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.
Rock Paper Photo Wood Print
Rock Paper Photo dove into its deep archive of music photographs, including everyone from Elvis Presley to the Beastie Boys, and printed some of its most memorable images on wood blocks. The natural material lends new depth and texture to the photos, which are available in sizes ranging from 11" x 14" to 30" x 40".
Ebbets Field Flannels Football Jersey
Football jerseys looked a lot better back in the day. What they lacked in moisture wicking, they made up for in style. J.Crew has collaborated with vintage sports company Ebbets Field Flannels to sell a collection of 1940s jerseys from the All-American Football Conference. The historically accurate jerseys are made from the same materials as the originals. The one below is from the Brooklyn Dodgers football team.
Shinola Black Blizzard
The first-ever titanium watch from Shinola, the Black Blizzard gets its name from the Dust Bowl of the 1930s. Each watch is made by hand in Detroit and comes with a coffee table book featuring rare photos from the era.
La Marzocco GS3 Espresso Maker
Coffee geeks rejoice! La Marzocco, the company that probably built the espresso machine used at your cafe (assuming that’s not Starbucks) has started producing a version to be used at home. Smaller in size but with all the features required for making professional-grade espresso drinks, it even comes with instructions on how to make clever little designs in your latte foam. It isn’t cheap, but if you start your own espresso bar it will pay for itself in no time.
Nixon Mini Blaster
The Nixon Blaster speaker is awesome because it packs amazing sound into a colorful design that is water, shock, and sand resistant (a.k.a. party-proof). Now those same features have been shrunken down into the Mini Blaster, so you can take the party with you everywhere.