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THE WORLD AT YOUR FEET: THIS IS A BUS STOP. HERE YOU WILL ENCOUNTER YOUR FIRST SYSTEMATIC SENSORY EXPERIENCE. YOU MIGHT RECALL THAT BUSES ARE LARGE PEOPLE-MOVING VEHICLES. YOUR TASK IS TO SIT ON ONE UNTIL YOU ARRIVE AT YOUR PLACE OF WORK. THIS PLACE IS NOT YOUR HOUSE. AND THERE WILL LIKELY BE OTHER PEOPLE AROUND, SO DON’T BE AFRAID. THEY WON’T HURT YOU. THEY ARE LIKELY TO BE JUST AS SCARED AS YOU ARE. RECALIBRATING FOR COMMUTING MAY TAKE A FEW WEEKS, SO EXPECT SOME EARLY MALFUNCTION. AND PLEASE DON’T TOUCH ANYTHING.

WOOL BLEND SUIT JACKET, SHOP NOW, PANTS, SHOP NOW, RAG & BONE FROM THE OUTNET. RED CAMARINA PLISSÉ-CHIFFON BLOUSE, BEAUFILLE FROM THE OUTNET, SHOP NOW. MOLLIE PLAITED SANDAL, COACH, SHOP SIMILAR

WRAP AND GO: YOU MAY FIND THAT, BY MID-MORNING, YOUR INTERNAL APPLICATION INTERFACE* (*SEE MELATONIN) OVERHEATS AND YOU NEED TO LIE DOWN. THIS IS A NORMAL RESPONSE TO YOUR NEW PROGRAMMING SPEED. HOWEVER, WHILE IT MAY SEEM LIKE A SOLUTION, PLEASE REFRAIN FROM SETTING UP A LOUNGE OR BEDROOM WITHIN YOUR OFFICE SPACE. LARGE SCALE MATTRESSES ARE NOT SUITABLE FOR TRANSPORT NOR FLEXIBLE IN PLACES LIKE LIFTS*, SUBWAYS* OR CAFETERIAS*. (*PLEASE REFER TO THE GLOSSARY FOR DEFINITIONS OF THESE PLACES.)

COTTON PINSTRIPE SHIRT, SHOP SIMILAR, PANTS, SHOP SIMILAR, COACH. GEL EYE MASK, SLIPPERS, STYLIST’S OWN

TOTALLY STUFFED: AS YOU PREPARE FOR TRANSFERRING FROM HOUSE TO OUTSIDE WORLD, YOU MUST GATHER IMPORTANT TANGIBLE DATA TO BRING WITH YOU. YOU WILL CARRY THEM IN A LARGE, DUTIFUL BAG. WE HAVE INCLUDED A LIST OF RECOMMENDED ITEMS AT THE END OF THIS DOCUMENT, BUT AS A GENERAL RULE, PACK PIECES THAT SERVICE YOUR WELLBEING. DESPITE YOUR CODEPENDENCE, IT’S NOT RECOMMENDED YOU BRING SOFT FURNISHINGS, PERSONAL HEIRLOOMS OR BAKING APPARATUS.

LEATHER TRENCH, SHOP SIMILAR, COTTON TRENCH, SHOP NOW, LEATHER PANTS, SHOP NOW, BUCKLE SLIDES, SHOP SIMILAR, COACH

GIVING THE GREEN LIGHT: THE PHYSIOLOGICAL ASPECT OF YOUR EXTERNAL WORK DAY WILL REQUIRE YOU TO REMAIN UPRIGHT FOR AROUND EIGHT TO TEN HOURS. DURING THIS TIME, YOU MIGHT NEED TO EXIT THE OFFICE TO PURCHASE SOMETHING OR WALK TO A MEETING. THIS WILL REQUIRE YOU TO ITERATE COMMON CONVERSATION WITH ANOTHER HUMAN BEING. THIS PERSON WILL APPEAR IN THREE DIMENSIONS AND MAY ACTIVATE THE NEED FOR FURTHER SPEAKING. YOU MIGHT FIND BATTERY LIFE RUNS LOW DURING THESE TIMES.
BOTANICA BUSTIER, SHOP NOW, BOTANICA MIDI SKIRT, SHOP NOW, ZIMMERMAN. NAPPA LEATHER TABBY PILLOW BAG, SHOP NOW, MOLLIE PLAITED SANDALS, SHOP SIMILAR, COACH

