Top Office Postponed

I can’t believe Australia’s Next Top Office has been indefinitely postponed! How could they release the first five episodes of season two and then make us wait for the rest? That’s just cruel! I want to know whether the Glass Smashing Bandit can continue designing the best office Melbourne has ever seen. Will Space Wizard ever return? What about Ms Frankie, the underdog of the competition? Was she going to chip away at the ranking points and surprise everyone with a big victory?

It’s so frustrating, especially when I had the next few Fridays reserved for watching the show. I’ve had to decline invitations to so many events. There was even an Our Oxytocin Necromance concert I decided not to go to! All so that I could watch the Dirge work on commercial office fitouts. Around Melbourne, there’s so much to do, but I gave it all up for my dedication to ANTO. I wish they’d give us more information about why it’s being postponed. A vague post on social media about how ‘The town of Sweden has been destroyed by a supervillain who looks like Thanks from Marble’s Revengers’ isn’t going to cut it, I’m afraid.

Sounds like a bit of a cop-out reason, if you ask me. I think the show’s loyal fans deserve better than that. What is the real reason? Budget cuts? Creative disputes? Give us a reason other than some made-up fantasy.

What am I supposed to do now? Go to an office design business near Melbourne and watch the people there work? That might be a little creepy. It’s not like there are any sports on at the moment to watch. Besides, I’m not even into sports. 

I suppose the only positive out of this situation is all the behind-the-scenes drama that will come out in the coming years. There’s bound to be interviews with the contestants, and it will be interesting to hear about what’s actually happening in Sweden, Victoria at the moment.


Office Culture Done Right…?

office designersYou know in my country, the word for office translates as ‘place of dull progress’. Yeah, there’s not a huge office culture there, even though we still HAVE them. They’re pretty much a necessity if you want things to get done, and by ‘things’ I mean the efficient running of the country and businesses in general.

Still, I think my country does them a lot better, especially with the office revolution of the 1960s. Offices were a relatively new concept at the time, at least in the Western sense, so people got all up in arms about having to wear ties and sit in cubicles. Too much of a change, I guess. So there was a dramatic fusion of both Western and Eastern cultures, and now the whole thing work much better. Casual offices, plenty of incense, no dress code…if I were an office design professional in Melbourne, I’d take notes. Nah, not really…although I have seen quite a few sweeping changes in Melbourne as of late when it comes to office culture. The whole thing is becoming a lot more chilled, nowadays it’s pretty common to see office fitouts, Sydney office buildings seem to have them every day. The best fitouts transform the space into…well. not your average office. I also like that some offices accept dogs there now. Of course, in my country, it’s been that way from the start. You’d never dare to tell anyone they couldn’t bring their dog, or cat, or monkey, or parrot, or mantis shrimp to work with them; it’d be as bad as bad-mouthing the light goddess herself. I like to think things are getting better in Melbourne and Australia, at the very least. I bet there are even office design people in Melbourne who design dog-friendly spaces, or at least they can optimize the space for animals. Whatever you need, really. Just need to add some incense and everyone lounging around on rectangular bean-bags while typing on their laptops, and it’s basically just like home.