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Inner-city Properties Nobody Wants

Posted: October 15th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: REBLOG | Tags: | Comments Off on Inner-city Properties Nobody Wants

Inner-city Properties Nobody Wants via Domain
Big increases in house prices are not translating into the Sydney rental market, where many inner-city houses are sitting vacant as tenants prefer apartments, a new report says.

The average weekly rent for a house in Sydney hasn’t risen for at least a year, while apartment rents are growing steadily – up 1.1 per cent in the past three months to $480, according to the Australian Property Monitors September Rental Report.

Even in one of the most popular rental areas, around the inner west suburb of Newtown, local agent Ee Poh Ling, of Ee Real Estate, had found houses were taking longer to rent than three months ago, while some had even had a drop in price to ensure they did not sit vacant for too long :: Read Antony Lawes’ full Domain article »»»»


Jake Zien Saved My Electrified LIFE

Posted: September 10th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: REBLOG | Tags: | Comments Off on Jake Zien Saved My Electrified LIFE

Pivot Power by Jake Zien
It’s a fact – I’m a freak – a powerboard freak! Clearly my home was designed and built by a Neanderthal, a caveman who had no need of powerpoints, electric plugs or switches.

Fast forward to now, and I’m surrounded by powered objects, and until recently – thanks to Jake Zien – I was surrounded by a mess of powerboards.

Jake Zien’s superclever Pivot Power has almost literally saved my electrified life, however, as the TV man says “…but wait there’s more!” Jake has now got a supercute Power Pivot Mini :: Read the full article »»»»


New Zealand, Land of the Bad-taste Baby Name?

Posted: May 6th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: REBLOG, STANDOUT | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on New Zealand, Land of the Bad-taste Baby Name?

New Zealand Badtaste Baby NamesThey’re an odd lot the Kiwis, overtly polite, a little too enthusiastic and well, very brown-slacked. The accent is – to say the least – an unfortunate cross between Australian, South African and Scottish, making almost any conversation less than intelligible. And while the country has a rich – native and white – history, they have very little good taste.

New Zealand government officials have released a list of baby names put forward by parents that have been rejected by the registrar of births, deaths and marriages because they were too out-there or just down-right offensive, including “V8” and “Mafia No Fear”. The list of 77 names reveals one child was set to be called “Anal” before the Department of Internal Affairs vetoed the proposal, while another child narrowly avoided being dubbed “.” or full stop.

Other names on the list included “4Real”, “Lucifer”, and “/”. In some cases, parents appeared to have lost any inspiration for coming up with a moniker for their offspring, wanting to call the latest addition to the family simply “2nd”, “3rd” or “5th”.

The inhabitants of the small southern nation are apparently a proud bunch, the registrar’s rules forbid a name that might imply a child holds an official rank or title, so “King”, “Duke” and “Princess” were among those that had been turned down, we love a good over-reach!

“Justice” was the most popular, having been rejected 62 times, although “Justus” and “Juztice” also failed to gain official approval. Surprisingly there where very few applications for offensive – possibly an oxymoron – hobbit names submitted :: Read the full article »»»»


REBLOG! Stratflex Adds Curves to Flatpack Furniture

Posted: March 18th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: REBLOG | Tags: | Comments Off on REBLOG! Stratflex Adds Curves to Flatpack Furniture

REBLOG! Stratflex Adds Curves to Flatpack FurnitureWhatever you personally think of flat pack furniture, it appeals to many people. Thanks to a combination of availability and affordability, it’s become insanely popular for those who don’t want to spend a fortune on unique pieces for their home.

It’s these unique pieces that Gizmag tend to cover, and the Stratflex Collection from Wintec Innovation offers a form of flat pack furniture that is anything but banal.

Wintec Innovation is a family-run South African company that lists “sustainable, functional, cost-effective and aesthetic” as the four tenets of the products it seeks to create.

The Stratflex Collection appears at first glance to tick all those boxes. There are just two products in the Stratflex range at the time of writing, with Skin being the name of an armchair (with single, 2-seat, and 3-seat options), and Impi being the name of a simple all-purpose chair :: Read the full article at Gizmag »»»»


REBLOG! More Fun From Houzz

Posted: February 11th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: REBLOG, Renovate or Die | Tags: | Comments Off on REBLOG! More Fun From Houzz