Thursday, November 20, 2014

Recycling and the disappearing briefcase!



Back on St. Georges Terrace one of Perth's more unique restaurant/bars Greenhouse.. unique in that from ground level up to the rooftop bar everything is recycled beginning with the floor made from old plastic pallets destined for landfill.. if you're curious as to the extent of their dedication to minimizing their environmental footprint you can read more here. No pre-made food for diners at the Greenhouse, the bakers beginning their day at 4am with the milling of the wheat for the days baked goodies, check out the menu here.. that'll be poached eggs on sourdough bread and coffee pour moi! On another subject entirely, when did the briefcase morph into a back-pack or man-bag :) hardly ever see a businessman carrying a briefcase on the terrace these days! Happy Thursday, take care and stay safe.. p.s. catch up today.


31 comments:

  1. "Catch up today"... sounds like a little advice from my horoscope. But in fact, I'm trying to do just that. I am way behind in my CDP duties. Anyway, that's a way cool restaurant. I'm hoping this environmentally conscious thing catches on. And briefcases? They're so last generation.

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  2. Yep, I think the old briefcase has been retired to the attics, basements or garages, except for a few folks I've actually spotted walking briskly in downtown Minneapolis. Are they running in hopes of not being caught or could it be the howling wind? :)

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  3. That looks like a terrific restaurant and I would love to eat there!! As for backpacks versus briefcase, we're seeing a lot of that here in Oregon as well. Interesting change!! Hope your week is going well!!

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  4. St. Georges Terrace would be a big hit in Sarasota. People are quite environmentally conscious here. Personally, I just love the idea of all the food being prepared fresh, on-site. Perhaps the backpack is a way of staying young at heart. Briefcases are awfully grown up.

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  5. Backpacks and man-bags prove that males are just as prone to follow fashion as females. They may also be easier to tote.

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  6. I just like the bike racks. This is good!

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  7. Nice restaurant. There should be more like it.

    Briefcase? What's that? Oh, I think I had one in the old days -- pre-notebook PC.
    Backpacks are handier.

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  8. The bread looks very good, I would love to be able to taste it :)
    And the new back-packs I really prefer from the old designer briefcases,
    which are way too expensive and can't handle scratches and things.

    ☼ Knipsa

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  9. I can't remember the last briefcase that I have seen, Grace! Interesting how things change.

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  10. I would jump at the opportunity to eat at that restaurant and I wish more places would take similar steps to minimize their impact on the environment.

    Re backpacks/handbags vs. briefcases: I'm retired, but when I need to carry paperwork, etc., I use what is really a briefcase with a strap. It's lighter and easier to carry with the strap across my shoulders. Makes sense to me. Backpacks seem awfully clumsy and kind of dorky, though! :)

    BTW, I've been posting on Ocala Daily Photo the past few days. See you there?

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  11. Backpacks have become popular everywhere, it would seem. Here, just about everyone uses a backpack now. I have four at the moment.

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  12. I like the idea of the restaurant and the bike rack would be perfect. Rather a long pedal from the UK though!

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  13. I own a couple of backpacks but the camera bag is number one in my book. Very clever people behind that restaurant.

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  14. It is fantastic that such environmental friendly construction is a priority these days.

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  15. wonder what the pretty sun umbrellas are made from.

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  16. I like the green wall. Right! No more brief cases!


    ALOHA from Honolulu
    ComfortSpiral
    =^..^= . <3 . >< } } (°>

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  17. Sourdough sounds very appealing right now.

    I actually prefer a backpack. I've got a semi-sort of briefcase, but even that has a carrying strap.

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  18. oh wow, i love that restaurant!! and how funny, i guess this gen is a bunch of hipsters changing out briefcases for backpacks...or bookbags as they are called here and in georgia. i'm used to the term backpack though but i like to tease my husband and call his a bookbag when we are headed out for a hike or something ;)

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  19. I am out of touch as usual. I don't like seeing men spoiling the look of their nice suits with a backpack slung over the shoulder.

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  20. I like both shots and one of the bags in the second one.

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  21. They mill their own flour? That's a bit extreme.

    I'm not sure about the trend away from conventional briefcases. I had one for years. Most of the lawyers I know use soft-sides cases with a shoulder strap. Julie, my partner, and I use wheeled nylon cases because out shoulders are a bit decrepit.

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  22. More buildings should have those "green" walls. I hadn't thought about the briefcases, but it's true, they are hardly seen nowadays. Backpacks really don't go too well with the suits.

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  23. I had not noticed, but now that you said it, that's true: no more briefcase! I prefer the new bags , and they're probably more practical .

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  24. No briefcases? Maybe they have no briefs...?

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  25. Good observation, they don't have any paperwork to carry anymore, only a laptop or I-pad..

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  26. I switched from leather briefcase to leather backpack in the mid- 90's... everyone else followed. Such a trendsetter. GRIN.

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  27. Wonderful, Grace.... now I´m not only impressed by their system but also hungry! ;-)
    The backpacks are ok - I think in horror of the super-stupid vest Ingo was wearing for years and years, looking like a Granpa or a fisherman, yikes, big yikes!

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  28. Good for them. I applaud businesses that are committed to having a softer impact on their environment.

    The disappearance of briefcases is definitely a generation thing. When I started practicing law, a big, worn, hard leather, satchel-style briefcase was a badge of honor. It showed that you carried a lot of papers around and that you had had the bag for a long time. I remember when Tumi came out with a soft leather zipped briefcase with multiple side pockets and a strap that let the owner carry it over a shoulder. I got one right away and thought I was the coolest guy in town. I used that for years and still have it. But, near the end of my working days I got a cloth version, which was much lighter. A backpack? In my day it was for hiking, never for work. But, tastes and styles change.

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  29. I'd spend some money at that place for what they do. I hope people support them.
    The backpacks... It started changing out here about 20 years ago, when schools stopped providing book lockers for their students. They all started using backpacks, because they had to carry EVERYTHING around with them all day. After that, it didn't take long for the backpack manufacturers to start making them look cooler. Every kid at every school has a backpack. Then, you started seeing business folks using them. Then with the advent of laptops and home computers, there was no need to carry a briefcase around. Now it seems like I rarely see briefcases at all. At least that is what I've seen. I may be totally wrong...

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  30. I was one of the first in my office to carry one of those satchels over ten years ago and got teased that it was a manbag or handbag. Now everyone has them or backpacks and I don't think there is a single person carrying a briefcase now.

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