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Travel Troubles

Imagine this. You live in Prahran, and you’ve got a date with your girlfriend in forty minutes. She lives in Hawthorn, and you know there’s going to be trouble if you’re late. She’s a punctual girl. You learned that the hard way when you got to the cinema at 7:00 for a 7:01 movie, and …

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Horror Blockage

If I had a dollar for every time I needed to get a plumber out in the last three months, I’d be able to buy a loaf of bread, maybe two. It doesn’t seem like much, but we’re talking quality bread here. Like, rye or multigrain. It’s not like one dollar white bread or anything. …

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The Cold Beneath

I was reading some pretty wild forums recently and it’s been theorized that that the core of the Earth is actually ice, rather than lava. I think that theory came from basic logic…because it’s the furthest place from the sun. No warmth gets down there, so it’s gonna be really cold. Just like the centre …

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The Chair Guy

It seems like the family is hardly ever all here anymore. A handful have drifted away to start their own lives, but for those of us who are still left? It’s been ‘all cylinders firing’, as they say. Assignments from every single state, with rich folks wanting all manner of services and willing to pay …

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Personality Quiz

Given the choice of personal office furnishings, would you opt for (a) the most comfortable desk chair in the world, (b) complete control over glare and air conditioning, (c) a specialised working treadmill with a built-in laptop stand, or (d) a couch upholstered in teal velvet with matching bar cart? Your answer to this little …

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Their Proper Place

There’s a lot to be said about feet, but the main thing is this: they’re where they belong. Probably my favourite thing about the human body is that feet are kept well away from me, down on the ground where I can tread on them day after day, and that’s where they should be, because …

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Techno-Office

Maybe this is news to precisely no one, but it’s just occurred to me that today’s offices would be completely unrecognisable to someone from a century ago. According to my calculations, that means the offices of 100 years from now – assuming we’re still around by then – will be completely different again.  Why? Because …

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Question the Bathroom

Have you ever stopped to really think about bathrooms? Like, really questioned the prevailing standards of how bathrooms are designed? I’m of the belief that not too many people have done that, because if they had, there’d probably be more options on the market.  I mean, almost every bathroom I’ve come across in this part …

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Illusion of Order

I’m sure there’s a science to office design, but I can’t for the life of me figure it out. As someone who’s worked across seven different offices in as many years (yeah, I realise that doesn’t look good on my resume), I’m better positioned than most to have gained some insights into this. And yet, …

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Drain Intervention

Kids can cause havoc in the home. They break things, they make surfaces sticky and they just general lead to either mess or damage or at the worst of times, both. We love them though and we will one day miss wiping hand prints from the table and mopping tomato sauce from the floor. I …

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