Introducing a brand new segment to Ponytail Journal, Ponytail Culture Club, where we review specially selected films, novels, podcasts, and art that have been curated just for you. Kick off is the raddest kung fu film, ’Deadly China Doll’ starring our martial arts hero, Angela Mao.
In the Ponytail space, we are over the moon to hear news of mindfulness taking root in the garment industry. Our friends at Heddels have shared a recent video they made about their visit to a ’post-consumer-waste’ recycling plant in Karachi, Pakistan, that transforms used denim jeans into new cotton fibers.
This is an exploration of that yucky business called anxiety and how to set yourself on a beautiful, yet mysterious pathway to self exploration with yoga. Ponytail friend and yogi Yuki Matsui will guide you through a sun salutation: the start-line to the most powerful tool to self recognition, and self acceptance.
There are so many experiences that deeply connect us all humans alike - like sadness, boredom, sweetness, or gloom. None are better, worse, or worth more than the other, but all are the mysteries of experience that we can enjoy everyday. Lauren teamed up with her buddy Stacey Cotter to dive deep into the present moment for Vogue Australia.
For almost all of us, being present is one of life’s great challenges. Today Lauren tries to compartmentalise our demons of the past and future, so to catch the sweet smell of nowness at its freshest moment.
We have invited leathersmith Jonatan Staniec to be resident here at Ponytail Journal to share his rich knowledge and elegant craft with us. He opens scene with a spread of tools and poof ! A very personal card wallet springs from blood, sweat, and great energy
We are kicking off the new year with our kick-start guide to composting, the most rewarding thing you can set up for your home.
Lauren sheds light on some very sensible life hacks for creating the zennest home studio. If you work from home, you will understand the difficulty in separating your work life from home life. Drawing a clear line between the two can make your work hours far more productive, and at the same time, the rest of your day much more peaceful. After all, the two need to be in perfect balance so that you can recharge your mind in your time off to be as productive as possible at work. Make sense?
When shopping around for the best possible night’s sleep, there is one thing you CAN save on, and that’s your bed base, because you can always build your own cool up-cycled one from used pallets. Presenting our tried and tested blueprint for people who want to get thrifty with timber and metal.
This month as part of a ’She means Business’ series by Facebook, Lauren shared her experience in establishing this space with the internet world.
Perhaps this is a cue to reconsider how we approach routines we attach ourselves to in life? Lauren played Pilates test dummy at the Body Arts and Science International clinic in Tokyo.
Connecting Founders, a platform supporting women entrepreneurs in Asia, panned the spotlight onto Ponytail Journal this week. Lauren shared her story, inspiration, and aspiration with them as we move forward into better business practice for the future. This is her advice for anyone who is thinking about starting up [ much business ]