Sometimes the best part of living in, or visiting, a city is just taking a walk around. The architecture, people, cafés and bars all combine to give a place it’s particular feeling or vibe, and street art has an especial effect on how we experience one city to another. Where skeptics see concrete blocks, street artists see blank canvasses; these guys breathe life into the dullest of corners. One guy who knows a lot about injecting colour into city walls is our resident street artist, illustrator and designer Joel Moore, or Mulga.
Although not even 12 months old, we worked out early on that our experiences are a really powerful way to impact people’s lives in a positive way. Without having a formal “giving back” strategy, we have used our platform to raise money and awareness for organisations such as SurfAid, Livin and Prince Of Wales Hospital Foundation.
Xmas time has come around once again and the warm and fuzzy feelings of generosity are setting in. It’s time to get your thinking caps on and work out what will really stoke out those closest to you. But christmas shopping isn’t always straightforward – we all know those people who are impossible to buy for, or just seem to own everything already – and that’s where we step in.
Sophie Palmer(@sophiepalmeryoga) is one of our resident yoga and meditation experts at Loqules. After a successful career in the corporate world, Sophie felt as though something was missing and made a significant life change to follow her passions to do what made her happy. She’s now using what she personally learnt through this experience to help others find balance and happiness in their lives through yoga and meditation. We caught up with Sophie to get some insight into her inspiring story.
At Loqules our mission is to change the way people experience the world around them and to stoke people out while we do it. We’re fortunate enough to be in a position where we can create memories for people by providing rad experiences. Another organisation that shares the same ethos is Livin; a charity whose mission is to smash the stigma behind depression and live by the mantra “It Aint Weak To Speak”.
This Xmas, Loqules and Livin are teaming up to stoke out a family, spread the message of “It Ain’t Weak To Speak” and create a memory that you’ll share with those closest to you forever.
Although still operating in a public beta, we’ve been fortunate enough that some very nice people at some very nice publications have been interested in writing about Loqules and our mission of changing the way people experience the world around them. Instead of having one of those weird bars on the front page of our website with who has written about us, we decided instead to post a self congratulatory blog post collating them instead! We kid… kinda.
When I was 16 years old I started a record label in high school with some friends called Below Par Records. Throughout the years, we signed some great bands including Something With Numbers, The Scare, Brand New and Yellowcard but our most successful artist in Australia was Kisschasy.
I signed them when I was 19 and was fortunate enough to travel the world with them, make some killer records, watch them grow into a household name and most importantly make lifelong friends.
At Loqules we are super lucky to get to work with a bunch of inspiring people that follow their passions and their heart on a daily basis, it makes creating a platform to facilitate rad experiences extremely gratifying. We have a wide range of Loqule experts on our platform that are crushing it and we’re also stoked to have some world champions among the ranks – Scotty James, Ben Player and Harley Ingleby.
We caught up with these guys to pick their brains about what it takes to be the best in your field and recognised as the best in the world at what you do.
One of the very first people we spoke to about Loqules was Oscar McMahon at Young Henrys and we’re so stoked to have them on our platform. They are absolutely crushing it as usual; this year they released their first gin and have just announced the second year of their Small World Festival.
We’ve teamed up with them to offer a super limited exclusive Small World experience which involves backstage passes, free food and booze all day. You’ll get a backstage tour from Oscar and you’ll be able to watch all your favourite bands from side of the stage. When you’re thirsty go grab a drink on the house and when you’re hungry, help yourself to one of the amazing food options available that day from Porteno, Bloodwood, Mary’s, Cornersmith and Black Betty’s BBQ.
We’re stoked to partner with the inaugural King St Crawl as one of their sponsors. For those of you not in the know, the King St Crawl is a celebration of creativity and music in Newtown where for one day local businesses will host live music up and down King St on Sunday September 6th.
The idea behind it is really cool, put together by the team at The Music & Booze Company, each of the participating venues, eateries or storefronts are responsible for curating their own unique take on Newtown. Continue Reading