DESIGN NEWS

The latest design news and updates on our monthly #stylecuratorchallenge, events, giveaways and other topical content.

Catching up with Bec Douros

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Today we chatted with Bec Douros – a favourite of ours from The Block Skyhigh. Fitting time into this busy lady’s schedule – between...
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Artist Spotlight: Lisa Lapointe

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As soon as we saw the works of Lisa Lapointe, we had to contact her to feature her drool-worthy art with you. She hand draws...

The Block Triple Threat: Week 9 entry and staircase

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Holy moly, talk about a hellish week for all the couples! Known as the most difficult week of The Block, all couples...

Reno Rumble week 3 bedrooms

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The Reno Rumble room reveals just keep on coming and this week the teams have some pretty tricky briefs to hit — 'Relaxed Industrial'...

Introducing First Time Home Builders Katie and Mitch

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Katie and Mitch, a young couple from Brisbane, recently completed building their first home. We sat down with them to hear their experience of...
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Meet For Me By Dee, the illustrator behind those cheeky animal...

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Today we’re thrilled to introduce you to the talented and bubbly Daniella Lo Presti of For Me By Dee. This Melbournian illustrator and designer...

The Block Glasshouse: Week 9 room reveals

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With the terraces now complete (or pretty much complete in the case of Chris and Jenna), all 5 apartments on The Block Glasshouse are...

Hobbe rocking chairs, Australia’s answer to stylish and affordable rocking chairs

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Earlier this year at Life Instyle we discovered one exhibitor who we especially adore — Samantha Hobbelen of Hobbe rocking chairs. Not only are her...

Scandiluxe, sophisticated décor with a hint of luxe

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We love discovering and introducing you to new makers and we're pretty sure you're going to love this next guy. Julian is a one...
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Artist Spotlight: Mia Oatley

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It’s our absolute joy to introduce you to today’s artist — Mia Oatley. You’ve probably seen her vibrant budgie bird paintings that are flooding Instagram...

Alisa and Lysandra launch al.ive body: Their journey from police force...

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It's been seven years since we last spoke with Alisa and Lysandra, at the time they had just won The Block Skyhigh...

Catching up with Ebony after The Block

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There’s no hiding the fact that we immediately fell in love with Luke and Ebony’s style and design choices during The Block...
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Artist spotlight: Lumiere Art & Co

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Today we met Emma Cleine — Principal Director, Designer and Maker of Lumiere Art & Co. Her works feature...

The Block Triple Threat: Week 4 cellar, laundry & powder room...

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It's cellar, laundry and powder room week on The Block Triple Threat! Delivering three rooms (two of them wet...

Reno Rumble week 3 full house reveal

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Wow, wow, wow! There's no slowing down on Reno Rumble as both teams deliver the most amazing renovations — it's unbelievable what these two...

Introducing Wood Melbourne: Move over chrome tapware, the trend for wood...

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Looking to add some warmth to your bathroom? Timber tapware might just be the solution! Handcrafted by Oliver MacLatchy,...

Top interior styling tips from Simone Haag and her journey to...

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Simone Haag landed in the world of design when after 7 years abroad, working in high-end business, she wanted to pursue a more creative...

The colourful and creative handmade ceramics from Chimerical Homewares

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Bright, colourful, cheerful, fun. These are the words that immediately came to mind when we stumbled across the colourful and creative handmade...

The Block 2015 week 1 bathroom reveals

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Supported by The Block Shop The Block is back baby and we could not be more excited! In a Block first, week 1 is a bathroom...

An Evening with Darren Palmer

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We've just returned meeting our design crush Darren Palmer. And he is even more lovely in person than he comes across on TV #lovehimevenmore During...

Reno Rumble week 2 full house reveal

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Wow! Did anyone else have to pick their jaw up off the ground during last night's Reno Rumble ?! In terms of design ideas,...

Meet the makers: Alison Jackson handcrafted tableware and jewellery

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This week we drop by the studio of Alison Jackson. Run by Alison and Dan, partners in life and business, they combine...

A peek inside Sarah’s Rose Bay apartment

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Working in PR can certainly have its perks and for Sarah Cichy, Managing Director of Piccolo PR which specialises in Homewares and Design brands,...

Take a Look Inside Chloe Brookman’s Home: The Designer Setting Nursery...

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Do you ever walk away from meeting someone and think ‘Wow, you have no idea how awesome you are, or if you do, you’re...