Couple Crush: Facebook's Sharon Hwang and Mike Matas

And when I say Couple Crush, I mean more like entire life-crush. On these people:

Second Floor Flat—Facebook Couple Crush


Let's begin.

Set scene: 6AM, south London. Robin crouches by a radiator (Victorian flats are cold, yo) in her Victoria's Secret pink fleece bathrobe. She flicks through a Refinery29 San Francisco newsletter as she waits, waits, waits for her coffee to kick-in.

I'm getting my dose of the R29 staples (DIY projects, shopping round-ups, natural beauty tips) that my former colleagues are so great at pulling together, when out of nowhere I'm hit with this: A Tech Power Couple Shows Off Their Artsy, Minimalist Abode. So far I can deal. A house tour of young Silicon Valley-types. All is good, and normal, and right with the world.


Then I start the house tour and everything changes.

Second Floor Flat—Facebook Couple Crush

To start with, this couple meet while working at Apple—he began working there as a teen, developing user experence on the iPad and iPhone, and she was an Art Director. (Srsly, do you want to know what I was doing as a teen?) Anyways, now they've both moved  on to Facebook.

So that's enough to start you on a path of self doubt: what are you doing with your career? Why aren't you that successful? Why are you still in your pink Victoria's Secret bathrobe when you should be getting ready. Right? Wrong, because we haven't even begun.

Here are a few other things this Tech Power Couple have done:


-Mike designed the very convenient Nest Learning Thermostat (which I would totally want if I didn't have 198 other things that needed my money more)

Second Floor Flat—Facebook Couple Crush

 -Mike also created a digital publishing company, that he then sold to Facebook, but not before collaborating with Al Gore on a project about climate change

-Sharon has lived in six countries and knows how to paint without dripping water on her Chance shirt (Sharon and I are super similar: someday I hope to own a shirt from Chance, and she's painting in hers)

Second Floor Flat—Facebook Couple Crush
-They're designing a line of line of shoes for Spanish company Preventi

-Sharon has a really cool cooking blog called My Cooking Diary, and an off-shoot Tumblr called Bites Around the Block. Both have hand-drawn illustrations.

Second Floor Flat—Facebook Couple Crush
-Mike is working on streaming together his photography projects over the years. He'll then post this on his photography blog. (I have a hard time remembering to back-up my iPhone every few months.)



Another thing I forgot to mention? They're both super cute, have a nice house that looks really clean, and they also appear rested.

Second Floor Flat—Facebook Couple Crush

New life goal? Be more like these people.


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