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Beat the Sydney Commute: Walk or Cycle to Work to Help the Environment


With Sydney’s morning and evening commute times getting worse every year, it’s time to ditch the traffic jams and overcrowded trains for a better solution. As the commute continues to become worse, Sydney’s residents are embracing alternative ways to commute to work by cycling or walking. Not only can these methods be more efficient in […]

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Cobblestone Inspiration from the Streets of Rome


Rome wasn’t built in a day, but it was one particular day that brought about the rise of the sampietrini, Rome’s famous basalt cobblestones. It’s hard not to be inspired by the artisanal masonry of the iconic Italian city. The role of the Pope in building Rome’s cobblestones As with so much of Italian culture, […]

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Artisan Stone Masters at Home series: Outdoor Lighting Ideas

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Every outdoor area needs proper outdoor lighting. Whether it’s to illuminate your yard, landscape or your patio, having light sources is crucial for your property. The reasons and benefits go far beyond the aesthetic element of it, as lights also provide extra safety and security to the outdoor areas. In addition to reducing the risk […]

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A Guide to Entertaining Outside in Winter

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If you have an inviting outdoor area, you probably make the most of it in the summer months. But if you’d like to enjoy your outdoor spaces in winter, you’ll need a few extra comforts to make it warm and inviting for your guests. Here are 5 simple ways to improve your outdoor entertaining experience […]

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Artisan Stone Masters at Home series: Sustainable Landscaping

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Sustainable landscaping is landscaping design for the future. It’s responsive to the environment, characterised by regeneration, and can actively contribute to the development of healthy communities. Sustainable landscaping uses strategic methods for business and residential landscapes with the purpose of offsetting negative environmental impacts. It sequesters carbon, cleans the air and water, increases energy efficiency, […]

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5 ways to make a small outdoor space feel bigger

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Apartments and townhouses are not renowned for their spacious outdoor areas, but having a patio or courtyard that’s less than palatial doesn’t have to be a drawback. In fact, with the right treatment, a small outdoor area can be made to feel more like the great outdoors and can become not only a peaceful refuge […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Growing a Vertical Garden

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If you have limited outdoor space but you love the idea of a lush green garden, a vertical garden or ‘living wall’ is the perfect low-maintenance, space-saving, water-smart solution. A vertical garden is a method of growing plants on walls – a garden that grows up rather than across. Found both in nature and as […]

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Sit-down or Standing Buffet for a Garden Wedding?

Are you having a garden wedding? Trying to work out food arrangements for your guests? You may be considering one of two options; a sit-down affair or a standing buffet feast. While both options are definitely possible for your garden setting, there are definite pros and cons to both options. Depending on your wedding configuration, […]

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5 DIY Garden-Themed Wedding Favours

When planning your wedding, one of the aspects that many people like to make an effort for are the wedding favours. Wedding favours are a small gift for your guests in appreciation of them attending your wedding. However, they are a tricky tradition to get right because you want to ensure the gift is something […]

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How to Turn Your Garden into a Dream Wedding Venue

A wedding is an occasion that we often love to indulge in. It’s a time where friends and family can come together and enjoy watching two people who love each other say their wedding vows and become a family. It’s a traditional event and you’d be hard-pressed to find someone that can’t enjoy a great […]

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