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lessons from “the dead” … part 1

Floating around our studio the last few weeks has been a new book “Everything I know about business I learned from the Grateful Dead”. This book by Barry Barnes relates the “long, strange trip” of The Grateful Dead to broader business changes and discusses how the band were innovators in business. We are relieved to note we have also followed in many of their footsteps by design, desire, or intuition, and in true Grateful Dead spirit are pleased to share the first few ... Read more

semi precious solid surfaces

An exciting product that we were shown recently features semi-precious stones incorporated into a translucent solid surface. This new generation of solid surface from ceasarstone incorporates different colours of agates, quartzes, amethyst, even petrified wood. Able to be backlit or used in a standard application these new ranges are versatile and stunning. Caesarstone Read more

3d board – textured internal feature lining

Another amazing internal feature lining we have seen recently is a panel system from 3d board. Constructed primarily from plant fibre utilising environmentally friendly technology for a cleaner, greener, product, 3D BOARD is a new, high quality, artistic, durable and environmentally friendly product. Feature walls no longer need to be restricted to a mere splash of colour. 3D BOARD provides a cost effective way to create just the right atmosphere in any room of your home or business. 3d board Read more

prefinished internal feature lining

One of the recent products that has been shown to us is a range of textured feature linings. Adhesive backed these are flexible and suitable for a wide range of applications from product design, furniture and joinery to walls and doors, in residential, commercial, retail, healthcare and hospitality. The product features an incredible variety of stunning finishes - from leather to metallics, tiles to embossed floral designs. SIBU Design Read more

queensland home lending outperforms rest

Latest housing finance figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics show loans to owner occupiers in Queensland were down 1.1% in the month of February but up 8.3% over the full February ‘quarter' (seasonally adjusted) - the strongest quarterly result of any State. Lending for the construction or purchase of new homes performed strongly in February in Queensland - up 22.3%. Over the February quarter, lending for the construction or purchase of a new home fell 5.9%. It must be noted that ... Read more