From the school
International Bits and Pieces
Sheer by Gatto Cucine-Osimo, Ancona-designer team "Dragdesign Studio". Sheer looks like a lightweight carbon-fiber acrylic sphere with a diameter of 148 centimeters, just press a button and the upper hemisphere lifting, positioning itself on the ceiling and becoming a powerful extractor fan.
The kitchen includes ceramic hobs intelligent, chilling bottles, soapstone removable device sinks and volumetric anti-bacterial. Complete the structure of the cabinet to the wall, where, in addition to household appliances are shelves, pull-out baskets, cup holders, bottle holders and capable high-containment front drawers for pots, tools and handouts.
"Small Kitchen" By Kristin Laass And Norman
The prototype incorporates a single square meter, all you need to characterize as kitchen living space. The structure that includes the whole thing is a table and work plan.
Inside, one piece (but consisting of two sliding components), where there are oven and hob, compartments and drawers, a mini fridge, sink and drainer one.
Blum drawer systems, lift systems and hinges bring more fun and ease of use to kitchens. They make everyday kitchen use easier because cabinet doors and pull-outs open with a smooth glide and close with a single soft action. Ergonomic kitchens reduce effort and increase comfort making your kitchen an enjoyable place – somewhere you want to be.Read more: http://www.homeimprovementpages.com.au/connect/blum_australia/#ixzz2WuEyWMOC
From the industry
Home Lending Up But Not By Enough, says HIA.
A stronger set of housing finance indicators for April 2013 were released by the ABS today,(11 June 2013) although the result fell short of general expectations said the Housing Industry Association, the voice of Australia’s home building industry.
“Today’s figures show that new home lending for owner occupiers is tracking higher overall, but at a very moderate rate from a low base,” said HIA Senior Economist, Shane Garrett. “For owner occupiers, the aggregate number of loans for the construction and purchase of new homes was flat during April 2013, itself a disappointing outcome, but the number was 17.9 per cent higher than twelve months earlier.”
The number of seasonally adjusted loans for construction barely moved in April, rising by only 0.2 per cent, while loans for the purchase of new dwellings eased back by 0.4 per cent. The number of loans for established homes net of refinancing rose by 1.0 per cent during April and was 4.9 per cent higher than a year earlier.
In terms of owner occupiers, the value of loans for the construction or purchase of a new home rose by 2.5 per cent during April 2013 and was 20.1 per cent higher than a year earlier. Lending for established dwellings was a little weaker, with the value of loans falling by 1.6 per cent during April. Nonetheless, the value of lending for established dwellings was still 7.1 per cent higher than twelve months previously.
The investor side of housing finance provided a stronger result in April, driven by the existing property market. The aggregate value of loans to investors rose by 1.1 per cent in April. However, in a weak update the value of lending for the construction of new residential property fell by 13.3 per cent and was down by 8.1 per cent over the three months to April this year.
“The increase in investor activity with regard to existing property suggests that a view is taking hold that the market outlook is improving. However, residential investment in construction continues to languish near decade lows, a pointer to the disincentive to new home building attributable to excessive tax and regulatory costs,” warned HIA Senior Economist, Shane Garrett.
In April 2013 the total number of seasonally adjusted owner occupier loans for new home building (combining loans for construction and purchase of new dwellings) increased by 1.9 per cent in New South Wales and was up by 6.4 per cent in Western Australia, 3.7 per cent in Tasmania, and 2.0 per cent in the Australian Capital Territory. The number of loans for new homes fell by 5.7 per cent in Victoria, 1.1 per cent in Queensland, 0.3 per cent in South Australia, and 8.4 per cent in the Northern Territory.