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.
WILSON X CONNECTED BASKETBALL
NBA players have coaches that chart all their shots, noting makes, misses and location. That data isn’t really available to the everyday baller unless he has a really nice friend who’s willing to sit around and watch him pop J’s. But the Wilson X Connected Basketball, which has the same grip and feel as a normal ball, can track all of that information for you. A small sensor inside the ball sends data to an app on your phone via Bluetooth. There are four game modes on the app that make it feel like a real-life version of Pop-A-Shot.
JOSE CUERVO x ROLLING STONES RESERVA DE LA FAMILIA TEQUILA
The Rolling Stones know how to make incredible music. The band also knows how to live the rock star life to the hilt. Prior to the Stones’ 1972 North American tour, the members of the band sipped their first tequila sunrise at the Trident bar in San Francisco. The drink was made with Jose Cuervo tequila and it became the official tour cocktail. That rock n’ roll spirit is celebrated in this limited edition extra añejo tequila from the private reserve of the Cuervo family. The tequila is packaged in a bottle that showcases the Stones’ iconic tongue and lips logo done up in gold.
THE WOODEN BOOMBOX
There are no shortage of portable Bluetooth speakers out there, but few elevate the device into an artform. The Wooden Boombox wraps the speakers in mahogany and features elaborately etched patterns like this 80s era ghetto blaster design, complete with a carved-in tape deck and antenna (What are thoooose??). It measures 9 x 6 inches so it’s significantly smaller than the boombox that inspired it, which is a good thing. The battery lasts 15 hours so you can really keep the party going.
RONNIE FIEG x SEBAGO PONCHO
Ronnie Fieg, the mastermind behind Kith, has been collaborating with Sebago for a long time, and is now releasing new colors of the Poncho, a silhouette he designed. The shoe combines elements of boat shoes, moccasins, and boots to craft something totally unique. The premium suede in burgundy, navy, and green are the perfect colors for fall. And the sturdy Vibram outsole can standup to just about anything.
Oysters and beer are a beautiful thing. The Brew-Shucker is a tool designed to help you enjoy both AT THE SAME DAMN TIME. The high-carbon stainless steel blade has a built-in bottle opener and a curved plastic handle that sits nicely in your hand. Because everyone knows that oysters taste better when you crack them open yourself.