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5 Indulge

18 Archiving

The latest news, products and promotions from Howards Storage World.

Clear out your study for an organised new year.

6 Inspiration

20 Get the Look

We just love these summer cooling ideas and know you will too!

Be inspired by the glamour of the Kirketon Hotel.

7 Self Contained

22 Quick Tips

Could your next new home be an old shipping container? It’s certainly possible...

24 ways to make your kitchen an organised haven you’ll love to use.

8 Gifts Galore

26 One Hour Makeover

With Christmas upon us, what are you getting for your special someone?

Always willing to put our money where our mouth is, we put our quick tips to the test.

12 Kitchen Confidential

28 New Year Cleanse

A top chef tells us the food prep secrets that will change the way you organise your kitchen!

10 simple tasks you can resolve to tackle over the course of 2011 for a happy new year.

16 Food and Travel

30 Tidy Locker Tips

Nowhere says Christmas like the snow and festive foodie treats of beautiful Vienna.

It’s time to go back to school, so here’s all you need to ensure your child has a tidy locker.

inplace is published by Citrus Media Pty Ltd on behalf of Howards Storage World. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form or by any means, including photocopying, recording or otherwise, without prior written permission in writing from the publisher. © Howards Storage World 2010.

From the Editor


love summer, and who wouldn’t? It’s bright, warm and, of course, there’s the bonus of Christmas! In this edition of inplace we bring you the best in current design news along with some great organising solutions from Howards Storage World. We feature the fabulous, world-wide trend in shipping container architecture, take a guided tour of Vienna’s coolest new restaurants and pop in on The Kirketon – a great little boutique hotel in Sydney. I think you’ll find it an entertaining read. We believe that life is easier when you are organised, but we understand that not everyone is born to file. After all, we’ve all lost hours searching for missing ingredients somewhere in the kitchen. We have put together a range of amazing ideas and tips especially for you and tailor-made for smoothing out the most hectic of seasons, with both summer and Christmas upon us. In addition, we have some simple solutions to get you really motivated and organised for a clutter-free festive season as well as a fresh start to 2011. Have a great holiday season, and here’s to a tidy, well-organised new-year!

 Gillian Serisier Editor

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Did you know? â– Picnic in style this summer with Howards Storage World.


You can be the toast of picnics with this Snapware Cupcake Carrier WHO704 ($59.95). It’s just a shame the 24 cupcakes aren’t included! You can buy it in store now, but we have ďŹ ve of these brilliant carriers to give away. Simply turn to page 9 for your chance to win!

Did you know that all Howards Storage World thermal asks are 100% Stainless Steel? This means they are totally food safe. They are also available in a great range of fashion looks. Great news for health-conscious mums!

VIP membership Become a Howards VIP when you join our Inspirations Program. BeneďŹ ts include a $10 voucher when you enrol, which is valid for use in participating stores Australia-wide. Being a VIP means great deals, fantastic storage solutions and amazing tips. Becoming a member is easy, just go in store today. For more, visit


  Howards Storage World is thrilled to announce the opening of its ďŹ rst store in Bangalore, India. If you happen to be visiting India – it’s lovely at this time of year – pop in and say g’day!

Bear Cottage is a medically supported home away from home providing support and respite for children with terminal illnesses and their families. This Christmas, Howards Storage World will be selling bon bons to raise money for Bear Cottage. Bon bons will be available at participating stores at $4.95 each and will contain a hat, joke and the chance to receive either: one of 20 x $100 Howards gift vouchers or a one in 10 chance of receiving a $10 Howards gift voucher. $3 from every bon bon sale will go to Bear Cottage. See for permit numbers, terms and conditions.

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summer inspiration

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in a Mix ginger beer and cordial together . large jug. Add the raspberries and mint ice. Serve over nadee for ginger onad For kids: Substitute lemo y er erry raspb of dash beer and a or green cordial instead of the lime. Or toss in some jellyy snakes instead of mint!

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here’s one thing that everyone loves and that’s summer, but keeping things cool as the temperature soars can be a challenge. To beat the heat Howards Storage World has come up with a range of fun and stylish solutions to help you keep your cool. Bright, cheerful and a great way to keep kids cool this summer, Twistix Frozen Pop Makers can be ďŹ lled with juice, yoghurt or cordial then frozen for a fast treat. For amazing deserts, the Cuisipro Ice Cream Scoop and Stack is the must have gadget of the season. Nobody likes a warm drink on a hot day so solve the problem with Aladdin ‘Venus’ and ‘Aveo’ Flasks, which oer double-wall stainless steel insulation. Lastly, ďŹ ll a Tubtrug with ice and it’ll be the start of a party, while Coastal Dot Coolers (below, from $16.95) provide ultimate insulation to keep food cool on the go.

â– No Spill Jugs are great on uneven surfaces. 1.8L $19.95, 2.2L $24.95 â–  Tubtrugs are a hit at barbeques (from $13.95).

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different by design

■ The children’s activity centre in Skinners Park, Melbourne.

Self Contained Few would ever see the humble shipping container as a potential home. But creative thinking has led to a sea change in that view...


