The Weekend Spend – the Best of British, from beautiful bulbs to cool cases

Paul Smith Vintage Stripe iPhone 5s case (£50)

Paul Smith's been slapping his stripes across British menswear designs since the 70s. Now you can wrap your iPhone up in his iconic colours, too, with this vintage-effect leather case. Android owners needn't feel left out; there's a version available for the Samsung Galaxy S4, too.

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Corgi Best of British New Bus for London (£9)

Whether you think it's a visionary project for modern London or a grandiose vanity project, there's no denying that the New Bus for London turns heads. Now you can adorn your desk with the Thomas Heatherwick design in miniature form, with this perfectly-proportioned Corgi model. And it's emblazoned with a Best of British banner, too. How appropriate.

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NudeAudio Move M (£35)

Tom Dudderidge, the British founder of Gear4, decamped to San Francisco to create his latest speaker company – and the fruit of their labours is this: a chunky portable Bluetooth speaker. It's built big for a reason: because it's larger than other mono speakers in its price range, it purports to deliver better bass. It's still plenty portable, mind – and splash-proof, should you want to while away the hours down by the river with some tunes.

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Plumen 001 and Drop Cap Set

A lightbulb that you won't want to hide away behind a shade, the Plumen 001 is a gorgeous tangle of fluorescent tubes that uses 80% less energy than an incandescent bulb. So you can save the planet and look good doing it. This set comes with a drop cap lighting pendant that's designed to cover up the connector and showcase the bulb in all its glory; you can buy the bulb on its own from Plumen's shop.

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Moixa USBcell (£8.20)

London-based Moixa Energy has conjured up this handy gadget – a standard AA battery that recharges via USB. Doing away with the need for chargers and disposable batteries, they provide 1300mAh of juice. That's not quite as much as a conventional battery, but still: no faffing about with chargers. And you're helping to save the environment, too.

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Metropolitan Line Moquette Kindle cover (£50)

Ever looked at a Tube seat and thought, "I wish I could wrap that around my Kindle"? Now you can. This Kindle case (they're also available for iPads and laptops) is made from moquette, the hardwearing material used for bus and train seats, and is finished in the jazzy pattern used on Metropolitan Line seats. You can also get them in the District Line's rather less appealing puce-and-orange livery, or the vintage RT-type bus seat pattern.

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A Field In England Blu-ray (£14)

Brighton-based director Ben Wheatley is making quite the name for himself with horror-inflected films like Kill List and Sightseers (and he's directing Peter Capaldi's debut Doctor Who episode, dontchaknow).

His latest effort, set in the English Civil War, features League of Gentlemen alumnus Reece Shearsmith as a alchemist's assistant who's recruited by a gang of treasure hunters. A few magic mushrooms later, the film takes a turn for the weird. It's a psychedelic modern classic that's just landed in the USA – watch it now, so you can feel all smug like the early adopter you are.

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Stuff’s Best of British issue celebrates the latest and greatest tech from the shores of Blighty. Pick up a copy in shops and on digital magazine stores now, and read more about it here.

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