The Never Mondays playlist encapsulates a year of new experiences living and working all over the globe. Inspired by moody commutes on the bullet train from Kyoto to Tokyo, climbing mountains at dawn in Slovenia and more.
In December we peeled ourselves off the beaches of Koh Phangan in search of city life. Arriving in Hanoi, Vietnam it was soon time to get back to work. Whether tucked away in a quiet alley way, or co-existing with the chaos, four cafes stood out, serving as office safe-havens for the month.
In September Artinternational returned to Istanbul for its third edition, with a record number of galleries exhibiting an array of classic to quirky pieces.
“I had a flash of something I hadn't felt since my first months in Europe - a mixture of ignorance and a loose, "what the hell" kind of confidence that comes on a man when the wind picks up and he begins to move in a hard straight line toward an unknown horizon.” Hunter S Thompson
The island of Bali, Indonesia doesn’t exactly conjure up thoughts of the 'daily grind'. But at Dojo Bali, a coworking space south of the island, expats and travelers alike gather at wooden desks around a zen garden and swimming pool where they enjoy Wifi just as impressive as the surf at Echo Beach, just down the road.
If I didn’t know any better I would have guessed that we had landed on some foreign planet, amidst dusty craters and a village of alien abodes. A thought that remained clear in my head was that I needed to get up higher.
Here Istanbul’s entrepreneurs, freelancers and small companies come together in a large renovated, Brooklyn-esque warehouse to get their work done. We chatted with Ahmet Onur, Istanbul native, avid traveller and co-creator of Kolektif House.
The inauguration of a two day electronic music festival deep in the Swedish wilderness. The venue? A dramatically beautiful limestone quarry, 60 meters below ground.
It’s a challenging hike, but no prior experience is required” he said with a boyish shrug. Without thinking too much about it I agreed, not knowing that this ‘hike’ would take me along the menacing ridge of a mountain to the summit of Slovenia’s highest peak.