A Sleek, Contemporary Co-Working Space for South Melbourne

Written for Broadsheet Inside a beehive there’s a system of self-organisation among residents, but without its fellow bees, the individual is largely ineffective. Likewise the tenants at South Hive, a new co-working space in South Melbourne, operate individual businesses, but the co-operation of the collective helps them to grow. “We wanted a place where people … Continue reading A Sleek, Contemporary Co-Working Space for South Melbourne

Coming Soon: A Cafe Dedicated to Nourish Bowls

Written for Broadsheet “Nourish bowls” are having a moment. Beginning with acai bowls and rapidly mutating to include many varieties of nutrient-rich veggies, healthy fats and quality proteins, they’re increasingly ubiquitous in the wellness dining space. Advocates reckon they provide a nutritious alternative to on-the-go meals and typically look as great as they taste. So, … Continue reading Coming Soon: A Cafe Dedicated to Nourish Bowls

Leather made from the root structure of mushrooms now exists

Written for Fashion Journal Move aside pineapple leather, there’s now another sustainable leather alternative about to hit the market. And it’s made from mushrooms. Bolt Threads, a startup specialising in new and innovative materials for the fashion industry, is soon to debut handbags made from the root structure of mushrooms. Dubbed Mycelium, the fabric is far … Continue reading Leather made from the root structure of mushrooms now exists

First Look: Pidapipo Opens in Degraves Street

Written for Broadsheet Granitas, Sicilian brioche ice-cream sandwiches and a custom pink terrazzo floor on Degraves Street can only mean one thing: Pidapipo Gelateria has arrived in the CBD. This is Lisa Valmorbida’s third gelato store, and it’s taken up residence in one of Melbourne’s most iconic laneways. “We always like our stores to be … Continue reading First Look: Pidapipo Opens in Degraves Street

Now Open: A 100 Per Cent Plant-Based Cafe in the West

Written for Broadsheet A maidenhair fern needs frequent watering (but not too much) and the perfect amount of sunlight and humidity in order to thrive. You need to think carefully about location and environment before you put one anywhere. “I’d definitely call that [a plant] that wants attention but will reward you for it,” says horticulturalist Stephanie … Continue reading Now Open: A 100 Per Cent Plant-Based Cafe in the West

Classe 90 Opens in Keilor East

Written for Broadsheet For Francesco Stella, opening a pizza shop was always part of the game plan. With his family history in pizza, it seemed like the next logical play. Like his Italian heritage, soccer is in his blood. Stella currently plays for Port Melbourne SC. Before that, he was an attacking midfielder for local … Continue reading Classe 90 Opens in Keilor East

Field Black Opens in Northcote

Written for Broadsheet If you ask owner Fraser Davies how he came to name his new cafe Field Black, you’ll get a couple of answers. The meaning of “Black” changes depending on your provenance. If you’re a Melburnian, “black” refers to the city’s (stereotypical) penchant for black clothes, and its thriving coffee scene. But Kiwis … Continue reading Field Black Opens in Northcote