How Connie’s Chinese vegetable garden is helping her connect with her culture

A young woman in a sunhat holds a basket fall of greens as she stands next two raised vege beds.

Connie Cao grew up eating tons of delicious Chinese vegetables at home — but never really knowing their English names, let alone realizing she could grow them in her backyard in Naarm, Melbourne. All that changed a decade ago when her parents, both immigrants from Shanghai, planted a vegetable patch and filled it with Asian … Read more

Historic home in Northcote, Melbourne has been renovated to be chic and contemporary

Behind the Edwardian facade of this historic house lies a delightfully modern extension designed by its star architect owner

An Edwardian home in the heart of the suburbs of a major Australian city hides an ultra-chic renovation designed by its star architect owner. While the facade stays true to its early 1900s roots, the modern rear extension blends the old with the new, giving the home a cool, contemporary feel. Located just 20 minutes … Read more