My friend Neil LaPierre is a hilarious genius
”I created this space, New LaPierre Office, to be a work environment for me to watch the hit Netflix original series, Orange Is The New Black. The task of watching Orange Is The New Black became a priority to be better able to relate with people as it is a popular show that many people have watched. The space’s priority of engaging with people is the purpose of the free Purell, free chips and of course free water from the water cooler.
New LaPierre Office is a set influenced by business office aesthetics to both pay tribute to the late 90s’ idea of talking about a television show at work the day after it aired and to serve me as a reminder that I am watching Orange Is The New Black not for my own enjoyment but rather as a task. That isn’t to imply that I didn’t enjoy watching the series just that I needed to take the task seriously and complete it on schedule.
Through watching the series and discussing it with others I have been given the opportunity to do some self reflecting. I have become more critical of my viewing habits and have come to the realisation of just how rewarding it is to watch a show that doesn’t immediately appeal to me.”