Images : Peter Aaron/Esto, Tempo Housing, Container City.

unky, sustainable and cheap” says Kevin McCloud of Grand Designs about the latest trend to sweep architectural circles. Container architecture is exactly as it sounds, with houses, apartments, exhibition-spaces and restaurants being put up in a flash, thanks to reinvented shipping containers. Life inside a steel box might, at first glance, sound a bit rough – but with the loving touch of some of the world’s best architects, these rusting metal marvels are being pulled from the scrap heap, patched up and turned into the ultimate in affordable, sustainable living. Designed to withstand a rolling deck, massive waves and the occasional tumble overboard, shipping containers are just about the perfect frame to build on. They’re even strong enough to be child-proof, as evidenced by the Children’s Activity Centre in Skinners Playground, South Melbourne, pictured above. It’s a building concept that’s being embraced by the world. The UK boasts a student housing

project called Container City, while New York has a pop-up Puma shop that travels as a container. A favourite has got to be the Hamburg Cruise Container Centre by RHW Architekten, essentially a shipping terminal made of shipping containers in the same traditional yellow and blue as the containers being delivered – pity the poor captain who unloads at the wrong spot… For the record, Australia’s largest building made from shipping containers can be found at Canberra’s Australian National University. Designed by Australian company Quicksmart Homes, the project was completed six months after the materials were ordered. Following a modular design, the building is made from prefabricated shipping containers built in China and shipped to Australia, before being transported by road to the site in Canberra. Quicksmart describe their system as a “fusion of prefabricated construction, intermodal transportation and modern architecture.” We call it the ultimate storage solution! ■ inplace

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christmas gift ideas A funky twist on a traditional idea

This wonderful little stocking-stuffer is totally charming. Fat and round in mauve or green, it’s enough to make saving money fun again! Ŷ Small Fat Pig Money Box ANN from $9.95

The real puzzle will be stopping yourself having too many slices!

For party food with a twist, these puzzleshaped sandwich cutters are too cool by half! Ŷ Lunch Punch WES $12.95

)LOO\RXUGD\ ZLWKVPLOHV Christmas fills our hearts with joy, our home with loved ones and our days with smiles. Thrill your family and friends with these beautiful gifts… You’d be quackers not to be pleased with this gift!

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This trendy jewellery tree could be the perfect accessory for someone’s trendy bedroom... Ŷ Resin Jewellery Tree SIC642 $22.95

Like a Christmas tree, but smaller – and more useful!

Nobody gets excited about cleaning their teeth – unless they have a robot holding their toothbrush! Ŷ Animo Junior Toothbrush Holder FEX $8.95

christmas gift ideas Bright, funky and totally sustainable, shopping trollies have gone cool!


â– Striped Vinyl Shopping Trolley FBZ017 $79.95 â–  Stripped Vinyl Shopping Bag FBZ016 $19.95

Bear Cottage bon bons! Help sick kids this Christmas by purchasing a bon bon from Howards. Absolutely, 100% guaranteed to raise a smile these Ninjabread Men cookie cutters are the perfect stocking ďŹ ller. â– Ninjabread Men cookie cutters IDS $14.95


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These espresso glasses add a dash of style to any setting. Team them up with a new coee canister for a totally ‘spoil you’ gift for that special someone. â– Small Comfort – Double Wall Espresso Glasses MMD $24.95


Super cool, both literally and ďŹ guratively, these water bottles will keep drinks chilled for hours. â– Aladdin Green & Clever Tumbler CAM30638 $15.95 â–  Aladdin Green & Clever Bottle CAM30633 $15.95

For party ďŹ ends the perfect Christmas gift has to be wine tags. They’ll never lose track of their glass again! â– Drink Baubles and Coaster Set 6pc TON $19.95


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Be the envy of your friends at every picnic with this brilliant Cupcake Holder, worth $59.95. Able to hold up to 24 delicious treats there should be plenty of cakes for everyone – and we have five to give away! To win, email your name, address and phone number to au with the answer to this question, in 25 words or less: Howards Storage World is perfect for summer because‌

Entries must be received by February 1, 2011. The judges’ decision is final. Winners will be notified by post. This is a game of skill, luck plays no part in the outcome.

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christmas gift ideas Add a little style to Dad’s Christmas with this wine rack, perfect for six or nine bottles. ■6 Bottle Curved Bamboo Wine Rack EIC1735 $39.95 ■ 9 Bottle Curved Bamboo Wine Rack EIC1736 $49.95

Keep your Daughter’s jewellery safe with a sophisticated organiser. ■Allure Jewellery Chest with Necklace Keeper PTM1645 $169 ■ Allure Earring Organiser PTM1290 $24.95

Treats for your home! Some gifts are fun for a while, but these useful presents will give joy all year. Give them to someone you live with to quietly reap the beneďŹ ts!


This is the perfect gift for a family of four and the wide handle makes it ideal for sharing the load! Perfect timing for a summer of outdoors fun.

Nothing says sophistication like cracking open a box of teas or oering guests a selection of salad dressings presented in a bamboo caddy!

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â– Leifheit Perfect Roll TRA23044 $21.95


■Wicker Picnic Basket – 4 person BSKY550 $169

â– Bamboo Organiser Caddy EIC060 $32.95 â–  Small Tea Box PHA4014 $29.95

Make a friend a master chef with this sushi maker, for a restaurant-quality roll every time!


christmas gift ideas

Keep fresh herbs close at hand with a herb mister, for finely spraying their flavour onto salads. Delicious! Ŷ Oil Mister BRB76015 $29.95

Neatly scoop tea leaves and say goodbye to bags forever! A great gift for eco-friendly tea lovers. Ŷ Dreamfarm Teafu DRF8210 $16.95

What woman wouldn’t like perfect make-up every time with an illuminated mirror?

Who says only celebrities should have a showbiz mirror?

The time to enjo y long soak in th a bath, the greate e st gift of all!

