Apartments with a view

Sample text only. Architect Randal Marsh, a director of Wood Marsh Architects, was previously living in West Melbourne. His three-level home above...

Gazzda furniture business built on bromance

Gazzda furnitue is one of the hot new names on the style landscape. Two young men - one Dutch and the other Bosnian -...

The most luxurious Vietnam holiday ever

The words 'luxury" and "Vietnam" are not often seen together but our friends at By Prior Arrangement are offering the last few seats on...

Books, movies, romance and intrigue – with JimmyT in Vietnam

Having written two books about Australians in the ‘American War’, and having fallen in love with the country along the way, our travel host...

Phone for i-junkies when reception is junk

Planning to go off-grid for some peace and quiet this summer holiday? It may happen even if you don't plan it as mobile phone...

You won’t believe what medics are saying about coffee now

Alright, so we all know that twenty years ago we were told eggs were bad and now we're meant to eat two a day...

A slice of New York in your lobby

What do you have in the foyer of your apartment building? Is it a minimalist corridor with a concrete ottoman and aluminium mirrored surfaces?...

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

I don’t want to worry anyone but it’s nearly Christmas. It’s a difficult time for some, and by that I mean us, apartment dwellers....

Put your best pet forward when you apply to rent

Making your rental application when you have pets can make a stressful time worse and have you howling at the moon - which won't...

My cat doesn’t make me laugh out loud

Isn’t it every cat owner’s dream to make a funny cat video that goes viral on the internet? Alright, I admit it’s exploitative. But...

Ten things you really don’t need in a small apartment

I'm not about to become one of those hugely successful people who turns suggestions into cleaning or tidying into a best selling book -...

The incredible shrinking apartment, how small can you go?

We're on a bit of theme this week, it's all about living small. Whether it's to afford to live where we want in our...

The sharing economy comes home to co-living

OK, housing affordability protesters, grab your placards and let’s get marching and chanting. What do we want? A nice apartment. When do we want...

Cooking is for TV shows not real life

  Something is cooking and I can smell it in the lift, the lobby, the car park and even in the street. And it’s coming...

Be smart at the dog park and avoid the cold shoulder

We've given you guidance on the best dogs for apartment living, but all of them will  appreciate some time off the leash at a...

Shake up your bathroom storage

Do you suffer from bathroom blues? You have whatever storage the architect decided would suffice but it’s not enough, not even close? More and...

Forget the car space it’s time to get on your bike

The times they are a changing at such a pace it’s hard to remember whether your phone opens with a PIN, a fingerprint or...

Where are all the family friendly apartments? Not here!

As you struggle in the lift with your stroller or try to get your kids to school on time without them pressing all the...

Seven splashbacks – ideas to replace your tired old tiles

If there was ever a perfect name for something, splashback is it. It's that area behind your stove, sink, or washbasin that gets splashed...

Six of the best convertible coffee tables

Coffee tables are a major presence in our homes, replacing our ancestors campfire as somewhere to gather to eat and tell stories.  They can...