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Seven wooden kitchens that offer a different take on timber

Wood has long been used to create kitchens, but architects and designers are finding subtle ways to reimagine the material in the cooking space. Interiors reporter Natasha Levy selects seven standout examples.


Wooden kitchens: The Rye Apartments by Tikari Works

The Rye Apartments, UK, by Tikari Works

Spruce-wood cupboards inset with subtle grooves feature in the kitchens of these apartments in south London’s Peckham neighbourhood.

The cabinets and the surrounding cross-laminated timber walls are meant to lend the homes a cosy, domestic atmosphere. Extra warmth is provided by brass door handles and amber-flecked terrazzo that runs across the floors.

Find out more about The Rye Apartments


Wooden kitchens: Ti Clara by Atelier Espaco P2

Ti Clara, Portugal, by Atelier Espaço P2

Atelier Espaço P2 felt that a natural material palette offered “the most honest and true solution” for the overhaul of Ti Clara, a historic home in the Portuguese municipality of Ansião.

The kitchen has therefore been set within a wood-lined gabled niche. Pale plywood

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iOS 14 Widgets Offer iPhone Users Creative Home Screen Ideas

In iOS 14, Apple introduced ‌the concept of Home Screen‌ widgets, which provide information from apps at a glance. Widgets can be pinned to the Home Screen in various spots and sizes, allowing for many different layouts.

Despite the relative lack of 3rd party widgets at launch, iOS users around the world have been busy customizing their home screens and sharing their work with others.

(Besides using iOS 14 Widgets, Twitter user Ben Zhu also used Shortcuts to change the look of the icons in the screenshot above.)

On Twitter, the hashtag #iOS14HomeScreen started trending this weekend with users showing off their latest creations. MacRumors followers also shared their creations on Twitter and in this forum thread.

Some bigger brands have already released widget support, including IMDB, Google, and Twitch. Spotify is

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Denver’s newly-built townhomes offer turnkey design and trendy finishes

With more and more people choosing to call Denver Metro home, residential development has been a major player in the real estate market here in the Mile High City. In fact, earlier this year, Builder magazine named Denver as one of the top six markets for new residential construction in 2020. Although the demand for homes has remained high, the pandemic has put a damper on the continual growth of the new construction market. However, existing new development projects have still seen success, specifically in the attached-home sector of the market.

Attached single-family homes offer a “best-of-both-worlds” scenario for consumers who are looking for less upkeep than would typically be required for a detached single-family home but more privacy than a condominium can offer. LIV Sotheby’s International Realty brokers, Liz Richards and Deviree Vallejo, of Denver Urban Properties, have seen townhomes and rowhomes retain their strength in the marketplace despite

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Tamarama’s Kalypso apartments offer grand design and spectacular ocean views

An artist’s impression of the view from a penthouse terrace at Kalypso, Tamarama.


A block of bespoke luxury residences set to hit the market in Tamarama is tipped to be popular as buyers love affair with a beachside lifestyle gathers pace during COVID-19.

Kalypso will be a block of just nine — comprising one bedders, two-bedders, sub-penthouses and a penthouse — in a development by Dare Property’s Danny Avidan at 63 Fletcher Street.

Large windows and balconies will soak in the spectacular views of the stunning coastline, from Bondi in the northeast to Tamarama and Bronte in the south.

Selling agent Ben Stewart of CBRE says: “It’s going to be pretty popular … we’ve got very strong interest already.

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An artist’s impression of Kalypso, which is to be built at 63 Fletcher Street,

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Virtual event to offer inspiration to build the next low-cost green homes

Simple and affordable ideas can be most effective when designing a house that allows owners to lower energy costs, live comfortably and help the environment.

Geelong homebuyers can learn how the owners of some of Australia’s best environmental homes have achieved their sustainability goals.

Belmont resident Fleur Pitman is joining more than 150 people offer virtual tours of their homes for Sustainable House Day on September 20.

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Ms Pitman said the most important design element was orientating the house to face north and reducing a house’s footprint by creating more multi-function spaces like study-bedrooms and design entertainment units to eliminate separate media rooms.

“People don’t need to spend more money, they need to choose how to spend their money and what is that contributing to,” she said.

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