Lock down is slowly being lifted here in Australia. We have been fortunate with just under 7000 cases of COVID-19 and 93 deaths in a country of 25 million. Did I just write that 93 deaths were fortunate? How life has changed for all of us. Through prompt and coordinated action by our Commonwealth and State Governments and with the united cooperation of our population we have come through this crisis and even though our economy is shattered we are starting slowly to rebuild. Step by small step. Our thoughts are with our brothers and sisters throughout the world especially those who have suffered horrendous death tolls and massive unemployment.
It seems a bit trite to do a post on stylish work places but I see it as a defiant raised finger to a virus and governments who aren’t doing enough. Eff you. We will come through this and we will one day be happy to drag ourselves into work on a weekend especially if our work place looks like a calm, zen like oasis. Interior design firm White Arrow‘s own offices in Brooklyn.
Another week has passed. Another Saturday. Lockdown restricttions are slowly being lifted in my part of the world. We have been so lucky here. Others continue to be trapped in the nightmare that is the corona pandemic. It’s still a scary world out there and weekend work (or any work) is somewhere in a hazy future. And in that hazy future if we have to drag ourselves into work on a Saturday (or in this case yoga work out) it better be somewhere stylish like United Physiotherapy Group by Studio Ezra.
Another week has passed. Another Saturday. Some of us can see that elusive light at the end of that clichéd tunnel. Others continue to be trapped in the nightmare that is the corona pandemic. It’s still a scary world out there with most of us in lockdown in our homes and weekend work (or any work) is somewhere in a hazy future. And in that hazy future if we have to drag ourselves into work on a Saturday it better be somewhere stylish like the DOK Office in Kortrijk by Belgian design firm Decancq-Otté Architecten.
Week after week we are compelled to stay home in these dangerous times. Some of us have no choice but to go out into the big, bad world to help others or keep the wheels turning. Strangely we are all heroes. Those who bravely work and those who responsibly stay in to stop the spread of COVID-19. Our thoughts though should also turn to those who have lost their jobs through no fault of their own. They are the often forgotten victims of this tragedy. One day, on the other side, I hope we all have somewhere we can whinge about when we drag ourselves into work on a weekend. It won’t matter if it’s stylish or butt ugly. What will matter is that life returns to “normal” and if we’re lucky towards something a little better, a little kinder, a little more stable. Oh and I lied. It’s always better to go to work on a Saturday somewhere stylish like these sophisticated offices by Henry Francis Design.
A big shoutout to all the healthcare workers out there who continue to show up to work and risk their lives during this pandemic. I read an article the other day about a nurse who would get in her car and cry from fear each day before heading to work. I cannot imagine. I worry about my cousin Cristina who is a newly graduated paramedic in Toronto. These people can’t hide in their homes like the rest of us. Donna is a healthcare provider and sent us a link to the obstetrics and gynecology office in Nashville, TN where she works. Designed by Pencil & Paper Co., “it gives us a serene environment for some of life’s stressful moments“. Thank you Donna. XOXO (And I must wish my dear blog partner Jo a happy birthday!!! a virtual XOXO to you too!)