INNOVATION STAYING CURRENT WITH THE LATEST AND greatest modernisms, experiencing destinations of distinction and knowing how t o pamper yourself have long been major elements in defining your luxury lifestyle. The following collection of trends offers some of our favorites in the areas of Innovation, Exploration and Relaxation to add luxury to your life and inspire your own ideas. FOOD PRINTER The ChefJet Pro from 3D Systems isn't exactly the kind of printer you'll find around the office. This modern marvel will print out a variety of tasty treats, such as sculptural, ornate cake and cupcake toppers, bespoke candies and mints, delicate latticework over which a cocktail is poured, and logo sugar cubes to sweeten coffee at a corporate event, just to name a few. You literally have your own personal dessert chef at the push of a button. 3DSystems.com COOLER SPEAKERS Kube is everything you need to bring a good time wherever you go. These high-quality Bluetooth speakers double as a cooler to hold your beverage of choice and pump out the jams on the beach, patio or any event, inside and out. Kube keeps it going after dark with back-lit controls and storage compartment illumination that slowly fades in as the lid rises. KubeSound.com HEARABLE TECH At first glance, they may just look like a pair of Bluetooth earbud headphones, but this "hearable" technology is much, much more. In addition to cranking your favorite tunes on a self-contained media player with 4 GB of storage, the waterproof set will monitor your vitals, track your fitness regimen and even provide audio feedback, making it your new personal trainer. Oh, and they even have a microphone designed to pick up mechanical vibration from your voice and block out background noise. Bragi.com PHUNKEE TRANSPORTATION It's the closest thing to a hoverboard we've seen since Sack to the Future. The PhunkeeDuck is the next step in the evolution of transportation, promising to change the way you go through the world around you. Maxing out at 12 MPH (19 km/h), you can zip down the street to get from A to B, or simply cruise for the fun of it, getting over 10 miles (16 km) per charge. PhunkeeDuck.com VIRTUAL REALITY GOGGLES Oculus Rift is the fully immersive virtual reality experience of the future. Pop these goggles on and jump to a destination on the other side of the world, step into your favorite video game or simply watch a movie and it will feel like you're right in the middle of all the action. The constellation tracking system allows you to look in any direction and the all-encompassing display will move with you to create a stunning out of body experience. Oculus.com EXPLORATION TREEHOUSE TENTS Conceived as a treehouse that you can take anywhere, Tentsile Tree Tents provide unparalleled comfort and flexibility in the great outdoors. Unrestricted by ground conditions and with increased separation from wetness, bumpiness, bugs and other creepy crawlers, it's the perfect base for all your excursions. Simply suspend the tent between three trees, or other large objects, and you have a sheltered hammock with rip resistant insect mesh. Enjoy total privacy or open the removable flysheet for unbeatable views wherever you are. Tentsile.com SCOOTER COUTURE Two of the most iconic Italian brands, Vespa and Emporio Armani, have teamed up to bring us a trendy mode of transport with clear-cut flair. Fashion meets function with the Vespa 946 EA, a name that alludes to the year - 1946-that this enduring scooter was first made. This modern interpretation, however, introduces a new level of sophistication, with luxurious Armani leather finishes and a soon-to-be released clothing line to match. 946.Vespa.com SNOWBOARD METRICS The XON Snow-1 snowboard bindings and smartphone app from Japanese electronics brand Cerevo will take your riding to the next level. Four load sensors at the bottom of each foot provide real-time tips by measuring your center of gravity, load balance, board flex and acceleration. You can track each ride from the chair lift to guarantee you improve your skills with every run. XON-stg.Cerevo.com SMART TRUNK It's about time we had smart luggage, and that's exactly what Trunkster is. Complete with a removable battery that can charge an iPhone eight times and an integrated scale that ensures you never exceed the weight limit, it's a must-have for any traveler. The sliding roll-top means it's zipper-free, specifically engineered to withstand the perils of baggage handling. Best of all, it has a GPS tracking device, so you'll never lose this indispensable travel companion. Trunkster.com AUTONOMOUS CAMERA The Lily Camera is a game-changer in the world of drones. The world's first throw-and-shoot camera, it utilizes a small GPS tracking device, allowing you to simply toss it in the air at the top of the mountain and Lily will follow you down the slopes capturing stunning HD video. Equipping you with the tools to easily shoot your own action footage from above, you can set it to follow, circle or hover in front of you, and a live-stream functionality will send footage straight to the companion app to help frame your shots. Lily.Camera RELAXATION ATELIER TASTINGS Walk in the footsteps of Dom Pierre Perignon with the renowned champagne-maker's new tasting experience, Atelier Dom Perignon. Held at the Abbey of Hautvillers in northeastern France, these unique sessions allow wine enthusiasts to enjoy rare vintages accompanied by Dom Perignon experts in the heart of the champagne region. After the Atelier, guests are invited to join the exclusive Club Dom Perignon. DomPerignon.com COFFEE CONNECTION Waking up can be a struggle, but the Poppy Pour-Over makes it a whole lot better. A smart coffee machine that makes the perfect artisanal blend, you can adjust water temperature, grind size and brew time to control the hand-crafted, pour-over process from your smartphone. For those who don't like to think too much before their first cup, it will automatically order coffee beans, water filters and coffee filters from Amazon when the machine detects that you're running low. PoppyHome.com WONDER DOWN UNDER Floating atop a secluded cliff on a rugged stretch of Australia's Kangaroo Island, the Southern Ocean Lodge is a sanctuary of twenty one luxe suites cantilevered over the ocean, creating a fusion between breathtaking wilderness and unbridled creature comforts. From farm-to-table culinary offerings to the highly oxygenized, crisp Antarctic air, it's the ultimate place to chill out, with a dramatic contemporary design of glass walls, indulgent spa and a laidback vibe that only Australia could offer. SouthernOceanLodge.com.au OUTDOOR COMFORT The Tosca Daybed from family-run, Belgian design house Tribu is an effortless combination of cozy and chic. An ideal place to laze about poolside, the super soft outdoor furniture piece has a pleasant braided design with oversized cushions and plenty of room to share. Curl up with a good book and simply drift to sleep under the sun in this stylish daybed. Tribu.com THYNC POSITIVE Whether you need to calm your nerves or a burst of energy to get through the day, Thync is an innovative neurosignaling technology that activates specific cranial and peripheral nerves to influence your mood. The wearable device is placed over the temple to instantly give the relaxing sensation of a massage or the invigoration of splashing cold water on your face. After just a few minutes, this mind-boggling wearable will have you feeling refreshed and ready to go. Thync.com
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