MOST kids receive a quirky Christmas gift from granny and it’s in the bin by the New Year.
That wasn’t the case for siblings Adam and Selina Murby.
Their great-grandmother gave them a magic kit and they mastered tricks with coins, cards and more, and took their skills into their teenage years.
Now in their 20s, the Swedish-born, Perth-raised duo continues to tantalise audiences, touring their act around the globe.
The Murbys came third in Australia’s Got Talent (2010) and became the first illusionists to perform in Qatar (2013).
“It’s especially nice in this day and age to share a bit of magic with the world,” Adam said.
“We want to instil that childlike wonder in people; that’s what motivates us.
“Sometimes it takes up to three years to develop a new piece of magic. Not such as decking, wall claddings and lawn, as well as the green from plants and blues from pools or water features.
It’s a good idea to envision the trends in your backyard before you invest.
Also, consider how you will use your outdoor space.
If you like to sit out in the sun, read the paper and enjoy a cuppa with your family, then having a little courtyard spot is perfect for you and you could surround this with earthcoloured cushions and furniture.
Or, if you have a young family, consider a large outdoor beanbag in terracotta colours to off-set a deck or lawn.
Internationally, the only that, but we have to come up with different ways to do the same thing to keep people on their toes; but it’s all worth it to hear audiences go ‘wow!’. ”
There are two types of people that attend a magic show, according to the duo.
“There are those who just want to enjoy the magic for what it is and enjoy the art and be amazed, and people who want to figure everything out,” Adam said.
“They’re the ones who sit at the front with their arms crossed,” Selina added. “They keep us on our toes.” ‘Hamptons Style’ has taken centre-stage.
This trend features a palette of greys and creams, often paired with blues and anchored with white.
Native Australian colours and lush green plants will naturally pop in this setting.
Black painted decking taking up the majority of backyards. We have our own style. Sure, we apply influences from all over the world.
But our climate and geographical location means we have no choice but to make it our own.