Interviews

Getting On The Upcycle Bandwagon

Stacey Alexander from The Upcycle Bandwagon is our Sustainable Home Hub guest today! Located  in The Blue Mountains, she started her business in 2013. Stacey is a mum, wife, daughter, little sister and a twin sister. She loves to paint and create with loads of colour. Growing up in country NSW and then moving to…

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Beautiful Sustainable Homes with Dwelling Design

Anna Morcombe of Dwelling Design is located in the stunning coastal town of Esperance, Western Australia. Dwelling Design is a creative practice for interior and architectural design, with a sustainable design approach to creating houses and buildings. Anna works primarily with homeowners and business owners to develop dream projects, major renovations and building improvements, that add value…

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Upcycled Art from Cassette Tapes!

upcycled art from cassette tapes

I love finding very cool, very fabulous things people are doing in the name of upcycling, and creating something beautiful in the process. Gypsy-Lea Douglas is one such person, who is currently on show at On A Bike Art, The Beth McDonnell Gallery, Kew, Victoria. An artist creating portraiture, using recycled audio cassettes, VHS tapes, vintage…

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Ballara Art & Lifestyle Retreat

Steph Ball owner of Ballara Art & Lifestyle Retreat in country South Australia, is a local to the same area I grew up in, and have a deep attachment with, the Yorke Peninsula. I grew up about 20 minutes away from this beautiful retreat at Warooka, and was very excited to find out about all of…

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House Tour, Gina’s Vintage Home Full of Love

I am so excited to revive this house tour today of this beautiful home, which is one of our all time favourites, and the story behind the people who live here. Sam and Gina Rosenberg have been married for more than thirty years, after they met on a blind date! They have been together ever…

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How To Create a More Sustainable Home With Barry DuBois

Barry Du Bois is an Interior Designer and Master Builder with over 30 years’ experience in the industry. As one of Australia’s best-loved TV personalities, Barry has the knack of sharing his professional knowledge of design, architecture, renovations, and of ‘DIY’, to the everyday person. I have personally experienced this through working with him at…

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Little Hipster Upcycled Cubbies & Playhouses

Upcycled Timber Cubby Houses from Little Hipster Kubbies

Do you remember the magic of a great cubby house? As kids my sister and I used to create them from whatever was available including the large peppercorn tree in our backyard where we spent ours with hours with our hands deep in mud pies. Our son has a fabulous recycled cubby house that Mr…

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Making Memories with OnStone

OnStone - photos on stone with recycled timber frames

Emma Griffin and Nick McGrath know a thing or 2 about memories, and how to make sure you can preserve them in a beautiful way. Based in Melbourne, with a Singapore store opening and a pop up store in Sydney, their business OnStone prints memories onto a stone surface with a timber frame, which has been restored…

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Michael Hayes, Old Style Joinery, Beautiful Furniture

I first met furniture maker Michael Hayes on social media quite a few years ago and our lives have woven around each other ever since. We discovered we have the same birthday and as twin lovers of upcycled and handmade furniture, we have developed a friendship that resulted in running a fabulous event together with Barry DuBois…

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Industrial Architecture and an Upcycled Railway Chair!

  There is nothing like seeing a remarkable upcycle, something completely unexpected. It shows how resourceful we can be and opens your mind to possibilities – that is why we all love upcycling so much don’t you agree! Sam Payne contacted me a while back to share an extremely cool upcycle of an old steel casting…

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