Why not indulge a loved one’s inner spa fetish with this brilliant piece of bath-ware. Perfect for those luxuriating soaks, th users can read a book and us sip wine as the day’s cares are bathed away. ar Ŷ Aquala Bath Bridge ANA90390 $115.00 AN

Ŷ Rectangular Illuminated Mirror EIC008 $49.95

Never spill a drop again with this ‘magic’ drinks tray

Stainless steel always looks good in the kitchen and this premium chopping board makes a great gift for anyone with an eye for elegant design.

It’s bright, it’s fun and as tthe glasses are on hinges yyou can tip it sideways w without spilling a drop! Make entertaining eeasy and fun with this eextraordinary drinks tray.

Ŷ Joseph Joseph Index Chopping Board IDS20190 $149

Ŷ Teeter Tray TTON01 $24.95

You’ll go nuts for our fantastically practical shell holder

This is one of those ideas where it seems amazing nobody thought of it before – nuts in the top, space for the shells underneath. Perfect! Ŷ Joseph Joseph Snack Store IDS2003 $49.95

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kitchen conďŹ dential


Kitchen confidential Photography: Penelope Beveridge 12 inplace magazine

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â– Fresh herbs can lift almost any meal.

Matthew Eastwell, Executive Chef at Accor Hotels, reveals the restaurant secrets you can use to whip your home kitchen into shape at Christmas.


e may never see Gordon Ramsay sorting his pantry or Jamie Oliver cleaning out his fridge, but kitchen organisation is as fundamental to the success of a restaurant as a aming ambĂŠ or the perfect souÊ. Just ask Matthew Eastwell. As Executive Chef at Accor Hotels, he runs not one, but two busy hotel kitchens in Sydney’s Darling Harbour tourism district. His team of six chefs are split between restaurants at the Ibis and Novotel hotels, serving more than 100 people nightly; and then there’s the room service orders at the 520 room Novotel to contend with. “The two restaurants have dierent menus and dierent styles so it can get quite manic,â€? says Eastwell. “It doesn’t matter if our guests are from overseas, interstate or just down from the Blue Mountains for the weekend – they all expect a very high standard, so we have to be on our game at all times.â€? For Eastwell, that means running a tight ship. He believes that a good kitchen is an organised kitchen and says that applying some key rules common to successful restaurants to your home kitchen can improve the cooking experience for all – especially at Christmas. “I love cooking at home. I have a wife and daughter who are my biggest fans; or at least I hope they are,â€? he laughs. “It might sound a little strange but, for me, cooking at home is a great way to unwind at the end of a busy day. As long as you’re organised, the cooking process can be really quite peaceful.â€?


A poor tradesman may indeed blame his tools, but for a chef the job begins with the tools of the

trade. Eastwell divides each of his professional kitchens into three sections where each chef has a list of dishes to prepare. Before so much as a potato is peeled, at the beginning of every shift they must identify the utensils they need and organise them in order of importance. “Space is at a minimum in a busy kitchen environment, so it’s all about organisation,� he says. “Each chef collects the utensils they’ll need before food preparation begins and organises them in trays on the bench top so they’re not searching through drawers every time they need something. Obviously, the most heavily used utensils are kept closest to hand. A home cook should do exactly the same thing.� A solution as simple as equipping your kitchen drawers with good organisers can save you plenty of time at the stove.


The best chefs, says Eastwell, know their menus inside and out. He explains many chefs write detailed ingredient lists of their dishes to ensure everything is prepared before service. To be eective in your own kitchen, get all your chopping done before you start the stove. It’s also a good idea to divide ingredients into the proper portion sizes before you begin and store them in air-tight containers ready for use. This can be particularly helpful when preparing for a dinner party. “Preparation is everything,â€? says Eastwell. “Cooking is all about getting the process right. If you don’t have all your ingredients prepared and ready to go before you start, that’s when you’ll have things burning and boiling over because you’re trying to chop an onion or some garlic that you forgot to prepare before you started.â€?

6 tips for a

    So your kitchen is a shrine to organisation – now it’s time to put it to the ultimate test and cook Christmas lunch. Here are some tips to help you survive:


Spend Christmas Eve in the kitchen. Take the stress out of Christmas lunch and get as much preparation as possible done the day before.


Don’t be scared to delegate the cooking duties. Pro chefs call on a team of workers to get the job done – and if it all goes pear-shaped, you can share the blame.


Ask your mum. They’ve been cooking Christmas lunch since you were in nappies and will be bursting with helpful hints.


Save time and cook your turkey without the stuďŹƒng. The turkey will roast much quicker without it and stuďŹƒng freezes well so you can prepare it in advance – just don’t forget to thaw it out.


Better still, ask your butcher to spatchcock your turkey and throw it on the barbeque with some lemon, garlic and thyme for an Aussie touch.


If all else fails, forget the turkey and put some prawns on ice. Buy them fresh from your ďŹ sh monger for a true blue Christmas.

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kitchen conďŹ dential

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Being prepared in the kitchen makes Christmas run smoothly and nothing will make the day better than a calm and happy you. Start early on anything you can. Puddings, cakes, biscuits, meringues and chocolates can be made ahead of time and stored. Party food like chips, nuts and softdrinks can also be bought well ahead of time. Always keep a few extra packets of crackers on hand. Pre-made Pavlova shells are a great festive pantry item and can be transformed into a dessert with ingredients as simple as strawberries and cream in a matter of minutes. A great option when you suddenly realise there are 10 guests instead of six! Planning for success! As the big day approaches, sit down with a cup of tea and make a list of everything you will be cooking. Break this down into ingredients and check the pantry for what you need to buy. If you are going to try a new recipe, give it a trial run now. Check your bakeware and make sure you have enough storage containers for all the goodies you are preparing. Next, break your menu down into what can be prepared in advance or on the day before, and then what must be done on the day. This will help you plan your pantry storage so that raw ingredients are accessible, while premade treats can remain hidden from eager ďŹ ngers! Lastly, make a list of everything you need to do on the day with a rough timeline. On the day, have a light breakfast and stick to your plan. If you do, it’s going to be a great Christmas! â– Matthew Eastwell in his restaurant, Dish, in Darling Harbour, Sydney.

