Ponytail Journal

SHINING LIGHT INTO THE DONATION BIN.
In the Ponytail space, we are over the moon to hear news of mindfulness taking root in the garment industry.  Our friends at Heddels have shared a recent video they made about their visit to a 'post-consumer-waste' recycling plant in Karachi, Pakistan, that transforms used denim jeans into new cotton fibers.... Read More
THE JOY OF SUN SALUTATIONS WITH YUKI.
This is an exploration of that yucky business called anxiety and how to set yourself on a beautiful, yet mysterious pathway to self exploration with yoga. Ponytail friend and yogi Yuki Matsui will guide you through a sun salutation: the start-line to the most powerful tool to self recognition, and self acceptance.... Read More
OUR FUNNEST GUIDE TO KYUSHU, JAPAN.
There’s something about Japan’s geography that lends itself to the world of fantasy. If the snowcapped peaks of Takayama are akin to the north wall in A Game of Thrones, then Kyushu is something like the stretch of land between Rivendell and Mordor, with its fantastical floating waterfalls and spewing volcanoes. This week on the journal, we’ll zip across Kyushu from the jagged cliffs of Takachiho gorge to the southern coast where the sea meets the sky, to see if we can find a little bit of magic to bring back home.... Read More
WHY APPRECIATING LIFE IS IMPORTANT FOR MORE THAN JUST YOUR MENTAL HEALTH.
There are so many experiences that deeply connect us all humans alike - like sadness, boredom, sweetness, or gloom. None are better, worse, or worth more than the other, but all are the mysteries of experience that we can enjoy everyday. Lauren teamed up with her buddy Stacey Cotter to dive deep into the present moment for Vogue Australia.... Read More
COCKTAILS WITH PONYTAIL: STUDIO LAM
Known for its iconic performances, events, and live acts, Studio Lam is somewhat of an institution when it comes to music, specifically luk thung and molam music, as some of the co-owners are members of the Paradise Bangkok Molam International Band. Studio Lam actually specializes in many things Thai, including being the place to go to for cocktails with Thai moonshine, ya-dong. ... Read More
NOWNESS SMELLS LIKE SWEET, SWEET GOODNESS.
For almost all of us, being present is one of life's great challenges. Today Lauren tries to compartmentalise our demons of the past and future, so to catch the sweet smell of nowness at its freshest moment.... Read More
THE DEEP NIGHT’S SHINING BLUE
Get to know your blues in the mountainous Dong village of Guizhou with Songyi, as she takes you through their tradition of indigo dyeing.... Read More
THE BAMBOO BAR / COCKTAILS WITH PONYTAIL
Along with 2 Magazine, Lauren is setting off to sniff out some of the raddest bars in Bangkok, keen as mustard to understand the cultures that drive such unique experiences. With episode one at The Mandarin Oriental Hotel's Bamboo Bar, you're in for a grooovin' time...... Read More
THE DREAMIEST ROLL AROUND PARIS
Our gal Songyi Yan has laid down paving for the ultimate skate around Paris, treats, spectacles, and digs included. Roll up! ... Read More
FUNNEST LIFE IN NAGANO.
Anne Berry has plucked a few select spots from her favourites for your next winter cruise. We are sure Nagano is no slouch in the summer, but everyone knows winter holds all the best rewards... Read More
GET DOWN AND HIDE! YOUR FORRAY INTO LEATHERWORK WITH JON
We have invited leathersmith Jonatan Staniec to be resident here at Ponytail Journal to share his rich knowledge and elegant craft with us. He opens scene with a spread of tools and poof ! A very personal card wallet springs from blood, sweat, and great energy... Read More
SPRING’S ALL LIKE…
We bring you our five favourite sensory sensations that will lift you to the heavens while the flowers make sweet love.... Read More
WEAVING SHIBUSA SCREENING PRESENTED BY PRONTO
We have buddied up with Pronto Denim who are screening a very special Japanese denim documentary, "Weaving Shibusa", offering a limited number of tickets for you to watch this film at Bangkok's iconic picture theatre, Scala this Saturday 18th. Here's how you can score a ticket.... Read More
FADES OF THE DAY AT MUMBAI’S DHOBI GHAT OPEN AIR LAUNDRIES
Let us invite you on the journey of a single pair of jeans, through the open air laundry system called the Dhoby Ghat in India. It's here you'll understand why you can find some of the most beautifully worn-in denim in the world. ... Read More
LAUREN SHARES HER THOUGHTS ON SLOW FASHION AND SOUTH EAST ASIA
For the March issue of Travel + Leisure South East Asia, Lauren shared her Slow Fashion philosophy that is the foundation of the W'menswear brand, as well as her favourite experiences around the region. In light of today's issue launch, we are giving you a big bite into what makes her tick with a very meaty interview by Travel + Leisure South East Asia's assistant editor Veronica Inveen.... Read More
ERIC DOES THE ROSE BOWL
Trailing the buzz of last week's Los-Angeles-centric vintage bonanza that is Inspiration and the Rose Bowl Flea, we asked our pal, favourite photographer, and PTJ wireman Eric Kvatek to give us a two part serving of vintage deliciousness.... Read More
OUR WCW / SUSAN TRAVERS
Today Ponytail Journal would like to proudly introduce an extraordinary woman the only women in the French Foreign Legion, Susan Travers. She inspires us muchly.... Read More
THE ALL-WEATHER MIXTAPE BY ONRA
We are so proud to present our latest audio release by French producer and beat maker Onra, who has carefully curated the funnest tunes possible for Ponytail Journal. Set yourself up for a colourful mix of spicy, fragrant, and sweet tunes that inspire a little bit of psychedelia into our Universe. ... Read More
PTJ SUPPLIES WILL BE AT MADE BY LEGACY FLEA THIS WEEKEND !
There's nothing like starting the new year with one of our favourite flea market events in the world, Made By Legacy, one that prides itself on well curated vintage, heritage wear, deliciousness, great tunes, good booze and most of all the best of fun. This weekend, we'll be throwing down our favourite vintage pieces like Early 20th Century French workwear and homewear, Thai antique ikats, USMC Vietnam war era and WW2 era goods, W'menswear Fall schwagg, and bags by our pals Revision Society.... Read More
PONYTAIL PARKER ISSUE ONE, “LOOKS CAN BE DECEIVING”
Ponytail takes matters onto the battlefield, for the funnest adventures possible! Presenting Ponytail Parker, a world where you will be able to enjoy cover art by our favourite artists, opening into an illustrated world of military-meets neo-psychedelic fantasy that meditate on our very own existence. The heroine, Parker, is the very juju we serve up at the journal, spanning over our passions, aspirations, daydreams, and style. Your can start your Ponytail Parker collection today and pre-order at PTJ Supplies !... Read More
USEFULNESS FOR THE INTERNET / HOW TO COMPOST
We are kicking off the new year with our kick-start guide to composting, the most rewarding thing you can set up for your home.... Read More
THE FUNNEST SCHWAGG TRAIL ON OLD INCENSE HARBOUR
It’s that time of the year again, and in Hong Kong that means fake snow and ridiculously lavish mall installations. While the high-street brands adorn their plastic mannequins with the anointed sequined dress of the season, we’ve done a little Ponytail round-up of Hong Kong’s homegrown stores that are anything but fake. It’s only natural that when you find people and projects so dedicated to their craft, they only need to whisper to be heard.... Read More
KIRO AND ERIC’S NYC
Come on a wild ride with Eric and Kiro through their favourite digs, eats, party times, and treats of the big apple. ... Read More
HONG KONG’S RISE OF INDUSTRIAL FOOD HAVENS.
The increasingly expensive rent and labour cost in Hong Kong has forced many companies over the last two decades to vacate their corrugated iron gates and reestablish factories further north in Mainland China. Anne Berry shows us some exciting eating and drinking experiences that prove a more grassroots approach to Hong Kong's cutthroat food scene, all of which are taking advantage of the new abundance of industrial space. ... Read More
SALTY TUNES TO SOOTHE THE ZOMBIE-FIED MIND.
Listen to the saltiest sound waves along the internet, our mix in preparation for the Zombie apocalypse. Bolt up your doors and press play for 100% happy place enjoyment, featuring a few old favourites and some Ponytail pals in the mix for extra goodness. ... Read More
THE PONYTAIL ZOMBIE ESCAPE GUIDE.
An 'Exit Strategy', by definition is a pre-planned means of extricating oneself from a situation that is likely to become difficult or unpleasant. Being a step ahead of the crowd will always keep your head above the clouds, and that's why we've prepared some food for thought for your zombie apocalypse escape.... Read More
HOW TO SPEND A WEEKEND IN LUANG PRABANG / FUNNEST TRAVELS
