In The Know | #11

In The Know 11

A weekly (okay sorry, this is long overdue!) roundup of interesting, inspiring, delicious and beautiful things that I’ve stumbled upon recently.


Listen:  Penguin Prison – Calling Out
Upbeat, fun and addicting. Instant summer in a song.

Read: Everything You Thought You Knew About L-O-V-E is Wrong | Aziz Ansari | TIME Magazine
I’m fascinated by relationships – what we’re looking for, why we fall in love, how we stay in love and why these days it tends to seem so damn complicated. And as someone who is extremely decisive in some things and extremely indecisive in others, I’m also fascinated by the paradox of choice. In this funny yet surprisingly insightful article, Aziz Ansari talks about arranged marriages, commitment, what happens when passionate love wears off, and challenges our ideas about online dating and the seeming shallowness of an app like Tinder.  Adapted from his book Modern Romance (launching today!) this article is a fun preview of what’s to come.

Watch:  The Moth & The Flame – Young & Unafraid
This music video features Neal Unger, a 60 year old skateboarder who is living proof that you’re never too old to take on a new challenge. Who says you can’t teach and old dog new tricks? From everything I’ve seen, people like Neal who are constantly learning, growing and pushing yourself, have discovered the secret to staying young.

Taste:  Olea
My favorite place for happy hour in Fort Greene, that sadly I can no longer visit due to my work schedule. From 4-7pm, enjoy $5 glasses of wine or sangria alongside small plates that range from $4-$8. A selection of their hummus is my go-to, (the pita that accompanies it is soft and addicting) and the meatballs are another favorite, for sharing or a simple solo dinner.

Explore: Lernert & Sander | CUBES
Cubes is very cool photograph by Lernert & Sander, a Dutch duo working out of Amsterdam. A variety of different types of food are cut into identical sized squares, and arranged with painstakingly perfect geometry. The range of colors and textures is quite stunning, and highlights the color, design and beauty present in everything around us.   As a bonus, check out this great article with Lernert & Sander about their creative process.