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.
DJI PHANTOM 4 DRONE
The new edition of the DJI Phantom drone makes flying as easy as liking an Instagram photo. A simple double tap is all it takes to get the drone up and cruising. Once it’s in the air, the Phantom 4 is able to sense obstacles in its way to avoid those pesky mid-air collisions. The 4K camera can now track a moving subject intuitively and the drone is equipped with a sport mode for more serious flyers.
GIRL SKATEBOARDS “PHOTOS BY SPIKE” DECKS
While better known for directing films like Her, Where The Wild Things Are, and Being John Malkovich, Spike Jonze came up through BMX and skateboarding and always remained close to those roots. Through Girl, the skate company he co-owns, he is releasing a series of decks printed with his photographs. The subjects include Nirvana, the Beastie Boys, and Bjork. These decks are meant to be skated, but we won’t be mad if you decide to hang them on your wall.
1800 MILENIO TEQUILA
Spring break tequila this is not. 1800’s new Milenio is an anejo tequila that is aged longer than normal for a distinct, and international, flavor. The tequila starts off spending 40 months aging in American oak barrels and is then finished for four months in French cognac barrels. The resulting liquid has notes of vanilla, cinnamon and caramel and is best enjoyed sipped, not shot.
VICTORY OCTANE MOTORCYCLE
The Octane is the quickest and fastest motorcycle that Victory has ever built. The 1200cc bike is a cruiser but it might not feel like it, owing to the fact that it can run the quarter mile in 12 seconds and reach 60 miles per hour in four. You’ll probably want to strap your helmet on extra tight before hopping aboard.
FRANK SINATRA HAS A COLD COLLECTOR’S EDITION
Gay Talese is one of the great American writers, not to mention a style icon. Talese’s 1965 story for Esquire about Frank Sinatra is considered one of the foundational pieces of “New Journalism.” Even though Sinatra never met with the author, Talese weaved an entrancing tale by observing and talking with those in Sinatra’s circle. This collector’s edition of the story is signed by Talese and includes copies of his original notes and storyboards in addition to photos of Sinatra by Phil Stern.