When German chemist Justus von Liebig developed a process in 1835 for applying a thin layer of metallic silver to one side of a pane of clear glass, he created what we today know as the modern-day mirror. Ground-breaking for his time his method finally allowed for the mass production of what would soon become…

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It can be really disheartening to see your home renovation or building project plans put on hold in the current climate. But it doesn’t mean that you can’t use this time wisely to put your plans in place and still move forward on that home improvement you have been planning. Here are some tips to…

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It’s been a wild few months for the people of Melbourne. With Stage 3 and Stage 4 lockdowns, it can be hard to feel stable and confident in these uncertain times. There is no doubt we are all doing it tough. Yet, we at View Bank Homes are optimistic that as a community, we will…

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Shabby Chic, distressed furniture isn’t for everyone. I love it, especially when painting an aged or antique piece. Or for turning a modern boring piece into a piece that has character and a story to tell, even if its story is that it used to be an old dated piece discarded on the roadside –…

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The story of 2 design-savvy victorian mums selling out furniture amid a pandemic Melb. Design. Co was born out of the COVID-19 pandemic. As two Mums and dynamic businesswomen, they saw the need for compact, family-friendly furniture that adjusts and caters to the ever-changing needs of Australian households. With extensive professional backgrounds in commercial building…

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Hi readers, Hard to believe that we’re nearly halfway through the year, and thus far what a year its been! With restrictions slowly lifting in states throughout Australia, it’s been a welcome change to the isolated lifestyle we have all been living for the last few months. It’s been wonderful to be able to open…

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I’m naturally an extroverted person and therefore invigorated and inspired by being around other people. I liked nothing more than heading into my company head office, walking down the hallways and stopping to chat with our staff members. Yes. I’m THAT annoying person who bounds in the morning with a sunny disposition, goofy grin and…

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From adversity to opportunity – how two local businesses have joined forces to meet a crucial need in today’s market; presenting the story of the Puzzle Desk. What happens when you pair the owner of a design-savvy construction and shopfitting company, with a couple of design-obsessed retailers whose businesses have both been hit hard by…

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Ventilation is very important for buildings and essential to remove stale air and replace your home or property with fresh air. Good ventilation also helps to: Moderate temperatures Reduce moisture Stop condensation Control impurities (particularly those nasties) Remove odours Provide air movement No one wants to be stuck relaxing, working or sleeping in a room…

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It’s funny how our toilet habits are suddenly front and centre of everyone’s minds and news headlines! Amidst panic buying of toilet paper across the globe, we are learning how much toilet paper an average household needs to live through 14 days of isolation.    The “experts” suggest we need:   Now keep in mind…

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