A few years ago, German architect Matthias Hollwich had an epiphany. He had just turned 38 years old and, "I realized," he says, "that I'd already passed fifty percent of my life expectancy as an average German!" Moved by this realization, he decided to start making sure he was making the very most of his time, and began to apply his architectural talents to the examination of everyday living. The result is his new book, New Aging: Live Smarter Now to Live Better Forever. Made in conjunction with the Toronto design firm, Bruce Mau Design, the book aims to point out a number of relatively simple fixes one can enact in their life in order to improve it now, and later.
Hollwich, co-founder of New York-based architecture firm Hollwich Kushner (a.k.a. HWKN), is quick to point out that this isn't simply for his peers. "It makes for a better life for everyone," he explains, and he's right.
Here, eight tips from the book that you can start weaving into your own life today.