BENCH PRESSED: HALFWAY THROUGH EACH DAY YOU’LL BE SCHEDULED A SYSTEM REBOOT (UNFORTUNATELY WE CAN NOT ACCOMODATE TIMELY TIK TOK BREAKS). OUTSIDE OF THIS TIME, YOU MUST BE CONSTANTLY SWITCHED TO PRESENT MODE. YOUR LUNCH-BASED SHUT DOWN IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO RESET. OUR SUGGESTIONS FOR RECHARGING INCLUDE TREES AND GRASSED SPACES. YOU MIGHT BE TEMPTED TO REMAIN HERE, CHARGING FOR THE REST OF THE DAY, SO BE SURE NOT TO ACCIDENTALLY SWITCH OFF.

SHE WEARS LINEN FRILL DRESS, AJE, SHOP SIMILAR. MOLLIE PLAITED SANDALS, COACH, SHOP SIMILAR. HE WEARS WOOL SUIT, SHOP NOW,  COTTON TEE, SHOP NOW, LOAFERS, SHOP NOW, OXFORD SHOP

CROSSING THE LINE: COLLEAGUES MAY APPEAR PARTICULARLY FLESHY, AND LOUDER THAN YOU’RE USED TO. YOU MAY FIND YOURSELF EITHER WILDLY INSPIRED OR PERMANENTLY STUPEFIED. MEETINGS WILL ALLOW MORE THAN ONE PERSON TO SPEAK AT A TIME. THERE WILL BE NO MUTE FOR THESE INTERACTIONS AND YOU CAN NOT TURN OFF YOUR EXISTENCE. SOME PEOPLE MAY SUGGEST “CIRCLING BACK” IN PLAIN SIGHT AND IT MIGHT CAUSE YOU TO COLLAPSE AMID THE MICROCOSM. IT’S BEST TO AVOID THESE PEOPLE.

ROWING STRIPE WOOL & SILK BLEND JACKET, SHOP NOW, PANTS, SHOP NOW, TORY BURCH. ANDRE COTTON BERET, SIR THE LABEL, SHOP NOW. MOLLIE PLAITED SANDAL, SHOP SIMILAR, NAPPA LEATHER TABBY PILLOW BAG, SHOP NOW, COACH

INTO THE WILD: WHEN YOUR WORK DAY ENDS, YOU ARE FREE TO LEAVE. SUCH FREEDOM IS LIKELY TO INVIGORATE BUT MAY ALSO RELEGATE YOU TO A STATE OF CONFUSION. A FRIEND MIGHT WANT TO MEET YOU FOR A DRINK. YOU MIGHT BE INVITED TO EAT A MEAL AT A TABLE WITH A HUMAN WAITER. THIS WILL REQUIRE YOU TO NAVIGATE THE STREETS TO FIND A LOCATION. WHILE YOU MAY REFERENCE YOUR MAPPING APPS, BE PREPARED FOR UNCHARTED OBSTACLES ALONG THE WAY. KEEP YOUR WITS ABOUT YOU.