â– Good labelling allows pantry checks to take place at a glance.



Eastwell also demands that all his chefs clean down their work spaces between tasks. “The prime reason is to prevent cross-contamination – you don’t want to be transferring any germs across your chopping board, especially where raw meat is involved,â€? he says. “But it’s also easier to work on a clear bench space. If you’re working among scraps and general mess, it’s much easier to become confused and lose focus on the vital steps in the process of cooking your dish.â€? At home, it’s a good idea to use several chopping boards and assign each to a dierent task – preparing red meat, chicken, ďŹ sh or vegetables – to avoid contamination. And make clean-up a lot easier with a bench-top rubbish bin and recycling station.


“When it comes to food storage, you can’t rely on cling ďŹ lm,â€? says Eastwell. “Cling ďŹ lm is okay in the very short term, but it often falls o after you’ve moved the covered plate or container around a few times, and it doesn’t provide a good seal. Keeping food in an air-tight container locks in the freshness. That means you can prepare more in advance. For example, you can wash and trim most of your vegetables and 14 inplace magazine

â– Professionals ensure key items are always at hand.

they’ll be ďŹ ne in the fridge for a few days. And choose plastic containers that are easy to stack to optimise your storage space.â€? Use clear plastic cupboard caddies to group similar ingredients for ease of use – for example, olive oil, salt and pepper are often used together, as are soy sauce and honey – and use pantry racks to double your shelf space and prevent items from getting buried out of sight.


Keeping your cool in the kitchen comes down to the state of your fridge. Roll-out fridge shelves, condiment caddies and even a Lazy Susan help keep your fridge in order, but Eastwell recommends a labelling system to eliminate wastage and save you time – and money. “Our cool rooms are obviously bigger than your standard domestic fridge, but we face the same problems,� he says. “Whenever we produce something, we label it and date it. There are two reasons why. Firstly, it allows us to quickly identify everything in the cool room when we need it. And secondly, it makes it much easier to keep track of what is fresh and what is not. “It’s the same in a professional kitchen and in your kitchen at home – wastage is money down the drain.� ■inplace



t’s a frosty zero degrees Celsius and a veil of snow reflects a glimmering light as Vienna wakens to the aromas of a new gourmet sensibility. We’re a world away from the summer heat of Australia and a ‘traditional’ Christmas is very much alive in this beautiful city of baroque cupolas and roaring fireplaces. It’s the perfect escape – a chance to relax. Vienna epitomises the winter of European romance. Horse-drawn carriages (known as Fiakers), their passengers swathed in furs and blankets, clip along medieval alleyways as they jostle between the neo-gothic Vienna City Hall, the fine spires of St Stephens Cathedral and the ultra modernist architecture of Adolf Loos. It is also a city of extraordinary culture, with museums around every corner and the sounds of Strauss continually drifting on the breeze. Food is a major Christmas consideration for the Viennese and few cities indulge so splendidly in bountiful excess.

Forget the cholesterol and do as the Viennese do: indulge in Wiener schnitzel at Figlmüler; gorge on goulash at Gulaschmuseum; or savour the delicious Sasher-tortes and strudels Vienna is famous for. The Müllirahmstrudel à laSacher is out of this world! Contemporary Viennese cuisine is taking the world by storm with innovative variations on traditional flavours being championed by Helmut Österreicher. His famous restaurant Österreicher im MAK at the art gallery is the place to be seen and the place to try some incredible food including a stunning venison served with a sweet tart of cranberry and ginger-infused red cabbage. Vienna and music are inextricably linked, with the Vienna Opera, the Vienna Boys Choir and, of course, Strauss and Mozart among its world-renowned musical offspring, so a Viennese concert is without doubt one of the world’s most delightful experiences. In fact, Vienna itself is one of the pleasures of life; it dances, hums and splits a strudel with you as you gaze from the ancient to the modern before heading for Kohlmarkt for international shopping at its best. It may be a world away from home, but we’re sure your first Viennese waltz won’t be your last... . ■ inplace

GETTING THERE Where to stay: The Hotel Imperial. This is a hotel on the very grandest of scales and is closer to a palace than a place to stay the night. The luxury has been unchanged for a century – your butler will even iron the papers in the morning! For more: Where to eat: Saint Charles Alimentary is über cool, with everything locally grown and totally seasonal. Chef Philipp Furtenbach has been known to gather the day’s ingredients straight from the Austrian forest! For more: How to get there: Qantas flies to Heathrow, London daily, with connecting flights available via carriers such as British Airways and Austrian Airlines. ■ Vienna’s City Hall during Christmas.

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easy archiving

â– Create a dedicated area for your important documents.





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â– This system allows for archiving, filing and everyday reference.

