Does iPhoneX need a case?

I have been in two minds about getting a case (or a cover) for the iPhoneX. On one hand it is an objet d’art, a sublime beauty that anything to cover up its edges and back will feels like a sacrilege. On the other hand it is immensely breakable and is going to cost upwards of $500 to fix in class the glass encased body shatters. So, I asked my Twitter followers how they thought about this dilemma. Nearly 54 percent are getting a case (or a cover.) I think most of us would like to play safe. Now that is another way Apple is going to dip into our pockets!


Lemon Creek Glacier, Juneau, Alaska. September 2017. Made with Leica SL.

In conversation w Outlier co-founder Abe Burmeister

And we are back on, with my latest conversation with Abe Burmeister, co-founder, and CEO of New York-based technical/daily clothing brand, Outlier. During our hour-long conversation we touched on a variety of topics, from technical clothing, changing reality of fashion, impact of climate change on fashion and materials, bootstrapping his business and more importantly, why he does what he does. If you are a keen follower of technical clothing and interested in small businesses that eschew venture capital and figure out trends before others, then this is a conversation worth your time.

If you would like to skip reading, then here is the podcast version. 

Yankees Don’t Win

Last night, the New York Yankees lost to the Houston Astros and thus ended a magical run to the 2017 World Series. The loss left me sad, hurt and little emotional. And it was also a reminder of what really hurts the most: expectation. When we expect something, and it doesn’t happen, we are disappointed. When we don’t expect anything, and something great happens, we are overjoyed by it.