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I’m sure I’m not alone in falling for a piece of secondhand furniture and thinking “Oh I could just reupholster that!” But how many of us have actually done it? Last week, not only did I upholster an ottoman, but I actually built it from scratch… with the help of a fantastic designer DIY kit […]

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Lilli Waters is an award winning Melbourne-based fine art and commercial photographer. Her upcoming Sydney exhibition, Coral Lands, features images that were constructed under water with coral and flowers on bright colours and night sky backdrops. The result is a collection of beautifully detailed other-worldly images that invite us to consider the negative impact we […]

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Australian lifestyle brand Kip & Co is known for embracing bold colour, so it’s no surprise that the home of co-founder Hayley Pannekoecke and her family also features lovely, confident colour choices. Hayley and her husband James purchased the small house on the Bellarine Peninsula in Victoria and set about building a soulful modern home for themselves and […]

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Newest & Rising, a new exhibition at Melbourne’s Modern Times, showcases the work of some fantastic emerging Australian artists. Each of the featured painters have individual approaches, concepts and processes as they find their place in the contemporary Australian art scene. All are very collectible and ones to watch. “It is a big thrill to […]

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Oon, meaning wool in Nepali, is the name of an Australian homewares and fashion brand designing beautiful wool and cashmere products that are handmade in Nepal. Nepalese born, Sydney based Sumnima Moktan works with skilled artisans to create ranges that reflect the rich cultural heritage of Nepal, while being all natural, eco friendly and sustainable. […]

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The soft pastel interior of this Victorian cottage links the original architecture of the period home with the modern extension and the exterior. The design, by Bagnoli Architects, connects the old to the new with an interplay of floating built-in furniture juxtaposed with solid and rich brass and marble detailing. This stunning home has just […]

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Working from her studio in Mt Eliza on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula, artist Karen Morton enjoys being able to create in a beautiful and inspiring location while still being close to the city. Her compact studio – which she says is occasionally teetering on chaos – overlooks the Moorooduc Plains and in the morning she watches […]

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Kitchens have to be the most versatile and multifunctional of all the spaces in our homes. When planning a kitchen renovation, the design must take into account a range of activities from food preparation and cooking to eating, entertaining and working. It’s not a stretch to say that the kitchen has become the centre of […]

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For anyone who has ever seen art they love but wondered how it will look in their own home (that’s all of us, right?), there’s a new augmented reality app that will show you the art on your own walls. No purchase – of art or the app – required. Greenhouse Interiors has developed this […]

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Do you often look at homes styled to perfection on Instagram and Pinterest and wonder how people actually live there? The truth is they don’t live like that. It’s not real life. IKEA’s latest initiative, IKEA + You, is turning that unrealistic perfectionism on its head, instead focusing on designing real homes that are both […]

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