I love this for approximately 984 reasons, not the least being that Noah Kalina is a genius. And does look dashing in his Warby Parkers!


Warby Parker “Home Try-On”

When my photographer pal Noah Kalina was in LA for our Everyday video shoot, I mentioned to him that I’d been contacted by the eyeglasses retailer Warby Parker, who happened to be one of my favorite companies. Noah goes, he goes, “I want to be in it.” And the idea came instantly, right there in front of Umami Burger. The good people at Warby Parker signed off on it, and out we went to Brooklyn to shoot the thing.

Honestly, it’s one of the most gratifyingly silliest ideas I’ve gotten to make, and in service of a product far more stylish and cool than I have any right to be a part of. They’re really good glasses. I wear three pairs interchangeably, including these from the new sunglasses line.

And I almost forgot to mention. REGGIE FUCKING WATTS. The narrator is Reggie Watts. I don’t know how it happened either. It just is, so let’s just go with it.

The UPS guy is the inimitably charming, Put This On’s own auteur-in-residence Benjamin Ahr Harrison.

Many excruciatingly talented people helped make this. Here they are:

Somehow I hadn’t seen this video until today (thanks, Heather!) but holy mother of crushes, the things I would do to Matt Beringer. (Sorry, Matt Beringer’s very talented wife.) I’ve been lucky enough to see The National seven times (and twice from sidestage, life dream complete!) but I love being reminded of their sheer talent in this video. Also, Matt’s love for wine. (SEE? SOULMATE!) Counting the days ‘til I see them at Hollywood Bowl on Sept. 11th.


(via The Barbarian Group presents: Let’s Talk About Talking!)

Ryan did this talk about talking @ work the other day. Helpful pointers about how to read and present a room. Good basics. FUNDAMENTALS!  

I love this preso…smart, concise, and to the point. Every team – especially a young one – should check it out before having to present to clients, but most of the points are also valid & useful when even having a conversation with your boss. Great job, Ryan!