Historians have been able to record the existence of chairs as far back as 3600 BC. The seat was very low to the ground at approx 25cm and made of cloth or leather with carved wood. For many centuries and in many cultures it was an article of dignity and state rather than an article of everyday use. It was not until the 16th century that chairs became common everywhere and for a vast majority of the world’s population. Today the chair can used to make a statement in any room. Ranging from the stylish to the crazy, I have a few images for you to decide for yourself. Some of the most modern designs are more a piece of…Read More
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Recycled, Modern & Stylish – This is a grand statement of “Up Cycle” – Shipping container homes, wow! Freighter ships around the world are carrying millions of shipping containers at this very moment. Once they arrive at there destination, the goods are off loaded and often the shipping container will never find its way back home. Fortunately with some great imagination the humble shipping container can take on a new life, in many different ways to create fantastic new homes that will amaze. The standard sizes for shipping containers in metres are 1.82, 2.43, 3.04, 6.09, 12.19 with two height options of 2.13 or 2.74. These sizes have proven to be very versatile when used for building constructions, as you…Read More
A great way to add ambiance to a room is with lighting. We are taking a look at some of the most unique lamps that have been designed for the modern home. Whilst these lamps are quite different not only will they light up your life, but would be a great topic of conversation in your home. Vespa Lamp Image courtesy of www.treehugger.com The Vespa Lamp What a unique way to use recycled Vespa parts, this is a great idea. Nautical Bouys This collection of “Nautical Buoys” lamps have been created by London designers Postler Ferguson. The lamps comprise of wooden ribs bound with rope. Mannequin Lamps Just for fun, these creative Mannequin Lamps can be manipulated into…Read More
Australian’s have always enjoyed their backyards, however these days more than ever we are taking our creature comforts with us, and incorporating this lifestyle into the new homes designs of today. It’s become a bit of a contest between some new Home builders who will remain nameless as to who can present their display home with the most impressive and in some cases simply stunning integrated and seamless indoor / outdoor living spaces. “Keep it up guys, we are loving it by the way”. Display Homes presented with landscaping and flowing yet zoned spaces that can be enjoyed in all seasons really makes sense and is a big hit with visitors. What better way to excite a buyer than to…Read More
Peta Donaldson is an emerging Melbourne Garden Designer producing some outstanding livable outdoor spaces for clients. In recent years Peta has been invited and exhibited her work at the prestigious Melbourne International Garden and Flower Show and later this year at the Australian Garden Show Sydney. Today people are building larger homes on smaller blocks of land which reduces the amount of outdoor space left over. With this in mind quality new land estates are being designed to provide residents with a lot of communal open space. What priorities and questions should people be asking themselves when considering a design for their compact outdoor space? When meeting with my clients for the first time, I always ask the following questions…Read More
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- Brilliant Garden Design for Smaller Spaces
- 7 Essential Indoor - Outdoor Entertaining Trends!
- These lamps are cool - sure to get tongues wagging!
- The Humble Shipping Container - not so Humble!
- Stylish Chairs, Crazy Chairs, they come in all shapes and sizes.