Our gal Rosie follows her nose through the charming city of Luang Prabang, the old capital of Laos that lies in a valley at the confluence of the Mekong and Nam Khan rivers.... Read More
CLIMBING MOUNT DAVIS / HONG KONG
In Hong Kong, the cool air of autumn also marks the start of hiking season. This city is known for its high-rise buildings and tightly packed business districts, but can be delightfully surprising once you cross the boundaries that distinguish the urban jungle and well, the real jungle. Today, we’ll explore the best kept secret in the saltiest side of Hong Kong: Mount Davis. ... Read More
SAY WHAT? FRANCE GOES PLASTIC BAG FREE !?!
As of International Plastic Bag Free Day, France has passed a law to stop retailers from using the common plastic bag. These are early beginnings but it is definitely an incredibly uplifting experience, as the throw-away culture is now being fought off by the people.... Read More
ANNE DOES TONG CHONG STREET MARKETS / TASTIEST LIFE HONG KONG
Tong Chong Street Markets in Hong Kong does not seek to replace wet markets, but rather provides a complementary alternative while giving a little helping hand to the growing number of innovative vendors in this overgrown city. It’s a breath of fresh air in a city that thrives on chain stores and big brands – wander around the market and you’ll find locally brewed beer, gooey homemade brownies, and freshly churned almond milk ice cream, all crafted by young entrepreneurs. Anne Berry dives into the delicious degustation... Read More
GO OUT CAMP vol. 12 WITH OUR PALS AT FILSON
Our pal Sae Miyata repping the Filson team in Japan shares her photo essay of 'Go Out Camp vol. 12', a big celebration of all things music, camping, and the outdoors just had their twelfth instalment at the base of Japan's ionic Mount Fuji. ROCK !!! .... Read More
HOW TO CREATE THE ZENNEST WORKSPACE POSSIBLE / VOGUE
Lauren sheds light on some very sensible life hacks for creating the zennest home studio. If you work from home, you will understand the difficulty in separating your work life from home life. Drawing a clear line between the two can make your work hours far more productive, and at the same time, the rest of your day much more peaceful. After all, the two need to be in perfect balance so that you can recharge your mind in your time off to be as productive as possible at work. Make sense?... Read More
THE GREAT TRAVERSE ACROSS SHIKOKU ISLAND
This week Anne travels by rail around the island of Shikoku to explore the land of udon, intricate feudal castles, and her favourite fruit – the prized yuzu. ... Read More
LISTEN / ONRA’S 90S NEW JACK CLASSICS AND RARITIES
Following the release of his latest mix on Highsnobiety sounds, producer Onra shares his special insight into the late 80's fusion genre, 'New Jack Swing', a Hip Hop and dance-pop lovechild that went wild in the New York club scene. Listen, read, dance here... Read More
CORAL BLEACHING IS ALL OF OUR PROBLEM.
It’s easy to feel helpless when you’re a thousand miles away, but being part of the global ecosystem means that the things we do don’t happen in a vacuum. Anne Berry sheds some much needed light on a salty little creature that rarely receives it.... Read More
GOOD NEIGHBORS JAMBOREE IS A FESTIVAL TRULY FOR EVERYONE !
Our pal Yumiko Sakuma takes us on a ride through a delicious, psychedelic, and progressive arts festival in Kagoshima - where some of the biggest creative talents in the Tokyo music, fashion, food, and craft scene brave the hottest month for the funnest time ever.... Read More
WAVES AND ORGANIC SPAM / SODA CAFE
To continue the grand tour of our favourite little beach getaway, Hayama, we're taking you for a spot of coffee and organic spam at Soda cafe. Inside you'll find a neatly organised trophy room of their favourite things - longboards, braided necklaces, colourful injection moulded skateboards, and a bunch of delicious goodies that make you feel like this is really an extension of their home. ... Read More
THE PONYTAILER’S GUIDE TO BUILDING A BED, FAST. (FROM PALLETS).
When shopping around for the best possible night's sleep, there is one thing you CAN save on, and that's your bed base, because you can always build your own cool up-cycled one from used pallets. Presenting our tried and tested blueprint for people who want to get thrifty with timber and metal.... Read More
MUSIC FOR DREAMERS 2 / PTJ MIXES
Part two of Music For Dreamers is a mix by director Bank Tangjaitrong for Ponytail Journal that brings us into his eclectic world of dramatic scores from some of his favourite films of all time. Hit it Bank !... Read More
KIRO & ERIC’S GUIDE TO L.A.
On the yearly vintage run to LA, Kapital designer Kiro Hirata starts the hunt for inspiration for his ever wild mens and women's collections. He joins his buddy Eric Kvatek who has been shooting Kapital's cult catalogue for over 2 decades to scour, drink, ride, roll, and side-step their way through the bountiful world of American vintage. 'Take it from here Eric... Read More
HAYAMA BEACH ‘N GOOD ‘OL NIGE
Our friend Nigel Cabourn's favourite summer hang out in Japan is only a hop-skip-and-a-jump away from Tokyo, where the echo of cicada calls in the city are swept away with the fresh sea air on the coast. We took a local train out to the volcanic sand covered beaches of Hayama to discover the colourful seaside culture that wonderfully describes the eclectic patchwork of Japanese summer culture. It's full of bamboo, Hawaiian prints, kayaking, and banana juice spiked with Malibu.... Read More
TRAVELLING TO TROPICAL THAILAND WITH YOOX / SPONSORED
This summer, Lauren took the Yoox team to one of her favourite secluded islands in the Gulf of Thailand to show them what the tastiest, funnest, dreamiest vacation can be.... Read More
LIVING THE FUNNEST LIFE POSSIBLE… IN BUSINESS?
This month as part of a 'She means Business' series by Facebook, Lauren shared her experience in establishing this space with the internet world. ... Read More
TEAM PTJ IS WRESTLING WITH PLASTIC.
Here at PTJ we're trying to spread a mindfulness about day to day consumption - had you ever realized how many straws we take without any extra thought? We've reached out to major malls, magazines, and community spaces to help transition the big guys to not only reduce their plastic usage but to also set the standard for others to follow. This is how it's going down and this is how you can help us too! ... Read More
A DAY TRIP TO THE KINGDOM OF AYUTTHAYA / EXPLORE
The ancient kingdom of Ayutthaya, the previous capital of Thailand, is a day trip away from Bangkok and a soulful place to visit. If you're planning to go, you may have already scoured through the millions of travel guides, Lonely Planet advice, and perhaps even Wiki-ed it, but let us show you what makes it so special.... Read More
FISH THINKERS HAVE CREATED THE MOST BEAUTIFUL THING.
Out friends Fish Thinkers collaborate with the NSW Department of Primary Industries in Australia to monitor fish stocks for conservation. Not only do they produce the most incredible videos in the name of science, they are unbelievably beautiful and we love them.... Read More
WELCOMING BIVOUAC STORE !
Our friends Battenwear are turning retail topsy-turvy by setting up camp on the 16th floor in NYC's Garment District. Adventure loving guests are welcomed with homely and heart-warming knick knacks like dinosaur figurines hiding about the store's shrubbery; vintage maps; the tropical smell of their very own surf wax; as well as stacks of old surfing and camping mags that you can flip through while waiting for your mate to try on different colour combinations of their vast style range for guys and gals.... Read More
SALTY. [ THE MIXTAPE ]
The latest on the Ponytail Journal wave has you exploring the world, past and present, through a spicy, jazzy flavour. Presenting, 'Salty'. Click through for over an hour of salty listening goodness.... Read More
SPIRIT OF THE ROADS.
An exhibition of the rollin' anthology that is - our pal Eric Kvatek's vast body of photography work, poetic in his great gift for story telling through imagery. Hosted by Heavy Selection in Bangkok, the opening was the most interesting gathering of an eclectic motorbike riding, indigo loving scene. Lucky Eric was there himself to document the wonderful hybrid between a romantic vision of the wild west, vintage, and pop-culture all carefully proportioned around a tight knit crowd in Thailand. What a soulful melting pot of badass, new-ass, and old-ass... and lots of bikes.... Read More
ANNE KAYAKS THROUGH EL NIDO IN THE PHILIPPINES.
El Nido is living proof that marine life has the ability bounce back in diversity and beauty from nothing thanks to blast fishing that wipes out entire coral reefs and all of its inhabitants. So our travel guru Anne Berry takes us with her on a kayak journey through the set of pristine islands - come along with her ... Read More
SYDNEY’S BEST FISHING SPOTS.

