Col&MacArthur’s latest timepiece pays tribute to French rockstar Johnny Hallyday with a piece of his iconic leather jacket in every watch

With some of their past watches having actual pieces of lunar meteorites and vials of Mars dust, it’s safe to say that the folks at Col&MacArthur take authentic representation rather seriously. This time, their watches pay homage to “the Elvis Presley of France”, Johnny Hallyday, who died at the age of 74, leaving France and Europe in a perpetual state of mourning. The “Jamais Seul” watch (named after Hallyday’s 2011 song which translates to ‘Never Alone’) hopes to become as immortal as Hallyday’s legacy and live on along with his music. The watch is decorated with references to the artist, and even has a piece of his iconic leather jacket embedded into the watch’s side.

Designer: Sebastien Colen

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The only official Johnny Hallyday watch, filled with symbols and adorned with an authentic piece of the artist’s jacket.

The watch was designed and crafted by the people at Col&MacArthur, a watchmaking brand steeped in history and tradition. The watchmakers are credited with crafting wristwatches for the Royal Guards serving Her Majesty the Queen Elisabeth II. The “Jamais Seul” is their love letter to the king of music from across the English Channel. “Jamais Seul” is the only official Johnny Hallyday watch worldwide, and comes filled with symbolism that anyone who cherished the artist will instantly recognize.

The commemorative timepiece is limited to just 2017 numbered units (for the automatic movement variant), to mark the year that Hallyday passed. The Johnny Hallyday watch is available in automatic and quartz (battery-operated) versions, in silver, black, and gold, with a choice of straps (leather or steel). The watch itself is a melange of rock and elegance, with an etched body depicting a feather pattern, a reference to the eagle tattoo on Hallyday’s own arm, marking his love for America. The watch body comes with yet another hidden gem in the form of a capsule embedded on the opposite side of the watch crown. Within the capsule lies a piece of Hallyday’s leather jacket, permanently preserved for die-hard fans.

Johnny Hallyday was and remains the most emblematic and appreciated French singer. The guilloche pattern in the centre of the dial is reminiscent of the mesh of a microphone.

That eagle tattooed on his shoulder was an expression of a great love for America.

There is a capsule on the side of the case (at 9 o’clock). This contains a piece of the leather jacket he wore when he received the gold record. This hidden treasure gives an unequivocal emotional dimension.

Inspired by a Harley Davidson rim, in reference to his passion.

Johnny’s signature will be printed to the back of the watch. Around it, the personalized inscription of your choice can be engraved.

Turn your attention to the watch’s face and you instantly notice a texture that feels familiar. The circular face and that woven metal texture are a hat-tip to the microphone mesh seen on most stage microphones, Hallyday’s ‘weapon of choice’. A “Jamais Seul” plaque sits at the 12 o’clock position, and the second hand comes in an electric blue regardless of the model variant, as a callback to the rockstar’s piercing blue eyes. The watch’s bezel marks the cities in which Hallyday did his final USA tour in 2016, along with an etched pattern designed to look like vinyl indentations, celebrating the more than 100 million vinyl records he sold. Flip the watch over and you get its final flair, a Johnny Hallyday official signature on the watch’s back (the Automatic variant comes with an exhibition back).

The watch comes with an official license from Hallyday’s estate, along with a certificate of authenticity for the leather jacket fragment embedded in the watch’s side, as well as for the watch itself. Ardent Hallyday fans can grab their tribute timepiece starting at €449 for the Quartz version and €1499 for the Automatic variant. You even get to choose between a Col&MacArthur box or an upgraded Johnny Hallyday collector-edition box.

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Keep on reading while sipping your tea with this unique book-shaped bookmark

Bookmarks are great for those times you need to put a book aside for a while to do other things. There are even quite a few designs available for these, from simple cards to decorative fixtures or even multi-functional night lamps. But when you want to keep your book open just to reach for a drink or a snack, however, bookmarks can’t do squat. Especially if you actually want to keep on reading the open book. Fortunately, the solution doesn’t require sophisticated designs or complicated mechanics. All you need is some outside-the-box thinking and put a book on a book, just like this rather unconventional acrylic bookmark that, oddly enough, also looks like a book.

