Posts Tagged ‘Design’

Why The Block is a Waste

the block 2017

I was sitting watching The Block last night and it hit me that I could not continue to post about it this season…..when the season started this year, I wrote about how I was looking forward to seeing if there were some sustainable inclusions, given some of the contestants usual green lifestyles, and the solar…

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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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Recycled Interiors Podcast 0020: Bamboo in Your Home

using bamboo in your home

Welcome to Recycled Interiors Podcast episode 20! Today we are chatting with Jennifer Snyders from House of Bamboo. Through her work, she says the company is aiming to create that place you want to escape to and make it a reality. House of Bamboo began with the vision of a man who wanted Australians to embrace their country…

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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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Why DIY and Upcycling are Good For You

Why do you love decorating and upcycling lovely readers? What drives you to get the paintbrushes out, go hard rubbish picking, or trawl through an op shop? Why do you go crazy for the latest cushion designs, or go weak at the knees when you see a pallet? For me, it is a combination of…

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10 Tips for Op Shopping

Copper works well with flowers for decorating vintage style

Are you an op shopper? I love Op shops, always have. Mine is not a fly by night or johnny-come-lately love affair. I remember when I was little, my parents would take me around op shops and second hand stores. I used to wander deep into the depths of the shop, my eyes wide open looking…

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3 Top Tips For Interior Design

3 top tips for interior design

Do you sometimes wish you had your own interior designer? Melbourne based interior designer, Fiona Parry-Jones, owner of Von Haus Design Studio  is known for her expertise in colour and interior design, and helps people to create beautiful homes with personality. Her services range from interior design, decorating and colour consulting, to decorating workshops. Fiona…

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Upcycled Homewares & Recycled Paper Goods with Hippo & Hump

recycled paper homewares

Catrin and Isabel are the duo behind Hippo & Hump, our featured creatives today! Open for just 6 months, they are from the Gold Coast and have a passion for handcrafting eco-friendly, recycled paper products, with paper from old lecture notes and offices. They also make magazine bowls from old magazines. A totally eco friendly and…

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