Sydney's Best Fishing Spots from Lauren Yates on Vimeo.

While in Sydney last, we went fishing with Matt Rees of marine research group, 'Fish Thinkers' to understand more about how we should be moving towards a foraged bait system when we go fishing. We fished for luderick that day using floats and some stinky weed bait, and you can learn how to do it yourself here too.... Read More
BOATS ! A NAUTICAL STUDY OF AMSTERDAM.
Come abord on our nautical tour of Amsterdam and embrace the beautiful city's boating culture. ... Read More
BEAMS DOES BANGKOK / NEWNESS
So what about Bangkok makes it such a hungry breeding ground for a retailer like Beams, that promotes individuality and a more inconspicuous idea of luxury in a shopping landscape saturated by opulence? Explore the curious concept with us as we watch a culture of individuality and the art of 'being' blossom around Asia. Welcome to Bangkok Beams (again) !..... Read More
TURN-OF-THE-CENTURY ANTIQUE FRENCH LINEN / MEL, TOKYO.
As a not-so-well-known destination on the vintage route in Tokyo, Mel Antique deserves every bit of recognition for its exquisite collection of French cotton and linen, ranging from 1830 to 1950. Owner Takatoshi Tanaka is no understatement to the term 'passionate', and his spirit is rooted in France where he spends long digging trips around the countryside - looking for these incredible pieces from old barn houses and warehouses.... Read More
ANNE’S GUIDE TO TAKAYAMA AND KANAZAWA.
The hokuriku shinkansen between Tokyo and Kanazawa has opened a door for those wary of the long hours and unnecessary stops accompanied with train travel. This week, Ponytail correspondent Anne Berry takes you on a detour through the chilly calm of the Hida Region, and the salty winds of the Kanazawa coast.... Read More
WHAT INSPIRES A PONYTAIL / VOGUE

I sat down with the Vogue Australia team to talk about what inspires my work, and what I look for when I travel.  

DESKTOP / THE CRAFTY ISSUE

Pictured clockwise from the top left / Maison Balzac x 2 by Lyn and Tony ‘Strangeness’ candle / OG Thai Matches / A Land Store Fish Masking Tape / Horse Brand Stamp Pad / Label Maker / Used Paint Dish / Coloured Ball-Point Pens / Mono Workwear Issue / 2 by Lyn and Tony Neck… Read More

