When the Smack Bang gang aren’t head down bottoms up in pixels and emails, we love keeping abreast of what’s going on around the interwebs – and the world at large.
So, after much demand, we’ll be sneaking you under the cover of our screens over the next few weeks to reveal what different members of our taste-making team are reading, watching, coveting, eating and working on…. First up, Han!
Please feel free to share your own in the comments.
Believe it or not I’ve never seen Casablanca (cinematic heresy I know!), so will be fixing that on my next winter’s night in. Also really looking forward to watching four of Britain’s most legendary actresses reflect on their extraordinary careers and lives in this documentary, Nothing Like A Dame, which came out in Australia yesterday.
I’m currently working with various members of our SBD team to give all of our touchpoints a facelift – both visually and linguistically! We spent all day every weekday doing this for our clients, so it’s important to practice what we preach and stay on top of our own brand evolution too.
Homewares pretty much dominate my daydreams. Is that an irrefutable sign of ageing? Probably!
Anyway, the endless wishlist features a beautiful big rug from Tigmi Trading to soften/insulate my floorboards. And on a smaller scale, these Dream Boat Palm Mugs by Sit Still Lauren, which make coffee drinking even more delicious.
Sabrina Ghayour’s debut cookbook, Persiana, is my favourite of the moment. Put pomegranates on pretty much anything and my tummy is happy, so one of her recipes I’m keen to try soon is the Souk spiced leg of lamb with pomegranate salsa, maybe alongside this and some roasted veggies. YUM!
This past year has seen a new woman rise to the top of my woman-crush leaderboard, and that’s NZ PM Jacinda Adern. And this profile by The Times makes me love her even more.
So many songs have the ability to transport me to a completely different time/place from the past, so I’m loving time travelling back to the noughties, nineties, and even to decades before I was born through The Nostalgic Machine.
Seth Godin is a king of pithy observations, which he turns into insightful marketing lessons. The word ‘storytelling’ gets thrown around a lot these days, but here he (concisely) illustrates its powerful commercial value.