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.
Filson Mackinaw Field Watch
Filson has been making quality outdoor goods in the United States since the 1800s. So when the company decided to launch a new line of watches it only made sense to partner with another brand famous for its high-quality, made in the U.S.A. products, Shinola. The Filson Mackinaw watch is assembled by hand in Shinola’s Detroit factory and has a scratch-resistant, glare-reducing crystal and a military-grade nylon strap.
Prynt Smartphone Photo Printer
We all have thousands of photos on our phones, and countless more uploaded to social media. But there is still something special about holding a printed photograph in your hand. Prynt turns your phone into an instant camera. It attaches to your device (Prynt is compatible with iPhone 5 and 6 and the Galaxy S4 and S5) and prints photos in 30 seconds. Neither ink cartridges nor WiFi or Bluetooth connectivity is required. You just plug it into your phone and you’re good to go.
Turnbull & Asser Churchill Dandy Case
Plenty of brands draw inspiration from artists and musicians. Turnbull & Asser paid tribute to a world leader. The legendary shirtmaker created a suitcase to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the death of former British prime minister Winston Churchill, who was known to favor the brand’s suits and shirts. The fiberboard case has leather accents and is lined with a navy silk with white polka dots, a pattern originally developed for Churchill. The luggage is available in 18" and 21" sizes.
Lego Avengers S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier
This might be the coolest non-Star Wars Lego set ever. The Helicarrier appeared in the first Avengers movie and Lego has created a 2,996-piece set that replicates the amazing flying aircraft carrier. The set has two runways and comes with fighter jets and minifigures for Nick Fury, Hawkeye, Captain America, Maria Hill, and Black Widow. It will be available in March.
A shipbuilder and an architect each brought their unique skill sets to this chair. Using wood from Irish larch trees that fell on their own because of wind, the construction is similar to a traditional boat hull, except it’s been inverted. The process is so intricate that only 5 of these chairs will be produced annually.