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Editor's Ramble JAMES Holder - EDITOR of the CUTTHROAT JOURNAL

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Here we are! Issue six. Winter 2015. Hours turn into days turn into weeks turn into months and on and on it goes. So I love winter. Time to hibernate and regenerate. To plot and to plan. To ingest and digest. But I digress. We were stoked to host the Cutthroat Beard and Moustache Championships in late March! The event was held in conjunction with the Blues & BBQ Festival in NSW and was a great time. We had heaps of competitors enter and were in awe of the magnificent facial hair on display. You can see all the pics and winners in this issue. Thanks heaps to our sponsors – Jamesons and Weirdy Beardy. Can’t wait til next year! Here’s some fun – and actually some pretty nasty – historical facts on this barber trade. Some of the duties a barber used to perform included: neck manipulation, cleaning of ears and scalp, draining of boils, fistula and lancing of cysts with wicks. Barbers used to give their clients enemas. Barbers were paid more than surgeons up until surgeons were placed into British war ships during its naval wars. In early tribes, a barber was one of the most important members, as it was believed that certain evil spirits were able to enter a person’s body through their hair and that cutting it was a way to drive them out. The word barber comes from the Latin word barba, meaning beard.

Barbers in tribal days arranged all marriages and baptized all children. In 1893, A.B.Moler opened the first Barber School in Chicago. He also published textbooks at that time. Hitler would never allow a barber to shave him with a blade, instead choosing to shave himself. He would scream during haircuts and was paranoid that a barber would kill him during the process.

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Times have changed hey! I love my clients but I don’t really fancy lancing their boils or… giving them an…enema (shudders…dry reaches).

Really love getting to put this mag together each issue, to showcase the great work that’s going on around this country and around the world. I’m really not into the cool factor or building the biggest reputation in the barber industry, that sort of stuff isn’t really my thing.I reckon that building community in our industry is much more important for the growth and longevity of it, for there to be more accredited training established, to secure its future. I know there are many of you that feel the same.

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Barbers served as dentists once upon a time

Check out the info in this issue on those Scumbag Barbers of Rotterdam who’ll be heading to our fair shores later on this year. Such pioneers in this barber resurgence those guys are.

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Thanks again for your continued support. Enjoy the season! Don’t be a stranger Jimbo

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A sulfate-free shampoo that’s gentle enough to be used as a daily cleanser on both hair and body makes getting clean a snap. Housed in an ambercoloured flask and formulated with ‘Custom Spirit’ blend of Hops Extract and ingredients of Rum, Bourbon and Gin, the shampoo leaves hair soft and manageable while stimulating the scalp to energize hair follicles. Rooibus Green Tea, Wild Lemongrass and Coconut Oil help to remove product build-up and debris, leaving hair with an effortless comb-through. Follow with Blind Barber Lemongrass Tea Conditioner to leave both hair and body clean and smooth, just like you Handsome. WWW.BLINDBARBER.COM

Han z de Fu ko claym ation Made with a touch of Quicksand, this incredible, “clay-wax” hybrid provides super high-hold with ultimate pliability for achieving perfect, semi-matte hairstyles. This high calibre styling product will always work with you, never against you. It contains all the best parts of your favourite sculpting clay combined with a proprietary blend of natural waxes for achieving spot on pompadours and creative works of art that last all day.

Goth Chic M i la no Skul l sha ve brush Have you ever seen a shaving brush like this? Straight from Milan, this brush is made entirely by hand using synthetic ivory and precious high quality finest badger hair, and nestled in an elegant carved wooden box. WWW.GOTHCHIC.IT

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L ayri te ori gi na l po made Our extremely versatile Original Pomade provides excellent all-day hold for short, fine, or normal hair and can be used to create put-together or messy styles with a medium shine. This traditional pomade has a mild vanilla fragrance and looks and feels like an extremely thick gel. It’s easy to spread in the palm of your hands, distributes easily through your hair, and is easy to style with your hands or a comb. The superior hold and medium shine are ideal for messy wet looks including textured crew cuts, fades, fauxhawks, quiffs, and spikes, or classic put-together styles including slick-backs, side parts, and low pomp’s.

Pr ospect or s Gol d Rush Pom ade Prospectors gold rush hair dressing pomade is an innovative water-soluble hair pomade blended to perfection with hemp oil. WWW.PROSPECTORSPOMADE.COM

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M orga ns Pre Sha ve O il 50ml Glass Bottle. A pre shave oil to moisturise and your prepare your skin before shaving. Formulated with a unique blend of essential oils including jojoba, mandarin, camomile, eucalyptus and bergamot. Contains no mineral oil or petro chemicals. Can also be used as a beard oil.

R EUZE L GREAS E PI NK HE AVY HOL D Reuzel Grease Pomade in the pink can is a wax and oil based pomade of impeccable quality that creates a smooth, medium shine with flawless heavy hold. Reuzel Grease Pink is the perfect pomade for styling barber shop classics such as pompadours, quiffs and contours as well as the latest fashion textures. Reuzel Grease Pink is suitable for normal to thick hair textures and provides a heavy/strong hold that completely transforms hair, making it easy to mold into any shape. Reuzel Grease Pomade continues the tradition of pomades with a pomme fragrance with a hint of salsa.

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Mor gan s s t yling Pom ade 100ml Retro Amber Glass Jar. An extra firm hold pomade that allows you to achieve a slick look with long lasting hold and precision. Water soluble and easy to wash out. With their signature fragrance of bergamot, jasmine, sandal and patchouli. Original vintage style jar.

pror a so Sha vi ng Gi f t Set Introducing this shaving gift set from Proraso. Packaged in a unique silver tin and includes a deluxe boar bristle shaving brush and a limited edition shaving bowl. Wow your friends and clients with the ultimate gift idea from the makers of Proraso, the finest shaving products in the world.

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Wa hl legend cli pper Equipped with a v9000 motor, this clipper runs faster and cooler than a standard electromagnetic motor clipper making it energy efficient. Featuring “crunch� blade technology for a smooth, clean cut with longer teeth bottom blade, combined with the enhanced taper lever making a longer throw for more efficient cutting. The ultimate wide-range fading clipper.

Not only has subtle hints of the forest to keep you smelling fresh during the day. With Coconut and Jojoba oils, it will condition your skin and moisturise your beard. Vitamin B5 will protect your skin and beard from the elements. WWW.WEIRDYBEARDY.COM.AU

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Bli nd Ba rber L emo ngr a ss Tea co ndi ti o ner A daily conditioner housed in an amber-coloured flask and formulated with ‘Custom Spirit’ blend of Hops Extract and ingredients of Rum, Bourbon and Gin. Each use replenishes hair with nutrients and oils that add weightless body and shine while preventing tangles. Rooibus Green Tea, Wild Lemongrass and Coconut Oil help to wake-up and revitalize the scalp for a healthy head of hair. After shampooing with Blind Barber Lemongrass Tea Shampoo, add a small amount of conditioner to hair. Massage onto hair and scalp. Rinse clean and style, you smooth devil.

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St u dio BT Hand cr af ted Leat h er Aprons Reviving the craft: Made from 100% Australian leather and handcrafted from hide to hanger in Brisbane, these aprons are built using age old techniques and using vintage sewing machines. Made to measure, comfortable and durable. Every apron that leaves the workshop is unique and carries its own ID stamp. These aprons age beautifully and will carry with them the history of their use forever. Order a handmade apron from $265. WWW.ETSY.COM/AU/SHOP/STUDIOBT

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For firm hold and maximum definition Matte Separation Wax combines beeswax and a blend of premium styling ingredients to give workable hold for long periods, providing great style and flexibility.

Their uniquely scented water-soluble hair pomade has a creamy consistency, combs in with ease and provides a strong grip for maximum styling flexibility. Suavecito Original Hold Pomade dries with a medium hardness, higher shine and washes out with water.

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Ha nz de Fuko qui cksa nd David Beckhams product of choice. Hailed by US GQ Magazine as ‘the secret goop behind David Beckham’s hair’. This groundbreaking formulation adds amazing texture and hold with zero shine, breathing new life into oily, slept-on hair. One part styling, one part dry shampoo. The gritty formula contains diatomaceous earth, a soft, granular rock similar to pumice that sucks up excess oil on the hair and scalp. Rub a small pinch between your finger tips then apply to secondday hair to add lift and texture or to damp hair (with the use of a blow dryer) to achieve gravity defying volume. WWW.HANZDEFUKO.COM

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Covered by 5 patents, microscopic specialised shampoo smoothing particles give extensive fibre coverage to leave hair feeling hydrated. Ancient American Indian remedy Saw Palmetto, a source of antioxidants, flavanoids and Glycoproteins, revitalises hair follicles, whilst cooling menthol stimulates the scalp; for hair that looks and feels fresh and healthier.

Smooth the delicate skin on your lips with Lucky Tiger Natural Peppermint Lip Balm. Made with high quality natural ingredients that promote natural healing, this natural lip balm provides lasting protection as it softens and moisturizes your lips.

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The Bluebea rds Revenge Do ublo o n Bri stle Sha vi ng Brush A great budget shaving brush, ideal for wet shaving beginners or as a travel brush! Perfect for use with our beard reducing shaving cream. We find that many men have long forgotten the pleasures of wet shaving and the obvious benefits it has over using an electric shaver. The first step is to get the right kit and a decent shaving brush is essential. Now shaving brushes can cost anything from a few pounds to literally hundreds for pure badger bristle varieties. ADMIN@SHAVINGESSENTIALS.COM.AU

baxt er of c alifornia h ar d w at er pom ade Enhanced with elastic fibers, this firm-hold, waterbased styling formula provides dimension, shine and all-day control without stiffness. Rinses clean out of hair. Baxter of California pomades can be mixed and matched to achieve a multitude of hair styles.

M uhle R89 Clo sed Co mb Do uble Edge Sa fety Ra zor The Muhle R89 Safety Razor is one of the bestselling safety razors. The close comb razor allows for a close, yet comfortable shave and the entire piece is plated in chrome for a classy finish. The handle has extremely fine detailed chasing for a comfortable grip that won’t slip. Made in Germany.

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Excellent Edges Vi per The Excellent Edges Viper has been designed with serious cutters in mind, having an unbelievably comfortable handle, offering full control of your tool. The unique blade design gives superior power and precision for all types of cutting and is made from Japanese Hitachi 440C. WWW.EXEDGES.COM

Cord Wr a ps Rats Get Fat Hanging out in tattoo parlours and barbershops, it was only a matter of time before Rats Get Fat made their own pomade. Like their apparel designs, RGF cut out the crap and get straight to the point. Rats Get Fat Original Pomade features 24-hour hold that’s water soluble, so easy to wash out. This premium, high-end barber pomade is sold exclusively at barbershops including Culture Kings Barbershops nationwide and online. ENQUIRIES: ORDERS@RATSGETFAT.COM

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ISSUE 06 Editor

James (Jimbo) Holder Phone 0431 707 443 jimbo@thecutthroatjournal.com Sub-editor

Helen Gleeson helen@thecutthroatjournal.com PUBLISHER

Sean Edwards sean@thecutthroatjournal.com ART director

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Contributors Sean Edwards - Cafe Culture International Roddy Donegan - Barber Co. Ethan Jenkins Christopher Pickings Adam Johanson Rob Stewart Fleur Murphy

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Sean Edwards - Publisher of the CUTTHROAT JOURNAL TRAVEL IS ONE OF THOSE WONDERFUL EXPERIENCES THAT ALLOW YOUR MIND TO BE OPEN TO NEW IDEAS AND CONCEPTS OF THE WORLD. HAVING THE CHANCE TO GET OUT OF YOUR OWN ENVIRONMENT AUTOMATICALLY CLEARS THE THOUGHT PATTERNS AND CAN REINVIGORATE YOU AS AN INDIVIDUAL. IT CAN SOMETIMES STIMULATE THINKING PATTERNS THAT CAN BE LYING IDLE IN AN ABYSS OF MUNDANE WORRIES.

I am very lucky in my chosen profession that I have the opportunity to travel the world in my regular routine. The ideas man will look at the new opportunities in those environments and start the process of ownership of that idea or concept. This skill of taking and idea and converting back into your world is the key to smart progression in modern business practices. The new look Australian barbershop theme is aligned with good old fashion design concepts. You can take a traditional look and give it a twist or a slant to create some originality. Heaps of barbershops that are popular today have the same look of 1950s barber, but throw a few cool art pieces in, some skateboards, a Sailor Jerry’s tattoo print and bam – the modern barbershop. I personally love the feel of tradition and when you spend lots of money doing a fit out the traditional approaches are often the safe way to go when you incorporate this ageless approach. But how do you give your space originality when it is so steeped in tradition this can be often the challenge. 12

Recently I was in Singapore and was invited to visit The Panic Room barbers in Geylang Rd. The team had utilized their fit out cleverly using retail products through out the business to great visual effect. A good choice of retail items also created a good revenue stream for the business. They grouped the products in colour and size cleverly, so when you sat in the barber chair your eyes would automatically wander over to them. Remember, you have the average customer in your shop for up to 1 hour and visual stimulation is a big part of the experience you need to create. If your customer is in a good mood because he feels comfortable it’s always good for business. So, if you’re able, maybe take some time to fit in some travel and explore around you to see what’s happening in barbershops around the world, or even in your own neighbourhood. Not to copy, not at all. We’re all individual, so even if you see an idea you like, make it your own. A fresh look and perspective can revitalise your business, and may be the difference between longterm success and failure.


