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.
SONOS BLUE NOTE PLAY:1 SPEAKER
To celebrate its collaboration with iconic jazz label Blue Note Records, Sonos created its first limited edition speaker, the Blue Note Play:1. The high-fidelity speaker features a custom color that fades from dark navy to cerulean blue. Only 4,100 Blue Note Play:1s will be produced and each come with Blue Note on Sonos automatically installed in the mobile app.
Price unavailable, cargocollective.com
Popcorn is delicious. Of this, there should be no debate. Now making popcorn has been elevated to an art form. Artist Jolene Carlier created the Popcorn Monsoon popcorn maker with a playful and exciting design. The kernels are heated and eventually the hot air pushes the popped corn through a tube and into a bowl. After watching it in action, you’ll never look at microwave popcorn the same again.
SALSA BUCKSAW 1 FAT TIRE BICYCLE
There’s no reason that some snow on the ground should stop you from going mountain biking. Fat tire bikes are an emerging category of bicycles with tires that gain traction on just about any surface, including snow and sand thanks to tires that can be up to five inches wide. With the Bucksaw 1, Salsa has brought a full suspension frame to the fat bike category. If you can find a place where you can’t ride this thing, I’ll be impressed.
HASBRO MONOPOLY WITH REAL MONEY
Price varies, hasbro.com
To celebrate the 80th anniversary of the Monopoly board game in France, Hasbro has replaced the play money with actual Euros in select boxes. In one set, all of the fake dough has been swapped for the real deal, totaling 20,580 euros (approximately $23,268). Ten sets will contain 300 Euros (approximately $370), and 69 will have 150 Euros (approximately $170). The games will be hidden among different Monopoly varieties in France.
TRAPS JACK SUNGLASSES
Modeled after the sunglasses that JFK used to wear, these shades from Traps Eyewear in Maine have temple arms that are shaped from repurposed oak lobster pots. The rugged wood has aged wonderfully to give these glasses a vintage look.