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A Journey Through The Seasons At Paul Bangay’s Monumental Private Garden

A Journey Through The Seasons At Paul Bangay’s Monumental Private Garden

Gardens

Sasha Gattermayr

Photo – Simon Griffiths.

Paul Bangay’s new book ‘Stonefields: By The Seasons’ is available now!

Photo – Simon Griffiths.

Photo – Simon Griffiths.

Photo – Simon Griffiths.

Photo – Simon Griffiths.

Photo – Simon Griffiths.

Photo – Simon Griffiths.

Photo – Simon Griffiths.

Photo – Simon Griffiths.

Photo – Simon Griffiths.

Photo – Simon Griffiths.

Photo – Simon Griffiths.

Like all good artists, a landscape designer’s own home is the perfect blank canvas to trial their new ideas. Here, they are free to experiment creatively, without briefs or restrictions. That impulse to explore never changes, even when you’re one of Australia’s leading landscape designers.

‘When I first designed the garden I wanted it to be a laboratory of all the ideas and styles I

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Best ironing board 2020 – the top ironing boards for tackling the laundry pile

Apparently, ironing is the nation’s least favourite household chore. Surprising, we know! So, in order to make it as painless as possible you need the best ironing board. If yours isn’t good enough, no matter how whizzy your iron, you could still end up with a pile of poorly pressed pieces that have taken you an age to complete! Not an ideal way to spend an evening, we think you’ll agree.

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Choosing an ironing board isn’t as simple as you think. They come in a large range of sizes, shapes and height ranges. Below, we’ve rounded up the best ironing boards on the market in 2020.

How we test our best ironing boards

Image credit: Beldray

To test the boards, our guinea pigs Ysanne and husband Paul (one a touch over six foot and an enthusiastic ironer, the … Read more

A Masterful Queenslander Renovation With A Next-Level Garden

A Masterful Queenslander Renovation With A Next-Level Garden

Architecture

by Amelia Barnes

Park Road House by Lineburg Wang sees the renovation of an original Brisbane Queenslander. Photo – Christopher Frederick Jones

Instead of a typical pool fence, Lineburg Wang designed a ‘net’ cast north of the house, which captures both the pool and outdoor terrace. Photos – Christopher Frederick Jones

The fineness of the repetitive steel screen and balustrade is contrasted by the solidity of the mass board-formed concrete planters that bring gardens to the elevated outdoor rooms. Photo – Christopher Frederick Jones

Concrete planters and gardens by Boss Gardenscapes soften the visual impact of this net structure, and are drawn into the house visually. Photo – Christopher Frederick Jones

The planters organise the secondary entry .Photo – Christopher Frederick Jones

The clients had lived in this home for 33 years prior to the major renovation. Photo – Christopher

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Best Christmas gifts for men under £50 – from smart speakers to kitchen gadgets

As Christmas draws ever closer, your present shopping list starts to grow even larger, so why not grab these great gifts for men that are under £50 now?

Related: Black Friday deals 2020 – all the sales and info you need on home appliances, accessories and tech

You don’t have to pay an arm and a leg to get the best gifts for the men in your life. Whether its something for you Dad, Brother, Cousin or Partner, there are some great deals floating about. Plus, Black Friday and Cyber Monday on the way, it’s easier than ever to hunt for a bargain ahead of Christmas time.

Take a peek at some of our best gifts for men under £50.


Best Christmas Gifts for men under £50 – quick links

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The Artists And Designers With 65,000 + Years Of Experience

The Artists And Designers With 65,000 + Years Of Experience

Point of View

Elisa Carmichael

Ngugi woman, weaver and judge of the TDF + Laminex Design Awards Handcrafted category, Elisa Carmichael. Photo – Mindi Cooke.

Projects from First Nations artists won big at the The Design Files + Laminex Design Awards 2020. Left: Tiwi Strong Women’s collection by North won the Textile Design category. Photo – Hilary Faye. Right: Tjunkaya Tapaya’s (of the Tjanpi Desert Weavers) ‘Tjanpi Teapot’ won the Handcrafted category. Photo – Isobel Egan.

Left: The fashion collaboration between Mangkaja Arts Centre and Gorman was shortlisted in the Textile Design category of the TDF + Laminex Design Awards 2020. Photo – Lillie Thompson. Right: The Ngyala/Together collection was a collaboration between Koskela and six Aboriginal art centres across Australia was shortlisted in the Lighting Design category.

Left: winner of the Collaboration category, ‘For Our

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