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You Are What You Listen to – Regina Larko about her Podcast Passion

1,000,000 podcasts, 30 million episodes worldwide. Podcasts have become serious competition to the traditional radio shows. And judging from these numbers, they are still widely popular despite a trend towards more and…

A Third Culture Kid with a Passion for Swedish Chocolate Balls Interview with Alaine Handa Chokladbollar
A Third Culture Kid with a Passion for Swedish Chokladbollar – Interview with Alaine Handa

Alaine and I met the “millennial way” – in a Facebook group for travel bloggers and later on in person in Singapore. I was fascinated by her diverse background as a blogger…

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Body-Related Feminist Art – Interview with Hungarian Artist Klara Petra Szabo

I first saw Klára Petra Szabó’s works at her exhibition with Austrian artist Florian Lang in June this year. I was very intrigued by the strong feminist messages of her watercolour works…

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Studio Naenna’s Textiles with an Impact – Lamorna Cheesman on Encouraging the Positive

Fashion, textiles and Asia – our first thoughts are probably mass production, factories in China or Bangladesh, unhealthy and unethical working conditions fuelling our hunger for fast fashion. At Pelagona, I look…

A Modern Interpretation of Traditional Indian Art Interview with Artist Neerja Tata
A Modern Interpretation of Traditional Indian Art – Interview with Artist Neerja Tata

When I first spotted Neerja Tata’s artworks in Bangkok, it felt like diving into a different world – beautiful earthy colours paired with the most intricate figures and patterns you could ever…

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From Fashion to Bio-Based Straws – Petra Schweiger about Her “Colourful” Career Path

Austrian-born Petra Schweiger has made it her mission to make Asia plastic-straw-free. Her business Lily FLD supplies fully sustainable, biodegradable drinking straws. I met Petra when we both were invited to speak…

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Curating in the Digital Age – Interview with Alexandra Schantl, Head of Collections for Art after 1960 of the Cultural Department of Lower Austria

Digitalization has become more than just a “buzzword” in the art industry. It has transformed the work of artists, the curating of exhibitions and has disrupted the whole art market. Alexandra Schantl,…

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From Sales to Having an Impact – How Natalie Pringle and The New Savvy Help Our Financial Literacy

Natalie Pringle made her move not only regionally across two continents but also industry-wise. In her interview with The Pink Lookbook, Natalie shares the reasons for this drastic career change and her…

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Why Lists and Finding Partners Go Together – Interview with Author, Actress and Social Influencer Elena Murzello

I was single for most of my twenties – I did not want to just date anyone for the sake of dating, I wanted to only date the “right one”. Moving across…

Interview Andrea Strohmayer Kirschengenussquelle Breitenbrunn
The Women I Meet – Episode 2: Andrea Strohmayer, Genussquelle Breitenbrunn

Until the 1960s, cherry farming was a big source of income for a lot of people in Eastern Austria. However, when the government started to heavily subsidize wine production, more and more…

The Women I Meet – Regina Rusz, Director Austrian Cultural Forum Budapest

This new video series is about all the inspiring women I meet. I ask them about their careers, their lives, what keeps them going and how they define success. In this first episode,…

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How Viennese Nadine Al-Wazzan-Jairath Glams Up Your Wardrobe

It had been some time since I last saw Nadine. We were sitting next to each other in Spanish class at university and later on we were classmates at the Diplomatic Academy…

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Shaping Our Society as an Entrepreneur – Interview with Amelie Gross

It is funny how you just connect and “click” with some people. Even if you have not met them too often. It happened to me with Amelie Gross, an Austrian entrepreneur and…

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The Business of Culture – Interview with Agnes Wiesbauer-Lenz, Managing Director of Steirischer Herbst

The Steirischer Herbst, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, has become a cornerstone festival of avant-garde art in Europe. Every autumn, the city of Graz is host to a vast…

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The Art of Curating and Networking – Interview with Julia Hartmann of SALOON Vienna

I am always amazed how I happen to cross paths again with people I have not seen for some time. In the most recent case it actually was 13 years. During my stay…

Imperial Heritage, Contemporary Art and Digital Technologies – A Talk with Ivana Novoselac of the Albertina Museum in Vienna

VIENNA – In our daily life, we use personalized apps, connect with our friends on Instagram or read the news on Facebook. But how has this development impacted museums and their operations?…

Interview Singaporean Entrepreneur Melissa Lim Shophouse
A Day with Singaporean Entrepreneur Melissa Lim

SINGAPORE – I met 28-year old Melissa Lim, co-founder of BiTS, an enterprise resource planning based in Singapore, for the first time during a startup conference and we had a chat over…

What Jackie Kennedy and Art Trips to Indonesia Have in Common Meet Lenore Morrow Mallett
What Jackie Kennedy and Art Trips to Indonesia Have in Common – Meet Lenore Morrow Mallett

When Lenore was on a quest for some unique decorating pieces for her house in Connecticut, she stumbled across a painting: an elegant woman looking right at her. Somehow, she looked familiar.…

Interview Priya Gupta Singapore
Corporate Career Woman and Mum turned Entrepreneur – Priya Gupta Proves that We Can Do It

SINGAPORE – When Priya Gupta moved from Australia to Singapore, she struggled to find quality children’s products in Singapore. Priya used to bring them from Australia to Singapore in her suitcase for her family. When…

Female Founders, Startups vs. Corporates and the Power of Networking – Meet Marielle Reussink, founder of the Singapore-based marketing company “The EMMS”.

“I believe in the power of the individual and it is my mission to make people realize they have power. I think many of us feel completely disenfranchised, believing that the world’s…

From Jetsetter to Entrepreneur with a Social Impact – Meet Veronika Stocker

Veronika Stocker is the founder and owner of auferstanden, an upcycling design initiative based in Vienna, Austria. Veronika gave up her jet set life to dedicate herself to a social, local and sustainable…