To quote Madonna (something I’m not particularly fond of), “We are living in a material world.” To help you figure out which of the millions of material goods swirling around us is worth spending your hard-earned cash on, we have put together The Want List, consisting of the items we really love this week.
MEDICOM TOY FLOWER BOMBER VINYL FIGURE
The image of a protester wearing a bandana while hurling a bouquet of flowers is one of the most well known works from the secretive artist Banksy. Now the flat stenciled work has been transformed into a three-dimensional vinyl figure by Japanese toy company Medicom. The piece is sculpted by Perfect-Studio and stands 14 inches tall. The entire figure is white except for the flowers themselves, which creates a unique contrast.
VOZZ MOTORCYCLE HELMET
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While the helmet may be the most important piece of equipment any motorcycle rider puts on, it isn’t the easiest thing to put on. In order to provide a snug fit, motorcycle helmets have historically had tight openings that required uncomfortably squishing your ears to get on. By placing a hinge in the top of the helmet, Vozz has created a design that is much simpler to put on. The rear-entry allows for a fit that is easier to customize to an individual’s head. It also has an emergency safety release system that makes the helmet easier to get off in the event of an accident.
HARLEY-DAVIDSON XL 1000 EVEL KNIEVEL CUSTOM
What’s the point of having a state-of-the-art helmet if you don’t have an awesome motorcycle to ride it with? As part of its Las Vegas Motorcycle Auction, Bonhams is auctioning off a Harley-Davidson XL 1000 that was used by Evel Knievel in the movie Via Knievel. Built on a 1976 Harley Ironhead Sportster, the bike was customized to look like the XR-750s that Knievel used for his famous jumps. It features graphics on the tank that say “Are you man enough? Big and bad enough?” and “Color me lucky” if you’re looking for a little extra motivation when you ride.
SATURDAYS x PORTER BACKPACK
Saturdays has once again collaborated with Japanese bag brand Porter on a capsule collection. One of the results is this backpack with clean, minimal lines and plenty of functionality. The bag has straps that allow you to either wear it on your back or carry it as a tote. The interior of the backpack is water resistant and the zippers are built to keep water out as well. There is even a fin key attached to the zipper pulls if you need to change the fins on your surfboard.
MOLESKINE BLEND COLLECTION NOTEBOOK
Everyone is familiar with the traditional black Moleskine notebooks that everyone from Hemingway to Picasso used to scribble down ideas and sketches. The company has updated its traditional offerings by creating a limited edition set of notebooks with a woven jacquard fabric cover. The fabric gives the notebooks a unique texture that feels great in your hands. They are available in both pocket-sized and large format versions.