LESS IS MORE / WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU SWAP FOR PILATES
Perhaps this is a cue to reconsider how we approach routines we attach ourselves to in life? Lauren played Pilates test dummy at the Body Arts and Science International clinic in Tokyo.... Read More
OUR FAVOURITE THINGS / THE JAPAN SELECT SHOP
Our buddies Kevin and Yuri from The Japan Select Shop are stockpiling the most beautiful things that speak to the everyday. They have sourced handicrafts and very wholesome goodies from around the country to share with the world, in a very thoughtful and organised manner - true to Japanese form. Without overanalysing these simple pleasures to the point of bored-town, we just want to say that these are the right kind of things to fill your living space with good energy and goodness. ... Read More
WHAT GOES INTO A RAD SURF MAG / COFFEE WITH TRIM
Matt is the editor of Trim, a beautiful surf publication from sunny Hawaii, so travelling between Japan and the Pacific paradise, he has latched onto a wonderful way of being. In his magazine, you'll find great archival imagery of early indigenous surfing all the way to some superb boards shaped by water spirits who have found passion in craft. We asked him a few things about what floats his boat... Read More
WHAT IF THE HILL-SIDE REFURBISHED YOUR FLAT? / CB2 X THE HILL-SIDE
Feast your eyes on the hard work and dedication set by a family of visually inclined overachievers, who just dropped their first home collection chez CB2. Proud as a peacock, and we definitely need some of that wallpaper.... Read More
A REFLECTION OF NOWNESS, AND WHAT TO EXPECT IN 2016.
We look back on 2015 from how the internet has changed our social behaviour, to the way we do business, and project our thoughts on how trend will be a vanishing elephant in the future. Lauren reflects on some REAL sugar-donuts that she thinks will define who we are in the year to come.... Read More
EXPERIENCE AT ITS BEST / ADEYAKA
Adeyaka is a special way of appreciating life; may it be the grace of form, or a simple moment in time. Its the Japanese art of living through experience, and Sylwia Plaza explains how it works.... Read More
THE ZEN-EST FACE CARE WE HAVE OUR EYE ON.
We've been searching the wildest corners of the earth for some really fresh skincare - made by folks who take pride in living on this planet and all the touch-y, feel-y, smell-y, weirdness that comes with existence. Most of all, we think that you need to know why we are so enthusiastic about businesses with refreshingly strong core values who are re-defining our idea of luxury today. Meet some of the great team players who are pushing through with some wonderfully natural skin care that draw us into much peace and love.... Read More
BUSINESS. [ CONNECTING FOUNDERS ON LADY POWER SOUP ]
Connecting Founders, a platform supporting women entrepreneurs in Asia, panned the spotlight onto Ponytail Journal this week. Lauren shared her story, inspiration, and aspiration with them as we move forward into better business practice for the future. This is her advice for anyone who is thinking about starting up [ much business ]... Read More
ERIC + LAUREN DO BOOT CAMP / VOGUE
Here are Ponytail tried and tested regimes by healthy, fit, and rad women on the internet who have shown us how to be energised and totally body-proud. At the end of the day, style is about this invisible juju that you radiate, rather than an aesthetic rule to stress about.... Read More
HELLO SATURDAYS BONDI !
This week we welcomed Saturdays NYC to Bondi beach ! A very fitting setting tucked around the corner from some of the bluest waters and funnest waves possible. So we are excited to see their new space in Bondi evolve with its landscape, and mirror the goodness and laid-back-ness that comes with the Aussie way. ... Read More
MUSIC FOR DREAMERS / PONYTAIL MIXTAPES
New York Filmmaker Bank Tangjaitrong puts together the dreamiest sound waves from his most treasured films for the latest Ponytail Journal audio experience. It has us floating in the saltiest water.... Read More
THE FLIGHT TO THE INCONSPICUOUS / WHAT DOES LUXURY MEAN TODAY?
There is a shift towards a new definition of the word 'luxury', thanks to you guys, the Ponytail Journal readers... Those who seek subtlety and do not want obvious branding. So are we enough of a demographic to count as a percentage? Branding expert @mrpinot explains how the concept of luxury is developing into something exciting.... Read More
WELCOME TO OUR BANGKOK. / ONE YOUNG WORLD SUMMIT
This week we welcome the world's pearls of wisdom into the Kingdom of Thailand for the 2015 One Young World summit, an organisation that voices young peace makers, environmentalists, sustainable business advocates, and delegates of equality on a global stage. It comes at a time where the world is seeking freedom, comfort, answers, and guidance after recent terror attacks and the overwhelming number of refugees seeking hope, yet the message is simple: live life with the freedom that we are entitled to.... Read More
THE ALL FEMALE PASTRY DATE. [ W’MENSWEAR ]
The meeting of three really rad women, strangers at the time, from three corners of the Earth, connected by one thing. All that tingles in the air is the crunching of viennoiserie, syncopated by the ting of spoons clashing with coffee cups, and the start of conversational discovery - people trying their best to relate, be relatable, share joy, and give some kind of meaning to existence.... Read More
MEDITATION ON BRANDING, PUBLISHING, AND THE INTERNET. / A DAY MAGAZINE
Presenting an important Ponytail lesson about the internet, censorship, selective-ism, and an editing strategy when it comes to your brand - featuring our latest vintage spread in A Day magazine.... Read More
WHAT’S LIT / THE HILL-SIDE’S NEW FLAGSHIP STORE ! \ ^ % !
Our pals The Hill-Side have been working away at bringing us the most textile-delicious store possible. So as of yesterday November the 5th, the doors of the first ever The Hill-Side flagship store opened. Come walk around the store with us!... Read More
PONYTAIL + BACKYARD BILL DO PARIS.
Presenting you our favourite things to do in Paris. Every stone surface, marble floor, forged iron fence, grandaddy fruit tree, and crack in the pavement is a magnificent mark of time, and I think the French are right to be preserving it with a mighty stubborn foot. So we tip our hat to inspirational juju that's rooted in Paris, and the many colourful characters who explore the Universe in a wonderfully French light.... Read More
PONYTAIL JOURNAL + BACKYARD BILL DO NYC.
Welcome to PTJ's New York city. I’m sure you’ve seen a bunch about it on the internet, or perhaps watched your fair share of Law and Order, but my New York city is a series of personal interactions with some wonderful folk who define the great hub. Last month we teamed up with our pal Bill Gentle ( or Backyard Bill ) to eat and hop our way through the wild city for Farfetch.... Read More
LYN AND TONY DO ‘SCENTED INTOXICATION’ / TOTAL IMMERSION
Introducing, 'Scented Intoxication', by Lyn and Tony at the Australian Design Centre. A splendid evolution of their work shooting balmy skinned nudes in the bizarre Australian landscape, to hand making wearable objects that lead you on a smoke trail around the outback by texture and materials. More recently, their play with rawness like repurposed leather impregnated with smell, has made way for full-immersion-scale-strangeness. Win.... Read More
KIWI IN KYOTO / HAYAKAWA CUTLERY VISIT
PTJ pal Kiwi travels to Kyoto in search for perfection, and gathers her precious thoughts on everyday thoughtlessness that has made us wasteful 22nd century-ers. She also goes to a sweet knife shop to nerd out on blades.... Read More
6 THINGS ABOUT A STRONG FIRST IMPRESSION / PTJ X GQ
For this weeks PTJ instalment for GQ Thailand, we go through some important bullet points for making that first impression count, whether that be for work, play, or romancing.... Read More
BATTENWEAR DO W’MENSWEAR !
Some super exciting news for the w'menswear department came this week, when we found out our pals Battenwear are making small sizes of their great outdoorwear for women! That's why we decided to go camping in their NYC studio, in the name of FUNNEST GARMENTS POSSIBLE... Read More
8 TIPS FOR THE DREADED FIRST DATE / PTJ X GQ
We've started a new segment at GQ Thailand that's all about manners. They're probably things you already know, but perhaps need a little reminder about from time to time. First base, we're covering the topic of "the first date".... Read More
W’MENSWEAR TOUCHDOWN, NYC
A little message from your friendly editor in chief on touch down in the big apple. Read about the salty goodness that's in store for y'all over the next month.... Read More
WHAT GOES INTO A GARMENT LABEL / BUSINESS SLAM WITH THE CORSILLO BROS.
Fresh off the press and our pals Emil and Sandy Corsillo of The Hill-Side have grabbed place of 'GQ's Best New Menswear Line'. Thinking about the ingredients that make a energy bubble like the Corsillos' and I've put it down to a great balancing act of taking and giving. Here we asked co-founder Emil about smells, life, and zombies, as well as explore their tight thread tradery.... Read More
CAN YOU HANDLE THIS? FEMININE MEDITATION FOR 2 MAGAZINE
Are the antics of Miley Cyrus empowering or degrading to women? Is twerking feminist-lite? This month we explained how the Internet has brought out the post-feminist in us - whether we realize it or not... For 2 Magazine. You can read it over here... Read More
PONYTAILCAST #1: BANGKOK CITYCITY GALLERY
We head over to the shiny new addition to Bangkok's burgeoning art scene, 'BANGKOK CITYCITY GALLERY', where we ask co-founder Op Sudasna about the space's magic juju, programming, and his gallery uniform that we like to call gallery-moflage.... Read More
MUCH ART. [ WE’RE EXHIBITING IN BANGKOK ]
Presenting Bitterman and The Gentle Ladies, an exhibition starting at the end of this month featuring a bunch of super rad chicks who make art for the love of the Universe. We have the pleasure of exhibiting works about how dumbfounded we are about the beauty of nature, beauty, and decay. We invite you to join us in Bangkok for the shindig that goes 'til the end of the year.... Read More
COCKTAIL ETIQUETTE FOR THE 21ST CENTURY WOMAN.
Nowadays we have more digital conversations than real ones and all those little rules about manners are super easy to slip the mind. You may say that formal decorum has become dated, but I’m here to tell you that doing things properly will serve you well in the long run. At the end of the day, etiquette is there to glue us all together, and will make working, living, eating, loving, and playing alongside one another easier.... Read More
DRIFTWOOD / OUR SUMMER 2015 MIXTAPE.
The latest addition to the Ponytail Mixtape family is 'DRIFTWOOD', a collection of sounds that smell like the sea and taste a little salty on the tip of the palette. Ride the sea and its waves of energy. Bounce against other molecules, and float amongst space for a moment with us and do so however you choose.... Read More
SPIRITUAL LAUNDRY SQUAD.
Welcome to PTJ wellness squad, a new segment to the Journal that is all so much about being well, and wellness. Only the deepest spiritual balancing chakra cleansing can be achieved while vining at the laundromat. Experience the warm aura of the humming dryers and the sound of overloaded washing machines spin you into the next dimension. Get the full treatment here... Read More
TREASURE HUNTING IN 21ST CENTURY HONG KONG
Hong Kong, a powerful sensory punch in the face, is somewhere yo need to visit before you die. Besides the Michelin starred dim sum joints that will have you queuing round the block for a table, and the incredible hikes you can take in the mountainous landscape, it has so much to offer the Ponytail traveller. One of our favourite things to do in any city would be thrifting for old things, a treasure hunt if you want to call it that, and Ponytail correspondant Anne Berry shows us how it's done in the balmy harbour city...... Read More
Q&A WITH OUR LOGGING HEROINE BELINDA BAGGS / FOR SUITCASE MAGAZINE
Belinda Baggs has been my surfing heroine since the early days when I was starting out. She explores the world's unnoticed pockets with her husband Adam and super cute son Rayson, while ever in love with nature, hungry to continue learning about our weird and wonderful Universe. So this month for the WATER issue of Suitcase magazine, I asked Bindy about life, water, smells, and travel.... Read More
THE TRAVEL WORKOUT.
On the road, it can be easy to make excuses to sleep in just that little longer, but sometimes an early run or sunset power walk can be an incredible way to experience a new city. So, during Paris mens fashion week we asked our favourite designers, models, and power ladies to show us how they feel the burn on the road.... Read More
OUR MUCH DELICIOUS GUIDE TO LANGUEDOC, SOUTH OF FRANCE
The following are our highlights and must do's in and amongst the region of Languedoc, that is very much overshadowed by the popular Aix en Provence, but definitely a bolder and wiser choice in our books. In this region we have extraordinary wines, olive oils, great French cookery, Medieval towns, archeological sites, swimmin' holes, specialty pate's, pies, and one of the best music festivals ever.... Read More
OUR ULTIMATE UNISEX GROOMING KIT.
We're not post-punks here at Ponytail Journal, so we think that grooming is as important for men as it is for women. No matter if you're on the road, or home sweet home, you should stick to a good skin routine that ensures your skin stays healthy, and hair always looks at its best. These are simple essentials that we believe keep you ship-shape, ready for anything and everything.... Read More
W’MENSWEAR Q&A FOR W MAGAZINE
Today we kick off the start of New York Men's fashion week, and in celebration of all the hashtag menswear feasting to be had, we give you a w'menswear rundown over at W Magazine.... Read More
MAN STYLE, PARIS / OUR STYLE HEROES
We bring you a bunch of our postcards from Paris, all about style that inspires and motivates us... Man style, the French way. Think, vests with a lot of utility pockets, bucket hats, linen shirts, chinos, loafers and boat shoes, the odd beer belly or two, cardigans, the panama hat, and of course the puff of spiced smoke that drifts out of a man's pipe.... Read More
JACK GRACE SPEAKS / NEW MUSIC
Our pal Jack Grace has just dropped his first single Hills, that had me well up with tears while previewing his debut EP.  It's got some shit in it that's for sure.... Read More
LYN AND TONY DO DENIM.
For y'all out there who are looking for a fresh flavour in your life, feast your eyes on 2 by Lyn and Tony's REworked Denim jewellery. Sprouted from their tightly woven denim masks that they made for exhibition, the artists have created a group of wearable pieces that speak to time and reference their art making practice that explores pockets of weirdness that blooms amongst our Universe. ... Read More
TRAVEL / OUR GUIDE TO HANOI, VIETNAM.
Ponytail correspondant Anne Berry went to Hanoi to hunt for all that goodness we so love. This is all you need to know about eating, drinking, shopping, playing, and seeing in the wild world of sensory explosions.... Read More
THAT TIME WE MADE LARB FOR THE ROOM BOOK, VOL. 4