Designer: TENT

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There are admittedly a few bookmarks made from clear acrylic, but those run in the more common design of rectangular pieces meant to be inserted in between pages. There are some that are pretty much paperweights to hold a page down, but their design doesn’t really make that convenient or elegant. You might as well just put weights on every corner of the book to keep it open.

The moment you take a look at Book on Book, you know it’s not your average bookmark. It looks like more than just a regular book but an open book at that, a true page-turner if there ever was one. Sure, it won’t lay nicely flat on a desk if you place it there unused, but that’s definitely not what it was designed for anyway. This bookish bookmark is supposed to sit on your book and keep it open so that you can have your tea (or preferred drink) and keep on reading calmly.

The acrylic bookmark’s unique shape ensures that the book not only stays open but also in its natural curved form. It has enough weight at 220g to make that happen, but it doesn’t force the book to lie flat and damage its binding in the process. It’s the perfect way to keep the book open while you use both your hands for other things, like snacking, sewing, or cooking.

Of course, the “bookception’s” transparent body makes it possible to read the text underneath. Its size is perfect for covering a pocketbook from end to end, but it can be used for larger books as well. If it can cover the entire page, it can also protect the page from, say, oil smudges or crumbs. Now you have the perfect way to keep that cookbook open while you toil in the kitchen over a recipe.

There’s no denying that this open bookmark, despite its simple shape, is also a thing of beauty, like a mystical crystal tome that almost deserves to be enthroned on a shelf like any other book. You can definitely do that, but that would deny it its true purpose, a purpose that encourages you never to stop reading, even when your hands are busy with something else.

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This full-body hoodie made from thermoregulating graphene fibers can naturally keep you warm in winters

A wonder material in its own right, Graphene is known for its unique strength and durability properties… however it’s also the world’s fastest known conductor of heat. Using that feature to its benefit, this graphene hoodie-suit can naturally keep you warm in the winter by channeling your body heat and using it to heat you up further. Meet Huggi, an incredibly comfortable piece of loungewear that’s naturally thermoregulating, breathable, quick-drying, and anti-microbial.

Designer: Jason Su

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The Huggi is built on the same premise as the Comfy hoodie from Shark Tank, except it uses a novel kind of material in its construction. Instead of the boring cotton, wool, or polyester, Huggi uses 90% graphene content fiber in its fabric. The cloth is still as soft as any other fabric found on hoodies… except unlike cotton and wool hoodies that take over ten minutes to properly warm you up, Huggi does so in mere seconds, and it keeps you warm regardless of what the ambient temperature is. It does so by trapping your body heat and relaying it back to you, creating almost like a cozy cocoon of your own personal body heat, even in temperatures as low as -15°C (5°F).

The design of the Huggi envelopes you from head to toe in the graphene-fiber fabric, giving you a sense of warmth and comfort at all times. The long design means you can wear the Huggi as loungewear (yes, without any pants on!), and the extra-large hoodie means you can wear it with any kind of hair, while the cross-neck design keeps your neck shielded from the cold the way a scarf would. My favorite part? The fact that the Huggi actually has pockets! Actual deep pockets that are big enough to fit a phone, remote control, even perhaps a tiny bottle of warm water to casually sip on through the day.

Extra large hood and cross neck design.

The Huggi comes in two sizes and three colors – Charcoal, Beige, and Cherry Blossom. The fabric has natural anti-microbial properties, which means you can wear your Huggi for days without needing to wash it… however when you DO need to, simply chuck the Huggi in the washing machine and it’ll be as good as new again!