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PICKINGS & PARRY STARTED LIFE, LIKE MANY GOOD IDEAS, DURING A DRUNKEN CONVERSATION. WE WERE TALKING ABOUT OUR JOBS/LIVES AND GOT ONTO WHAT DO YOU REALLY WANT TO DO?.

Having an interest in clothing and style from an early age courtesy of my father, I mentioned that I couldn’t find what I wanted to buy locally and that retail wasn’t what it should be in Melbourne - Wouldn’t it be great to set up a shop dedicated to how men’s retail used to be; selling well made, built to last clothing and offering the full service with a barbershop on the premises to take care of the grooming side of things? With much struggling, research, hard 14

work and help from friends, the idea spiralled out of control when my now wife started telling everyone we were opening a shop – then the pressure built up and I decided to go for it. The first plan was to join up with a friend who owned a barbershop in Sydney, with a view to the barbershop being run as his Melbourne business. This wasn’t viable in the end as it took me so long to raise the money that he had other plans by the time I was ready to go.


P I C K I N G S & PA R R Y S TA R T E D L I F E , L I K E MANY GOOD IDEAS, DURING A DRUNKEN CONVERSATION. W E W E R E TA L K I N G ABOUT OUR JOBS/ LIVES AND GOT ONTO WHAT DO YOU R E A L LY WA N T T O DO?.

I mortgaged my house in the UK to get enough money to start, and in the mean time went on a research trip to Europe, NY and Chicago. Once the money was finally in the bank we began the long process of approaching suppliers and looking for premises. Gertrude St was the goal from the beginning, but it was definitely not an easy task finding (and affording) the right premises. Then there was the fit out. We did it all ourselves in 7 weeks with the exception of a few trades for lighting and plumbing; my cousin is a carpenter and drove down from the Blue Mountains to help build the fitting rooms and Barber Shop counter Lots of finger crossing and financial pressure was endured but we managed to open the doors on September the 29th 2013 (one day before the end of our planned September opening window!) The shop came together from many, many sources. Men’s File magazine was huge influence and research source; I also have to give Freeman’s Sporting Club in NYC a mention for their awesome clothing/barber set up over there. There are a multitude of amazing stores in Europe and Japan that do great things and were sources of inspiration in all sorts of areas. We also scoured the internet for old photos, which proved invaluable when it cam to getting things right. We were inspired by items of furniture and other things that we found along the way; our Barber chairs; the 1964 Faema coffee machine etc. For me the barbershop was essential. Grooming is as much a part of style as dressing, and the experience of going to the barbershop is an important one; the environment, the social aspect, the camaraderie, the ritual. This all ties in with 15

what we are trying to do with the clothing side of things. Going to a barber shop is a traditional experience that has been around since barbers were blood letting and amputating in the same shop. This is something we need to hold on to and support. It gives us tangible connection to the past that helps keep us grounded for the future. We try to source from manufacturers and brands that care about what they do and make things from high quality fabrics in workshops or factories that pay workers properly and have high standards. This all comes back to a regression in the male retail experience. With so much fast paced, disposable, consumer lifestyle all around us – a place like Pickings & Parry hopes to give you some time out, relaxation, conversation, and something solid to take with you that you might wear for years to come. I’m originally from a Village Called East Boldon, in the Borough of South Tyneside near Newcastle in Northern England. I came over to Australia for a working holiday at the back of 2004. Usual story – backpacker travels around, drinks a lot, meets and Australian girl, gets a job, gets sponsored by employer. Suddenly it was two girls later and I’d been here 7 years. Until starting Pickings and Parry I was employed in the manufacturing industry, originally as an Engineering Maintenance Technician, then in the Engineering Team Leadership, planning and scheduling side of things. I moved to Melbourne from Sydney with my now wife in October 2011 and I think we’re here to stay. Story by Christopher Pickings


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Je f f L a ub i s t h e b r a i nc h i l d b e h i n d B li n d B a rb er, t he men �s b a rb ersho p a n d g roo mi n g b r a nd w h i c h o p e ne d i ts fi r s t loc a t i on i n J un e 2 0 10 i n t he Ea s t Vi lla g e.

ince then, the brand has expanded to include locations in Los Angeles and Brooklyn and its own grooming line for men sold at high-end retailers including Barney’s New York.

Jeff grew up in South Jersey where he was introduced to the beauty industry at a young age by his mother, a cosmetics sales executive and salon coordinator.

dues working at a law firm and realized after taking the LSAT’s that becoming an attorney was not for him. Feeling unhappy, he went back to Jersey, sat on his mum’s couch and had a heart-to-heart with his grandfather. Jeff told him that he was thinking about going to cosmetology school to learn how to cut hair and fortuitously, his grandfather ended the conversation by saying,

at night and wrote the business plan for Blind Barber during every spare moment in between. After a year and a half the plan was finally complete and he was introduced to his soonto-be business partners, Josh Boyd and Adam Kirsch, by a mutual friend.

With Jeff ’s salon know-how and Josh and Adam’s expertise in running successful hospitality businesses, Blind Barber was born. Since 2010, the business has continued to evolve from a WITH JEFF’S SALON KNOW-HOW AND JOSH AND ADAM’S barbershop-speakeasy to a full E X P E R TI S E I N R U N N I N G S U C C E S S F U L H O S P I TA L I T Y lifestyle brand.

He attended NYU and after his first year of college, reluctantly took a summer job at a hair salon at the suggestion of his B U S I N E S S E S , B L I N D B A R B E R WA S B O R N . S I N C E 2010, mother. He answered phones T H E B U S I N E S S H A S C O N T I N U E D T O E V O LV E F R O M A and realized that he loved BARBERSHOP-SPEAKEASY TO A FULL LIFESTYLE BRAND. the energy of the salon, from the camaraderie with his co“I used to love my barbershop, that’s where I workers to the stories that were being shared would go and hang out with my buddies and between the clients and their stylists. When talk about women and drink a beer.” And so, he returned to New York City, he landed a job the light bulb went on. Jeff conceived the idea at the Ted Gibson Salon where he managed the to create a modern day barbershop where cuts salon floor and learned how to build a salon and conversations would take centre stage, all business from the bottom up. with a cocktail or a coffee in hand. Even though Jeff loved working at salons, the From that point on, Jeff worked at the law firm plan was for him to become a lawyer after during the day, went to cosmetology school graduating from college in 2006. He paid his 17

Jeff Laub lives in Bushwick, Brooklyn with his fiancée and their Chihuahua/Pug, Moose.


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GENTLEMAN JONES IS A TRADITIONAL BARBER SHOP & WHISKEY BAR. AT GENTLEMAN JONES THEY PRIDE THEMSELVES ON MAINTAINING TRADITIONAL TONSORIAL TECHNIQUES WITH THE TOUCHES OF CLASS AND DASH OF CONTEMPORARY. ONE WOULD EXPECT FROM A GENTLEMEN’S CLUB AND BARBER.

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he combination of a love for historical antiques and a passion for barbering brought the latest Gentleman Jones Barber Shop and Whiskey Bar to light in February this year. With 28 years in the industry, both in practice and in teaching, hairdressing and barbering owners, Cassandra and Stephen Jones opened their newest venture earlier this year.

owners grandfather. The antique toy collection is a little left of centre for a barber shop but none the less never ceases to invoke amusement from young and old. From creepy clapping monkeys to old school tin wind up cars stacked up beside 1920’s children’s books, this collection appears to be a favourite amongst patrons that started with a family heirloom toy.

surrounds have created. Of course the usual suspects can be found here too, with old signs dotting the walls and barber shop memorabilia in every corner.

Their pride and joy and a collection that stands out as soon as you enter this old world shop is the Koken Congress Barber chairs dating from 1907. Three of these very rare, very solid oak and leather traditional Barber chairs meet you As is almost expected of a barber shop, as you enter. One of these chairs is enough to Other collections they display also date back collections line the mahogany library shelves of invoke admiration of any of our industry peers, to family heritage with both Cassandra and the store displayed but to see three to draw attention, immaculately OT H E R C O L L E C T I O N S T H E Y D I S P L AY A L S O D AT E B A C K T O FA M I LY H E R I TA G E W I T H create interest restored and used B OT H C A S S A N D R A A N D S T E P H E N S FAT H E R S B E I N G P U B L I C A N S O V E R T H E Y E A R S I N and tell a story. in the way they L I T T L E C O U N T RY P U B S , S O M E I N A U S T R A L I A A N D S O M E B A C K I N E N G L A N D W H E R E Conversation were intended is a T H E J O N E S FA M I LY M I G R AT E D F R O M . pieces in the form thing of barbering of barber shop beauty. Acquiring collections. Stephens fathers being publicans over the these chairs took a huge effort to source years in little country pubs, some in Australia and locate each one, have them shipped and And one could be forgiven for thinking they and some back in England where the Jones restored to make their way to their new home. have collections of collections... ranging from family migrated from. These collections are on As with all collections, they are still seeking to vintage pipes, to the usual hand clippers. These the practical side and include vintage crystal add more as they can source them. two sentimental exhibits began with memories whiskey decanters and bar hotel bottles that of their grandfathers, frequenting their local The owners were adamant that matching they not only use to line their whiskey bar, but barbers, and coming back smelling of bay rum Koken’s were essential to the opening of the to serve their various ranges of aged and often and tobacco and the largest of yarns to share. shop, to create the mood and image Gentleman ‘odd’ whiskeys from their bar. A touch of class Jones is now associated with. They have The initial hand carved ‘lions head’ tobacco surrounded by the relaxed atmosphere this store pipe dates back 3 generations belonging to the achieved this and so much more.

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BARBER SHOP COMPANY OPENED ITS REFURBISHED BROWNS BAY STORE IN MARCH THIS YEAR WITH IT’S LOCATION FRONT OF MIND. SITUATED ON THE MAIN DRAG IN THE BROWNS BAY TOWN SHIP ON AUCKLAND’S NORTH SHORE, THE STORES BI-FOLD DOORS ARE A GREAT WAY TO ENGAGE PASSING SHOPPERS.

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finish, providing a quality sound experience, placing aromatherapy candles appropriately and delivering a temperature controlled environment.”

time we are able to source and ship our own fittings directly from off shore manufacturers. That means our fittings are custom made, high quality and we can deliver this for a fraction of the cost we were quoted by traditional shop fitters.”

“We were looking for a way There are plenty of authentic finishes engaged to connect with the community as it walks by in this store, with selvedge wood paneling from and we have not been disappointed. TH E R E A R E P L E N T Y O F A U TH E N TI C F I N I S H E S E N G A G E D I N T H I S S T O R E W I T H Almost S E LV E D G E W O O D PA N E L I N G F R O M O L D F I S H I N G B O AT S , G E N U I N E S U BWAY T I L I N G A N D everyone I N T E R N A L LY L I T P R O D U C T D I S P L AY U N I T S . T H E F I T T I N G S A R E A L L C U S T O M M A D E stops and has A N D S O L I D W O O D , A D D I N G T O TH E Q U A L I T Y F E E L O F T H E P L A C E . a look inside.” The company has clearly thought of other ways to draw appeal. Installed is a well-concealed stereo system that plays a mix of tunes through it’s in house radio station, coined ‘Barber Shop Co Radio’ and the 3.7m oak table provides an informal waiting area for customers. “We have tried to cover all the senses in designing our environment: the look and

old fishing boats, genuine subway tiling and internally lit product display units. The fittings are all custom made and solid wood, adding to the quality feel of the place. “When we started this process we found that local shop fitting companies wanted to charge us alot for laminate finishes. Because we are building so many stores in a short period of 20

One of the assets of this store is clearly the location. Boasting high foot traffic and parking right out in front means it’s easily accessed. While we were there we watched the team leader, Danny working on the front cutting station & waving hello’s & making shout out’s to locals as they walk by. Clearly this is another asset of the store! If you’re ever in Browns Bay, Auckland make sure you drop in to this shop - We can confidently say that they’ll be glad to see you!


