Chris Osborne

Products I Love

From my favorite tools at work to my favorite restaurants around the world, what follows is a list of things that make my life better. As many businesses around the world are suffering right now, I hope you’ll check a few of them out.

Products at work

F.lux – Adjusts computer display color according to time of day
Loom – Simple screen recording software
Nextstand – Notebook stand
Audio Technica AT2020 – Great USB mic
Lowepro bag – For carrying my notebook around
The Wire Cutter – Product testing and reviews
Pocket – App to sync and read content at a later time
ConvertKit – Email marketing software
Help Scout – Email & support desk software
Simpleinvoices – Invoice software that intigrates with Stripe

Blogs, websites & newsletters

Twitter – Easily my favorite website
Hacker News – Tech/startup news aggregator
Ma.tt – Personal blog of Matt Mullenweg, founder of WordPress
Swiss Miss – Cool design stuff
Kottke – Cool random stuff
MisterSpoils – Daily newsletter for men
Ryan Holiday’s reading list – Great book recomendations
Derek Sivers’s reading list – More book recomendations


The Kevin Rose Show – Tech, health and bio-hacking
The Daily – Daily podcast from the NYT
Joe Rogan Experience – The biggest podcast around


Productivity – By Sam Altman
Anything you want – By Derek Sivers

For the kids

Rush Hour – Great puzzle game for kids and parents alike!
Springfree Trampoline – Pure fun
The World Record Paper Airplane Book – More fun


La Pubilla, Barcelona – My favorite restaurant on the planet
Zübeyir Ocakbaşı, Istanbul – My second favorite restaurant
Rekondo, Basque Country – Best wine list (focused on old wines)
Elkano, Basque Country – Go for the turbot, stay for the wines
Goodmans, London – My favorite steak house
Coya, Dubai – Killer Peruvian restaurant
Mott32, Hong Kong – Phenomenal Cantonese cuisine with a modern twist
Yardbird, Hong Kong – Seriously good yakitori
Roast, Bangkok – My favorite brunch spot
Suppanigga, Bangkok – My favorite Thai restaurant
Cervecería Catalana, Barcelona – My favorite tapas restaurant
Le Capannine, Florence – My favorite restaurant in Italy
Brasserie l’Orleans, Bordeaux – My favorite Brasserie in France


Castello di Fonterutoli, Tuscany – Great winery with rooms
V Hotel, Ubon – $22/night (great for starting a business)
Four Seasons, Dubai – Our favourite hotel to chill (rooms are HUGE!)
Park Hyatt, Saigon – Another great hotel for being lazy for a day or two


Nordes – My favorite gin
Knob Creek – My favorite bourbon
Muga – My favorite ‘everyday’ wines
La Boella – My favorite olive oil
Marou – My favorite chocolate