Beverage of the Week: Bond’s Vesper

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I’ll warn you now: Supping on this cocktail will not convert you into a suave and sophisticated ladies man or a super-tough action hero. In fact, it’s more likely to turn you into a slobbering, leering wreck of a man, considering the measures of alcohol used in this lethal, but delicious drink. Here’s the recipe from Ian Fleming’s Casino Royale. …

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Super cool iPhone cover

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Having featured a few hum-drum, run of the mill accessories for the iPhone in an article last week (it’s not even out over here yet, so don’t blame me) I have recently come across this rather slick iPhone protective cover ($30). Despite being rubber, Incase have given the cover a distinctly organic look, with the black version reminding me of …

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Stylish storage with Mebox

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With more people living in studios and apartment spaces these days, storage is always an issue. So throwing your Tees in an old cardbox may be practical, but it doesn’t exactly look cool does it? Enter the brilliant Mebox. Affordable and distinctively unique, this customized storage solution is a perfect organizer for your home. The double-thick cardboard box features a …

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Keiichi Tanaami at Paul Smith

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Keiichi Tanaami, a Japanese artist and toy designer has released these typically crazy Japanese prints and vinyl toys through Paul Smith’s website and London stores. Prices start at a very reasonable £10 for a surreal and slightly scary vinyl "Wonder Girl" ornament, all the way up to £950 for a limited edition, framed print, inspired by Japanese family crests. I …

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Fake iphone

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It seems that unscrupulous counterfeiters – are there any other kind – are already exploiting the good natured greed of technophiles everywhere by producing fake iphones or, as this video shows, the "tphone". There are even reports of these ersatz devices appearing on eBay. I can’t blame them for trying though, as we all know that the iphone is going …

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Jellio art

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Ever wanted a giant version of an unmade Airfix model bolted to your wall? Of course you did. Now you have the chance. Jellio is the ultimate in retro-kitsch-art, selling anything from glass encased Rock ‘em Sock ‘em Robots ($800) to Rubix Cube coffee tables ($600). They also sell this Airfix style wall decoration ($2,500). Unfortunately it’s not actually a …

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Umbro by Kim Jones Hoodie

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Since debuting at the Paris Men’s Fashion Week in 2004, designer and photographer Kim Jones has collaborated with and produced clothing ranges with designers such as Marios Schwab, Mulberry and Isetan. One of the more recent collaborations has been with sportswear retailer Umbro. Jones’s collaboration has seen a sports range that’s rather more refined than your average McKenzie tat and …

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Ethical fashion

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Global warming, exploitation of foreign workers, huge multinationals muscling out smaller retailers.  The consumer market it fraught with horror stories concerning the destruction of our planet and the abuse  of human resources. So, taking a leaf out of the book of our sister site Hippy Shopper, I have come up with a few ethically sourced items that should ease your …

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In home sauna

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Do you like a good sauna to cleanse your filthy pores? Well, if you are already well aware of the benefits of spending time in the sauna, you’ll be thrilled to know that you can get all those benefits from your own home. The Infusion Three-Person Infrared Sauna ($2300) features healing infrared heat, a magazine rack, reading lamp, AM/FM stereo …

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