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The Face Behind the Brand - Aarden Design

  When you are under the pump and you want to create a space that speaks innovative design, this is the guy you want in your corner. We first meet Mark during our time on The Block. His creative mind and smooth enthusiasm made us feel confident we had added the right person to our team and he continued to be a blessing to our design throughout the series.  First up, he saved the day in Week One by helping us finish off our timber vanity top and side. We called him in a panic with little under 30 hours to go and he came through with the goods, working through the night to get it finished for reveal.  Mark continued...

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The Face Behind the Brand - fifteenthirtyeight

We love hearing about the roots of creativity and so we are bringing you a series of posts about the faces behind creatives brands. Meet Kitty and Al, the masterminds behind the brand fifteenthirtyeight. We were lucky enough to work with these guys during our time on The Block, they made our wickedly refined, The Nocturnalist, brass and marble side tables for our living room.  They also helped us win the living room in the challenge apartment with their uber cool, The Modernist, glass coffee table.    We caught up with Kitty and Al to find out more about their brand.  Where did it all start for fifteenthirtyeight? Back in 2014, after months of searching for a new coffee table to no avail, we...

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What sets your soul on fire?

Have you ever wanted something so bad that you keep persisting until you achieve it? Not to mention once you get there you have no idea what to do with yourself.  That’s exactly how I feel about 'winning The Block'. Even writing those words seems surreal.  There had been many nights spent thinking about what it would be like to be on The Block, yet little time was spent thinking about actually taking out the top prize. See, regardless of what people may think, this season was truly one of mate-ship and care for each other. All the teams wanted to see a result that allowed everyone to be rewarded.  And what a beautiful ending it was.  The nerves leading...

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Welcome to 'A Wild Life'

What a year! We have certainly taken the road less travelled.   Some of you may have spent time getting to know us through a little show called The Block, but for those who don't know us, here's a little bit about our wild life.  We have been together for 14 years and have happily been married for 9 years. I have been keeping myself busy as a high school teacher and Dean is an electrician by trade. We added to our family in 2013 with the arrival of our beautiful daughter Everly.  Earlier this year we were asked to join The Block family and renovate an apartment in 9 weeks. Needless to say it was fun and a lot of...

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