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  • Kris Brooks reviewed Solair

    I recently installed a Solarventi (1400 system), primarily to help dry what has always been a very d... Read more

  • Kathy reviewed Mulbury

    I love beautiful timber products, and I am always looking for the recycled option when buying - so ... Read more

  • Helen Wilde reviewed Mulbury

    I have been aware of the wonderful ethical Australian business, Mulbury, for several years. My daugh... Read more

  • Devi reviewed Baby Peppers

    I first came across Baby Peppers' products on Instagram and immediately fell in love with their bloc... Read more

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Health & Sustainability, learning from the Rio + 20 Summit

By helene | September 4, 2013 | 1

At the national scientific meeting of the Australian Diabetes Educator’s and Diabetes Society last week I was excited to hear a speaker focusing on the connections between health and environment. This was not just in the usual “we have a fat, unhealthy nation as we don’t exercise and our food is crap” kinda way that we usually hear at diabetes conferences (although that was part of it), but more in the “we need to create sustainable communities, with green open spaces and more sustainable approaches to building and construction”, way. There was a big step away from the narrow focus…

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Who’d have thought? Upcycled homewares, furniture, lighting & more

By helene | September 3, 2013 | 4

Based in Sydney, Who’d Have Thought? specialises in unique products from all around the world that have been creatively invented or reinvented from their original purpose or form. Jane, one half of the team, describes it as “kind of upcycling-meets-design ingenuity”. Nice. Jane has had a varied career in television publicity, public relations and publishing. Since 2006 she has concentrated on her freelance writing and editing business, specialising in architecture and design. For four years she was Managing Editor of specialist design magazine, Innovative Household. She has a love of quirky design and sustainable practice and occasionally dabbles in upcycling…

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Recycled Lane, seeing potential in the old

By helene | August 29, 2013 | 4

Barbara Zois and her husband Con are the people behind Recycled Lane. Based in Northcote, Melbourne they are passionate about creating stunning ethical furnishings. With over 25 years experience in the furniture industry and over 20 years experience in customer service, the team at Recycled Lane offer you “more than just a place where you can search for just the right piece to take pride of place in your home, office, cafe, bar or restaurant. You are offered an opportunity to touch, smell, imagine and create what your space could look like”. I spoke with Barbara about the business and her passion shone…

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