Style & Shopping My Top Ten by Samuel Hoi The president of MICA shares his favorite things. By By Lauren Bell | March 2016 Mala beads: These traditional prayer beads embody a range of positive meanings. I wear one every day because they remind me of compassion and calm. Stand-up desk: This big desk can go up and down, but I never lower it because it’s so good and healthy to stand while working. Student art: I would not call myself an art collector, but I love living with art that is beautiful and that makes me think, especially when it’s created by up-and-coming young artists—especially when they’ve graduated from MICA. Zojirushi electric rice cooker and warmer: This rice cooker gets the job done and makes just the right portion for me. Mophie case for iPhone: I never run out of iPhone juice because of this battery extension phone case, and I like its feel and weight. Jade pendant: My father, who passed away five years ago, gave me this pendant, which he kept close to him for years. It’s like being with him again when I hold it. Whole Foods 365 Organic Fruit & Nut Granola: My favorite breakfast item. It’s so fabulous with Greek yogurt. In a pinch, it’s lunch, too. Desert island music: My choices are Fauré Melodies by Frederica von Stade, Dinah Jams by Dinah Washington, Sia’s 1000 Forms of Fear, and the soundtrack of Hamilton. Eagle Creek 2-in-1 carry-on luggage: I travel a lot, and this detachable carry-on luggage is fantastic for a three- to five-day trip. Williams-Sonoma classic hand juicer: Its design is so elemental and elegant—and it functions perfectly for a fresh glass of orange or lemon juice.