At Bodhi Tree Surfboards we build and teach people how to build hollow wooden surfboards using locally sustainably grown paulownia. The boards are built as functional boards first and foremost, but also as functional art pieces and eventually heirlooms.
Bodhi Tree Surfboards was founded on sharing a passion that gives a sense of pride and accomplishment. We’ve created a workshop environment where builders from all walks of life and with all sorts of skill levels can find their groove and create something that will blow their minds
I’m most inspired by human potential and knowing that when we put our minds to something there’s not much we can’t achieve. We only have to extend ourselves a little to grow a lot and I think that’s the greatest asset of our lives, not what we have but who we have become.
My morning ritual is a cup of coffee, some smooth tunes and then a lot of laps around the workshop preparing for the day, sweeping, preparing timber, making sure builds are ready for their builders. This is my time to set the vibe in the shop, my time to remove as many bumps from the day as early as possible.
My go to place to restore balance is definitely the ocean, whether for a surf, a swim, or just a stroll, there’s no place like the beach to feel connected again.
I like to think that I’m more of a creator than a consumer, I think this gives me more appreciation for what I consume. I suppose it’s made me a conscious consumer and a big part of that is an appreciation for the work and pride that goes into what I consume personally and at work. I consciously support local business because I know somewhere down the line they are putting themselves on the line to provide something they feel passionate about, whether it’s shopping at the local IGA or using local importers I think there is a strength that flows into community when we support our communities.
This is a trick question right……?
My past career was in natural medicine and from the moment I became aware of Pressed Earth I’ve always been blown away by the thought, understanding, and philosophy that goes into the Pressed Earth brews. My top three favourites are, Espresso Nuts, omg so delicious, Vitamin See for that tangy zesty wowza sensation, and Greens Two as a gift for my body.
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We are a ceramics studio based in Fremantle, specialising in hand building one off pieces for the home, catering, and restaurants around Perth. More than that, Winterwares exists as a reminder to slow down and find contentment in simple, daily rituals.
When we started, I got a lot of comments about how peaceful the studio felt, so we decided to share it with others through our Mindful Making workshops. From white speckled latte cups, scented candles, and hanging planters, each piece is the outcome of our quiet revolution to find joy in the ordinary, simple moment. When we're working in the studio, we try to practice this by taking our time to enjoy lunch, or using that time to put our phones away and focus entirely on making with clay.
Anything that has a calming or grounding effect is inspiring to me. It could be a piece of music, a walk at the beach, or a pile of vintage linen at a swap-meet. If it helps me to pause, reminds me to breath, or to be present, it usually has an influence on my ceramic designs.
I start most mornings with a freshly brewed cup of chai on my back porch and on a perfect day, I'll also do some meditation, the gardening, or some yoga. While they don't happen every morning, I always make the time for a quiet cup of tea before the day gets busy.
My studio is my happy place, I find it so meditative to work with the clay. When home I love to light some candles, put music on and take a hot bath. In Summer a float in the ocean does wonders for restoring balance.
Supporting local means being aware of where and how things are made and supporting the people in my community who make things with love and integrity. As much as possible I try to buy less, but buy quality; considering materials, craftsmanship, sustainability and beauty.
Nilla Nuts with vanilla bean, almonds, dates, mineral water.
Thanks for having us Sim!
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Spring is a popular time to start afresh with a juice cleanse, and if you're about to jump on the bandwagon but have never done a cleanse before, it can help to get informed about what to expect, and prepare so you get the most of our your cleanse.
There's a ton of good information out there, and once you're down with the nitty gritty, the next step is just to take the plunge!
Get ready for your cleanse a couple of days before you start by preparing your mindset - think about why you want to cleanse and what you want to achieve from the process. Next, cut back on the nasties - basically anything refined, processed or packed with caffeine, sugar or salt - and switch to primarily plant-based whole foods. Staying properly hydrated is also important to get the process in motion; so drink lots of water and cut back on alcohol in the lead up to your cleanse.
Now's also a good time to plan for post-cleanse - what changes can you make to find more balance in your life?
