Mondays. Always a challenge to kickstart the week. Maybe this
The big news in tech was mostly about Magic Leap
. Benedict Evans tweeted
; “Magic Leap is one of only a handful of genuine ‘holy shit I can’t believe I’m seeing this’ moments I’ve had as an adult. Previous was iPhone” while The Verge wrote
how Magic Leap is actually way behind.
To be honest, I got more excited about the new features
introduced by my favourite mail client Newton
That might say something about me, or about Silicon Valley. It’s biggest failing is not poor marketing of its products, or follow-through on promises, but, rather, the distinct lack of empathy for those whose lives are disturbed by its technological wizardry. According to The New Yorker
What else? Firefox introduced a new private browser for iOS called Focus
and Framer launched Framer Flows
. Both seem small, but might be significant for their futures.
Another significant project was the Baltimore Dance Project
from FKA Twigs. It was the first of many special projects by WeTransfer Studios, our new entity for collaborating with amazing creatives.
What else? Well…
This weekend I helped my friend Koen Tossijn
in his new store. He is on a quest to build the perfect wardrobe by releasing non-seasonal, everyday essential garments, starting with a t-shirt and sweater.
As a happy customer I became so excited that I decided to help Koen pursuing his quest by investing a bit in his brand TOSSIJN. He’s such a passionate and genuine entrepreneur who is onto something special.
I like he’s not doing the seasonal stuff, but takes a new approach by releasing basic products. Similar to what Apple is doing with the iPhone. Every version will be better because of new technology and the finest fabrics. A slow fashion movement that’s about quality and durability.
The store is open
in BETA (hehe) which you can visit at Zeedijk 59 in Amsterdam. Or stay online
. I would love to hear your thoughts!