Lifestyledesign

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Our Presentations at Barcamp Ghent

Yesterday at Barcamp Gent we gave a presentation about our trip and a second one more specifically about ‘lifestyle design’

op 28/10 door | 1 comment

Inspiration Series o3

Career analyst Dan Pink examines the puzzle of motivation, starting with a fact that social scientists know but most managers don’t: Traditional rewards aren’t always as effective as we think. Listen for illuminating stories — and maybe, a way forward.

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Lifestyle Design by Jan Van Mol (AddictLab)


In a series of guest blogpost we want to feature some interesting people who we think are a beautiful example of lifestyle designers. The first in line: Jan Van Mol is the owner of Addictlab, a creative laboratory uniting creatives from all over the world and over 30 disciplines. Jan has been called a concept king, a brand guru, a renaissance man, a pioneer in the creative industry by the international press. And on top of that, we think he’s a beautiful example of a lifestyle designer. So we are very very happy to have him as a guest writer on our blog. Hope you’ll enjoy reading his post as much as we did!

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I’ll let you in on a little personal secret. Years ago, I wouldn’t want to commit to a marriage, for the inevitable consequence of mating: kids. Not because of dislike, quite on the contrary. But how on earth could I go and procreate, if I wouldn’t have all the answers needed to raise them properly? I knew questions would come, with every diaper, every tooth fairy and every dish of spaghetti squashed upside down on your child’s head.

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op 16/03 door | 4 comments

Being a geek is sexy, but in the end it’s all about the lifestyle you know.

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It’s true that so far we have featured a lot of technical posts. And it’s also true that without these digital solutions, our Location Independent Lifestyle would be simply impossible. But think again if you believe this journey is only about technology.

It is about LIFE, and how to design it; how to create a lifestyle that brings the most joy, happiness and content to life.

Because, hey! Open your eyes! Most of us are getting lost in what is known as “9 to 5”; in what is supposed to bring us happiness, but which in fact mostly only brings big corporate firms a lot of money. For most of us, it just boils down to a (good) paycheck. Trying to control others while others or the system try to control us. Being stuck in traffic jams in the morning. Being stuck in traffic jams in the evening. And in between, we buy a house, have a few children and watch a game of soccer from time to time.

And the strange thing is, we don’t even need soma to accept and believe this to be the picture perfect life. After all, shouldn’t we all be happy living in this Brave New World?

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