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.
LG PJ9 Portable Levitating Speaker
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There are plenty of wireless speakers out there, but not many that float. LG used electromagnets to make its new speaker hover over a base station. The speaker’s design is inspired by turbines and it projects sound 360 degrees. The base station runs low on juice, the levitating speaker automatically descends to start recharging.
MAD PARIS X COLETTE ROLEX MILGAUSS
The primary purpose of a watch is to tell a wearer what time it is, but Colette took a tongue-in-cheek approach to that basic function. The famed French boutique worked with Mad Paris on a Rolex Milgauss that reads “Who cares I’m already late” in Colette’s signature blue on the stark white dial and has the numbers all jumbled on the bottom.
REIGNING CHAMP ONE FOR ONE SOCCER BALL
Aside from being a badass looking ball that’s sure to intimidate opponents on the pitch, this soccer ball from renowned fleece brand Reigning Champ has a charitable component to it. For every ball that is sold, another one will be donated to a community soccer program in North America.
THE NORTH FACE 78 BASE CAMP DUFFEL
Just about every adventure traveler is familiar with The North Face’s heavy duty Base Camp duffel bags. But these new duffels have a more refined aesthetic. Based on a design from 1978 the bags are made in the United States at a third-generation factory in Chicago. Constructed from sturdy wax canvas with Horween leather details, the bag looks as distinguished on a business trip as it does trekking through Nepal.
EDDIE BAUER X PENDLETON 1936 SKYLINER JACKET
The bomber jacket isn’t going out of style anytime soon, and this collaboration between Eddie Bauer and Pendleton is one of the better ones. When the Skyliner was originally released it was the first down jacket patented in America. Now it is being paired with Pendleton’s famed National Parks stripes, with five percent of each sale benefitting the National Parks Foundation.