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.
BOB DYLAN: A YEAR AND A DAY
There is no shortage of superlatives attached to Bob Dylan, who will be one of the headliners at the recently announced Desert Trip (a.k.a. Coachella for baby boomers). Photographer Daniel Kramer had unprecedented access to Dylan during the formative years of 1964 and ‘65 (including when he first went electric) and gathered those images in the 1967 book Bob Dylan: A Year and a Day. Now the book is being reissued with almost 200 images, many of which have never been published before.
Laphroaig’s single malt scotches have an unmistakable character that is apparent from the first sip. That character is even richer in Laphroaig’s newest offering, Lore, which is just being made available in the U.S. now. Drawn from bourbon, sherry, and other casks, Lore has the distinct peaty taste that Laphroaig’s scotches are known for, and combines it with a terrific spiciness.
ELECTRIC GT FERRARI 308 GTS
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Every Magnum, P.I. fan can appreciate the Ferrari 308 GTS, but they’ve never seen one like this before. This is the world’s first 100 percent electric Ferrari. San Diego-based Electric GT purchased a burned-out 308 GTS for $10,000, restored the vehicle completely, and then added an electric powertrain capable of 465 horsepower and 330 ft lb of torque, much more than the original version. The electric Ferrari has a range of 100 miles and will compete in the ReFuel Electric Car Races at the end of May.
PRO-JECT VTE TURNTABLE
Record Store Day just passed a few weeks ago, and this might be the coolest way to spin your new vinyl. With Pro-Ject’s VTE turntable, the record sits on the platter vertically. It’s a design that looks great and also saves space. You can place it on a flat surface or hang it on a wall and it can be configured for both righties and lefties.
SHINOLA X NATAS KAUPAS SKATEBOARD DECK
Anyone who skated in the '80s is familiar with Natas Kaupas as one of the fathers of modern street skating. Following his pro skating career, he went on to become a successful artist and creative director for some of the most well-respected brands. Both of those passions come together in this limited edition skateboard deck with Shinola. The deck is made in the U.S. and features Kaupas’s artwork.