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.
From $449, kickstarter.com
The E1 is the world’s smallest 4K ultra high definition camera that allows you to swap out lenses. The body of the micro four-thirds camera shoots 4K video at 24 frames per second and the body measures just 2.9-by-2.2 inches and only one inch thick. The interchangeable lens system is compatible with Olympus, Panasonic, and Leica lenses and you can control the camera and manage files through the mobile app.
SHELBY COBRA DAYTONA COUPE
From $179,995, shelby.com
Fifty years ago, Carroll built a car that became the first American entry to win the FIA World Sportscar Championship’s GT Class. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of that accomplishment, Shelby is recreating a piece of automotive history. Shelby is producing 50 of the Cobra Daytona Coupes, including an absolutely stunning aluminum version. The cars were built using the original blueprints and are period correct right down to the wood-trimmed steering wheel.
TOM DIXON BREW COFFEE SET
Price unavailable, tomdixon.net
Coffee brewing is treated more and more like an art form these days and less like a stimulant delivery system. To that end, designer Tom Dixon has created Brew, an elegant copper coffee set that includes a French press, stovetop espresso brewer, espresso cups, a milk pan and serving tray. There’s even a tin to hold cookies.
From $1,200, irisskateboards.com
San Francisco-based Iris Skateboards makes new beautiful skate decks out of recycled boards. Now they have used similar methods to craft surfboards. The brand’s surfboards feature a modern EPS foam core that is then covered with a veneer made from recycled skateboards. The boards are built to be ridden but they look so good, you may want to hang it on your wall like a piece of art.
HIDRATEME WATER BOTTLE
Everyone knows that they need to drink more water. But some of us have trouble actually doing it, even if there is a bottle sitting right on your desk. The new HidrateMe bottle uses alerts to make sure you get enough H20. A sensor inside the bottle syncs with your phone to track how much water you drink and when it’s time for a swig, the bottle lights up as a reminder that it’s time to quench your thirst.