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.
Yves Behar is the legendary industrial designer behind projects like Jawbone’s Jambox speaker. His latest endeavor also blends music and technology. The Love is billed as “the first intelligent turntable.” Instead of the record rotating, it stays still as the stylus spins counterclockwise around the vinyl. You can switch songs and adjust the volume using an app, so no more getting up off the couch every time you want to change a track.
EAGLE SPYDER GT
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The Jaguar E-Type is one of the most beautiful sportscars to ever touch pavement. It’s one of those designs you didn’t think could be improved upon, until you see how Eagle did just that. The Spyder GT is Eagle’s latest creation. Based off of the 1960s E-Type there are subtle refinements to the body lines and the interior can be completely customized to an owner’s preferences. This is the kind of car where the more you look at it, the more you want to drive it.
NISSIN FINAL FANTASY CUP NOODLES
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Ramen in a styrofoam container isn’t normally covet-worthy. But to celebrate the Final Fantasy XV video game, Nissin created a limited-edition set of its Cup Noodles that fans can enter a lottery to win. The cups feature characters from every edition of the game. The best part though isn’t the cup itself, it’s the nearly two-foot long fork designed to look like the Ultima Weapon from Final Fantasy.
HOUSE INDUSTRIES: THE PROCESS IS THE INSPIRATION
House Industries is known for its unique fonts as well as the numerous creative endeavors that spawn from that (like dope cycling gear). Now the design firm has collected its thoughts on the creative process in this elegant new book. Complete with a foreword by J.J. Abrams, it’s an ideal tome for those looking for a little inspiration.
NIKE AIR FOOTSCAPE NM
When the Nike Air Footscape first came out in 1996, the laces were placed asymmetrically to accomodate the foot’s natural shape. Still, the look took some getting used to. More than 20 years later, the style has endured and now Nike has paired it with an outsole designed to move with your foot in the same ergonomic way as the laces. The wolf grey color is one of Nike’s best and looks exceptional on this silhouette.