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.
ROOTS OF FIGHT JACKIE ROBINSON T-SHIRT
April 15 is the day that Major League Baseball honors Jackie Robinson, who first broke baseball’s color barrier on that date in 1947. After paying tribute to legendary boxers and martial artists, sports apparel brand Roots of Fight is now focusing on baseball. This Dodger blue on this Robinson tee is perfectly faded and a picture of the legendary second baseman adorns the label near the bottom.
SAMSUNG KS9800 SUHD TV
From $4,499, samsung.com
You’re really never going to want to leave the couch with this one. Samsung’s newest flagship TV can serve up to one billion color combinations in ridiculously sharp detail. (Who even knew there were a billion colors?) The curved screen creates an almost edgeless design that really sucks you in and also looks great in whatever room it lives. The TV will be available in models ranging from 65" to 78" to a whopping 88".
MODERNICA LUFTGENKUHLT ARM SHELL CHAIR
Luftgenkuhlt is an event for owners and fans of vintage Porsches, particularly the air-cooled models that ended with the 993 in 1998. The event (I can’t keep typing that word) partnered with Modernica on a version of its iconic fiberglass rocking chair. The holes in the shell are patterned off of the seat chassis in the Porsche 356 Speedster. The chairs are part of a limited edition set of 30.
MOLESKINE SMART WRITING SET
Being a doodler is tough in the digital world. Styluses like the one Apple uses for the iPad Pro are great, but it’s tough to replace the tactile feel of putting pen to paper. Of course, everyone who’s ever tried to find that one idea in that one notebook understands the limitations of analog files. Moleskine has found a way to combine the benefits of both with its Smart Writing Set. You can jot down notes on the paper tablet and every stroke is captured and digitized. Then you can send the notes to the Moleskine Notes App where they are turned into digital fonts that can be edited and shared.
NEW BALANCE RE-ENGINEERED 574 BREATHE
With its big “N” logo, New Balance’s 574 is one of the most classic running sneakers of all time. The brand has consistently found new ways to reinvent the silhouette. The 574 Breathe incorporates mesh into the toebox making them much more breathable than the original while retaining the iconic styling. Available May 1, these are guaranteed to be a go-to in your spring and summer sneaker rotation.