A few of my new favorite things…..
1 To follow: Patti Smith’s IG. I don’t listen to her music, but her book Just Kids, about life growing up in NYC and her relationship with Robert Mapplethorpe is poignant and captivating. So I was excited (even if I’m late to the game) to discover her personal Instagram account, which features her daily poetic takes on life. Proof Instagram can be inspiring on a deep, human level.
2. To watch: The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley. OMG….my husband and I watched the new HBO documentary this week about Elizabeth Holmes of Theranos who tried to reinvent blood testing, but in the end master-minded the biggest fraud Silicon Valley has ever seen. Her baritone voice, her hard non-blinking stares, her massive lies–it’s all so riveting, I can’t stop thinking about it.
3. To read: The new NY Times T magazine Design Issue, which highlights the relationship between landscape and Modernist architecture. I also follow the Editor-in-Chief, Hanya Yanagihara, on IG. She is currently traveling in Japan and I am obsessed #dreamtrip.
4. To buy: Bembien’s new Isla straw bag for when it warms up (or for those of who heading somewhere tropical). I plan to stuff my valuables in a leopard print pouch inside when I use it in the city, and a palm print one when I’m beach bound.