Posts Tagged ‘building’

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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Sustainable Homes with Claridge Construction

Sustainable Building Tips with Claridge Construction

Undertaking a building project for your home is one of the most exciting, costly and stressful things you will ever do! Buying a home is hard enough, let alone building one. I have personally never done it, but know from many people, what a joy it is but also how difficult the process can be.…

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Building an Earthship, Sustainable House Day 2016

How to build an Earthship

Have you heard of an Earthship? Mr Recycled and I had heard about them, but knew very little about what they are until we got the opportunity to visit the Earthship at Ironbank in Adelaide, and take a tour as part of  Sustainable House Day 2016. More than 100 of Australia’s best environmentally sustainable homes will…

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Habitech Systems, building more sustainable modular homes

When I was at Grand Designs last weekend I met lots of lovely people creating sustainable homes, and will be sharing some of them with you, starting today with the guys from Habitech Systems. Habitech Systems is an Australian owned venture established in 2008, with headquarters in Melbourne. The company has invested in extensive research, development…

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Health & Sustainability, learning from the Rio + 20 Summit

At the national scientific meeting of the Australian Diabetes Educator’s and Diabetes Society last week I was excited to hear a speaker focusing on the connections between health and environment. This was not just in the usual “we have a fat, unhealthy nation as we don’t exercise and our food is crap” kinda way that…

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Sustainable Design Principles Event, Sydney 5th September 2013

Sustainable Design Principles Event (SDPE) is on again!  An exclusive annual event aimed at  communicating and engaging the design and construction industry on sustainable design and products. The lovely Eminè Mehmet, The Global Sustainability Ambassador, invited me to come along!  So I am excited to be chatting with some of the sponsors of the event in the…

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Phil and Amity from The Block

Do you love The Block? Love a good party and checking out gorgeous homes? If you are in Adelaide, come along to the Channel 9 Telethon Distinctive Home and Land Lottery Aspire “Dream Street Party” on Sunday 18th August and meet Phil and Amity, winners of The Block All Stars! See the 2013 Lottery Home,…

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Bernadette’s rural recycling passion

Bernadette is one of the lovely people in our Recycled Interiors community and she is first cab off the rank with a Project Post! Project Posts can be sharing things you want to work on around your home, small or large, and which you would like inspiration and ideas for; or things you have already…

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Sustainable House Day 2013

Sustainable House Day is coming on Sunday 8th September! The event began in 2001 as an initiative of the Australian Solar Energy Society (AuSES). (image above of a Sustainable House – via Permaculture Sydney). The Sustainable House Day website reports that last year, over 200 homes opened their doors to over 40,000 people as “millions of Australians continue to…

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