Original Melbourne Home Addition Exudes Positive Vibes, Balance

Kiah House, by Austin Maynard Architects, is an architecture extension to a weatherboard cottage in North Fitzroy, Melbourne. The project brief hinted towards creating an extension with plenty of positive vibes: a sanctuary for the couple living here, but also a place to entertain friends and family.

“The extension comprises of two separate pieces of architecture,” the architects explain. “The master bedroom haven—which sits beside the original house extending to the northern boundary—and the separate office poised above. The original Victorian-era house, built in 1927, has been respectfully restored and updated with a new kitchen and bathroom.”

The architects took inspiration from Japanese gardens and Buddhist retreats of Kyoto to create the homeowner’s desire for peace and balance. “At Kiah House, we were charged with the task of creating spaces, both private and shared, that spill out into the garden, and are yet adaptable enough to create solitude and privacy when needed.”

The master bedroom haven includes a dedicated Buddhist prayer space. It opens up to the garden and ponds via sliding, double-glazed glass panels, blurring the lines between indoors and out. The towering, lemon-scented gum tree is enclosed by a small deck area: a place for the owners to sit and meditate.”

Elevated above the original house and accessed via spiral staircase, the owner’s home office enjoys vantage views of the surroundings. The wall mural underneath the office window, envisioned by artist Seb Humphreys, depicts a gentle swirling of color, adding an original touch. Enjoy our pictorial tour, and leave a comment and let us know what you think!

 

Information provided by Austin Maynard Architects; photography courtesy of Tess Kelly.

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Shish kebab from pork

 

Cooking Meat
Of course, a lot of people think that this shish kebab is prepared exclusively from mutton, and they will not be persuaded. And all why Because these people are “persons of Caucasian nationality”.

Shish kebab from pork

The faces of all other nationalities can (not in theory, but in practice) prove that this wonderful dish remains remarkable, being prepared from beef, chicken and especially pork! It is the shish kebab of pork according to the national rating of tastes that stands on the very top by tenderness, juiciness and aroma. So marinate meat, and on nature – to enjoy the spring, fresh air and amazingly delicious shish kebab! Read more »

5 drinks that preserve youth – 1

Preserving an eternal or at least long youth – this question has worried humanity since time immemorial. In ancient fairy tales of different peoples they tell about wonderful juvenile drinks, which surprisingly help to restore youth and health.

But let’s return from the fairy-tale world to the real world, to find there are quite real substances that give health and longevity. In this issue we have collected a dozen drinks that differ not only in their excellent taste, but also, according to scientific research, they help in the fight against aging.

Water – the whole head

Water – the whole head

To the skin was smooth and fresh, it needs constant moisturizing, in which, of course, water will help us. You can choose the optimal amount of water taking into account your weight, physical activity and time of year. But in any case, it is worth every day to drink at least 8 glasses of water. A sufficient amount of liquid provides the necessary degree of skin hydration, which at the same time becomes very elastic, soft and smooth. Water is also necessary for us to maintain the electrolyte balance of the body, and consequently, for the proper functioning of the brain.

Coffee is a drink that millions of people drink on a daily basis

Coffee is a drink that millions of people drink on a daily basis

And who knows that coffee has anti-cancer properties? According to scientific studies published in the European Journal of Cancer Prezentation, just one cup of coffee a day reduces the risk of cancer by 10 percent. According to scientists, this is due to the anticarcinogenic properties of caffeine. Coffee without caffeine does not have such properties, unfortunately.

The use of alcohol in small doses for the human body is enormous

The use of alcohol in small doses for the human body is enormous

Scientists can not yet explain the beneficial effects of alcohol on the human mind, but one thing they are certain of is that it prevents brain changes that lead to dementia and memory disorders – in particular, Alzheimer’s. According to scientists, one glass of wine for women and two glasses of wine for men are very useful for our health. However, the doses of alcohol more than the recommended ones have the directly opposite effect – they damage the cells of the brain.

Green tea will not let you grow old

Green tea will not let you grow old

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These incomparable roses!

These incomparable roses!

 

 

 

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Stewed beef with beer and potatoes

 

Stewed beef with beer and potatoes is an amazing dish of American cuisine. Pieces of meat, impregnated with beer, just melt in the mouth. This dish will become a full and hearty meal or dinner. It is not difficult to prepare, though for a long time. The beef turns out very juicy and tasty.

Beef washed under running cold water and cut into large cubes.

Stewed beef with beer and potatoes

Heat the frying pan, add vegetable and butter and fry the beef from all sides in a frying pan or in a pan with a thick bottom. If the frying pan is small – pieces of beef are best fried in 2-3 stages. We put the beef in a separate container.

Onions cut into cubes.

We chop the garlic with a knife. Read more »

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