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"For Them. By Us." | Automata

Automata, The first restaurant to open in The Old Clare Hotel, provides a comfortable yet unique dining experience, consisting of a regularly changing five course meal. The interior, designed by Matt Darwon stays true to the restaurant’s namesake and is made using tractor seats, motorbike engines and aeroplane parts, playing on the theme of non-electronic automation. Automata was named in Australia’s Top 50 Restaurants, boasts two hats, and is home to: Tim Watkins, named the Somellier of the Year and Clayton Wells named Australia’s Hottest Chef. We sat down with Clayton to discuss what makes Automata tick.

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"For Them. By Us." | Capsule

In our fifth instalment of ‘For them, by Us’, we catch up with Nick Denton, founder of Capsule, a men’s streetwear boutique located in Sydney & Melbourne. We find out how a trip to the states, 90s Hip-Hop Fashion & Magazines, and the need to look the best at the gig influenced his life, and ultimately lay the foundations for what Capsule is today.

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"For Them. By Us." | The DEA Store

DEA, short for Delicate Eye Area, Karin Huchatz’s boutique nestled on Redfern’s Regent street aims to please yours. With a curated selection of goods for the home or kitchen, we chat to Karin about what makes her tick, her love for Japanese home wares and find out why Monocle included The DEA Store in their latest ‘Guide to Sydney’.

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August 24, 2016

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"For Them. By Us" | The Old Clare Hotel

The Old Clare Hotel, a former brewery, has been transformed into a rocking boutique hotel that boasts a rooftop pool, and three superb restaurants. Unpretentious, yet luxurious. Semi-industrial, yet warm and welcoming. Listen to their story here, as told by General Manager, Timo Bures. And then go and visit them for yourself.

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"For Them. By Us." | Men's Biz

In the second installment of our "For Them, By Us' we spoke with Glenn, the manager at Men's Biz; a store dedicated to only the very best men's grooming products, hand curated from around the world to cater to any taste or need.
 
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“For Them, By Us” | RJB Design

For Them, By Us” puts a well-deserved spotlight on the retailers and stockists that have helped build and shape Triumph & Disaster over the past five years. Whether it has been through lending their shelves to our wares, their vanities or showers to our hotel amenities range, or simply allowing their guests to experience our wash in their bathrooms, all of the participants in this series have had an impact on Triumph & Disaster’s success. Here, we take a back seat and allow them to tell their stories of how they got to where they are today. First up in our series is RJB Design. Read full article here…

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Nat Cheshire meets with Triumph & Disaster

Nat Cheshire meets with Triumph & Disaster’s Dion Nash and talks about cars, grasping opportunity with both hands, lack of sleep, motivation, fear of failure and of course a bit about triumph and disaster. We hope you will enjoy what he had to say, it’s kind of important.

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Killer Hair Party Volume II

The venue, ‘Something More café’ in the Central Melbourne suburb of Fitzroy was the perfect choice to stage a chilled gathering of friends and supporters to chat about all things "hair". Guests were greeted by layered jazz riffs from guitarist Jamal Zacharia, that colluded to create a kicked-back ‘Newport Jazz’ vibe. Banging Cocktails, sumptuous vino and hoppy craft beers ensured everyone was kept lubricated and refreshed, while some finger licking food ensured no one left hungry, T&D are after all, responsible hosts.

Triumph & Disaster Killer Hair Party Volume II

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April 06, 2016

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A Close Shave with Sir Ted


Sir Graham Henry (Ted) is one of New Zealand's coaching greats and a man who has experienced both immense triumph and had a few falls along the way. We could think of no better person to kick off our masters of Triumph & Disaster series, where people tell us a few of life's lessons, the T& D way. Enjoy
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March 03, 2016

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Anti Ageing is Bollocks - Your Youth is a Finite Thing

In my time working as a marketer I think I actually convinced myself that people would believe what I said and trust me when I said it. Since starting my own brand of skin care products my thinking has changed somewhat, I now see that assuming you can influence what people will think is a very dangerous (and potentially costly) point of view. Instead perhaps the best you can do is be consistent, have a clear proposition and hope that people like it.
I was recently pitching my range to a customer who asked me if any of my products were Anti-aging products. Anti-aging? Anti Aging is bollocks, I found myself thinking as my mind scrambled for something more constructive to say, I was caught short.

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