Don't fly solo - tag your co-pilot! If it's your first time doing a cleanse, it's a lot more fun if you bring someone else along for the ride. Look out for one another and help keep each other on track during your cleanse. Do some activities together, meet for a juice - you won't feel like you have to stay shut up a home all day. If you live with others, it helps to get your partner or housemates get on board and cleanse with you.
A cleanse is something that nurtures you and your body. It's a process that supports repair and renewal; it's not meant to be torture! Remind yourself that you're doing something just for you and your health, and treat yourself to a beautiful restorative yoga class or a massage.
For an at-home treatment to complement your cleanse, try dry skin brushing with a body brush before jumping in the shower. 5 minutes of dry brushing (in a gentle circular motion towards the heart) exfoliates the skin, boosts circulation and stimulates the lymphatic system - enhancing the detoxifying effects of your cleanse.
An epsom salt bath is another easy way to get a little at home indulgence, encouraging deep relaxation as well as complimenting the detoxification process. Epsom salts have been used for centuries to stimulate detoxification, reduce inflammation and relieve stress. The sulfur draws impurities out of the skin, flushing out toxins from the body.
Add 2 cups of epsom salts to a warm bath and soak for 20 mins.
We always finish the day with a warmed nut mylk. When you've been on the juice all day, a little more texture and temperature can help change things up a bit. We like to pour the warmed nut mylk from teapot and sip it from a favourite mug, to a bring a little ritual to the routine.
Remember to heat your nut mylk very gently in a saucepan over low heat - don't let it boil.
Beware old habits! Go easy on the days following your cleanse - stay hydrated and stick to fresh or lightly cooked plant-based wholefoods and gradually reintroduce other food types into your diet. Make new habits and embrace your life in balance!
Our Spring Cleanse is now available - using the freshest, local, seasonal produce - get it online delivered to your door or drop by our Claremont shop to pick one up.
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We also sat down with the creators and got the low-down on the inspiration behind their collections and what 'supporting local' means to them
Linneys is about creating a fine piece of jewellery but also about starting a story, and making details into beauty
In the randomness yet uniformity of nature
Movement of any kind, be it surfing, cycling or training in the gym. Then time with the family
I find balance when I'm in the moment, which could be surfing, mountain biking, or simply spending a lazy afternoon with my family
Nurturing resources and making them sustainable in our immediate community
Winter One or Strawberry Fields
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Baby it's cold outside! Winter in Perth has definitely arrived, and that means uggboots, slow cooking and red wine, but also those lingering colds, dry skin and an overall feeling of heaviness as we seek comfort foods and hibernation indoors.
But there is a way to support your health during these wintry days, without loosing the comfort factor.
At this time of year we reach for a little winter remedy in the form of a deeply nutritious bone broth by Slurp. Bone broth is no new-age health fad; it's a known remedy that has been used for thousands of years. Chinese medicine recognises its uses in supporting digestive health while providing essential amino acids (19 of them in fact!) to strengthen muscle and improve tissue regeneration.
If you haven't tried it or are still sceptical on its benefits, here are 5 reasons why it can keep your health in balance this winter:
1. It boosts your immune system
Just like the ol' faithful chicken soup remedy, the amino acids in bone broth help support the body's immune system, by reducing respiratory inflammation and improving digestion. As well as defending you from the common cold, the properties in both broth are thought to provide relief from allergies, asthma and arthritis.
2. It promotes detoxification
Toxins are everywhere… second hand smoke, pollution, pesticides, dust, mould – they are the hidden nasties that are damaging your health, causing tiredness, mood swings, and food cravings.
And while the body has its own detoxification systems, it can use a helping hand now and then to keep it in optimum shape. The glycine and potassium found in bone broth support liver detoxification – Glycine is a building block of glutathione - the body’s main detoxifying agent. Glutathione can help eliminate nasties like mercury and lead from the body, as well as improving the body's use of antioxidants.
3. It heals the gut
We know that gut health is critical to our overall health. It impacts our digestive health and our immune system, but also impacts memory, sleep, mood and brain cognition.