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This sleek CD player lets you display cover art like a picture frame

Vinyl records have been revived in the past years, but ironically, the younger CDs seem to have fallen out of fashion almost completely. Not only have streaming services and digital collections (legally acquired, of course) made the limited capacity of audio CDs pointless, the physical medium doesn’t offer any distinct audio flavor as old-school records do. That said, CDs continue to be made and sold, and there are people that still hold onto their library of collected albums in this disc format dearly. It’s definitely possible to still listen to them, but most CD players these days come in large boxes that stay at home or peripherals that connect to computers. This minimalist CD player, however, offers the freedom to listen to that kind of music anywhere you go and also gives you the opportunity to flaunt that CD’s cover, just like album art in music apps.

Designer: km5

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Digital music created the concept of album art as a digital counterpart to the CD cover jackets of old. It’s a visual experience that you lose when you listen to CDs unless you have the jacket in front of you all the time. You definitely can’t display it on the device you’re using to play the CD, especially if it’s a portable CD player that covers everything up to create a compact form fit for traveling.

The CP1 CD Player breaks away from the mold with a device that in itself is a work of minimalist art. The plain, boxy shape of the player looks like a picture frame or an enlarged Polaroid-style photo. The middle of the device is transparent, showing the bed where the CD would lie and spin. As it is, it is already quite striking in its bold transparency, but it is also the perfect place to insert the CD’s cover jacket. In essence, the player lets you create the experience of album art in physical form.

More than just a CD player, this device also becomes a piece of decor, especially when you hang it on walls. It has its own built-in rechargeable battery, so you don’t have to worry about ugly wires until it’s time to recharge it. Of course, that same battery lets you carry it anywhere so that you can listen to your favorite CDs anytime you want. There is a 3.5mm jack to plug in headphones and speakers, but you can also enjoy the music through wireless audio equipment thanks to its built-in Bluetooth support.

This photographic CD player doesn’t really add any advanced features for playing this physical medium. In fact, it even takes a small step back by making you manually insert cover jackets to get the same effect as album art on music apps. It does, however, hone in on how appreciating music also comes with other treats for the senses, and it does so in a very elegant way that puts a CD’s art proudly on display.

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This innovative sports communication device lets you share the thrills at every turn

Whether you’re doing sports for health benefits or performing extreme sports stunts, chances are you will have family or friends whom you’d want to share those moments with. Action cameras were born for that very reason, but they’re mostly for sharing your adventures after the fact. Real-time communication while skiing or cycling is practically impossible in most conditions, increasing the safety risks and dangers of these sports. Shouting at the top of your lungs is pretty pointless and only adds to the pressure in what could already be stressful situations. Fortunately, that archaic communication method is no longer necessary now that YoAudio has jumped into the fray, bringing the power of technology to let you easily share not only the thrills but also the safety of your sports adventures.

Designer: YoAudio

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While certain sports like skiing, snowboarding, cycling, or hiking are undertaken by individuals, there’s no better way to really enjoy these sports than with a family or a group of other like-minded people. Some people even take it to the extreme, performing death-defying stunts that are meant to be seen or at least heard. Communicating over distances in these situations can already be difficult, but the environments of these particular sports make it almost impossible, even if you shout your head off.

High quality audio featuring wind reduction technology

Manage communication with one tap mute and unmute

Enter YoAudio, an innovative audio communication device that makes yelling a thing of the past. No bigger than the palm of your hand, the device easily clips to helmets and headgear, or you can directly hang it over your ear, just like a Bluetooth earpiece. In fact, YoAudio functions in the same way, harnessing the power of Bluetooth 5.1 technology to enable clear communication with other YoAudio wearers from a distance of over 2,000ft. Spotty cellular reception, which is often the case in remote areas, will no longer be a problem.

YoAudio might look small, but it packs quite a punch when it comes to features. All-day battery life gives you peace of mind knowing that you will be able to keep in touch with others no matter how long the adventure takes. With a single tap, you can mute or unmute the device, ensuring that your hands are where they should be most of the time. Its rugged design and water resistance ensure that it’ll still keep working even if you face plant on the snow, which everyone will now be able to hear in crystal-clear audio.