The reason why I cook is to see other people happy.  If I have to cook for myself, I don’t really enjoy the process… That’s why I always have a jar of fresh pesto in the fridge for many of those loner nights in front of my computer with a bowl of pasta by my… Read More

PTJ’S NOTES ON STYLE + TRAVEL AT MELTING BUTTER DOT COM
This week, Melting Butter dot com published our notes on great style, and our favourite spots in Bangkok to play the funnest life possible game.... Read More
WHY WE LOVE HER / NEWNESS FROM BUOY
Our pal BUOY just released a beautiful new video for her second single, ‘Don’t Want To See You‘. She has bouncy hair and rad moves, but most of all the song takes us somewhere else.... Read More
KING MONGKUT, KING RAMA IV / OUR STYLE HEROES
We look at early photography, the glass plate, and King Mongkut of Siam for our second instalment of Our Style Heroes. It smells of newness and inspires us to rethink and recreate to move forward in life.... Read More
THE PTJ GUIDE TO CONVENIENCE IN TOKYO.
Leave judgements by the sliding beep-y door, we bring you our guide to much convenience. An essential part of life in Tokyo.... Read More
OPA / OUR STYLE HEROES
Welcome to a brand new segment, our Style Heroes. Don't be expecting a bunch of same-ol-same-ol street style shots of fashion week posers, we'll be focusing on great people through time who are an inspiration to the term 'style'. We begin with the grandfather of our pal Danny Lee, someone who was the epitome of a true gentleman... Read More
PTJ ON RAWR DENIM DOT COM
It's really refreshing to read something that is so thorough and tightly written that captures everything you stand for. This is how Rawr denim nailed what we're about... Read More
STUDIO VISIT TO CHAPPELLI CYCLES, SYDNEY.

