Artist Installs a Sandbox in his Living Room
Loving your work is already great per se, but managing to erase the line between work and vacation is a next step. A 30-year-old Massachusetts-based art assistant Justin Kemp managed to do this by literally placing his work desk in the beach sand. His “Surfing with the Sand Between My Toes” idea consists of a wooden box that’s got plastic lined on the bottom and is filled with sand. Thus the sandbox gives Justin the feeling that he is actually working on the beach.
Known as the “the chillest bro in the valley”, Justin gives the best explanation about his unconventional work place: “The sand is relaxing, but for me, its more a symbol of my permanent vacation. It’s the design of a lifestyle where ‘work’ becomes so satisfying that vacation and retirement become undesirable. It’s a permanent state of chill.” Brushing his feet, though, could be a good habit to pick up, as Justin says he’s got sand all over his place now. Hopefully he doesn’t own a cat, which could get a wrong idea about the massive sand box in the middle of the room!