Function in Interior Design – The Bigger Picture Role of the Interior Designer
The simplistic view of interior design is that it is all about aesthetics – colours, fixtures, fittings and furniture. These are certainly important parts of the interior designer’s role, but designing for function is, perhaps, more important. I recently welcomed interior designer, Michelle Astudillo, on the Spaces podcast. Michelle works predominantly with property developers to […]
Why Function Beats Frills in Interior Design
Shannon Vos shot to fame in 2014. It was in that year that the tradie painter and part-time interior design student, together with his brother, won the hugely popular TV renovation show The Block. Since then, Shannon has gone on to become a highly sought-after interior designer with his own firm, Vos Creative, and a […]
Key Tips for Future-Proofing Your Smart Home Technology
What is it with technology? It seems as soon as you buy something and bring it home, there’s something better out there. It’s this fast and every-changing nature of technology that can make choosing a smart home technology system a fearful prospect. It can be a substantial investment, so you want to be sure that […]
Top Renovation Tips: How to Get It Right From The Start
A word to the wise, when it comes to renovating your home; what you see on The Block is not necessarily reality – though the pressure and stress seems pretty right. As any experienced renovator will tell you, don’t underestimate the time, money and hassle that goes into even the most well thought out renovation […]
Smart Cities: What Are They and Why Should We Care?
Smart cities. It’s a term that gets bandied about often, but few people seem to have a clear understanding of what it means or why we should care about it. Professor Marcus Foth is one person who definitely does. Marcus is a professor in the field of urban informatics, or more commonly known as Smart […]
How to Encourage Health and Happiness Through Building Design
It’s a well-known fact that our health and happiness is closely linked to our environment. Our surroundings can have drastic impacts on everything from psychological wellbeing to physical health. This reaches all the way from geographical location to immediate surroundings – such as the buildings and structures we resided in every day. As Alain de […]
The Five Essential Elements of a Creative, High-Performance Work space
Have you ever walked into an office or work space and thought how can anyone possibly work here and function, let alone enjoy it? It’s surprising how little thought some businesses put into getting the best out of their most precious asset – their people. Even in a home office, there are some essential elements […]
Designing Workplaces for Wellness – What Is It All About?
Creating workplaces that promote wellness is at the cutting edge of building design. When we’re talking wellness, we’re talking about workplaces that promote both mental and physical health and general wellbeing in the people that occupy them. Heidi Dening is a world-leading expert in the field, and we had the pleasure of welcoming her on […]