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IN THE BEGINNING OUR FAMILY COMPANY WAS FOUNDED IN 1873 BY ROBERT MARTIN, WHO STARTED OUT IN THE KITCHEN OF THE FAMILY HOME. MANUFACTURING, LABELLING, PACKAGING AND DISTRIBUTION WERE ALL DONE BY HAND BY ROBERT HIMSELF.

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obert first started to produce a shampoo known as the ‘Marie Antoinette Eucalyptus Egg Julep Shampoo’ and this was followed a year or two later by Morgan’s Pomade.

At first, as Robert was working alone there was little time available to devote to sales. But as the products sold, the good news travelled fast. Fashion and style conscious men began to try Morgan’s and quickly discovered how effective it was. The first stockists of the Pomade were the fashionable gentlemen’s hairdressers in London’s West End. The popularity soon grew and the distribution of this new ‘must have’ product expanded. Manufacturing moved out of the kitchen of the Martin family and to a small factory in Highgate. Although the production was still a one man operation, the move was encouraging. By the early years of the new century Morgan’s, Pomade had become a well-known brand. Word had even spread across the channel, and Morgan’s was being supplied to exclusive hairdressers in Paris and other European capitals. I Not all was smooth sailing and as the First World War started it became increasingly difficult to source raw materials needed for the production of Morgan’s Pomade. Eventually the production could not keep up with the sales. During this time Robert

Martin died and left his wife Lane Dinah in control of the business. Although Morgan’s had hit some hard times. They were not defeated. Courtesy of the British Army, Morgan’s had arrived in the subcontinent, and with this India became our largest export market. During this time they also crossed the Atlantic Ocean and broke into America, this was the ‘Classic age of Hollywood’. The suave and immaculately groomed look was big at the time; this was perfect for Morgan’s as this is the style that our company had worked to perfect over the years. It was now a climate where men who followed fashion reached for Morgan’s each and every day! In fact the Pomade was widely used by many of the big names in entertainment. By this time they had travelled very far from the family kitchen and for the second time we were in need of larger premises. In 1935 a new factory was purchased in Hornsey Rise. With the second outbreak of war there were once again setbacks. Raw materials were hard to obtain and shipping to distant markets was both difficult and hazardous. Despite all of these difficult times Morgan’s was unwilling to give up. The post war years were a period of extremely strong export growth with West Africa and Nigeria in particular becoming a very strong market. The Morgan’s name was, and is to this day, known by Nigerian men everywhere. Thailand and Hong Kong are also among the 24

countries that now supply Morgan’s Pomade. With this growing trade, once more larger premises were needed. A site was found at Swalecliffe near Whitstable and here a new purpose built factory was constructed. Enough land was purchased to allow for further additions. Modern manufacturing machinery was installed and production capacity increased accordingly. Today, Morgan’s Pomade is distributed to over SO export markets from Tahiti to Tanzania and the number is growing. Modern man has become increasingly concerned with appearance and style, this has boosted their sales and Morgan’s Pomade is still going strong. Men all over the world reach for Morgan’s to achieve that classic sleek and suave look of MORGAN’S that never goes out fashion. Despite the changing nature of men’s hair fashions, throughout history, Morgan’s Pomade has maintained its long established appeal to men who wish to look their best. From a one man operation started in a kitchen they have grown into a structured, forward business with the resources, technology and innovation for yet more expansion. Not only have exports grown but so has their range. Morgan’s now produces a much larger range of products for both men and women.


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Jasons Barber Shop and Beardry, the oldest Barbershop in Australia... perhaps. (Is your barbershop older than Jasons? Let us know if it is! TCJ) The history of this barbershop dates back over 120 years, with a history of trade documented in Goulburn. On the back wall of the barbershop is a photographic timeline starting from 1895.

uring the 120 years of trade, only four barbers have owned the barbershop. The barbershop was constructed between two old buildings, in what used to be a lane way for horse drawn carts. Old signage can be seen still hand painted upon the walls of the laneway above the shop - Bushells Tea and Sunlight soap. Beautiful and ornate but unfortunately fading day by day. A cosy little shop, but large compared to barbershops of today.

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In it’s heyday it was running 5 cutting chairs and a dentist chair. A very traditional barbershop, everything from shaving to pulling teeth!

George, well known to Jason, the current barber, spoke of the hard times that started to plague barbering. The Beatle’s haircuts of the 1960’s came in and the barbers started to get shunned by the younger generation. Then there was the Vietnam War, hippies and long hair, the barber starvers of the 60’s and 70’s. Next came the era of men going to ladies hairdressers of the 80’s, long hair, perms and highlights. No wonder the barbershops suffered. George retired due to ill health and sold the barbershop to Jason in 1991. Jason Perry, the current barber, started his

grew up in Goulburn. At 20 years old, it was a daunting proposition, but now after almost 25 years of business, he’s never looked back. The shop is a rare traditional barbershop, one that time forgot! Set out spaciously with the cabinets and walls adorned with old barbering artefacts. Customers travel for miles to be immersed into an atmosphere and service of a barbershop. Something that has always existed, but was sadly been passed by for too many years. Jason loves barbering, particularly the part where he has the chance to bullshit all day.

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The outbreak of WW 1 shook things up a bit. Many young men would have visited it for their enrolments for the army and before being deployed overseas, maybe never to return?

apprenticeship after finishing high school at the age of 15. Now 44 years old, he has 29 unbroken years of hairdressing experience under his belt. A master barber for sure!

The Aussie soldiers bought home The Spanish Flu with them. 150 million people died of this flu worldwide, including Goulburn barber Daniel Hodges Hayes, aged 42 years.

As a young apprentice in the 1980’s, Jason travelled by train over 200kms a day, six days a week. All for a weekly wage of $99. $75 a week was taken up by train ticket expenses alone! Jason will admit it was a hard slog in the early days, but he had the dream of one day opening his own shop always in the back of his mind.

Eric Mansfield took over the shop and barbered on for the next 42 years, through the Great Depression. A difficult time, and a testament of the resilience of the barbershop throughout WW2 and into the 1960’s. Eric retired and passed the business onto George Kalenterios, a Greek immigrant that had been barbering on a wood box as a young boy since he was 14 in Greece.

The barbershop he owns today still displays the trophies that he won as “Apprentice of the Year” back in the early days of his training. When he finished his apprenticeship, Jason set his eyes on the old barbershop where he 27

He has customers travelling a long way for his famous freehand flattops. That’s right folks. Freehand flattops. Plus, he’s got heaps of car and motorcycle stuff in the shop. He loves the stuff! The whole fam bam, including Sally and three daughters Poppy, Lilli and Summer, work hard to keep the shop running smoothly. If you’re heading to Goulburn, make sure you drop in and visit Jason’s shop, steeped in history and tradition. You’ll get to have a great yarn, learn more about the shop’s history, heck out all the cool motorcycle and car paraphernalia. And who knows, you may just walk out of there, head held high, with the most epic freehand flattop you’ve ever dreamed of.


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Doing some web research and talking to a few expatriate mates who are living in Singapore, I quickly nailed my short list of must visit Singaporean barbershops.

well decorated with cool Asian barber history. It sort of feels like you’re a walking on to the set of a Charlie Chan movie. The shop name is derived from a Sherlock Holmes novel, which is inline with the vintage and ageless feel of the business. Feroze is a big supporter of this arty precinct and he has had a few street parties involving other businesses in the street

and I sat in the chair for a bit of a tidy up. Doesn’t get much better than a beer and a trim. I had a good chat with two of the Panic Room’s finest, Mervyn and Jamie, and they filled me in a bit about the culture of the new barber in Singapore. They explained that most Traditionally, up to the 1970s, the Singapore Singaporeans love to experience new ideas government frowned upon long hair on males, and current trends, so that’s why they have so so it was more law than a fashion statement many interesting things to to have a crew cut. This look at around the shop. rule meant there were It’s especially suited to a T H E P A N I C R O O M G O R E A L LY W E L L I N T H E I R R E T A I L S A L E S lots of barbers in the younger crowd, the old B E C A U S E O F TH E G R E AT R A N G E A N D C L E V E R D I S P L AY population mix. The guys gets scared off a bit, T E C H N I Q U E . T H E Y H A V E O V E R 5 0 P O M A D E S O N T H E S H E LV E S ! conservative Singapore but they are missing out. is changing rapidly and TH E B E S T TH I N G A B O U T TH I S B A R B E R S H O P WA S TH E C O N S O L E the art and fashion scene is electric with lots of high energy and creative people emerging.

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The barbershop tradition has now been passed on to a couple new kids on the block, who have created some stylish shops through out the city. My first point of call was Hounds of Baskervilles. A cool name with an equally cool owner, Feroze McLeod. Feroze is a barber and a tattoo artist. The shop is located in the arts village, an area that’s popular for new fashion labels and cafes. He has a good team of Barbers who have been working around the world and understand what styles guys are after these days. The shop is

My next stop was The Panic Room. As soon as I entered this upstairs business in busy Geylang Rd I was in a mecca of barber world. This business had the best barber retail area I have seen so far in my travels. They had hundreds of products; from tools, to pomades, combs, moustache grooming stuff and a whole lot of great guy sort of gifts. The team in the Panic Room were super friendly and they had a beer in my hand in seconds, which was a relief to cool down from Singapore’s sticky heat. The shop was packed 29

The Panic Room go really well in their retail sales because of the great range and clever display technique. They have over 50 pomades on the shelves! The best thing about this barbershop was the console arcade game. It still works, and I’m sure it creates some healthy competition among the staff. Can’t wait for another Singapore stop over to check out some other shops as they start to appear. It’s great to see the young barbershop evolve, creating a new version of a vintage craft.

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WITH 38 PER CENT OF MEN CLAIMING TO USE MORE CARE PRODUCTS THAN THEY DID JUST THREE YEARS AGO, BED HEAD FOR MEN RECOGNISES THAT STYLE MATTERS.

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his is great news for the growing male salon market, where a quiet revolution has seen traditional barbers’ shops recreated into hang-outs for ontrend males. Undoubtedly this social development has been massively helped by the Hipster trend for big beards and moustaches. Forwardthinking establishments are offering all-manner of enticing treatments from luxury facials and manicures to cut-throat shaves and shoe-shining. One thing is certain: men are spending money on themselves! From retro to modern, vintage to hi-tech, the NEW Bed Head For Men range covers all bases. The best-looking men need the best-looking products, so the Team at TIGI has turned to Bed Head icon: the Bed Head Stick, for total inspiration. Embedded in Bed Head’s DNA The Stick is part of TIGI’s heritage. Still effortlessly cool, it’s clean-cut and masculine and embodies the best of classic and modern barbers’ shop style.

G U Y S A R E S TA R TI N G TO TA K E M O R E P R I D E I N TH E I R A P P E A R A N C E , A R E S E E I N G TH E VA L U E I N LO O K I N G A N D FEELING THEIR BEST

says TIGI International Creative Director, Anthony Mascolo. “It’s about the right texture and right feel, not fake or stiff. There is this old fashioned notion that it’s manlier not to care about the way you look. Now, more men are starting to realise that when you look good on the outside, your inner self feels good.” No matter what look you want to achieve, Bed Head For Men has a grip on your style with stylish new packaging, and a fresh green aromatic scent. For more information, contact sales@tigi.com.au or call NSW & SA: 02 9871 9210, QLD, VIC, WA & TAS: 1800 251 215 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_yKFOfz51s

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expertly relaying their views on the stories of the day. Soon after, I got the job I wanted and my dream of becoming a barber became a reality. I suppose you could say barbering saved my life. It gave a wayward teenager direction and probably kept me out of prison. It wasn’t easy growing up in a border town in Ireland during the 80’s and 90’s, a turbulent time in Irish history. I thank the man who made it possible every day, for if it wasn’t for him, I wouldn’t be writing this now. The longer I am a barber the more I realise how much I love it, and that makes me one of the luckiest men alive. Roddy Donegan is owner of Crackers Barber Shop, one of the oldest barber shops on the Midnorth coast of NSW and founding director of Barberco, Australia’s leading online barber wholesaler. www.barberco.com.au


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time we are able to source and ship our own fittings directly from off shore manufacturers. That means our fittings are custom made, high quality and we can deliver this for a fraction of the cost we were quoted by “We were looking for a way traditional shop fitters.” to connect with the community as it walks by One of the and we have assets of this not been store is clearly disappointed. T H E R E A R E P L E N T Y O F A U TH E N T I C F I N I S H E S E N G A G E D I N T H I S S T O R E W I T H the location. Almost S E LV E D G E W O O D PA N E L I N G F R O M O L D F I S H I N G B O AT S , G E N U I N E S U BWAY TI L I N G A N D Boasting high everyone I N T E R N A L LY L I T P R O D U C T D I S P L AY U N I T S . T H E F I T T I N G S A R E A L L C U S T O M M A D E foot traffic stops and A N D S O L I D W O O D , A D D I N G TO T H E Q U A L I T Y F E E L O F T H E P L A C E . and parking has a look right out in inside.” front means The company has clearly thought of other ways old fishing boats, genuine subway tiling and it’s easily accessed. While we were there we to draw appeal. Installed is a well-concealed watched the team leader, Danny working on the internally lit product display units. The fittings stereo system that plays a mix of tunes through front cutting station & waving hello’s & making are all custom made and solid wood, adding to it’s in house radio station, coined ‘Barber Shop shout out’s to locals as they walk by. Clearly the quality feel of the place. Co Radio’ and the 3.7m oak table provides an this is another asset of the store! If you’re ever “When we started this process we found that informal waiting area for customers. in Browns Bay, Auckland make sure you drop local shop fitting companies wanted to charge “We have tried to cover all the senses in designing our environment: the look and

finish, providing a quality sound experience, placing aromatherapy candles appropriately and delivering a temperature controlled environment.” There are plenty of authentic finishes engaged in this store, with selvedge wood paneling from

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MALE OVERHAUL Nick Hood

MaleOverhaul is a mobile barber and massage therapist service in the Upper Blue Mountains of NSW, one of Australias most popular tourist destinations.

