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SHARP Portfolio: A List of the Finest Things



We’d say “it’s that time of year again”, but between Omicron rearing its ugly head, and the balance of newfound chaos in the world, it’s not really a time like any other at this point. That said, it is still technically the end of the year — a time where we close a chapter and look ahead to new adventures, new things, new experiences, and (hopefully) a better tomorrow. As we ponder what that future may hold in 2022, we have decided to wrap the year with yet another compendium of greatness. We see a wide array of spectacular creations slide across the SHARP editorial desk over the course of a season, let alone a year, giving us plenty of contenders for spots in the last Portfolio of 2021.

Bower Studios Melt Daybed

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The Melt collection at Bower Studio is an interesting one, to say the least. Bordering on something that Salvador Dali could have cooked up, had he been a Danish modernist rather than a Spanish Surrealist, the Melt line revolves around minimalist wood frames draped with more fluid forms. The day bed is one of the heroes of the collection, and would look equally at home in a modern minimalist home as it would in a more genre bending industrial space. ($9,850 USD)

Louis Vuitton Pizza Box

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In the streaming age, it can be hard to find physical gifts for the audiophile in your life. But this pizza box (that’s not really a pizza box) will blow their minds. Drawing inspiration from music and travel culture, the Pizza Box is a cheeky, luxurious way to transport your favourite vinyl, discs, or accessories. The classic design recalls vintage Louis Vuitton trunks, with a signature Monogram canvas marked with an exclusive Louis Vuitton message. ($2,400)

Modest Vintage Player Retro Leather Heavy Bag

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With this heavy bag from New Zealand’s Modest Vintage Player, you can work out without sacrificing style. Does your punching bag need to be a design piece? Of course not, but not everyone wants their home gym to feel like a home gym when not in use. Assembled from durable cowhide leather and hand-stitched, it’s as much a piece of craft as it is an exercise aid. (From $425)

Pioneer x Off-White DJ Controller

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Whether he was working with Kanye West or tinkering with Dieter Rams’s Wandanlage hi-fi system, it’s no secret that the late Virgil Abloh loved music — and music equipment. This DJ controller is the product of a collaboration between Abloh’s Off White label, created in partnership with Pioneer. It comes finished in a mix of fluorescent orange and matte white, and its aluminum and acrylic top panel means it’s durable and transportable between gigs. ($1,800 USD)

Richard Mille RM 029 Le Mans Classic Watch

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In the world of watchmaking, no one works with materials science and engineering like Richard Mille. Produced in very low numbers, even the most “basic” of the brand’s creations sell for six figures, if you’re lucky enough to track one down. Earlier this year, Richard Mille celebrated the return of Le Mans with the eighth watch the brand designed specially for the beloved race. Limited to just 150 pieces, it is fitted with a skeletonized self-winding movement and (obviously) a 24-hour display . ($176,000 USD)

Calder BMW Art Car (Artist’s Proof)

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Ever since BMW launched its Art Car project back in 1975, artists like David Hockney and Andy Warhol have been taking their paintbrushes to rare BMWs, but it was sculptor and painter Alexander Calder that BMW first tapped for the project. While Calder turned a BMW 3.0 CSL into a one-off art piece, he died in 1976 before getting to drive his own. Now, BMW Group Classic and the Calder Foundation have created an Artist’s Proof version of the car, finished with Calder’s go-to colour palette and, much like the original, a 480 hp in-line six-cylinder engine.

Hublot Big Bang Integral Tourbillon Rainbow

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Though never one to be shy or subtle with its designs, this is the first time that Hublot has combined all seven colours of the rainbow into a singular watch. Two unique pieces in King Gold or white gold are adorned with the full rainbow spectrum, from bezel to flange and case to bracelet. To echo the seven visible colours of the colour spectrum, the watch comes with 484 invisibly set baguette-cut stones of seven different types: bright red rubies, fuchsia pink sapphires, ultraviolet amethysts, topaz in Klein blue, leaf-green tsavorites, lemon-yellow sapphires, and bright orange sapphires. Hublot has masterfully combined haute horology and haute jewellery in one truly stunning watch. ($988,000)

Arc One Electric Speedboat

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Got a need for speed, but wanna protect the sea? Meet the Arc One, the electric speedboat representing a new era in sustainable boating. With a lightweight aluminum hull and a design inspired by aerospace, the 7-metre vessel can reach top speeds of 60 km/h. What did you expect from a team of former SpaceX engineers? ($300,000 USD)

Louis Vuitton Skateboard

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This is most certainly not the skateboard you pushed around on as a teenager. Not only does the deck come covered in a watercolour pattern where you’d typically expect to find black grip tape, it also comes fitted with Monogram-engraved wheels and even “Monogram” screws. Skate on. ($3,050)

Tales of The Macallan Volume I

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If you’re looking for a star for your home bar, here it is. Tales of The Macallan is a new series of rare single malt Scotch whiskies. Accordingly, Volume 1 is a distinguished single malt distilled in 1950 and bottled in 2021. Encased in a handcrafted Lalique crystal decanter, this exceptional spirit is concealed within an extraordinary almanac book that tells the story of captain John Grant, whose legacy paved the way for The Macallan. Tales of The Macallan Volume I is only available through The Macallan Estate Boutique and the brand’s global network of domestic and travel retail boutiques. ($80,000)

Rimowa x Fendi Classic Cabin Suitcase

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Fendi and Rimowa have teamed up for an exclusive version of the German luggage-maker’s Classic Cabin Suitcase. It’s finished with the famous FF motif printed across the bag’s aluminum exterior and supple Cuoio Romano leather handles. ($3,980)

Arflex Marenco Sofa Collection

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A lesson in the power of proportioning, the Marenco modular sofa system was conceived by Italian designer Mario Marenco back in 1970 — but it hasn’t aged a day since. Whether you’re seeking to build out a more retro-fuelled lounge space, or just to complete the cozy den, this sofa easily answers the call. (From $6,955 USD)

Rivian R1T Camp Kitchen x Snow Peak Package

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Like going off-roading? Your new electric R1T from Rivian can now come fitted with a portable kitchen from Japanese outdoors brand Snow Peak. How? The R1T includes a “Gear Tunnel” — a storage space that spans the vehicle’s width — that can house a pullout kitchen that includes, among other things, a two-burner induction cooktop that runs off the car’s battery. (From $5,000 USD — add on)

Leica Q2 Daniel Craig x Greg Williams Camera

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Let’s just admit it: we all want to be James Bond. You can dress like him, drink like him, and now, you can shoot like him — with a camera, at least. In working together on the Bond franchise, Craig and Williams bonded over a shared passion for photography. Learning of their mutual admiration of the Leica Q2, a plot was then hatched to partner with the brand to create this special edition of 750 units in subtle matte black and gold trim. The end product reads very mission-ready. ($6,995 USD)

De La Espada Frame Bed with Arms

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Sleep soundly knowing that your bed is not only this beautiful, but it’s also crafted at De La Espada’s solar-powered factory in Portgual from sustainable solid woods. (From €6,895)

Beoplay EQ

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Welcome to Bang & Olufsen’s first truly wireless earphones with Adaptive Active Noise Cancellation. Made for daily use, these earphones effectively eliminate the surrounding noise of everyday life, and are designed with comfort and durability in mind. They also feature first-class call clarity thanks to beamforming technology, so they’re great for working from home, commuting, or travelling — the perfect pocket earphones for blocking out the din of urban living. ($530)





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