Rewind a few days back to when I was in Sydney, visiting the Chappelli Cycles studio to see what newness they had going down.  Founder Pablo Chappelli showed me his vintage 70s Cinelli track seat and Campagnolo disc wheel, while this vintage loving gal (who doesn’t necessarily know too much about bikes) grew curious about the art… Read More

NEW MUSIC BY PTJ PAL ONRA / WE RIDIN’
Ponytail Journal previews Onra's new album Fundamentals. In the name of hip hop.... Read More
BOAT DOES BANGKOK.
PTJ previews Boat magazine's latest issue on Bangkok. Read and be bewildered, because Bangkok is surreal like that.... Read More
PTJ MIX-TAPE-ING YOUR LIFE
A little recount into our mix-tape library. They're mood specific for life's planned and un-planned dramas. When I'm on the road I have a habit of picking up music that represents the time and place. It's a great way to capture memories, or create them when you're going about your day listening to something good. At Ponytail Journal, we believe life should be a sensory experience, so here are some tapes we made for the funnest life possible.... Read More
COFFEE, CONVERSATION, AND THREADS / SATURDAYS SURF DAIKANYAMA
PTJ takes you on a little tour of a great hangout in Tokyo's Daikanyama. It's got a lot of things we like. Great people, tasty wares for the funnest life, and coffee that will hit the spot.... Read More
A RECIPE FOR BEING THE BOSS OF YOUR LIFE.

This week Ponytail pal Liza Corsillo did a wonderful write up and interview of me for GQ magazine, states-side.  What a head floater THAT was.  It’s always pinch-worthy to think about who I am, and what I’m doing with my life.  To be honest I would never have dreamt that I’d be making a living out of… Read More

IN CONVERSATION / WORDS ON W’MENSWEAR & THE FUNNEST LIFE POSSIBLE

My last few weeks have been really focused on looking at garments in their bare bones.  Like most good things, composition has a huge influence on the overall goodness.  Like how corn-starched gravy can never fool for a well reduced jus, fabricating a basic tee out of poor materials has the same effect on me.  Its colour won’t sing as… Read More

INSPIRATION 2015, NEW AND OLD FRIENDS / BY PONYTAIL PAL JOSEPH AU

The famed Inspiration show in Los Angeles dawned upon us for another year earlier this month. For those not familiar, it is a trade show/gathering/culture jam organised by Rin Tanaka who has penned some of the most comprehensive books on vintage clothing under his books My Freedamn. For two days every February some of the worlds most… Read More

PTJ DOES VALENTINES DAY

When I think of romance, I think of soulful music.  Here’s the latest mixtape that has all the aphrodisiac flavours of love tossed into an audio salad.  Valentine’s day is just around the corner so for all you lovebirds, happy smooching from Ponytail Journal.  Meow. The Lovers’ Slowdance Mixtape by Lauren Yates on Mixcloud

THE EXPLORER’S MIX-TAPE / PTJ INVESTIGATES THE UNIVERSE.

Ponytail Journal presents, ‘The Explorer’s Mix-tape’, a delicious smorgasbord of treats for the ears. From rare Burmese finds, to Japanese bossa, and some dirty sounds of classic American rockabilly, this is sure to set you on your way for the funnest life possible.  Listen to it on your travels, or while you’re daydreaming at the… Read More

PLAYING ART WITH ARII NATURALS.

We human beings are never too young or too old to make faces out of stuff.  I’ve always found myself seeing faces in everyday objects and everyday scenes like the headlights of a car as eyes or in surprised looks in public toilets (I always find Jeeps to be super happy cars).  Since I was… Read More

PTJ’S BANGKOK IN WEEKEND WEEKLY MAGAZINE / FUNNEST LIFE !

A few weeks back I took team Weekend Weekly magazine around my hangouts in Bangkok.  This is how it went down, and out popped a PTJ guide to Bangkok!  Hope it’s fun for your eyeballs, I sure had a blast eating my way through it. Thank you Gloria Chung for writing the story and putting… Read More

IN THE JUNGLE / A PHOTO ESSAY

Shot on a Fuji X10 at Pala-U Waterfall, Kankrachan National Park, Thailand / Featuring Rachel + Lauren on the adventure /

THE BURMESE STYLE GUIDE

Photo essay shot by Ponytail Journal & Face Hunter / Myanmar. HAND PAINTED / THAT JUMPER / THATCHING / OPEN AIR MARKET BARBER / VIBRANT HILL TRIBE HEADWEAR / THIS GUY. IN LONGYI / THESE CAN ALSO BE WORN AS BACKPACK OR ON THE HEAD / NEW / OLD / FISH ON / THAT HAT… Read More

HOW TO POLISH SILVER WITH SOAP NUT.

This past week I was travelling around Myanmar, looking at the wonderful style that locals wear without care, and feasting on some of the tastiest curries in the world.  Up in the mountain region of Inle, I went to many textile factories and silversmiths to see how things were done, and I can honestly say… Read More

SANDY / THE PHOTOESSAY.

Fuji x10 / Pescara Lungomare, Italy / Shot by Ponytail Journal. SHE WEARS / Oxford University tee / Fairends baseball cap / Karen Walker glasses / Chimala chinos / Saucony sneakers / Petit Bateau long sleeved tee / Sheepskin lined gilet in yellow / HE WEARS / Lacoste sweat / Vintage waxed cotton Polo Sport jacket / Ray-Ban Clubmasters… Read More

THE EDWARDIAN POLISH / STILL LIFE FROM THE GORE HOTEL, LONDON

The Gore. / 190 Queen’s Gate, Kensington, London / Shot on location with a Fuji X10 /

THE P.T.J. W’MENSWEAR DAY-GUIDE TO LONDON

One day in London?  Here’s a walking tour of W’Menswear goodness, but don’t expect to see any Beefeaters!  Here are some of my favourite stores and spots in the Covent Garden area of London.  You can follow this quick guide (in order) to see what it’s all about around town, then you might like to… Read More

INTERIOR / A PHOTO ESSAY IN STILLNESS OF THE EARLY MORNING, AMSTERDAM

This house built in 1632, is in the heart of Amsterdam, 9 Streets / Shot with a Fuji x10 / Live in this space here via airbnb /

YELLOW STUFF / PTJ SHOWS YOU HOW

I’ve always had a fascination with natural dyeing processes, and it seems to be getting more and more popular which makes me really happy.  This DIY session goes perfectly with the Cross Flea Market this Thursday & Friday in Bangkok, where I’ll be selling PTJ hand-dyed bandanas and pocket squares.  Because I’m just that kinda… Read More

THE PTJ GUIDE TO LITTLE INDIA, SINGAPORE.

I lived in Singapore for a while, back when I was a little thinner and living the life of a model on the road.  Little India seemed to be my happy place, maybe because it radiated warmth and friendliness.  It’s also wonderfully colourful and full of interesting things that I don’t usually come by like… Read More

MUCH FISHING.

