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Building Better

Everything You Need To Know About Working With A Builder

Where do you find a good builder? How long will it take them to build my house? How much will it cost? We answer these FAQs more.


Everything You Need To Know About Working With An Architect

Four of Australia's best architects answer your frequently asked questions, from what an architect does, to how much they cost!


Everything You Need To Know About Working With An Interior Designer

What does an interior designer do, and how much does a residential project cost? Here's everything you need to know, with info from leading


Everything You Need To Know About Working With A Landscape Designer

We asked expert garden designers Phillip Withers, Fran Hale, Kathleen Murphy, Katy Svalbe and Richard Unsworth to demystify the process of w...


Fill Up Your Fruit Bowl With These Remarkably Lifelike Candles From Nonna's Grocer!

Inspired by her great grandparents' grocery store, Madeleine Hoy creates fruit and veg candles that look exactly like the real deal!

Words From The Wise

Finding Your Groove In A Creative Career With Artist + Professor Callum Morton

Renowned artist Callum Morton's brilliant wisdom for emerging artists and creatives - in partnership with Monash University.
Grace Slonim


Stylist Shonel Bryant On Battling Breast Cancer, Supporting Your Girls, And Silver Linings

Event stylist, mother and founder of Support Your Girls Shonel Bryant shares her cancer journey, and the drive that keeps her going.

Creative People

'In My Blood It Runs' Is The Documentary Every Australian Needs To See

We speak with director Maya Newell and key advisor William Tilmouth about the making of this important film, which offers rare insight into

Creative People

Comforting Words From Six Mums Who Know Best

We all need a Mum right now. So we asked Courtney Adamo, Cassie Byrnes, Jenny Kee, Hetti Perkins, Julia Busuttil Nishimura + Yumi Stynes if
Sasha Aarons


Yaritji Tingila Young Is Leading The Way For The Next Generation Of Indigenous Artists

A mother, an artist and a leader, we explore the profound work of Yaritji Tingila Young, on the APY Lands in remote South Australia.

Studio Visit

Illustrator And Designer Mark Conlan On Finding Your Style, And Embracing It!

Career wisdom from one of Melbourne's most in-demand designers, whose clients include Coca Cola and The New York Times!
Annie Portelli


Clare Bowditch On Overcoming Self-Doubt + Being Your Own Kind Of Girl

The Melbourne-based singer and storyteller talks family, and fills us in on her brand new book!
Ashe Davenport

Dream Job

What It's Really Like Working For One Of Melbourne's Best Florists!

Cecilia Fox's managing florist Chloe Szukilojc shares how she landed the job of every Melbourne flower lover's dreams.

Small Business

Knowing When To Call In The Experts, According To KeepCup

This Melbourne-born business has taken the world by storm, but they haven't gone it alone.
Fiona Killackey


Prior Knowledge Travel

A new offering in the bespoke travel arena, from exceptionally well travelled Australian writer and editor, David Prior.


Zoe Young

Exquisite still life paintings and a solo show from Southern Highlands artist Zoe Young.

A Day In The Life

A Day In The Life With Cook + Best-Selling Author, Julia Busuttil Nishimura

Join our very own food columnist for a day in her life and a look back at her impressive career – with insights into her latest book!
Christina Karras

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