All who worked hard on Thoughtful magazine’s SLOW issue


Daianna Karaian, Founder and editor
Daianna helps thoughtful, creative people collaborate with each other to do world-changing work. She runs Thoughtful WORKShops, co-created Thought Starter, started Thoughtful Magazine, plays the cello and makes sourdough bread. @daiannatweets

Harvey Coxell, Cover artist
Harvey believes in changing things for the better through design. He’s a freelance senior creative working toward a better, more sustainable future in which we consume less, experience more, enjoy the journey and turn it up to 11. @harveycoxell

Tara Button, Writer
Tara is the CEO of BuyMeOnce, a company on a mission to find the longest-lasting and most sustainable products on earth, and change the way the world shops. Her book A Life Less Throwaway reveals the amazing benefits of slow shopping. @tarabutton

Ed Gillespie, Writer
Ed is a poet, writer, co-founder of Futerra, Director of Greenpeace UK and involved in a number of ethical businesses as a director and investor. His book Only Planet is available from Wild Things Publishing. @frucool

Colette Sadlier, Illustrator
Colette is a graphic designer based in London who sometimes makes illustrations using imagery from vintage magazines. She’s interested in how art, design and creativity can help people to explore their inner world. She likes to spend time thinking, playing, hanging out with good people and laying in the sun. @colettuce

Albert Narath, Playlister
Based in Santa Cruz, California, Albert writes about the history of architecture and design. He also teaches and takes pictures. @albertnarath

Debbi Christophers, Food writer
Debbi lives between Madrid and the village of Chinchon, where she is trying to make a Christmas pudding using only ingredients from the garden and wondering whether it’s possible to make brandy in two months. She believes it’s better to regret doing something than regret not doing it. @madridonaplate

Gael Welstead, Writer and mapmaker
Gael is a designer, researcher and strategist with a sensitivity to place. She just finished her MA in design history and material culture including a thesis studying the influence of map design on placemaking in the contemporary city. Gael is fuelled by a fascination for people, cities and the patterns of life. @gaelwelstead

Last but never least…

Special thanks to Jason Karaian, Orsola de Castro, Rowena Cumner, James Quarles, all those who’ve provided feedback, support and encouragement from the start, and everyone else who made the SLOW issue possible.

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and we want to make good.

So we’re building a movement of creators who want to make things that make a difference and inspire others to do the same.

We are enterprising people who are making a living by making better things. Fixers and fabricators who see treasure where others see trash. Artists changing hearts and minds to change the world. Designers, builders and storytellers who want to create the future today. Forward-thinkers who think there’s a better way of doing things.

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