BuyMeOnce Festival Guide: 7 Essential Buys & What to Avoid

BuyMeOnce Festival Guide: 7 Essential Buys & What to Avoid

As you slink back to your campsite, as the clock ticks past 3am, and as the last glory of Sunday night fades into a weather-beaten Monday... the last thing you want to stumble into is a half-collapsed, sodden seamed, waterlogged tent. We discover the dos and don'ts of festival going.

March 03, 2017
10 Books to Read for a Better You & a Better Planet

10 Books to Read for a Better You & a Better Planet

For a fantastic lifetime gift, you can’t go wrong with a good book. Books stretch the imagination, inspire new ideas, encourage creativity and educate. They make great heirloom gifts – they never go out of style and can be read again and again. This year, give someone you love the gift of inspiration and wisdom.

March 03, 2017
From Lightbulb to Smartphone: The Top 7 Built-to-Last Electricals

From Lightbulb to Smartphone: The Top 7 Built-to-Last Electricals

 A LIGHTBULB MOMENT Have you seen The Lightbulb Conspiracy? If you haven’t, consider adding it to your Christmas film list. Maybe you’ve already had your fill of outrage for the year, but persevere – take a deep breath, absorb the information and you can always fix yourself.

March 03, 2017
Cull the Clutter: A Practical Guide to Decluttering

Cull the Clutter: A Practical Guide to Decluttering

Six months ago, I arrived in London with everything I owned – my DSLR, a carry-on bag of travel essentials and a single (extendable) suitcase filled with my clothes and important possessions. Seems minimalist, but I assure you it took a lot of blood, sweat and tears to make it a reality.

March 03, 2017
Purge the Plastic: The Detriment of Food Packaging & How to Shop More Sustainably

Purge the Plastic: The Detriment of Food Packaging & How to Shop More Sustainably

THE PESTILENCE OF PLASTIC Between California and Japan, beginning only miles off of the coast of North America, floats a five metre-deep concentrated soup of microplastic and debris.

October 27, 2016
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Things I Don’t Need

When I was growing up, accumulating things seemed like a right of passage through to adulthood. The choice between having and not having something was a no-brainer to me. You always want to have the thing. My constant refrain while out shopping with my mum was “But mummy I need it! I NEED IT!”

February 01, 2016