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.
MB&F HM6 Space Pirate Watch
Yes, spending a quarter-million on a watch may be a tad excessive. But when it’s a watch designed for space pirates, somehow that makes it seem O.K. The unique (to say the least) looking timepiece features a titanium case that houses four spherical crystals, two of which display the hours and minutes and two of which house turbines that regulate the automatic winding.
Pininfarina Fuoriserie Bike
From $7,500, pininfarina.com
The company behind some of the most celebrated Ferrari designs focused its attention on human-powered transport, with a bicycle that is no less luxurious than a Prancing Horse. The top tube on the hand-welded steel frame has a walnut briarwood coating and the seat and handlebars are wrapped in woven leather.
The activity tracker market is getting more crowded by the day. What has always set Jawbone apart is its commitment to an elegant design that you are psyched to display on your wrist. The latest UP3 continues that trend with a sleek aluminum casing that fits any wrist. The wearable measures resting heart rate, automatically logs workouts, and measures sleep in a more meaningful way.
Festool Sword Saw
This is one of the coolest power tools we’ve seen, regardless of whether you spend much time cutting railroad ties. It can cut wood up to 7 inches thick, giving you the depth of a chainsaw with the control of a circular saw.
Concepts x New Balance 997 Rosé
To celebrate the opening of its first New York City boutique, Boston’s Concepts is dropping a New Balance 997 sneaker inspired by a celebratory drink. The Concepts x New Balance 997 Rosé has a pink suede upper and a reflective, crocodile-embossed tongue that manage to be both understated and flashy at the same time.