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.
SHINOLA POWER SUPPLY
This is definitely the first time we have gotten excited about a power strip. Part of Shinola’s partnership with GE, the bright orange power supply has two female ports and two USB ports for all your charging needs. It plugs into the wall at a 45-degree angle, so as not to hog all the socket space and even has a sleek braided cord that makes it look more like a design piece than an ugly appliance.
VANS VAULT X BROOKS SWIFT SADDLE
Anyone who rides bikes knows that you spend a lot of time in the saddle, so it’s imperative to have a good one. Well, they don’t get much better than this. To celebrate a pair of anniversaries—Brooks’s 150th and Vans’s 50th—the two brands created a collaborative saddle featuring custom artwork by Vans Vault designer Taka Hayashi. The Native American-inspired motif was laser-etched onto the leather saddle for a beautiful yet functional piece of equipment.
JEAN JULLIEN FACE PLATES SET
French illustrator Jean Jullien creates characters with a whimsical style that draws you in and conveys emotional depth. And it’s quite enjoyable to have one of those characters staring up at you while you eat. Jullien designed this limited edition set of six porcelain plates for Case Studyo. Each plate features a unique illustration and has its own shape, size, and color.
JOSE CUERVO 250 ANIVERSARIO ROLLING STONES SPECIAL EDITION
Perhaps part of the secret to the Rolling Stones’ longevity is tequila. The Stones’ 1972 tour was nicknamed the “Tequila Sunrise Tour” after the band discovered the cocktail. Now, 44 years later, Jose Cuervo is celebrating the event with a limited edition bottle. The extra añejo tequila is mixed with a 100-year-old blanco tequila from the Cuervo family’s private stash, and the result was aged in sherry casks for a year. The bottle itself features the Stones’ tongue logo cast in 14 karat gold and comes appropriately packaged in a guitar case.
NIXON X PENDLETON SENTRY 38 LEATHER
Nixon’s Sentry 38 watch was already one of the sharper-looking timepieces one could own at an incredible value. But now the watch’s visual appeal has been improved thanks to this collaboration with Pendleton. The strap is a combination of Pendleton’s famed wool and rich Horween leather. And the deep blue dial features nice details, including triangle markings at 12, 3, 6, and 9 o'clock.