The Mercedes 2016 GLE 450 Coupe.
  Jaques of London's Sandringham Croquet Set.
The Azulejo III guitar by Malabar Emotional Design.
 Cube Speakers, designed and fabricated by Fern & Roby.
The Azulejo III guitar by Malabar Emotional Design.
 Cube Speakers, designed and fabricated by Fern & Roby.

Summer Fun

Playful indulgences

BEST OF CLASS 
With delivery late this summer, the Mercedes 2016 GLE 450 Coupe combines the sporty nature of a coupe with the robust character of an SUV. It features a nine-speed automatic transmission, permanent all-wheel drive, and a dynamic handling control system. Price to be announced. mercedes-benz.com

WICKET FUN
Jaques of London, Britain’s premier croquet manufacturer, has unveiled its eight-player Sandringham Croquet Set. It includes top-of-the-line balls and mallets, cast-iron wickets, championship flags and other accouterments of the game, all housed in a solid mahogany cabinet. $5,000; jaquesamerica.com

ARTFUL TRIBUTE 
Paying homage to Portugal’s traditional painted tiles, the Azulejo III guitar by Malabar Emotional Design combines music and fine art in a bright and colorful way. This rendition of Portugal’s uniquely shaped Fado guitar is hand-painted and varnished to create the illusion of a tiled surface. $2,520; malabar.com.pt/azulejo-iii-guitar.html

PERFECT TIMBRE
Cube Speakers, designed and fabricated by Richmond-based Fern & Roby, are made of heart pine salvaged from a late-19th-century Virginia factory. The base comes from scrap generated in the company’s own workshop. The interior is engineered for optimal sound. $1,150. fernandroby.com