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ick Hood, a barber of 17 years and massage therapist of 5 years has created a thriving business called Male Overhaul, with a unique mix offering mobile barber services combined with massage therapy.

in two upper mountains villages serving the locals on Mondays and Fridays with quality haircuts and beard trims. Clients can have a beer with their haircut and a meal afterwards.

Since launching Male Overhaul in 2011 he has served Blue Mountains locals and tourists alike at their homes or holiday stays, offering a combination of haircuts plus massage therapy or either service on their own, He also offers to meet clients at his rooms housed in grand historic guesthouses and homes around the mountains.

Next time you are in The Blue Mountains, look him up to book your very own ‘Male Overhaul’!

Nick runs two weekly ‘Barbershop Outposts’ in pubs

“Look Great Feel Amazing, at Your Place or Ours”

The popular ’Blue Mountains Beard and Moustache The idea evolved after working on passenger liners as Competition’ runs every November as part of the the ship’s barber in 2008, where he had to learn some Love Lawson Festival and Nick is one of the judging massage. Nick panel. “Be realised the sure to entrust two services N I C K A L S O R U N S T W O W E E K LY ‘ B A R B E R S H O P your beard to a worked very O U T P O S T S’ I N P U B S I N T W O U P P E R M O U N TA I N S bearded Barber. well together. V I L L A G E S S E RV I N G TH E LO C A L S O N M O N D AY S A N D I am very proAfter his F R I D AY S W I TH Q U A L I T Y H A I R C U T S A N D B E A R D beard and always contract at TRIMS AND NAK PRODUCT RECOMMENDATIONS. have been. Your sea he went beard is your true home to study to become a remedial massage therapist. face.” Nick says.

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orthside is from the Boa Esperanca CoOp a smallscale farm located in the state of Minas Gerais in southeastern Brazil. It’s a light roast coffee with a smooth and delicate caramel flavour with hazelnut and a milk chocolate finish. Perfect coffee

vanilla flavours. It’s a heavier roast and will definitely cure a hangover if need be. District hails from the Sidamo region in Ethiopia and in particular coffee from the Oromia Coop. This one is all dark berries and chocolate, it smooth and silky and perfect with milk. Pretty Sweet

D C S P E C I A LT Y C O F F E E R O A S T E R S L A T E S T P R O D U C T RANGE, THE LOWDOWN FEATURES THREE NEW COFFEE FAIRTRADE CERTIFIED COFFEE BLEND .YOU CAN FIND THIS COFFEE ONLINE AT DUCALE.COM.AU AND SOON TH R O U G H S E L E C T E D R E TA I L E R S . . . .

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takes hot chocolate to a new level. We have blended Organic Cacao and organic Coconut sugar and added a touch of vanilla. It’s just like a big cup of marshmallows and easter eggs! You can find this coffee online at ducale.com.au and soon through selected retailers.

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’ve got your back I’m your best friend and your shoulder to lean on, and I’m here to help 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If you’ve had a rough day and you’re not sure of the best way forward, you can count on me to help out at any time of the day or night. I’ll do everything I can to get you out of a sticky situation and get you back on the path to running a successful business. I’ll control the crowd If your queue’s getting out of hand, I’ll take the load off and make sure your hoard of loyal fans stays happy. I will let your clients check themselves in, so they don’t have to line up just to get their name on your waitlist, and saving you time at the front desk.

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ALPHA BARBERING CONSULTANTS THE TRAINING YOU'VE BEEN ASKING FOR

he past five years have seen the men’s grooming landscape seriously change, with men paying more attention to their appearance than ever before. At the core of this movement is Sydney’s Alpha Barbering Consultants, guiding the industry in barbering training and equipping salons to shear any request, modern and traditional.

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men’s styles and requests need solid barbering skills to be delivered effectively and efficiently. Also, men only account for about 20% of revenue in the hairdressing industry and that’s set to soar. If we can equip hairdressers (who typically only get the standard 30 hours of barbering training in hairdressing courses) with barbering technique and confidence, we equip them with the ability to handle all

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questions we get is, ‘which styles work best with different head shapes?’ With relevance at the core of our training mantra, these are the sorts of things our courses cover. ABC courses are designed to be experiential and jam-packed with value. How are ABC courses different to other barbering courses? All we do is training. We don’t promote products; all of our focus is on technique.

Our courses are generally three hours in length because in the real world, we WE GET IS, ‘WHICH STYLES WORK Who is Alpha can’t expect participants to BEST WITH DIFFERENT HEAD SHAPES?’ Barbering be focused for longer than W I TH R E L E VA N C E AT TH E C O R E O F O U R Consultants? that, or take a day off work. TRAINING MANTRA, THESE ARE THE SORTS We also educate onsite in Alpha exists to give OF THINGS OUR COURSES COVER. participants’ salons, making men a guaranteed life easier and surrounds premium comfortable. Courses are barbering or requests and increase that 20% to a for 1-3 participants at a time, again grooming experience – which is much higher number. The same goes heightening the value of those three the responsibility of their barber or for barbers who never got any formal hours. hairdresser. We run short, hands-on training or learnt on-the-job. It takes barbering courses for hairdressers At this stage, we offer courses less time to cut a man’s hair than a and barbers who are looking to in Primary Clippering, Crew Cuts, woman’s and with our training, we broaden their spectrum of skills, or Intensive Scissor Over Comb reduce that time still, increasing sharpen what they’ve already got. techniques, the Classic and Modern what they’re able to achieve in a day. Each of our participants is equipped Pompadour and Cut Throat Shaving. I was lucky, I was born into with the context, skill, practice and We also tailor courses for salons that barbering. Since 1966, my dad confidence to meet any grooming have specific requirements. owned and ran one of Sydney’s request. Contact Christos at Alpha busiest barbers until I took over What turn of events sparked Barbering Consultants directly: about 15 years ago. That gives me the birth of Alpha Barbering e christos@ 15 years in the industry and we’ve Consultants (ABC)? alphabarberingconsultants.com.au found that what comes naturally to A few things; primarily, the m +61 409 787 897 us – scissor over comb techniques, escalating demand for great men’s w alphabarberingconsultants.com.au blending, short graduation, grooming and the lack of formal facebook.com/ clippering techniques – doesn’t training to service this. Grooming AlphaBarberingConsultants necessarily come naturally to others demands have dramatically evolved www.instagram.com/ (especially after only 30 hours of over the past five years. Current alphabarberingconsultants training). One of the most-asked


Schorem barbers down under. Reuzel presents the legendary Leen and Bertus, aka the Scumbag Barbers of Rotterdam, in a whirlwind tour that brings the essence of Schorem to Australia and New Zealand. Expected to tour in September, Haircare Australia and Reuzel will be planning a range of scumbag experiences like no other. From capital city shows to intimate workshops, these original scumbag barbers will share their knowledge, humour and experience with barbers and fans around the country. For more information, please contact australia@reuzel.com.au or keep a look out across social media for the latest updates! @haircareaust @reuzel


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WHEN EPIPHANY MORGAN CAME UP WITH THE IDEA TO TRAVEL AROUND THE WORLD, WITH HER PARTNER CARL MASON, AND MAKE A MINI DOCUMENTARY EACH DAY FOR A WHOLE YEAR ABOUT A STRANGER ON THE STREET, IT DIDN’T TAKE LONG FOR THESE SYDNEY FILMMAKERS TO PUT THEIR PLAN IN MOTION AND SEE THEIR DREAM TAKE FLIGHT.

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hat was your purpose and motivation in taking on such a project? E: We had been wanting to do a film project together for a while and wanted to combine that with our love for travel. When I came up with the idea, it didn’t take long for Carl to jump on board. C: We wanted to also get the message across that across the board, no matter where you live, we’re all similar, we’re all searching for the same things.

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searching for? C: We did speak to a Rabbi who was very content with his life. It was funny because he was talking about how everything was good in his life. But he was afraid of losing it. Most people were happy with simplicity. People were mostly on a journey to happiness. Did you find that people were open and grateful for the opportunity to tell their story? E: We had so many different responses – it was 50/50 really. We did have a lot of people saying no. Like girls for instance, saying they had no makeup on. But in general most people were open and willing to tell their story. We were really attracted to people doing interesting things. C: When we first started we were just approaching people on the street but that’s a little more difficult in places like Asia and the Middle East. So we would find out about who someone was and try to get an interview organised with them for safety reasons. We tried to keep it very spontaneous and to get people to be truthful. More of a conversation than an interview. So, how did your relationship fare under, I imagine, pretty trying circumstances at times? C: We found it definitely enriched our relationship. We’re a heated couple at the best of times. We would have a day where we might fight but we learnt to recover quickly from it, because we had 53

to. We were all each other had. Did you lose vision/motivation at all? What kept you going? E: We basically had no choice but to keep going. If we even missed one day, that was the whole project gone. C: And it was so important to have each other. We kind of took turns talking each other down if the other was having a bad day. We had in our mind always that we wanted to honour the vision. Any encounter that sticks out the most? E: A man in Cambodia. His father and brothers were killed by the Khmer Rouge. Cambodia has a peace policy, which is basically that Cambodians will vow to live in peace and not seek revenge for the atrocities of the Khmer Rouge. Part of the agreement meant that this man had a Khmer Rouge soldier living in his backyard. He found it very difficult but, like most Cambodians we came across, he was wanting honour the agreement of peace. So, would you do it all again? C: Haha, we were just talking about that. On the way home from the year long journey, it was like never again. But now, I think we definitely would. We don’t want to stop storytelling. We’re currently making a film a week in Australia and are trying to get other filmmakers from around the world on board to start making docobites. 365docobites.com


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o, four of you are siblings. Did you then grow up listening to and singing music as a family? Tell us a bit about that musical heritage in your family. We grew up in Perch Creek, Northern NSW as sheltered hippie kids who were force-fed early country, blues, jug band, and the Tom Waits discography from infancy! Dad said we’d thank him when we were older. We did, and still do, although our tastes have expanded greatly and lean towards more modern sounds these days.

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When did you decide to go from the backyard to taking your music to the people? The real moment was when we decided to move to Melbourne in 2011. From there we all made the decision to give all our energies to the band, touring all over Australia and Europe, securing a booking agent and playing as many gigs as we could.

Did you start mainly doing covers? We started out playing old covers and songs our dad wrote, but now play our own material that we have written collaboratively. Our last album Jumping On the Highwire was written over an eight-day period in a secluded rented beach shack on the Mornington Peninsula, VIC. We are excited about the writing process and the songs for our new

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So how did James come about being part of the band? James is a careerist. He started off as a fan, then gained acceptance as a groupie, then when I realised he was a good catch, I dropped to one knee and asked him if he’d join the band. He had it planned all along!

How do you go juggling your relationships? Do you spend much time separated when you’re not touring or are you mostly hanging out with each other? We live spread across three houses in the same neighbourhood. Some of us have extravagant social lives, and others don’t, but we do see a fair bit of each other. Whenever we’re not touring there are always rehearsals, writing and meetings to be had, there’s no escaping each other really, luckily we all get along, most of the time! Is there really a place called Perch Creek? There is. It’s the creek that runs around our family property in Northern NSW, far away from Melbourne, Victoria where we now reside.

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Tell us of your musical influences. We aim to sound like ourselves only, but we draw influence from all the aforementioned roots music we were raised on, plus 60s and 70s stuff like The Band, The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Canned Heat, Cat Stevens, The Animals, etc as well as contemporary acts like My Morning Jacket, The Black Keys, Meg Mac, Lanie Lane, Tame Impala, and heaps of others.

