Making a 2 Tiered Kitchen Basket Stand

How to take a 3 tiered metal stand and create a 2 tiered kitchen basket tray stand.

I am going to show you what I semi-handmade over the weekend. My goal was to add a little bit of fall decor in the way of texture and organizing to my kitchen.

I always enjoy tinkering with items such as the 3 tiered tray stand in the photo below. I like to see if I can come up with something new, using a part of it, then swapping another part out or even completely repurpose it. I would love to design a line of decor items someday that go with all the ideas in my head.

unassembled 3 tiered white metal stand.

This is exactly what I did with this white 3 tiered metal stand that I use when entertaining and for the holidays in my kitchen. It was a gift from a friend when we first

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Build Your Own Salon Wall With These Affordable, Vintage-Inspired Prints

Jono Fleming is never not redecorating. While pottering around during lockdown earlier this year, and invariably thinking about ways to restyle his house, he realised he wanted some small-scale, vintage artworks that wouldn’t cost him an arm and a leg. The artworks he wanted were not dissimilar to the dusty framed pieces you might find at an op-shop, but his search for them proved fruitless. So, he set about making them himself!

‘I wanted a collection of art that felt classic but could work in a modern home and across a variety of styles,’ he explains. ‘It needed to be versatile.’

So he contacted artist and illustrator Rachel Stevens to be his collaboration partner. Though Rachel is a multimedia artist who also works with watercolours and inks, Jono was particularly interested in exploring her digital art for Palette; namely, her ability to create painterly images with large, textured brushstrokes

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Announcing The Finalists For The 2020 Archibald Prize

Despite the delay to regular programming this year, the 2020 Archibald Prize has made history. A record number of 1068 entries were submitted in what has been an incredibly challenging year for artists, and yesterday the Art Gallery of New South Wales announced the 55 finalists for Australia’s highest honour in portrait painting.

The subjects of this year’s shortlisted paintings include a breathtakingly realistic portrait of Kurdish-Iranian writer, poet, filmmaker and journalist Behrouz Boochani by Angus McDonald; a wild and wonderful medley of Aboriginal cultural symbols with Western pop culture references in Kaylene Whiskey’s self portrait, imagined with one of her heroes, Dolly Parton; and footballer Adam Goodes alongside the artist Vincent Namatjira, in a poignant picture of strength and brotherhood.

Actor, playwright and Wongutha-Yamatji man Meyne Wyatt has become the first Indigenous artist to be awarded a prize in the Archibald’s 99-year history, taking home the hotly-anticipated

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An Haute Local Furniture Collection Inspired By Togetherness

The ‘Comoda’ sofa is the newest furniture range released by multi-hyphenate design studio, Biasol. Led by interior designer Jean-Pierre Biasol, the firm’s latest (and comfiest!) addition is inspired by togetherness.

Jean-Pierre studied in Europe before establishing his Melbourne-based practice in 2012, bringing his Continental training with him.

‘We wanted to create a statement piece with European flair, filtered through our Australian design sensibilities,’ he explains of the ‘Comoda‘ collection. Named after the feminine conjugation of the Italian word for ‘comfortable’, the Comoda sofa’s sensuous, curved design nods to the 1970s as the heyday of sculptural furniture, while simultaneously exuding a timeless look. Another nod to the late modernist era is the modular element of the range, allowing for ultimate flexibility. Characterised by its precise contours and generous proportions, the sofa is available in a curated selection of quality fabrics and leathers.

It’s this ultimate balance

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An Action-Packed, Compact City Home

Not every home extension is about gaining additional space. Sometimes, it’s simply about creating better quality space. 

This was the case for the Lees House, which saw the renovation and extension of a semi-detached art deco home in Northcote. 

When engaged to design this project, Rob Kennon, founding director of Rob Kennon Architects, found the existing house largely ‘unliveable’ and with plants growing through it. The young family clients weren’t in need of a considerably larger home, but a comprehensive overhaul that would encourage a more efficient and convenient existence. 

A key driver for the project was updating the driveway, which was bigger than the single car household required. Rob turned this previously unused outdoor space into a side house entry, and undercover bicycle storage area tailored to the owner’s lifestyle. 

The original portion of this house contains three bedrooms and bathroom, while the kitchen, living, dining and study

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The Best Building Materials for A Sustainable Home

Timber

Ethically sourced timbers are another sustainable option to use in residential construction. ‘It’s a renewable resource and, if sourced and milled responsibly, is probably the most sustainable building material available,’ says architect Ben Callery, director of Ben Callery Architects

Various bodies exist to certify where and how timber has been sourced, including the Forestry Stewardship Council (FSC). ‘This is a worldwide not-for-profit group that investigates and audits supply chains for timber, and uses sustainability as one of its 10 key parameters,’ says Angus Crisp. ‘We also as a company prefer to use Australian timbers rather than imported, as to also reduce any carbon miles from shipping.’ 

Likewise with brick, using recycled timbers from the outset is the best way for consumers to minimise their environmental impact when building. 

A downfall of timber is its lack of thermal mass, but Ben Callery assures this material can still be an

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