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July 10, 2019

In the early 19th century, textile workers in the UK began a movement to object to the introduction of new practices that would see their art dying out, with unskilled workers using large machinery to mass produce items previously made by skilled artisans.  These worke...

May 1, 2019

Many people are familiar with the name Marie Kondo, whose best-selling books help people to organise their homes. In regards to cleaning, Kondo has said: “The objective of cleaning is not just to clean, but to feel happiness living within that environment.”

Now, obvious...

August 15, 2018

De-cluttering is a big business. Successful books like The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Upby Marie Kondo demonstrate the world's appetite for simplified living, while consultants have popped up all over Australia to help the people get rid of what they don't need.

Sim...

February 27, 2018

The supercomputers we carry in our pockets are easily taken for granted. They’ve become deeply engrained in everyday life, replacing a multitude of other objects and devices. Many of us already use our phones as house keys, wallets, light switches, garage door openers...

January 2, 2018

One of the most amazing facts about Airbnb is that, despite being more valuable than any hotel chain in the world, it has no physical inventory. The company provides branding, online infrastructure, a booking platform, and a quality control system — but all of its prop...

June 28, 2017

Have you ever been to an auction of anything (furniture, charity or property) and wondered why auctioneers (especially the American ones) talk like that? What’s with all the extra words and gibberish? According to an article published by Slate back in 2010, it’s all de...

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