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August 03, 2016

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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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The Selvedge Yard

 

The Selvedge Yard

We caught up with JP, co-founder of the hugely successful blog, retail and online store, The Selvedge Yard . JP talks to us about inspiration, motivation, following your instincts and the power of music.  We also get the inside track on a dysfunctional love affair and the upcoming (and clearly not-to-miss) ‘Greaser Getdown’ Party.  Check out the details and more here.  Thanks JP (and Ashley). keep reading....

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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 05, 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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Winter Skin Woes!

Our winter skin is a fragile thing. Cold air, relentless winds and ubiquitous heat pumps all contribute to giving your skin a hard time over the colder months. Cold weather reduces body temperature, which means we produce less natural skin oil, this means dry, dry, dry irritable skin.
 
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September 28, 2015

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The Humble Ponga

Triumph & Disaster Ponga Fern

Growing up in Aoteoroa the humble Ponga Fern (or for those schooled up on their latin - Cyathea cumingii), belonging to the Cyatheaceae family, was literally everywhere. View full article →
July 01, 2015

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The Art Of A Really Great Shave


Like all great fads, once they become mainstream they are no longer fashionable. And so it is with the beard, once a must have on the face of any style-conscience male, the beard is now increasingly being consigned to the barber shop floor. The good news for those of you struggling to part with your facial hair is Triumph & Disaster has invested a lot of time and effort into creating a first class shaving experience. To do that we looked back at how men used to shave.

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June 10, 2015

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Rugby & Moisturizer

Liam Steel is a fantastic rugby player and works for Triumph & Disaster selling out on the road, doing the hard yards, recently I asked him to pen a few words about what his mates thought of him selling moisturiser – below are those words – enjoy – Dion .

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