Homeware Upgrade

Homeware Upgrade

From an iPad-controlled TV to a vintage guitar: here’s ShortList’s money-no-object blueprint for the ultimate bedroom...

1. iPAD-CONTROLLED TV

Bang & Olufsen BeoVision 11 - An app-enabled 40in, 100-decibel HDTV that adjusts as you flick from HD films to YouTube videos. £4,995; bang-olufsen.com

2. GLASS RECORD DECK

Rega RP8 Skeletal Turntable - Fitted with a vibration-minimising nitrogen-expanded foam core; the vinyl-spinning equivalent of a Bentley. £1,598; rega.co.uk

3. VINTAGE GUITAR

1973 Fender Telecaster - Ah, that bell-clear resonance you only get from an axe crafted the year that The Dark Side Of The Moon hit No1. £2,395; vintageandrareguitars.com

4. BAUHAUS SWEDISH TABLE

Hansen Family x Tivoli Audio Remix Sound Coffee Table - Swedish designers the Hansen Family only make furniture from its fine, homegrown woods. £290; thehansenfamily.com

5. RETRO-MODERN RADIO

Tivoli Model One BT - Classic analogue radio injected with cutting-edge Bluetooth. A hip-hop version of Jimmy Stewart, if you will. £199; tivoliaudio.co.uk

6. WIRELESS HD/3D PROJECTOR

Epson EH-TW9100W HD - 3D and cable-free projector capable of rendering one-billion colours (with more than 1,000 shades of grey). £2,899; epson.co.uk

1. SCULPTURAL STORAGE

LaCie Blade Runner - A limited-edition 4-terabyte hard drive/artwork designed by singular French roustabout Philippe Starck. £270; lacie.com

2. HIGH-DEF iPAD

Apple iPad Retina Wi-Fi (128GB) - Its 9.7in display contains one-million more pixels than your average HDTV. Pictured with iPad Smart Cover (£39). £639; apple.com/uk

3. WIRELESS WALNUT SPEAKERS

Ruark Audio MR1 - Hand-crafted, 20-watt cubes of joy with baked-in apt-X Bluetooth for idiot-proof, crystal- clear music streaming. £300; ruarkaudio.com

4. TURBO-BOOSTED LAPTOP

Apple MacBook Air - The nuclear option: a 13in MacBook with 2.8GHz processor Turbo Boost and HD FaceTime camera. £999; apple.com/uk

5. NANOTECH BINOCULARS

Steiner Commander XP 7x50 Binoculars With Compass - U-boat commander-style binoculars with a nanotechnology lens coating that repels water and dirt. A bit Rear Window? Possibly. Very cool? Oh yes. £1,250; selfridges.co.uk

1. REPORTAGE-ready

Leica X2 - As wielded by Parisian photojournalism genius Mr Hoveeto. Holds value like a Rolex. £1,575; leica-storemayfair.co.uk

2. WORLD’S BRIGHTEST TORCH

Microfire The Warrior - Has a 650-lumens LED beam that reaches more than 400m. £750; selfridges.co.uk

3. IAN FLEMING-STYLE LIGHTER

Vintage Tripod Lighter - An original Fifties tripod lighter with ‘Sputnik‘-style legs. £30; hisemporium.co.uk

4. HARD-ROCKING DOCK

Jarre AeroSkull - Black hifi-quality skull dock that creates a 70-watt wall of sound. £380; selfridges.co.uk

5. BEATLES-INSPIRED ’PHONES

Bowers & Wilkins P3 - B&W’s speakers are at Abbey Road studios; these P3 headphones are of the same standard. £170; bowers-wilkins.com

6. NEW-SCHOOL LED LAMP

Jake Dyson CSYS Tall - A Kindle-lover’s dream: boasts an LED bulb that lasts 37 years and a 2.5m pool of light. £795; jakedyson.com

Images: TOBATRON / TOBY LEIGH

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