Thoughts…

Malawi… Triggering a deeper passion

It’s been a year since I set off with 15 other women to immerse myself in a culture far different from my own on the other side of the world.  I’d been fundraising for the better part of 6 months to raise $10k for The Hunger Project [THP], securing my spot in the Business Chicks Leadership Immersion program so that I could head to Malawi in Africa, to see first-hand the work that was being done there by THP.

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Do you have the MC Factor?

As a studio that places as much value on raw talent as experience, MARSDEN Collective loves bringing on interns. Being a relatively tight knit company, MARSDEN are realistic about how much time we can dedicate to each and every budding individual that comes to intern with us. That’s why we continually support student designers by allowing for paid work experience opportunities in addition to our core collective team, because for us it’s about quality over quantity.

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I’ll Meet You Outside

It’s been raining for four days straight in the sunshine state. Today is Tuesday and the weather man is saying it’s not going to ease up until Friday.

So here, I sit, Googling words like sunshine, summer, outdoors, trees, Barbados, as I try and put a cap on the growing cabin fever feels. As often happens as one trawls through the Internet mindlessly, I stumble across something completely off topic, a tree house. Not just any treehouse though, Microsoft’s new ‘meeting space’ treehouse. OK Microsoft, you’ve got my attention.

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Beat the Drum

Over the last six months, I’ve been gathering insights into my own unique personality and personal values, the things that light my fire and drag me down. One of the most recent “Aha!” moments for me, involved looking at my personal values and our Organisational Values and then digging a bit deeper in order to understand the ‘behaviours’ of these values.

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Place Your Bets!

The influence of our environment on behaviour 

Think about your drive to work this morning. Was it stressful? Punctuated by car horns, a broken heater and your dirty car interior? Or was it peaceful? Soothing music playing on your radio, a comfortable car seat cushioning your body and your cup holder; cocooning that perfect latte you made for the commute.

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Happy Birthday To Us!

This July, Marsden Collective celebrated 4 years in existence with a fun filled Friday!

The team dressed in their Boho finest and made their way to the gorgeous light filled space, Little Mountain Studio, located in Red Hill. Here, under the guidance of Amy from Unveiling Poppy, we spent a few hours perfecting the art of constructing flower crowns. There may have also been some champagne and cheese consumed, to help with the creative process.

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Team Breakfast Recipes

Every month, one of our amazing team members hosts us for breakfast.
We’ve had acai bowls, high teas and delicious french toast so far, the bar keeps getting raised! Last month was no exception.

July saw Kathryn serve up an amazing Breakfast Salad.

Super easy and super yum, check out the recipe..

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The dog days are over

Why an office pooch may be the solution to workplace stress

There’s nothing better than coming home and being smothered by the love from your dog. They are always happy to see you and, if they haven’t ruined your new shoes, you’re usually happy to see them too.  Imagine if you didn’t have to wait to get home to receive all that unconditional love from your furry friend. If there were more pet-friendly workplaces, we wouldn’t have to imagine. Continue Reading ->


The Shortened Work Week

The way of the future, or unrealistic idealism?

What is the golden ratio of the amount of time an employee spends at work versus the actual productivity and output of that employee? Business owners and employees themselves would love to find out. One solution has been the implementation of the four-day work week or the six-hour work day. As workplaces and societal norms start to shift to non-standard and flexible hours, more examples of shortened work week models are popping up. Continue Reading ->