So there’s wearable tech like Nike+ FuelBand and Fitbit to quantify how fit you are (or, er, aren’t). But wouldn’t it be great if a device could also give you a read on the kind of stuff that keeps you awake and Googling late at night… say, your hormone levels, or even when you’re most fertile?
When I’m traveling someplace, sometimes I wish I could conjure up the wisdom of those who have been there before me. Let’s say I’m in a bustling bazaar— which vendors are willing to make the best deal? At an impressionist museum— which way to the tucked-away gems on the fifth floor? Imagine if your smartphone could unlock notes from other visitors to the place you’re at, sharing stories, tips and insight. Now, you’re imagining Findery, a new app that lets you annotate the world around you. A brilliant idea, founded by Caterina Fake, a woman who’s no stranger to brilliant ideas (she co-founded websites like Flickr and Hunch). We asked Caterina what other brilliant stuff was on her phone, and she gave us the skinny.
The mop on my head requires a small pile of products, special towels and diffusers to look its best. If I tried to wash and go, I’d be legally blind, what with all the frizz blocking my vision (and you wouldn’t want to sit behind me in a movie theater). Thankfully, there’s a new pair of headphones that’s decidedly less high maintenance.
From the Shop
KitchenAid 7-Quart Pro Line Stand Mixer
Sony DPT-RP1 Digital Paper
Mulberry Silk Sleep Eye Mask
Lisa Loeb lodged herself in my heart with her infectious and enduring 90s anthem, Stay. But she reinvents herself as easily as she changes her iconic glasses: A TV star, an entrepreneur (launching her own eyewear line— obvi!) and as a children’s music artist and philanthropist. Here’s what’s on her phone right now:
You know you’ve lived in Los Angeles long enough when you grow bored of the sunshine and start to crave a little snow. My two California kids find snow jackets and mittens delightful— they didn’t have to grow up in the bitter Canadian north like I did, facing wind-whipping skin-cracking weather, winter after endless winter. But this winter, while we didn’t want to be assaulted with relentless storms we’d heard about on the news, we did yearn to breathe in a little cold air, and maybe throw a snowball or two. So I was thrilled to be invited back to our favorite ski town, Mammoth, and spend a few days taking in all it had to offer.
It’s no secret: I am a little bit obsessed with organization. And when a product takes something very unsexy, like bill paying, and creates a smartly designed app that saves me tons of energy, well, swoon.