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The Block 2018

WHILE a vertical garden sounds beautiful and Zen-like, in reality it proved to be a big no-no in a bathroom, especially one that’s too small to handle its wow factor. These are the bathroom room reveals from week 1 of The Block. Related: The Block 2018: Children’s bedroom room reveal …

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Kmart Deals

CAN’T afford a $995 ottoman? Two velvet dog beds from Kmart should do the trick — for the total cost of $19. Why a dog may need a velvet bed is a question for another day. But Adelaide 31-year-old Josie Stroffolino came up with the design hack as she was …

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Kmart Australia

TO SOME, Kate Hopwood may well have the best job in Australia. If you’ve ever strolled through Kmart, flipped through their catalogue or found yourself wading through post after post of homewares ‘hacks’ and ‘how to’ on Instagram — chances are Ms Hopwood is behind each design. From the velvet …

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Waterbeds are making a comeback

WHEN I was a kid growing up in the 1980s, it seemed as if everyone I knew had a waterbed. Once a groovy, sexy novelty found only in the Playboy mansion, it had entered the mainstream, with waterbed stores on every corner. In sixth grade, I even got my own. …

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The Block 2018

IS THIS the grand master of all bedroom ceilings? The Block judges seem to think so, well at least when comparing it to the other four rooms. The moment they walked into the revamped bedroom of South Australian couple Kerrie and Spencer, they couldn’t look down. It helps that Spencer …

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Minecraft kids

I KNEW there was trouble in paradise the instant I took my son’s iPad off him while he was playing Minecraft. He’d ignored me three times when I’d told him to put it down and come eat dinner. Like a werewolf right on the strike of midnight, my seven-year-old transformed. …

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Australian backyard

IT’S the rose-tinted, soft lensed, sepia coloured Aussie homebuyer’s dream. And it’s just about dead. Many of us will have gazed into our futures and seen ourselves, one day, on our own block of land, house at one end, pool at the other, kids running around on the lawn between …

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Crufts 2017 results

IT’S the biggest dog show in the world, and this year — an American Cocker Spaniel has been awarded the coveted Best in Show title at the annual event. But while most people are in awe of the dog’s impeccable black and white coat — Twitter users have jumped to …

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