Photo by Alex Kotliarskyi on Unsplash
Photo by Alex Kotliarskyi on Unsplash
Photo by Alex Kotliarskyi on Unsplash

Work-life Balance definitions:

Work = activity involving mental or physical effort done in order to achieve a purpose or result.

Life = a particular type or aspect of human existence.

Balance = a situation in which different elements are equal, or in the correct proportions.

Let’s define further:

Different = not the same as another or each other; unlike in nature, form, or quality.

Element = essential or characteristic part of something abstract


Balance is needed when life and work are made of different elements.

Have you ever walked through a foreign city looking at all the beautiful buildings and wondered what they look like on the inside? That’s something I always find myself doing so I thought you might enjoy having a peek inside our apartment here in Zagreb, Croatia.

When we started looking for apartments in our new city we didn’t have a long list of “must haves” except that our requirements were non-negotiable. …

Apartment Manda in Zagreb is a shabby chic space constantly being redesigned by its owners to repurpose found items and give them new life.

Eclectic and green, the shabby chic living room of Apartment Manda is warm and inviting.

Just as a painter constantly adds layers of paint to paintings over time, so too do the owners of Apartment Manda iterate on their eclectic and shabby chic Airbnb in the heart of Zagreb, Croatia. Apartment Manda is only steps from Ban Jelačić Square, the main square in the city, and is a constant work of love and artistic expression for creative partners Marko and Hvoje.

The Floyd Room, an Airbnb for Pink Floyd fans, by Pink Floyd fans demonstrates one of the most important but often overlooked design principles, the principle of restraint.

If I told you I was going to take you to see an Airbnb designed by Pink Floyd “super- fans”, specifically for other Pink Floyd fans, what kind of interior do you imagine it would have? Well, before meeting Boris Pleša I would have envisioned the room of my teenage dreams, consisting of lots of psychedelia, an overwhelming amount of concert memorabilia, and wall-to-wall chotskies emblazoned with various Pink Floyd logos (and…

Is that a fake lion? wtf…

To My Republican Friends:

As a Bernie Sanders supporter who’s consumed daily with politics, I’ve come to appreciate the common threads between Sanders’ supporters and Trump supporters. We are both are disillusioned by the politicians and systems we have been given.

I don’t particularly care for Hilary and I feel increasingly apathetic about my choices as a Democrat, I really wish we could save our “First Female President” title for someone less blemished. However, that still does not mean I think Trump is in any way a better choice, and that’s what I wish to share with you. I have…

Vickie Brennan

An American Expat in Croatia American in Croatia ~ Technology + Operations + People | Alumni @Cruise @OneMedical

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