I’m utterly enchanted by this watch and it’s story.
I contemplated buying a certain fancy watch for years. When I finally gave in and purchased it, I was immediately disappointed by the miniscule amount of enjoyment this expensive item provided.
My client Ben Cohen, the co-founder of the ice cream company Ben & Jerry’s, wears a cheap plastic watch I designed for him that features a dial design showing how the U.S. government spends over half of its budget on the Pentagon.
But Ben did not just order one single watch, he bought five thousand and gives one to (almost) everyone he encounters. Both of our interns received one within five minutes of meeting him and wear them proudly—I’m sure they tell their friends how the Ben of Ben & Jerry’s had given them their watch.
Ben’s cheap watch tells the time just as well as my expensive one does, but it generates much more joy for him and those around him. I am ashamed to admit that his five thousand watches came in at the same price as my single one. Ben’s purchase works for him, while I am paying for mine. But then, he is Ben and I am not.
A native of Austria and a Fulbright alumnus, Stefan Sagmeister is the founder of New York–based Sagmeister Inc. His personal work, which focuses on the pursuit and understanding of happiness, is currently the subject of an exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia.
Second only to our first kiss, this was my all time favorite :*
I think the double rainbow might have been forecasting the two little guys we’ve got cookin’.
The best anniversary date EVER! Especially since we stopped at least once a day at the swankiest 7/11 Beacon Hill has to offer during our courtship and early marriage.
On a whim I decided to try out a new eye cream that I found while strolling the beauty aisles at Target. It is from the English line Boots, it is their Power of Plants Botanics Line. I am probably a bit behind the ball on finding this line, but I am LOVING it. All the products have a very light to almost scentless fragrance the they are all super affordable. Who can beat that!
As I mentioned I have started my exploration of this line with eye cream, Moisturizing Eye Cream. I have long had a reliance on eye cream during both my morning and evening skin care rituals. I have been using Clinique’s All About Eyes for well over ten years and although I love this product the $50 price tag has been hard to swallow the past few years. I’m happy to say that Target, Boots and specifically Botanics has created a product (and price point $14.69) that has me happy, happy, happy!