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Published: 14th September 2014 12:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 14th September 2014 12:29 AM   |  A+A-

DESIGN

LightHearted

Interior design studio AfroditiKrassa has created a pentagonal pendant light with casing made from mirrored and tinted glass. Designed as part of AfroditiKrassa’s first product range AKollection, the Pentagon Pendant light comprises five flat rectangular panels of bevelled, tinted, mirrored glass around the light bulb casing. The aluminium cased LED lights have glass panels, available in a choice of three colours­—bronze, rose and black—are made by a specialist glass workshop in the UK.

Off The Cuff

American maker of tech jewellery Cuff can get a gold bangle, a copper bracelet or a pendant to buzz, in sync with your gadgets. Cuff jewelry has an interchangeable module called CuffLinc on Bluetooth 4.0-equipped iOS devices, and is waterproof. Squeezing a piece of Cuff jewelry pings anyone else who wears a Cuff, vibrates their Cuff, and shows them your exact location on their phone. From a safety point of view, it could be a high-end panic button, and on an everyday basis, just a way to tell someone where to meet to catch up for coffee. The products can be ordered on the website and are priced from $50 to $150.

Lord of the Ring

The fat ring box sticking out of a trouser pocket has smashed the element of surprise in many proposals. Enter: Clifton, the flat engagement ring case that can be slipped into a pocket or wallet. The box is leather-bound, 1-cm thick and has a pop-up mechanism that hides the ring. Conceptualized and created by Vancouver-based and Independent designer Andrew Zo, 26, who drew inspiration from a classmates’ nerve-racking proposal

experience. It retails on his website for $100.

Brace Yourself

A Manhattan-based startup Q Design has developed a phone charging bracelet that eliminates the need of lugging around bulky chargers and wires. The mod-inspired bangle comes in a black, silver and gold body that neatly conceals a lithium ion battery and fits around the wrist when closed. On opening, it can offer a 60-percent charge to either an Android or Apple phone. The pre-orders for the handy and chic device run at $79, and it will eventually retail for $99.



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