renegade COLLECTIVE Feb 2017

Collective Hub combines style and substance with a fresh perspective on the issues that matter – across business, design, technology, social change, fashion, travel, food, film and art. Through a combination of high-profile stories and beautiful visuals in our print magazine, engaging digital content on our website, one-of-a-kind events, custom-made products and much more, Collective Hub’s constant vision is to uplift and empower people to live their fullest lives. Whether you are looking for a boost of creativity, professional advice from industry experts, the most exciting places to experience or a warm and practical pep talk, Collective Hub is your guide to making a positive impact in the world.

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HANNAH CARRICK, Artist Hannah lives and works in Sydney as an artistic jack of all trades, delving into visual art, graphic design and illustration. Originally from Lennox Head, New South Wales, she draws inspiration from a childhood spent amongst nature and early memories of the ocean and lush greenery. A graduate of CATC Design School, her work combines intricate lines and bold colours, often incorporating the female form. Her art also traverses the canvas and appears on ceramics, clothing and other apparel. Hannah created this month’s Artist Takeover. IN YOUR OPINION, WHAT MAKES A GREAT ART PIECE? Use of colours. I hear people say a lot about simple artworks, “I could’ve done that.” I think a lot of art can be replicated, but I think people forget that these types of artists…

42 editor’s letter

At the end of this month we turn four. I can hardly believe it. On milestones like this, from time to time, I go back and read my first editor’s letter that I wrote in January 2013 – and it gives me shivers to my absolute core! My vision, my intention, my determination. It’s the sheer ballsiness of what I wrote that really gets me, when clearly I could have absolutely no idea just how big and vast the Collective Hub brand would become and the journey that we (and by ‘we’ I mean both my team and our amazing community) would be swept up on. Re-reading it now is a revitalising exercise. In it I wrote, “I had a vision – to create the greatest, most stylish, innovative, authentic, conscious,…


WINNER! Just wanted to write in and say that I loved this latest issue. I have been buying Collective Hub since it first came out, which is the exact same time that I started my own business. I get excited to get each issue and enjoy reading the Editor’s Letter – I love reading about the behind-thescenes of building your magazine and business. When I first started out, we had no money and I had to scrape together to buy your magazine. Now we have just moved into our own gorgeous home we bought just before Christmas. Life has changed so much for us and I feel the support of you and your team through the pages of your magazine. Thanks so much. Nicky Leonti Rewind back to January 2016 and my…

the find

PUT IT IN A LIST There’s a list, and then there’s a list. Because we all know sometimes you just need to let your pen do its thing and write it all out. That’s why our latest obsession comes in the form of George & Willy’s Studio Roller, a mounted roller that distributes brown butcher’s paper with the turn of a wheel, perfect for any home office, cafe menu or co-working space. After stumbling on an old roll of butcher’s paper in one of their grandad’s boat shed, co-creators George Wilkins and Will McCallum got their creative heads together and created a black, minimal bracket to roll out and dispense the paper perfectly. Place your orders now folks, because we can’t guarantee we won’t scoop them all up. georgeandwilly.com HOT SPOT Whether you’re…

stepping off the sideline

It was a path-altering wrist injury in Lewis Howes’ rookie season of playing professional football that brought years of hard work and what promised to be a bright future to a screeching halt. “Eighteen months later I was still recovering from a painful surgery and living on my sister’s couch, broke and depressed,” confesses Lewis. “I knew I had to come up with a new career plan, but was clueless as to what that could be.” Spending the seemingly endless hours of unemployment on social media and LinkedIn, Lewis managed to carve a completely new pathway for himself; building a seven-figure business, launching wildly popular self-help podcast, The School of Greatness, and publishing a book of the same name that made it onto The New York Times Best Seller list. Here’s how…

sun-soaked success

For some, the word ‘rashie’ might conjure memories of having skintight fluorescent Lycra forcibly tugged down over your head by protective parents. (For those not acquainted with the Aussie colloquialism for a rash vest, thoughts might turn to something even more uncomfortable – and itchy.) Whatever your associations with the stretchy ol’ rash vest are, ‘stylish’ is unlikely to be among them. “The lack of attractive sun-safe [swimwear] options was absolutely my motivation for creating SunSoaked,” says Kate Davis Steer, the Brisbanite whose UPF 50+ Italian Lycra designs have attracted many a first-time rashie wearer. “My aim is to make sun protection so much more appealing and accessible.” It’s a vital mission, Kate says, as Aussies and New Zealanders suffer the highest rate of melanoma in the world, and other dangerous skin…