WORK, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCES :
Creative & Spiritual Inspirator & resetter, love and/or bizz related.
– Concept Building
– Editing & Publishing
– Physical and Spiritual Creation
– Healing ; mentally by feeling, listening and reflecting ; body via massage.
In the Field of Organisation & Agency work : Festivals, Pop concerts, Exhibitions, Gatherings, Meetings
In the Field of Theater Productions
Theater programs for small theaters, programming, research in professional and not professional way
In the Field of Editor & Publisher :
1.Gispen Buismeubelen & Verlichting 1920 – 1940 ( in combination with Makiri Mual in Stichting Triumviraat )
2. Werkstoelen and more books with Peter Voge and more chair lovers.
1. Glas & Keramiek as partner, together with Makiri Mual in Stichting Triumviraat, including marketing, acquisition & concept building.
In the Field of Exhibitions
Many exhibitions in Gallery BeBoB Design Prinsengracht Amsterdam
The Chair Museum (a foundation Casey Godrie & Peter Voge founded)
Decorations & Styling
Contemporary Modern Art and Industrial Design is the speciality
All initiatives, projects, networks, skills and experiences over the years, which Casey got and, on request, often is ready to share, for free. No charge, just in the moment and flow, away from money, expectations, schedules or agenda’s.
KC is living the new world concept, about sharing and helping, like we know from Burning Man Nevada U.S.A. & Afrika Burn in South Africa, Bali Spirit Festival and other Care & Love Concepts.
Casey is living a tantra-like life, getting the climax of existence out of lifting the other one ! One Love
KC is living a blissful life in freedom, in super good health & condition with a network of beautiful people, lots of love and inspiration.
With his beautiful family as a base he’s travelling the world about eight months a year is short periods, mostly not longer than 1 month, with Ibiza, Bali and Amsterdam area as 3 bases.
KC embraces this lifestyle in appreciation and doesn’t take anything for granted, happy to be healthy and safe, living in peace, being able to see, to move, to hear, to smell, to love & help.
Grateful for the good health and flexibility of the body and mind, living in a network full of spiritual woke people, spending most of the days with yoga, healing, massage, coaching, sharing, helping and caring, body, mind, love or bizz related concepts.
He loves to share his talents, living in the moment in absolute freedom, peace and love, away from agendas, schedules, appointments and away from money related concepts as much as possible.
It’s all about : One Love
LET’SUNITE.ONLINE : (Before : Ihaveadreamtoo.com & Wehaveadreamtoo.org)
A global online movement about uniting for a safe, healthy, social world.
This is an initiative KC started in 2012, grabbing some ideas and daydreaming a bit how to get to a better world, inspired by the Dalai Lama, who visited Amsterdam, by the Occupy Movement, by Avaaz, waiting for optimal flow.
The idea grow to work on a new dream, after Martin Luther King who beat racism for a big part, to beat poverty for a big part. KC would love to fight injustice in a wider range, beating poverty and injustice.
All people who hope for a safe, healthy, social world, which chances for all can join us as the number of how many hope, just hope for a nicer world, what’s probably 99% of us.
You might understand that in this way we feel we are able to create the most impressive network ever if the marketing is good, to inspire all decision makers, politicians, because we have no other agenda but helping, sharing, growing. We don’t abuse the amount of people in influence or data. We just want to help, together with you we can !
Check : www.letsunite.online
MIND THE WORLD
An online concept about fair brands and good news .
1. An initiative KC started with Tijn Touber and Robbert Zoon around 2010 about creating a new hype of branding out of fair trade brands.We inspired more organisations which are working now professional on ideas like this in many ways and feel the start and the level where we went was good enough to inspire initiatives happening now like inspiring news organisations like on radio sublime, fair brand organisations like “rank a brand” etc.
The basic idea is to share as much of info about brands by a dynamic ranking in brands, out of 100 questions and answers about taking responsibility to the environment and labour. We make this transparant in a ranking, via a schedule by choice: 100% labour, 100% environment or 50/50 labour and environment about most respectful brands.