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The Desk Job Clear the decks as the year draws to a close, with careful archiving...


he run up to Christmas is the perfect time to archive the items you have accumulated during the year. It’s important to create a feeling of space and ow in your home by clearing the decks and getting things organised. Keep in mind that archiving doesn’t mean forgotten or gone and you will need to make your archiving work for you. An area we often overlook for archiving is the study. It’s the logical place to tuck away paid bills, receipts, certiďŹ cates and other paperwork. The truth is many of the papers and pictures we keep are not actually needed on a daily basis. Making a plan is the starting point. Take some time with this by sitting down and having a really good look through what you are dealing with: correspondence; photos; household receipts; memorabilia; university or work related documents you might need one day; and so on. If everything is jumbled together you may need to make a preliminary sort to get a good grasp on what you are storing. Once you have determined what needs to be stored, make a plan for the most

â– These magazine holders have front handles for fast access.


eďŹƒcient way to organise these items and sort everything into appropriate groups. The groups can then be broken down further. Photographs, for example, might be broken down into particular holidays or years. Using clearly labelled storage boxes suits large amounts of a single type of material. File boxes are available in a number of sizes and allow for more speciďŹ c storage, but either option is great for documents. Letterboxes are perfect for correspondence, but also make terriďŹ c storage for memorabilia. The photo boxes are (as the name suggests) ideal for photos and work well with the letterboxes if you want to separate your photos into smaller groupings before archiving. By the way, the photo and letterboxes look great stacked and the name labels make life easy. Store with care! The idea of archiving is to create a system much like a library where everything is at your ďŹ ngertips should you need it. Once you have everything in the right box and ďŹ le, make clearly descriptive labels to help you access your memories with ease. â– inplace

â– Faux leather organisers from $17.95.

  ! A. Chocolate Faux Leather File Holder EIC312 $24.95 B. easy-build ‘Paper Control’ Custom Unit as shown $672* C. Bigso Office Organisers in Paper Laminate from $13.95 D. Bigso Flat Pack Board Office Organiser Range from $17.95 E. Viola A4 Magazine Holder PF27630 $21.95 *Accessories not included

â– Faux leather stackers from $14.95

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get the look...

■ Using one colour, in different shades, creates a unified look.

Time to give your home a new feel? Save on interior designers by finding a space you love and replicating it...


ou can’t watch a home makeover show for more than two minutes without hearing someone refer to the “wow” factor. But how do you create such an indefinable concept at home? Well, for inspiration you can’t go far wrong with a visit to The Kirketon in Darlinghurst, Sydney. This fabulous inner city boutique hotel has been reinvigorated with a stunning redesign by Connie Alessi of Edge Design. The foyer is a minimal and totally elegant affair of uncompromising style, where silver walls reflect the ambient lights and shimmer of the overhead chandelier. The rooms themselves meld the rich leather tones of an English Gentlemen’s club with the lightness of contemporary lighting and lavish fabrics. Texture plays an important role in the feel of the hotel. Velvet and leather sit comfortably with near-transparent fabric in shades of pewter and lead. These, in turn, play harmoniously against the crisp white of good linen and elaborate, 20 inplace magazine


The Kirketon Hotel, pewter-framed mirrors. The bespoke furniture by Tektonik adds to the richness with graceful curves and an extraordinary degree of comfort. To copy the luxurious atmosphere of the hotel in your own home, begin with a reduced palette of chocolate and coffee. The dark tones emanate a feeling of warmth tempered only by lustrous shades of metallic drapery. Howards Storage World stocks quality elfa® shelving systems that can be customised to your individual needs. A walnut trim can be selected to achieve this look. Shelving also provides space for the clutter of daily life – the books, pictures and nicknacks that hotels don’t have to worry about. Clearing the clutter will allow the shape and lines of your room to show through. Magazine racks and trinket trays help here – see the accessories listed on the opposite page for more ideas. Cushions are another designer trick as they soften lines, add texture and tone and are a great way to make a room welcoming. Simple touches can produce boutique results! ■ inplace

■ Dark woods and rich reds will work in smaller spaces too.

Home Luxury To get the look and feel of this fabulous hotel stick to strong neutral tones and eliminate clutter. Try stackable jewellery trays in dark brown faux leather for all your bedside pieces. Keep to the theme with matching caddies to keep your desk free of clutter. Stackable Faux Leather Jewellery Trays. Medium Tray from $34.95, Lid $24.95. Large Trays from $57.95. Lid $29.95 (MMA70400/40/425/42) Keep things simple and elegant with a brushed stainless steel bin from brabantia. Not only will it keep you tidy, but the ďŹ nish will add a modern texture to your room. brabantia 20lt Finger Print Proof Pedal Bin Matt Steel BRB6147 $189 Part of the Kirketon’s charm is the masculine quality. Add a valet in dark timber to get the look. Valet With Trinket Tray EIC2828 $99 For a real wow factor that reects the tone of this brilliant design, why not step up with faux leather CD stackers! They’re bold, strong and a great way to keep your music organised. Faux Leather CD Stacker EIC2071 $14.95


■Here’s a similar look using products from Howards Storage World.

â– Room 303 at the Kirketon.


These double width, two tier, Resin Shelves in chocolate have a great sense of style and balance – the low line in particular reects the Kirketon aesthetic. 2 Tier Small Double Width Resin Shelf PUP04724 $209

Mix light and dark tones for a strong statement. Faux Leather Remote Control Caddy EIC3040 $21.95 â– Faux leather boxes add a feel of sophisticated luxury.

