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.
VANS X FUCKING AWESOME EPOCH ‘94
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Pro skateboarder Jason Dill pulled no punches when he named his company Fucking Awesome and the brand’s Hulkamania-inspired logo has resonated with skaters and streetwear fans alike. Now it is tastefully being embossed on the leather of the Vans Epoch '94 sneakers. The tonal colors make it easier to discreetly get away with wearing shoes that say “Fucking Awesome” on them without your boss having a clue.
SAMURAI CARBON FIBER MOTORCYCLE CONCEPT
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Looking like something out of a sci-fi film like Blade Runner, this motorcycle concept from Artem Smirnov and Vladimir Panchenko features design influences from Japanese samurai culture and origami and a whole lot of carbon fiber. The handlebars are wrapped to look like a katana sword and the frame is sheathed in carbon fiber to create an especially sleek look.
THE DALMORE 50
It’s rare to get a chance to drink a scotch that’s older than you are. But to celebrate Master Distiller Richard Paterson’s 50th year in the whiskey business, The Dalmore is releasing a 50-year-old single malt scotch that aged in bourbon, sherry, and port casks before being finished in champagne casks. Befitting its lineage, the scotch comes in a Baccarat crystal decanter that is housed in a case designed by Linley furniture.
CLASSIC MACINTOSH APPLE WATCH STAND
While the Apple Watch embodies the Cupertino tech giant’s future, it’s also nice to remember its past. This charging dock for the wearable takes its design inspiration from the OG Apple Macintosh personal computer that came out in 1984 with a 9-inch monitor and single floppy disc drive.
PATAGONIA LIGHTWEIGHT BLACK HOLE CINCH PACK
Patagonia’s Black Hole bags have long been a go-to for travelers and outdoor athletes looking for a no-frills but reliable way to get their gear from Point A to Point B. Now the company has put that same functionality into a backpack that sheds precious weight. The ripstop nylon can stand up to just about anything and the top-loading style allows you to cram a lot inside, but the pack also rolls up tiny to stow away into other bags when you’re not using it.