I always try my best to drop a line in the water if I can.  I must have been a fish in a past life because overfishing is something I feel really strongly about, so I try to do my little bit by only eating sustainable seafood.  This sucks when you live in Asia, where wild… Read More

A SUMMER MIX-TAPE / SOME CLASSICS FOR YOUR COLLECTION

A lot of you have been curiously asking about the songs that I use for my Tastiest Life Possible videos, as well as my travel videos on the PTJ Instagram.  So, I’ve made a little mix tape for you to download and play as a summery soundtrack for your own [fun] lives.  Inspired by my road… Read More

SUMMER MARKET GAME IN FRANCE / PTJ’S FRENCH TRIPPIN’

One of my favourite things to do on the weekend when in France is to go digging for goodness at flea markets.  Even better, is when it’s summer time, and you’re in a small country town near the coast.  This is where you’ll find really cheap goodies like hand painted ceramic oyster plates, home made… Read More

A TEXTURAL TOUR OF LE HAVRE / PTJ’S FRENCH TRIPPIN’

Moving on from a very interesting wedding date in Lille, we pack the car and head South West to Le Havre.  Because it’s not too far away, we decide to take the smaller roads through the quaint country towns to avoid the monotonous landscape of the highway, and being a little treasure hunter at heart,… Read More

PTJ TALKS ABOUT HER FUNNEST LIFE POSSIBLE ON THE 100% MIXED SHOW
In this day and age, having a mixed identity whether it be based on your passions, heritage, or wherever you find yourself in the world, is inevitable. In my crazy little life, I find myself to-ing and fro-ing between different places, styles, and cuisines as a part of my daily existence here in this Universe. I think to embrace things that are different, or things that are unfamiliar, is to identify yourself as a 22nd Century human because diversity is an inevitable force of our ever-changing world.... Read More
THE PTJ GUIDE TO RUNNING YOUR OWN SANDWICH STALL.

This weekend I threw together a little Ponytail Journal ‘Goodness Pop-Up’ stand at Made By Legacy flea market, my favourite bi-annual flea in Bangkok.  The star of the show was my Goodness Sandwich, something that I thought was an appropriate candidate to represent Ponytail Journal in food form because it is an incarnation of ‘East-meets-West’, while referencing… Read More

BEING PRODUCTIVE / PTJ NOTES ON TIME-MANAGEMENT

I will start by painting you a picture of when I wrote this.  I’m in Delhi, waiting for my flight to Bangkok.  It’s 9 something in the morning and I’ve just spent the past 7 hours on a red-eye from Paris.  I have a few options: A) Circle the stores in the departures area over and… Read More

NYLON INTERVIEWS PTJ FOR THEIR ‘IT-GIRL’ ISSUE.

This month I feature in Nylon Thailand‘s IT-GIRL issue, one that focuses on women who they see as a whole bunch of awesome.  Of course I am super honoured to be one of these special people, and at times find it hard to believe that anyone could call this dorky gal any kind of cool.  Thank you… Read More

PTJ IN PARIS / AN ARMY SURPLUS TREASURE CHEST / MARCHE AUX PUCES

Im a sucker for flea markets.  I really think I was a hoarder in a past life, because my eyes light up when I see nice old things.  Some people can’t stand the thought of buying something that has been used, worn, or just been sitting in a warehouse for decades on end, but the sound of… Read More

PTJ DOWN UNDER / MY FAVOURITE THINGS TO DO.

I was recently asked by a friend to recommend things to do in Sydney so I’ve taken the opportunity to do some flash-backs on some good moments down under.  When I’m in town, no matter what season, you’ll probably find me fishing, surfing, bush walking, or eating some of the incredible food that Australia has to… Read More

TOKYO TO BANGKOK / EXPIRED FILM, MUSIC, AND PANU-K-KI.

In Bangkok we ate Hawaiian panu-k-ki, In Tokyo we were showered in Freshness burger, In Bangkok we dug for unwanted treasure, In Tokyo we stalked the streets like cats from Cheshire. Shot on a Canon Novacam / Expired Kodak Gold 35mm film / With Ponytail Journal / Onra / Jeedo X (Waajeed) / Shot in Shibuya, Tokyo / Chidlom… Read More

A COLLECTION OF GREAT THINGS / PTJ DOWN UNDER

It wasn’t until I moved away from Sydney until I realised how much I took it for granted.  What an incredible lifestyle the coastal one is.  To be soaking up super clean, super fresh air day-in-day-out, to have a sky that is bluer than a brand new swimming pool, and to be surrounded by an… Read More

SHARING A PASSION FOR VINTAGE / STORAGE & CO. SEOUL

One thing that always stays pressed into my mind when I leave Seoul is that there are some really passionate people about.  No matter what they are into, no matter how obscure or underground it may be, I see people embracing things to the n’th degree.  I respect that.  I respect people who explore things… Read More

THE MOTHER SHIP / TOKYU HANDS, SHIBUYA / PTJ’S PICKS

Welcome to the mother ship.  I will take you on a little tour of my favourite things in my favourite everything-in-one store that is Tokyu Hands.  All function (well almost, depending if you consider plastic food eyes functional) and everything that you need for the funnest life possible. Tokyu Hands, Shibuya.

CONDÉ NAST TRAVELLER / PACKING TIPS BY PONYTAIL JOURNAL

I present to you my personal packing tips on Conde Nast Traveller.  You can also have a look at the Conde Nast Pinterest for some tropical-travel-spiration.  Otherwise, keep up-to-date with all my latest adventuring on the PTJ Instagram or PTJ Twitter pages (@ponytailjournal). Sunny season, bring it!

PTJ ALPINO / ADVENTURES OF SKI GIRL PART II

Woolrich Beanie / Armada Cantika Skis / Tecnica Ski Boots / Columbia Titanium Japan-Only Jacket / Moss 3/4 Sweat Pants / Uniqlo Leggings / Happysocks / Timberland Boots / Kathmandu Backpack / Uniqlo Sweat Pants / Happysocks / Army Surplus Sweat Shirt / Fuji Apple Tecnica Ski Boots / Swany Gloves / Battery Operated Boot… Read More

PTJ ALPINO / TOKYU HANDS, TRUCK MARKET POP-UP STORE! / NISEKO GRAND HIRAFU

Tokyu Hands:  My happy place.  Hands have been setting up pop-up stores across the country that sell nicknacks and location-appropriate wares of all sorts.  All sorts seems to be a perfect word to describe them.  In true Japanese form, the Hands buyers have taken into consideration every need and want that an unexacting passer-by could… Read More

PTJ ALPINO / AN INTRODUCTION TO NORTHERN JAPAN

Travelling A Winter Landscape / Fluffy White Stuff / Moss & Lichens / Local Honey / BBQ / Yotsuba Butter / And Potato Like You’ve Never Had It Before / Welcome To Hokkaido.      

NOTES ON FOLLOWING THE NOSE & THE STOMACH / TO MARKET IN PARIS.

