Connect-the-Dots on T’aint by Ashish T-Shirts

Half-illustrated acts of love and lust make for very playful apparel

A longtime member of the VFILES community, London-based designer Ashish Gupta has made a name for himself thanks to a frequent and extravagant use of sequins within the collections of his eponymous label. A new capsule, however, plays with a different type of circle. T’aint by Ashish, a series of seven T-shirts sporting risque and sexualized designs, features half-complete illustrations of couples copulating. Gupta chose …

Bloc & Roc’s Galvanize S2 Black 18k Rose Gold Headphones

Premium on-ear headphones built by hand in the UK

There are at least two factors necessary for garnering attention in the ever-crowded headphone market, with superior sound quality and thoughtful design at the top of the list. Bloc & Roc’s Galvanize S2 offers both. As for design, it’s more than just the 18k rose gold-plated speaker grille, it’s also the hand-blasted matte finish elsewhere, and the Nappa leather headband. The on-ear pads have a …

Customizable Hunton Powerboats

Luxury speed machines built by hand in the UK

When UK-based Hunton made their US debut with two customized powerboats in Miami earlier this December, we were quick to scope out the unique, well-designed mix of performance and luxury. These aspirational performance machines are hand-built in Hampshire, England—with power in mind. The brainchild of one man, Jeff Hunton, who sought to build top-tier racing boats that carried a complete array of luxury options, the …