All-new Kia Sportage 1.6 T-GDi GT-Line
The new SUV marries sleek, aggressive lines with picture-perfect detailing. In deep Infra Red metallic it looks chilli pepper hot, but the “ice cube” front fog lights help to cool things down. The GT-Line comes with 19in alloys, black and grey leather interior, “keyless” smart entry system, front and rear outward heated seats, 7in touchscreen sat nav, rain-sensing wipers and reversing sensors and camera to help you park. Phew.
From £24,900 (metallic paint pictured: £545), kia.co.uk
Classic Sport Tokyo bike
A sleek two-wheeler designed for comfort over speed. Based on the concept of “Tokyo slow”, this light, eight-gear bicycle has impeccable style and is sure to get you noticed on city streets.
Crosley Cruiser record player
Vinyl has made a big comeback, and this portable turntable lets you spin tracks wherever you go. Retro-styled with classic good looks, it has built-in speakers to let you get the party started at the drop of a hat.
£100, Urban Outfitters
Adlens ViewPlus glasses
These clever specs have individually adjustable lenses — simply twist the dials to customise them to your needs. Suitable for those with mild long-sightedness — up to +2.75 dioptres — and with flexible, durable frames, these are a vision of the future.
Alessi Kaj wristwatch by Karim Rashid
Less is certainly more in this design. Its simple shape, says Alessi, is symbolic of the cosmos and the cyclical nature of time.
Eames DAW armchair
A pop of red gives this functional mid-century classic a stylish edge. As the world’s first mass-produced plastic chair, the DAW has been copied many times, but this is the genuine article from a design icon.
Triocean Surf Minimal surfboard
Want to learn how to hang ten? A minimal board is the perfect bit of kit to get started on. This model has a great balance of size and buoyancy to make catching your first waves a breeze.
Holga Jack camera
Create soft-focus shots with this retro 120 film camera. The White Stripes’ frontman, Jack White, had a hand in the design, which just adds to the cool factor.
Anglepoise 1227 desk lamp
It recently celebrated its 80th birthday, but this quintessentially British design classic by the automotive engineer George Carwardine still has a modern feel. Perhaps it’s down to its anthropomorphic charm — or its starring role in the opening credits of every Pixar film.
£175, John Lewis
Layla Mehdi Pour Sophie wall clock
This minimalist timepiece has two overlapping plywood faces. The top layer can be rotated to create interesting shadows. What’s the time? Cool o’clock.
Smeg 1950s-style minibar cooler fridge
Keep your favourite tipple cool in this red-hot miniature version of a design classic. Just 2ft 5in high, this retro icon incorporates a silent cooling system, but there’s no ignoring its vibrant good looks.
£629, John Lewis
Shades red neon lamp
Neon signs are a celebrity favourite — rumour has it Victoria Beckham once gave David a Tracey Emin neon heart for Christmas. Aww. This striking design will lend a sultry mood to any room.
Samsung Serif TV Mini
With its unusual typographic profile, Samsung’s Serif TV bucks the trend of the flat screen. The brothers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec wanted to design a television that would complement other pieces of furniture, and this elegant set should blend into any room.