The future of the hypermarket

The future of the hypermarket

When I started the Greenspace project, I wasn’t as clear on this issue as I am now. Most of us feel that we have to use the supermarket, whether or not we enjoy the grim carpark, the harsh lighting and brutalist design aesthetic. As I gain a deeper understanding of...
What if we survive

What if we survive

Charles Eisenstein telling it how it is… We would like to solve climate change with methods and mindsets that are familiar to us, for to do so would preserve the foundation of society as we know it. These methods and mindsets, the quantified worldview, tell us...
Products, plastic-free & the fast life

Products, plastic-free & the fast life

It’s Plastic-Free July. And I’ve got my reusable cup, but it’s just a jar.One of the traps I think we can fall into is productising the fast life, just with nicer materials. What I want to do in the shop is turn back time about a hundred years in terms of...
Generating Business Ideas

Generating Business Ideas

As I typed out the title of this segment, I mistyped it as Generating Business Ideals. And really that’s true too.Picking a card on this topic, I received the archetype of the Prostitute from the Caroline Myss deck. It’s an archetype we all grapple with. It’s the...
Radial structures

Radial structures

St John’s wort, plant of light – we think of it as a remedy for depression, but how much more poetic and inspiring is Charlotte Du Cann’s description, from her book ’52 Flowers that shook my world’ – “St. John’s wort is one of...
Feet

Feet

[Foreign Correspondent Penelope Brown reporting from the sunny south] Hello dear readers… I too have joined the MWM2M (Mass Waiheke Migration to Motueka). And like many people who uproot themselves from a familiar and loved place I was in a sorry state upon arrival to...