Bone broth is rich in gelatin (that's why it sets - heat it up before drinking!) and natural collagen. Gelatin strengthens and repairs the cells lining the gut, assisting the growth of good bacteria and aiding against food sensitivities which many of us are prone to. Not only is it easy to digest and full of minerals, it assists the body to absorb the essential nutrients in the foods you eat.
4. It's Anti-inflammatory
One of the other benefits of good gut health is its ability to reduce inflammation in the body. Inflammation can occur when the body reacts to certain foods, resulting in brain fog, weight gain, and joint pain.
Inflammation in the body predisposes us to many illnesses and diseases, and healthy levels of inflammation are critical to our long term wellness. The amino acids found in bone broth – proline, glycine, and arginine – are known to reduce the effect of inflammation, keeping the body strong and light and defending against disease.
5. It will make you look and feel younger!
Bone broth is packed with 19 essential and non-essential amino acids, minerals and proteins, that lubricate, nourish, restore and fortify every system in the body.
The reason you feel younger is the effect bone broth has on the joints. Collagen is the main structural protein found in skin, connective tissue and other parts of the body. When it comes to the joints, collagen is like the “glue” that keeps the body together.
Naturally, collagen production decreases as you age – bone broth is a great way to maintain joint strength as it sustains healthy, natural collagen production through absorption from the nutrients in vertebrae animals.
What about looking younger?
Collagen is known to strengthen and smooth the skin cells by forming elastin and connective tissue. It promotes moisture retention and skin elasticity, reducing visible wrinkles and improving skin tone. Yep, now we sound like a wrinkle cream advertisement from the 90s!
You can get in on the benefits of this healing super-broth by ordering online, or pick up a jar from our Claremont shop this winter.
The bone broth is also part of our seasonal cleanse line-up this winter - shop here.
Thanks to Jordan from State Shifters for the article!
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Ahead of the workshops, we sat down with Kat and got the down-low on her beautiful brand, her morning rituals, and some of her favourite things about Perth.
Pressed: Tell us about the philosophy behind your brand?
Kat: Clean Slate is all about simplicity, from the way you use the products to the ingredients in each bottle. We like to abide by three overriding philosophies:
I think the main thing that people need to understand about our brand is that we aren’t natural, cruelty free and vegan because it’s a fashionable thing to be. We’re all of those things because you simply don’t need to be anything else to make amazing skincare that actually works. We’ve proven there is no need to have synthetic ingredients, fillers and artificial fragrances, so why would we? And also why should anyone expect anything less in a quality product?
Tell us about your morning ritual...
Ahhh the mornings. I’m a big fan of that snooze button. We usually get acquainted a few too many times in the mornings but once I’m up I’m good to go. Then I’ll head out for a run, followed by breakfast in my garden. I’m giving veganism a good go at the moment but it’s proving harder than I thought! At the moment my go-to is a herbal tea and some homemade hummus on toast. Then I’m straight into work.
What are some of the local businesses in Perth that you admire?
Willow & the Bowerbird: These guys are my go-to place for a little retail therapy regardless of what I'm after. They have such a thoughtfully curated range of products and everywhere you look you find something you want.
ILKA: A local fashion brand based in Mt Hawthorn that I love. I pretty much live in their wildflower t-shirt.
La Paleta: I love these guys; I think the idea is awesome. Who doesn't love ice cream, especially when it's made form local produce and by the awesome Ami.
When you need to restore the balance, what's your go-to?
Running. Without it I might loose my mind a little I think. It’s the one time of the day that my mind slows down and I don’t think. Running a small business is chaotic and I’ve usually got a million things going on in my mind at once so this is my chance to take a break from that. There’s something about the rhythm of it and of course the endorphins afterwards.
If I have more time, a hike at Serpentine Falls is another favourite.
What's your favourite place for a weekend get-away?
I have a friend with a beautiful bush property in Margs and going down there is just like total escapism. It’s so peaceful. We spend the day walking around the property, reading by the lake and having big group cook-ups using produce from his veggie garden.
Sounds like heaven! Finally, what's your favourite Pressed Earth brew?
It would have to be Autumn Nuts. It’s just so damn tasty. It’s also creamy and it's filling which I love. It’s get this warm and comforting feeling from it.
Thanks Kat, see you in store!
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