscious man who enjoys sports and exercises to destress. The fragrance is a refreshing mix of almond, spices, vetiver and patchouli.


Pilot your life
Until Tom Cruise officially confirms a sequel to Top Gun, you can get your cool fix from these aviator shades by Ray-Ban. To get you into the mood, watch the hot 1980s movie again.

A new classic
Corum enriches its emblematic Golden Bridge with a new rectangular case shape. Reminiscent of the architecture of a bridge, 18-carat gold structures representing the six Roman numerals surround a visible calibre to create a harmonious feel between the shapes, rivets and materials. Following the design codes of Art Deco, the Golden Bridge Rectangle shows a timeless elegance, yet focuses on the functionality of its movement, leading the eye along the path of Calibre CO113’s energy transfer from spring barrel at six o’clock to the escapement at 12 o’clock. The elaborate gold microstructures suspended between the panes of sapphire crystal add eye catching brilliance while adhering to the rectangular shape dictated by the case.

Tailored to perfection
The Classic Fusion Italia Independent Collection is a fusion of three forms of expertise: the watchmaking expertise of Hublot; the limitless creativity of Italia Independent; and the treasures of the famous Italian tailor Rubinacci. The House of Rubinacci holds the most beautiful collection of fabrics in its archives. It was here that a collection of tartans — squared coloured wool weaves from the 1970s — were brought back to life by including them in the Classic Fusion as a chronograph. The dial and straps have been made using these fabrics to offer this range of 45mm timepieces.

Stay warm, look cool
Travelling later this year to the northern hemisphere? COS has the perfect fall/winter wardrobe staples. All you need are a wool blend melange coat, cotton poplin shirt in oatmeal and wide legged wool trousers. Pair them off with a statement polished black leather toe, lace-up shoes and a structured leather tote bag.

This article appeared in Issue 784 (June 19) of The Edge Singapore.