2. Links to CNN and all other publishers of news to convince them inspiring, good news got it’s value too and is ready to read for many, so selling, as well as all the negative bad news they distribute.
Tijn Touber, author in the spiritual field, and Robbert Zoon, who already is experienced in good news marketing joined KC during some time, building this website. At the moment we’re online to inspire and are waiting for the next steps, in the flow.
Foundation, by Casey Godrie, Elly Deborah Godrie-Schuitevoerder, his wife and his father in law, Mans Dick Schuitevoerder. Casey and his company Bebob Design (10% of the profit) supply the money to create small projects, supply wheel-chairs or other needs, make roads accessible, supply bathrooms or change it, bought some land in Lovina Bali, built an education centre to teach the disabled poor youngsters in Asia skills and teach them to reflect in a more positive way : www.apa.non-profit.nl
BEBOB DESIGN B.V.
A 20th Century Interior Design Gallery & Stores in Holland
Since 1983, first Breda, one of the first Midcentury Vintage Places, as the only one in Holland mentioned in Wallpaper and many other magazines during the years, since 1986 based on the canal area in Amsterdam, more locations in Holland and some abroad : www.bebob.eu
A creative online platform for coming artists : Concept : A platform for coming artists to introduce themselves, related on the already famous BeBoB network, where the customers came with millions online, because we were one of the first online interior design stores. we started it but ended up in different ideas about getting it hip for the top : www.artvirus.nl
STICHTING STOELENMUSEUM / CHAIRMUSEUM FOUNDATION
An initiative together with, passed away, Peter Võge, the writer of “Rietveld Furniture” and “Stoelen”. Those days we got supported with all the corrying crops of 20th century industrial interior design like Gerrit Oorthuys, Mart Stam specialist, Wiet Hekking, plywood specialist, Hein Stolk, designer, Dick Brouwer, from van Pelt Den Haag, etc. The initiative was collecting details from the items, knowing where to get them to make exhibitions and maybe in the future starting a physical chair museum.
A bought & sold wholesale in 20th Century Interior Design
Concept : An independent company collecting collectables for BeBoB and other galeries and distributer for brands carrying design classics in their collection, like de Wit, Gispen van de Sluis.
BEACH CLUB GANPATI ; SPIRITUAL CENTRE ON THE DUTCH BEACH
Casey participated 2 years for 50% in Beach Club Ganpati, a good karma spiritual centre on the beach with healings, meditation, yoga, divers massages, tai chi, biodanza, ayurveda, raw & vegetarian food, smoke-free terrace places, barefoot dance parties, djembe classes, campfire etc. Everything on a beautiful location, away from the crowd, nude bathing allowed and a permission for a container sauna, all near the Waterleidingduinen, the dunes, where deer and foxes walk free along the sea, in the wild.
The beautiful location, in between Zandvoort and Noordwijk and Bentveld, was also the place, where Amsterdam gets it’s water from and where Casey close by got a villa where his family a year round and he, himself lived for a few months a year.A very clean, quiet area in the beautiful dunes without industry, pollution, any traffic, even no bikes, no horses, no dogs allowed but lots of deer, foxes, rabbits, aurochs, etc.
Some people ask Casey why it is not there anymore. Some told Casey got blamed for the fact it’s gone… For those : If you want to know a bit about the Ganpati story about Casey’s point of view, as always trying to be as honest as possible, you can read on. If not, let it go.
It’s not the story what it could have been… Better read further at the next project : Brown Pub De Tempelier
Ganpati the story :
This story is published to avoid Casey needs to tell the story over and over when people ask him about it. When those people met the founder of Ganpati before, who told his version of the story, many of them are surprised about who Casey is, compared to the picture they made out of the story of the founder.
We quote Casey about his feeling about the Ganpati period :
“I’m happy with the period overall. Everywhere in coöperation some things don’t work, but focus on the bright side and let it go…..
Everybody got the right about her or his truth about interpretation.
