Time’s Power Tools: Jenna Lyons’ Eyeglasses

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Michelle Obama’s gardening gloves, and other cherished everyday tools

We’ve all got objects we can’t live without, be it your favourite pen that enables you to be a better draughtsman, or the tin opener that helps you open tins like a total pro — to lose these objects is to lose a part of yourself. It took Time magazine to collect some of the world’s most influential brains and ask them about their sacred objects, and the results are fascinating, in a pleasantly humdrum kind of way. Behold, Michelle Obama’s gardening gloves, Sam Yagan’s Algorithm for Lovediagram and a book Perry Chen turns to for inspiration. So great.


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