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Quote of the Week - H.P. Lovecraft

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I have frequently wondered if the majority of mankind ever pause to reflect upon the occasionally titanic significance of dreams, and of the obscure world to which they belong. Beyond the Wall of Sleep

From the Archives - The Business Wardrobe

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I was recently contacted by a gentleman who is changing careers. He's confident in his decision but not his current wardrobe. He asked for some suggestions on where to start. These tips are gender neutral!

let's start here:
Know what you like and what you don't like. What suits you and your style of living. This particular individual didn't want a baggy suit. He liked the mod suits from the 60s but not the super skinny trousers. He told me he liked Diplo's suits, Booth's suits from Bones and Terrence Stamp's suits (see my post on his classic look here).Know your clothing's priorities and each day's sartorial demands. Meetings, luncheons, golf (an unfortunate part of business, my apologies to golfers), and the cursed casual Friday. You want to be sharp and dressed appropriately for each. What are the corner offices wearing? Take cues from them and notch it up by one.Versatility. Maintain a flexible wardrobe. Back in my retail days we were taught the …

A (Bed) Room of One's Own

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Brought up the topic of separate bedrooms this morning to be greeted with, 'Should we each have our own house too?' Geesh, sensitive.

Architectural trends reflect our culture but how far do these trends reflect our instincts?

My first thought - the shared bedroom is a socioeconomic thing. Lots of money = lots of house. Not so much money = not so much house. You know what I'm talking about so let's not go into tiny house living choices, or the cost of a 435 s.f. apartment in Vancouver, because I'm simply talking about the concept of the shared bedroom.

My second thought - brought into fruition by a comment regarding prudery - is an image of a lovely Homo erectus couple snuggled up under a musk ox blanket in front of their amber hued, crackling, cave fire. The shared bedroom now becomes a mammalian instinct. Stay warm, stay safe, have sex, (in whichever preferred order).

My next thought - Lucy and Ricky's bedroom - sure it was fictional (somew…