I couldn’t think of any loopholes regarding Dirk’s office design ambitions, so I decided to get out and clear my head. There are still delays on me making any novel progress, which means I’ve resorted to something truly drastic: planning. That’s right, I’m planning ahead now.
This is unheard of for me. I don’t plan books. I make them up as I go along and fix all the issues later. But I’ve had so much time on my hands that I figured why not give it a go? This all started because I have to fix the issue with Dirk, considering he needs a new profession. Commercial office design near Melbourne was just such an obvious choice for him, and I’m kind of stumped now. Honestly, though, what is even harder is finding a way to keep the themes about the importance of office design in the novel. How do I do that without a character working in that job?
That question is why I have come to the Museum of Commercial Office Fitouts, located in Melbourne, looking for answers. It’s a beautiful place that offers incredible insight into the history of office design around this great city. I’ve already learned so much in my time here, but unfortunately the answers to my problems aren’t flowing to me as I’d hoped.
I kind of just figured I’d write this blog post while sitting at the cafe of the museum, hoping inspiration would come to me. But alas, it has not. How disappointing. Now that I’m writing though, I might as well tell you a fun fact about the museum.
Did you know that the Museum of Commercial Office Fitouts was founded in 1991, when the great Thomas Frederickson created what was known at the time as the most brilliant office of all time. It was so incredible that his employees were said to be working at 1000 times maximum human productivity. With all the extra profits his business made, Frederickson decided to create this museum. Pretty crazy, huh?