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Peppermint Magazine

Peppermint Magazine Autumn 2016

Peppermint is an Australian quarterly print magazine focused on style, sustainability and substance. Covering slow food, ethical fashion, natural living, health and beauty, diversity, social entrepreneurs and more, it was created for the rapidly growing number of individuals who appreciate design and creativity, but also care about social and environmental issues and things that matter. With diverse, carefully curated content and beautiful photography – including fashion profiles and shoots, inspiring and informative editorials, and thought-provoking features – Peppermint is a celebration of all that’s good in our changing world.

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4 min.
editor’s letter

ISSUE 29 AUTUMN 2016 As we go to print on this beautiful love-themed issue, it’s most likely no coincidence that I am also madly planning for my wedding in two weeks’ time – I’m a sucker for punishment, clearly – so love is most definitely in the air. And so it would be slightly remiss of me to not be pondering what the big L means to me at this time of my life. Love is such a personal, individual thing – we all experience it on varying levels, in such unique ways. It often brings with it many things: heartache, jealousy, anger, joy and countless big-haired, angsty power ballads. I am certainly no expert in love, having had my fair share of broken hearts and false starts over the years,…

1 min.

instagram.com/ohyeah_rachael RACHAEL CROUCH writer I’m a digital content-writing Queenslander living in Melbourne. I love shopping for ethically made homewares, reading difficult novels and poring over magazines like Peppermint. Love is... as Emily Dickinson said, “So startling it leaves little time for anything else.” cargocollective.com/brentwilson BRENT WILSON illustrator I’m an editorial and commercial illustrator and designer. I draw inspiration from mid-century advertising campaigns, children’s books and cartoon shows. Love is... acceptance and respect. I will accept the baked treats that you offer and respect your wishes by making sure none go to waste. depthsofbeauty.com.au EMMILY BANKS makeup artist I’m a modern day hippie, natural makeup artist, eco beauty advocate and the founder of Depths Of Beauty. My passion is to inspire conscious beauty and authentic wellbeing to create healthy and positive change in the world! Love is... the highest state of living…

4 min.

Say hello... SEND US YOUR THOUGHTS AND THESE ERE PEREZ GOODIES COULD BE YOURS! All writers published in the next issue’s Letterbox will receive a cute cosmetics bag containing products valued at $77.85 from Ere Perez, an Australian-owned company that creates natural makeup packed with active ingredients, vitamins and organic oils. Each bag contains one Beautiful Beetroot Cheek and Lip Tint, featuring rosehip extract and organic beetroot pigments, and one Natural Almond Oil Mascara with super-conditioning vitamin E. They’re guaranteed to give you a gorgeous glow this autumn and help brighten up those chilly days! ereperez.com GET IN TOUCH AT HELLO@PEPPERMINTMAG.COM Dear Peppermint, Thanks so much for producing such a fascinating, well-researched and holistic magazine. We recently returned to Australia after several years of living in Europe and Asia, and I was so enchanted…

8 min.

IT TAKES TWO Does food taste better piled atop elegant stoneware and porcelain tableware that’s been handmade with soul? Brisbane ceramicist Miya Valmadre-McCrae reckons that might just be so. With her label Two Warm Hands, Miya hand-crafts beautifully minimalist kitchenware that includes plates, mugs, jugs and spoons, occasionally embellished with happy little polka dots, stripes or checks. Miya says she’s obsessed with “building practical beauty,” so her pieces are made sturdy enough to withstand the rowdiest of dinner parties. Time to write the invite list. twowarmhands.com endless vacation Ah, holidays. Sleep ins, long walks on the beach, hammock hangs and zero responsibilities – that kind of goodness should really never end. Which is basically why Queenslander Hayley Bracewell created an uber-comfy range of 100% organic cotton tees, shorts, tops and wraps. Her Australian-made Bracewell+Lounge…

4 min.
peppermint loves edith rewa

“I want to use these silk squares to parade exquisite flora and fauna, bringing dusty museum cases, foggy glasshouses and their contents back into popular excitement and onto our heads!” Combining her skills in technical drawing with qualifications in textile design, her illustrations aren’t destined for dog-eared textbooks, but for beautiful accessories that can be worn and admired. Shortly before her hugely successful design collaboration with Gorman, she founded her own label, Edith Rewa, in 2015. Her debut collection, Fossick, is a range of digitally printed silk scarves (or as Edith calls them, “wearable head museums”) that serve as silken display cabinets for some of her favourite foraged specimens. From her family home in rural Victoria to the urban jungles of Melbourne and Sydney, and a brief sojourn in Estonia, where she…

5 min.
green scene

hope for the future David sure knows how to keep busy. Last year, he published his 52nd book, Letters to my Grandchildren, an inspiring collection of advice about meaningful living alongside anecdotes from his incredible life and career. This March, the same month he turns 80, he’ll appear as part of the WOMADelaide Festival’s Planet Talks program to share insights about how we can make the world a better place. We caught up with David to find out why he’s hopeful about the future and our place in it. What will you be talking about at this year’s WOMADelaide festival? I’ll be talking about the themes in Letters to my Grandchildren and probably reading from a number of passages. It’s an attempt to pass on things I’ve learned in my life that I…