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.
FLUANCE FI70 SPEAKER
At this point, everyone has some form of a Bluetooth speaker. As great as those speakers can be in terms of portability and ease of use, they still lack that thump. Not the Fluance Fi70. It’s the world’s first wireless speaker with two 8-inch woofers so that you can really crank up the bass. The speakers are packaged in a sleek-looking cabinet made of audio-grade wood.
KAHN LAND ROVER DEFENDER “THE END”
Last week was a sad one for fans of the iconic Land Rover Defender as the final version rolled off the assembly line in England. Fortunately, British tuning shop Kahn Automobiles is giving it a proper send-off. The End edition combines luxury and toughness in the way that only a Defender can. It has a custom grill and body kit and sits on satin black wheels. Inside, the seats are upholstered in a combination of leather and Harris tweed.
DC X BIG BROTHER COACH WINDBREAKER
Skateboard magazines have never been known for their reverence, but even within that realm Big Brother stood out for its delightful immaturity. The 90s skate mag, which was only partially about skating, was also the launching place for Johnn Knoxville and the Jackass. To celebrate an upcoming Big Brother book, DC Shoes created a capsule collection. This coaches jacket is lined with famous images of old issues and features the magazine’s logo on the front.
BAMFORD HERITAGE DAYTONA
Watch collectors get weak in the wrist at the sight of a Rolex “Paul Newman” Daytona. So named because the actor wore one, the rare timepieces can fetch six figures at auction. Luxury watch customizer Bamford Watch Department has come up with a version that is easier to obtain. As part of its Heritage series, Bamford took a modern Rolex Daytona and replaced certain elements like the bezel and dial with replicas of the Newman style to create a watch that looks as good as the original but features all the modern amenities.
More and more devices require more and more places to charge them. Anyone who has been at an airport has seen the all-out battles being waged over electrical sockets. TheOUTlet is a clever solution. It fits in standard electrical boxes and looks like a standard socket, but at the push of a button, the outlets rotate revealing an additional set of sockets. These need to be installed in every Starbucks yesterday.