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Ways to Smarten up Your Kitchen


hristmas is always exciting and sometimes a little crazy with all the family, parties and catching up. To help you through this busy time we have put together 24 pre-Christmas tips to get your kitchen organised before the big day on December 25. Let’s face it, we spend oodles of time in the kitchen, so making it functional and welcoming is going to make Christmas preparations a more peaceful and rewarding time. Remember: if it’s organised well, everything just works! Get your pantry ready for Christmas with a good clear out and reorganisation. To get started, make a plan. Think about what you need to change to make your pantry more functional. Start this process by prioritising everything into order of use. For example, breakfast cereal should be on the most convenient shelf, while excess sports drinks can sit on the bottom shelf. This might be the time to get your spices in order so think about which ones you use most frequently. You will be amazed at how much more use you will get out of your spices just by putting them into uniform containers with easy to read labels. The kitchen is a personal space so no one set of rules will apply to everyone, but do use logic and don’t put the salt at the back of a top shelf!


Have clearly designated areas for each kitchen activity to help keep things organised. Have one corner where you pack and unpack lunches, sort papers and so on. This will help the family get into the routine of using speciďŹ c zones for speciďŹ c tasks, rather than dumping things all over the place!


Take a look at every gadget in your kitchen and ask yourself: “When did I use this last?�. If it takes more than a moment or two to come up with the answer you know that the words you’re looking for are “ages

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ago�. The solution is to throw it, sell it or store it away from everything else. Only keep the things you have used in the last month. Don’t be sentimental!



How often have you thought: “I know there’s a can of tomatoes in here somewhereâ€?? Solve your lost-tommy tanties with stepping shelves – an amazingly eďŹƒcient way of using your pantry space. The steps raise your cans, bottles and jars to dierent heights to allow the labels to be read and everything to be exposed. After all, if you can see it, you will use it!

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When selecting your kitchen wall unit, make sure it hugs the ceiling and you’ll have useful storage where the average home can only boast dead space.


Try to keep your counter uncluttered to give yourself maximum space for food preparation – especially important when you have Christmas dinner on the go! Remove anything you don’t use on a daily or weekly basis as the more stu you have on the counter, the more often you have to clean and wipe down.


It might not always be possible to store everything away o your kitchen counter top, so when choosing items and appliances that will be in view on a permanent basis, go for something that will look good, and act as a focal point in the kitchen.


Keep things where you use them. When your utensils are stored too far from your stove you’ll spend a lot of time going back and forth, putting things down along the way. That’s when your kitchen starts getting disorganised.


Throw out food that is past its ‘useby’ date. Okay, it sounds obvious, but you’ll be amazed at how many tins and packets you have been accidentally hoarding simply because you can’t see them (that can of tomatoes, for example!). A clear-out works wonders and opens up space.

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Now that you have everything out of the pantry give those shelves a good clean. It’s simple, quick and much easier to do with everything out. Wash the insides with warm soapy water. Rinse, let dry and replace any cupboard and drawer liners.


Think about what you store on high shelves. Put things children should not use – such as sharp tools, alcohol and cleaning chemicals – well out of reach, but also make sure that nothing you use regularly requires tippy-toes to get it down. Additionally, keep the things you use every day within reach. Try moving the soft drinks to a wheeled stacking basket to free up some space.


There’s a great online video on fridge storage solutions on the Organisation Station at showing expert tricks and tips. You’ll be amazed at how eective good storage can be. Keep an eye out for the produce savers – they can make your food last three times longer!


Shelf organisers, like the ones pictured below, are absolutely phenomenal space savers. These combine grouping with strength so all your jams, for example, can be stored in one basket while your Thai ingredients occupy another. And because everything is stored together, they will actually get used instead of being pushed to the ‘no man’s land’ at the back of the fridge or pantry shelf!

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Sliding baskets are a great pantry secret. Grouping items that are used together into one basket just makes sense, especially with single-use items like cake decorating sets or Indian spices.

what you’re looking for and enables you to make a shopping list of items to replenish with just a simple glance. An added advantage is keeping food fresher and pest-free for longer. We like the Leifheit Aromafresh collection, pictured right.



Replace things that don’t work. If the handle on a pot rattles, the spout on the teapot always gets clogged up, or the pan continually burns the food, either ďŹ x or replace it! Broken items are just clutter as you’ll always opt to use a working alternative.


The Condiment Caddy is a modern twist on a classic. The double handles make it easy to lift in and out of the fridge, no matter how varied your bottle size!


Give paper another home. Create a paper-sorting center to deal with the bills that get placed on top of the fridge or propped between two jars. Simply set up a recycling bin for unwanted papers and a correspondence box for ones you want to keep.

Ifyour fridge is looking a little dirty from daily use, try cleaning it with non-abrasive toothpaste. The toothpaste helps to cleanse and brighten refrigerators without the scratching properties of most household cleansers. Apply liberally with a sponge or rag and scrub until stains disappear. Rinse with a clean rag and warm water.


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Staying with the fridge, you can remove odours by pouring a cup of baking soda into a bowl and placing it inside refrigerator for 24-hours.

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If you already have an existing pantry, or if you have room to create one, install an elfaŽ walk-in pantry for exible and quality pantry organisation. Shelf positions are fully exible so you can move them at any time to suit the items being stored.


Label your shelves – it’s a simple tip, but it’ll revolutionise your pantry, especially when other people are using it. If you – and your kids – know exactly where to put sauces, cereal, vinegar and so on it’ll be exactly where you need it, every time you look. Have some fun creating labels with an electronic labeller.


Do you have a “junk drawerâ€? or other catch-all area in your kitchen? If so, why? Take a good, critical look at its contents. Consider giving it a speciďŹ c purpose and deďŹ nitely throw out any junk that’s not needed! Bring order where there was once chaos by ďŹ tting drawer trays to keep things tidy.