I think in a past life I must have been a Beagle.  My love for sniffing out treasure has been with me since I can remember, and usually my nose leads me to goodness (or somewhere nearby, and that’s where the hunting begins!)  To me, a trip somewhere is not right until I can experience… Read More

PTJ QUATTRO FORMAGGI TOURS / ISTANBUL / A TEXTURAL TOUR

Istanbul seems like heaven for people who have a fetish for textures.  I admire the detailed workmanship of all the textiles and ceramics I came across, as well as the dedication that store owners had to knowing all about the origins of their wares.  I value this kind of tracing back.  Cheers to being passionate.

NOW OR NEVER / NOTES ON TOGETHERNESS

There is an uncomfortable sense of unrest in Thailand at the moment.  I won’t go through the current political situation with you because I’m sure you’ve all been bombarded with the story, however you get your news.  What I want to talk about is how my eyes have been opened to the amazing power that… Read More

WONKA OLD BANGKOK / PART ONE: A TEXTURAL TOUR

Here’s another wonderful part of the world that is it’s own bubble of goodness, contained by its luxurious remoteness.  Wonka Old Bangkok.  A boutique inn, brunch joint, bar, and hangout filled with the trinkets and wares of a passionate antiques collector.  This space has a refreshing sense of calm that doesn’t really come to mind… Read More

PTJ IN PURSUIT OF GOODNESS / A 2014 GUIDE TO EXISTING IN THE UNIVERSE.

1.  Respect life by giving it your everything.  Recently I’ve experienced the fragility of life.  It comes and goes so suddenly, sometimes without warning.  So why not experience as much of this Universe as you can.  It’s pretty great. 2.  Tell people what you think, don’t hold it in.  Communication is an amazing thing.  We… Read More

SKI GIRL! / A GUIDE FOR THE COMING SKI SEASON / JAPAN

My favourite time of the year.  My favourite place.  And everything is covered in snow…  This is how we do in the mountains: PTJ SKI STYLE! Editorial shot in Hakuba Ski Resort, Nagano Prefecture, Japan.           Outfit Notes: Helmet / Giro Goggles / Scott Jacket / Columbia Japan Only Titanium Outer Shell Polar… Read More

SPOOKY SCARY / HAPPY HALLOWEEN FOLKS!

My blood-curdling Halloween mix to help you get into the SCARY spirit… Trick, or treat?

SURFIN’ SAFARI / A TRIBUTE TO A VERY SPECIAL PLACE

We surf everyday, we fish for dinner, we make stew on the campfire.  Pure and simple.  So much fun.  I hope things never change. Shot on a vintage Konika POP with Fuji Neopan 400 black and white film.      

HAPPY BIRTHDAY INSTAGRAM / PTJ ON MR PORTER JOURNAL!

What a wonderful thing when the big guys give the little guys a pat on the back.  Today on Mr Porter Journal, Ponytail Journal is listed in their top ten favourite instagram accounts worldwide.  I e-rub shoulders with some of my favie-faves like Theron Humphrey (Maddie On Things), Michael Williams (A Continuous Lean), and Baixiang… Read More

PTJ LISTENING / MUSIC FOR CHANGING A TYRE

These are a handful of my favourite women in music.  They are allllllll woman…  and you would never want to mess with them.

MY KITCHENWARE HAPPY PLACE / CHEFS’ WAREHOUSE

People always come up to me and tell me they ‘saw my mum in Chefs’ Warehouse the other day’.  It happens often.  I suppose she is the reason I also frequent the culinary-supplies-wonderland whenever I am in town, not necessarily because I need anything, but plainly because I enjoy the art of browsing – especially… Read More

A TEXTURAL TOUR OF KOSKELA

I love textured things, I think homes that have lots of touchy feel-y things seem so much more homely.  Koskela have lots of touchy feelies!  They should make a touchy feel-y picture book…   Koskela 85 Dunning Ave, Roseberry, NSW, Australia  

BLOG ON BLOGGERS / A PONYTAIL JOURNAL INTERVIEW ON PURSUING GOODNESS.

I was recently asked to do a little interview for the Organic Food Markets because of my post on obsessive bacon & egg rolls at Orange Grove markets, so I decided to talk about food, life and goodness.  I found it a challenge to define my philosophies on these three ideas and put them to… Read More

TO BETTY / PONYTAIL JOURNAL FOR #SHOOT THE CHEF

Here’s my entry to the Good Food Month’s annual competition, ‘Shoot the Chef’.  Inspired by one of my favourite cookbooks, the original ‘Betty Crocker’s Picture Cookbook’, I decided to take a self-portrait in honour of Betty Crocker herself.  Not to get too technical, I delved head first into the realm of  film and analogue photography… Read More

ILLUSTRATED / A WINTER

Fishing, lamb roasts, hearty breakfasts, toes going numb in the surf, laksa at Toh’s, Sunday roasts, sea urchin, gelato, and adventures in the bush.

PTJ HOW TO / TARGET LUDERICK ON SEAWEED

I love eating Luderick, they are fun to catch on foraged bait and I really enjoy their mineral-y taste (they’re vegetarians).  Sometimes called black fish (fishermen are reaaaal creative with naming things), these guys live amongst rocks and wharfs and their favourite food is seaweed.  The other afternoon I set out to catch one for… Read More

PTJ HOW TO / RE-WAXING A SURF BOARD

This past weekend I went on a fishing and surfing trip to sunny Crescent Head on the east coast of Australia.  My friends and I have always made a once-a-year pilgrimage to get our fix of pealing waves, seafood, and the famous pies at Barnett’s Bakery in town.  For the longest time I have wanted… Read More

FISHING WITH PTJ PART I / RIGGING UP

So I’m back in Sydney at the moment and so excited about the fish!  I hadn’t eaten fish since the last time I went fishing (6 months ago) because in Bangkok it’s really difficult to get sustainably caught seafood.  Because fish is one of my favourite things to eat, angling was on the top of… Read More

IF I WERE A CARPENTER.

Did I ever mention that I love timber?  In Thailand, there seems to be an abundance of recycled timber.  So it makes me very happy when I see these very beautiful, big ol’ pieces being put to good use like at If I were a carpenter.  What a lovely ring the name has too!  Im not… Read More

ONE OF EVERYTHING PLEASE / WOODEN SUBMARINE VINTAGE GOODS, BANGKOK

When I find something good, I tell people about it because I want everybody to enjoy life’s wonderful things.  I definitely don’t claim to have discovered this hidden gemstone all on my own… In fact, I read about Wooden Submarine in Monocle Magazine and, of course, saddled up for exploration before I had finished the… Read More

STORES I LIKE TO VISIT IN HONGKONG

Last week I was in Hong Kong for a night.  Having not much time at all, I decided to visit a few of my favourite stores (i even managed to squeeze a bite to eat in between!)  Hong Kong has everything and anything you could possibly want.  In fact, this is what makes life difficult… Read More

FINDERS KEEPERS (IN SEOUL)

I was in Seoul a little while back.  It’s a pretty happening place that has so much on offer, especially in food and fashion.  During my short (and sweet) stay, I came across some things that I would love to share… One of my favourite local brands ‘Timosi‘.  I was drawn to this store in… Read More