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.
BME B-9 NH BLACK EDITION
This is the stealth bomber of city bikes. Limited to 100 made, the B-9 NH Black Edition is inspired by the F-117 Nighthawk jet and features a carbon fiber frame and fork, a one-piece carbon stem-handlebar setup and even a carbon fiber saddle. So, yeah, a lot of carbon, but it’s also built to be ridden hard and can stand up to the abuse that comes with urban cycling.
VANS x TAKASHI MURAKAMI SLIP-ONS
Renowned Japanese artist Takashi Murakami wears Vans Slip-Ons when he works in his studio, so it only made sense for him to collaborate on a pair of the sneakers with Vans. The limited edition kicks feature two or Murakami’s most famous motifs, the smiling flower and skulls, in six different colorways.
HAPPIER CAMPER HC-1
From $16,000, happiercamper.com
With a retro look and modern amenities, the HC-1 will make you rethink trailer parks. Whether you need it to be a bedroom, a dining room, or a garage for your motorcycle and other gear, the modular design can be configured and reconfigured to suit your requirements. It has a huge rear gate that makes getting in and out and moving stuff around easy and the name fits. Just looking at this thing makes you happier.
DYSON CSYS DESK LAMP
After creating vacuums and fans with elevated design and functionality, Dyson is turning its attention to lighting. Designed by company founder Sir James Dyson’s son, Jake, the CSYS desk lamp features an innovative way of cooling the LEDs so that they will maintain their brightness for 37 years. You can also adjust the lamp’s position with the touch of a finger and precisely control the dimming capabilities.
CHROME X DICKIES CITIZEN MESSENGER BAG
Bike messengers have always been drawn to gear that is tough enough to withstand pedaling around the city. As such, Dickies workwear pants and Chrome messenger bags have been longtime staples. Now the two companies are collaborating on a bag made from Dickies 874 workpants. Only 300 of the bags, which include the Dickies’ zippers and labels, are being produced and they are all cut and sewn in California.