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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.
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Interview: Little Veggie Patch Co.

July

The Slowpoke: LITTLE VEGGIE PATCH CO // Photo by Emma Bowen There’s certainly no shortage of studies purporting the fact that gardening is a good contributor to happiness – which goes a long way to explain the perpetual smile that graces the face of Mat Pember, founder of Little Veggie Patch Co.
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INTERVIEW: SHIKO

October

The Slowpoke: INTERVIEW: SHIKO Though you wouldn’t know it from her affinity and talent for ceramics, Sophie Harle only just, a few short years ago, began to follow her long-held dream of creating ceramics full-time, when she launched Shiko. After a decade working in PR and market research, four years ago financial pressure to work a “regular job” eased up and she threw herself into throwing. Sophie makes the kind of earthy, honest and homely ceramics that make you want to eat every
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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.
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INTERVIEW: TROLLEY’D

September

theslowpoke_trolleydsustainableorganiccocktails5 If you happen to see a pair of misplaced pilots wandering around your local park somewhere in Sydney, don’t direct them to the nearest airport. Direct them to your party. You’ll be glad you did. Christopher Thomas and Byron Woolfrey are the owners of Trolley’d. Using local, organic, native and foraged ingredients, Chris and Byron create delicious cocktails from their recycled Ansett airline service trolleys. Spot them in your neighbourhood and they’re no doubt scavenging a few berries
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