The Weekly Stripe – 07.06.19

This week we're looking at different approaches to how people manage the role of work in life. From thinking of work as a lifestyle to trying to set clear boundaries around work to protect non-work life.

The Weekly Stripe – 07.06.19

The problem of ‘constant connection‘, in China exacerbated by WeChat, is not a new problem, but its continuous presence speaks to an ongoing issue.

The Weekly Stripe – 07.06.19

Conspicuous production, which isn’t about meeting one’s material needs, it’s about the public display of productivity as a symbol of class power.

The Weekly Stripe – 07.06.19

All our efforts to be more productive backfire and only make us feel more stressed. The downside of increasing identification with work.

The Weekly Stripe – 07.06.19

Imagined you trained an artificial intelligence on a comprehensive stock-photo set of every boutique-hotel lobby from Palm Springs to Stockholm to Milan, then connected it to a five-story 3-D printer fully furnished with pendant-dome lamps, waxy leaves and old-school hip-hop lyrics. The output would be a WeWork.

The Weekly Stripe – 07.06.19

Rather than beat yourself up striving to balance work and life, it might be better to simply embrace the imbalance. Or is that just giving up having any work-free times or spaces?