My friend Shane is a serial entrepreneur / CEO and also an amazing interior designer (she designed Peter Thiel's homes). Also she is funny and gorgeous and basically a perfect human being.
Anyway, her company Guildery tells you which furnishing patterns go well with other patterns! So I got this awesome selection of pillows. Normally I'd be way too afraid of clashing: a triangular pattern next to a lemon-slice pattern? Two shades of blue? Next to beige? I would go into paralysis of fear, and not have pillows. But now:
This is a photo of the window seat next to my loft windows. (I moved into this loft two months ago. It is still in San Francisco, south of market.)
I've been watching a ton of movies and behind-the-scenes commentary. It started out because I wanted to learn cinematography for my startup Evertoon, which creates movies. Then I got hooked! Now my primary hobby is watching movies.
I didn't own a television for many years, because other people would say proudly "I don't own a tv" in a very smug way. People would say "tv rots your brain" and generally speak poorly of television. I think there are also studies about how television is bad for you. So it was only a few years ago that I got a tv (and now a projector & screen, which you can see in the window reflection). It was life-changing! It's so amazing to watch brilliant films, and hear the director and actors talk about the work that went into it.
Starting off the new year with beautiful pillows and films!