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Finding Equilibrium

Finding Equilibrium

  When the Parlour team asked me to be a part of this inspiring series of ‘Letters to my younger self’, they posed a few questions I could reflect upon. The BIG question that is always asked is about work-life balance, and the answers are as elusive as the quest for the holy grail… So, this…

“Taking Stock” (time for some reflection)

“Taking Stock” (time for some reflection)

  Hi there! It is time for a quick interlude between my new blog series of #ElementalDesign Advice posts. So if you’re interested in learning a bit more about me (and my quirks!), please read on. Otherwise we will return to normal broadcasting again soon!

reduce reuse recycle [and rethink]: buildings

reduce reuse recycle [and rethink]: buildings

reduce reuse recycle [and rethink]: buildings When it comes to caring for the environment, we’re all pretty used to the concept of “The Three R’s”, in terms of sorting our household waste, upcycling furniture, or embracing vintage fashion… but what about when it comes to buildings? As an architect with a passion for sustainable design,…

What can camping teach us about more sustainable living?

What can camping teach us about more sustainable living?

“Take only photos, leave only footprints” We recently spent some time camping down on the Great Ocean Road, at the picturesque National Parks camping site at Johanna Beach in the Otways. There was lots to love about the experience – including sharing my three-year-old son’s joy of his first-time camping! I also noticed that there are a…

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! May all your wishes come true! It’s going to be a great one – can’t you just feel it?! Hope you’ve been enjoying a relaxing summer break – we have been! We’ll back into the swing of the things again real soon…but for now it’s back to putting up my feet for a little…

It’s all about me…and sharing the love! (Liebster Award)

It’s all about me…and sharing the love! (Liebster Award)

So, my blog has been nominated for a Liebster Award! Thanks so much Louise! Which means you get to know a bit more about me on the blog today! (Feel free to change channels now…or if you’ve ever wondered where my name came from, read on and you’ll get to find out the answer)! Some people may think of…

Charity begins at home: an alternative giving guide to help ‘save the world’

Charity begins at home: an alternative giving guide to help ‘save the world’

[UPDATED 01.12.14] Well as the year draws to an end and with the smell of Christmas is in the air already, it engages our spirit of generous giving to loved-ones… But I do hate the over-spending and over-consumption of so much non-ethical and non-sustainable “stuff”!  But this post is not a gift guide (you can find one of…

Goodbye Poppy Jack – you were an inspiration x

Goodbye Poppy Jack – you were an inspiration x

Well, it’s been an emotional time here for me as I very recently said my goodbyes to my dear departed grandfather. He was 94 years old and his brain was still as sharp as a tack…but unfortunately his body decided enough was enough. My pop, Jack, was a man of few words and real gentle-man…

Talina Edwards Architecture: elemental design philosophy

Talina Edwards Architecture: elemental design philosophy

Talina Edwards Architecture is a Ballarat-based studio, with a passion for sustainable design, green buildings and healthy homes. We like to help answer your questions, and this post hopes to answer some questions we are often asked: “So what sort of architecture do you do?” and”What sort of ‘sustainable’ design do you do?”  For out latest blog post,…

Do what you love, make money, and save the world. #BHB2014

Do what you love, make money, and save the world. #BHB2014

Wow! What a weekend I’ve just had. I’ve just attended Clare Bowditch‘s AWESOME Big Hearted Business (un-)conference for the second year…and to think that both times I almost didn’t go! Last year I wasn’t sure that I (or my new business) was “creative” enough, until I kept getting signs front the universe that indeed I was and…

Happy 1st Birthday to our blog!

Happy 1st Birthday to our blog!

Talina Edwards Architecture is a Ballarat-based studio, specialising in sustainable design, green buildings and healthy homes.  Hey, Guess What?! It’s our birthday! Yes, its been one year whole since this blog began! So to celebrate, I thought I’d share a few stats, and a recap of the posts…you never know, you might’ve missed out on something…

Top 5 New Year’s Resolutions

Top 5 New Year’s Resolutions

Ok, so I know it’s now February…but if I didn’t get a chance to say Happy New Year to you, I’m saying it now! And for those of us with school-aged kids, you may agree that now that the school holidays are over, it feels like the new work year has really commenced after the…

Spring has sprung!

Spring has sprung!

Don’t you just love blossom and the fragrant scent of flowers in the air? I sure do! Spring seems to lift our moods, with sunshine and blue skies, and the optimism of brighter days ahead! New life, new energy, new beginnings… And Spring seems all the more glorious after a pretty cold and wet Ballarat Winter.…