ICM Geelong polytec Award Winners

The ICM Geelong polytec Awards is a chance for cabinetmakers to show off their best work.  The standard of entries from Independent Cabinet Makers this year was extremely high, and the judges had a tough time deciding on the winners of the Best Kitchen and Best Small Range Joinery Categories.    Best Kitchen For a […]

How to Stay Calm & Enjoy the Design Process.

Design Process

When planning a home for a redesign or new build, to say there is much to think about is an understatement. Kay Gibbons explains.  Anybody who’s been through the process will attest to feeling overwhelmed at some point. Unless you’ve already got a strong idea to begin with and know exactly what, where, who, and […]

Style That’s Ahead of the Curve.

If you’ve been looking at renovating or building, you will have noticed a new trend in cabinetry. One of the top design styles, the curve, is helping bring elegance into the home, soften edges and act as a point of interest to  traditional and contemporary interiors.   Our top tip – you want your curved cabinetry […]

Black is back for home interiors. Caesarstone leads the way!

Black is back for home interiors and Caesarstone Australia is leading the way with their NEW Dark Collection! A shift towards darker, moodier interiors is reviving interest in black marble and dark industrial materials – especially in contemporary homes, apartments and commercial spaces where the effect becomes even more dramatic. Continuing to lead the way […]

Darren Grayson. Art inspo from the garden.

A man of many talents, Geelong’s Darren Grayson draws inspiration from surrounding landscapes for his latest art designs. Award winning hairstylist, Darren Grayson ventured into the world of home / interior design with his work featured in many national and international magazine spreads, including a global front cover of “Trends” magazine which features a 12-page […]

Your New Miele Oven.

With Generation 7000, Miele has introduced exclusive technology, enhanced connectivity, and clear, intuitive user interfaces. We recently spoke with the team at e&s and checked out the largest Miele display in Geelong. Go beyond the ordinary and push creativity to new limits with these advanced appliances. Let’s explore the different oven innovations offered across the […]

Home-grown talents deliver

Well-known Geelong interior designer Rebecca Jansma is all about sourcing the best craftsmanship to deliver the look her clients want. Rebecca explains how she brought a recent project to life in Geelong’s Home & Lifestyle Magazine. To source the best craftsmanship, Rebecca frequently dips into a pool of local talent, including the Independent Cabinet Makers […]

Feng Shui Tips for the Kitchen

Cal Stewart, The Red Bird, shares her tips on Feng Shui for the Kitchen. They say the kitchen is the heart of the home, and the Chinese do believe the kitchen is one of the most important rooms in their homes. Often shrouded in mystery and superstitions, Feng Shui is an ancient Chinese art of […]

Do I need a Cabinet Maker, Joiner, Furniture Maker or Carpenter?

A question that often comes up is what the difference is between a cabinet maker and carpenter? Then there’s joiners and furniture makers too …. so, who does what? Cabinet makers and all the other trades work with wood and all have undertaken highly skilled training in their respective areas. What does a Cabinet makers do? […]