Hames Sharley's 2019 guide for last minute gift ideas with an design and architectural angle...
The Zaha Hadid Resin Field of Towers chess set doubles as a miniature cityscape, reflecting the architectural firm’s fascination with the typology of towers, and making the set – with its polished resin chess pieces positioned on a silk-screen-printed grid – an ideal gift for chess enthusiasts and architecture aficionados alike.
For the city lovers in your life who want to wear their favourite urban environment on their finger!
Every year we curate this list and every year we just have to add this to the list! The childhood inspiration of most of our designers – LEGO!
Float Pods are sensory deprivation tanks that simulate a zero-gravity sensory free environment, allowing your mind and body to be removed from all stimulus and distractions. In this environment an opportunity is created to calm your body and mind, resulting in true rest and relaxation.
Caviar iPhone is the sounding premiere of the luxury world. A brand new look at how a luxurious top-class phone can be. Combining the technical perfection of the progressive Apple iPhone and the jewellers’ work on the body design, Caviar became a unique accessory, the analogues to which have never been known to the world of premium goods!
Utopia have already become the world reference high-fidelity headphones manufactured in France by Focal. They are the result of 35 years of innovation, development and manufacturing of high-end speaker drivers and loudspeakers. Equipped with exclusive technology, they offer striking realism, neutrality, dynamics and clarity, for sound with unrivalled purity.
Meteorites from the Moon are exceptionally rare. There are fewer than 70 lunar meteorites known with a total combined weight of approximately 55 kilograms, making them millions of times rarer than gem grade diamonds. However, most lunar meteorites reside in museum collections and research institutions, leaving only 15 kilograms or so available to individual collectors worldwide. Since acquiring an Apollo moon rock is virtually impossible, the only realistic way to own a piece of the moon is by acquiring a lunar meteorite.
Elisabeth Weinstock’s Jeffrey’s Bay snakeskin surfboard, named for a world surfing hotspot, is an adaptable gift. Those in the Southern Hemisphere can hit the waves on Christmas Day, while those in colder climes will appreciate the board as an objet d’art while waiting for summer to arrive.
This leather luggage set comprises four matching suitcases, steamer trunks, a jewelry case, a wardrobe, an armoire, a cruiser bag and a hat bag. This excellent quality traveling stuff is designed by French fashion goods company Louis Vuitton.
Offering flight at an altitude of 3,600 metres and at speeds of up to 51 kilometres, Gravity Industry’s jet suit allows its wearer to truly defy gravity. Each suit is tailored to fit its owner like a glove, courtesy of an appointment at the company’s former military headquarters, which means this decidedly futuristic form of travel feels surprisingly comfortable.