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The paradise effect

How working in Hawaii inspired and motivated five super-stressed New Yorkers

The paradise effect
Known as Pineapple Island, Lanai is home to only 3,200 residents.

One of the biggest corporate trends over the past five years has been investment in creative workspaces. The idea is simple: modern work environments need to stimulate the mind and inspire possibilities. But the unspoken truth is that there’s only so much inspiration that can be achieved in a traditional office setting. To really get outside of the proverbial—and literal—office box, you have to do just that: get away.

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We spoke with five New York City professionals—a writer, a musician, a software engineer, a designer-illustrator, and a film director—who traveled to different Hawaiian locales not to escape their work, but to get closer to it; to re-energize their creative muscles and reignite their passion for their craft. Here is how working in Hawaii inspired them.

Molokai

Melanie Moat, writer (Writing Desk)

Island of Hawaii

Aaron Green, musician (Sound Space)

Maui

Kyle Holzinger, software engineer (Tech Lab)

Oahu

Sara Meadows, illustrator-designer (Design Loft)

Kauai

David Ma, film director (Location Scout)

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