Hybrid furniture we wish existed

The desk transforms into a bed by sliding the top backwards.

Here's our wish-list of five dual-use household items we hope will soon become reality.

Inside Kylie's $4m mansion

Kylie Jenner shows of her "cloud couch", which sits under a blown-up print of her own lips.

Teen offers intimate peek at her pad, which includes code-locked bedroom and mugshot of her boyfriend.

Sting's dreamy villa up for rent

Sting and Trudie Styler are welcoming visitors to their Tuscan estate.

The muscian's Italian estate comes with amenities fit for a rock star - but it'll set you back $100,000 a week.

Designing a tile-free bathroom


You can have a pretty and practical bathroom without tiles - and that means no cleaning grout.

The Block: What we learned

This week teams revealed kids rooms.

In kids' bedroom week, the importance of not rushing certain things became apparent.

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House of the week: Matakana gallery

Art dominates the Matakana living room shared by Virginia Leonard, Oliver King and their children Coco (here with Claude the West Highland terrier) and Orlando; a large-scale abstract work by Virginia hangs at left (see it on the cover); above a wooden cabinet from The Vitrine hang portraits by Gavin Hurley (above the record player) and Kirsten Roberts, next to a large photographic work by Oliver; the dog sculpture on the hearth is by Barry Lett; the light shade, from May Time Marketing , hangs from an old horsehair and plaster ceiling rose.

This homeowner deliberately made builders walk through her house in muddy boots to achieve a rustic look.

Home of the week: Martinborough gallery

Chunky recycled timber gives this barn-like home (with a 22-metre-long living room) its cosy character.

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House of the week: Christchurch gallery

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