renegade COLLECTIVE Dec 2016

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JORDAN SULLIVAN Artist Jordan is a writer and artist living in Los Angeles. His photographs, curatorial projects and prose have appeared in publications such as The Paris Review, The New York Times T Magazine, The New Yorker and Italian Vogue. He’s behind this month’s artist takeover. This issue we feature one of your recent works, ‘Death Valley’, which incorporates pastels, bleeding hues and the mountains. What was your inspiration? I wanted to create portraits of human emotions using colour and landscape imagery. This started in Death Valley [on the Californian side of the border between California and Nevada]. I photographed the desert in such a way to mirror all these feelings of humanity – absence, calm, loss, hope, tragedy, love. The pictures also function as a sort of document of time passing,…

40 editor’s letter

This month I am totally back in flow and loving life. Wow, what a great sentence to write after a few very tough weeks. Things are now moving again with perfect synchronicity and serendipity. It is quite amazing what a bit of forced, conscious downtime can do. These days I rarely get the luxury of time to have one-on-ones with people, but this month I had the opportunity to spend some beautiful, connected time with members of our community. Amongst the coffees and gatherings, I realised that this is one of my all-time, favourite things to do and it reinforces to me exactly why I get out of bed every day – to help people live their very best lives. This month brought yet another strong reminder to myself to always, unequivocally,…

a day at jansz tasmania’s vineyard, pipers brook

After a week of gloomy weather, the heavens smiled upon the stunning Jansz Tasmania Vineyard as the sun dazzled over our intimate luncheon of 70 guests, all there to indulge in delectable sparkling wines and enchanting tales from Jansz Tasmania. It was an incredibly special day, as the first Collective Hub event to take place in Tasmania. Lisa Messenger, Collective Hub’s Founder, CEO and Editor-in-Chief, led a conversation with the experts from Jansz Tasmania: Louisa Rose (head of winemaking), Jen Doyle (vigneron) and Maxine Harris (wine room manager). Louisa, Jen and Maxine shared the secrets of both the science and the passion that goes into creating their premium sparkling wines; from detailing Méthode Tasmanoise (the way in which Jansz Tasmania sparkling wines are made) to sharing the history and sentimental stories…


SPOTLIGHT OUR PAGES HAVE INSPIRED JESS FROM SERENDIPITY STYLING & DESIGN TO START HER OWN BUSINESS. Three years ago, I picked up my first-ever copy of Collective Hub. At the time I was struggling to find my purpose. As a sufferer of anxiety, I lacked the confidence to believe that I can achieve big things. After reading the magazine from front to back, I instantly felt inspired. That afternoon I enrolled into an interior and design course. Fast-forward to the present, I am now a qualified interior stylist and creative director of my own business and I am pregnant with my first child. I honestly could not have found peace and happiness in my life if it wasn’t for Collective Hub. Thank you for giving me the tools to believe, dream and…

the find

FUR REAL We mustn’t forget our furry friends amid the festivities. The Body Shop sure hasn’t, celebrating its silly season – and 40th anniversary – with Reggie The Red Shanked Douc, a lovesick monkey who has lost his habitat (as if dating and mating weren’t hard enough). Already working with the World Land Trust in Vietnam, the eco-beauty giant is throwing its weight behind two new projects in Indonesia and Malaysia, building ‘bio-bridges’ that reconnect damaged habitats and allow Reggie and other critically endangered animals like the Sumatran tiger to meet their one-and-only. The best way to help? For every beautiful pre-made gift you buy this Christmas, The Body Shop will restore one square metre of rainforest in these regions. thebodyshop.com.au/bio-bridges TIE ME UP Dapper dads and dudes will not be disappointed to…

a life designed

Cass, of Cass Deller Design, is nesting in her newly renovated studio. “I’m starting to put things on the walls,” says the graphic artist and mother to toddler Eddie, bursting with inspiration. “It’s so simple, but for me, I’m like, ‘Yep, I’m ready to go again!’” This wasn’t always so. A born creative, Cass flung herself fresh out of high school into an interior design course and, a handful of design firms later, landed at the helm of retail design for Westfield. You could say she had it made – maybe. “I was literally just going to a corporate nine-to-five, Monday to Friday,” says the Brisbane-born Sunshine Coaster, whose artistic flair was daily being relegated to spreadsheets. “I was getting over it and was really uninspired. ” So, adding night classes at Shillington…