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Home Stories: Pat Rose

I’ve known Pat for over 10 years, but always in an enigmatic way. He has popped up in my life at different bars, design-related events, fashion things and music gigs—but still, I could never articulate what he actually did. I always assumed that he was either a massive socialite type or a man with wide-ranging […]

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Home Stories: Charlie and Sandie

For years I’ve been driving past a home in Turner, and every single time it has caught my attention. The ever-changing display of objects in the yard made it look like a theme park of fun: red phone boxes, life-sized LEGO men, kinetic sculptures, disco balls hanging from trees, old red school buses, an array […]

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Outdoor living for every space

The grass may be crisp and dry and the beaches packed but summer is here to stay. However, that doesn’t mean your slightly dodgy outdoor furniture has to stay too. With weeks of summer BBQs, drinks, get-togethers and pool parties stretching ahead, there’s plenty of time to kit out your backyard, courtyard or balcony with […]

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Designer Op Shop is on the move

One of Canberra’s favourite op shops is leaving Braddon…. Mother and daughter duo Taylor and Sharyn Pitsilos will soon be expanding their chic Designer Op Shop store into an emporium in Fyshwick. And they want to invite other vintage sellers, collectors and makers to set up shop spaces within their new location. The expanded venture will […]

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Home Stories: Nick Georgalis

Do you ever wonder which foods top chefs grab from the fridge at home for a midnight snack? Or if race car drivers are safer than all Volvo and Saab drivers put together once they are on normal roads? Or, perhaps, what a man who builds for a living does to his own home? That […]

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How to create an inviting guest bedroom

With Christmas fast approaching, many of us will be looking at getting our guest bedrooms ready for friends and family to come and stay. Today, I’m sharing my top tips on how to create an inviting guest bedroom. Great quality bedding The most important aspect of a guest bedroom is the bed! You can’t go […]

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A stylish celebration

Christmas is a time to bring friends and family together to celebrate the year gone by. Stylist, HerCanberra’s Production Manager Belinda Neame, gives her tips for creating a beautifully-styled table for an unforgettable celebration using products from Westfield Belconnen and Westfield Woden. Colour Palette Tones of white, green and gold combine to create a textural feast for the senses. Your venue/surroundings is […]

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Six tips for throwing the ultimate party (according to The Social Club)

Pop the champagne, the festive season has officially arrived.  Ignore archaic cutlery etiquette and formal invitations in an ostentatious, cursive typeface; when it comes to throwing an awesome shindig, the following rules are the only ones The Social Club thinks you should follow. Consider the dietary restrictions of your guests We all know someone these […]

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Home Stories: Janette Wojtaszak

Janette has almost as many professional aliases as I do. I’m sure it’s not because she’s trying to avoid tax, but rather a sign of someone that has fingers in many pies. You may know her as a stylist at Canberra Centre, the designer behind ‘Statement by Janette’ jewellery and accessories, the creative mind behind […]

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Gingerfinch: heirlooms for design lovers

The career of Peita Davis, founder of online homewares store Gingerfinch, is one of extremes. After leaving Canberra to travel the Middle East in her late teens, Peita Davis moved back to Australia to study and pursue a career focused on Middle Eastern politics. This landed her a role as an intelligence analyst, a job […]

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