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

Why do mozzies insist on buzzing around your ear?

IT’S the buzz in the bedroom, and not of the good kind. They are the hidden housemates who seem to only show their faces and make noise when we are trying our hardest to fall asleep at night. Most unwelcome, mosquitos are using the bout of hot days and warm nights to extend their summer … Read more Why do mozzies insist on buzzing around your ear?

Unhappy Thermomix customers with faulty machines claim they were ‘gagged’

UNHAPPY Thermomix customers have accused the company of using “dirty tactics”, saying the cult kitchen brand demanded they sign nondisclosure agreements before receiving refunds for faulty products. For the uninitiated, the Thermomix is a hi-tech food processor which costs $2089 and combines 10 appliances into one unit. It chops, blends, heats, juices and weighs food, … Read more Unhappy Thermomix customers with faulty machines claim they were ‘gagged’

New York style inner city apartments are popping up everywhere

NEW York-style apartments are popping up in our inner city suburbs as often as trendy cafes. Perhaps the two go hand in hand. High-rise residential towers with stylish interiors, sweeping views and yes, even on-site cafes, are making it easier for a younger and perhaps less cashed-up crowd to move closer to the CBD. “[Younger … Read more New York style inner city apartments are popping up everywhere