You’re in a fight or discussion never responsible for actions of the other one. Who steals is a thief. The only one the other looses is some material stuff and/or money.
In general ; Every situation you can cancel or change by time or money is not a serious problem; so let it go…. let it o and focus on the beautiful parts of the situation and life in general. More than enough to shine.
Lies however should one and another try to avoid… coz this might affect opinions about others, who believe and might hurt many.
The founder was in serious trouble, could not pay the Ganpati bills anymore, sent an email in the Ganpati network, also to Casey.
As Casey was successful in many fields he mailed he might be able to share his vision to help. In the next conversation the founder got the feeling Casey could be the man to professionalise and purify the Ganpati concept.So Casey got invited to participate by the founder of Ganpati. Casey first was hesitating. Then they had many, many conversations.
In the end he participated because he would love to help the founder and the beautiful network. He told the founder he preferred a construction with more people in stead of the, by the founder suggested, 2 person construction, him together with the founder.
The founder overwhelmed Casey with love, time, arguments and trustful words and finally the founder convinced Casey, even Casey’s finance department told him not to do it.
This after many many very clear and very serious conversations, discussions, appointments about who would do and deliver what and what not. All was clear……
One of the reasons Casey thought it might be difficult to have a partner like him was because Casey was very clear in what he didn’t want to deliver. Casey told he would not do any field work since he did his kind of jobs in his earlier life, when he started a very successful pub, ( de Tempelier ) funk-o-theek, a discotheque with only funky music in stead of disco, ( EXQ’S ) and an activity pub/stage/restaurant. ( de Egelantier)
Casey promised to be on the background and would only advise and inspire in that field. His partner, the founder, had one big request.
To remain the host, the gerant, the face of Ganpati, because this was his new world, his new identity.
Casey was completely happy with this idea because he didn’t ant to become the face of Ganpati in stead of the founder, who was great host.
For Casey even excellent because he was already often worshiped in different fields and ready to share and build something for this nice community.
So Casey payed 50%, 80.000 euro, most of the money for older bills and with the rest they started together to try to improve and purify the not good enough working concept.
Casey, interior designer, concept thinker, marketeer, would participate in the communication by newsletters, to supply his partner, who’s is less strong is this field but a real star in hospitality. Casey can still say there was no man in many years before he met him who gave him such a warm feeling during the period until he became a partner. Then slowly, step by step, things sadly got different.
Casey also did the content of the website, changed things via concept thinking, created a smoking free terrace, tried to work on a non booze and vegetarian menu, arranged contracts for therapists, made it happen insurances want to insure the beach clubs, different as before, created a committed network, changed the interior, as interior designer and added vintage from his interior design gallery BeBoB Design Amsterda. Also he selected and managed and communicated with the massage people, as well as therapists in healing, readings, meditation. Also inviting big groups for meetings and communication and planning with big institutions as Shanto’s Natarasj, Tijn Touber and Happiness etc. was his job.
The fact Casey organised and managed those things maybe caused the break between his partner and him, because most of the initiatives became more and more reflected with Casey, who was not as much in the shade as the founder thought before, because this people loved to get inspired by him. The founder told Casey one day, he didn’t feel comfortable because they were painting the club and when Casey arrived the father told his son, you and me are the worker and Casey is like your boss, the nice gentleman not cooperating in the physical jobs. Even the roles were talked over and over for long time, and Casey warned for this sentiment, before he decided to join the founder, as Casey knew this could be difficult, as he experienced in earlier partnerships. Part of the deal was the founder got paid for his job a salary before they divide the profit, even while Casey was working a lot too, but not in the field; restaurant, terrace, bar, painting, building etc.
The founder was happy Casey participated because there were a lot of bills to pay, for about 60.000 euro and the founder had no cash at all.
So, to create a spiritual related version of Woodstock69, more pure, no booze, no meat, smoking free terraces, meditation and workshop places in combination with massages etc. as the challenge for both was, he needed to find about 80.000 euro, for 50% of the company.
Casey suggested every time again a few more partners but the founder begged Casey to be the only one… Casey finally agreed.
