Category: Clothing

Solestrom SmartSwim™ UV Meter Bikini

Solestrom SmartSwim™ UV Meter Bikini

Solestrom have come up with the world’s first UV Smart Bikini featuring a smart fabric UV meter with Bright LED display. Designed to protect you from excessive exposure to the sun’s rays, the device is quick and easy to use and  powered by standard long lasting CR2025 batteries.
Air-conditioned shirt

Air-conditioned shirt

An ex-Sony technician, Kouzi Ichigaya, has launched the world’s first ‘air-conditioned’ shirt. The shirt can be powered by USB, an in-car cigarette lighter or, perhaps most practically of all, by four AA batteries. Shirts for both men and women are currently available in Japan. Two small fans are located on both sides of the shirt,
Vibram Fivefingers

Vibram Fivefingers

Marco Bramani, the grandson of the founder of the Italian shoe sole company Vibram, has come up with a pair of shoes that are designed to retain the sensation of walking barefoot.   Fivefingers are made from  the rubber TC4 (commonly found in outdoor sandals) which has had its porosity increased in order to improve
Swimwear for 2007

Swimwear for 2007

If last month’s catwalks in Miami are anything to go by, the beach look for 2007 will be something minimal and inpractical. The beachwear  costumes on display from a variety of designers, including the likes of Jamaican-born Miki Nembhard, are certainly not for the faint-hearted. You’ll have to be extremely slim and probably very well
Silk tie and iPod holder from Thomas Pink

Silk tie and iPod holder from Thomas Pink

London-based clothing company Thomas Pink are selling an ingenious tie with a neatly concealed iPod holder. In addition to the holder, the Cravatta iPod silk tie has a special loop to keep iPod wires under control.   It retails for $85.

ADEX Awards success for Cypress Hotel & Spa

Cypress Hotel & Spa,  a leading global supplier of luxury bathrobes, towels, sheets, and related amenities to the lodging and spa industries, has again been awarded top honors in the prestigious ADEX Awards competition, sponsored by Design Journal Magazine. 2006 marks the second straight year that Cypress products have received this honor. In the 2005
Performance footwear for a water planet

Performance footwear for a water planet

Mion sandals are designed and developed against the performance needs of what they like to call amphibious athletes. These excellent performing, great fitting and comfortable sandals have been designed by a world-class  sailor, Martin Keen,  and work  well in  wet or dry environments. The footwear moulds to your own feet within about 12 hours’ of
iBoxer... for girls

iBoxer... for girls

Last month I revealed one of the latest iPod must-haves… iBoxer boxer shorts. If you’re female and feel as though you’ve been missing out, then worry no more. Popgadget has unveiled that they are now available for women. Made from a cotton/spandex bland, they come in black, pink, turquoise, white and yellow,  and are available
T+L Design Awards 2006

T+L Design Awards 2006

The second Travel+Leisure Design Awards recognise architecture and design from every facet of the traveller’s world – everything from hotels to travel accessories.   In fact, there’s 15 categories and the winner of each is as follows: Best Public Space: Terminal T4, Madrid Barajas International Airport Best Small Hotel: Básico, Playa Del Carmen, Mexico Best
iBoxer - yet another iPod must-have

iBoxer - yet another iPod must-have

It seems that iPod accessories abound at the moment. And it now appears there’s even something for those who can’t be without their music even when they’re wandering about in their underwear. I seriously question the usefulness of something like this but, if you’re really interested, run a search for the inventively-named  ‘iBoxer’ and you’ll
Aromatherapy-treated cashmere clothing

Aromatherapy-treated cashmere clothing

Imagine a cashmere sweater or robe that not only delivers the luxurious comfort that only cashmere offers, but also gives you an aromatherapy treatment and sense of well-being each time you wear it. That’s what Subtle Luxury, a fashion line of women’s sweaters and comfort wear, have come up with for their Fall 2006 season.
Elite Traveler magazine column

Elite Traveler magazine column

Acclaimed fashion journalist Jessica Michault, who covers the fashion  industry for the International Herald Tribune based in Paris, will be starting a dynamic and visually oriented fashion column for Elite Traveler, the luxury and lifestyle magazine distributed worldwide aboard private jets and mega-yachts. She will serve as a Contributing Editor for Elite Traveler.