Emerald Art Deco home with sprawling grounds a true treasure

Emerald Art Deco home with sprawling grounds a true treasure

THERE’S plenty of Art Deco character to be found across inner Melbourne’s apartments and period homes, though rarely on a grand scale. So to find that — and out in leafy Emerald — is to discover a gem. With its signature sweeping curves, an impressive 1930s home on the market at 9 Lakeside Drive is poised take buyers back in time. The Art Deco gem is said to be the work of architect Harry Norris.Source:Supplied Known as Moonya, the property is being offered via private sale, with a price guide of $2…

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Fall of Matunga Art Deco home reflects vanishing era of the garden suburbs

Fall of Matunga Art Deco home reflects vanishing era of the garden suburbs

In 1941, S Ramachandranforever altered the life of his son, Kamu, when he shifted his family from the west side of Vincent Road in Matunga, today’s Ambedkar Road, to the east. The family moved from a small home in Hindu Colony, a Maharashtrian neighbourhood, to a large apartment full of light and breeze in a cosmopolitan lane in Five Gardens. Eight-year-old Kamu was fascinated by the house design, and impressed by its architect who, at one point, rejected his father’s request for a window shade, or chhaja. “My father was a tough…

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6 Natural Ways to Purify Air at Home

6 Natural Ways to Purify Air at Home

As Delhi’s air pollution remains at hazardous levels, we’ve listed 6 natural ways to purify at home. Did you know: The air inside your home is actually 2 to 5 times more polluted and toxic than the air you breathe outdoors? It’s appalling, really. We go for regular health check-ups, pop pills on a daily basis, stress over allergies, but neglect the most basic thing there is – the quality of the air we breathe 24/7. Everything from the mattresses we sleep on to our kids’ pajamas can contain harmful chemicals and toxins. Dr….

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TP-Link launches Deco M5 secure home Wi-Fi, features built-in antivirus and malware protection

TP-Link launches Deco M5 secure home Wi-Fi, features built-in antivirus and malware protection

TP-Link has launched its Deco whole home Wi-Fi system, which the company claims, has built-in antivirus and malware protection provided by Trend Micro. The HomeCare feature of the Deco boasts of providing exploit and malware protection along with an SPI firewall, device access control and secure remote control of the network via the TP-Link Deco mobile app. The Deco M5 is powered by a quad-core processor and employs mesh technology. The Deco sports a dual-band AC1300 system, which it claims is capable of throughput speeds of up to 400Mbps on…

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How books, toys and learning activities at home can boost your child’s brain power

How books, toys and learning activities at home can boost your child’s brain power

Learning activities at home in the early years of a kid’s life make an important difference to their achievement in school, a recent study has found. The study by NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development suggested that children, whose parents provide them with learning materials like books and toys and engage them in learning activities and meaningful conversations in infancy and toddlerhood, are likely to develop early cognitive skills that can cascade into later academic success. The study followed a group of children from birth through 5th grade to…

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When it’s raining, ditch the gym: 4 DIY workouts you can do at home, in your bedroom

When it’s raining, ditch the gym: 4 DIY workouts you can do at home, in your bedroom

Imagine a day when it is pouring outside. Even getting to your car, to get to the gym risks getting drenched. And yet, you need your daily dose of sweating it out. We have the answer to your troubles. Here are 4 DIY workouts to do in the comfort of your home, as told by Shwetambari Shetty, a Zumba and fitness expert. 1) Movement: Plank Jack How to do it: Begin in plank position, with your shoulders over your wrists, your body in one straight line, and your feet together. Like the…

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Home remedies to keep pollen and dust allergy at bay

Home remedies to keep pollen and dust allergy at bay

The weather is now pleasant. One is tempted to go out and have fun. But, there is trouble in the wind for those who are sensitive to irritants like dust and pollen. The early unexpected rise in temperature has led to tree pollination – a longer season of sufferings for the allergy prone. For some, it is an annual feature to struggle with this allergy in the ongoing season of dust mites and pollination. If you are a regular patient of seasonal allergies, plan ahead how to deal with it…

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Celebrity sale: Kylie Jenner sells her ‘starter home’ for $4.56 million

Celebrity sale: Kylie Jenner sells her ‘starter home’ for $4.56 million

The youngest member of the Kardashian-Jenner crew is the one with the most houses. Kylie Jenner is putting her $4.56 million ‘starter home’ on the market. Budding real estate mogul Kylie Jenner has reportedly sold her Calabasas, California starter house for $4.56 million. The 19-year-old social media maven purchased the Tuscan-esque style residence in March 2015 for $3.57 million and gave it a high-glam makeover with stark white walls, jet black timber, glitzy light fixtures and several smoked mirror panels. The approximately 474-square-metre residence has six bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms. and is…

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Home trends to try out this monsoon

Home trends to try out this monsoon

Romantic upholstery The best way to do up your pad is by giving your upholstery a makeover. Instead of using plain bright linens, go for something soft and soothing this season. It can simply be a few big flowers in shades of red and green. From bedspreads to curtains, table mats and linens — there is no end to it. Soul wall Many a times most people use one single colour in their house as the focal point. This trend is passe. Instead use a printed wallpaper to liven up…

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Vintage Home Show coming to Bath Pavilion with art deco pieces, 1970s furniture and bold artwork

Vintage Home Show coming to Bath Pavilion with art deco pieces, 1970s furniture and bold artwork

What design classics will you find at the Vintage Home Show? (Photo: Getty) If you love the vintage look then a show coming to Bath Pavilion is for you. The Vintage Home Show has already proved popular in other cities and will have iconic furniture and household design classics for sale. Items include art deco pieces to 1970’s retro chic, plus sleek sideboards, modernist glass vases, 60s ceramic sculptural lamps and bold artwork. The event organiser is Keeley Harris, who has also written a book called Style Me Vintage: Home….

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