Renovation stories and inspiration

Australia’s first environmentally planned public building – The Cairns Convention Centre
November 26, 2019 9:22 pm
THE CAIRNS CONVENTION CENTRE   Australia’s first environmentally planned public building    Recent refurbishments keep it at the forefront of environmental operation of world class public facilities  It has won many awards for its energy and resource conservation features including the
House tour: inside the Melbourne family home of Rachel Griffiths and artist Andrew Taylor
November 12, 2019 10:47 am
Filled with fine art, family energy and the occasional vintage find, Rachel Griffiths’ Melbourne home is warm and engagingly down-to-earth. Photographed by Sharyn Cairns. Styled by Marsha Golemac.     On a chilly spring morning, inside a recently renovated period home in proximity to the St Kild
See How Vince Camuto Restored His Jazz Age Manor in the Hamptons
November 12, 2019 9:29 am
The fashion entrepreneur and his wife and business partner, Louise, restore Villa Maria—one of Long Island’s most majestic homes, with an enchanting waterfront setting—to its original grandeur   In the living room, twin sofas and an ottoman, all slipcovered in a Calvin Fabrics linen, are grou
Bringing the outside in with Biophilc design
September 23, 2019 9:35 am
Can responsive building & design have positive effects on your health?   In short, the answer is yes. It’s called Biophilic design (meaning love of nature) and apart from being visually stunning, it is just what the doctor ordered for a range of health benefits including lowered stress and an
Hempcrete
August 14, 2019 12:27 pm
MEET HEMPCRETE The insulation inducing, fire and termite resistant, lightweight bio-composite material that is used for construction (in our case, for building houses!). Created by simply combining water, hemp aggregate and a lime-based binder it produces a building product with excellent thermal i