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.
I.W. HARPER BOURBON
In the early part of the 20th century, I.W. Harper was one of the country’s premier bourbons. But by the mid-1990s, it had all but disappeared in the U.S. as the company focused its attention on Asia. Now the I.W. Harper bourbon, with its caramel and vanilla notes, is back on American soil. Aged at the Stitzel-Weller Distillery in Louisville, Kentucky, it is hand bottled in Tullahoma, Tennessee.
TODD SNYDER X COLE HAAN LEWIS CHUKKA
You will definitely not want anyone stepping on these blue suede shoes. Cole Haan and menswear designer Todd Snyder teamed up to create this chukka boot with incredibly soft Nubuck and comfortable rubber soles. The chukka boot is a quintessential shoe for spring, and this is one of the best versions out there.
Making pancakes was never particularly difficult, but now there’s a robot that can do it for you. The PancakeBot allows you to 3D print pancakes in any shape that you like. Sure, it’s a little more work than just plopping some batter on a skillet, but just imagine how cool you’ll feel after you make a pancake shaped like someone flipping the bird.
BLOK CHEF KNIFE
Every aspect of these knives, handcrafted in England by Ben Edmonds, is beautiful. The carbon steel used in the blade acquires a distinct patina the more its used. The wood on the handles has an exquisite grain and the pins that hold it all together are handmade mosaics. No wonder there’s a months-long waiting list to get one.
BOOMBOTIX REX BLUETOOTH SPEAKER
There is no shortage of Bluetooth speakers out there, but the Boombotix Rex allows you to completely customize all of the colors and you can even have a picture or design printed right onto the grill. The speaker is just a little over three inches tall and less than two inches thick and it has a clip so you can attach it to your backpack and listen to music while you’re riding a bike and still be able to hear traffic around you.