In 1699, Sicilian monk Franciscus Cupani sent seeds of a local wild sweet pea to his friend, English schoolmaster Robert Uvedale.April 18, 2011, 12:25 pm
Lobsters aren't just for eating anymore.April 18, 2011, 7:42 am
They hold powerful positions in the workforce, clocking up on average 50 hours a week, but "progressive" Australian women still take pride in some household chores, a study has found.April 18, 2011, 7:05 am
From furniture and window dressings to bedding and accessories, revamping a room can be as simple as updating your fabric.April 12, 2011, 2:00 pm
Do-it-yourself tips for a more natural garden.April 12, 2011, 10:00 am
A sofa is one of the biggest purchases to be made when furnishing a home, so it's important to get it right.April 12, 2011, 8:30 am
Few materials have the prestige, longevity and luxury of leather.April 12, 2011, 7:33 am
A campaign launched in more than 30 countries this month will attempt to raise about $4 million to protect "a basic human right".April 11, 2011, 1:18 pm
As Australian as the meat pie and sauce (and infinitely healthier), the beetroot is an easy to grow vegetable that tastes great cold in a salad or served warm straight from the oven.March 31, 2011, 11:30 am
British potters have their hands full making hand-gilded official china for Prince William's April 29 wedding to Catherine Middleton.March 25, 2011, 7:29 am
Fed up with the illegal kerbside dumping which blighted an otherwise beautiful neighbourhood in Sydney's Bondi, local residents Ben Peacock and Darryl Nichols got together last year to launch the Garage Sale Trail - an event promoting recycling through the humble garage sale.March 25, 2011, 6:21 am
Earth Hour kicks off this weekend and West Australians are being encouraged to join the rest of the world in switching off the lights for one hour.March 23, 2011, 6:30 am
Get youngsters away from the television and into the great outdoors with these fun and easy garden projects.March 21, 2011, 7:00 am
A little bit contemporary and a little bit coastal, the backyard of Aoife Lannon and Travis Monson's East Fremantle character home is barely recognisable from its original state.March 18, 2011, 7:00 am
Interior designer and shop owner Di Russell was faced with a very personal project when she decided to undertake a 12-week backyard blitz to transform the courtyard of her Subiaco home.March 17, 2011, 7:00 am
When it came to decorating Leonie and Bruce Cherry's 105-year-old Subiaco character home, it started with a green lounge.March 15, 2011, 7:45 am
The significance of ecologically friendly or sustainable design has been lurking at the back of our collective conscious for a while now.March 14, 2011, 8:15 am
The decision to be eco-friendly can seem like a big commitment but we have collected the top tips from some home and garden experts on how to make changes that help protect the environment — without having to learn a whole new way of life at the same time.March 14, 2011, 8:00 am
Belinda Witworth and Mark Eyre loved their early 1900s character home the minute they moved into it in the 90s, but after years dealing with a cramped, impractical rear kitchen and bathroom area they had had enough.March 4, 2011, 2:50 pm
When the owners of this Mt Pleasant home turned their attention to the garden as part of their home renovation late last year, they knew they wanted to make use of every inch of the awkward space.March 4, 2011, 1:30 pm
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