Whether you’re cycling off the beaten path with family or doing ski tricks down the slope with friends, YoAudio will make sure you’re always connected and heard, sharing both the joys and the dangers of your little adventures. And for only $199 for a Super Early Bird Dual Pack, you get two units to share with your partner or friend. Never worry again about not being heard with the clear and reliable YoAudio communication device.

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Philips debuts the Screeneo U5, an affordable short-throw 4K projector for under $1800

Kept at a distance of just 16 inches from any surface, the Philips Screeneo U5 turns your wall into a whopping 150-inch 4K theater that’s also 3D-capable! Setting up a cinema in your compact home was never this easy, and at a price of $1790, never this economical either…

The Philips Screeneo U5 comes on the heels of its previous generation, the Screeneo U4, which debuted earlier this year and garnered over $6.5 million in funding on Indiegogo. Making projectors (a 4K one, no less) for the mass market is expensive, prompting Philips to go down the route of crowdfunding. The strategy has worked well for the company, allowing them to gauge demand and build out great devices for enthusiastic early adopters. While the U4 was pretty impressive on its own, the Screeneo U5 pushes its specs to the absolute limit, with a larger projection, 2x higher resolution, nearly 6x more brightness, and highly-awaited support for Android TV and built-in ExpressVPN.

Designer: Philips

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Philips Screeneo U5 Ultra Short Throw 4K Projector

Ultra Short Throw projectors are absolutely perfect for smaller houses, given the fact that they don’t need to be placed at a distance. Just have the projector a foot away from the wall and you’ve pretty much got yourself a large display that’s perfectly rectangular (keystone correction) and doesn’t get overshadowed every time someone walks across the room. The one drawback to Ultra Short Throw projectors, up until now, has been their price – something that Philips has been steadily working on reducing with the Screeneo line that debuted first in 2013.

Philips Screeneo U5 Ultra Short Throw 4K Projector

Simply put, the Screeneo U5 can cast a 120-inch projection on a wall when kept a mere 11 inches away… although push that distance up to 16 inches (if you’ve got the space) and you now have a whopping 150-inch 4K UHD projection covering your entire peripheral vision. The U5 bumps up the projector’s brightness to an impressive 2,200 ANSI lumens too, allowing you to watch movies or the game in both day and at night without struggling to see the picture. Worried about having to set the brightness each time? The U5 also has an auto-dimming feature that’ll adjust the brightness based on the ambient light around, protecting your eyesight.

Philips Screeneo U5 Ultra Short Throw 4K Projector

Place the projector against a wall and the Screeneo U5 pretty much handles the rest. Its keystone correcting abilities mean that it’ll ensure your screen is perfectly rectangular no matter what, and a unique 8-point calibration system allows you to further tweak and adjust the picture to account for any imperfections on your wall or projector screen.

Philips Screeneo U5 Ultra Short Throw 4K Projector

The Screeneo U5 is a major upgrade from its predecessor, now with a 4K resolution, higher brightness, and better colors. Dolby Vision and HDR 10 ensure better clarity, higher contrasts, and richer colors, while FlowMotion 4 helps upscale frame rates to make even older videos (or videos shot on lower frame rates) buttery smooth. The projector runs a 60Hz refresh rate, making it incredible for gaming too, and even though 3D TVs have been rather dead for a while now, the Screeneo U5 surprises with 3D projection capabilities, literally bringing the movie theater to your home. (Overpriced popcorn not included)

Philips Screeneo U5 Ultra Short Throw 4K Projector

The one feature that really sets the U5 apart is the fact that it also packs an absolute punch in the audio department. Equipped with 2.2 Channels, 20 watts, and a dedicated DSP, the U5 brings powerful Dolby Atmos audio to the viewing experience, combining larger-than-life audio with booming sound that you wouldn’t really expect from a projector, but will come to appreciate while watching movies, matches, or music videos.

