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Sydney

Smart buys

Potential: 11A Trafalgar Street, Annandale, needs rear demolition but shows promise.

Danny Corvini 2:16pm Snap up a bargain in Annandale, Erskineville, Chippendale or Woolwich.

East

Apartment of the week: Double Bay

Manning Road, Double Bay

Kate Farrelly 5:47pm Manning is among the street's most prestigious apartment developments.

Inner West

House of the week: St Peters

The expansive open-plan living area is one of the home's standout attributes and comes with a stone feature wall and double-sided glass fireplace.

LUCY MACKEN 5:27pm When this double-fronted and freestanding Victorian house last traded it was being run as an illegal boarding house.

Design Trends

Bathing in sculpture

Casual luxury: The multi-award-winning pared-back bath by Marc Newson from bathroom firm Caroma.

Jenny Brown 5:04pm In our age of tech and tension, the bathroom is seen increasingly as a place of escape and refreshment.

New Homes

Developers target prime sites

Tightly-held area: Centric Strathfield by Lumex.

Sue Williams 4:28pm Nearly all new urban projects are on premises that at other times served different interests.

Northern Beaches

Neighbourhoods: North Balgowlah

3 of the best

Kate Farrelly 3:46pm A sleeper suburb until two years ago, house prices in North Balgowlah have enjoyed a growth spurt.

Parking in Brisbane: Live blog with Deputy Mayor Adrian Schrinner

Adrian Schrinner

Kim Stephens 12:00pm Head of the recently formed Brisbane Parking Taskforce, Deputy Mayor Adrian Schrinner, will be taking your questions on city parking live from 12pm on Wednesday. Send questions to scoop@brisbanetimes.com.au with the heading "Parking Blog" or add a question by commenting to the right of the page.

Comments

Rental Rants

Swipe card swindle stymied

Illustration: Shakespeare.

JIMMY THOMSON 3:25pm What happens when your electronic swipe key stops working, locking you out of your own home?

Comments

Flat Chat

When hard floors hit

Floating wood floords

JIMMY THOMSON 3:16pm One of the first issues to cross this desk and one that still turns up in clusters like the proverbial London bus, is the vexed question of upstairs neighbours installing hard floors.

Brisbane Live: Monday August 4, 2014

Brisbane Live

8:30am Welcome to Brisbane Live, where you'll find rolling coverage of the news as it happens in Brisbane.

Comments

Begin Again review: Keira Knightley and Mark Ruffalo make beautiful music

Sounds of the city: Keira Knightley and Mark Ruffalo take to the streets in Begin Again.

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

SANDRA HALL 12:15am Musician-writer-director John Carney follows his Oscar-winning 2006 film Once with another tale about music, suffused with a rosy glow and infused with an insider's knowledge.

INVESTING

Robin Hood fund robs rich of fees

No hold-up required: the LIC approach to Robin Hood funding is less confrontational than that of legend.

David Potts 12:15am Making money while helping a charity is the aim of a unique fund to list on the sharemarket.

Your food, your dollars

Can be done: Leanne Hindley and family do well of a $120 weekly food budget.

Nina Hendy 12:15am Big grocery savings can be made if you plan what you need and know where to shop.

Alejandro Jodorowsky

Jodorowsky's Dune: The greatest acid sci-fi cult film never made

The 85-year-old Chilean born filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky in his Paris apartment.

KARL QUINN 12:15am The tale of how the maverick Chilean filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky tried and failed to make a film of Frank Herbert's sci-fi epic Dune is the subject of a hilarious documentary at MIFF.

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Snowboarding

New Thredbo ambassador Torah Bright keen to share snowboarding and skiing passion

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Amy Cooper 11:45pm Now that the dust – or should we say snow – has settled on Torah Bright’s eventful Sochi sojourn, Australia’s most successful female winter Olympian has returned to her roots.

Traveller quiz

Traveller quiz, August 2, 2014

TravelLuggage

5:41am Which airline was named the world's best carrier at the recent annual World Airline Awards?

Cave Man

The fame monster

LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 18: Singer Nick Cave is photographed for the  Independent on April 18, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Schofield/Contour by Getty Images) *** Local Caption ***

STEPHANIE BUNBURY The world according to Nick Cave might be a little bizarre, but it’s not all doom and gloom, as Stephanie Bunbury discovers.

Hotels

Six of the best: Bora Bora resorts

BRIAN JOHNSTON Brian Johnston investigates the best resorts on Tahiti's wincingly expensive Bora Bora.

Urban Legend

Celebrating our four-legged history

Surviving image: The relocated historic horse-head sculpture at the Story Street and Park Drive, Parkville corner - the last remnant of a huge city livestock market. <i>Photo: Jenny Brown</i>

Jenny Brown We gladly remember and preserve the icons of old Parkville and Hotham Hill - and we're glad it doesn't smell like that any more.

Sydney

What to see this weekend

What to see

Danny Corvini Domain's pick of the open homes.

Film review

Lucy is a triumph for Johansson

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Reviewer: CRIS KENNEDY Film review: Scarlett Johansson's nuanced performance tells the story of Lucy's growing psychological or physiological awareness.

Film review

The Selfish Giant exudes mettle

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Reviewer: SIMON WEAVING Film review: Director Clio Barnard builds extraordinary performances out of her young, first-time actors.

Film review

The Keeper of Lost Causes meanders

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Reviewer: SIMON WEAVING Film review: It is the characterisations that really make this Scandinavian crime-thriller duller by the minute.

Film review

Hoffman in A Most Wanted Man is fitting finale

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Reviewer: JANE FREEBURY A Most Wanted Man is a classy political thriller that is a great final curtain call for Philip Seymour Hoffman, writes Jane Freebury.

Tim the Yowie Man: Alpine adventure

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TIM THE YOWIE MAN 12:15am Our adventurer is lured by a pair of sentinels that "guard" a secret valley at Namadgi National Park.

EXCLUSIVE

Crime victim Chris Soteriou working to help others

Chris Soteriou

CAROLYN WEBB 12:15am A millionaire Melbourne businessman is setting up a centre to help other victims of crime, four years after his wife, Vicky, and her lover tried to kill him in a Fitzroy back street.

Reaching for volume control

Books

BENJAMIN LAW 12:00am Whenever I walk into a book store I am so overwhelmed by the choice I almost get a nosebleed.

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ACT

Home of the week

6 Tennyson Crescent, Forrest

Irena Simunec 12:00am It's not every day one of Canberra's finest estates goes on the market.

Feature

Hectic lives need places to unwind

Cover property

Rachel Packham 12:00am A range of Canberra properties offer a resort-inspired lifestyle and have features you won't want to leave behind, even on those rare weeks off from work.