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For the man who has everything … except space

For the man who has everything … except space

It’s the drinking man’s interior design must-have – an old steamer trunk converted into a minibar. Jamie Thomson dons his smoking jacket to give us a tour of the latest trend in domestic drink dispensing. Ah, steamer trunks – redolent of the golden age of sea travel, when itineraries were measured (more…)

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How can I find a flat when I work at weekends?

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How can I find a flat when I work at weekends?

Having recently returned home from the UK, ISOBEL WILLIAMS set about finding her first Sydney flat from which to launch her new life.  She knew it wouldn’t be easy … but did it need to be this hard? I have recently embarked on the tortuous journey of hunting for an (more…)

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Renters priced out of airbnb hotspots

Renters priced out of airbnb hotspots

Rents in Sydney’s hottest Airbnb hotspots are soaring by up to five times as much as city averages, an analysis of housing costs reveals. And ordinary tenants are being driven out of some of the city’s formerly renter-friendly suburbs as landlords switch from residential rentals to holiday lets, according to (more…)

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Thinking inside the Box

Thinking inside the Box

New block’s stunning cubes prove it’s hip to be square in Box Hill by Henry Clarkson Does Melbourne’s luxury apartment market have room for another high-end unit block? With their 999 Box Hill development, Beller are confident it does – and by focusing on this lively, up-and-coming suburb, they believe they are (more…)

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Bad for your body but good for your soul

Bad for your body but good for your soul

By Isobel Williams Back in the day, everyone knew their neighbours. Neighbours were more than just the noisy people who lived on either side of your own apartment; they were baby-sitters, dog-walkers, cat-feeders, plant-waterers and, most importantly, friends. If you was cooking and ran out of sugar you would simply (more…)

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Unit blocks to get smoking zones

Unit blocks to get smoking zones

As new laws crack down on smoke drift in apartment blocks, NSW allows smoking zones on common property, writes  Jimmy Thomson Sydney’s unit blocks may soon get a feature they will share with pubs’ pokie parlours, as well as some overseas international airports. Apartment owners will soon be able to set (more…)

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Jamie Durie book brings the outside in

Jamie Durie book brings the outside in

Nobody appreciates indoor-outdoor lifestyles more than Australians. Now TV landscape gardener Jamie Durie shows you how to turn your world outside in. It’s been 10 years since Jamie Durie made the move from landscape gardening to interiors and furniture design in his first book on the topic, and now Jamie (more…)

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Life Hacks #1 – Saving graces 

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Life Hacks #1 – Saving graces 

Isobel Williams helps you to get the most out of life – this week by going from spending to saving. Was there a grain of truth in what uber demographer Bernard Salt said last month about we youngsters frittering away our money on cafe fripperies when we could be saving (more…)

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Anyone for Venice?

Anyone for Venice?

Here at Title we like food and we like drink and we don’t mind a bit of style Speaking of which, your humble correspondent ‘s mind goes back to Venice 17 years ago (my God, was it that long) I know it was 1999 because they were premiering Eyes Wide (more…)

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FWP: O Danny Boy, the pipes are appalling

FWP: O Danny Boy, the pipes are appalling

First World Problems: Jimmy Thomson gets really really annoyed by things he really, really shouldn’t. I have had it with buskers. There was a time you could walk down a street in the city and hear the distant strumming of a guitarist.  As you got closer you started to recognize (more…)

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