Philips Screeneo U5 Ultra Short Throw 4K Projector

Unlike the U4, which didn’t have any smart TV interface built-in, the U5 comes with AndroidTV and Chromecast, but pushes the bar even further with ExpressVPN pre-installed on the OS for access to geo-restricted content – a feature that’s absolutely game-changing for most media devices today. However, the presence of multiple ports including 2 HDMI, 2 USB-A, and one VGA port ensures you can plug anything from your old laptop to your thumb drive into the U5 to access local files. There’s a LAN port to connect your projector to a wired network, and a 3.5mm jack just in case you have better speakers lying around. Just in case, the U5 comes with Bluetooth 5.1 too, letting you connect wireless speakers as well. Like its predecessor, the Screeneo U5 also comes with a multimedia remote that makes navigating the interface much easier.

Philips Screeneo U5 Ultra Short Throw 4K Projector

The Philips Screeneo U5 is currently crowdfunding on Indiegogo and has raised nearly $3 million as of writing this article. Its previous campaigns, the Screeneo U4 ultra short throw projector, and the Philips PicoPix Max pico-projector were runaway successes too, receiving support from more than 25 thousand backers. While there’s always an inherent risk with crowdfunding, one could argue that Philips has much more brand value than most campaign creators, so rest assured your money is in reliable hands. To sweeten the deal, however, Philips is offering a Cyber Week 48% discount to its backers by letting them procure the Screeneo U5 for a reduced price tag of $1,790 USD (€1,699 EUR). The Screeneo U5 comes with a 2-year warranty and begins shipping in March 2023.

Philips Screeneo U5 Ultra Short Throw 4K Projector

Philips Screeneo U5 Ultra Short Throw 4K Projector

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This sleek metal desk bar makes opening letters effortless and enjoyable

Letters are a fact of life, especially for those that still receive their bills through snail mail. But even when we receive welcomed mail from loved ones, getting to the contents can prove to be a taxing and vexing exercise in patience. There are, of course, countless types of letter openers, and some have even taken the opportunity to design ones that could be mistaken for an heirloom from antiquity. Others will simply use a box cutter or a pair of scissors that get the job done to some extent and with less finesse. All of these letter cutters, however, work in pretty much the same way and rely on both luck and your skill to make the envelope give up its treasures. In this day and age, that may be too much work than necessary, and this rather handsome chunk of metal fixes that by letting you open a letter with just a swipe.

Designer: Tatsuya Kobayashi for Takeda Design Project

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Letter cutters are practically glorified knives or knife-like tools that behave in the same way, attempting to slice through adhesive or the paper itself in order to reach the letter’s contents inside. Others simply go the more practical route and cut off the short end of an envelope. The former can mess up the envelope, while the latter creates a mess of paper scraps. Neither method is ideal, nor do they remove the friction of simply opening an envelope.

Confocus changes the way you open letters by changing the action completely. Rather than running a blade through the envelope, this letter cutter runs the envelope against the blade instead. If you’ve ever seen a card being swiped at a terminal or have done that yourself, then the movement should be familiar. Granted, it may not be as snappy, depending on the thickness of the envelope, but it’s significantly easier and less work than trying to slice through the envelope yourself.

The trick to this wonder of a stationery tool is that the blade inside only makes an incision on one side of the envelope and doesn’t cut all the way through the other side. It’s like making a slit that’s just the right size to pull out the envelope’s contents. And since no paper is actually cut off, there are no scraps to worry about littering your desk. No fuss, no mess, just a simple gesture to open a precious letter from a family member or a friend.

The letter cutter is a simple block of machined aluminum that is anodized to give it an understated beauty. Even when it’s just on your desk doing nothing, it can look elegant and stylish, like a minimalist piece of decor. Given its heft, you can easily use it as a paperweight as well, calling attention to itself rather than the pile of paper underneath it. And when the blade finally gets dull, you can easily open it up with the included tools and replace the blade. This way, you can use this letter cutter forever, far longer than you’ll be receiving letters.

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