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Fun and fabulous office partitions

July 5th, 2016 by larian

Swapping standard cubical walls for fun and fabulous partitions is not only great fun but there are also practical reasons for doing so apart from just separating spaces. These can include re-invigorating staff to increase productivity, communicating workplace and brand culture, deadening background noise or just doing your bit for the environment by using renewable materials

Secret rooms

April 20th, 2016 by larian

At some time in our lives we’ve all looked for that hidden room or secret passageway that will take us somewhere awesome. We’ve seen them in James Bond and Batman movies, but did you know that people really do have secret rooms and hidden passageways in their house? They are usually built for fun, privacy,

7 amazing kids bedroom ideas

April 13th, 2016 by larian

There’s so much scope for clever design when it comes to kids’ bedrooms – not just to make things fun, but to also make the most of the available space, and giving them room to play and learn. And, to sometimes sneakily include the kinds of amazing things we wish we had in our bedrooms when we were a kid.

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File storage solutions for any office

March 22nd, 2016 by larian

If you have files, storing them in a neat and efficient manner should be a priority. After all, how high can you stack a pile of folders on your desk or the floor before they fall over?

Restaurant design to delight the senses

March 13th, 2016 by larian

A great restaurant is so much more than the food, isn’t it? It’s also the great service and an atmosphere where the guests feel special; and it’s this whole package that keeps them coming back time and time again, and recommending it to their friends. There are, however, many more elements to take into consideration in

First impressions last, don’t they? Whether it’s the pompous greeting from the maître d’ at a new restaurant or its shabby exterior we base many of our future decisions on those first few seconds. So it goes for the exterior of a building too; and the qualities that make the exterior of a structure look attractive to you,

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Dragons and office feng shui

February 11th, 2016 by larian

Feng shui, translated as “wind and water” stems from the ancient art of geomancy, the art of placing or arranging buildings or other sites auspiciously and connecting to the energy of the earth. Before you dismiss it as weirdly new-age, the art of feng shui is an ancient and serious business and can help you

How to maximise bathroom space

February 4th, 2016 by larian

Using colour, design, mirrors and other visual tricks can make your bathroom look larger and feel roomier. Dingy powder rooms and guest bathrooms are not only a nuisance but might be a problem if you think about selling your home in the future. The solution: you need to know how to maximise bathroom space. The

Today’s offices look very different from those of the past. Gone are the white walls of the grey offices and cubicles, replaced with airy open planning and fresh colour. Colour is not only part of an appealing office space it can also contribute to employee productivity. Our brains react differently to different colours and colour can actually

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One in five Australians now live in multi-generational households: baby boomer couples with boomerang children and ageing parents, an increasingly multi-ethnic population with a tradition of housing three generations under one roof, and even singles who may need to double up with siblings or friends to make ends meet. This rewarding trend isn’t new but

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