September 12, 2016
A View From The North: With Mr. Gumbatron
What I’m loving, can’t live without and am lusting after…
I’m always on the lookout for things that will streamline and simply my life.
From the gadgets you never knew you needed like the Orbit Key, to those statement pieces that pull together any outfit and leave you feeling effortlessly chic (think Benjamin Barker’s blazers), here are a few of my saviours and sanctuaries.
A timeless piece, the rose gold plated Carlton watch perfectly balances the classic 1960’s styling with its modern mecha-quartz hybrid movement. Definitely one to watch out for.
The Melbourne Watch Co – Carlton Watch – $495.00 melbournewatch.com.au
Archetype Classic have nailed the white shirt. Cut from tightly woven cotton, its mini point collar and finely stitched placket redefine craftsmanship.
Archetype – Classic White Oxford – $110.00 archetypethreads.com.au
Better Living is an original, informative, and entertaining collection of writing, reports, and recommendations. This is not a book about glitz but rather an upbeat survey on the products and ideas you shouldn’t be living without.
The Monocle Guide to Better Living – $79.99 angusrobertson.com.au
The days of hiding your bulky black stereo are over. Designed and crafted like a beautiful piece of furniture, the A9 is the subtle centrepiece you never knew you needed but now can’t see yourself living without.
Bang & Olufsen – Beo Play A9 Bluetooth Speaker – $3,554.12 bang-olufsen.com
Pocket bulge be gone. The Orbit Key streamlines keys, eliminates that pesky jingle noise and comes complete with bottle opener – what more could you want?!
Orbit Key – $44.95 orbitkey.com
A step ahead
Car or shoe kit? If the name were anything to go off, the TGC035 doesn’t give much away. The result though, is everything you would want a new car to be – sleek, shiny, fresh-smelling and built for speed.
Tangent – TGC039 Shoecare Kit – $79.00 missglasshome.com
Look no further for bottled reinvigoration. The Daily Tool Kit is the perfect skincare set for the modern man. Packaged in a washable paper grooming bag, the kit features hand & body wash, cleansers, scrubs and moisturisers.
Daily Tool Kit – $175.00 hunterlab.com.au
A relaxed finish
Crafted from a wool blend check, the Hikaru Window Pane Blazer with its softened shoulders, faux shell buttons and piped seams, is a wardrobe staple. Throw over a white tee for those ‘I woke up like this’ feels or pair with the Classic White Oxford for a more polished look.
Benjamin Barker – Hikaru Window Pane Suit Blazer – $398.00 benjaminbarker.co
You know any candle that claims to be made with a fire crackling wooden wick is going to be good. Poured in Melbourne, this Australiana collection brings back memories of family holidays spent outdoors with scents of the ‘Southern Forest’, ‘Beach Holiday’ and ‘Outback Bloom’
Jardan Scented Candle – $59.00 jardan.com.au
The Airer #2 means no more clothes on the floor and a simple solution to care for your most loved possessions. Designed in Melbourne and crafted from solid Beech, this elegant piece is a beautiful addition to any home that will last a lifetime.
Miss Glass House – Airer #2 – $323.00 missglasshome.com