I believe it’s important to surround yourself with beautiful things.
That might sound superficial, but objects of beauty enrich your life! They make the world around you more pleasant— like a bouquet of flowers or a painting.
My partner gave me a hard time awhile back because I spent $80 on a rack for our dishes to dry on (most NYC apartments don’t have a dish washer), but that was money well spent!! We spend a ton of time in the kitchen and a ton of time washing dishes. Why should we spend our lives staring at a $2 plastic drying rack?! That’s dumb.
[I know... "first world problems"... I do recognize how blessed I am... but still!]
I feel that way about everything. If you spend all of your time in a space (like your apartment) or using something (like a computer), it should be both functional AND beautiful.
Which brings me to my latest obsession: the HP Spectre.
It’s the world’s thinnest laptop. And it is a thing of beauty.
I was introduced to it during it’s official launch event back in April and again at the Panorama Music Festival in NYC last weekend. HP built a giant dome in the middle of the festival called THE LAB, and filled it with interactive art installations created used HP technology.
We took some incredible shots in a glass room that changed colors based on a design we made on the Spectre and then played around on a giant phone. The most incredible installation was inside the dome though, where spectators laid on the floor to view a 360 degree film. It was pretty epic.
But back to the Spectre! I am so excited to partner with HP this month and chronicle my obsession with this beautiful piece of tech. I have to say, the packaging alone is stunning. It comes with a thin leather sleeve and there’s an optional L-zipper sleeve and matching wireless mouse.
I think the design is my favorite part. It’s made from ash-colored matte aluminum with copper details— like a piece of beautiful mid-century furniture. It’s just so damn sleek!
And by sleek, I mean thin. It’s the width of a AAA battery.
Second favorite part: the screen and sound system.
All of us are Netflix addicts, [you can’t deny that] so sound and resolution are important. The Spectre has a built in Bang & Olufsen sound system and Full HD display. I spent my weekend questioning Barb’s fate in full HD. #strangerthings #longlivebarb
So call me superficial, but it’s important to surround yourself with beauty! It makes the world a better place to live in.
Stay tuned as I acclimate to all the features of the Spectre. Hoping it will unlock a little creativity and produce some beautiful work. ;)
* This post is in partnership with HP. All thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own.