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.
HENNE/REVIVAL BMW LANDSPEEDER
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The motorcycle builders at Revival Cycles aren’t fond of building bikes that don’t get ridden. So when the opportunity arose to create a custom motorcycle for display purposes, the team agreed to build one for show as long as they also built one for go. Based on a record-breaking BMW from 1928, Revival crafted this Landspeeder. The bike is designed to go fast and straight and look damn good doing so.
AIR JORDAN 4 RETRO “CEMENT”
The “Cement” 4’s, so named because of the specks of black on the grey areas of the shoe, easily ranks in the Top 5 Air Jordans of all time. The AJ4 (albeit the black version) is what Michael had on his feet when he sank The Shot over Craig Ehlo in 1989. Now the “Cement” Air Jordan 4 is being re-released for the first time since 1999, with premium leather and the vintage Nike Air branding on the heel. These will go quick, so you might want to set an alarm when they drop at 10 a.m. EST on February 13.
THE YAMAZAKI SHERRY CASK 2016 EDITION WHISKY
The 2013 edition of The Yamazaki Sherry Cask was named “World Whisky of the Year” in 2015, so there’s good reason to expect more honors for the 2016 edition of the single malt. For the most recent blend, The Yamazaki’s chief blender Shinjo Fukuyo started with the same lot of whiskies used in the 2013 edition and then blended rare sherry cask whiskies, some of which have been aged for more than 25 years, to create a complex single malt that is not for the whisky rookie.
ALTAMONT X EBBETS FIELD FLANNELS 1969 HAT
To celebrate its 10th anniversary, skate brand Altamont linked up with Ebbets Field Flannels. This limited edition wool baseball cap pays homage to Altamont Speedway, the venue where the Rolling Stones held their infamous free concert in 1969 that was immortalized in the excellent Maysles brothers’ documentary Gimme Shelter.
WHERE’S WARHOL? BOOK
It doesn’t matter how old they are, throw a Where’s Waldo? book in front of someone and they’ll be instantly engrossed. Now there’s a more sophisticated take on the concept. The upcoming Where’s Warhol? book inconspicuously places famed pop artist Andy Warhol in a variety of different situations from the Sistine Chapel to Studio 54. While finding Warhol is the primary objective, seeing all the other clever details hidden in the scenes is just entertaining.