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Last Cat On Mars Presents: The Help Desk Chronicles – Have You Tried Self-Help?

Imagine how many millions, perhaps billions, of self-help texts there must be in the world. No, do not do that, you will become extremely depressed and need a self-help text to help you, which it won’t, obviously. I mean, look at the state of the world. So, why not move to Mars and read poetry instead? You know you want to.

Have you tried self-help? asks the help desk clerk. Meanwhile, the farmer suggests a pitchfork for helping activities.

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Last Cat On Mars Presents: Shelves and Colours for Everyone

Ettore Sottsass was a very interesting designer who made a lot of unusual stuff, including this wacky item, yes, wacky, that’s a word in the English language, unfortunately. This wacky bookcase/divider/dresser, the Carlton, as it is known, is one of Ettore’s creations. What a lovely scratching post it offers to the discerning ‘hyper-carnivore’ (to quote Abigail Tucker, that writer of wonderful books about cats) that is the mid-century modernista feline.

Carlton Dresser built by minifigures

Last Cat On Mars Presents: The Help Desk Chronicles – Holidays Can Be Helpful, Too

You don’t need the Help Desk to tell you a break is a good thing, right? Or, maybe you do, in which case, break now and enjoy a fine whine, or perhaps simply a little whinge to your friends before you clock back on.

At the Help Desk, they're on holidays and you'll be on hold for 3 weeks until they come back.

Last Cat On Mars Presents: House Hunted – A Snapshot

It is a well-known fact that all felines of taste (and that’s all of us, of course) have a big place in their hearts for the mid-century modern home of distinction, whatever its size. All that glass, all that minimalism, all those lovely sofas to scratch in such a lovingly destructive way. Mmmm mid-century, the best time of all. Let’s go there now, fellow tragics.

Mid-century modern tiny house with occupant

Last Cat On Mars Presents: Your Mobile Psycatrist #2 – Bumbling Bees

Did you know that the humble bumbling bee is a threatened species? Well, it is. Read this very interesting article from the Climate Institute about the 20,000 or so bee species on Earth and tell me it isn’t important that we care for Mzzzzz Janice Flybeewaxy’s mental health? You can’t, can you? No, you can’t. Climate change, peeps, it’s a thing.

 

Bee on the couch with Dr On Mars getting counselling about getting her buzz on

Last Cat On Mars Presents: Euclid and Pythagoras – Why Are Their Names So Hard To Spell?

You only live once, friends, and you really should experience as many angles as possible in this big old angley world. My favourite is the one where I find myself slumbering peacefully at very close quarters to the nearest overflowing tuna-and-other-pescatarian-delicacies bowl at the all-you-can-eat sushi bar. Obsessive much? Hell, no, not moi.A sculpture showroom with all kinds of angles available for sale