Home tech with Netgear

Faster internet and mome security over the holidays yes please!

In partnership with Netgear I have been road testing two awesome home tech products

Take a look here setting up and the products set up in Paradise studios Byron Bay

here is an introduction to the two products…

NETGEAR Arlo Pro

A home monitoring system. The holidays are just around the corner, and according to NSW crime statistics, Christmas eve is a peak time for risk timer home burglaries and break ins – fuelling the need for additional security in their homes, it all hooks up to my phone and it means I can check up on Sohia when I do leave her home!

Here is a  bit about the Arlo Pro, it’s the world’s first and only 100% wire-free weatherproof, rechargeable HD smart security camera. Key features include:

  • 100% wire free – place it anywhere!
  • HD quality streaming – live stream and watch recordings in more brilliant detail than ever before
  • 2 way audio – listen in and talk back through the built in speaker and mic
  • Night vision – automatically switches on at night to shed light on the smallest wonders!
  • 130 degree viewing angle – see more of every movement
  • Advanced motion detection –  Wide–angle PIR motion sensor which means no movement will slip through without your notice
  • Weatherproof – can brave the hottest, coldest, wettest weather!
  • Rechargeable – with long lasting batteries
  • Discreet design 

NETGEAR Orbi 

With up to 12 devices connected to the average home WiFi network, I know I have at least 5! it’s important Australian homes have a system that matches their household usage and the size of their property. However, for many Aussies, the reality of their network includes dropped connections, dead spots and incessant buffering.

NETGEAR is taking a stand against bad WiFi with Orbi.

Here is a little bit about it. Orbi is the World’s First Tri-Band Home WiFi System. From your front yard to your home office, to your back yard, Orbi gives you reliable, secure, stronger and faster WiFi to every inch of your home

  • No more deadzones – deadzones and dropped connections through walls are a thing of the past with Orbi. It can reach up to 350 square metres through traditional WiFi barriers like walls, stairs and doors using dedicated Tri-Band technology
  • Don’t wait on buffering – buffering shouldn’t be a part of movie night. Orbi helps prevent buffering and lag by creating a high speed Internet superhighway for all of your devices. The Orbi Tri-Band WiFi System works with your current ISP’s modem to maximize the speed you are paying for, to every inch of your home and beyond
  • Quick and easy setup – Orbi works with your Internet service provider right out of the box without needing to change your current equipment
  • Innovative Tri-Band technology – Orbi is the only Home WiFi System using dedicated Tri-Band technology. Other, first generation WiFi systems use dual band and mesh technology which can slow down your WiFi speed as you add more devices, or even more mesh units
  • Sleek design – the Orbi is not your standard WiFi router (see attached images) and is the ideal piece of tech for the most stunningly designed home

These products I found easy to set up and fun to use – with the Telstra WiFi Maximiser app my wifi is running with Orbi at its best and Im suddenly hooked on checking in at home and Sophia remotely with Arlo

Photos Jason Grant

 

 

Pampa new showroom

My friends at Pampa have a brand new ( Byron Bay) showroom of their very own – Head here for beautiful photographic prints, rugs and textiles from Argentina and much more. The Pampa team is led by Victoria Aguirre and Carl Wilson, two photographers – one from Argentina, the other from Australia – who share two worlds, two visions and two cultures. Their store is filled with beautiful things showcased in simplicity. Head in when next in Byron Bay…

Pampa

Unit 1, 12 Centennial Circuit, Byron Bay,

NSW, 2481, Australia

02 6685 6302

sweet dream scene

Im a fan of dreamy colour palettes in the bedroom white mixed with soft shades of blue and great BUT I do love a stripe! so I have added a pop with this King size pillow and pillow slip from The Pillowslip Store

Big indoor green

Sometimes the most simplest things are the best – here a simple arrangement of greenery gets upsized. Everyone knows I love adding plants to my space – here a couple of jumbo leaves make a  big statement – oh and the best part is this will last ages just keep the water fresh.

Thanks JG

colour blocking

What do you think? yay or nay? on the colour coded book shelves? I think for me it reduces the visual clutter… What colour will my new book spine be! all will be revealed very soon!

basket case

I love a good basket and so does my Boston Terrier Sophia

“New Paradise” my tile collection with Di Lorenzo

Have you heard the news! I have just launched my first encaustic tile collection “New Paradise” with the awesome team at Di Lorenzo

I love colour its a part of who I am as a designer and stylist you see plenty of it in my work, my books and my home. I’m always constantly inspired by nature, be it the lush bushland riverside or magical ocean pools and beaches “ New Paradise” is my debut encaustic tile collection and is inspired by my life and love between Bondi and Byron Bay (Paradise -my happy places) You will find subtle, muted pretty shades and neutrals all my favourite shades, the tiles come in 7 beautiful shades and 4 shapes –  ash ( dark grey) leaf (green) peonie (soft pink) deep sea (indigo blue) sky fall (pale sky blue) sand (light silver grey) quartz (steely grey) in square, hexagonal, mini brick and diamond shapes.

These tiles are all handmade and are perfect for any space, great for your kitchen or bathroom walls and floors. They are available in multiple shapes allowing the specifier to create endless colour and pattern combinations or you can play it safe in one shade, really you’re only limited by your imagination.

click here for more

Photos Jacqui Turk 

 

happy monday!

I hope you had an ACE weekend! We had a nice taste of summer here in Sydney – until the sun went in!

Here are a few of my favourite things – including  Sophia of course!

My Sofa in Belgian linen from Scout ( it’s seriously ridiculously comfortable! )

Print Lauren Bamford from one of my happy places The Ace Hotel and Swim Club Palm Springs if you haven’t been you must!

and yes Miranda I still love this indian quilt!

heres to an exciting week ahead – Lets do this! JG

Photo Jason Grant taken on Canon

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new sofa

Im so excited to have received delivery of my brand new sofa from favourite store Scout

Yes its a little more sophisticated and grown up, I love its classic shape and its super comfortable. Made in Australia, I chose a handsome grey Belgian Linen (Yum)

Its time for a fresh start and a sofa really sets the mood of a living room, its one of the pieces you should really invest in, nothing beats a good quality and super comfortable sofa!

click here to see more or head in store to take a look for yourself

Scout 161A Fitzroy Street St Kilda

Prints Gone to Sea (ocean), Pampa ( Bull) and Lauren Bamford (Icebergs and car)  framing Forman Picture Framing

Photo Mr Jason Grant taken on Canon – loving the self timer!

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changes

This sideboard is going to a new home. Its time for an update at home, change is coming! – I’ll be sure to keep you updated here and on Instagram…

Print from my friends at Aquabumps

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