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Meet Jac

Introducing Peter Jacques Ayres, Mâché's co-founder, Space Manager and Designer, but you can just call him Jac.  

His name is rather fitting, as our 'Jac' of all trades, with an edge for detail, he is not afraid of using the tools and getting sh*t done.

Jac is a Landscape Architect at T.C.L and his array of skills sure come in handy. He has a love of understanding space and design through landscape and architecture. He is a level-headed fella with a calming nature, and is creative, rational and hungry to do more. All of these traits prove useful in running a successful coworking space in the city.

Jac has a quiet motivation and perseverance that is endearing. He's a behind the scenes sort of guy who has been here from the start and helped build Mâché to what it is today. From renovations, to admin, design, marketing and management, he's had it covered.

Jac works long hours, but he doesn't let this get the better of him. He doesn't sweat the small stuff and takes on challenges with enthusiasm and a sense of humour. Jac enjoys both working and relaxing at Mâché, as it is cosy any time of year! Outside of these walls, he travels where the wind takes him, and is always up for an enriching cultural experience.

Back home in Adelaide he tends to his veggie garden, goes to town in the kitchen and cooks up a storm for one and all. He recently built a bar in his garden called 'The Toucan Royale' - that’s some next level innovation to spend quality time with friends!

Anthony Bourdain and Frank Lloyd Wright are two of Jac’s notable heroes, defining a love of food, creativity and company.

Meet Izzy

Izzy Pearce is a co-founder of Mâché, and wears the fabulous hat of Community + Wellness Coordinator.

She is also the founder of Fresh Sprouts and is a Yoga Teacher, Performing Artist and Art Therapist.

Izzy teaches Studio, Corporate, Private and Kids Yoga in Adelaide, and runs Health and Wellbeing Workshops and Retreats throughout the year. She uses video as a storytelling medium and creates short films that capture the essence of yoga, nature and community. 

Izzy can be described as a colourful, quirky, empathetic, light-hearted and open human, and she holds a welcoming and uplifting space for people to explore their minds, bodies and spirits freely.

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Day to day, Izzy engages with the community and helps create a warm, peaceful and creative atmosphere. She organises the Wellness Program, shares our Social Media happy times, takes care of plants and teaches weekly Yoga classes.

You can join her Yoga classes at Mâché in the CBD every Wednesday 6pm + Saturday 9am.

Mâché has become another limb to her being, and she has been helping around the traps since the first slap of paint. Izzy is inspired by the growing coworking community, where diverse and vibrant people share space, sprout ideas, laugh lots, get work done and collaborate.

In her spare time, Izzy is frolicking in nature, hanging with the fam, going on adventures with the pup, making videos, eating delicious vegetarian food, hibernating and recharging.

Her heroes are her partner Dans.. and Enya.

Swing by and say hi next time you are in the neighbourhood! She might just lure you onto the yoga mat.

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Meet Dans

Introducing Daniels Langeberg (Dans), Mâché’s co-founder and CEO.

In 2016, Dans dreamt of a humble coworking space in Adelaide that would attract people from all fields and allow them to connect, build their ideas and form a community.

It all started with his other business EcoCaddy, a sustainable startup company that provides a fun way for people to move and move their things across the city, as well as unique tours so their customers experience all the city has to offer.

EcoCaddy uses bamboo bodied electric pedicabs as their vehicles, employ South Australian riders and harness the very best in technology to ensure a great experience for all on board.

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Dans leads the EcoCaddy team, and is a tenacious, ambitious, passionate, curious and detailed dude. He was super excited when he realised that Mâché could become not only the home of EcoCaddy, but the home of other businesses, and they would support and inspire each other. Many friends and loved ones helped get Mâché off the ground, and there was blood, sweat and purple tears.  

Dans is all about the people. He loves belonging to a bunch of doers that are keen to get up in the morning and give it a crack.. and don't take themselves too seriously. Whenever Dans gets some personal time, he rides his bike, take lots of photos and explores some place new.

His hero list is long, but top two would be Martin Luther King Jr, and Naruto, a manga ninja that has supported him from childhood through to adulthood. #NarutoForever

Hé There New Year!!

photo by City Brief

Hé There!

With this we finish up a crazy and fun filled 2016! 

Thanks for all the support and well-wishes we have had throughout the past year, you have driven us to create a better and more interesting space and business, pushing us to better ourselves!

As we bid farewell to the year that was, we grow excited for the potential of 2017 and hope that mâché can be a part of your new year’s resolutions. We hope that mâche can give you that drive (and the space!) to get off your bum to develop those ideas, artistic skills, business ideas and connections that are just waiting to jump out of your head and onto paper!

We wish you all a wonderful New Years with a happy and safe celebration!!

See you in the new year!

Hé there #006

 Serenity.

Serenity.

It’s almost Holiday time!

What a massive year – it’s been filled with many ups and downs. December sees the end of the first six months since mâché transitioned from just an idea into an actual place!

Adelaide has also seen many changes and advances this past year. Just across the road from our little space a brand new residential development (Boheme) has exploded onto the scene with rapid building works. Additional developments have also occurred within the city based around the small bar, café and restaurant scene.

The rapid development of several residential towers across Adelaide’s CBD will fundamentally change not only the immediate population of the CBD but also the surrounding areas. With the completion of the Boheme development, over 1000 additional residents will be living around our local Whitmore Square – a massive addition and our little building will eventually be up fordemolition for another addition to the square! With the additional people moving into Adelaide’s CBD (possibly the largest influx in quite a while) it will start a fundamental change toward a denser city.

Do we value space? What about the value of a place vs a space?

Adelaide is one of the biggest cities in the world based on spread of population. Starting in Elizabeth in the north down to Victor Harbour in the south you can drive this whole length through Adelaide’s suburbs – a pretty ridiculous feat! The result of this is one of the least dense cities in the world due to the large scale of urban sprawl. With a population of over 1.3 million, there are only just over 20,000 people living within the CBD (including North Adelaide). I feel that we’ve had such a surplus of space that we don’t truly value what we have in Adelaide – or the potential for places we can create.

Adelaide has some great examples of urban interventions (such as Peel Street and Ebenezer) though both of these were heavily pushed for by local government. My hope is that the current construction trend and densification could push towards more private and independent developments along the same lines – creating more opportunities and exciting possibilities for future entrepreneurs and businesses.

What does this have to do with mâché?

Increasing density and development run parallel with how mâché works – we encourage the bringing together of separate, normally disparate programs into a combined space. Much like the city brings in new programs, developments and businesses together to create opportunities, clashes and mixtures so - to does mâché! So much has happened since we set out to begin this little place and a wonderful group of individuals have pulled together to make it into something fantastic.

Where to from here? This coming year has so much potential – we’ve got exciting new members joining, podcasts shows being developed and more live streaming occurring. This is in addition to the back bone that our artistic group has provided for us so far, ranging from leather-working through to face painting!

mâché is currently putting together an application for the Old RAH site expressions of interest – which is part of the future development of the RAH once the hospital has made the move to its new site on the corner of North and West Terrace.

The Old RAH represents a new opportunity for Adelaide to investigate how develop and deal with dense spaces within the city and with all the potential of developing a new mâché site between a selection of new and existing businesses it seemed like a no brainer to give joining the RAH a shot! This process will take time however – the RAH site is looking to begin the process of development in the next two years so any move in this direction will take quite a while; but the opportunities are great, who doesn't want to be a part of a startup community?

So much has happened this past year, not only for Adelaide and mâché but for you too!
Luckily we have some wonderful yoga classes (hosted by the Vibrant Izzy Jane) to get you refreshed and ready for the incoming year!

Cheers!

-P