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At the half-year mark at my new job,  I began to wonder how work was impacting my physical fitness. Although I run (wickedly satisfying) mental marathons on the weekdays, my desk job is no different from looking at sitting hours logged. So I bit the bullet to try out several fitness monitoring devices on the market.

Jawbone Up, Nike Fuelband, Fitbit One

At the heart of wearable devices like the FitBit One, Nike+ Fuelband, and Jawbone Up are accelerometers and algorithms that track how much you flail around daily (e.g. steps taken, calories burned). You set goals and monitor progress on the device / app.

I tried the Fuelband and the Up for a week each, since they were wristbands with solid reviews. The Jawbone Up scores higher on design, battery life, and functionality; the Nike Fuelband shines in its simplicity and one-button ease of use. Overall, I like the Up better, since the the bonus sleep monitoring feature gives way to answering interesting questions, e.g. how much sleep can I get on a redeye flight?

A few personal findings:

  • I sleep like a baby.
  • I have surprising average activity levels.
  • I compensate for weekday sitting by dancing through the weekends. See screencaps comparing steps taken at work vs. a concert.

Continue reading for device details on design & fit, app features, and battery life.
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Stumbled on a stocked H&M by accident (I love Los Angeles).

Re-Edition capsule collection.
103 deconstructionist, disproportional, and mind-bending pieces.
Reinterpretations of original runway works over the brand’s 23 year history.


Picked up a pair of white Trompe L’oeil Sneakers
Tempted to keep it as an art piece and not wear it.

[via mocoloco]

[via Selectism]

 [via CoreToons]

I came across a book that fell open to Alexander McQueen’s Fall 2009 collection.

(I wish I could have gone to the Metropolitan Museum of Art to see that exhibit.)


Yan Liang | SS2011 Collection – The Mixture

“…an effective collision of different elements may produce a new thing when they are driven by external forces. The new creature is the mixture.”

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