Dolce & Gabbana timepiece collection inspired by Verdi’s operas

Aficionados of extravagant haute horlogerie can look to Dolce & Gabbana’s one-time watch collection to add to their archives. The four-piece collection takes after the compositions of renowned Italian opera composer, Giuseppe Verdi – ‘Nabucco’, ‘Otello’, ‘Macbeth’ and ‘Don Carlo’, each with majestic designs reminiscence of the grand opera houses in Italy. All the timepieces carry a Swiss-made calibre movement, with the ‘Otello’ in a manual winding from the early 20th century, and the others in tourbillons with a unique DG initials engraving on it.

Penna retro Bluetooth keyboard

Have you ever got yourself a typewriter, and wished you could head out to the cafes to show it off instead of the usual MacBook Pro, but can’t because it’s too darn heavy? No? Just us? OK. But since we got your attention, check out this stylish typewriter keyboard which allows you to do just that – even if you’re too afraid to admit it.

The Penna keyboard by Elretron Inc is available in both Windows/Android and iOS layouts, with multi-pairing Bluetooth feature of up to five devices. The keycaps are available in Retro Chrome for the penultimate throwback, or in Diamond 4-AXIS for a smoother typing accuracy; in colours of matte black, white, olive green, baby pink and wood; a Macro bar with its modernised functions; not to mention, its very own exclusive designed pouch, (sold separately).

Michael Kors x Fujifilm Instax camera

Fujifilm once again collaborates with fashion designer Michael Kors for a metallic silver version of the Mini 70 Instax camera, (after the metallic gold one last year), with a Michael Kors signature scrawled upon the black back end of the camera. A fashionable camera accessory all fashionistas can get behind on when patronising the trendiest places in town over the weekend. However, it’s only available from April 25, so all weekend events from then onwards.

The Search For Everything by John Mayer

The singer/songwriter has been teasing us with the release of his new and seventh studio album, The Search For Everything, throughout the year so far, by releasing the tracks on the album in “waves”. We had a taste of the feel good ‘Love on the Weekend’ during the first wave in January, and the morose rhythm of ‘You’re Gonna Live Forever in Me’ during the second in February. This weekend, get ready to delve into the album in its entirety as he puts out the remaining four tracks for the album – ‘In The Blood’, ‘Never on the Day You Leave’, ‘Rosie’, and ‘Theme from The Search For Everything’.

Tamagotchi re-release

For those who prefer to clear the poop with a touch of the button rather than scooping it up and disposing it in the bin, the original pixel pet has been re-released in Japan some 20 years after it first swept the world. Bandai didn’t make any drastic changes to the egg-shaped device because why should it? Nonetheless, gone is the rectangle LCD display and in its place is a square one in a much compact overall dimension.

World Whiskies Awards 2017 winners

Whisky connoisseurs, get ready your taste palette this weekend as you set out for your hunt of the winners of the World Whiskies Awards 2017. The drinking professionals of the World Whiskies Awards have not-so painstakingly gone through the singles and the blends, the wheats and the ryes and the grains to select this year’s finalists according to their categories of design and taste. Winners include the Suntory Hibiki 21 Year (World’s Best Blended), Johnnie Walker Green Label (World’s Best Blended Malt) and Fuji-Gotemba Single Grain 25 Year (World’s Best Grain). Check out the full list of winners here.

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