Vipp Shelters

I have been drooling over this company, Vipp for some time now. When I did some research and found out the brand started in 1939 in Denmark when Holger Nielsen made a bin with his metal lathe for his new wife for her hairdressing salon, I knew it was worth finding out more. Fast forward to today and the company is into its third generation and manufacturing a lot more than pedal bins. Bathrooms, kitchens and my favourite, prefabricated ‘shelters’ that are an instant 55m2 all-inclusive nature retreat.


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Why I have launched a new business called Man Mail

Designer Man Cave is more than 2 years old now and from the get-go, it has always been lifestyle based which has opened me up to whole world beyond furniture. Yes, the main offering is all things interiors and design for men, but I am passionate about what I do and the help, education (and hopefully inspiration!) I offer to men. The interior world has always been very geared towards women and as I found a niche and Designer Man Cave has evolved, it’s been great to deliver my perspective and masculine finds, because I know there are PLENTY of men out there who appreciate good style and design, especially when it comes to their home.

Man Mail-website


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5 hot new items for your kitchen

I will openly admit that I have an addiction to homewares. I love them. I keep the obsession under control most of  the time – and this ‘virtual sourcing’ for Designer Man Cave has been a great little outlet. I get the fun of finding the latest and greatest objects, without it impacting my already overloaded cupboards! I also love to share great things with others – I hunt and gather and then present the top finds to you, to save you doing the hunting yourself.

I often find that men’s kitchens can sometimes be a little light on the decorative/style front. Yes, its a practical space, but that shouldn’t hold you back from injecting a little bit of cool. Here are some of my favourite kitchen additions on the market at the moment….

Kitchen style

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Tait’s winter styling tips for creating a cosy outdoor space

Making use of outdoor spaces in the cooler months doesn’t need to be a challenge with these simple tips from insanely clever and inspiring owners of Tait, Susan and Gordon. Known for its playful personality and commitment to local design, Tait is one of Australia’s most respected furniture designers and manufacturers. Specialising in outdoor furniture, Tait’s amazing designs are also at home indoors. With stores in Melbourne, Sydney and online, Tait enjoys successful collaborations with some of Australia’s finest designers and the stunning results speak for themselves.

Thor Firepit. Designed by Gordon Tait

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