Monthly Archives: May 2016


The Transforming Home

May 27th, 2016

When it comes time to renovate your existing home or build a new one, there are lots of important decisions to make. How will your home be used? How much space do you need? How will that space be divided? While traditional home design relies on multiple independent spaces existing side-by-side, this paradigm is slowly changing. From movable walls and […]

The Sleep Revolution

May 26th, 2016

In the fast-paced, tech-enhanced world of today, is it any surprise that a good night’s sleep has become the ultimate status symbol. Whether it’s a sleep retreat, an intelligent sleep mask, or a fancy new mattress, an entire industry has developed around rest and rejuvenation. In her recent book ‘The Sleep Revolution’, Arianna Huffington promises to transform your life “one […]

Google Makes Art with AI

May 20th, 2016

Google’s new artificial intelligence has just released its first song, a 90 second composition announced at Moogfest in May and published by The Verge. While the simple melody is still a long way from Mozart, it’s an exciting start from the Google Brain-based Magenta project. With Google working on multiple AI systems and Microsoft experimenting with machine learning to create […]

RBA and Negative Gearing

May 16th, 2016

Negative gearing continues to make headlines in the lead-up to the federal election, as one of the key economic issues dividing the two major parties. While the government will not make changes to current policy, Labor have plans to wind back both negative gearing and the capital gains tax discount if elected. The Reserve Bank has long been uneasy about […]

House Prices Down in Most Cities

May 13th, 2016

Property prices continue to fall in most Australian cities, with Melbourne and Hobart the only capitals to post March quarter gains. According to data from real estate marketing company Domain, the national median house price has fallen for two consecutive quarters for the first time in five years, with the average Aussie home now costing $719,024. With demand for home […]

How to think like an Interior Designer

May 6th, 2016

While the experts usually know best, not everyone has the money or desire to hire a professional interior designer. Luckily – there’s a lot you can do on your own terms, especially if you’re prepared to get organised, mix things up, and embrace innovation. By stepping out of your comfort zone and learning to think like an interior designer, you […]