Theodore & Rosemary’s Orchard

This weeks Friday Five begins with a interesting short animation by Kadavre Exquis. Great music, I think you’ll agree.

Directed and animated by Kadavre Exquis
Song by Nancy Adams “Somebody in my orchard”.

Maduro Leaf Triple -Wick Candle

Winter is not ideal, but it does make you appreciate the joys of being ‘chez-nous’ in the sanctuary and warmth of your own home. The Maduro Leaf candle is a warming and comforting fragrance to add character to the winter months, filling your home with a scent reminiscent of a smoking room in an elegant gentlemen’s club. Picture wood panelled walls, soft leather armchairs, a fire burning in the grate and the heady scent of cigars. Spicy top notes lead to a heart packed with Cedarwood, Patchouli and Oakwood, while base notes of Amber and White Musk add a rather sensual twist.

The Maduro Leaf candle comes in a wooden box with a sliding lid inspired by traditional cigar boxes.

Top notes: Nutmeg, Cinnamon Bark, Clove Leaf
Middle notes: Cedarwood, Patchouli, Oakwood, New Mown Hay, Thyme, Bergamot
Base notes: Amber, White Musk, Vanilla, Oakmoss

The Maduro Leaf Triple-Wick Candle is priced at £80

BeoSound 8

The modern gent wants it all; appealing aesthetics are a must, but not at the expense of quality. Bang & Olufsen are renowned for ticking both of those boxes on a regular basis, and have now done so the ‘I’ generation. BeoSound 8 is a new station for your iPad, iPhone, iPod to fill up your room with Bang & Olufsen sound and style. If you keep your music on an or computer, you can now experience the iconic style and breathtaking sound quality that has made Bang & Olufsen one of the most sought-after names in home audio.

The conical shape of the speakers on BeoSound 8 has two functions. Design-wise, the shapes ‘disappear’ to create an unobtrusive impression from most viewing angles and make placement easier. In terms of audio quality, they eliminate standing waves by avoiding parallel surfaces. It may sound very technical, but you’ll find that the proof is in the experience.

As standard, the BeoSound 8 comes in either white or black with aluminium details and matching power cable. If you feel the need to match the speakers to your décor, the list of options includes six fabric speaker covers in lavender blue, yellow, purple, green, black and white.

Nike x Undercover present Gyakusou International Running Association

Nike and Jun Takahashi, founder and head designer of Japan’s coveted clothing label Undercover, have released the first Nike x Undercover Gyakusou performance running collection with an installation at Dover Street Market, Basement. Typically Nike, and typically DSM.

Battle for the (‘St)Ashes

Things haven’t been going too well for the English Cricketers thus far down-under in their quest to retain the Ashes, but they already have one small victory under their belt – the Battle for the ‘Stashes. On the very soil where Movember was conceived, KP (Kevin Pietersen) has outdone Mitchell Johnson on the moustache stakes. As an English cricket fan, we need to take heart from these little victories. (Note: Movember is not a competition; the real victory will be won in the battle against Prostate Cancer)