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IGNITION 7 Design highlights Hi-tech carbon fibre bikes, minimalist watches, pro-quality headphones and luxury flying accessories – plus an F-TYPE with a parachute – dominate this issue’s design edit THE RIDE BME B-9 NH BLACK EDITION One glance at this new carbon fibre design from BME and it’s no surprise to hear it was inspired by the F-117 Nighthawk aircraft. With its distinctive panelling and matt carbon fibre finish, it may not have any markings but this is one bike that won’t go under the radar. Move fast, as it’s limited to 100 units. And get a big lock. £5532 (€7800) Parachuting in… To assist Bloodhound’s land speed record attempt, an F-TYPE Coupé has been busy in South Africa with a parachute. Two of them act as crucial back-up to the Bloodhound SSC’s other braking systems, so sponsor Jaguar fitted one to an F-TYPE, ran up to 186mph on a former military runway in Suffolk, UK and then fired the ’chute to check the mechanism’s validity before its bigger test in slowing down the hopefully 763mph-plus record-breaking SSC next year. 8 j THE BLOCKBUSTER ISSUE

DREAM LIVING Living Architecture is in it’s words, “a social enterprise dedicated to the enjoyment of world-class architecture” and in the last few years has asked some of the world’s greatest architects to design houses around Britain and make them available at reasonable rent for holidays. A House for Essex by artist Grayson Perry is the latest and costs from £23 (€33) per night per person. Win ONE OF FIVE GOPRO CAMERAS WORTH £360 EACH What do you think of J-Magazine? Answer this simple question and others in our quick online survey and you could be in with the chance of winning one of five GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition action-catching cameras. Go to: september2015 THE CANS Upgrade your headphones with this feature-packed pair from Audio-Technica that has been engineered to bring professional quality sound into your ears. £200 (€282) THE NEW FLYING ESSENTIALS THE EYE MASK Don’t settle for the cheap one the airline gives you. Otis Batterbee’s grown-up grey Prince of Wales cloth and satin trim model with lavenderfilled lining will have you nodding off in style in no time. £50 (€70) THE LUGGAGE Montblanc’s Nightflight holdall has been carefully designed for minimum airport fuss and maximum impact. £510 (€650) MINIMALIST The growing trend for stripped-back, minimalist watch design shows absolutely no signs of slowing down. Eschewing too many dials and complications, these watches are often characterised by circular faces, limited markings, monochrome colours and helpfully affordable prices. Triwa is a Stockholm company that offers a huge range of great-looking styles, like this one called Sort Of Black Glow. £215 (€302) THE BLOCKBUSTER ISSUE j 9





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