A lighter is not just a hunk of cheap plastic you use to fire up a smoke — it's also a matter of taste. Now, you can light up in style with a pair of vintage Braun lighters designed by Dieter Rams.
One is a table lighter, which is a rare thing these days. The other is a regular old lighter, but it's much prettier than your basic Bic. The pair of sleek black torches comes in a luxe black case for $US99 on eBay. The seller notes that the lighters are untested, which could mean that they're totally busted. But that's a familiar gamble you take with eBay. They're really the kind of thing you can imagine James Dean using to ignite a Lucky Strike. [eBay via Bureau of Trade]