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.
THE BIG BAD BOOK OF BILL MURRAY
Everyone has a favorite Bill Murray role, whether it’s Carl Spackler in Caddyshack, Peter Venkman in Ghostbusters, or Herman Blume in Rushmore. They also likely have a favorite Bill Murray story, like how he doesn’t have an agent or how he shows up at random events. The greatest Murray tales from his on-screen and off-screen life are collected in this book alongside behind-the-scenes images from his film career.
BOLT M-1 ELECTRIC BICYCLE
Electric bicycles haven’t really caught on. Part of it is overcoming the laziness hurdles, as in “Doesn’t it defeat the purpose of riding a bike if you don’t have to pedal?” Part of it is the cool factor. The M-1 tackles the latter head-on. Styled like a vintage cafe racer-style motorcycle, it is capable of covering 50 miles in economy mode (top speed: 20 mph) or 30 miles in sport mode (top speed: 40 mph). It’s as easy to ride as a standard bicycle because, you know, it is one.
SANDISK CONNECT WIRELESS STICK
From $29, sandisk.com
In the beginning there were floppy discs. Then came CDs, which were eventually replaced with flash drives. Now its time for a new evolution in portable storage. SanDisk’s new Wireless Stick allows you to transfer files to it via WiFi from your computer or mobile device. You can still use it by plugging it into a USB port as well and it is available in sizes ranging from 16GB up to 128GB.
UNDERWOOD WINE IN A CAN
Adult beverage drinkers can choose from a plethora of containers these days, whether it’s beer in a growler, whiskey in a mason jar, or (good) wine in a box. Underwood Wines is getting in on the trend by putting its Oregon-grown pinot noir, rosé, and pinot gris in a can, and a sleek looking can at that. So go ahead and get your wine on while camping or tailgating without worrying about bringing a corkscrew.
PORSCHE x RIMOWA PTS ULTRALIGHT LUGGAGE
Driving the iconic 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 is reserved for a select few, but anyone can own luggage inspired by the car dubbed the “day-to-day race car” when it debuted. Rimowa made up its ultralight hardshell suitcase in the distinctive white and viper green colors of the RS 2.7 and even printed the lining with a Porsche theme. And should you be lucky enough to actually own a Porsche, this bag will fit in the trunk perfectly.