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by Pamela Liou

WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie plays with expectations in their luxury accessories line that acknowledges the unique needs of the modern jetsetter. According to brothers-and-designers Dexter and Byron Peart, their small collection is "inspired by timeless, functional design classics." The Narita iPod case, named after Tokyo's burgeoning airport, recalls Bauhaus aesthetics without seeming stodgy and steam-punk sensibilities minus the gimmicks. The gleaming metal components are the perfect yet unexpected makeweight to balance the simplistic exterior. WANT's aim is to dispel the misconception that traditional craftsmanship cannot be reconciled with the idiosyncratic demands of modern living—to "achieve unity through contrast."

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