Paint doesn't come any more natural, practical or traditional than distemper, a water based mixture of whiting and glue. Here's a handy step-by-step guide to making and applying this beautiful paint yourself.
Saved from demolition in the 1980s, Tusculum represents a highpoint in Regency architectural design in Australia. It is one of only three houses designed by the fashionable colonial architect, John Verge (1782-1861) to have survived in the Potts Point area - along with Rockwall and Elizabeth Bay House.
The immense range and popularity of toy soldiers is on display at the new Toys through Time exhibition. Find out more about the figures on display and the four generations of one family that have played with them.