My Stay at Home Essentials | David Barton of David Kind

The eyewear industry vet gives us his at home must-haves.


My Stay at Home Essentials | David Barton of David Kind

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

My Stay at Home Essentials | David Barton of David Kind

“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

My Stay at Home Essentials | David Barton of David Kind

“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

My Stay at Home Essentials | David Barton of David Kind

“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

My Stay at Home Essentials | David Barton of David Kind

NYT Cooking app (iOS or Android). Excellent app and great recipes. Lots of options and easy to sort and search.

Zojirushi Rice Cooker & Warmer

My Stay at Home Essentials | David Barton of David Kind

“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): 

My Stay at Home Essentials | David Barton of David Kind

“Zumbar Coffee. Hummingbird Roast ($ 13) for pour-over.”

My Stay at Home Essentials | David Barton of David Kind

“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.”

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My Stay at Home Essentials | David Barton of David Kind
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