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.
From $450, juisir.com
At this point, just about everyone is drinking some kind of fresh juice. And almost all of those people are frustrated at having to pay 10 bucks a pop for them. But making juice at home is a messy hassle. Juisir gets rid of the annoying cleanup because you simply place the juice ingredients in a bag (there’s even an elephant on the bag for some reason) and insert the bag into the machine. A minute and a half later, your juice is ready and the cleanup involves nothing more than removing the bag.
ELTIPO FIXED GEAR BICYCLE
Price unavailable, eltipographic.com
The color palette of this bike couldn’t be more simple, just black and white. But the way the two colors are used is striking and creates an optical illusion of sorts. The fixed gear bicycle was commissioned by Pinkeye design studio and features glossy white on the bottom half of the frame and fork and the rear wheel that is contrasted by matte black on top and on the front wheel. The aggressive geometry of the frame only adds to the dynamic nature of the ride.
Price unavailable, lofree.co
The thing about keyboards is that they all look the same. Obviously the letters need to be in the same place across the board, but that doesn’t mean the physical design can’t change. For Lofree’s upcoming keyboard, the creators took inspiration from vintage typewriters, giving the keys a chunky, circular shape. The keyboard works with both Macs and PCs and comes in a number of keyboards so you can find that suits your style.
DRAKE’S X BUAISOU INDIGO SCARF
Buaisou is less than 10 years old, but the Japanese firm is committed to dyeing indigo in the same way it was done hundreds of years ago. Buaisou plants and harvests all of its own indigo and adheres to traditional dyeing techniques that require a lot of time and care. But once you see the results on this collaborative scarf with Drake’s you understand that good things are worth waiting for.
ROMAIN JEROME X DONKEY KONG WATCH
Before video games became so complex you needed to have the fast-twitch muscles of a Formula 1 driver to play them, there was Donkey Kong. And Donkey Kong was awesome. It introduced the world to Mario and showed how much fun dodging barrels hurled by a primate could be. The game is now being immortalized in a watch by Romain Jerome featuring both Donkey Kong and Mario on the dial. It costs considerably more than the quarter required to play the arcade game, but nostalgia doesn’t come cheap.