Without elevators, the world would really need a lift. For example, John McClane from Die Hard would have had a harder time taking down terrorists. But above all—without elevators, it doesn’t seem like there would be any high rises, and without those, there’d be a lot fewer of us all. So what’s the past of these traveling cabins? What does their future look like? And where can elevators move you faster than the local speed limit?
You might be carrying one right now yourself. They let you into the building in the morning. They unlock the printer, pay for your lunch… but did you know they can also be scented – or even implanted?
Every office gentleman’s wardrobe should certainly include a tie or three. And if you like accessories with stories tied into them, you should definitely have a tie from Croatia. Why? You’ll find out in our 5 reasons why ties are everything but boring.
The same ordinary Scotch tape that you have in your desk drawer and secretly take home with you played a key role in Watergate and saved Apollo 13. Really! And would you like to know what tape has to do with tree frogs?
Coffee. Your morning savior, a buddy who gets you going during your post-lunch fatigue, who will silently listen to your conversations with your friend and your work meetings. But do you really know it like you think you do? For example, did you know that...
Would you rather buy a luxury car or a first-class chair? And what role did Charles Darwin play in the evolution of office furniture? (Hint: A very important one.) You’d better seat yourself firmly in your chair — where you spend about a third of your waking life anyway — because what you’re about to read might make you fall out of it.