What’s your favourite part of the process, the songwriting, recording or performing? I think song writing is the most rewarding as well as the least stressful. It’s pretty cool when you come up with a great new idea, and the process of collaborative writing mixed with the strong opinions of five band mates often means we will cull and change ideas so much that we only end up with something that everyone is really happy with. Recording and performing are both really fun and occasionally challenging, but in different ways. The excitement of taking the stage and playing a great show where you feel you have connected with the crowd in a meaningful way is always a buzz.

You recently toured Europe and Canada, how were you guys received? The tour was great and we were warmly and enthusiastically received. We played some awesome festivals and


Perch Creek are a band of five energetic multi-instrumentalists and vocalists, four of whom happen to be siblings. This Melbourne-based band play harmony driven roots music with a creative energy and fearless spirit that sparkles with imagination and individuality.

venues and are looking forward to touring Canada again this July, playing the infamous Vancouver Folk Festival and Winnipeg Folk Festival along with some other exciting shows! Describe the ups and the downs of touring and travelling. The ups of touring life are getting to be in so many different parts of the world and to play great shows to new people every night. The list of downs is long, lack of sleep and long road miles being high up there, but we wouldn’t have it any other way. It’s not the most wholesome lifestyle, but it sure is fun, and it makes you appreciate the time you do get at home.

Tell us about your recent songwriting overseas and back home and about the upcoming album resulting from it. We took a week off in the middle of our Europe tour last year to write a bunch of songs in an old stone house in the Welsh countryside. It was incredibly freeing and we wrote so many great songs, which we have been further developing recently. We have just recorded the first single “Mama Sings”, with Greg Walker from Machine Translations and will be launching it across Australia in September (tour dates at perchcreek.com). The album will be released in 2016. Who’s the biggest show off in the band? The biggest or the best? I’m not gonna mention any

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Most reserved? That would be James. He has a minor genetic defect in that he lacks the allimportant “show off” gene that we Hodgkins’ kids all share. Messiest? Are you trying to destroy my already volatile relationship with Eileen?

Best cook? Lear is our hospitality pro, he puts in the extra effort to make everything café quality. For overseas tours he is known to pack his 1950s Atomic espresso machine into his suitcase to make sure we are caffeinated at all times with only the best, what a guy! But Christi needs to be mentioned also, as he is the lasagne king, hands down. Have any of you had formal musical training. I mean, did you go to saw playing lessons? We all had music lessons as kids, but on the more conventional instruments! I learnt classical piano, Eileen and Lear both had singing and tap dancing lessons, and Christi trombone lessons. With the inspiration of our Dad’s whacky musical instrument collection and encouragement we all picked up extra instruments later on.

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being related to (nearly) everyone in your band, and from that can stem lots of funny stories and jokes at each other’s expense. We always have fun on stage, and I think that comes through. Is there a song that is requested more times than most? (Loved Christi singing Before the Deluge, superb!) Probably songs that we don’t play anymore!

Where do you see yourselves in 5 years? To be honest it is very hard to look that far into the future as a band. We do have to plan ahead, but about two years keeps it realistic. Next up will be a single launch tour before we record our new album for release in 2016. Canada, the US and Europe are all in our sights. We will always strive to write new and exciting material, play bigger and better shows and tour to new places meeting new people along the way. Thanks guys.

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rees cover 31% of the land area on our planet. Tree-huger or not, they’re a part of our every day. That seat you’re sitting on, that desk you’re working at, that pencil you’re doodling with, that warm fire you’re enjoying, that breath you just took *IN*… *OUT*, oh yeah vital oxygen...thanks trees. According to the World Wildlife Fund a devastating 46-58 thousand square miles of forest is lost each year. They aren’t chaining themselves to trees, but they are part of the solution by using recycled timber. What started out as a response to waste in their own industry, a carpenter and his apprentice, Murray Budin and Sean Embery, found a solution

been sourced from building sites and demolitions the pair have been involved in over the last four years. Including a ski lodge in Mount Bulla, where they uncovered timber stamped from Canada in the 1950’s. Each board is made by hand from their small factory setup in Bayswater. From three sized board templates, each board is machined down to the right thickness before it is cut into shape. After trialling a few different ideas, it took a while before deciding on the right shape. “It’s got a diamond tail like my surfboard and I frothed on that when I bought it.” Shaping is then finished by hand before the boards are sent away to be stamped with the

know, but that’s the exciting part about it, you get this crusty bit of looking wood and put it through a thicknesser and as it starts coming out the other side you’re smiling,” describes Sean. Some old timber comes with knots and gum vein completely missing so we fill it with a clear epoxy and lacquer over the top, so you can see the hole. Not all of the wood however is suitable for skateboards. “We don’t want to have just a good looking slab of timber that we screwed wheels on rolling down the road,” explains Sean. The sourced wood has to have the right densities, have a nice spring and feel good. The other side

OMBRÉ SKATE CO. HAVE MADE IT THEIR MISSION TO BRING LIFE BACK INTO SOMETHING THAT WOULD OTHERWISE BE THROWN AWAY OR DESTINED FOR THE BURN PILE. THE WOOD MAY LOOK CRUSTY ON THE OUTSIDE, BUT AS THE DIRTY OLD ROUGH SAWN PIECES ARE CHUCKED THROUGH THE THICKNESSER, NEW LIFE IS OFTEN BREATHED INTO THE TIMBER.

driven by their passion for timber. “We saw in the building game how much goes to waste,” describes Murray. It started as side projects of building recycled furniture together, and developed into a business plan that got the skateboard rolling, so to speak. The problem as Sean described, “how do you use the unusable lengths, as well as the offcuts.” So when they came across a random picture of a guy shaping up some boards with recycled timber they were hooked. A lot of the timber has

Ombré logo. The boards return home and are then glassed for grip -which still shows the natural timber grain- before it is finished with glaze and installed with trucks and wheels. Ombré Skate Co. have made it their mission to bring life back into something that would otherwise be thrown away or destined for the burn pile. The wood may look crusty on the outside, but as the dirty old rough sawn pieces are chucked through the thicknesser, new life is often breathed into the timber. “It’s hard to W R I T T E N

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of the coin is the hardware that goes onto the board. “If I get on it and it doesn’t feel good I don’t want someone else to buy it,” remarked Murray. So naturally, all the boards go through a test ride. Every board is uniquely hand numbered, as no two boards are the same. From a rescued fate of the burn-pile, each board has its own story to tell and Ombré Skate Co.’s Sean and Murray are the storytellers. @ombreskateco facebook.com/OmbreSkateCo www.etsy.com/shop/ombreskateco

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W e f ir s t h e a r d o f T o m F a r r a h w h en we were run n i n g t he Cut t hroa t B ea rd a n d Mo us t a c he C h a mp io n s h i p s a t th e B l u e s a nd BB Q F e st i v a l. We were so i mpres sed b y hi s a ma z i n g lea t her g oods, we a l l h a d to buy s o m e . A nd t h e n w e s a i d, 'hey y ou sho uld b e i n our ma g a z i n e'. So . . here he i s

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I guess I would say first and foremost I am a designer, then leather worker.  I started playing around with leather as a kid, my father is an industrial designer and he used to work with leather a little bit in the 70’s with a guy called Bill Amberg. Dad then passed on what he knew to my older brother Monty who had a fascination for the WW1 Light Horse brigade. This fuelled his hunger for leather work and by the age of 12 he had made an entire horse bridle, by hand. He was incredibly gifted with his hands. Monty passed on skills and techniques to me as he learnt them. He then

That went on for some time and stayed more of a hobby to experiment with ideas until around 2 years ago, when i decided to start up the website and really push the business. Tell us about your business/businesses? I am the owner, designer and manufacturer at Farrah - life equipment, i am also a co founder and product designer at The Field Equipment Company. I guess between the two business’ I have covered my passions, design, leather work and the outdoors. Farrah products are those that are used in everyday life, i try to design and make items that will always have a purpose and use to ensure that they stay relevant in their function and aesthetic for a lifetime. www.farrah.com.au  The Field Equipment Co started when my

is so time consuming. With a heap of product development happening with Farrah and The Field Equipment Co and family life (a wife and 8 month old baby boy) I’m short of time to say the least, but never say never. What is it that you love about what you do? Making a living from your ideas, to me it doesn’t get any better than that. I think anyone with a creative passion can understand what I mean. I don’t need to be wealthy or famous, if I can make an honest living from my ideas, then in my eyes I’ve won at life. Describe the process - designing, sourcing/finding the leather, tanning etc to completion The design process is probably the most

THE DESIGN PROCESS IS PROBABLY THE MOST IMPORTANT PART FOR ME, EXPLORING THE INTERACTION OF MATERIALS SO THAT THEY CAN WORK TOGETHER TO SOLVE THE DESIGN PROBLEM. OVER MACHINING OR TOO MUCH CUTTING AND STITCHING CAN INTERRUPT A MATERIAL’S CORE CHARACTERISTICS, WHICH I FIND TO BE A SHAME.

went on to enrol in industrial design, as did I. I guess you could say our work is a blend of contemporary ideas and traditional materials and techniques. Unfortunately monty passed away in 2002. I still use a lot of his tools in the making of my products today.   What got you into it in the first place? I used to travel a lot with work (snowboard and ski instructor in another life) and at the time i had a tri-fold wallet with heaps of pockets. I found that the more pockets i had to put things in, the more stuff would end up in it, whether I needed the contents or not. I decided then to make my first wallet, a slim line wallet that would carry the essentials, cash credit card and ID. The rest of the pieces developed from there.

business partner Matthew Gardner and I were entertaining the idea of a portable rotisserie for people who live in apartments or like to go camping. 18 months later we now have the Sachin field kitchen, a portable charcoal grill and rotisserie that is made entirely from stainless steel and can pack down to 5cm thick. We are also about to release a traditional style canvas swag, a kit bag and other items that we see as being essential when you are camping. The philosophy behind The Field Equipment Company is to design items for camping that can stand the test of time. They might be a little more heavy than your super light modern hiking gear but are made to last in the harshest environments you find yourself in.

When did you start your own business? I registered the business name in 2005 and began selling wallets to friends and family.

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important part for me, exploring the interaction of materials so that they can work together to solve the design problem. Over machining or too much cutting and stitching can interrupt a material’s core characteristics, which i find to be a shame. The money clip in my wallet was custom designed by myself to work with the leather, its woven through the spine of the wallet because there is an inherent strength running through that area of the leather when it is moulded shut. This eliminates the need for another seam to create a sleeve to hold a standard money clip. I then buy my leather (tanning is an artform in itself, one which i’m not game to attemot as yet), I source all of my hides in either sides (cow hide) or full skins (kangaroo hides) then everything is cut glued and stitched in the studio in Montrose Victoria. I will then ensure a product prototype is tested and properly put


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through its paces before a product is released, this is why my product development happens at such a glacial pace. Once a product has been tested and the design is good enough I will make a batch, condition them with a leather conditioner and dispatch How long do you work on a piece? It depends on what i’m making of course but a wallet from start to finish will take approximately 10 hours, including moulding time

Is it a dying trade? Saddlery for sure, there is minimal training accessible to people these days for someone wanting to become a full saddler in Australia, however, from what I have seen recently leather work in general has seen a big increase. Self taught enthusiasts are having a go which is fantastic to see. Youtube has also proven to be a really powerful tool for people wanting to revive any skill or trade, not just leather work. Do you think people are happy to pay more for something made by an expert craftsman?

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IM TENTATIVE TO CALL MYSELF AN EXPERT AS I’M CONSTANTLY LEARNING NEW SKILLS AND APPROACHES TO THE MEDIUMS I USE. I THINK ITS IMPORTANT TO TRY AND ALWAYS PUSH YOUR BOUNDARIES NO MATTER WHAT MATERIAL YOU ARE WORKING WITH.

Absolutely. There is something about handling a piece that someone has designed and handcrafted, you get a real sense of their passion coming through their work. Financially today is a pretty scary place, but hand crafted items of considered design and high quality and craftsmanship provide comfort in supplying something real, genuine and long lasting in a world that can seem fast paced, disposable and sometimes non meaningful.

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There really isn’t one, my typical day is so varied, for example I have just returned from 3 days in the North East Victorian bush, product testing a swag that I have designed for the field equipment company on the banks of the Wannangatta river. Two weeks ago I drove around 5000 km in my landy (96 defender) to Port Macquirie and back, then drove over the Victorian Alpine region for events with the Farrah gear and field equipment co. A “typical” day in the studio though will generally start with a strong coffee, some music

Melbourne for 2 years, then I spent 2 and a half years as a FIFO worker supervising exploration drill rigs in QLD. Perhaps I would try my hand at acting or landscaping.

