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Ash Allen -Design, Made Trade 2013, small footprint, big impact

By Helen Edwards

Ash Allen studied a Bachelor of Engineering (Mech)/ B. Arts and later an MBA at La Trobe University. Married with three children, Ash lives in Rosanna, Victoria, and enjoys family time, designing/making and playing tennis. He is presenting his work at the upcoming Design, Made, Trade, part of Decoration and Design Exhibition in Melbourne and I can not…

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Home Furniture On Consignment, sustainability & a win win

By Helen Edwards

Home Furniture On Consignment’s (HFOC) Scott Faso, the founder and current proprietor of  HFOC had the idea for the business after his own personal experiences, moving from a large house in LA to a terrace house in Sydney’s eastern suburbs, then to a modern apartment and then back to a Victorian terrace.  The furniture that…

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Where the light is lower, Vale Jeffrey Smart and thank you

By Helen Edwards

Just breaking all over social media and the airwaves is the sad news that one of Australia and the world’s greatest Artists, Jeffrey Smart, has just passed away in Italy where he lived for many years, aged 91 years old. “Master of Stillness”, Jeffrey Smart had a huge personal impact on me as a young…

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“I am richer without this” a moment with David Trubridge

By Helen Edwards

I came across David Trubridge, a well known Designer and Artist living in New Zealand, in my travels seeking designers, artists and creatives with a green bent to connect with for the blog and to soak up as much learning from them as possible.  David certainly stood out to me as someone I needed to…

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Saying Hello and Goodbye today

By Helen Edwards

It is a funny day for me today. My new look blog has been launched here (and welcome by the way!), which marks a new phase in my life and is very exciting for me -I hope you like it! And, I said a final goodbye to a very, very dear friend of mine who…

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Polywood Outdoors Australia, furniture from milk bottles!

By Helen Edwards

Polywood Outdoors

Polywood Outdoors is an outdoor furniture company supplying timeless, classic, outdoor furniture with a difference. Made from revolutionary Polywood Lumber, this environmentally friendly material looks good and lasts, as well as being friendly to the environment. They will be exhibiting at Design and Decoration in Melbourne in July so I will be able to check their range out in person. It is always best to touch and feel a piece of furniture if you can, to get a sense of how you will feel when you use it so hopefully I can road test it for you!

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Copywriter Adelaide Dr Helen Edwards

Hi there and welcome! My name is Dr Helen Edwards. I have a PhD in Psychology and am an author of children's and young adult fiction and non-fiction for adults, represented by Debbie Golvan, of Golvan Arts Management.

I am an award-winning wellbeing and eco blogger and a freelance writer.

I am Mama to 3 beautiful sons and live in Adelaide with my family, 2 snuggly cats and a very energetic young Kelpie.

I have wanted to be a writer for as long as I can remember. So, I went off and became a social worker! Seriously not writerly. But in fact it was, because most of my work over the decades has been about people's stories.

I have lived with type 1 diabetes since 1979 and have quite a few other chronic conditions that make life tricky, including stomach paralysis (gastroparesis), anxiety and ADHD.

In 2001 I founded an award-winning online counselling service to support people living with diabetes. It was the first in the world and it was a hit. I ran this for more than 16 years and won many awards for this work. You can see more here.

In 2013 I started a sustainable blog and decorating service, which is now merged here at my writing site. I am passionate about our beautiful Mother Earth and about inspiring action.

You can sign up here for my occasional news, shop for books and eco-products here and head here to find my writing services.

Helen x

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