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Helena De Bertodano She might have a room full of Jimmy Choos and a palace for her dogs, but socialite Paris Hilton insists she's a 'down-to-earth' girl.
Colin Gorenstein In May, a Singapore-based Ikea partnered with two animal shelters to form "Home For Hope," a charitable initiative that places life-size cardboard cut-outs of dogs in various Ikea display rooms.
Weekend DIY project
LIVIA GAMBLE The Etsy Blog has shared this DIY: Stamped brass keychain tutorial, which is the perfect introduction into working with a metal stamp set.
Susan Redman No longer ripped out of renovations or bypassed in designer blueprints, the fireplace has become the standout feature in the living rooms of award-winning homes.
Making informed choices
LIVIA GAMBLE “It’s really sad that my generations won’t have heirlooms to pass onto their children because the furniture we have won’t last.”
Australian Institute of Architects in Canberra has put Solar House Day back in the spotlight after an absence of 30 years. This is week four of an ongoing series.
Jackie French Get your timing right and this super root crop will thrive in your vegie patch.
RACHEL CLUN Ever wondered how our former Miss Universe lives? Well wonder no more.
New season colour trends
LIVIA GAMBLE While the past couple of seasons have seen quite bright colours, it’s time to tone it down for the cooler months.
Weekend DIY project
LIVIA GAMBLE It’s the perfect time of year to stay indoors and cook a hearty meal. This beautiful chopping board makes the perfect accessory.
Jackie French Jackie French finds an ageing passionfruit plant needs a drastic cutting back.
Susan Redman Design-savvy DIY-ers can’t get enough of upcycling found or worn furniture with a little paint and polish, particularly when they can produce a piece that looks like it has aged gracefully.
Ray Edgar Filmmakers have long known the power of domestic drama.
Megan Backhouse Guilfoyle's Volcano in Melbourne's Royal Botanic Gardens is the setting for a lesson on how to propagate and plant succulents at home.
Megan Backhouse Fawkner Memorial Park is a living monument to a century of gardening trends.
Australian Institute of Architects in Canberra has put Solar House Day back in the spotlight after an absence of 30 years. This is week two of an ongoing series.
More than just a plane
RACHEL CLUN It might seem a bit odd to see a seemingly abandoned aircraft in the middle of a paddock, surrounded by trees.
Australian Institute of Architects in Canberra has put Solar House Day back in the spotlight after an absence of 30 years. This is week three of an ongoing series.
Jackie French It’s impossible to have too many and you can enjoy a supply of shallots year-round, writes Jackie French.
Megan Backhouse Gardening is often held up as a joy, an addiction, even as a mild form of environmental activism. But what about when it's payback?
Robin Powell There’s a word for people who are crazy for ferns – pteridomaniacs. Pteridomania reached epidemic proportions in Victorian England. Ferns were everywhere: fronds unfurled over giant crinolines, along iron-work benches, on pottery and glassware and paper products. Ferns were grown indoors and out, in ferneries and fern houses. Men and women joined fern-gathering groups and tramped through the countryside collecting so enthusiastically that many of England’s 45 native species were threatened. Then the century turned, people rejected Victorianism and its passions and fern-love wilted. Time for a comeback.
Winter is coming
Susan Redman To ensure a well-deserved catch up on rest and relaxation, equip your bedroom with these creature comforts this Winter.
Rihanna has moved out of her $US15-million mansion and rented another home in Los Angeles for $US60,000 ($64,000) per month in an attempt to ward off stalkers.
Australian Institute of Architects in Canberra has put Solar House Day back in the spotlight after an absence of 30 years. This is week one of an ongoing series.
Jackie French Like magic, a handful of these beauties will quickly turn into a mass of colour, Jackie French writes.
LIVIA GAMBLE Hanging a cluster of pictures salon-style might seem like a no brainer. But too much variation can result in chaos.
Megan Backhouse Garden events in Victoria
Jackie French Plant the glorious vine hardenbergia now and it will reward you with blooms from late winter, writes Jackie French.