Trying to purify the concept, they found out one of the sore points was the founder was struggling because eating meat, drinking booze, smoking cigars … what made him, as he said, a less pure partner as Casey. In this he became more and more frustrated, as he shared with Casey, who was living the Ganpati spiritual lifestyle, away from this all, already long time before he participated in Ganpati.
It was a beautiful, but short dream, stopped by a, maybe unnecessary, move of Casey’s partner, who still is not able, ready to reflect the whole story, even Casey asked many times. He keeps on ignoring, even not answering Casey. Ashame and a, like Tommy van Huystee, famous Breath-teacher, calls it, a missed chance, because the only way to heal for the founder.
And for Casey, what is left about the reasons why the founder behaves like this and even tells lies is till now only a matter of speculation…
Maybe his partner want to keep his, by his mind changed, own story alive….
Casey is ready to forgive and doesn’t claim a penny of the, in total about 120.000 euro, Casey invested and lost !! Casey doesn’t need apologises. He only wants to listen to his partners story and to tell his story, even no discussion necessary. just to listen to each other with a small chance of understanding. And hopefully the end of spreading untrue stories.Casey solar even didn’t explain anything about the situation, because the truth would be not nice for the founder and Casey prefers not to blame or judge.
The story is the story and Casey feels free ti tell what happened now to avoid to end up in questions.
The founder and Casey were ready to support a dream, which was first of all a different dream, but the dream by the founder, who changed his dream close to Casey’s dream, before Casey got on board.
This dream sadly got frustrated by the founder via a not to Casey mentioned bankrupt for very little money, what Casey easily could have changed, but for what the partner chose not to mention until the fact was there… Why ?? Casey doesn’t know.
Casey even tried to keep the holy place for the beautiful network and discussed this beautiful network, as Kareem Raihani, Tommy van Huystee, their friend Duco and more, maybe to manage it and got even the permission from the city of Zandvoort, who rented out the location, but in the end it didn’t work because of a construction in the Ganpati contract about a debt of 80.000 euro of the Pura Vida Holding from the founder, to pay if Ganpati would love to continue……
Pura Vida, the name of the holding b.v., of the founder would have been the name for the beachclub, when it was free as an url for a website.
The fact this was not was the reason why the founder chose Ganpati, first trying to get Ganesha. This is what the partner of Casey later on told him…… Pura Vida is a complete different energy as Ganpati.
Ganpati brought the founder into a complete different world and connected him to a complete different network as Pura Vida would have done….
Pura Vida is Southern American, about life, dancing, party, alcohol, drugs, etc. while Ganpati is much more spiritual, away from the Pura Vida life.
The life Casey is living : no drugs, no alcohol, no smoking, no coffee, no black tea, no meat, no news reading, no television but sports, no negative input, no stress, no rush was very much the Ganpati concept.
The founder got the feeling it happened for a reason, talked more and more about his belly feeling and became the more spiritual man, while he maybe would have been better off in a pure vida lifestyle.
About the whole story, in what Casey, still not knowing how and why, got blamed by his ex-partner Ganpati didn’t continu. That’s why some people ask Casey and also why Casey’s Ganpati story is written here now. Casey even heard from those people who spoke with his ex-partner before Casey was cheating money wise… Casey never was involved with the money. The only money he received was the last day, the entrance, and every penny he gave to his ex-patner. Casey even told the founder total the private investments out before the book keeping would be 50/50 because Casey didn’t want a single penny what doesn’t belong to him. Casey is wealthy enough and is grateful every day about all he got, what is much more than he could dream of, in all ways. A beautiful family, Health, Love, Money, Creativity, Freedom…
A bit more peace after a conversation with his ex partner would be beautiful 🙂
Casey tried many times to initiate a chat with his partner, about forgiveness reflecting and letting it go, but not spreading lies in the world but let it go. The time seems still not to be there.
Casey is open for a conversation, one to one, with some or many friends or advisers, or as the last conversations. During this meetings the founder only wanted to speak with Casey when his brother in law and the lawyer were participating, where Casey came just by himself.
