The Bsides is a community of visionaries and pioneers within contemporary culture. Inclusive of industry and exclusive to innovators, we aim to ignite creativity and innovation through enabling collaboration.
Each talented member encompasses their own unique value proposition and passion for collaboration.
Collectively we aim to create unique creative products and experiences.
We are The Bsides.
Cybele Malinowski has galvanised her place in the photo industry with her bright, bold and unmistakable imagery in the fashion and music industry. Her work has graced the cover of countless mags both nationally and internationally, and over her 8 years in the industry she has shot the who’s who of Australian pop and fashion royalty. Cybele’s clean lines, strong graphic and geometric structure and attention to detail constantly reference back to her formal training in architecture. Recently Cybele launched Model Maison, a project of love and dedication that has seen Cybele shooting models in their bedrooms all over the suburbs of Sydney, LA, London, Ukraine and Shanghai. The blog is an insight into the model’s worlds, while still retaining some of the fantasy of fashion. In a collaborative sense, Cybele works closely with each model to create a series of images in and around their homes. Cybele gives the model the freedom to style themselves and they work together on creating a world somewhere between fashion and realism.This will undoubtedly lead her to new unfound spaces within her medium, and expand her work from the commercial world into the art world.
AWARDS: Head On Portrait Prize finalist 2011, shortlist 2012, 2009, 2008 Moran Prize finalist 2010, shortlist 2011, Soya Awards finalist 2010, 2009, Pedestrian Photo Award finalist 2012
Aaron Teece, chef and Founder of Studio Neonh has a simple philosophy is simple: bring like-minded people together in an inspired yet relaxed setting, to share food, wine and to create a memorable experience. Aaron spent his childhood in the Northern Rivers near Byron Bay and spent the formative years of his career in Brisbane. But then London called and he traveled to expand his knowledge and build his career.
He worked as a Sous Chef at Harvey Nichols' 5th Floor Restaurant and later worked as a private chef. Aaron cooked for the likes of Lady Margaret Thatcher, Kate Moss and Keira Knightly and was lucky enough to cook for the Queen on a few occasions. But, as they say, there's no place like home, so he returned to Australia. He has since been seen in some of Sydney's finest establishments including Astral, Sean's Kitchen, EST, Felix and Manly Pavillion while in the process of searching for a venue that he could make his own.
With her finger on the fashion pulse, an aptitude for inventive solutions and a meticulous refined eye for detail Sophie is widely recognized as being at the peak of her profession. After creating SHS in 2007 the business has gone from strength to strength. Year after year Sophie has developed and built upon a diverse but loyal client base. Styling for her is more than fashion, it’s creating a particular look or theme for a specific project or client fulfilling the brief and their needs. Taking into consideration the whole picture, what works for one client may not work for the next and every day the game changes. There’s never a dull moment.
Rebecca Sullivan is a self-taught cook and has worked with some of the world’s best food producers, academics, activists, and chefs. As food curator, activist, food writer, urban farmer and entrepreneur, Rebecca has worked on many a project any food lover would envy, from launching the Real Food Festival in London to working on Slow Food Nation in San Francisco, farming coffee in Uganda to teaching scientists the art of communications in the Maldives for the United Nations. Rebecca recently completed her Masters in International Rural Development and Sustainable Agriculture at the Royal Agricultural College in Gloucestershire, UK during which she focused on food security and a sustainable food future and is now undertaking another Masters in Food History at the University of Adelaide.
Krystel Davis was born and raised between Auckland, New Zealand & Sydney, Australia. With a passion for the arts and travel, she sought a trade that would allow herself creativity as well as freedom. Krystel gained extensive experience in design, illustration, and creative direction at high-end advertising firms before venturing out with an idea to commence her own distinct fashion label. She envisioned designing unique, exquisite garments for progressive and stylish individuals.
Krystel’s designs and unique philosophy continue to refresh the course of her collections. Her designs have been featured on an impressive client list including celebrity Nicole Richie, model ambassador Megan Gale, actress Isabel Lucas, pop singer Zoe Badwi, and fashion model Jess Hart.
Liane Rossler is an award winning artist, designer, curator, creative advisor and ambassador for issues relating to design and the environment.
Some of her recent work includes Here and Now, Supercyclers and Happy Talk; projects focused on clever and beautiful sustainable design practice. Liane was also co-founder, former designer and director of Dinosaur Designs for 25 years.
She has been awarded Australia's 100 most inspiring women by Madison Magazine in 2013, Instyle Woman of the Year Award for Design in 2012, among others.
With a background in fashion and fine arts, Natalie Marie is a Silversmith and Founder of self-named jewellery line Natalie Marie Jewellery. Natalie has created a label which has at its heart an ethos based on connection, sentiment and originality. She draws her inspiration from her surroundings and within. With un unprecedented understanding of the possibilities of precious metals, she uses this knowledge coupled with her ever growing technical capabilities, to create pieces that will be valued throughout the owner's lifetime.
Marcus Bondi is the undisputed authority on physical fitness, nutrition, training and health in Australia and is most famous worldwide for his unique ability to develop easy-to-maintain, do-anywhere online fitness routines and wellness programs.
He is an Official Guinness World Record Holder in several fitness and strength events including 5m Rope Climb and Supinated Muscle-Ups. As a result, international recognition and respect ensures that health, well-being, anti-ageing and extreme functional fitness is not only a career, but a lifestyle joy for Marcus.
Cam Young is the founder and designer of Australian menswear label Fare Well Co. Guided by their philosophy - “Be good to people, don’t let the bastards get you down” - they produce a range of organic cotton staples using a responsible approach to manufacturing and donating 100% of company profits to charities.
He has Cam started his career as a graphic designer before completing an environmental science & geology degree and has since worked for several years in environmental projects across Australia and internationally in Mongolia, New Zealand and the South Pacific.
Cam has a passion for ideas and projects that aim to bring positive change to society and environment.
Instagram @cam_stagram • Facebook: /FareWellCo
Chris has over 15 years experience within the surf industry in both the retail and wholesale sectors.
After five years as a surfing instructor, he moved to Sydney from Coffs Harbour and completed a Music and Business Degree. Upon completion of his studies, Chris went on to spend 7 years in retail management roles for Shady Haze, Surfection and Quiksilver before moving to Insight as National Sales Manager in 2007.
In early 2010, his partnership with long term friend and emerging board shaper Dave Howell realised The Sugarmill retail concept store, Misfit Shapes and Misfit Aid all based at Narrabeen on Sydney Northern Beaches. In 2013 the group relocated operations to Mona Vale launching “Mad Minds” a studio/ showroom/ factory for the growing board manufacturing business.
Chris is now General Manager and Creative Director of Misfit Shapes and associated brands, specialising in Sales, Marketing, Branding and Operations, and is an active Director and board member of Misfit Aid and the humanitarian work that is being done through that not-for-profit organisation.