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.
STEPHEN KENN X VICTORINOX STEPLADDER CHAIR
Victorinox is best known as the makers of the multi-purpose Swiss army knife, so it stands to reason that its collaboration with furniture designer Stephen Kenn would serve more than one purpose as well. What at first glance looks like a simple steel and leather chair actually has a hinge that allows it to transform into a stepladder.
BENGALA F12 CABALLERIA
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Improving upon the Ferrari F12Berlinetta is no easy feat. The 731-horespower V12 does 0-60 in 3.1 seconds, and is one of the most prized cars to ever be adorned with the Prancing Horse badge. But the Madrid boutique auto design firm Bengala found ways to make it even better. For the F12 Caballeria, Bengala’s designers reshaped the car’s body to give it more aggressive lines and increased the size of the air intakes. The result is an F12 that looks more intimidating than what rolls out of Maranello.
MAST CITY COLLECTION CHOCOLATE BARS
We get that it’s tough to justify spending $45 for six chocolate bars. But if you think of the chocolates in Mast’s new City Collection as edible art, the purchase becomes a little easier (and tastier) to stomach. The three collections are inspired by Brooklyn, Los Angeles, and London. Each includes six chocolate bars whose flavors are derived from their respective neighborhoods. Brooklyn, for example, has a rye bread-themed bar while L.A. has a popcorn one. The wrappers on each are so well designed you’ll feel bad (but not too bad) about tearing them open to get to the chocolate inside.
BELL MOTO-3 HELMET
Retro styling with modern technological upgrades is more often than not a winning combination. That is certainly the case with Bell’s Moto-3 motorcycle helmet. The style originally debuted as a motocross racing helmet in the 1970s. Bell preserved the silhouette, but added a vented stainless steel grill and more sizing options to provide an improved fit.
CHROME WYATT CHORE COAT
Usually you have to worry about denim breaking down and ripping after prolonged use. Not with the denim in Chrome’s new Wyatt collection. The fabric comes from renowned Cone Mills denim mill in North Carolina, and is woven with 8 percent Dyneema fiber, which is quite simply the strongest fabric on the planet. Pound for pound, Dyneema is 15 percent stronger than steel, yet it still floats. This chore coat is ideal for fall bike commutes with a pocket in the back to hold a water bottle, and a shape that is slim while still allowing you to move freely.