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One of the most popular audio systems in our home is the long, sleek, fabulous Naim Mu-so (1st generation). This is praise indeed considering we have a wide range of sound systems all of which we relate to fondly. Call it the legacy of an ex-muso partner who has what’s known in the business as ‘good ears’. However...
Studio Elwood's 2019 Art Collection   Original artworks always add expressive context to a room. For apartments in particular it is a great way to differentiate – in buildings where apartments share the same layouts and similar fittings, art lifts the space by complementing the architecture; it can also add texture, be the central inspiration...
In the world of interior design the horrors of assembling flatpack furniture rate right up there as a significant nationwide issue – with new research findings revealing that six out of 10 Australians have experienced a flatpack furniture disaster Furthermore more than half of those surveyed admitted that the intricacies of following instructions, finding the right...
Colour forecasts for 2020 are emerging and it seems everyone is keen to make a pronouncement about where the spectrum is heading. Paint companies, print companies, interior designers, furniture makers and carpet and flooring manufacturers – everyone has a slightly different forecast – yet as we enter the new decade it all seems to sit...
Gazzda furnitue is one of the hot new names on the style landscape. Two young men - one Dutch and the other Bosnian - founded the company and their business success is based on a personal friendship that goes back to the dark days of the Yugoslav war. Here they explain how a bond formed in school and a...
The words 'luxury" and "Vietnam" are not often seen together but our friends at By Prior Arrangement are offering the last few seats on a luxury tour - six stars all the way - hosted by author and journalist Jimmy Thomson and with no more than 10 guests travelling together in style. If you are looking for a cheap-as-chips 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 Jimmy Thomson has a unique insight into Vietnam, its history, its people and the Western creative impulses it inspires. Every couple of days (at least) during the tour Jimmy will give a talk in a relaxed...
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 reception can be patchy in any place off the beaten track. If you're addicted to checking your phone like most of us, help is at hand. Sorry, it's not a magical connection to the internet, it's...
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 so science is a moveable feast but I'll take this one; Three cups of coffee a day lowers the risks of death and heart disease. Cheers, make mine a double shot soy cap. Even better, this...
What do you have in the foyer of your apartment building? Is it a minimalist corridor with a concrete ottoman and aluminium mirrored surfaces? Or a cosy lobby with a fabric covered couch and ceiling-high pot plant that may or may not be real? Well, if you buy into one of the latest high end apartment developments in Sydney...