Professional Digital Art
Whilst nothing beats having a one-of-a-kind piece of artwork hanging in your home, technology has come to a point where it can provide levels of authenticity and beauty, previously not yet achieved.
Items like the Depict Frame boast the best resolution a screen can possibly be, specifically created to showcase photography and artwork. It links up to your phone and you can showcase different items of artwork and museum-worthy pieces at your leisure. They offer a subscription service to artwork that can be displayed on their frame. It’s large, yet offers homeowners the grace and elegance of professional artwork in their home, with a large library on offer.
Price: £650 + VAT. You would currently have to import it from the US, however they are planning to expand into other markets for native delivery this year, so it may be worth getting in touch with their support team, should you want a museum in your home.
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Larger brands like Flymo and McCulloch are now producing their own lawn mowers to do the tough job so you don’t have to. In a similar fashion to how the indoor robotic vacuum cleaners work they travel around the garden and trim, simple. They can even be left to work overnight and if you’re worried about the noise they tend to be similar to the hum of an aircon unit in a hot country.
The robotics inside also force them to return to their base and charging point when their batteries run low. As the technology stands at the moment, they can’t do the satisfying parallel lines and they don’t typically cover the complete area of the grass. If you’re happy with a bit of missed edges, these won’t be an issue, however we know perfection can be essential for the garden so it may need a finish up trim with some sheers.
With a dedicated charging hub for the mower, varying grass length cutting options, PIN code security and weighing 7.1kg it’s the lightweight friend you never knew your garden needed.
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Smart Garden Watering
This system is perfect for those with larger gardens, especially if you consider that different segments of your planting may require individual amounts of water. Smart sprinklers and systems like Rain Machine make this simple.
Rain Machine is a clever bit of tech that monitors weather conditions and activates smart sprinklers when it needs to. Genius. It comes in the form of an app so you can control all of this from your phone. Picture this, your plant sensors outside have alerted you to the lack of moisture and nutrients in your soil. You then check Rain Machine, there’s not going to be rain for a few days, you activate the relevant sprinklers on the zone that needs it, all under a minute from your phone.
With a 6.5” display and an incredible amount of weather data, you won’t ever need to check your phone for the weather again.
Price from £150 (excluding sprinkler systems)
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Bigger is Better with Speakers
With soundbars now considered the norm in the home cinema experience, large home speakers have advanced exponentially. Sound is at it’s best now. With crystal clear tones and deep authentic bass, now is the best time to invest in technologically superior speakers.
The BeoLab 50 speaker is a beast, weighing 61kg and around 29cm in width. This pillar is sleek and contemporary but most importantly provides a genuine cinema experience in any home. The multiple speaker and woofer combination in this technology makes it an unrivalled audio king and will transform any home viewing station.
It’s a huge price tag but it’s guaranteed to provide the best sound experience and quality currently available.
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Outdoor fireplaces have become as essential as their indoor counterparts, especially when some are designed to look as much an art installation as they are fireplace.
Firepits are fine for the everyday consumer but for something truly special, look for those with extravagant designs that can hold a lot of wood, for a long burning fire you can use all night outside with family and friends. This one from Zeno Barro is a freestanding pillar that can also be used inside that can also be used as a BBQ. The unique aspect about this fireplace in particular is how it is designed to rust over time to create that truly rustic look you can see.
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