FORGET-ME-NOT TOP, SHOP NOW, SILK WOOL BLEND PANTS, SHOP NOW, MACGRAW. MOLLIE PLAIT SANDAL, COACH, SHOP SIMILAR

ESSENTIAL POTENTIAL: THE AFTER HOURS ARE A PERFECT OPPORTUNITY TO UPDATE NECESSITIES. THERE WILL BE STORES STOCKING FOOD IN DECONSTRUCTED FORM. SELECT YOUR PREFERRED ITEMS THEN PURCHASE THEM AT THE COUNTER. YOU WILL NEED TO USE THE MONEY EXCHANGED FROM YOUR WORK PLACE TO TRADE IT FOR THE GOODS. SHOULD YOU JUST STASH AND GO, YOU WILL FIND YOURSELF WITH EXTRA CURRICULAR LEGAL DUTIES. YOU CAN READ MORE ABOUT THIS IN OUR NEW EDITION OF RULES FOR THE NEW WORLD: AN OPEN GUIDE TO ANARCHY.

MOHAIR KNITTED VEST, SHOP SIMILAR, SILK SHIRT, SHOP SIMILAR, COTTON EMBROIDERED SLIP SKIRT, SHOP SIMILAR, BUCKLE SANDALS, SHOP SIMILAR, SILK SCARF, SHOP NOW, COACH. SOCKS, STYLIST’S OWN

DOCTOR WHO?: TRAVELING HOME, YOU WILL NEED TO FIND THE NEAREST BUS STOP, TAKE A TAXI OR BOOK AN UBER. THE CAGED BOOTHS YOU PASS ON THE STREET THAT HOUSE A KIND OF CASH REGISTER-TYPE ART INSTALLATION ARE, IN FACT, NOT PORTHOLES FOR TIME TRAVEL. PUSHING ITS BUTTONS WILL NOT TELEPORT YOU TO YOUR COUCH. IT MAKES CALLS, BUT THERE IS NO ZOOM FUNCTION, AND NO VIDEO. THE ONLY FILTER OFFERED HERE IS THE STICKY FILM THAT RESIDES ON THE MOUTHPIECE. SINCE YOU OWN A MOBILE PHONE NOW THIS PIECE OF TELEPHONIC HISTORY IS MOSTLY USELESS. UNLESS YOU WANT TO REVERSE CHARGE A CALL TO YOUR MUM IN 1998. IN WHICH CASE, WE SUPPOSE IT ACTUALLY IS A TARDIS…SO ENJOY YOUR EXISTENTIAL TRANSPORTATION. TELL BRITNEY WE LOVE HER.

SAIL AWAY SILK SHIRT, SHOP NOW, MOST SERENE CLOUD SKIRT, SHOP NOW, PALMAMARTIN. LEATHER BUCKET HAT, COACH, SHOP SIMILAR

AIR APPARENT: LEAVING THE TEMPERATURE-CONTROLLED ENVIRONMENT OF YOUR HOME MAY CAUSE SOME ECO-SHOCK. THE AIR CIRCULATING THE NATURAL ATMOSPHERE WILL FEEL REAL, BECAUSE IT IS. YOU MIGHT BEGIN TO NOTICE THERE ARE 4X SEASONS, EACH OFFERING A SLIDING SCALE OF HEAT AND COLD AND A GRADIENT OF WEATHER EVENTS. PLANTS THAT AREN’T IN A POT BY YOUR WINDOW MIGHT APPEAR FREE, ALIVE AND GROW RAMPANTLY. FROST MIGHT CRISP THE PATHWAY IN WINTER AND, IN AUTUMN, LEAVES WILL FALL FROM TREES THAT AREN’T ON A SCREENSAVER. THIS IS NOT YOUR LATEST WATERCOLOUR PROJECT! IMMERSE YOURSELF IN THE REAL-DEAL BEAUTY OF THE NATURAL WORLD, THE ONE THAT TRIED ITS BEST TO LOCK YOU AWAY. BREATHE IT IN. BUT COVER YOUR MOUTH. 

DENIM TRENCH, SHOP SIMILAR, PLAID SILK SHIRT, SHOP SIMILAR, WOOL BLEND CHECKED PANTS, SHOP SIMILAR, CITY SOLE DENIM LOGO SNEAKERS, SHOP NOW, COACH

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