How long did it take you to be an expert? Are you still learning new skills in your craft? Im tentative to call myself an expert as I’m constantly learning new skills and approaches to the mediums I use. I think its important to try and always push your boundaries no matter what material you are working with. This also keeps

THERE IS SOMETHING ABOUT HANDLING A PIECE THAT SOMEONE HAS DESIGNED AND HANDCRAFTED, YOU GET A REAL SENSE OF THEIR PASSION COMING THROUGH THEIR WORK.

you make a piece- or is it sometimes just a job? Every time and without fail. I have hand stitched hundreds of wallets and with each and every one I have a tremendous feeling of satisfaction. My makers mark is the last thing I stamp into my products, and is only stamped onto a piece that meets my level of satisfaction with quality. It’s a great feeling stamping a product and packaging it up for dispatch, even better when i stumble across someone with one of my pieces down the track, to see how they wear in and the affection that has grown between the owner and their piece is great. Describe a typical working day

and peeling back the curtains of the Montrose studio work space. It’s a fantastic view straight out into the bush that sets the perfect backdrop for me to get to work.

things fresh. My work involves a lot of traditional materials and processes but I am always experimenting with and trying new techniques not usually seen in traditional leather craft, for example, the belts i make. They don’t have any rivets or stitching in them so my most important tools for the job are an offset metal workers vice and a saucepan of hot water. You have to push materials and their application.

If you weren’t working with leather, what else would you be doing? It’s hard to say, I have already worked in so many different jobs, a ski and snow board instructor, a station hand on a sheep and cattle station in Yass, I was even an art valuer and auctioneer Prahran,

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Do you work quietly - no noise, or do you have music or talkback or anything on? I depends on the day, but usually J.J. Cale is on while i’m working or just silence, it really depends on the mood i’m in.

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GOTHENBURG FOOD TRUCKS ARE A STREET FOOD COMPANY WITH A LOVE FOR THE STREET. WITH AN AMBITION TO SPREAD THE LOVE OF GOOD FOOD, GASTRONOMIC COMPETENCE AND RAW STREET FOOD CULTURE. WITH THE STREET FOOD CULTURE BEING ONE OF THE LARGEST GROWING FOOD TRENDS IN THE WORLD, BJÖRN TELLS US MORE.

On the trucks, I’m working with my friend Jimmy, an entrepreneur and business genius with a fantastic palate and passion for good food, and his sister Petra who’s started her brilliant career here. Last year Gothenburg passed a directive making it easier for food trucks to go into business, which kickstarted things for a lot of people. Straight away, though, it was a real success, so we knew that we were onto something special. Tell us about your truck, and your business model and the kind of food you serve? The truck is a Citroen H, 1956, originally from Lyon and renovated to our specifications in England (Manchester). Our business model is to sell delicious food to the good people of Gothenburg - it’s as simple 63

as that. We’re always listening to what people want. We do have a lot of ideas for themes, which we’re always developing - you can read about them on our website, food-trucks.se. At present, we’ve been serving umami burgers. Every now and again we blend another theme Frenchie, Little Italy, Korean tacos - in for flavour inspiration. But it’s been burgers so far. Like the other food trucks in town, we get a lot of people coming to us for lunch who are quite well-known. But this is Gothenburg. We treat everyone the same here, they’re all VIPs.

What does the future have planned? More trucks! More food and more themes. We’re also writing a book at the moment which we’re really excited about - it’s a labour of love but it’s coming together beautifully. We have the recipes, we’re getting the photos and the design together, we’re working with people who are really enthusiastic and love food. We will also be opening our own food court outside Gothenburg’s biggest shopping centre, Nordstan which will consist of 3 of our trucks, Umami Burger, Coreanos and Bun Bun a Bahn Mai concepts. Images courtesy of Paul Wennerholm www.paulwennerholm.com


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A CONCEPT THOUGHT OF BY 24 YEAR RESTAURANT VETERAN VINCENT BRIAN MARSDEN, WHILE VISITING BERLIN WITH HIS WIFE BRANDIE IN 2010, HAS GROWN INTO VINCENT VAN DOUGHNUT. WITH BROTHER-IN-LAW WILL SAULSBERY ON BOARD, THE TWO HAVE BROUGHT ST. LOUIS NOT ONLY THEIR FIRST DOUGHNUT TRUCK, BUT NOW, THE ONLY FROM SCRATCH DOUGHNUT SHOP WITH SCRATCH DOUGH, FILLINGS, GLAZES, AND TOPPINGS. EVERYDAY THEY ARE BUSY MAKING THE COOKING CHANNEL AWARD-WINING DOUGHNUTS, WHILE VINCENT’S SON, VINCENT VAN, IS BUSY TASTING EVERY BATCH.

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have been in the food industry for 24 years now, starting at 15 years old with the workers permit, cutting the tops off of strawberries at a local restaurant here in St. Louis. Since then I have done everything including fine dining, corporate, and owning my own restaurant. I came up with the concept when my wife and I were visiting Berlin in 2010. So I purchased a small stand mixer and a 2.7l fryer and began messing around in our kitchen at home. I worked for a couple years trying to perfect the recipe and then finally ditched it and have been tweaking the one that I use now. I think I got it almost perfect! Right aſter opening the food truck, Clyde, in 2013 with my brother-in-law Will Saulsbery, I was invited to go to Toronto to compete in the donut showdown on the cooking channel. I won the first episode of the second season and since then things really started taking off.

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Just a month ago on March 14 we opened our first brickand-mortar store in Clayton Missouri. Since then, we have been selling out almost daily and have needed to ramp up production to meet demands. What sets Vincent Van Doughnut apart from every other donut shop in St. Louis, is that I make everything from scratch. From the dough, to the curds/Jellies/fillings, to the glazes, everything that we can do from scratch, is from scratch. We get so many accolades and have had such nice feedback from everyone in St. Louis so far that it has been overwhelming! Plans for the future as of now are to perfect this first store, continue having the truck go out to people at their places of business, birthday parties, weddings, festivals, and strive towards opening more locations for storefronts. Right now, we’re just trying to keep up.

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Armando Martin del Campo was Born in San Diego CA and grew up in Tijuana Mexico. After working working the ropes with an array of chefs, it was time to step out on his own. Street bow was born.

Tell us about yourself, your history and the turn of events that made your truck happen? As a little guy, the housekeeper of my house didn’t cook very well. I don’t remember 100%, but my aunts say that I used to call them to ask how to make spaghetti and meatballs. My older sister Jessica discovered my newfound love for cooking and everyday after school, she asked me to cook for her. After a few years I finished high school and was introduced to study culinary arts.

My partner Saul Jimenez and I decided to make something with our own money, so we start planning a good idea for a food truck.

I moved to Monterrey NL, to study for four and a half years in the best culinary school in Mexico; The Culinary Institute of Mexico. After I graduated, I start working with celebrity chef Martin San Roman and busted my ass working 16-18 hour days, 7 days a week. I then studied and graduated from Lenôtre School in Paris, France; recognized for being the creator of the Mexican French cuisine.

Tell me how you came to work with ERABOY to design your food truck? It was and adventure working with them, I saw some of their work, so I tracked down the artist. I was amazed to find out it was Guillermo Sariñana, an old family friend from a long time ago. We made an appointment to meet and after showing us some of his other work, there was no going back, we knew he was the one. I’m still impressed by how he listened to all of our ideas and was able to put his own original spin on it. They were so professional in every sense.

Tell us about your truck and what kind of food you serve. Our truck is not completely finished just yet. It’s a 2000 International truck, which used to belong to DHL Company. I serve modern American food, with a gourmet and unique touch; using fine dining recipes and techniques on a simple food truck.

I then met my mentor, Italian Chef Mario Cassineri, ex world Corporative chef of Bice Ristorante. He was a devil in the kitchen, but thanks to him I learned a lot. I keptworking and learning off many celebrity chefs at 3 different establishments.

What does the future have planned? We are going to expand and open more food trucks in several parts of the state. I have also had an interesting offer to partner in a a new restaurant and put my touches on it.

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�Eraboy! a mexicanized pronuncitation of the American phrase�That a boy! A phrase that they deserve; these two young designers have pulled out all stops to transform this old DHL Truck into tijuannas newest food truck.�

The mural on the Street Bow truck was first digitally drawn We are a Tijuana (Mexico) based multidisciplinary design in photoshop and then projected to the side of the truck. studio that started a year ago with the idea of doing what We traced the illustration with pencils and then painted it. we like for a living. The journey hasn’t been as difficult as The idea of the project was to create a brand influenced by we expected. We’ve been able to pull this thing off and have the vibe of the downtown of any big American city, such as a pretty decent amount of work. At the moment we are New York or LA, full only a two person of street art, red brick team, but are industrial buildings looking forward to A T T H E M O M E N T W E A R E O N LY A T W O P E O P L E T E A M and Victorian graphics. building a stronger B U T LO O K I N G FO RWA R D TO B U I L D A S T R O N G E R The wolf was a special group that can GROUP THAT CAN MANAGE BIGGER AND MORE request by Armando manage bigger and CHALLENGING PROJECTS. and was fun to work more challenging in. projects. We used spraycans and oil based paint, which was a pain in the ass because it took soo long to dry and the brushes got all sticky. The biggest challenge was that it was the first time we did something like this, so we had to learn throughout the process and work through weekends to get it finished. We were so busy with we had no other choice.

The studio name says a lot about us and our approach toward projects. When I was a kid I used to play baseball and the most common cheer up word was ‘Eraboy!’, a mexicanized pronuncitation of the American ‘That a boy!’. Since Tijuana is located south of the border of San Diego, CA. it’s really common to use expressions like that. Choosing this name had the purpose of helping us to filter our clients, and at some point it has worked. If a client wants to brand their business in a very corporate style, we wouldn’t be that appealing. Narrowing down clientelle can be dangerous, but fortunately we have had the kind of clients we want, those who want to take a risk and have a brand with a bold personality.

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Toyota is building on the 50-year heritage of its FJ Cruiser 4x4 by dipping into its historic paint palette.

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new colour called Retro Blue is based on the original blue paint used for the vehicle that inspired the FJ Cruiser - Toyota’s famed LandCruiser FJ40 which was sold in Australia during the 1960s, 70s and early 80s. The modern FJ Cruiser, available in six other colours, also gains newly designed 17-inch seven-spoke alloy wheels with the latest upgrade. Toyota’s “go anywhere, do anything” FJ Cruiser maintains a loyal following with almost 7,000 sold here since the model was introduced in 2011. Local sales are running at more than twice Toyota’s projections - an average of more than 200 a month since launch compared with the original forecast of around 100 a month. Toyota Australia’s executive director sales and marketing Tony Cramb said FJ Cruiser’s success is due to its off-road prowess, suitability for everyday driving and flexibility for all types of activities. “Motoring enthusiasts love the FJ Cruiser because it inherits the DNA and pays homage to several of the most compelling stylistic themes of the original LandCruiser FJ40,” Mr Cramb said.

handling to meet the demands of local drivers and conditions.

range. Its approach angle of 36 degrees is bettered only by the 70 Series. Ground clearance is 224mm.

The calibration of the vehicle’s shock absorbers and power steering were retuned to meet requirements for a sporty ride and sharp handling on bitumen while retaining a pliant ride in off-road conditions.

The FJ Cruiser’s comprehensive standard safety package provides six airbags, including front seatmounted side airbags and roll-sensing side curtain airbags for both rows of seats.

FJ Cruiser’s ladder-frame chassis provides the stable platform for the long-travel all-coil suspension and the vehicle’s off-road credentials. The vehicle has high-mounted double-wishbone independent front suspension and a five-link solid rear axle system.

Vehicle stability control, anti-skid brakes with brake assist and electronic brakeforce distribution, active headrests for the front seats, and a reversing camera are standard.

The hydraulic power-assisted rack and pinion steering has a variable gear-ratio steering rack to provide the optimal steering weighting, for greater ease when parking and direct response at highway speeds. FJ Cruiser has a powerful and responsive DOHC 4.0-litre V6 petrol engine that incorporates dual independent variable valve timing with intelligence (variable phasing for both the intake and exhaust cams).

“They also appreciate the FJ Cruiser being simple and rugged with the ability to traverse tough terrain and deliver full-scale off-road driving performance.”

The 200kW, 380Nm engine is driven through a five-speed automatic transmission. FJ Cruiser features part-time 4x4, an electrically activated rear differential lock and switchable active traction control technology.

