Modern electronics has given us power saving LED lights. With carbon taxes being adopted world wide, reducing consumption of electricity is set to become a major driver in the adoption of the new technology.
Take a look at some of our tips and ideas on events happening throughout Australia in February. Check out the annual Dragon Boat races in sydney, Tropfest in Melbourne or indulge in some Italian culture at Carnevale in Adelaide. Heaps more ideas here.
Melbourne's Bars and Pubs 2012 is not only a guide to hidden laneways and secret pubs but also to a host of popular night spots scattered throughout the beautiful city of Melbourne. A city known for her late night spots and continual surprises - a concoction of Rooftop Bars and dimly lit basement drinking holes.
The story of Phil Campbell, the town, goes back to the 1880s when a railroad being built through Alabama passed by an un-named little settlement that was struggling to get on its feet to service a growing farming community.
Everyone has a comment or two to make about becoming a dad. Ryan pulled me aside for a quiet word: "Man when you have a family everything changes. My wife and I grew closer because of our kids. Being a dad is the most serious job I have ever done". Is it?
Designing a garden does not have to be an involved or complex thing. As landscape architect and horticulturalist Jai Cheswick explains, overly complex garden designs often don't work. And don't worry about plant selection either!
Have you ever met someone online for a date? More and more people are using the Internet to set up meetings and start new relationships via dating websites, and as Claire Bertolus discovered cyberspace can be an amazing place for singles.
"Where is the manual that gives the quick fixes and answers to a parents myriad problems?" asks Susan M. Thompson. Sadly, there isn't one... But as she writes in this parenting article, the rewards for persevering can be tremendously fulfilling.
With the world becoming more focused on sustainability and thinking 'green', what better way to take responsibility for your waste than to start a worm farm / compost bin. It's even a great way to get your kids involved.
On the first Tuesday in November the Nation stops for two minutes for a horse race. This year it's the 150th Anniversary of the Melbourne Cup and people will be dusting off the bones, sharpening the darts, checking the chickens entrails and many other methods used to pick a winner.
Web Wombat caught up with Shaun Micaellf, without doubt, one of the most unique comedic voices in Australia. His sense of the surrealism is unparrellelled, inspired by the classics in the form of The Goons and Monty Python.
Woman generally buy their own lingerie for all sorts of reasons from looking good to feeling sexy and confident. More and more men though are taking the plunge and buying the woman in their life something more adventurous. Tips for buying here.
In spite of this increasing popularity there is one fear that has kept many wary of online shopping. This fear is credit card fraud. How do you know that when you enter your credit card details online you're personal information and card details are not going to fall into the wrong hands? Find out more here.
Every year the cost of riding rises. Inflation alone ensures prices go up slightly but beyond that we also see price increases to cover expanding costs of running a resort. A days riding can amount to quite a sum, especially if you need to hire gear or find accommodation.
Tim Burton (the cult Artist and film maker behind such classics as Batman, Beetlejuice and Sleepy Hollow) delighted crowds with a rare appearance at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) in Melbourne to officially open "Tim Burton: The Exhibition".
It's looks like some sort of zero gravity space capsule, but this is in fact a steam shower - one of the best money can buy. It's bathroom decadence to the 'Nth' degree, and comes packed with a steam generator, foot massager and an array of body massage jets.
James Richardson "Twitter Nuked" his followers (Deleted all the users he was following - ALL of them) and received mixed reactions. Some applauded, some called him "selfish and ridiculous", others asked "Why are we following this guy?".
Technically, the word landscaping means any activity that modifies the visible features of a land, that is, flora, fauna, structures, man-made structures, lighting, etc. and required skills and experience across a broad field.
Just a few kilometres from the busy Camberwell Junction, you'll see dense jungle-like foliage, colourful bougainvilleas, flowering tobacco, elephants ears, succulents, spiky canna lilies and meandering paths. And a kitchen garden with avocadoes, water chestnuts, aromatic herbs, figs, grapes and stone fruits.
Chantale Delrue is a busy artist with a Flemish heritage and an artistic career that has taken her from Belgium to Japan, Mexico, California and Australia. For the last three decades she has been living in Tasmania, initially in Launceston, but now in Hobart.
On the 14th February we arrive at that day dedicated to lovers the world over. Once a religious day it has become more of bonanza for the marketing fraternity. This is one day (next to anniveraries and birthdays) that is verboten to forget. Flowers or chocolates may just do the trick, or maybe dinner or a movie. But watever it is, just make it personal.
Web Wombat's Sean Lynch caught up with cult comedy hero, Tony Martin (from Radio's Get This! and TV's The Late Show) for this exclusive interview as he embarks on the release of his second book - a unique collection of tales called A Nest Of Occasionals.