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Food preparation Store your best knives near the cutting board in your food prep area. Measuring cups and spoons, and mixing bowls should all be an arm’s length away from here too, so you can do all you need without moving.

Cooking Next to the stove and oven you should have all the utensils that go with them. This should include pots, pans, spoons and spatulas (a utensil jar works well for these). Stack pots so they ďŹ t inside each other, to save on space.


Keep in mind that no organisational system is set in stone. Experiment with dierent arrangements, notice what works and what doesn’t. If you use something dierently than you anticipated, or if your habits change, move it.



Maintain regularly. This will depend on how busy you and your kitchen are, but aim to spend ďŹ ve minutes a day wiping down the counters after each meal and also before preparing dinner. .95 ers from $7 â– Rosti Stor

The key to an organised kitchen is good zoning – or, to put it another way – having a speciďŹ c place for each activity and keeping the right tools nearby...

â– Umbra Bulletin Board ANA15410 $89.95

It’s a great idea to have your serving dishes, napkins, and cutlery in one spot, but have a think about the other items you put on the table every day: Salt and pepper? Soy sauce? Tomato sauce? Why not have them nearby too. When choosing your ‘serving’ cupboard, it should be next to the dishwasher, for unloading ease.

Cleaning Soap, gloves, dust pan, drying rack, cleansers, towels, should all be under the sink and ready for action.


Waste disposal


Keep rubbish and recycling bins in a central position to minimise the amount of steps needed to get to them. A good spot is near the cleaning and food preparation areas.

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The Plan



The plan was to rearrange everything so that each item was visible and accessible according to frequency of use (we live by the mantra: ‘if you can see it, you will use it!’).

Sort We sorted into four main groups: everyday items, cleaning, heavy duty cleaning and plastic bags. These were then lined up according to frequency of use with the items that get used most often placed at the front.

Store â– Everything you need at your fingertips.

Our browse through the Orgo collection drew to a close with their stackable spice canisters, which make good sense for a busy cook. With Christmas on the way, cloves, cinnamon and nutmeg are three useful spices to have at hand (Orgo Set of 3 Spice Jars UNE112908 $19.95). Chopping boards were the next issue. Used all the time they usually have their own cupboard space but for a designer look we selected the Joseph Joseph Index Chopping Board IDS2019 for $99 – a fabulous solution to multiple stacked chopping boards. It has its own stainless steel storage and the boards are colour coded to make them food safe. Of course, there’s no point having the perfect kitchen without some recipes to play with. The Stainless Steel Cookbook Holder ZLS4339 for $49.95 is arguably the best cookbook holder available. The height and angle are adjustable and it can handle everything from a magazine cutting to The Cook’s Companion! Finally, by moving the wine from the pantry we were able to store the bowls out of sight and properly store up to 10 bottles of wine. (Heavy Duty Pyramid Wine Rack EIC1044 $39.95) For fun, add a splash of colour to the space with a bright kettle or vibrant tea towel. Herbs in a herb savour (Prepara Mini Herb Savour BRB76000 $39.95) look great while staying out of your way. ■inplace

Small everyday items were placed in a Long Stacking Basket RUB5580 $14.95, which can be easily lifted out. Large everyday items were placed in the front of a Large Sliding Basket RUB5576 $32.95. Poisons like ant killer were placed under the top basket. The remainder of the cleaning products were then placed in the lower basket with the heavy cleaning products at the back. Meanwhile, the plastic bags were put into a dispenser – the simplehuman Upright Bag Holder ALB10130 for $49.95 which holds up to 50 bags – a quick solution that made a huge dierence!

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Basically it was the same plan as for under the sink: if you can see it, you will use it.

Sort â– Knowing where things can be found in a drawer will speed up food preparation time.

The jumble of utensils were sorted according to size and frequency of use.


We chose the Expandable Cutlery Tray with Grip Base ($39.95) as it had suďŹƒcient channels for the amount of objects we wanted to store and a good sized front compartment for frequent use items. This really had a stylish look and was able to accommodate all the items our cook used. The areas were divided in a way that allowed us to put the frequently used items at the front and less important items towards the back. And that’s it: one hour, a whole new look and a more organised life for $600. Easy!

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10 easy projects


Take an afternoon to fix up the inside of your bathroom cupboards. Restore order behind the mirror by grouping make-up and other items in stackable boxes and lipstick holders. If your bathroom or shower needs more storage space, add it with a caddy – the suction pads allow for simple, drill-free installation. Corner Basket 2 Shelves EVO10202 $54.95 All Purpose Caddy EVO10101 $36.95 Double Hook EVO10249 $12.95 Soap & Sponge Holder EVO10200 $16.95 Shaver Holder EVO10207 $17.95

New Year


10 easy projects for a better 2011



Summer is the perfect time to pack away all your winter clothes. With up to triple the capacity of regular totes, these Space Bags offer superior protection against dirt, bugs, moisture and odours. Perfect for long-term storage, these bags are easy to carry and stackable too. Best of all, it’s easy to see what’s inside come winter. Space Bag Jumbo TRA54006 $21.95

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Create an organisation station for your kids. It should include an area for unpacking school bags, a spot to organise homework and a homework desk with stationery and books. Finally, it helps to have a clear preparation area where bags can be packed and uniform prepared ready for school the next day. For kids: A storage zone is the perfect place to keep artwork, certificates, media, craft supplies, and anything else that’s not used daily. elfa® freestanding unit* ELF01007 $2,021.70 Large Notice Board ANA15410 $89.95

*Accessories not included with elfa®units.

