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From dating to business: a book for singles and couples


I have been following @timothygoodman on instagram, because I find his graphic art funny and original, but only recently I got that he together with his female partner (friend, girlfriend, ex and now a business partner) Jessica Walsh have published a book 40 DAYS OF DATING… which is super simple idea, yet original.

Manhattanites and graphic designers Timothy Goodman and Jessica Walsh who were just friends decided upon an idea to date for 40 days in 2012 after one of Walsh’s relationships went wrong and he was dating too many women at the same time. They agreed to blog on it, that now in 2015 has turned into book. Though they are not together, they do admit it was a great adventure and experience.


“Going into it, we both had opinions of what dating was all about — me as a commitment-phobe and her as a hopeless romantic,” said Goodman.

The ground rules were simple: see each other every day for 40 days, go on at least 3 dates a week, see a couple’s therapist, and don’t hook up with anyone else in that time frame.

To be true, to me it seems an interesting social experiment… and of course I am a romantic babe sometimes, who believes – it might “till death us parts” work out for everyone if there is the right person.

+ I found funny that Timothy posted a pic of Barry White and added him on the dating timeline, just because he helped more babies get made. Is any of you listening to Mr White right now. I am though no baby planning. (Here goes the emoji “laughing to tears”).







So, if you are curious too, here is the BLOG.

And here you can buy the book: on BookDepository

Book on my coffee table: Cabins


Endless summer evenings, friends, no city buzz and I am in my cabin. A perfect house outside vertically built center – near the sea, in the forest… wherever, but it has an amazing view and a perfect atmosphere. One word describes it all – SIMPLICITY. This book by Taschen CABINS is on the list to become one of the greatest inspirations when I’ll be thinking of my own summer house, driving on the fast track and listening to Bruce Springsteen’s Streets of Philadelphia. Continue reading