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Cityscape Home & Garden
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Cityscape hits up the experts to find out what’s hot and happening in homes this season. INTERIORS With Frobisher Interiors' Georgia Langridge. Right now we are taking our search for inspiration international, and are loving two trends in particular that combine timeless luxury with unexpected contemporary features. The new elegance An Art Deco-derived trend that incorporates lavish fabrics such as soft silks and plush velvets teamed with brass and gold. Subtle tonal variances of greens or blues will allow the metals to be your accents that pop. Further adding to this is the use of statement pieces such as Art Deco-inspired starburst chandeliers to provide a central focal point and create an ambience within the space. This is a formula that heightens the drama in an interior, achieving a fine balance of a relaxed elegance. Bringing the outdoors in Designers are typically inspired by the natural world that surrounds them, and this season...
Cityscape Home & Garden
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Cityscape catches up with CoLab Architecture’s Blair Paterson and Tobin Smith on the latest in passive heating and cooling designs. We Kiwis are naturally outdoorsy people. We love to spend our days sitting in the sun, socialising outdoors and impressing friends with our BBQ skills. Unlike our Aussie neighbours, we seldom reach for the air-con remote to cool our houses, instead opening windows and doors to create a cross breeze. However, our climate – particularly here in the South – doesn’t always cooperate. Warm days are often compromised by gusty winds attacking us from all directions. There are a number of simple fundamental principles that we consider when designing a new house to not only aid in functionality, but also comfort and energy efficiency. Designing for the sun is imperative. Orientating the house and positioning glazing towards the north and west helps capture heat throughout the day that, when paired with...
Cityscape Wellbeing & Fitness
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Sure, you might have started the year with good intentions, but how are those New Year’s resolutions panning out? Cityscape grabs the Year of the Goat by the horns, consults the experts and finds out what’s on the cards for 2015 and how to get back on track with rocking your best year ever. From the hottest exercise and nutrition, why change is good and why you need to de-clutter – this year, it’s all about you. EXPERT ADVICE YOU 2.0 With New Year’s resolutions fraught with failure,Cityscape caught up with lifestyle guru and holistic nutrition specialist Dr Libby for the lowdown on creating a healthier you.A new year often sparks a desire to change aspects of your life you feel may not be serving you. Yet, whatever the radical ideas for the New Year may be, many people embark on unsustainable and far-from-healthy plans. Let’s look at sustainable steps to...
Cityscape Style Obsessions
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This season's essentials. 1 Tom Dixon Beat Floor Lamp (RRP $2,740) from KS Lighting. 2 Bluesound Vault high-res music server (RRP $1,799) from Soundline. 3 Wood Wood Canvas totebag (RRP $115) from Infinite Definite. 4 Charmate Kamado Charcoal Grill (RRP $1,199.99) from BBQs Direct. 5 Chateaux Dining Table (RRP $13,379) from TRENZSEATER.6 Fujifilm X30 (RRP $895) from Photo & Video International. 7 Lyttelton Lights Pine Candle (RRP $25). 8 Oxitaly D714B pumps (RRP $329.90) from Issimo.  9 Amber Sceats Alexia ring (RRP $79) from Robin Pierre....
Cityscape The Scoop
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New from the prolific nutritional biochemist, author, speaker and all-round guru Dr Libby, The Calorie Fallacy is a new book that challenges traditional weight loss convention and dogma, and is set to turn everything you thought you knew about calories and diets on its head. Traditional thinking holds that if we burn more calories than we eat, weight loss will be inevitable. However many of us have found that this common wisdom doesn’t seem to apply when it comes to our own bodies (hmmm). Despite the world’s current obsession with calorie counting, we nevertheless find ourselves watching the waistlines of the Western world continually increasing. Dr Libby’s new title though aims to challenge this status quo and to arm you with the wisdom to stop dieting and depriving yourself and start thriving. Sounds good to us! The Calorie Fallacy will be hitting bookstores on the 11th of August, and will be...
Cityscape Wellbeing & Fitness
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Cityscape winds back the clock and gets pretty from the inside with Dr Libby ahead of her national tour.How did you become a nutritional biochemist? I went to university for 14 years, which I know makes me sound a bit thick, but I loved learning, still do. My first degree was a Bachelor of Health Sciences (nutrition and dietetics) which I graduated with honours. I then went on and did a PhD in biochemistry, during which time I also started my own private practice seeing clients as well as doing some university lecturing.When did you discover that beauty comes from the inside out? I can’t recall a time of ever seeing it as an outside job. My grandmother was woman ahead of her time. She died in her sleep at 96, had no illnesses, was on no medication, and had very few creases on her face. I remember when I was...