Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Amazing Babes

We love finding out about what past contributors are getting up to, especially when it involves a great collaboration! Amazing Babes is the brainchild of Eliza Sarlos, who originally created the book for her son, so that he would grow up admiring people who have done incredible things, regardless of gender. She wisely got Grace Lee on board to illustrate some of the many women – from a wide range of backgrounds – who have influenced her throughout her life. Eliza and Grace just started a crowdfunding campaign to raise enough money to do a small print run, and 11 hours in, they made their target! But they would still love your support to get the book out to a wider audience, and hopefully get it into bookshops – so click here to pre-order your copy (or choose one of the other great rewards).

Three of the women featuring in Amazing Babes; Kathleen Hanna, Tavi Gevinson & Aung San Suu Kyi.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Contributor Series: Vanessa Parker

Vanessa Parker is our go-to Nelson photographer – her latest work features in the article
The Kitchen Sink School of Medicine.

When Vanessa isn't busy contributing to Extra Curricular, she photographs people in their day-to-day lives, and the objects that surround them that can convey so much. Much of her work focuses on family life, capturing small moments and finding beauty in the domestic and seemingly mundane – this work has been the subject of several exhibitions in the past.

Last year Vanessa upped sticks and moved her family and business, The Box Brownie Finishing School, from Auckland to Nelson. From her base in central Nelson at The Bridge Street Collective, Vanessa brings her ‘quiet documentary’ style to her wedding clients, extending her natural shooting philosophy to capture these important celebrations. 

Friday, February 8, 2013

Hello Sandwich Tokyo Guide

After selling more than 3000 copies of the first edition, it'll come as great news to Hello Sandwich fans that Ebony Bizys has a new Tokyo Guide zine out. If you are heading that way soon it will no doubt be an invaluable addition to your suitcase. Featuring Ebony's favourite Tokyo suburbs, this is a guide for people who like to travel like a local and want to discover places off the beaten track. It includes tips on biking around the city, the best parks, coffee, cafes, shops, rooftop bars, pizza and izakaya, the cheapest drinks, the coolest hotels (plus cheap and cheerful ones) as well as language essentials, travel tips and maps. Available through the Hello Sandwich Shop.