Friday, 31 October 2014

Afternoon cravings dilema solved thanks to Halloween inspiration

No doubt like me there have been times when you’ve missed lunch but it’s too early for dinner. What to do I hear you pondering? All too often I reach for something I shouldn’t, but today I found a great solution, or so I thought, until someone walked passed with a Halloween costume under their arm, and I was reminded about bone health.

Tao CafĂ© © The Ponder Room

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Bone Health Tips from Susie Burrell (SCREAM for Halloween part 2)

Following on from Monday's post, as part of Osteoporosis Australia's Scream for Halloween campaign, dietician Susie Burrell looked at ways to improve bone health as you age. I thought it was a great marketing example. Besides you might like to suggest them to any skeletons that knock on your door. Part 1 looked at tips from Olympian Elka Whalan (read part 1 here).

Monday, 27 October 2014

How a simple Halloween marketing idea can help save lives (SCREAM for Halloween part 1)

Halloween, when having cobwebs on your ceiling isn’t a sin. I’m always on the lookout for good marketing ideas, especially those that address social issues and help people live better lives. A few weeks ago I received a heads up about a campaign which addresses the concerns of one in three Australians. It also fits with The Ponder Room's goal of helping readers get the most out of life.

Thanks to Johnson Cameraface


Friday, 24 October 2014

The five F's behind a community festival (Swan Festival of Light 2014)

Inner city life is never dull and this week Langley Park was taken over with a massive stage, two rows of tents, tempting aromas and fireworks, what more could a girl want. This years Swan Festival of Light also taught me about the five 'f's' that underpin a successful community festival. 

Festival of Light © The Ponder Room

Monday, 20 October 2014

Emerging Western Australian Fashion Designers of 2014

For a while now Perth's fashion scene has been gaining attention overseas. The Future Runway show at this years Telstra Perth Fashion Festival, suggests this won't stop soon, as it uncovered another interesting group of designers to watch.

Thanks to Stefan Gosatti

Friday, 17 October 2014

How to entice customers back to your cafe (Sayers)

The food game, like most others, is all about repeat business. So how do you ensure customers keep coming back? We all know the basics, good food, great service, reasonable prices, but last week I was reminded of another important factor, a factor which is usually associated with community development.

Sayers Leederville © The Ponder Room

Monday, 13 October 2014

Maintaining control over your work (Richard Avedon People at Art Gallery WA)

During the launch of the Richard Avedon People exhibition I was lucky enough to hear a Q and A session with Katrina Dumas who came over from The Richard Avedon Foundation. Aside from learning more about the collection and the man, I was left pondering about the amount of control artists have over their work, and whether they should let their art go out into the world, or keep it locked away. Here's some of what I learnt.

Richard Avedon © The Ponder Room