A little while ago I reached out to Emma at Love Tea, a tea company based just outside of Melbourne, designing and selling natural teas inspired by Naturopathy. Love Tea has always been a favourite of mine since my first few days in Melbourne. The first blend I bought was their Raspberry Leaf tea, which I knew would support my cycle - I couldn’t find many other options for cycle support out there and so I kept coming back to Love Tea.Read More
It’s always exciting when you come across a new, young brand that’s totally aligned with your values and that you instantly feel connected to. That’s what happened with rhoeco, a newly established tea company from Greece that produces organic herbal teas to promote well-being while preserving the Earth. rhoeco aims to promote zero waste, choosing ethically sourced goods, and staying away from pointless consumerism.Read More
Who Gives A Crap gives 50% of their profits to charity to build toilets and fund sanitation projects for those who really need it. I talked to Who Gives A Crap’s co-founder Danny about business models that create positive change, overcoming obstacles, and becoming an entrepreneur.Read More
I found Tom when I first moved to Melbourne. I've always been a lover of unconventional hairdressers, avoiding traditional hair salons. Tom's very interesting to talk to. Maybe I'm naturally drawn to unconventional thinkers, but I knew from our conversations that there was a lot of valuable knowledge and interesting insights to be covered.Read More
A day in the life of a startup follows a business from its early stage steps through growth pains and new opportunities to a sustainable, independent enterprise.
We go back every few months to document the change happening to provide useful insights and inspiration, sharing direct and real learning opportunities, and empowering entrepreneurs and people wanting to make a change.
Some people, when you ask them about their work, tell you that they’ve been doing the same job for the last 20 years. They’re usually age 40 and above. Ask Johannes about his job and he will tell you the same thing - he’s been doing the same job for the last 20 years. He’s 23.Read More
Wellington. One of my favourite parts of this trip, maybe because of the good coffee we got there. As I said, it’s like little Melbourne.Read More
From Nelson we went on a day trip to Abel Tasman National Park. We instead spent some time by the beach, reading and relaxing. After a week traveling, a lot of time spent in the car, and sleeping at camping grounds, we actually really felt a lot like relaxing and not doing much at all.Read More
Almost at the Pancake Rocks - the night before was spent in Greymouth, a place where not much is happening. Of course we were craving our usual morning coffee at a nice cafe though, so we started the search through little Greymouth downtown. And we found it.Read More
This was a rainy day, just driving up North towards the Pancake Rocks, through tiny, abandoned-looking villages. We passed through Hokitika where we took a break and saw the Ship of Fools.Read More
Franz Josef and Fox glacier are surrounded by rainforest. We didn’t explore the glaciers, but went for a long walk in the forest instead. I loved being in this deep green jungle, it feels exciting and so calming at the same time, especially after rain.Read More
We arrived in Queenstown. It was a beautiful day spent by the lake (a little bit further South that was quiet and with pretty much no one around), relaxing, sleeping, finding stones, soaking up the sun.Read More
Lindis Pass - one of the most stunning views in New Zealand, definitely one of my favourites!
This was on our second day, leaving Lake Tekapo and heading further down South.
The next few posts to follow will be picture heavy - mainly photo stories of my trip through New Zealand when my mum came over to visit this March/April.
I love New Zealand - always have. Anyone who has ever been will probably agree with me. It's such a beautiful country, one of the best places to go on a road trip.
Of course I did some research and spent quite a bit of time on Pinterest searching for cool Tokyo coffee shops and vegetarian places before travelling there.
However, on the day I went to have lunch and coffee at one of the places I found online it was actually closed. So I kept walking, being freezing cold and desperately in need of a hot cup of (good!) coffee and some heartwarming food. Having your camera out all the time in winter isn't exactly what your hands and fingers long for either. I was lucky when I came across this cute little place called Itonowa.
Another day spent wandering the streets of Tokyo, this time exploring the old suburbs, which felt very much like going back in time ( - back to what I imagine communist times might have felt like). I loved the feel of these streets, being surrounded by weird, random things. So many little alleyways to explore with so many little details.Read More
Tokyo really is crazy, it’s true what they say.
There’s a shop called Don Quixote, a discount store that spans 4 floors (Shibuya store). I found a simple list of what you can find on each floor online.
I spent a few days in Tokyo at the beginning of this year - exploring, trying to find the best vegetarian sushi, and navigating my way around the city. Here are some of my captured impressions of this crazy, crazy city where everything seems to be happening all at once all in one place.Read More
I was talking to a creative friend the other day, and as so often our conversation naturally shifted towards productivity and day-to-day work.
Working as a creative freelancer or entrepreneur comes with all sorts of perks, but invariably just as many obstacles - if we don’t learn to manage them effectively.
Today I’ll get into something that’s not just applicable to business, but any kind of situation in daily life - I call it the grey area.Read More
You’ve likely heard the same question over and over again. Teachers, parents and their adult friends, all looking down at you as a child, asking the same question with a sparkle of expectation in their eyes. They wanted to know that we were normal, that we understood the system just as they were taught. Yes we understand.Read More