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Staying connected (and why I’m grateful for social media)

Staying connected (and why I’m grateful for social media)

Do you like social media? I’m not ashamed to admit that I do. I first joined Facebook around the time my first son was born in the winter of 2007…and for me it was perfect timing as while I was hibernating at home with a small bub,  I felt like I’d lost connection with the…

Best tips for more efficient heating this winter

Best tips for more efficient heating this winter

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 is about the “Best tips for more efficient heating this winter”. You may also be interested in our past few posts: “Best ‘green’ ways to keep YOU warm this…

Best ‘green’ ways to keep YOUR HOUSE warm this winter

Best ‘green’ ways to keep YOUR HOUSE warm this winter

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, this week we chat about the “Best ‘green’ ways to keep YOUR HOME warm this winter”. Last week we posted the “Best ‘green’ ways to keep YOU warm this winter” and next week we’ll finish with…

Best ‘green’ ways to keep YOU warm this winter!

Best ‘green’ ways to keep YOU warm this winter!

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 is about the “Best ‘green’ ways to keep YOU warm this winter“. This is part 1; we’ll also be doing the “Best ‘green’ ways to keep YOUR HOME warm…

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,…

WHO should do sustainable design?

WHO should do sustainable design?

Talina Edwards Architecture is a Ballarat-based studio, specialising in sustainable design, green buildings and healthy homes. We like to help answer your questions, and this post is one in our series of informative articles about environmental design. We’ve already covered WHY do sustainable design, and will be covering what, where, when, and how…This week’s questions is:…

‘Sustainability Day’ at Design Build Expo 2014 Melbourne

‘Sustainability Day’ at Design Build Expo 2014 Melbourne

At Talina Edwards Architecture, we’re committed to keeping up to date with the latest news and developments in sustainable design, green buildings and healthy homes, specifically relevant to our local climate here in Ballarat (where our studio is located and much of our work), but also surrounding areas including Melbourne where many of our past 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…

WHY do sustainable design?

WHY do sustainable design?

Talina Edwards Architecture is a Ballarat-based studio, specialising in sustainable design, green buildings and healthy homes. We like to help answer your questions, and this post is one in our series of informative articles about environmental design. The first (and most important question) is: WHY do sustainable design? (We’ll also be covering what, where, when,…

Starting out on your green home journey? Ballarat’s ‘Smart Living and Building Expo’ (& we) can help!

Starting out on your green home journey? Ballarat’s ‘Smart Living and Building Expo’ (& we) can help!

Are you just starting out on your green home journey? Do you want a sustainably designed home but are not sure where to go, who to ask, or even how to find them in the first place? If so, you are not alone. The building process can be very daunting, especially at the very beginning.…

World’s Biggest Green Drinks Ballarat

World’s Biggest Green Drinks Ballarat

Shortly after I moved to Ballarat, a new monthly event started up called “Ballarat Green Drinks” (BGD), which was about getting local like-minded people together for a drink and a chat, with a guest speaker to discuss something related to climate-change. The first ever event was Clive Blazey, executive chairman and founder of Diggers Club…

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…

A Creative Conversation

A Creative Conversation

Recently I was fortunate enough to attend a workshop generously funded by the City of Ballarat for creative businesses. It was held in the award-winning Annexe at The Ballarat Art Gallery, and was presented by Susan Nethercote of “Creative Conversation” Australia. Susan  happens to be a dear friend of mine (and we’re also second-cousins!) so I’ve…

Our *first* Newsletter!

Our *first* Newsletter!

Guess what?! We just issued our fist-ever newsletter! Can you tell we’re a little bit excited?! You’ll have to pop on over to the link HERE to check it out, and you can sign up there to receive it monthly. Just go to “subscribe” at the top of left hand corner of the page (if…

My big-hearted tribe

My big-hearted tribe

Phew! Can you believe it is ONE MONTH until Christmas? The silly season is well and truly upon us now! It’s the time of year when I start to reflect upon the past 12 months. A LOT has happened here! It’s been a year of new beginnings – starting a new life here in Ballarat after…

Design is not a dirty word!

Design is not a dirty word!

I think that outside of the design-community, sometimes the word “design“ has a bad reputation. Put ‘designer’ (or ‘customised’) in front of anything – clothes, -cars, -homes, etc… and the immediate associations can be expensive, elitist, egotistical, expensive, unrealistic, impractical, ahem….wanky, luxury, and oh, did I mention expensive?! I admit that in some cases, this…

5 Ways To Celebrate World Architecture Day!

5 Ways To Celebrate World Architecture Day!

Ok, so it’s not a public holiday, and you’re not an Architect, but there’s still plenty of ways YOU can celebrate World Architecture Day TODAY! In fact you have all week to celebrate, so here’s five ideas for you, to get you more excited about Architecture! 1. WATCH: An episode of Grand Designs If you’ve…

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.…

The future is ‘green’ for big roofs

The future is ‘green’ for big roofs

I attended the seventh Ballarat Green Drinks last night at Mitchell Harris Wine Bar. Green Drinks events are held all over the world, and are a fantastic community event where like-minded folk can get together, have a drink, hear informative and inspiring speakers from varying disciplines with regards to the environment. It’s become one of…

What is democracy? Visit M.A.D.E. to find out

What is democracy? Visit M.A.D.E. to find out

Over this school holidays, we took a visit to Australia’s newest museum, recently opened here in Ballarat! It used to be known as the Eureka Centre on the site of the historical Eureka Stockade, but the building has now been renovated, with a whole new identity as the Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka (M.A.D.E.) I…