Frescobol, the Brazilian paddleball beach sport dating back to the 1940s, looks a bit like ping-pong without the table. The bats look slightly similar, the ball somewhat bigger.
But for those serious about their beach presence, the bat makes the difference. Frescobol cool happens when you play with the FB Collection one-of-a-kind wooden bats inspired by Copacabana beach culture and hand-crafted luxury yachts, and fire-branded with the FB logo.
Each bat is unique, and what’s even more cool, the wood used is all reclaimed Brazilian species, collected from sustainability-certified furniture factories where the remnants would have otherwise gone to waste.
Buy them here.
Staircase in Hotel de Seze in Paris
Sales Pavilion in Ningbo, China by the One House.
Mirrored Cafe in Gifu, Japan by Band Design
Grotto Private Sauna in Toronto, Canada
Hotel Villa in Honegg in Switzerland
You don’t really need a reminder but here it is anyway: Absolutely everything can be made either beautifully or not. Just like serious fly fishers appreciate the beauty of a hand-tied fly, so do darts players value a set of stunning darts and dartboard.
Even if you don’t play, you’d want to have these to decorate your office or deck. And if you do play, you already know that there is no such thing as too many sets in your collection.
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Photographer - Eric Johansson
This is not a photograph - It's hand drawn with a pen by CJ Hendry for her upcoming IT Bag exhibition.
Flower paintings by Thomas Darnell
Marcel Marongiu designed pool - Mexico
An infinity pool forms the roof of this house designed as a concept by Athens studio Kois Associated Architects for the Greek island of Tinos.
Trou Normand Opens in San Francisco
Aman Canal Grande Hotel, Venice
Road to Como, Italy
Floral Installations by Rebecca Louise Law
Tree Trunk Kitchen by Werkhaus
Giusti Gardens, Verona, Italy
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Summer Beach Towels
There's a lot more goodies from our Sydney store at No.1 Martin Place which is not available online. (Above images have been taken via instagram from our readers) - Hashtag #tchsummerlovers to win a 3 night stay for 2 on Qualia Resort on Hamilton Island
Even the most minimalist and monochromatic of environments needs a drop of colour to anchor the restrained surroundings. This is especially true in the kitchen, the place where we often spend more time than in the living or dining room that seem to get all the attention.
So we call in Tom Dixon and his Fluoro Orange – the deliciously sleek fluorescent shade of carrot. Dixon uses this shade in many accessories but we have our eyes set on the wooden Tower Pepper and Salt Grinders.
These punctuation marks for the kitchen – and for the dining room table - are substantial yet functional. The taller one, the pepper grinder, is 36 centimeters (14.2. inches) tall and happily takes the role of a center piece in any setting. Buy here.
Now that nobody prints hard-copy photos any more, Hamburg-based Twinkind would like to create a Little 3D You instead. A realistic, little you. Or your pet, or Mum.
A visit to their pop-up studio for a quick scan and then, after some technological wizardry that involves 3D printing and other newly developed techniques, you will be the owner of a little photorealistic sculpture anywhere from 15 to 35 centimeters (6 to 14 inches) tall and made of polymer plaster powder.
What makes Twinkind’s offering different from the other 3D printed sculptures currently available, is the speed of the initial scanning.
It used to take a long time (20 minutes in some cases) of standing (or sitting or whatever) very still to produce the detailed data needed for a realistic sculpture.
With Twinkind’s process, the scanning will take only a split second. And therefore, they can alter the results and rescan till you are happy with the image, and they can scan pets and kids and other objects that are not going to sit still for long. Prices, apparently, start from 225€ for the tiniest figurines.
Twinkind’s founders, Kristina Neurohr and Timo Schaedel, are experienced creatives. Neurohr is the co-owner of creative agency Lux von Morgen whereas Schaedel’s has developed commercials for international clients including Audi, Fiat and Panasonic. - Tuija Seipell.
If you attended our Xmas pop up events in Melbourne & Sydney last year and missed out on some goods, we've now launched our online store exclusively for Australian & New Zealand readers only. We'll be updating the store weekly. (click on the images below)
Finally, an ideal case for your new iPhone 5. Not just stylish, but cool and practical as well! These cases are meticulously finished and made of durable leather look-alike material in crisp, solid colours.
The unbeatable practicality comes from the solid clip that locks the phone onto the case safely, the removable strap that keeps your hands free when not using the phone yet assures the phone is immediately handy at all times, the card slots for credit or hotel key cards, and the best part: you can take pictures and talk on the phone while the case is closed!
Just this case, your credit cards and you are ready for shopping and sight-seeing, theatre or movies.
The passport, credit-card, boarding pass and pen case in the same materials and styles is the perfect, cool accompaniment of the iPhone case. In fact, this will be your favourite globetrotting set from here on!
Happy travels from TCH! Buy here