A putter worth its weight (and a five-month wait) in gold, the ValGrine Cupidon Haute Creation applies a watchmaker’s precision to the art of designing a personalized putter with an awe-inspiring mix of aesthetics and aerodynamics. ValGrine says three years of research and three patents went into the creation of this product, and it shows, with a ring and screws fashioned of brass and gold alloy, a hostel in vacuum-treated carbon, a crown forged from meteor dust and 56 diamonds adorning a four-grain watchmaker setting. Dream about it now; order by February. Starting at $59,000. www.my-putter.com.
Team spirit gets an update when the fan leading the wave in the bleachers is sporting a Slater Zorn accessory in school colors. Selections include a hand-painted enamel Harlequin Huddle Cuff ($195), Team Toggle Bracelet inlaid with Swarovski Crystals ($225), Friendship Bracelet with Bohemian glass cabochons ($270). Gameday Cloth or www.slaterzorn.com.
She’ll be a country club trendsetter in a pair of Wing Tip golf-to-street shoes by Equipt For Play. Made of quilted stretch Lycra and nubuck on a cleatless comfort-traction sole, these slip-on, zip-ups go anywhere, with or without the wing tips, and feature removable insoles. $229. www.equiptforplay.com.
A delicate onyx chess set offers an open invitation to a bit of civilized competition. Handcrafted in Pakistan by an artisans group called Dominion Traders, the smooth, standard-sized set tucks away nicely into a sedate brown velvet case. $99. Ten Thousand Villages.
Team spirit gets an update when the fan leading the wave in the bleachers is sporting a Slater Zorn accessory in school colors. Merino wool Ribbed Tipped Scarf ($185). Gameday Cloth or www.slaterzorn.com.
So addictive that store managers at Design Within Reach say they can’t keep one on premises for fear of negative impact to productivity, the RS3 Foosball Table is, nonetheless, a welcome addition to any man cave or game room. Lightweight yet stable, it is suitable for both indoor or outdoor use with detailed aluminum figures and wood handles. $3,450. Design Within Reach.