Give your laundry a makeover. We have some great tips on elfa® shelving units that can transform this room to really save you time. Check out “Speedy Laundry Secrets Revealed” on page 30 of our Summer Catalogue. elfa® hideaway laundry* ELF01014 as shown $393.30 Small Sterillite caddies STE1609 from $4.95, 3 Divider Laundry Cart Large GLX660 $149



Organise your freezer into a wellplanned and functional space. Having meals at hand will save time on those busy days. It will also save you money as it cuts down waste. This speedy project will take less than an hour and make a real difference. Decor 2L Square Thermo Glass Oven Dish DCR16420 $23.95 Fridge Basket Large HLL100 $4.95


Give your make-up a makeover! Being able to find everything as you need it will save you time every morning. This is a great mini project with a maxi impact! Glam Deluxe Organiser ANA1215 $59.95 Glam Corner Organiser ANA119 $19.95 Small Black Handbag Insert LTW5400 $19.95

8. Fix up your car clutter. A storage solution in the boot makes transporting things much safer, while a Litter Chute fixed to the back seat is perfect for collecting the rubbish generated by travelling with kids. Trunk/Boot Organiser MUC104 $29.95 Litter Chute MUC100 $11.95

Quick tip Put your everyday shoes at waist height to save bending every time you select them

10 easy projects

Make a gardening shelf to store everything you need in one place. For an apartment dweller this shouldn’t take long, but if you have a park-like garden it could be a whole shed that needs fitting! Remember – as with any of these tasks – start by making a plan, then sort and store. 4 Shelf Unit 180cm DAD1 $349


Where is the first place you put everything without a home? The garage. Set aside a weekend and indulge in a garage makeover. Having everything stored and clearly labelled will save you time and effort. This is especially true for those with an accumulation of sporting equipment. Think laterally, too – a jewellery holder is great for small hardware like nails, screws, washers etc. This is a project where the whole family can join in – prepare sandwiches and soft-drinks to make it a bit of fun. Heavy Duty Hook RAK107 $24.95 Multi Hook RAK109 $21.95 36 Inch Ultra Hold TRO36360 $39.95 Jewellery Organiser 44 Pocket LTW5217 $35.95

9. Properly store your shoes and boots. These are expensive, quality items and deserve more than being piled together at the bottom of the wardrobe. Shoe storage boxes make it much more likely that you will actually wear your shoes by keeping them clean, un-squashed and visible. Another great tip when storing shoes is to think high. Clear boxes make it possible to store your shoes on the top shelf – you can see them, reach them and solve the dilemma of not being able to find the right shoes. If you already store your shoes, now is the time to take your boots and heels out of storage and have any repairs seen to. It’s also a good time to give all your leather shoes and handbags a wipe or two with leather conditioner. Clear Store Small Shoe Drawer PAP8000 $22.95 Stackable Shoe Box Set Of 2 PJ4892 $21.95 Boot Boxes – (Set of 3) PEC384 $19.95 Booty Shapers – Inflatable Boot Supports BTS0824 $9.95 inplace magazine 29

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ew teachers, new schedules and new classrooms to track down. It’s a lot for a young person to take in. However, one sure-ďŹ re way to make your child’s life easier is a robust locker system. We’ve given 12-year-old Max Player – who’s just joined year 7 – a locker makeover to help him on his way. The boxes present the books in such a way that the spines p can be easilyy identiďŹ ed for a qui quick uiick grab g ab before gra befo eforee going ef g ng go goi g to o class. c ss cla ss. s The T faux Th lea leather athe h rw he was a ccho as chosen ho h ossee for M x as Ma Max as it looks m ma masculine sccul cu u uli and w we wea wears arss well. w As th A tthe red sto storage to o boxes

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are reasonably narrow, four were used. This allowed an extra box for the day’s homework books to be ďŹ led after class and retrieved at the end of the day. The large white boxes were a robust choice and suďŹƒciently wide for the larger books older students use. We also like the labelling system; it makes it instantly clear what goes where. Only one storage box was used on the bottom shelf to leave room for both a bag and lunch. The school’s Principal, Dr Nancy Hillier, is right behind Max’s eorts, “I think it is important for students to keep a tidy locker. After all, being organised is an important lesson for growing up.â€? â– inplace

â– Alternative designs for different size lockers

IIn M Max’s words‌ Max Player has found hiss new locker layout to be a huge help: “Actually being able to see what books I have makes it way easier to get to them. It’s much better than if they are just piled in.â€? Another quick storage solution that has worked well for Max has been the addition of a hook for his school hat: “I’m glad it’s not oating around the locker getting squashed!â€? In fact, Max wouldn’t mind a second hook for his science goggles as well. As much as Max enjoys school, there’s also an added bonus to a tidy locker: “At the end of the day I can ďŹ nd my homework books faster – so I can get home quicker!â€?

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Bunbury 175-181 Blair Street (08) 9792 4880

Artamon Home HQ North Shore (02) 9437 1955

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Belrose Homemakers Supa Centa (02) 9986 2480


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Cheltenham Westfield Southland (03) 9583 9155 Essendon Homemaker Hub (03) 9374 2903 Fountain Gate Westfield Fountain Gate (03) 8786 5222 Maribyrnong Highpoint Shopping Centre (03) 9318 1855 Mornington Peninsula Lifestyle Centre (03) 5973 5399

Southern River Cnr Ranford Rd & Boardwalk Bvd (08) 9394 0900 Subiaco 427 Hay Street (08) 9381 4599 Success Cockburn Gateway Shopping City, 816 Beeliar Dr (08) 9499 1018 Group Office

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