This month, we’re excited about patriotic paints, minimalist tableware and Ladurée’s mouthwatering macarons
A tough-luxe aesthetic influenced by machinery and motorcycles has won Brit label Buster + Punch a cult following. Founder Massimo Buster Minale sums up its style as ‘refined rebellion’, reflecting the brand’s obsession with precision engineering. It shouldn’t come as much surprise then that its latest launch, Popstar, is a leather-clad gin bar – successor to the 2013 Rockstar whisky bar (which, rumour has it, was designed for a Rolling Stone). Yet that’s not to say Buster + Punch is strictly for the music glitterati. ‘Our customers want to invest in home fittings that tell a story beyond their function, spending a little extra to stand out from the crowd,’ explains Minale. Consider the solid oak body, marble ‘mixing’ platform, quilted back panel and bronze light fitting and we think you’ll feel adequately showy. So there’s one way to toast the New Year in good taste.