Thermochromic dyes: Smart textiles: Heat Reactive Jacket by Stone Island, a tracksuit top which changes colour from black to green/ blue once it has reached 27 degrees. The fabric that is cotton nylon with thermosentive liquid crystals that react to heat.
If you’re looking to invest in something special for the new season, turn to NET-A-PORTER for a luxe wardrobe update. This autumn, the online retailer is fully embracing colour with striking reds, blush pinks and fun patterns (think florals, leopard prints and polka dots) taking centre stage. Bright tones not your thing? There’s still plenty of choice for monochrome devotees, with new black, textured designs from the likes of Bella Freud and Topshop Unique – perfect for a bit of an edge.
In the graphic-looking garden, a concrete raised bed and batten walls are painted black as a backdrop to the glossy green plants. The geometric concrete floor tiles were swapped with a friend. Try Mosaic del Sur for similar. The sculptural Spun chair is by Thomas Heatherwick for Magis, and a pair of black Tolix chairs from Made sit beside a concrete planter from Habitat, now discontinued.