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.
GRAAVA ACTION CAMERA
Action cameras like the GoPro are awesome, but the issue with camcorders has always been what do you do with all of the footage after you shoot it. No one wants to sit around editing it, and even when you do, it can turn out crappy. Graava is a new camera that uses artificial intelligence and other sensors to pick out only the best moments and then edits them into a highlight reel, whose length is determined by you. The camera senses loud noises and when objects are moving quickly past it and uses that information to determine which clips to include. It even syncs with an Apple Watch so it knows when your heart rate accelerates. If you still want to slog through your own edit all the raw footage is stored as well.
Price unavailable, iconavulcano.com
The Vulcano is the world’s first titanium supercar. It has been in development for a few years now, but the latest iteration made an appearance at the Concours d'Elegance in Pebble Beach recently and caused jaws to drop. All of the titanium panels on the car are hammered by hand. It is engineered by a former Ferrari employee and goes 0-60 in 2.8 seconds and has a top speed of 220 miles per hour.
WOODZEE x MARKER’S MARK SUNGLASSES
A big part of what makes Maker’s Mark bourbon so delicious is the wood barrels that the liquor is aged in. Each strip of oak air drys for nine months before being used. After the bourbon sits in the barrels, the wood takes on a unique color and character. Woodzee is tapping into that character by upcycling the barrels to craft wayfarer sunglasses that are made in America and feature polycarbonate lenses. The shades will be available September 1.
SMARTHALO BICYCLE NAVIGATION SYSTEM
From $79, kickstarter.com
GPS navigation has completely changed the way we drive cars. Turn-by-turn directions (sometimes with cool voices, in Waze’s case) made the road map virtually obsolete. SmartHalo is trying to do the same for cyclists. The SmartHalo puck attaches to your bike’s handlebars and pairs with your smartphone. The device then lights up in the right direction when it’s time to turn. It also serves as a bike light that powers itself off and sounds an alarm when a would-be thief jostles your bike around too much.
ALPHA INDUSTRIES X BEN SHERMAN MA-1 FLIGHT JACKET
Trust us, you are going to want a bomber jacket this fall. And few people do it better than Alpha Industries, who have been supplying pilots with theirs for decades. Alpha teamed up with designer Ben Sherman on the popular MA-1. It mixes two of the most popular bomber colors—green and navy—to give it almost a varsity jacket feel and the checked lining gives it a British mod touch.