The magazine for cosmopolitan minds.
The magazine for cosmopolitan minds.

New, independent and passionate about the finer things in life, this is where inspiration and carefully curated creativity meet. We do admit to a soft spot for luxury – as long as it is about real quality and authenticity. The EDUCATED COOL is your daily dose of splendid stuff to discover, full of creative ideas for an evolving self and a better planet.

New, independent and passionate about the finer things in life, this is where inspiration and carefully curated creativity meet. We do admit to a soft spot for luxury – as long as it is about real quality and authenticity. The EDUCATED COOL is your daily dose of splendid stuff to discover, full of creative ideas for an evolving self and a better planet.

Welcome to our new world clique of curious souls and beautiful minds.
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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

Dear reader, 

I love to explore what makes life worth living but for as long as I can remember, I’ve been bored by the lifestyle media that fails to match my wide range of interests and expectations beyond the marketing norm. I’m tired of the one-dimensional higher-faster-further-world of the last century and I don’t want to waste time with soulless stuff.

Luxury for me is not about buying expensive things – it’s about being aligned with myself and being able to appreciate quality.

To me, luxury means more than my hopeless addiction to handcrafted shoes from London, Florence or Tokyo. It means a regular supply of intriguing books, beautifully composed songs in vast quantities and a perfect G&T or two. I don’t like cricket but do love tennis, football and road cycling. I’m fascinated by the philosophy of Toltec shamans, the latest insights in quantum physics, AI, political science and history.

I still miss Prince, I love the light in the south of France, the buzz of big cities and solitude from time to time.
Foto: Julia Schwendner/ThisIsJuliaPhotography // https://www.faceboook.com/thisisjuliaphotography

Knowing that there is no reasonable alternative to optimism I try to focus on people and brands who prefer to work on bold changes and utopias rather than to surrender to fatalism and greed. I also spend a lot of energy re-sorting my vinyl records for no apparent reason on a Tuesday, or dancing foolishly into the night on a Thursday, counting the days until I’m able to travel the world again.


With all this in mind I developed The EDUCATED COOL with a core team of like-minded people. We would love to inspire you from time to time – a very warm welcome to you!


Yours
JP Stempels

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

Dear reader, 

I love to explore what makes life worth living but for as long as I can remember, I’ve been bored by the lifestyle media that fails to match my wide range of interests and expectations beyond the marketing norm. I’m tired of the one-dimensional higher-faster-further-world of the last century and I don’t want to waste time with soulless stuff.

Luxury for me is not about buying expensive things – it’s about being aligned with myself and being able to appreciate quality.

To me, luxury means more than my hopeless addiction to handcrafted shoes from London, Florence or Tokyo. It means a regular supply of intriguing books, beautifully composed songs in vast quantities and a perfect G&T or two. I don’t like cricket but do love tennis, football and road cycling. I’m fascinated by the philosophy of Toltec shamans, the latest insights in quantum physics, AI, political science and history.

I still miss Prince,
I love the light in
the south of
France, the buzz
of big cities and
solitude from time
to time.
The Educated Cool Portrait Piet
The Educated Cool Portrait Piet 2

Knowing that there is no reasonable alternative to optimism I try to focus on people and brands who prefer to work on bold changes and utopias rather than to surrender to fatalism and greed. I also spend a lot of energy re-sorting my vinyl records for no apparent reason on a Tuesday, or dancing foolishly into the night on a Thursday, counting the days until I’m able to travel the world again.


With all this in mind I developed The EDUCATED COOL with a core team of like-minded people. We would love to inspire you from time to time – a very warm welcome to you!


Yours
JP Stempels

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