BREAKING NEWS- SnOOping for Creative Homes

Photo by Lala Ladcani
Hey SnOOper's I need your help. I am about to begin working on my very first book. It's a dream come true and I'm very excited about it because I have been developing it the last couple of years on SnOOp where I have rediscovered how important our home is to each of us. I now need your special SnOOping skills in letting me know if you or someone you know has a home that makes you feel good. 

Ideally, I'm looking for interesting creative people in any industry from architecture to well anything who may have a high spec house which has tackled urban living to a home which has thrown away the design rules.

I'm looking for houses and apartments from all over the globe so if you think you know the perfect place then please email me with pictures, short description and location of home.

Shipping Containers Transformed into Modern Homes

Could shipping containers be the future of the suburban dream? From $1500 per container suddenly building a house can be affordable. Containers have been a fantastic solution for rescue relief to victims who have suffered natural disasters or have remote land with hard to get too access. However, across the globe people are adapting affordable and sustainable containers and transforming them into award winning homes. 

Two of my largest concerns about the the reality of people having their dream home is affordability and space. I really do believe this humble box can be a small solution to a very real problem. What I love about containers is you can gradually extend and moving house has suddenly become a whole lot easier. 

Using shipping containers as a long term liveable solution is a brilliant idea but gaining the requisite building approvals under the Australian Building Regulations seems to present a challenge. However the rest of the globe is embracing this form of housing.  It's not impossible to have a container home in Australia and here is fantastic example of Australia's largest building made from shipping containers at Canberra's Australia National University

Design Masterclass With Amanda Talbot

I'm really excited to have the opportunity to hold two design masterclasses in Sydney during August at Coco Republic Design School. I'm always asked how I come to my design decisions and how I choose houses to feature in international magazines. Well folks I'm going to share all. This masterclass is aimed to help you identify your own style and tastes. You need to book now because there is limited space. Click here for dates and times

SnOOp - Australia Update

On SnOOp I don't usually share stuff about me... But at the moment there is a lot to share. Tomorrow we will be back to normal but for now... My little update about my adventures in Australia.
Well I got married to my wonderful Ollie who flew out with me to Australia. He is back in the UK for work and I'm missing him terribly. I convinced him to wear this bow tie which he looked very cute in. I have been checking out the fashion scene here and trying to get as much beach action as possible. Both are Ah-mazing!
I have been really busy filming Top Design judging some seriously talented young Australian designers. The challenges have been awesome. We have put them under tremendous stress to design interiors for shipping containers, bachelour pads, hotel suites and the list goes on. My fellow judges Jamie Druie and Nick Tobias were so much fun to work with. We didn't always agree but generally I was the one who was always right. If you're in Australia watch us on Channel 9, Wednesday's, 8pm. FYI... check out my awesome shoe collection throughout the show. Not always practical but wow they looked fab!

Other things going on...

On the 29th July at 8am I will be giving a a short 5 minute talk about 'Is Old New Again" at FastBREAK along with Darryl Nichols, Diego Bonetto Emma Elizabeth, Mathieu Gallios

I'm giving a talk 'Preserving the past to Make Our Future Happen' during Sydney Design Festival at The Powerhouse Museum on 10th August at 6.30pm

Fancy doing a 3 hour masterclass with me on Wednesday 24th August from 6pm & 26th August from 10am at Sydney's Coco Republic Design School.

BOOK NOW for the above talks... limited spaces.

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Top Design Australia - BREAKING NEWS

Meet the contestants of Top Design: Lisa, Dan, Jo, Leigh, Kai, Steve, Dee, Craig, Mary and Robert
FINALLY, FINALLY I can share with you my big news why I'm in Australia. I can officially announce I'm a judge on Top Design Australia along with Jamie Druie and Nick Tobias airing on Channel 9 at 8pm next Wednesday... You can read more about it here. 

 I can promise you the designs are going to blow your minds!

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