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The crisp, contemporary lines of this house, named MountainView by its designer – who created it for his parents' retirement... more
Crimson seemed such a good idea on the wall of the dining room, and it's supposed to stimulate appetite... more
So, that mighty oak out the front is blocking the light? Rather than lopping its top off, and thereby completely ruining its shape... more
Do our natural surroundings influence the shades and hues we choose to decorate our homes?... more
A plantation of waving palms and another of blossoming pink plums. Rows of tiny dream homes tucked on a tray... more
Art: It used to be so simple. Paint on canvas or paper, sculpture in rock or bronze, a finely carved piece of wood. However, the past century has put paid to that definition... more
With the addition of a roomy living room/kitchen opening out onto a large deck and back garden... more
Vandalism is not pretty. Most of us, when we see such destruction in our community - a smashed bush shelter, tagging, a snapped-off road sign... more
Drawing their inspiration from local wineries and historical buildings, and using raw materials on their property... more
Getting away to a beach-house or lakeside bach is a great way to recharge your batteries, spend time with family and have fun with friends... more
Each year we throw out 3.2 million tonnes of garbage – about 40% of which is food scraps... more
Reducing your carbon footprint at home can be as easy as taking a closer look at your appliances... and how you use them... more
Until fairly recently, considering what happens to the waste material that gets ripped out hasn't been much of a priority for builders and homeowners... more
Thanks to technology, many of us enjoy the freedom and flexibility of working from home... more
Hands up for those whom xeriscaping is a new term. Developed in Colorado, it's a landscaping approach centred around water-conscious garden design... more
It's easy to think that we have an unlimited resource of fresh water, but this is not the case... more
With its design inspired by nature, and energy efficiency an important feature, this bathroom is green in more ways than one... more
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From issue 8 onwards, copies flow wrapped and sent to Resene Cardholders are flow wrapped in environmentally responsible material from epi-global. This product when discarded in soil in the presence of microorganisms, moisture and oxygen will biodegrade decomposing into simple materials found in nature, as described in ASTM D6954-04.