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Interview: Benjamin Baldwin

September

The Slowpoke: BENJAMIN BALDWIN // Photo by: Hilary Walker Benjamin Baldwin is a man who opts for time honoured methods over modern shortcuts. He finds beauty in every join and detail and the time and skills required to get there. And as a maker who works only with recycled materials (and machinery!) he knows the value of a decent piece of otherwise discarded timber better than many.
Interview: Benjamin Baldwin
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OPINION: SLOW BUSINESS

April

The Slowpoke: SLOW BUSINESS We meet a lot of lovely folk through The Slowpoke. From those who embody slow living in so many facets of their lifestyle to those who are learning loads along the way on slowing their lives down. And everywhere in between. One thing they all have in common is that they always have plenty of wonderful opinions, stories and anecdotes worth sitting down over a cup of tea for.
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INTERVIEW: A PLOT IN COMMON

January

The Slowpoke: A PLOT IN COMMON No matter how little your prior experience is, often the desire to do something is all you need to do it well. Ben and Tasha Shoo knew close to nothing of growing their own food, or of keeping animals, or starting an orchard, or of the inherent life changes and hard work that came with farming. 
INTERVIEW: A PLOT IN COMMON
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INTERVIEW: HEARTH COLLECTIVE

September

theslowpoke_hearthcollective1 Nestled away in her studio in Yarraville, Victoria, Alichia van Rhijn is a master of many trades. Where many artisans of handmade products will stick to one material, Alichia is a talent across woodwork, ceramics and metalwork. All of this she throws into her handcrafted brand Hearth Collective. From hand-carved spoons and wooden chopping boards, to ceramic vessels and jewellery stands, Alichia creates a range of items that a lot of love and handmade goodness have gone into.
INTERVIEW: HEARTH COLLECTIVE
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LORD HOWE ISLAND

July

theslowpoke_lordhoweisland1 Off the coast of NSW is a quiet island that we could keep coming back to, again, and again, and again. Actually, maybe we ought to just not leave. Lord Howe Island is just a skip, hop and an ocean away from the east coast. More specifically it’s 600 km and a two-hour flight from Sydney or Brisbane. The small island, made of volcanic rock that juts from the Pacific Ocean, feels as though it’s in the middle of
LORD HOWE ISLAND
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