Skip to contentSkip to footer

Edit this title

Edit this title

The Anti Blueprint Project

There are some very talented, impressive people that work at Db. Photographers, filmmakers, professional skiers, designers and so on. One of those impressive people is Jonathan Weaver, who recently wrote The Anti Blueprint Project.

Jonathan — a Brit who built his career at Nike, and a man that at any given moment might be living in Portugal, Austria or the US (with his wife and kids in-tow) — wrote the coffee table book because, as he put it:

“I’ve long been intrigued by the paths that many successful people have taken in their careers and lives, and how many are somewhat unconventional. Whether that’s creators, writers and explorers, or plant-based Olympians, Oscar winning film makers and Michelin Star chefs, ‘making it’ means something completely different to each of us.”

I bought the book a few weeks before Dana and I embarked on our trip and it couldn’t have arrived at a more perfect time. To flip through the pages and read inspiring interviews about alternative life paths was just what we needed to reinforce our decision to put away the computers and ditch the status quo for a while. Maybe there was a different route than the one society hammers into us?

The book is raw, real, digestible and inspiring. If you feel a bit stuck, are in a transition phase or are already bucking conformity and just want to feel like you’re not alone, I recommend grabbing a copy.

taylor

Enjoyed the read?

Here's a few more good reads from our resident wordsmith.

Deviousbali

STORIES

Deviousbali

When you travel, there’s what you expect, what you plan for, and reality.

Read more
Daybreak

STORIES

Daybreak

About a year ago, when I first started at a Db and Covid was triggering a domino fall of lockdowns around the world, I imagined what it’d be like for the pandemic to end...

Read more
Driftingbestie

STORIES

Driftingbestie

My best friend since childhood runs a growing tech company. His wife works in marketing for a bigger outfit. They have two daughters, 1 and 3, and live in Los Angeles. Except right now they don’t. They live in Todos Santos, Mexico. Because they can.

Read more

"Oh and call mom. Always call mom."


Like travel? Get a postcard from our resident wordsmith every Sunday! Two-min reads. No spam, just friends.

JOIN NOW