Lux­ury lug­gage meets high-end hi-fi.

Esquire (Malaysia) - - CUL­TURE - WORDS BY STEPHEN DOIG

Put down the ear­buds, hang up the dig­i­tal de­vices and grab a drink; lux­ury lug­gage brand GlobeTrot­ter and au­dio ex­perts the Ana­logue Foun­da­tion have teamed up to bring a Fifties sense of style back to mu­sic lis­ten­ing. The her­itage brand has en­listed the tal­ents be­hind the Foun­da­tion—grammy Award-win­ning pro­ducer Rus­sell El­e­vado, Ja­panese sonic spe­cial­ists Au­dio-tech­nica and art-mu­sic con­cep­tu­al­ists Sound­walk Col­lec­tive— to cre­ate this stately, im­pos­ing Lis­ten­ing Sta­tion. A case crafted in beau­ti­ful sage and ma­roon leather re­veals a vinyl turntable and a cock­tail drawer com­plete with crys­tal tum­blers un­der­neath. It also comes with a set of Au­dio-tech­nica head­phones. When so much of how we en­gage with mu­sic is fo­cused on hid­den im­ple­ments, this is a great cel­e­bra­tion of the beauty of vinyl in a form that puts it in pride of place. Tech­ni­cally, it’s por­ta­ble, but might be­come a tad cum­ber­some on your com­mute. globe-trot­

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