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.
TAYLORMADE M1 DRIVER
The materials used in the newest driver from TaylorMade sound more like they belong in a fighter jet than a golf club. The club head is fashioned from titanium and a seven-layer carbon fiber composite. It also has two tracks of adjustable weights so you can customize the club to hit a draw or a fade and get the ideal spin and launch angle.
SAMSUNG SERIF TELEVISION
Price unavailable, bouroullec.com
TVs have gotten ridiculously thin, but there is such a thing as too thin. Design duo Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec teamed with Samsung to create the Serif television, which has a look completely distinct from your generic glass sheet. From the side it looks like an I-beam, with the bottom serving as a sturdy base and the top functioning as a shelf. The Serif TV will be available starting November 2.
MANSORY x LAMBORGHINI HURACAN TOROFEO
Price unavailable, mansory.com
The Lamborghini Huracan already looked a lot like the Batmobile, but German tuner Mansory has upped the ante by using even more carbon fiber. Mansory redesigned the body out of carbon fiber, tweaking the air intakes, rear spoiler, and side skirts to make the Huracan more aerodynamic. They also added two turbo chargers to ratchet the horsepower on the V10 up to 1,250.
An activity tracker doesn’t have to look like some futuristic device. For the Metropolitan+, Timex created a watch with a classic design that also has the functionality and connectivity of a smartwatch. The Metropolitan+ tracks data—such as steps, distance, and calories—and sends it to an app on your phone via Bluetooth. The watch has a sleek black case and dial with orange accents that look great alongside the orange nylon strap.
OLIBERTE x MARK MCNAIRY GOBOO BOOT
Oliberté is the world’s first Fair Trade Certified footwear company and is committed to supporting workers’ rights in sub-Saharan Africa. The brand has partnered with shoe designer Mark McNairy on a limited edition collection that includes this chukka boot. Manufactured in Ethiopia, the shoes feature a suede upper and a comfortable goat leather lining atop a natural rubber outsole.