Building with Yardstix

Today, we chat with Nicholas Gurney, one half of new Sydney-based residential design and construction company, Yardstix. They focus on delivering beautiful, sustainable, affordable, small houses (particularly secondary dwellings) that can be built in as little as two weeks (!) through using cross laminated timber panels.

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Kate Derbyshire
The upcycled home in Bardon

I recently met a lovely couple called Alessia and David, who showed me around their home in the leafy suburb of Bardon in Brisbane. The home has been renovated over the past 3 years with a vision to use repurposed, recycled and second-hand materials throughout.

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Kate Derbyshire
A refreshing take on reducing urban sprawl

Located in the backyard of a traditional Queenslander in the inner Brisbane suburb of Woolloongabba sits gardenhouse created by REFRESH*DESIGN

We chat with designer Monika Obrist about the gardenhouse concept as a sustainable alternative to the urban sprawl. Take a look inside ahead of the Sheo Design home tour on 22 September.  

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Kate Derbyshire
7 tips to simplify your home

Lately, I’ve been drawn to stories about simplifying and minimalism. There seems to be a shift happening. People are recognising that slowing down, owning less and living in smaller homes can make us happier.  Here are 7 tips to help you reduce clutter and simplify your home.

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Kate Derbyshire
How does your home make you feel?

Have you ever consciously thought about how your home makes you feel? Or your office for that matter? Without even realising it, the way our spaces are designed and the items within them can influence our brains, health, mood, productivity, relationships, stress-levels, happiness, and even creativity.

 

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Kate Derbyshire