Notes: On Quantifiable Taste

Harboring identity statistics that do not impact our health or wellbeing

On the morning of 2 January, I purchased my first monthly MetroCard of the decade. The act made me wonder if I had actually bought 12 of them in 2019 or if my travel schedule had prevented it. I didn’t keep track. I could have looked through Mint to see my transaction history—but I didn’t. Instead, I opened my iPhone Notes app and went to …

Best of CH 2019: Cars + Tech

From the return of the Motorola Razr to a test drive of Volvo's future-forward vision, this year will be remembered for its innovations

This year marks a significant shift in attention and intention. Our reliance on technology is causing more and more self-reflection. We recognize the positive and negative impacts that various types of technology and mobility can have as we devise ways to ensure the former outweigh the latter. Whether that be innovations that aim to be more democratic, those that entertain and inform us, or electric …

Vivino’s User-Compiled Data Catalogs Millions of Wines

Rather than imparting paid suggestions upon users, the app relies on real reviews

For anyone familiar with buying or reading reviews of wine online, Vivino is not a new name. They’re the internet’s largest wine marketplace, connecting users to local shops that can deliver the bottles they desire. But as numbers can confirm, most people don’t buy wine online—citing a lack of personal knowledge and confidence in picking the right bottle. In fact, under 5% of wine purchases …