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Interview with Kate Pascoe Squires of The Slowdown

Interview with Kate Pascoe Squires In recent years, we’ve seen a significant shift away from the glorification of ‘busy’. We’re now hearing terms like ‘slow fashion’ and ‘slow food,’ which are concepts that fall under the umbrella of the ‘slow movement’ – a way of life that emphasises quality over quantity. It advocates the need to spend our time and energy mindfully and with purpose, and to savour moments rather than treat things as a means to an end. One seriously inspiring champion of the movement is Kate Pascoe Squires. After facing challenging health issues for a number of years, she decided she needed to start living a simpler, more conscious life. We sat down with Kate to learn how...

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Interview with Artist Danielle Cross

We fell in love with the art photography by Sydney’s Danielle Cross the moment we laid eyes on it. It’s bold and raw and she effortlessly captures different movement and textures, blurring the line between camera lens and paintbrush. Her work is equal parts tranquil and thought-provoking. As she explains – it’s the dance between what is comfortable and uncomfortable. We recently caught up with Danielle to chat about her creative journey, the soundtrack to her work and who her dream client would be. Let's dive in.

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Behind the Brand Part 1: An Interview with Rebecca Elms

We’re big on community and connection. Since opening the doors of our store in September, Surry Hills has welcomed us with open arms. So, we figured it was about time that we told you a little bit about how Elms came to be! Meet Rebecca Elms – store owner, mother and Monday enthusiast with a penchant for celery juice and a virtuosic eye for styling spaces. Rebecca, her husband Dave, and daughter Noa, 7, live in a terrace home in Redfern, NSW, which they recently renovated (we’ll have pics for you soon, stay tuned)! When asked about her aesthetic, it’s clear that Rebecca’s organised yet diverse style perhaps stems from an unwillingness to be pinned down. This need for freedom is also...

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Interview with Bonnie Ashley of Bonnie and Neil

You’d be hard-pressed to find someone who hasn’t heard of Australian luxury homewares design powerhouse, Bonnie & Neil. The duo has amassed quite a large fanbase since their brand debut in 2010 – and rightfully so! Their stunning range of screen-printed textiles includes everything from cushions to tea towels and artwork, and feature botanical motifs, vibrant patterns and the occasional nod to Australiana culture. Every product is created by hand in their Melbourne studio using high-quality materials.We caught up with Bonnie Ashley, co-founder of Bonnie and Neil, to talk about what it takes to run a successful small business.Bonnie and Neil has definitely achieved cult status, but where did it all start?Neil and I both studied design and have creative career backgrounds...

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Interview with Sara Lundgren of Tasteology

Over the past few weeks, we've interviewed some of our favourite female entrepreneurs on the highs and lows of running your own small business. This week, we sat down with Swedish-born Sara Lundgren of Tasteology. Sara is no stranger to entrepreneurship. After the success of her Scandinavia-meets-Bondi homewares label, ZAKKIA—which she established back in 2012 and has since sold—she leveraged her industry knowledge to launch Tasteology. The beautiful artisan range of Australian salts, sugars, spices and oils caters to the design conscious foodie, and you can be sure that each of her products tastes just as good as they look. We sat down with Sara to learn about what it takes to launch not one, but two successful businesses while raising...

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