Recycled Timber + Copper = Retro Industrial Loft Style Dining Room

If you’ve seen the latest trends on high street, you’ll know that an old school classic is making a comeback. A revival in Copper themed architecture, accessories and home decor has started a resurgence in this corrosive-resistant metal in interior design trends in 2015. This stunning comeback kid is terrific as an accent piece, whether…

How to create a new room by transforming your deck in 5 easy steps

Running out of rooms to hangout at home? Want to transform that dingy deck into an inviting space to read, drink wine and entertain friends? Well, we’re going to share 5 quick and easy steps that anyone can take to repurpose your deck into a welcoming little nook that you will love to come home…

A house that has insulating grass roof & edible garden walls

A house that produces more energy than it uses? A house that would generate the same environmental benefit as 6095 trees in its life time? Is this a storyline to a futuristic movie starring Will Smith?   Nope.   This is exactly what the folks at ArchiBlox did when they created their Carbon Positive modular homes.  Not only…

How much Retro furniture is too much RETRO?

We often get asked by the fans of our Modern Danish furniture how much Retro can they get away with without overkill? We also get asked by the skeptics, “Really??  Is this style [Author’s Note: Actually they didn’t say style but a 4 letter word starting with “S”] back again???” Setting aside my hurt ego,…

The long story of recycled hoop pine in Ghify’s furniture

There’s a bit of a long story behind some of the stylish recycled hoop pine used by GHIFY in their furniture manufacturing. First a bit of technical stuff. Hoop pine is a conifer but not of the pinus species rather it is an Araucaria, specifically Auracaria Cunninghamii. It is also known as colonial pine, Queensland…

Aviation history within the timbers of this kitchen renovation

GHIFY is glad to help a member of the Australian Air Force build a piece of aviation history into his kitchen renovation. When visitors to our customer’s kitchen sit down for a cup-of-coffee, they will admire the natural tones of the benchtops in his Ipswich home. Flying under the radar, is the origins of this…