Bobby Fischer Meets Paul Smith.
Most days, when you utter the words, “Check, Mate,” it signifies the end of brunch at a coastal Australian hotspot, this handsome, Paul Smith Chessboard ($975) might mean you've sparked a new interest in the classic game of skill. Both the board and the pieces are handmade, the former crafted from leather on top, suede on the bottom, with Paul Smith’s signature stripes around the base. The wooden pieces are lacquered in purple and black with felted bottoms, and when they’re not wiping the floor with your opponent, they retreat to a black lacquered Sycamore veneer box, with matching multi stripe leather trim and purple suede. All can be had for the bargain price of $975. Your move.