All posts tagged: Australia

SIPP: Byron Bay Sustainable Coffee

Coffee lovers, your morning coffee just got a whole lot better! Good friends Dylan Garft & Luke Zocchi are founders of Byron Bay’s very own SIPP, Instant Coffee, a game changer in the world of coffee.  SIPP offers affordable sustainable gourmet coffee.  SIPP’s ethos is focused on evolving and refining the way coffee is produced on the market, with the betterment of the planet in mind.  As a means of reducing their environmental impact, no plastic is used in their packaging.  SIPP uses 100% compostable packaging made from plant based materials, predominately from the Eucalyptus tree.  The compostable packaging is Vincotte certified, this means “it biodegrades to its natural components within 26 weeks, leaving only safe compost with which to nourish the next seasons planting” (SIPP).  As part of their sustainable practice for every tree used, another tree is planted in its place.  Furthermore, SIPP avoids the manufacturing of unsustainable coffee home pods all together.  Reason being, in Australia alone an estimated 3 million are used per day.  A focus on a sustainable future for …

Stoak’d About Pop Art, Fashion & Supporting Local

Kevin Mounsor and Marc Laurenson are two cool dudes who have built a Pop Art inspired: art gallery, clothing line and design company known as Stoak’d Cayman.  Their combined talent has lead to the success of their business including trendy art pieces capturing pop culture in their own signature style as well as fashionable clothing.  The dream team is an inspiration for both aspiring and established artists, demonstrating the power of artistic collaboration and hard work.  Marc Laurenson originally came up with the idea of Stoak’d while living in Australia. Later, he moved to the Cayman Islands and after meeting up with Kevin Mounsor and talking about art and Stoak’d over a couple of drinks they decided to team up to and combine their talent and machines to build their pop art inspired design company.  Since then, they have made their mark on Cayman’s local art scene. Bamboo Skate Sunglasses Stoak’d Cayman has added to their fashion collection a line of cool shades that are eco-friendly.  They have combined their passion for fashion with an …

Poetry, Art + Saving the Planet

Recently, I was listening to the song Dream Catch Me, by Newton Faulkner and it reminded me of my many trips to Australia.  I love how songs can transport you back to different places you have visited and times in your life.  The lyrics of this song ignited inspiration in me, to write.  It’s been a long time since I have written anything.  A passion of mine is writing poetry and short stories.  As for the blog, sorry everyone, that I haven’t made any recent posts until now.  I guess it’s best to write when you are inspired and can produce quality writing.  Writing that I hope will inspire. Some years ago I was humbled, when a poem I wrote was featured in a local news paper for Earth Day.  I’d like to believe that when writing or producing art in any form, it is not just for the sake of creating art, but to inspire and make a positive difference in the world. Art is an incredible gift and absolutely fascinating.  I think of …