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.
BURTON X JEFF KOONS “THE PHILOSOPHER” SNOWBOARD
Snowboard brands frequently partner with artists to develop custom graphics, but rarely are the artists of the level of Jeff Koons. Koons, who is known for works like his large-scale balloon dogs made out of steel, took up snowboarding a few years ago and connected with Burton Snowboard’s founder Jake Burton Carpenter. The two worked together on this board, which features an image of the philosopher Plato. Only 50 boards were created, and proceeds benefit the Chill Foundation which uses snowboarding to help disadvantaged children recognize their potential.
DISCOMMON X VENN WALLET
Nobody wants to lug a bulky wallet around that makes them lean to one side when they sit down. But maintaining a wallet’s slim profile while also holding lots of stuff is harder than it sounds. Discommon Goods and Hong Kong design studio Venn cracked the case by thermomolding the compartments in this wallet to accomodate eight cards total (four on each side) without adding significant volume. The slate grey Italian leather is perforated allowing the orange microsuede liner to peek through for a unique effect.
BMW M6 GTLM
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BMW’s Art Cars have a storied legacy. Everyone from Andy Warhol to Roy Lichtenstein to Robert Rauschenberg has lent their creative talents to a Bimmer’s body panels. For only the 19th Art Car, BMW tapped legendary Los Angeles artist John Baldessari to work on the M6 GTLM. Baldessari added his trademark minimal designs, including bright dots and the word “Fast” on the driver’s side panel. This is more than a showpiece. The 585-horsepower race car will compete in the 24 Hours at Daytona race in January.
PACKER X NEW BALANCE 999
Nicknamed “CML,” the colors on these always-fresh 999s are inspired by camels. The sandy tan suede and mesh may be drawn from the desert, but the shoes are designed to look incredible in the city. These definitely belong in any well-curated winter sneaker rotation.
FLUX CAPACITOR CHARGER
If you didn’t feel like shelling out thousands of dollars to cop the self-lacing Nike Mags, you can still indulge your love for Back To The Future with this Flux Capacitor charger. It won’t make a DeLorean travel through time, but it will charge up to two devices and the Flux Capacitor lights up at the flip of a switch, which is significantly more entertaining than staring at your phone’s battery level every two minutes.