Monthly Archives: February 2013


The Rise of Green Urban Spaces

February 22nd, 2013

The design and management of green urban spaces has become an important issue around the world. From rooftop and community gardens through to the development of environmental precincts and sustainable cities, the urban ideal is becoming increasingly green. With consequences for building, lifestyle, and productivity, the green agenda is causing some of the most profound changes to urban policy around […]

The Top Apps for Keeping Fit

February 15th, 2013

Many are forsaking the gym in favour of exercise at home, with the help of their smart phone. Be it for motivation, help with technique or simple accountability, support for a healthy lifestyle now comes in a digital form, on smart phones and other compatible devices via a range of applications aimed at helping users reach their goals. Just how […]

Property Market set for Investors

February 15th, 2013

As first home buyers withdraw from the market, and interest rates stabilise, timing is right for investors to enter the scene. With many positive indicators across the economy, 2013 looks to be a great year to secure an investment property. Across Australia, first home purchasers decreased in numbers significantly. The reduction of first home grants has been the main catalyst […]

The Peaceful Icelandic Revolution

February 8th, 2013

Have you heard about the peaceful revolution that has been taking place in Iceland over the last five years? If you answered no, you are certainly not alone. This revolution was virtually ignored by mainstream media, despite the novelty of what took place and the potential consequences for the rest of the world. During the financial turmoil of 2008 and […]

Property Staging: Would you go this far to sell your home? >

February 8th, 2013

For most people, getting a home ready for sale means some spring cleaning and a garden tidy-up. However, some selling their home will go as far as employing professional home stylists and hiring furniture. What are some of the more extreme ways of selling your home, and are they worth it? In Melbourne’s Inner East, Janet and John are putting […]

The Rise of Home Automation

February 1st, 2013

Technology continues to define our daily lives, from the computers we use at work through to the tablets and smartphones that have infiltrated our living rooms. Home automation has become one of the most defining tech trends of the new century, as smart devices increasingly integrate with each other and get designed into the very structure of our homes. Domestic […]