New from 20ltd: Shagreen Backgammon Set and Sailing Canoe
Personally made for 20ltd by Max Parker (heir to Geoffrey Parker, the British maker of luxury games), the backgammon set features sterling silver inlaid Shagreen playing pieces, a hand-inlaid Shagreen playing field and gold plated hardware, as well as several other gorgeous details. Limited to an edition of 20, the Alligator-encased set will set you back £9,000.
The canoe comes from a relative newcomer, 15 year-old, Massachusets-based Caillou, who were inspired by decked canoes of the 1800s. The result is a hybrid canoe-sailboat, that in this case gets the aesthetic benefit of a glossy black fiberglass body contrasted with an ivory sail. With quality craftsmanship and high tech materials, the Caillou also adds the convenience of two modes of transport, as well as plenty of stowage. You can get one of the five produced for 20ltd for £5,460.