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These Are The Very Best Of Australia’s Handcrafters and Makers!

These Are The Very Best Of Australia’s Handcrafters and Makers!

TDF Design Awards

Lucy Feagins

Liam Fleming, Graft Vase Series. Photo – Grant Hancock. Siân Boucherd, Oyster Shell. Photo – Yvonne Doherty.

Liam Fleming, Graft Vase Series

Though appearing separate, each mould-blown elements of these cubic glass vases is actually a distinct part,  fused with another to create a single, stacked body. To make these asymmetrical, geometric pieces, Liam Fleming uses the traditional incalmo (meaning ‘graft’ in a Venetian dialect) technique, wherein two or more elements made of different coloured glass are melded together to create one solid vessel. This process allow Liam to experiment with colour combinations in a contemporary composition, while still retaining a continuous form.

Liam draws on the colour theories of twentieth century artists Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee and Piet Mondrian to explore how colour and form can aesthetically express the tempo of music.

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Step inside this breathtaking property in London – former home of music icon Sting

This impressive abode is thought to have once been Sting’s London home. According to the current owners, the historic townhouse was the former residence of the music legend and his wife Trudie Styler. They lived there for a period of two years, renting it while renovating a property nearby

The elegant Grade-II Listed Georgian mansion in Westminster has come to market with leading estate agency Beauchamp Estates, on sale for £12,950,000.

More musical homes: Rihanna’s former London home is on the market for a cool £32 million

Because it’s on the market, so we get to peek inside…

Exterior

Image credit: Beauchamp Estates

Originally constructed in 1775, the townhouse offers accommodation over seven floors. Boasting a grand drawing room, contemporary kitchen, formal dining room, two roof terraces, lift and a private garden.

Kitchen

kitchen

Image credit: Beauchamp Estates

The kitchen’s a contemporary space, especially in comparison to the other … Read more

Five Ways To Add Rustic Charm To Any Home

Perhaps your dream house is a rustic style or farmhouse home. But your reality is that your current living space is a condo, mid-century modern, or a split level. This home may not be your final destination, but you can add rustic design elements to any home to get you the ambiance you crave.

Done correctly, you can incorporate rustic design touches to your home and have it blend together quite nicely. The key is to know how to combine the two to create a unique rustic look.

Here are some tips for creating rustic charm in any home.

1. Update your light fixtures

Swapping out light fixtures is a change that can be made in every room. The key is to change your current ones, for those that evoke rustic charm. You might even want to put a modern spin on that rustic charm, too.

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The Ultimate Guide To Ensuring Your Houseplants Thrive

The Ultimate Guide To Ensuring Your Houseplants Thrive

In Print

Sophia Kaplan + Lauren Camilleri

Plantopedia, published by Smith Street Books. Photo – Simon & Schuster.

Albo variegatum in pot. Photo – Jacqui Turk.

Authors Sophia Kaplan and Lauren Camilleri of Leaf Supply. Photo – Jacqui Turk.

Clapton Tram Shed in London is a green wonderland. Photo – Anna Batchelor.

A decadent pot plant makes all kind of flourishes! Photo – Jacqui Turk.

Wild and thriving. Photo – Jacqui Turk.

Lauren in the greenhouse. Photo – Jacqui Turk.

Sophia tends to a wax plant. Photo – Jacqui Turk.

Spotty and filled with personality! Photo – Jacqui Turk.

Hanging plants put greenery at different heights throughout your home. Photo – Jacqui Turk.

Just. because they’re indoor plants doesn’t mean they have to be small. Photo – Jacqui Turk.

Lauren

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Best duvets for a comfortable and cosy night’s sleep – from light summer to heavier winter options

Feeling the winter chill setting in. Then now might be the right time to upgrade to one of our best duvets. And with Amazon Prime Day just around the corner, you may well be able to grab a deal on one next week.

As we reputedly spend a third of our lives in bed, it makes sense to ensure we’re cosy and comfortable while we’re there. Unless you’re a dedicated sheets and blankets fan – seriously are you living in the 70s? – then it’s likely you’ll already be sleeping with a duvet of one kind or another.

Read all about the best pillows, mattresses, toppers and more in our buying guides section

With a type to suit every sleeper from those who feel the cold to allergy sufferers, they’re the quick and easy bed-making solution. Read on to discover the best duvets in 2019 – and more importantly, find … Read more