I had the money ready. I had the order from the ubiquitous, aging, italian property magnate that the place was mine. I had looked into linen purchases... thought about attending the Vancouver flea market...
I turn up at 3pm on the knocker only to find they rented out the Room of My Own to some slapper yesterday! "Well, jeez gosh darnit" i whispered under my breath.
The U.A.I.P.M. told me he had several other suites which I may be interested in, apparently not too far away... then he paused and said that the nice lady next door had a room vacant.
So, over I go, bright-eyed and bushy tailed to introduce myself. She seemed really nice, and the house (as opposed to crummy basement dump) and garden (yes, there were vegies!) felt really nice. A little more expensive, but much nicer.
We exchanged pleasantries and numbers, and now I have to wait another WEEK for the ruler of the household (currently AWOL) to return so I can meet her.
I said "May I please throw money at the problem?"...
I'm an Australian designer who specialises in digital and cultural work. Most of my career thus far has been on the web, but I'm excited that it's starting to creep out into the real world.
I am the founder of Museum in a Box, making interactive museum objects with simple, fun tech, for wide-as-possible distribution, and I own a company called Good, Form & Spectacle, making design in service to cultural heritage for clients like The British Museum, MoMA, and the Wellcome Trust.
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