The eyewear industry vet gives us his at home must-haves.
With everybody staying safe at home, we’ve asked a number of creatives to tell us about the essentials that are helping them get through the lockdown. Kicking off the series is David Barton of David Kind. With a resume that lists the likes of Oliver Peoples and Spy, Barton took that expertise and started an optical brand of his very own, creating a luxurious and considered take on the direct to consumer eyewear business.
Hailing from San Diego, CA, Barton takes us through the everyday favorites that have been keeping him informed, active, and energized.
Apple AirPods Pro
“AirPods Pro ($ 249) for podcasts. These are fantastic to use to listen to The Knowledge Project or answer a call and still have free hands. The noise-canceling is a great feature.”
Tacx Indoor Trainers
“Tacx indoor trainer (from $ 149) for bike riding. You can use your own bike and I added a screen so I can do climbs in the Italian Alps in my living room.”
Monocle 24 Podcasts
“Monocle 24: The Globalist and other Monocle 24 podcasts. Great for sane and importantly, often hopeful, global news about this pandemic.”
NY Times Cooking App
NYT Cooking app (iOS or Android). Excellent app and great recipes. Lots of options and easy to sort and search.
Zojirushi Rice Cooker & Warmer
“Rice cooker and slow cooker. I had these at home but now using them. Love that I can “set it and forget it” so I can get on with my WFH routine.”
Local Favorites (San Diego, CA):
“Zumbar Coffee. Hummingbird Roast ($ 13) for pour-over.”
“Lone Flag. They’ve made a great mask ($ 16) to use. Made in LA and about as stylish as you can get in a mask.”