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.
AIR JORDAN VII “TINKER ALTERNATE”
The original Dream Team that played for Team USA in the 1992 Olympics is legendary for many things, including the memorable scrimmages between NBA greats. Also memorable were the sneakers, particularly the Air Jordan VIIs that Michael Jordan wore with his Team USA jersey number 9 on the back. The shoe the Jordan wore in the Games had a mostly white upper, but famed Nike designer Tinker Hatfield also made a blue version that sat in the company archives until now. Just in time for the Rio Olympics, Nike is releasing the alternate version that arguably looks better than the won MJ wore.
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The BMW 507 is an interesting car in its own right. Only 252 of the roadsters were produced during the 1950s. But this particular one is extra special because it belonged to the King. This is the car that Elvis Presley drove when he served in the army and was stationed in Germany. It was rediscovered in 2014 in really rough shape, but the folks at BMW Classic faithfully restored the 507 and will be displaying it at the Concours d'Elegance in Pebble Beach later this month.
SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE7
Samsung breezed right past the Note6 and went straight to the Note7. But regardless of its number, the new is-it-a-phone-or-is-it-a-tablet? device packs in a ton of features. Both the Note7 and S Pen stylus are water resistant so you don’t have to be too precious. The S Pen has been upgraded so it can do everything from taking scrolling screenshots to creating GIFs and translating text. The bright 5.7-inch screen now wraps around both sides of the device, creating a more stunning and useful display.
PETER SAVILLE X TATE SWITCH HOUSE PALE ALE
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When you are an august art institution like London’s Tate Modern museum, everything you produce has an artistic quality to it. Including your beer. The Tate tapped renowned artist Peter Saville to create the design for the can of its new Switch House Pale Ale. Saville, who is responsible for the iconic design on the Joy Division Unknown Pleasures T-shirts, created a brightly colored geometric pattern that mirrors the shape of the Tate Modern. The beer itself is a 4.8% ABV pale ale that is brewed by Fourpure Brewing located just a couple miles away from the Tate Modern.
SMITH X BICICLETA SEM FREIO OVERTAKE HELMET
This helmet will definitely stand out from the peloton, or the rest of the cyclists on your group ride. Smith partnered with Brazilian artist collective Bicicleta Sem Freio (which translates to “bicycle without brakes”) on a custom colorway of the super protective yet sleek Overtake helmet. The graphics feature a vibrant and psychedelic piece inspired by images of cyclists crossing finish lines and standing on podiums. Each helmet also comes with a pair of PivLock Arena Max performance sunglasses and a more casual pair of the Lowdown shades that also feature Bicicleta Sem Freio artwork.