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    These are such gorgeous products. I love giving them as a meaningful gift.

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The Future of Electric Vehicles in Australia

By helene | August 15, 2018 | 0

**This post is brought to you with the support of Origin Energy Recently Maxwell and I were on our regular walk to school, when he asked me about the future of cars. Our conversation turned to wondering if human beings could ever go back to horse transport, and whether we would want to. On the one hand we both agreed that a slower pace of life where cars were not all over the place, would be attractive. But on the other hand, we marvelled at the fact we can take a holiday in our car and be anywhere we want…

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the block 2018 bathroom reveals Bianca and Carla

Sustainable Bathroom Ideas with The Block Bathrooms 2018

By helene | August 13, 2018 | 0

As we wrote last week, we are not sharing the reveals from The Block this year due to the issues with the former use and residents of the Gatwick –more here. What we are doing thanks to the Block Shop (who were cool with us doing this, thanks guys) is picking through the rooms to see where there are sustainable, locally made, handmade, eco or green options for homewares and furniture. We feel it is important to highlight these businesses as there is a great platform to share some great options for your home. This week we are looking at creating…

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how to make teacup succulents - a very easy DIY project to do at home with vintage teacups and succulent cuttings

How To Make Teacup Succulent Gardens

By helene | August 13, 2018 | 0

  There is nothing as perfect as a match between a teacup and a succulent! Two of my favourite things! And there are so many teacups available in op shops and thrift stores, as well as being able to strike succulents from cuttings, making it an easy DIY job with a big impact. I have used some old teacups I was not using for my daily intake of huge amounts of leaf tea, and some cuttings from succulents I already had, to create a trio of pretty teacup suucculent gardens. There are not too many steps in making teacup succulents.…

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Sustainable Living and Creativity with Green Fix

By helene | August 10, 2018 | 0

Sydneysider Ridhika Naidoo has found the perfect way to blend creativity and sustainability with her business, Green Fix.  Joining the Sustainable Home Hub, she describes the business as a “sustainability and creativity store”. They run regular creative workshops encouraging people to value the handmade and learn a new skill. One of her most popular workshops is all about making your own reusable bag –  with reducing single use plastics a massive social change that is happening everywhere. Participants learn macramé techniques and how to create their own bag. “We introduced the workshops in July, to coincide with supermarkets ending plastic…

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Creating an Energy Efficient Home with Green Energy Insulation

By helene | August 9, 2018 | 0

Insulation is a key factor in a more comfortable home and one that consumes less energy. There are lots of options and it can be hard to know what is best for your home. Green Energy Insulation assists home owners, builders and developers to achieve superior thermal performance in domestic, commercial and industrial construction projects. Their key product is FOILBOARD insulation panel systems, an Australian manufactured, fire retardant expanded polystyrene core with pure aluminium foil directly laminated to both sides creating a superior insulant, thermal break and non-permeable moisture barrier. FOILBOARD insulation: Uses zero ozone depleting substances (CFC & HCFC Free)…

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David Trubridge Lighting Sales Contribute To Ocean Clean Up

By helene | August 7, 2018 | 0

Way back when I started Recycled Interiors I was captivated by the work of David Trubridge. He continues to design from nature, with nature in mind, and creates the most beautiful, sustainable lighting. The company’s newest range of lights is inspired by plankton, so some of the profits are heading back to the ocean. He also continues to fight for the rights of designers and the terrible way that some people rip off designs, with his own lighting designs being copied and sold illegally.  “When the design for a product is inspired so strongly by nature, it seems natural to…

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The Block 2018 48 hour challenge kids bedroom reveals Jess and Norm

Handmade and Local Aussie Makers To Follow

By helene | August 7, 2018 | 0

One thing that I have been thinking more and more about lately is that it is really important that we work with the big makers of furniture and homewares, energy companies and so on, to encourage change. I feel it is the same with programmes like The Block. So many people watch and engage in these kinds of programmes that it is important we give voice to anything that is eco-friendly, locally made or sustainable, and encourage more of this. This year they are renovating the Gatwick in St Kilda – a building with a big history and complicated reputation.…

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Your Ultimate Guide to Sustainable Home Decor Shopping

By helene | August 6, 2018 | 0

Creating a home that looks and feels fabulous is important to so many of us, but it can be confusing knowing what is sustainable, and how to make the best choices. At Recycled Interiors we have always advocated for buying recycled, secondhand and vintage furniture and homewares, as a key part of your shopping for your eco home. We also support locally made, handmade, fairtrade and designer pieces. A combination of old and new creates a stunning look and feel in your home. We do not support any rules when it comes to this however. You might be like us…

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Lessons in Eclectic Design From Martyn Lawrence Bullard

By helene | August 2, 2018 | 0

Trying to live a more eco life can be very hard when you are surrounded at every turn by unsustainable choices. We visited the Melbourne Market recently when I was there for Design and Decor, with our own bags and keep cups. We were shocked to see the number of people getting take-away cups and then sitting at the tables in the eating area, when there were ceramic cup options, as well as all the plastic plates and cutlery everywhere…It just hurt my heart. We also had to SHOUT a few times at each fruit and veg store NOT to…

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House Tour, Gina’s Vintage Home Full of Love

By helene | July 31, 2018 | 2

Sam and Gina Rosenberg have been married for more than thirty years after they met on a blind date. They have been together ever since. Not only that, they have also been business partners for more than 20 years. This is quite an amazing feat. Like many of you, Gina is a vintage lover and collector of many things.  From quite a young age she has had a huge passion for old things, things that have a history and a story to tell. She loves things that belonged to others and gave them pleasure, or even “gave them trouble!”. She…

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What The Heck is Fast Furniture and Why Does it Matter?

By helene | July 31, 2018 | 0

Everything seems to be so fast these days – fast food, fast fashion, fast cars, fast furniture, fast people….we seem to be rushing headlong into disaster with many people blind to the potential destination. Yet there are also a growing number of us who are working towards the slow, and the slower. Slow food, slow fashion, slow homes and slowing down. There are groups, organisations, books and television programmes, all taking time to talk about slowing down. Taking it Slow In days gone by things took time. If you wanted food you had to grow it, wait, harvest it and…

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Tips on Eco Friendly Timber Floor Finishes

By helene | July 30, 2018 | 2

Floors are not just something you walk on in your home. They are one of the biggest investments you will make and can set the mood, define a space, bounce or soak up light, impact how you feel and give that sense of pride in your home that most of us seek. There are a multitude of flooring options and often, homes combine a few of these. Importantly, who lives in your home, how hard working the surface needs to be, and the way the floors flow with the rest of the interior, will affect your decisions about floor finishes.…

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