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The thoroughly modern FJ Cruiser borrows design cues from the FJ40 and updates the classic theme in a contemporary way. Exterior features inspired by the original FJ40 include its angular lines, front grille with round headlights, upright windscreen with three wiper blades and the rear-mounted and exposed full-size spare tyre. At the rear, a swing-up glass hatch opens independently of the side-hinged tailgate, making it easier to store or retrieve items from the luggage area. FJ Cruiser has CRAWL Control^ for added off-road driving competence plus fuel capacity of 159 litres for an extended driving range. On the combined cycle, the FJ Cruiser uses 11.4 litres/100km* for a notional range of almost 1,400km. Special thanks to Andrew Plowright - Warren Plowright Toyota, Port Macquarie


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•FXRG hip and knee removable body armour points he all new collection has been developed included • Genuine Performance Riding Jean with patented best in class ROOMOTO® Adam Wright, Director of Marketing for HarleyPrice from: AU$320 / NZ$440 material lining – designed specifically Davidson Australia & New Zealand, commented: 34inch inseam; waist from 30–44inch for motorcycle riders - to offer double “The all new H-D Performance Riding Jeans • Contemporary hand-distressed styling, with the resistance against abrasion, tearing and collection has been developed to ensure our mid-rise waist; stretch-in denim bursting. CE approved, the new Performance riders have access to industry leading protective • Straight leg, with slight boot cut for optimum Riding Jeans range is made with highest-grade clothing. fit denim and features ROOMOTO® lining at major “The development process tested abrasion • Lined with ROOMOTO® lining at major contact contact points – with half the weight and twice resistance, tensile strength the resistance of traditional and durability against tearing linings. Made with up to 98% cotton, the breathable outer I W A S T O O S C A R E D T O M O V E , A S H E H E R U B B E D T H E B A C K and penetration - with no fabric also offers cooling, antiO F H I S R O U G H F I N G E R S O V E R M Y T W O - W E E K S T U B B L E ; H E compromises. The proof is in the CE marking: our FXRG Performance bacterial and wicking qualities A L R E A DY H A D E V I L I N H I S E Y E S , S AY I N G E V E RY S I N G L E Riding Jean offered 7.6 seconds of to combine performance B R I S T L E N E E D E D T O B E S H A V E D F R O M T H I S W H I T E B O Y. resistance against a belt grinder and technical features with time test to achieve the coveted distinctive Harley-Davidson ‘CE 2’ status. Putting that into perspective, points styling. normal fabric will tear in less than half a • FXRG® hip and knee removable body armour The H-D® Performance Riding Jeans collection second,” he continued. pockets* is made up of three unique styles for men and The H-D Performance Riding Jeans collection FXRG Performance Riding Jean women: is currently on sale at Authorised HarleyPrice from: AU$375 / NZ$515 Original Performance Riding Jean Davidson Dealers nationally across Australia 34inch inseam; waist from 30–44inch Price from: AU$280 / NZ$385 and New Zealand, with all listed prices being • CE 2 approved, fully lined with ROOMOTO® 34inch inseam; waist from 30–44inch Recommended Retail Prices which may differ protective lining from hip to waist • Classic styling with traditional waist; stretch-in between retailers. • Classic styling with traditional waist; stretch-in denim More information is available by visiting the denim • Straight leg, with slight boot cut for optimum Harley-Davidson MotorClothes website a • Straight leg, with slight boot cut to fit over fit www.harley-davidson-motorclothes.com.au. riding boots, with boot strap • Lined with ROOMOTO® lining at major contact 73


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1963 FERRARI 400 SUPERAMERICA LWB COUPE AERODINAMICO BY PININFARINA SOLD FOR $2,860,000

340 bhp, 3,967 cc SOHC V-12 engine with three Weber 40 DCZ 6 carburetors, four-speed manual transmission with overdrive, independent front suspension with unequal length A-arms and coil springs, live rear axle with semi-elliptical leaf springs and parallel trailing arms, and four-wheel hydraulic disc brakes. Wheelbase: 102.3 in.

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1958 CADILLAC ELDORADO BIARRITZ RAINDROP PROTOTYPE SOLD FOR $324,500

340 bhp, 3,967 cc SOHC V-12 engine with three Weber 40 DCZ 6 carburetors, four-speed manual transmission with overdrive, independent front suspension with unequal length A-arms and coil springs, live rear axle with semi-elliptical leaf springs and parallel trailing arms, and four-wheel hydraulic disc brakes. Wheelbase: 102.3 in.

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Expressive, multidimensional and independent thinkers, DC specialty coffee roasters are one of Australia�s most innovating and creative brands that challenges the coffee industry with its mixture of specialty coffee, rock and roll and good times.

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from this were DC clients. Rob said “We found ourselves in a unique position to offer support and create a program that celebrated unsigned artists and take the financial burden off the venues

This unconventional way of doing business starts at the top, with two visionaries taking this team forward, each managing their own divisions with care.

“We have since supported over 50 bands, several live music venues, music schools and public radio stations. We assisted in PR campaigns and the recent pressing of an album.” To assist this initiative DC launched the B-side as a fund raising

C’s approach to specialty coffee is different, they see beyond coffee culture and see coffee as a part of culture. They explore different mediums that bridge the grower to the consumer to deliver the specialty coffee message.

their work and DC already have two more artists designing works to be released later in 2015. This continual push from DC away from the specialty industry and the barrage of noise created from companies spreading the same message, offers them a unique space to voice their brand culture and have fun doing it. “The team at DC put a lot of effort into creating a brand culture that is supportive of independent thinking, challenging

SINCE 2002 DC HAVE BEEN COMMITTED TO ROASTING SPECIALTY COFFEE, ROB SAID, “SPECIALTY GRADE COFFEE IS A GIVEN AT DC WE DON’T SEE THIS AS A POINT OF DIFFERENCE. WE SEE THIS AS A NONNEGOTIABLE AND IT’S AN ATTITUDE THAT IS INGRAINED IN ALL OF THE STAFF AT DC”.

This lateral management model combines Rob Stewart and Derek Doyle expertise and experience to what is traditionally the top role, allowing them to share their knowledge and involvement through the entire organisation Since 2002 DC have been committed to roasting specialty coffee, Rob says “specialty grade coffee is a given at DC. We don’t see this as a point of difference. We see this as a non-negotiable and it’s an attitude that is ingrained in all of the staff at DC.” DC’s celebration of culture and not the specialty coffee culture is driven by support they have been giving to independent artists in both the music industry and in the visual arts. DC started supporting the music industry at a time where licencing laws where affecting the live music scene in Melbourne, and some of the venues and artists suffering

coffee that supported the program. B-Side’s make up comprises of some beautiful origins such as The Nicaraguan Luis Bellatez and Colombian Santa Rita maintaining DC’s stance on quality. The music program snowballed and soon DC’s attention turned to the visual arts. They provided independent artists a giant canvas for them to express their creative flair. DC’s packaging became the medium for these artists and it was kicked off with Sydney artist Thomas Townend and his unique tattoo inspired design for the Monsoon blend. This was followed by another Sydney artist Sindy Sinn and his street/rock and roll style artwork for the Reale Blend. “We gave the artist a wide birth to create a piece that they felt interpreted the uniqueness of the coffee they were designing for. “ Rob said that the exposure given to these artists has had an incredible influence on

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and fun but at the heart of it all is coffee. If we don’t get this right than the all the peripheral stuff falls over. Our relationships we have built over the years with the farms we support is paramount to DC whether it’s with the Mandiri Coop in Sumatra or Boa Esperanca in Brazil they are an extension of the greater DC family” Rob said. “we invest heavily in our staff and in our customers so they understand the philosophy of specialty coffee and the effort we take from origin to cup to make sure its bang on every time.” DC’s collaboration with likeminded entities has seen them explore non-traditional styles of marketing and consumer engagement. This is all underpinned by a commitment to specialty coffee and exceptional service which creates a brand culture none like any you will find in world of coffee.


Man therapy is about making you feel better. Like meat pies with double layered pastry. Blokes, the number of men with depression in Australia is five times the size of a crowd at the MCG. That’s why I created mantherapy.org.au; a place for men to act on any issues they might be having, in a manly way. Man Therapy isn’t just for men with depression. It’s for any time when a man faces the serious things life chucks at him, like stress, anger, difficulty sleeping, drinking too much or sadness. A man should have a way to deal with that, in his own way. If you don’t think therapy works for you, think again. Some guys have let one bad therapy experience ruin it for them. That’d be like letting bad sex ruin intercourse or a bad slice of pizza ruin the greatest food ever. From recreational activities to my manly mind quiz – there’s heaps of ways to tackle your feelings head on. And don’t forget, Man Therapy isn’t just for men. It’s for anyone with a man in their lives.

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HE CAN'T CURE ALL OF MAN'S PROBLEMS - JUST THE ONES WITHOUT THE RASHES. EVERY DAY IN AUSTRALIA, FIVE MEN DIE BY SUICIDE. THIS FUELS THE DISPROPORTIONATELY HIGH SUICIDE RATE THAT AUSTRALIAN MEN FACE, WITH MEN THREE TIMES MORE LIKELY TO DIE BY SUICIDE THAN WOMEN DESPITE BEING LESS LIKELY TO EXPERIENCE DEPRESSION OR ANXIETY.

oo many men think that reaching out for support means they are weak. Nothing could be further from the truth, because it takes guts to tackle these conditions.

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But clearly there is still much work to be done to break down the stigma around depression and anxiety that prevents people, particularly blokes, from taking action when they are struggling. It’s important to remember that depression and anxiety are common, with research showing at least one in five Aussies experienced one or both of these conditions in the past year. Depression and anxiety don’t discriminate, and can affect anyone – including the toughest men. Fortunately, with the right treatment, most people recover from these conditions and are able to take back control of their lives. Becoming familiar with the signs and symptoms of depression and anxiety is important because it makes it easier to recognise when you or someone you care about may be struggling. The beyondblue website at www.beyondblue.org.au has information on the signs of depression and anxiety, along with the actions you can take to look after yourself, your mates and your family. If you feel as if you or someone you care about may be experiencing symptoms of depression or anxiety, talking to your doctor can be a powerful first step towards recovery. Your own network of workmates, teammates, friends and even your barber can also be a great source of support when times get tough. The beyondblue Support Service also has trained mental health professionals on hand to chat on the phone at any time of the day or night on 1300 22 4636. Or if you would prefer, mental health professionals are available via web chat between 3PM and 12AM (AEST) every day and on email at www.beyondblue.org.au/ get-support/


BOOKs and MUSIC

True green { CLEAN UP AUSTRALIA}

LIVING SUSTAINABLY AND GREENLY IN THIS MODERN DAY CAN SEEM A HARD TASK. BUT TAKE A LOOK SEE HERE, THERE’S STUFF WE CAN ALL DO TO MAKE LIFE SIMPLER AND HELP THIS LOVELY PLANET WE INHABIT AT THE SAME TIME.

This book makes it really easy to make a difference. If you don’t know where to start with all this helping the environment stuff, this is the book for you. 100 easy tips for helping the planet. Like, put on a jumper instead of using the heater. You can do that right? Of course you can. Say NO to plastic bags. (Not out loud though, because people might be like – ‘Why is that guy screaming at those plastic bags?’ It could get weird)

Growsomething to eat

100 EASY TIPS FOR HE LPING THE PLANET. LIKE, PUT ON A JUMPER INSTEAD OF USING THE HEATER. YOU CAN DO THAT RIGHT? OF COURSE YOU CAN.

Sustainable Living

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Heaps of advice on growing your own veggies, fruit and herbs. It features a an ample guide on what to grown when. It’s gonna save you money. And petrol. It’s set out month by month and helps trouble shoot pesky pest and disease problems. Even if you’ve got minimal room. And you know you’ve always wanted to be a preserver of fruits and vegetables. Here’s your shot.

IT’S SET OUT MONTH BY MONTH AND HELPS TROUBLE SHOOT PESKY PEST AND DISEASE PROBLEMS.

I don’t know, is it sort of offensive to say ‘for Dummies’? Like, you’re an idiot so we’re just gonna make this real easy dumb arse. Anyways it’s simple. Buy second hand stuff. Recycle. Shop at farmers markets and make Gumtree your new best friend. Sustainable Living For Dummies. Or, keep it simple, stupid.

SHOP AT FARMERS MARKETS AND MAKE GUMTREE YOUR NEW BEST FRIEND

Practical Self sufficiency { FOR DUMMIES}

Ever wondered how to make a worm farm, build a chicken coop, install solar panels, build a wind turbine, make cheese, jams and breads, brew beer, make soap? If you answered yes to any of the above, here’s your book then. It also shows you how to grow fruit and veg and how to save water, amongst heaps of other stuff. Your neighbours will be muttering ‘bloody hippies’ under their breath in no time.

The green house { NEW DIRECTION IN S U S TA I N A B L E A R C H I T E C T U R E }

IT ALSO SHOWS YOU HOW TO GROW FRUIT AND VEG AND HOW TO SAVE WATER, AMONGST HEAPS OF OTHER STUFF.

