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Grand Designs Australia Issue#7.4 - August 2018

Following the success of the new Australian TV series inspired by the UK version, Grand Designs Australia welcomes you to a new era in home design magazines. Whether you’re building a new home, renovating or decorating, this publication features everything readers will need to know about creating their own grand designs. Industry experts offer advice on getting started, mortgages, environmentally sustainable design and project management, to name a few. Grand Designs showcases architects and designers, builders and homeowners working together on projects from concept to completion and features the latest colour forecasts as well as planning your interior, kitchens, bathrooms and window coverings. Purchase includes the Digital Edition and News Service. Please stay in touch via our Facebook Page.

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from the editor

have you heard of wabi-sabi? It’s an ancient Japanese philosophy that is centred on the acceptance of imperfection and impermanence. It’s all about finding the beauty in objects that are flawed, unfinished or short-lived. A good example of this is life and art — considered beautiful because they are imperfect and fleeting. This issue, we apply this philosophy to our interiors. Another trend that is in line with the Japanese way of life, wellness has become a prominent movement during the past 10 years. Of course, it is now a huge focus in the home as it’s our personal space in which we spend a large amount of our time. Wellness in the home can take on many forms, from creating a soothing sanctuary to escape busy life, creating a spa-like…

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from peter maddison

let’s investigate the importance of the lifeblood of architecture. Money is like the petrol that makes the vehicle of home building work. There has to be enough of it put in regularly to complete the journey. To debunk a popular myth, great architecture doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Your wish list simply has to match your purse. Sounds easy, doesn’t it? But it’s not. The trick is to have a realistic brief, preferably a fixed-priced contract (for an agreed sum) based on a well-documented set of drawings that has been managed by a quantity surveyor throughout the design process. Saving money — cutting corners Of course, everyone looks for a way to cut corners and save money — sometimes delusional and other times effective, all depending on your ability to make contras,…

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01/ Ism Objects Strikes Again The Fab 25 table lamp, designed by ISM Objects, has received a prestigious Good Design Award for Product Design, recognising its outstanding design and innovation. Fab 25 is the evolution of ISM Objects’ original Fab lamp, designed in 1991. Light up your home with this stylish modern fixture. 02/ CBG Architects The team at CBG design a range of projects, from high-quality residential homes to inner-city apartments, with a strong focus on taking inspiration from the exterior surroundings to create spaces the inhabitants can enjoy. This recent outdoor project, Hoyt Street in Hampton, Victoria, is the perfect summer sanctuary that hits all the right notes. 03/ Stressless by Ekornes Your dining room — whether it is a formal setting or a more casual gathering place — is…