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How to High Tea

From the dizzying heights of the three-tiered cake stand comes the siren song of pure decadence. Crab + watercress sandwiches without the crusts, mini…

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Art Nouveau defined

Literally translated as ‘new art’, art nouveau rose out of Western Europe and the United States in the midst of the Industrial Revolution. In…

How to: al fresco cocktail party

Spring has arrived! The evenings are balmier, it’s not pitch-black when you leave work, and ladies everywhere are digging skimpy summer dresses out from…

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Picnicking In Style

Some of my favourite memories in life tend to revolve around food, drinks, and friends (shocking, I know). There isn’t much that tops hanging…

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How to: High Tea

Etiquette and deportment is high on the agenda this Spring with a resurgence of the high tea phenomenon. As the daughter of a confessed…

MDF furniture: Julian desk and Julian Armchair, from Mercer Trading Co. at zanui.com.au

MDF defined

Pictured above: MDF furniture by Mercer Trading Co. at zanui.com.au

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I ♥ NYC: Loft-inspired Style

Japanese architect Tadao Ando believes design has the power to change us: “to change the dwelling is to change the city and to reform society”. Our living spaces…

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FSC defined

Through its 10 Principles of Forest Stewardship, the FSC: Ensures harvest of timber/non-timber products maintains forests’ biodiversity, productivity and ecological processes Protects forests’ heritage,…