Stone benchtop or healthy air & light?

Could healthy home specs become premium real estate marketing features of the future? A UK Grand Designs new build showcases the future to healthy homes. Recently I moved to a typical brick and block unit built in 1970. It’s tastefully renovated and is welcoming. And yes, it has stone kitchen bench tops. I feel safe.  ThisContinue reading “Stone benchtop or healthy air & light?”

7 things to avoid when buying furniture for your health and the planet’s

We all know fast food is not good for us. But what about fast furniture? Fast furniture not only suffers the same sustainable issue as fast fashion, by clogging up landfill, it can unknowingly impact human health. Formaldehyde can be found in furniture made with MDF, particleboard, plywood and applied with paints, lacquers and coatings.Continue reading “7 things to avoid when buying furniture for your health and the planet’s”

Wellness luxury homes inspire 5 well-being ideas in your home

“True luxury or true beauty is not about Loius Vuitton, its about clean water, energy and air” says Daan Roosegarde, artist and desginer of acclaimed social design lab Studio Roosegarde. And that’s what you get in a Muse luxury Wellness Residence with light filled, jaw dropping expansive ocean views, beachside in Florida.

Less is more, when it comes to de-stressing homes. 3 ways how.

Even after going through a two year decluttering regime, standing at the back of the removalist truck, I was staggered at the sight of 60 large moving boxes of loose items along with numerous pieces of furniture and large and small portable appliances. For a single person; it seemed like an awful lot. In starkContinue reading “Less is more, when it comes to de-stressing homes. 3 ways how.”

3 simple ways to build sustainability into your home project

Winter is coming and instinctively, our bodies are getting ready to hibernate. Many Australians are staring into another winter of substandard insulation and air tightness in their homes with energy costs to heat them ever rising. They can heat their bodies with blankets like the homeless, but without temperate conditions inside, many homes will breedContinue reading “3 simple ways to build sustainability into your home project”