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Monday April 30th, 2012

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Sneak Peek: Adrian and Jason Tuazon-McCheyne

Almost four years ago, after a long tenure of townhouse and apartment living, Adrian and Jason Tuazon-McCheyne moved into this 1930s house in Brunswick West, a suburb north of Melbourne. Moving into a larger space with a backyard was such a wonderful change for them, offering plenty of light as well as space for a…

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Monday February 27th, 2012

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sneak peek: paula mills & family

Illustrator Paula Mills and her family have big ideas for their new home located in Warrandyte, a suburb of Melbourne, Australia. Having been there just eight months, Paula says the house is still very much a work in progress. They’d like to knock out some walls to create a lighter and brighter living space —…

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Monday January 30th, 2012

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sneak peek: adrian richardson + family

Two years ago, Australian chef Adrian Richardson and his family moved into this Victorian cottage in North Fitzroy, a suburb of Melbourne. They needed a suitable home for raising an active, noisy young family that also felt warm and inviting. Within that short length of time, Adrian and his wife created an inspiring space that…

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Wednesday January 11th, 2012

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sneak peek: kate challis & andrew hollo

The Melbourne, Australia, home of Kate Challis, Andrew Hollo and their 2.5-year-old son, Jasper, is in fact a 19th-century storefront in the inner city, complete with gallery shows in the front window. When they first bought the place seven years ago, friends thought they were crazy, but they loved the rawness of the area and…

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Tuesday September 6th, 2011

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sneak peek: sarah davison

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Two years ago, when Sarah Davison of Ara Design moved into this apartment on the top floor of a 1920s Spanish Mission-style building overlooking Sydney’s Tamarama beach, she knew she wanted to create a light-filled home that paid homage to both the Pacific Ocean and the apartment’s existing Spanish Mission architectural features. The most challenging…

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Monday August 1st, 2011

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sneak peek: rachel bending of bird textiles

Rachel Bending, the creative force behind Bird Textiles, lives in an 80-acre wildlife sanctuary in Byron Bay, Australia, with her partner, Campbell, and the couple’s 9-month-old daughter, Quincy. Byron Bay has been a popular vacation destination since the ’70s when it became known for its beautiful beaches and laid-back surf culture. Most of the locals,…

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Monday July 18th, 2011

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sneak peek: jessica & ash bettenay

Jessica and Ash Bettenay sure know how to stay busy, mastering the art of building business on special friendships and their joint loves of travel, style, family and far too much laughing. In addition to the convenience of living above their gastro hotel, Bettenay’s — a busy local establishment built on the notion of having great…

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Monday June 27th, 2011

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sneak peek: phoebe gazal

Between running her own graphic design agency and stationery store (Papier d’Amour) and maintaining her style blog, Phoebe Gazal keeps a busy schedule. Today, we travel to the holiday home that has been in her family for over 20 years. Just an hour drive from Sydney, it is where she and her husband have watched their three…

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Monday June 13th, 2011

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sneak peek: sarah sharpe

Graphic designer by day and illustrator/printmaker/doodler by night, Sarah Sharpe loves creating abstract patterns using conflicting colors and has a personal style expressed through bold textiles, vintage scarves and lots of color. While her day job for a large company does little to stimulate her creativity, she uses evenings at home to create a nice…

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Monday April 18th, 2011

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sneak peek: lynne testoni

sneak peek: lynne testoni

Australian wallpaper manufacturer and designer Lynne Testoni of Moore & Moore wallpapers lives in a two-story Victorian terrace house in inner-city Sydney, Australia, with her university-aged daughter, Isabelle. Lynne spent 20 years in food and lifestyle magazines before working in corporate marketing and launching her own business, her most exciting adventure yet —and the scariest!…

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Monday July 19th, 2010

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sneak peek: katie quinn davies

sneak peek: katie quinn davies

i’ve heard so many wonderful things about australia, but have never been myself, so it’s always a treat to have an incredible sneak peek to take us down under. but in fact, katie quinn davies is originally from ireland and she blends that with her training in graphic design and recent work in food styling…

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Monday April 19th, 2010

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sneak peek: nina still {seal rocks}

sneak peek: nina still {seal rocks}

Australian designer Nina Still of puka puka (which in japanese means ‘an object floating gently in space’) credits her modernist aesthetic from her training as an architect and jeweler.  Drawn to the clean lines of the 1960s, she also loves the colors from that era.  her own work is inspired by the forms, colors and…

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Monday March 29th, 2010

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sneak peek: kelly doust

sneak peek: kelly doust

kelly doust is a writer, blogger and former book publicist who lives in sydney, australia. her first book, the crafty minx: creative recycling and handmade treasures, came out in november last year, her next book the crafty kid: projects for and with children is due out in june.  kelly also writes articles on fashion and…

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