The founder is in whatever setting, welcome ! Any time !
Meanwhile Casey wants to share, also to his ex-partner, he is happy and feels blessed he was able to join this Ganpati dream for too short time and could meet beautiful souls over there. So thank you Ganpati !
Casey reflected and can understand the whole situation happened maybe also out of his presence. Maybe the driven personality, his confrontation with his ex-partner about inefficiency in work, and no match in the big vision and how to live the Ganpati Concept, pure from the heart was over the top for the founder.
As he didn’t and still doesn’t known about the reason, Casey decided not to sew the founder, what he could, because Casey found out the founder only owned the house of his parents, no income, no house himself, nothing … So Casey didn’t feel like sewing him and bringing the parents into trouble. Casey was asked by the brother in law to understand the situation of the founder of Ganpati, which was, according his messages, really sad and bad…
Then also Casey’s best friend Tijn Touber, spiritual writer, had some troubles those days with Ode, a spiritual magazine. Tijn and Casey both decided to let it go and not to get to court, also as a message to the spiritual world. We got all the feeling we can live a nicer better world then the current world and then it is not a good signal to end up in court …
So Tijn took his loose for about 10.000 euro and Casey about ten times more and let it go. Tijn and Casey are luckily financially in the position this amount doesn’t effect their life really. Of course they would have wished a better investment or way to spend this amount but … that’s about it.
It’s all about lessons and being able to grow, what is always part of the sentiment and a beautiful path, full of adventure, as heCasey said.
Take the lessons and keep on going, in love and trust !
Ganpati is about letting go. Casey succeeded, and he hope one day his ex-partner will be able to accept the situation, dare to reflect, take the lessons and let it go. Casey doesn’t blame him for anything, even not things his partner definitively know what was not right, and lives always the concept every individual is responsabel for his/her own choices and behaviour. Karma will solve the issues. There is always a moment to choose in future to improve and try to solve things by yourself before university takes over……
And in the end…. every problem to solve with money or time isn’t a real problem . so, let it go !!
BROWN PUB : DE TEMPELIER ; Today De Huiskamer Haven 21 Breda
This was the first long term different concept Casey started. A “brown” café” = Cozy Pub in Breda. The concept; soft lounge music and talking with your friends untill it got crowded. Once it got crowded the music changed and got turned up, the tables against the walls and chairs got upside down under and behind the tables, lamps high and it was time to party !! We got a political engagement, sold Guatamala fair trade coffee, supported small scale left wing projects and were the meeting point for demonstrations against nucleair power etc. The last song was always a socialistic song, where clients, Casey and who ever wanted jumped on the tables or the bar to sing the socialistic song, with the left fist in the air. But we didn’t fit in any box because we were also the meeting point for football games of N.A.C, the football pride of Breda. One thing all the visitors had in common; Drinking like a Tempelier. We got the highest beer supply a square meter pub in the whole city !
FUNK-O-THEEK EXQ’S ; Today Dok 19 Haven 19 Breda
A funk playing disc-o-theek in Breda. This was a place, where we created an interior together with the students of art school St. Joost in Breda, and yearly we face-lifted this place. We changed it, even as a winning horse, completely. Art students identified themselves with this project and the right dj’s made it happen that we got more and more famous because of playing the right music, ahead of mainstream. They played f.i. Prince long time before he got famous.
ACTIVITY CENTRE / RESTAURANT / STAGE DE EGELANTIER
Activity and Dining Cafe/Resstaurant, Activiteiten & Eetcafé = in Breda A concept with theme nights, mostly left wing political performances, live music, folk singers, cabaret etc
DANCE PUB ; IF, Today De Huiskamer Haven 21 Breda
A dance pub in Breda in the same space where first was “de Tempelier” Concept ; Old days and modern rockabilly music, played by a DJ in style behind an old fifties fridge. This fridge was rebuild with 2 turn tables for records and displays for music and light, high from the floor.