Expanding on Shakin Stevens idea of The Green Door, these guys have taken it to a whole new level with ‘The Green House’. But seriously, if you’re building or thinking of building a house, this book covers 6 different climates from all around the work and how you can incorporate greenness into your new digs.

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EXPANDING ON SHAKIN STEVENS IDEA OF THE GREEN DOOR, THESE GUYS HAVE TAKEN IT TO A WHOLE NEW LEVEL WITH ‘THE GREEN HOUSE’.


BOOKs and MUSIC

ok computer { RADIOHEAD}

Let it be

Anonymous writes ‘This record is more than bad. It’s embarrassing. Lots of slow songs with no dance beats or perky lyrics. Just save your money and wait for the new Janet Jackson, which will be out any day now. Trust me: her new release will blow everything else out of the water’. Anyone know if Janet Jackson’s middle name is Anonymous?

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In his one star review, Harry Ballzak writes ‘Why the hell did this album show up in my recommended search results? I don’t even like this album! Those four French morons should have ‘let their careers be’ and not have bothered with this freak sideshow nonsense!’ Bloody French.

THOSE FOUR FRENCH MORONS SHOULD HAVE ‘LET THEIR CAREERS BE’

JUST SAVE YOUR MONEY AND WAIT FOR THE NEW JANET JACKSON, WHICH WILL BE OUT ANY DAY NOW.

THIS ISSUE, WE THOUGHT WE’D LEAVE THE ALBUM REVIEWS TO THE EXPERTS. THE KEYBOARD WARRIORS ON AMAZON. THESE GUYS KNOW THEIR STUFF. WHO ARE WE TO ARGUE?

Greatest hits { FLEETWOOD MAC}

In Utero { N I R VA N A }

So a customer wrote a one star review on some band called Nirvana. ‘Terrible. Don’t even think about it. It’s like Hanson on acid. Unlistenable. Unspeakable trash. Worse than Pearl Jam. I didn’t care much for it.’ All apologies customer. Hey, I think some band wrote a song about that?

Detrooth ‘Bill’ was not at all impressed with Fleetwood Mac’s offerings. ‘I was occasionally subjected to this music in its time of popularity, in long elevator rides or while looking for something to listen to in my car. It remains, to me, the most insipid of the insipied 70’s. I guess it appeals to some but then so do our politicians. Bill’. Yes, to some.

TERRIBLE. DON’T EVEN THINK ABOUT IT. IT’S LIKE HANSON ON ACID. UNLISTENABLE. UNSPEAKABLE TRASH.

Looking for the best

THE VERY BEST” AND “THE BEST OF DAVID HASSELHOFF”

And we had to include this one. A one star, but extremely favourable and informative review from someone who’s never even heard the cd. But I mean…the Hoff ‘I now own three CD’s “looking for - Best of David Hasselhoff (which is an import - i.e. I imported it from elsewhere) David Hasselhoff The very best” and “The best of David Hasselhoff” I also own a table, a chair, a tea set left to me by my gran, a curtain, three

{ D AV I D H A S S E L H O F F }

pairs of underpants, a small fridge that doen not work, a black and white television, a bicycle pump, a shirt, two pairs of grey trousers, a tin of sweetcorn and a hedgehog shaped shoe scraper. I own a knife a fork and a coffee cup, a tie (black) a pair of odd socks and a pair of matched socks, one cassette of calming sounds designed to help me stop smoking (I have never smoked) a newspaper from june 1987, a carrier

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I WAS OCCASIONALLY SUBJECTED TO THIS MUSIC IN ITS TIME OF POPULARITY, IN LONG ELEVATOR RIDES OR WHILE LOOKING FOR SOMETHING TO LISTEN TO IN MY CAR.

bag from the co-op, a plastic wallet in which I keep my bus pass and any money I ever obtain through whatever means, a towel, a bar of imperial leather dating from 1996 and a pair of brown shoes. I think when I get a cd player I will like this album most out of all of my possessions because the reviews of it are so good. If I ever have any more possessions I will try to let you know.’


GOOD FEELS

{ P E T E E VA N S - FA M I LY F O O D }

FAMILY FOOD

{ P E T E E VA N S }

With t w o c h il d re n o f h i s o w n, P e t e E va ns k no w s ho w har d it c a n b e t o g e t a h e a l th y a nd d e l i c i o us mea l o n t h e t a b l e ni g h t a fte r ni g h t.

That’s why he’s put together his absolute favourite recipes for busy parents and their kids in Family Food. These meals follow Pete’s paleo style of eating - no grains, refined sugar or dairy, and a focus on sustainable meat and seafood, nuts and seeds, and loads of fresh veggies. There are heaps of quick, healthy and satisfying dinner ideas: Chicken Drumsticks with Rosemary and Lemon, Ginger and Chilli Fish Stir-fry, Cauliflower Fried Rice with Garlic Prawns, and Easy Pulled Pork Tortillas. While all of the recipes in Family Food can be enjoyed by young and old, there are also specific

chapters on baby and toddler food as well as kids’ lunches and snacks that you can be sure won’t be left in the bottom of the lunchbox: Chicken Pad Thai, Ham and Pineapple Pizza with Pete’s special paleo pizza dough, Kale Caesar Salad and Homemade Fruit Roll-ups. Guilt-free paleo treats include Strawberry Bliss Balls, Red Velvet Cupcakes and Blueberry and Chia Ice Cream

Creamy chicken avocado salad { SERVES 4; EASY}

Family Food is filled with Pete Evans’ go-to recipes when he’s looking for something quick, tasty and nutritious to cook for his own loved ones, and these meals are sure to become favourites in your home too.

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Ingredients

Method

500 g savoy cabbage, shredded 1 ripe avocado, stone removed, diced 300 g leftover roast chicken, shredded or chopped 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (optional) 3 tablespoons lemon juice Small handful mixed herbs, torn (tarragon, parsley and chervil) Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper 2 tablespoons pine nuts, toasted

Mash the avocado slightly to a creamy and slightly chunky texture in a bowl, then add the cabbage, roast chicken, olive oil (if using) and lemon juice and give it a good toss through so the avocado dresses the salad evenly. Season with salt and freshly cracked pepper. Arrange the salad onto a platter and sprinkle with fresh mixed herbs and pine nuts. Serve.


{ P E T E E VA N S - FA M I LY F O O D }

GOOD FEELS

Prawn cakes in lettuce cups { SERVES 4; EASY}

Ingredients

600 g (1 lb. 5 oz.) raw king prawns, shelled, deveined and diced 1 tablespoon fish sauce 1 garlic clove, finely chopped 1 long red chilli, roughly chopped 1 spring onion, finely sliced 1 tablespoon ice-cold water 2 tablespoons sesame seeds 80 ml (2½ fl oz/ 1/3 cup) coconut oil, melted Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 lime, halved

Tomato and Prawn Curry { SERVES 4; EASY}

Ingredients

800 g medium prawns ½ teaspoon ground turmeric 1 brown onion, finely diced 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 tablespoons coconut oil 1 x 400 g tin crushed tomatoes 250 ml (1 cup) water 3 teaspoons fish sauce

1 red long chilli, deseeded and thinly sliced, add another chilli is you like it spicy 1 small handful coriander leaves, picked 1 small handful Thai basil leaves, picked 1 lime, cut into wedges (optional)

1 Lebanese cucumber, seeded and julienned 1 carrot, julienned 150 g (5¼ oz.) bean sprouts Vietnamese mint, Thai basil and coriander leaves, to serve 1 butter lettuce, leaves separated Lime Dipping Sauce 1 small red chilli, roughly chopped 1 garlic clove, chopped 2 tablespoons fish sauce Juice of 2 limes

method

Process the prawns in a food processor until smooth and sticky. Add the fish sauce, garlic, chilli and spring onion and pulse until just combined. Add the water, then pulse to form a thick, coarse paste. Brush your hands with oil so the prawn mixture won’t stick to your hands, then divide the mixture into 10 equal portions and shape into golf-ball sized balls. Place the sesame seeds in a small bowl and roll the prawn balls in the seeds until lightly coated. Preheat a barbecue or chargrill pan to hot and brush with coconut oil. Cook the prawn balls for 5 minutes, turning occasionally, until golden and cooked through. Sprinkle with a little salt and pepper, then squeeze over the juice from the lime halves. To make the lime dipping sauce, pound the chilli and garlic with a mortar and pestle until almost smooth. Stir in the remaining ingredients and 3 tablespoons of water. Taste and adjust the flavours if necessary. Place the prawn balls, cucumber, carrot, bean sprouts, herbs and dipping sauce into small serving bowls. Arrange the lettuce cups on a platter, then allow your guests to fill their own lettuce cups with the prawn balls, vegetables, herbs and dipping sauce.

method

Peel and devein the prawns, keeping the tails intact, and rinse under cold water. Set aside. Heat a large wok or frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the oil, and once the oil is hot, add the turmeric, onions, and garlic. Lower the heat to medium, and cook, stirring frequently, until soft and translucent. Pour in the crushed tomatoes and water, bring to the boil, then reduce to a simmer and cook gently for 10 minutes. Stir in the fish sauce and chilli, then add the prawns and cook for 3 – 4 minutes or until the prawns have cooked through. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Portion into serving bowls or plates, top with some fresh coriander and Thai basil leaves, and serve with cauliflower rice or broccoli rice.

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Fight like a man

THE SCHOOLYARD BELL HAS SOUNDED, BUT THE ATTENTION HAS DRIFTED FROM GETTING BACK TO CLASS AS A SWELLING CHORUS CAN BE HEARD OVER THE LUNCHTIME FINAL SIREN “FIGHT, FIGHT, FIGHT!” A SCENE THAT SOUNDS ALL TOO SIMILAR, PERHAPS FROM OUR OWN CHILDHOOD, MET WITH THE SOLUTION OF VIOLENCE.

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anymore. By all means I support some measures accounts of violence, whether it is domestic, here are a couple of men I look up to in sexual assault, or coward punches thrown my life, my brother Michael and cousin of resilience, but to encourage an idea of after a night out. Are we a culture of men Adrian, who herald a tale, a battle of masculinity that is void of expression and snubs that has defined masculinity by a sense of epic proportions. A shipwreck themed out emotions. If emotions are only met with overcompensated machismo? Where solutions park was overrun by the “Big Kids”; resilience, is it no wonder it can manifest into are met by size and a puffing of chests. How are older bullies who had commandeered the ship violence? When a baby is hungry, it cries for food, we raising our boys to men? (And no, I’m not for their own and weren’t letting any passengers because it does not know how to say it is hungry talking about a 90’s boy band revival). aboard, not even the women and children. yet. How are we teaching responses to conflict, Mouth-propelled-canons of spit were fired in the when mainstream media and movies often Within western culture we have no markers of direction of my brother and cousin, who dodged answer in violence? becoming a man. When are we called to step up the initial volley of shots until Should we only be treating the Adrian was finally struck. Down but symptoms of violence or looking not out the pair quickly devised a to stop things at the root of the W I T H I N W E S T E R N C U LT U R E W E H A V E N O M A R K E R S plan, an unnatural disposition of cause? Domestic violence is a men’s OF BECOMING A MAN. WHEN ARE WE CALLED TO STEP most kids their age. Most would issue because it is a minority of men U P A N D TA K E O N T H E R E S P O N S I B I L I T Y O F M A N H O O D , have naturally elicited the fight treating women with violence and AND WHAT DOES MAKETH THE MAN? or flight response; come out arms disrespect and it is up to the majority swinging and fight or fly away to create a culture in which this is and bring in the heavy artillery of and take on the responsibility of manhood, and unacceptable. It’s also a men’s issue because, as getting the parents involved. Adrian and Michael what does maketh the man? In Jewish culture a leaders and decision-makers in our community, however went with Option C) piss in a cup. No boy’s coming of age is when he reaches 13 years men can play a vital role in helping to stop roundhouse kicks or haymakers thrown, the older old, they are held accountable for their actions violence against women. kids were driven away out of fear from contact and become a bar mitzvah. In the Hamar tribe of So where are the men? The fathers, the role with the yellow substance. One boy however Ethiopia, to become a man you’ll have to jump models, the culture changers, the teachers, the remained, calling out my cousin’s bluff, as if he’d over a herd of cattle before you can get married. voice for the voiceless, the outspoken for the dare shower another person with his own bodily These however are mere markers, the deeperoverlooked. If we are to achieve change we must fluids. Shots were fired, a playground was won, rooted issue is not the cultural transition from first make a change within ourselves and learn my brother and cousin the victors claiming to boyhood to manhood, but what are our cultural how to fight like a man. parents it was merely Fanta and water… It wasn’t. expectations of men that we need to teach and model to boys? One initiative combatting domestic violence is Although hilarious and effective, I’m not condoning to solve all your quarrels with piss in a cup. The news is too often headlined with

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