Colour Your World – Abstract Art by Melbourne Artist Emma Thomas

Emma Thomas, an Abstract Artist based in Melbourne, creates fabulous pieces that are quite literally bursting with colour! We spoke with the lovely Emma recently to find out what drives her exciting work.

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Winter Chill by Emma Thomas – Image Source

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Our Top 6 Roald Dahl Books

In celebration of what would have been Roald Dahl’s 100th Birthday yesterday, September 13th, we’ve put together a list of our favourite Roald Dahl books! Roald Dahl inspired and entertained generations of children (and grown ups!) with his whimsy, often twisted and humorous tales. His books have sold more than 250 million copies globally, and for good reason: the man truly was a creative genius!

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Book Review: Unf*ck Your Habitat by: Rachel Hoffman

Rachel Hoffman’s motivation is definitely contagious! Her book, Unf*ck Your Habitat is a comedic look at how we can actually make our lives much better in simple, easy ways!

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Top 10 Creative Bookshelves You Will Want in Your Home!

What better way to showcase not just your favourite books but also your photos, knick-knacks and more than with a creatively constructed bookshelf! In searching for a unique bookshelf for my own home, I stumbled across these amazing ideas on Pinterest and thought I’d share! Which is your favourite?

Top 10 Creative Bookshelves You Will Want in Your Home by Diamond Interiors

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Book Review: The Perfectly Proper Paranormal Museum (Book 1) by: Kirsten Weiss

“A quirky murder mystery with plenty of small town charm.”—ForeWord Reviews

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After reading a review of The Perfectly Proper Paranormal Museum, I was intrigued and had to get my hands on this one! It is always very exciting finding books that involve all the topics you love in just the title – paranormal, museums… and a black cat on the cover!

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Top 5 Cozy Mystery Book Series

Here at Diamond Interiors, we love a good mystery! We’ve compiled a list of our Top 5 Cozy Mystery Series for your Winter reading:

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Book Review: Heroes in the End by Marjorie Thelen

Combining two of my favourite things: mystery and interior design, Marjorie Thelen’s Fiona Marlowe series will have you hooked from the very first page! Read our book review on the first book in the three part saga, here.

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Book Review: The Ghost & The Haunted Mansion (Haunted Bookshop Mystery Book #5) By: Alice Kimberly

The Ghost & The Haunted Mansion

The Haunted Bookshop Mystery Books are perhaps, one of my favourite series. I have thoroughly enjoyed all the books so far and just recently picked this particular one up off my shelf and read it again; let me tell you, it truly was as thrilling the second time around as it was the first!

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Our Favourite Android Design Apps

Smartphones and tablets have completely changed the way we work these days by allowing us to be more connected, more in touch with our colleagues and clients and providing necessary tools right at our fingertips, wherever you may be! Whether being constantly connected to the office in this way helps you “switch off” from work is another debate altogether, however, we hope you enjoy our list of favourite Android Design Apps aimed at making your life a little easier!

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Book Review: Designer Detective, by: Marjorie Thelen

Designer Detective (first book in series) by Marjorie Thelen.
Designer Detective (first book in series) by Marjorie Thelen.

I am a sucker for a good cozy mystery book! Now that it’s winter here in Melbourne, there is nothing better than snuggling up in front of the heater with a hot cup of coffee and a good book while listening to the rain flooding your backyard… ahh good times!

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Salvador Dali’s Alice in Wonderland Illustrations, 1969 + Book Review: ‘The Annotated Alice’ by Martin Gardner

  Salvador Dali, a renowned artist of the surrealist movement, is popular for his imaginative and dream like paintings (and that moustache!). Dali has left us many masterpieces including  ‘The Persistence of Memory’ and ‘Apparition of a Face & Fruit Dish on a Beach’. However, Dali had also created a collection of boldly coloured illustrations for Lewis Caroll’s classic tale ‘Alice in Wonderland’ (1865) to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of this beloved children’s tale.

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Book Review: Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the way we make things, by: William McDonough & Michael Braungart

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A few years ago, I had read this book and found that I just couldn’t put it down. Now, having just finished it again, it’s even better! It is an amazing read, especially for those with a keen interest in the environment and sustainability in design.

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Marina Abramovic: Performance Artist

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The Artist is Present – An exhibition in the Museum of Modern Art. Image Source

I recently stumbled on an article about a Serbian Artist: Marina Abramovic I found strangely interesting… Something about this woman just grabbed my attention so I looked into some of her work and truth be told, I find her to be disturbingly intriguing!

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