Well, hello there! How have you been? It’s been a tough few months, hasn’t it? Recent global events are proof that while we often like to think that we live in a fairly ordered word which we control, the truth is a little more complex. Hot on the heels of a horrendous bushfire experience and…

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Kitchen’s combine so many aspects of our home life – spending time with family, cooking up a storm, work/homework, coffee with friends – with such diversity in such a small space, the options for your lighting design are endless! The trick is to make sure your design is layered and gives you all the lighting…

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There is nothing like moving into a new home with a new kitchen and laundry to heighten your awareness of common design flaws. Don’t get me wrong – there is something very satisfying about being able to move into a modern and relatively new home – but it’s not until you actually live in a…

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Welcome to a New Year and the start of a fresh decade! Though it hasn’t been the usual celebratory and relaxing start that we usually enjoy, has it? The severity, scale and impact of the current bushfire crises have been overwhelming and extremely thought-provoking across a number of conversation topics. Wherever you go, everyone seems…

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Recently we moved to a new home – after 18 years in the same house! That’s an awfully long time to accumulate family treasures, holiday keepsakes, furniture and general “stuff”, not to mention the personal possessions of 5 family members (and a dog). Moving is nothing new to us, having relocated across the world, as…

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After a very long flight followed by a treacherous taxi ride, I arrive at the hotel ready to check-in. It’s 1:00 am, I rattle off my details to the receptionist and at this moment all I want to do is curl into a ball and sleep like for the next 48 hours. I make it…

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Getting into the property market for the first time can be discouraging. For one, there’s the prospect of saving a significant deposit, while also renting and having a life. And the rising house prices in recent years have meant many younger Australians have felt priced out of the market. But there’s no need to give…

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Whether you consider yourself to be a good negotiator or damn right scared of it, in some aspect of life we all need to call on our negotiation skills. It could be to negotiate a pay rise at work, with a real estate agent when buying a house or maybe even with your partner over…

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Greetings from the USA! As the saying goes “curiosity killed the cat, but satisfaction brought it back”. A dire warning perhaps, but when read in full reinforces the idea that taking risks and looking at the world from a different perspective, can also bring a lot of satisfaction and joy. It is curiosity that has…

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When it comes to painting many of us like to think we can save a dollar or two by doing the job ourselves. Sure, but even the most professional painters can run into problems. The good news is that most issues can be fixed! We have curated a number of common challenges faced when it…

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