The crash pad Beyonce stayed at post Super Bowl has had a cheeky price hike

WHEN you manage to piss off cops, Rudy Giuliani and right-wing media all in one fell, Super Bowl-broadcasted swoop, you had a busy day. Luckily for Beyoncé — who did just that on Sunday with her halftime performance of a truncated version of her #BlackLivesMatter-nodding single, Formation, to much otherwise civilian fanfare — she had … Read more The crash pad Beyonce stayed at post Super Bowl has had a cheeky price hike

Five things the Japanese can teach us about living simply

EVERY nation has something they do exceptionally well. The Swiss have their chocolate, the Dutch their legalised marijuana, and Germany their amazing cars and wonderful sense of humour (OK maybe not the last). And Zen-loving Japan? Stress free simplicity. When you consider that Japan squeezes five times our population into a country one twentieth of … Read more Five things the Japanese can teach us about living simply

Decorating a new home from scratch isn’t as hard as you think

So after months of watching and waiting for your new home to be completed, you finally have the keys in your hands. Everything is just how you wanted it from the tapware and benchtops to carpet and tiles. There’s just one problem — you have no idea how to decorate it. Dulux colour designs can … Read more Decorating a new home from scratch isn’t as hard as you think

Quirky design approach to heritage theme made this new home a standout

The brief was simple and to the point, but with two very opposing descriptions that could have left architect Steffen Welsch scratching his head. Steffen’s clients had just bought a block with a knockdown house on it in Fitzroy North in Melbourne and they wanted their new home to be both “quirky and slick”. There … Read more Quirky design approach to heritage theme made this new home a standout