A Rare Mid-Century Gem Near Heide Is For Sale!

The suburb of Eaglemont in Melbourne’s north-east sits at the centre of the city’s bohemian history. With architecture steeped in mid-century tradition and located a stone’s throw from the Heide Museum of Modern Art (a hub for Australia’s early modernist painters!), the tightly held locale is rich with cultural esteem, and some seriously hot heritage property. 

So there will surely be fierce competition for this double storey, freestanding family home that just hit the market!

Designed by architect Michael Heffernan in 1966 in the style of Robin Boyd and Frank Lloyd Wright, this incredible brick home has only changed owners three times in its lifetime. Joceline of Mount Eagle General Store and her husband Jake bought the property for their young family in 2017, citing the distinct architectural features and ‘picturesque neighbourhood’ as the reasons for their purchase.

The house was inspired by Fritz Janeba’s iconic residential designs, dotted through

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Reporting The News In 2020 With New York Times Journalist Isabella Kwai

New York Times journalist Isabella Kwai does not do anything by halves.

Originally from Sydney, after school she got a scholarship to undertake a liberal arts degree overseas at Duke University in North Carolina. ‘It bought me some time to figure out what I wanted to do with my life, because I was interested in literally everything’, Bella reflects. She ended up double majoring in Public Policy and English Literature, figuring she could balance pragmatism ‘while also writing terrible short stories in Creative Writing that will never see the light of day’ – relatable. It wasn’t until her final year that she started to seriously explore journalism, a field that might just allow her to combine all her interests.

From there, Bella was part of Atlantic Media’s fellowship program, where she worked outside of editorial scope, more on the business side of things. But by this stage, Bella knew she

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Australia’s Most Inspiring Furniture Designs From The TDF + Laminex Design Awards 2020!

AKWT, Itto Table

Created to be both refined and adaptable, the Itto dining table perfectly balances weightlessness with sleek stability. The delicate timber frame is achieved via a tapered leg and carefully hewn shadow line. All AKWT furniture is handmade in Brunswick East.

McCarthy & Foolscap Studio, JX8 Dining Table

The JX8 Dining Table was commissioned as the centrepiece of a corporate boardroom with the intention of hosting copious meal-time meetings. Given this unique multi-functionality, Hugh McCarthy and Foolscap Studio decided to combine rich materials and playful contours in order to link an executive vibe with loose hospitality flair. The resulting custom table is a series walnut veneer planks joined by intricate brass detailing.

The Design Files + Laminex Design Awards 2020 Furniture Design award is presented by Jardan.

Jardan is an Australian family owned and operated company that has designed and handcrafted furniture in Melbourne for over 25

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So What’s The Deal With Textured Walls?


We’re definitely seeing a huge trend towards textured wall finishes right now. These wall treatments exude a natural, earthy warmth that celebrate imperfection, and pair beautifully with other textural materials, such as raw timber and slubby linen. For this look, we want the walls to have a warmth about them, looking a little more like the baked earth of the Mediterranean, rather than the cold concrete of an industrial warehouse.

There are many ways to achieve a textural look on internal walls, from bagged brick, to cement render… but the trends were seeing most prominently right now all involve one key component – lime, aka crushed limestone.

Limewash is essentially a painted surface that incorporates tiny particles of crushed limestone, creating surfaces that are mottled and matte, with a chalky texture –something like suede. Available in a wide array of different colours, limewash lends luminosity to flat walls,

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Swoon-Worthy Concrete Coffee Tables From Studio Mignone

Aldo Mignone and Isabella Wood of Studio Mignone consider themselves artists who make functional pieces for interiors, rather than furniture designers. ‘We design and solve problems, but our process feels more artistic and intuitive,’ they explain.

This rejection of traditional professional labels is reflected in the pair’s indirect paths towards their practice. Though Aldo has formal training in design and furniture making, he abandoned this tutelage to study performance art instead. On the flip side, Isabella graduated from the National Art School with training in painting and photography, before embarking on a brief career in marketing. In combination, the pair have a killer multi-disciplinary skill set and varied experience in the creative industries.

It was this confident combination of backgrounds that led to the pair’s first successful design – the terrazzo Curve Table. From there, came a range of terrazzo platters, stone side tables, and the jewel in the

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Staining the Deck | In My Own Style

Making the process of cleaning and staining a wood deck easier.

It took some time, but earlier this summer I did finish staining all the wood around the exterior of my house, which included – the lake gazebo, dock and then the two decks on the house.

I finally took the photos to show how the decks on the lake side of the house look now that they have all been freshly stained. You can also see the products that I used to get the big job done without too much effort… in time to enjoy all for the summer.

Lake Dock before staining

I started the project back in the spring on the dock using a semi-transparent stain. It was pretty easy to apply and a million times better than the failed deck stain that I used at my previous home 6 years ago.

Standing on freshly stained deck looking down into yard and lake.

After the dock was done, I moved to the

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