renegade COLLECTIVE Sep 2016

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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MAX MAY, Hair + Make-Up Artist Max May is one of Australia’s leading hair and make-up artists. He has worked with the likes of Rose Byrne, Teresa Palmer, Daria Werbowy and Erin Heatherton and lent his talents to publications from Vogue Italia to ELLE Japan. This month, Max unleashed his talents on Jess Gomes for our cover. MOLLY KING, Stylist Molly King is a Brisbane-based Australian fashion stylist and creative director. You may have spotted Molly on her Instagram and blog of the same name, Foxy Zingaro. Specialising in fashion editorial and campaign productions for international clients, Molly has worked with brands including Sabo Skirt, Samantha Wills, The Iconic and Westfield. Molly styled this month’s cover shoot. YULIA GORODINSKI, Photographer Israel-based photographer Yulia Gorodinski has the ability to take engaging and unique self-portraits. Yulia contributed…

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I have to admit, this month tested me a little. You see, after four years in our previous office (where we had started with just three of us and then grown to nearly 10 times that number of staff) we finally made the move to a bigger space. But, as happens with these things, our beautiful new space was still being renovated and, well, we were very nearly officeless! Looking back on 15 years of running my own businesses, there have been countless challenges as big as this one and I’ve worked hard to not be so attached to each one, to ride these waves without getting emotionally wiped out every time. I’ve done this so often that it’s, generally, my default way of thinking. Yet something about moving office –…


WINNER! After a busy morning, I have just put my very active one-yearold down for his mid-morning nap. I finally have an opportunity to take a deep breath, make a cup of tea and open up my latest issue. Collective Hub to me is a slice of things to come and takes me away from the everyday activities of nappychanging and building blocks. I love the variety of articles and as soon as I turn the first page my creative juices start to flow. As I’m recovering from postnatal depression, your divine magazine is giving me a burst of wellbeing and mindfulness that I crave. Thank you for being there and helping me through this wild journey that is motherhood. Holly Pinzone WIN ME! Keep the comments coming. We love hearing how Collective…

how to filter the crap out of your life.

CLEANSE YOUR MIND (IN 5 MINUTES) Tim Ferriss, Oprah and Arianna Huffington are all fans of journaling. Even Jack Dorsey uses the Day One Journal app to digitally record his thoughts. Indeed, a New Zealand study found that ‘expressive writing’ can help to reduce distress and anxiety, even speeding up recovery time for patients who have undergone medical treatment. But what if writing away your worries feels like just another commitment? There’s now a time-saving alternative perfect for fans of brevity. The Five Minute Journal, published by Intelligent Change, is a bite-sized diary designed for busy people. Just fill out a few simple questions designed to encourage a positive mindset, decide on an affirmation and set an intention. That’s 300 seconds well spent. REDUCE DIGITAL OVERFLOW CHANGE… YOUR VOICEMAIL MESSAGE. In 2014, Coca…

coffee, anyone?

Starting one business is task enough, but entrepreneur Sam Coombes just couldn’t stop there. With Batlow Cider, surf label The Critical Slide Society and Will&Co coffee roasting ventures under his belt, it seems it’s a case of ‘the more the merrier’ for Sam and his brother-slashbusiness partner, Rich. Today, Will&Co has an eponymous cafe in Sydney’s Bondi, supplies coffee to dozens of eateries across the city and its coffee cart regularly pops up at events. Here, the multi-tasking businessman talks f**k ups, family and how Shakespeare (via his dad) has led the way. WHERE DOES YOUR ENTREPRENEURIAL STREAK COME FROM? My dad ran his own businesses from his late thirties until he passed away in his late fifties. So I was always around that entrepreneurial environment. I remember going into my dad’s…

going to the source

WE FIRST STARTED IN THE HEALTH FOOD INDUSTRY IN 2007 after leaving corporate Sydney to pursue a sea change and a simpler life away from the rat race. We [Emma and husband Paul Medeiros] purchased a fruit, veggie and health food store in Mullumbimby, New South Wales. We learnt a lot about healthy living, good food, organic food and the importance of supporting local businesses and local farmers in that time. WHEN WE OPENED OUR FIRST SOURCE STORE IN 2012, we had no idea that it would turn out so big. Once we realised how passionate people were about it, we became quietly confident that it would work in other areas. We knew our challenges would be educating people about the bulk format and ensuring we continued to offer outstanding customer…