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.
Hennessey HPE700 Supercharged Mustang
From $59,500, hennessey.com
The battle between American muscle cars is getting heated. The Chevrolet Corvette and Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat were already producing 650 and 707 horsepower, respectively. Now performance automaker Hennessey has thrown its hat into the ring with a Ford Mustang that puts out 717 horsepower. The supercharged engine means that the Mustang reaches 60 mph in 3.6 seconds and runs the quarter in 11.2 seconds at 131 mph. Does anyone really need 717 horsepower? Hell no. But it’s a pretty awesome thing to have.
Nike Roshe Flyknit
Two of the most popular innovations from Nike—Flyknit technology and the Roshe silhouette—are coming together. The shoes that will be launched as part of the initial limited-edition collection are even more special because each is one-of-a-kind. That is a result of threading 12 colors of excess yarn—the stuff that was left on spools from earlier Flyknit models—in random order so that no two shoes are alike. The Roshe Flyknit will launch on October 4 at 8 a.m. ET.
Cut and Fold Origami Chair
Any one who has ever tried to make one of those paper cranes (and most likely failed miserably) can appreciate what goes into this chair. The brainchild of architects Andrea Kordos and Tony Round, the chair is made out of plywood and piano hinges. The seat can fold flat and sit atop a folded steel frame. Kordos and Round launched their project on Kickstarter and have already exceeded their $3,300 goal with 7 days left to go.
Ducati Scrambler Classic
When most people think of Ducati, their minds are drawn to the Italian motorcycle company’s rich history in racing. But Ducati also has a long tradition of building bikes that are great for running around the city. The new 2015 line of Scramblers draw on that past. There are four versions—the Icon, Urban Enduro, Classic, and Full Throttle. The Classic, with its vintage seat and aluminum fuel tank cover, features 1970s styling but its 803cc L-twin engine is completely modern.
Shure SRH145M+ Headphones
Yes, Beats by Dre has been owning the headphone game of late, but if you don’t feel like dropping 200 bucks on a pair of headphones, Shure has come out with a sleek pair that won’t ruin your retirement planning. The headphones put out great sound, have a clean, minimalist design, and feature a microphone and remote to control your iPhone.