Gumboots Are Back In Fashion Thanks To Melbourne Brand, Merry People

December 1, 2022

The idea for Merry People‘s modern gumboots all started on Danielle Holloway’s daily commute. She was working at ANZ at the time, and found herself constantly ruining her work shoes on her travels to and from the office in Melbourne’s wet weather. ‘Growing up on a farm in South Gippsland, Victoria, I was familiar with […]

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Advent Bible Verse Christmas Story Countdown Printable

Unique Advent calendars, DIY 24-day countdown ideas, and a free Advent Bible verse printable of 1 Christmas story scripture per day. If you’re the type who remembers everything at the last second, this one’s for you. I literally remembered last minute to set up my girls’ Advent calendar, set up the Elf on the Shelf, […]

December 1, 2022

Inside One Of Melbourne’s Most Sustainable New Developments

This contemporary new display home is being billed as a home of the future – showing what life could be like at one of Melbourne’s most sustainable new developments. Australian property developer Mirvac is behind The Fabric in Altona North, which will feature more than 500 townhomes and mid-rise apartments once the 11.5-hectare development is […]

December 1, 2022

An Architect + Interior Designer’s Coastal Home, Grounded In Nature

There are a few clichés we’ve come to expect from the classic coastal Australian home. But when it came to redesigning their own dream home, Sydney interior designer Bianca Martin and architect Richard Smith wanted to create something ‘a little bit unexpected’. The couple and their two kids, Xavier, 15, and Isla, 11, had lived in […]

November 30, 2022

Escape To This Magical Tiny Home In The Gold Coast Hinterlands

In 2016, Fiona Gunn and Clancy Palmer bought a four acre farm, complete with its own serene creek, an original farmhouse, and old galvanised shed in the Gold Coast hinterlands. The Austinville block was their ‘dream property’, despite resembling ‘more of a nightmare’ at the time after years of neglect. ‘We still knew that we […]

November 30, 2022

A Tiny Slice Of Japan Inside A Pink Darlinghurst Terrace

There’s no romantic story as to how ceramicist Laura Butler of Mennt, and her partner Aman Braich discovered their Darlinghurst terrace back in 2016. It was simply a small house, in a central location, and in their price range. ‘It was damp, awkward to move around, and had no shortage of DIY patchwork jobs everywhere […]

November 29, 2022

A Contemporary Brunswick Addition That Contorts Out Of Sight

A  major transformation has occurred inside this Brunswick, Melbourne home, though its facade appears almost exactly as it did 100 years ago. Lisa Breeze Architect recently succeeded in restoring its original Edwardian exterior before a large three-level extension that contorts almost entirely out of street view. The front two rooms of the original house have […]

November 29, 2022

How To Turn Home Inspiration Into Reality, With Style Sourcebook

Tip 5 – Make your mood board beautiful! You’ve refined your style, sourced and collected everything you need to create the room (or home) of your dreams, now it’s time to make your mood board beautiful! If you’ve got lots of sourced images to organise and arrange, start by grouping products together in zones. For […]

November 28, 2022

A 1915 Horse Stables Turned Family Home In The Adelaide Hills

Years after marrying in the circa 1915 manor on site, the clients of this project returned to the Adelaide Hills property, this time as owners of the adjacent former stables.  Unused for many years, the stables were a blank canvas beneath a gabled roof and with original brick floors. The vision; to transform the space […]

November 28, 2022

Meet Your New Favourite Summer Shoes With This FRANKiE4 Giveaway!

We’re always on the lookout for a great pair of shoes to see us through summer (and longer!). Naturally, style and look are key deciding factors, but ones that also come podiatrist-designed with sustainability at their core – or should we say, sole – find themselves at the top of our lists!  Australian fashion label […]

November 27, 2022