Bloom with ideas
Bespoke experiences, inspired by Bali.
We design tailored programs for companies and individuals in the creative fields. We provide two different experiences:
Customized whole experiences curated just for you and your team (anything from 5 to 10 days)
Three-day workshops for individuals (four times a year)
Next edition: 1–3 March, 2019
The whole experience is curated for you — all you need to do is turn up.
Feed your talent
“The creative mind savours uninterrupted time to wander, tinker, and ultimately move great ideas into action.”
We're calling all creators – from the writers to the designers, makers, entrepreneurs and everyone in between.
If you make a living from your creativity, the creativity of your team, or just want more creativity in your workplace, it’s time to press pause, hit refresh and replenish your innovative drive.
The Creative Refresh program offers you or your team an opportunity to relax, connect and grow. We design tailored programs for companies with a creative twist inspired by Bali. We can customize the experience to suit corporate retreats, company gatherings, or employee engagement programs with the aim of bringing creativity back into your workplace culture.
We house you in boutique accommodation, introduce you to local creative stars, feed you well (and often), and curate off-the-beaten-track activities based on your wants and needs. Your itinerary might include anything from intimate studio visits to immersive discussions, hands-on workshops, unique culinary experiences and plenty of opportunities to stop and take it all in. In short, you’ll get a behind-the-scenes look at Bali’s fascinating creative ecosystem, with the goal of bringing your team some fresh inspirational juice.
Tailored For Companies
“Companies (need to) have an untapped opportunity to engage a whole new form of learning through hands-on and immersive experiences.”
—Krisztina 'Z' Holly
Bali is a magnet for creativity. The local culture is known around the world for its rich artistry, striking performances and craftsmanship.
You’ll notice subtle beauty almost everywhere — from the way an offering sits in a doorway to the gentle hum of giant kites in the windy season — which is why free-thinkers from all corners of the globe flock here for inspiration.
The expatriate community also contributes to the island’s creative bravado. Together with local inventors, they’ve helped spread Bali’s ingenuity all over the world, through products and businesses such as Green School, Gaya Ceramics, and Threads of Life. We’ll take you into the workspaces of these companies, and many more, to show you how the creative process flows, island-style.
Bali is full of surprises. You’ll be lifted by its spiritual energy, moved by its hospitality, and wowed by its natural beauty. But don’t just take our word for it — the island’s high-profile fans include Barack Obama, who spent several months in Bali to conclude the writing of his memoir; author Elizabeth Gilbert who penned her blockbuster novel Eat, Pray, Love after a visiting Bali; and the late singer David Bowie, whose love for Bali was so profound he requested his ashes be scattered on the island.
And who are we?
We’re a team of event designers and brand storytellers, operating out of Ubud, Bali. Our portfolio includes the likes of TEDxUbud, IBUKU, Threads of Life, and a host of other movers and shakers from Bali and beyond.
Our business exposes to a whole lot of creative goodness. And it’s about time we shared the fun.
Why should your team do this together?
We believe in the power of gathering. Connection between people can only lead to good things, and taking the time to learn, collaborate and create as a team has the power to change how you operate going forward. Also, the most in-demand skill of 2019 is creativity, so it might be time to encourage some of those all important skills.
How is this different from a regular work retreat?
Firstly, it’s not all team building exercises, brainstorming and listening to the experts talk — but we can make that happen, if it’s what you need.
It’s a hands-on, learning-by-doing, and personal experience. You’ll be learning a handful of practical skills, seeing what innovation and creative thinking looks like in practice, and be given plenty of downtime to soak them all in. We’ll help you select workshops, tours and discussions that actually appeal to you and your team. You’ll be taking time not just for yourself, but for the wellbeing and stimulation of your entire workplace. Nothing in The Creative Refresh program is put on for show — the studios, homes, workshops and kitchens you’ll be visiting are entirely authentic, operational spaces.
Who should go?
Individuals, teams and entire companies can all benefit. If you’re a creative who feels burnt out and badly needs a source of inspiration, or a looking for a different way to interact with your employees, or have a new creative project that needs space to grow, this could be what you are looking for.
Why don’t I just go on a spiritual or wellness retreat?
Not everyone likes puppies, not everyone likes ice-cream and not everyone is moved by spirituality and wellness. Of course, Bali is brimming with incredible mind-body experiences – meditation, bodywork and traditional ceremonies, among them – that can be woven into your refresh. But we don’t want the experience to be limited to wellness-only activities. Besides, there are plenty of people doing a solid job of that already. We’re here to get your mind ticking.
What are the benefits?
A happier, relaxed, better-connected team.
A handful of frighteningly impressive new craft skills.
Exposure to internationally-renowned creatives and their workspaces.
A connection with one of the most creative communities in the world.
A new lease on creativity.
Weather permitting, a golden holiday glow.