Property
ONE Bulimba Riverfront brings a triple-threat of benefits to the suburb
Design

ONE Bulimba Riverfront brings a triple-threat of benefits to the suburb

When it comes to riverfront living, there are three main boxes to tick if you want to make sure you’re doing it right. Killer views are at the top of the list, but if you can also secure a north-facing aspect and direct river access then you’ve pretty much got it made. It’s rare to find a combination of all three, but luxury development ONE Bulimba Riverfront has managed to claim this triple-threat honour. more

Interiors
Follow your nose to Flour & Bloom's new Camp Hill store
Design

Follow your nose to Flour & Bloom’s new Camp Hill store

Southside flower lovers are sure to be familiar with Flour & Bloom. The quaint boutique florist set up shop in Tarragindi a little over a year ago, brightening days with its vibrant selection of blooms and house plants. Pretty quickly, however, the Flour & Bloom team outgrew that space, leading them to find a new floral trove in Camp Hill Marketplace. more

Architecture
Get the first glimpse of W Brisbane's five-star Australian arrival
Design

Get the first glimpse of W Brisbane’s five-star Australian arrival

The term ‘five-star’ isn’t thrown around lightly – it’s reserved for the crème de la crème. The best of the best. W Brisbane has long been touted as a five-star experience worth looking forward to, and first impressions indicate that the hotel has delivered on its promise. Opening today, Friday June 1, W Brisbane is the first five-star hotel arrive in Brisbane in 20 years, marking the return of W Hotels Worldwide to Australia. With more than 300 suites, a marquee restaurant, stunning design and world-class amenities, it’s going to be hard to to settle for anything less than five stars from now on. more

Property
Coorparoo's growth continues with the Maasra development
Design

Coorparoo’s growth continues with the Maasra development

The eternal debate between house and apartment has scored a new wrinkle with the arrival of Brisbane’s first apartment development delivering four-bedroom abodes. Coorparoo’s forthcoming Maasra Apartments are solving the space dilemma by bringing spacious units to the market, pairing a collection of in-demand dwellings with top-tier amenities and a multi-faceted ground-floor addition. more

Play
Fun unplugged – go back to basics with Brisbane’s own Crossbones games
Design

Fun unplugged – go back to basics with Brisbane’s own Crossbones games

As much as we love living in an age of serious technological advancement (and UberEATS), sometimes it’s important to unplug from our many devices and enjoy the world that is happening right around us. Weekends in the park or on the beach have long been a perfect excuse to get the gang together, but we’ve found something that’s bound to take your next group gathering to the next level – some good old-fashioned competition in the form of Crossbones. more

Interiors
Tuckbox is a testament to clean design offering more than meets the eye
Design

Tuckbox is a testament to clean design offering more than meets the eye

Have you ever heard of a tuckbox? If not, allow us to fill you in – it was the name given to a timber safe box that kids used to take along to boarding school, using it to store their most prized possessions. In a society built on the fast and disposable, the notion of keepsakes and treasures is becoming increasingly lost – but there are people out there fighting to keep the dream alive. If products with thought and permanence inspire you, it’s time you got acquainted with Tuckbox. more


The Locals Next week: A BRISBANE LOCAL

James Gilmour
When you are pioneering something that’s never been done before, you have to take that onus of responsibility to ensure it's being done in a safe and proper way ... ~ James Gilmour more
Architecture
This George Street hotel is set to get a seriously lush makeover
Design

This George Street hotel is set to get a seriously lush makeover

George Street’s existing Great Southern Hotel is set to get a massive new lease on life, with a development application submitted for an extension that includes some seriously exciting additions. If you like the sound of rooftop dining, lush green courtyards and exciting street-art activations, you’ll want to watch this space. more

Product
Suck it up – the convenient reusable straw that can help save the planet
Design

Suck it up – the convenient reusable straw that can help save the planet

When it comes to the war on waste, most of us are aware that plastic straws aren’t exactly doing the environment any favours. What you may not realise is just how bad it is – around 500 million plastic straws are used and thrown away every single day around the world, doomed to landfill where they take at least 450 years to even begin breaking down. Those are some pretty damning statistics, folks. Nabbing a reusable straw is one of the ways you can reduce your own impact, and we’ve found one that ticks all the boxes – get your lips around FinalStraw. more

Interiors
Meet your maker – Artisan craft and design studio makes the move to King Street
Design

Meet your maker – Artisan craft and design studio makes the move to King Street

When it comes to the Brisbane, there are some pretty iconic names floating around that have played an integral part in shaping our unique arts and culture landscape. One of these names is Artisan, the not-for-profit organisation that has been dedicated to supporting and promoting contemporary craft and design practice for both makers and their audiences since 1970. Following a 20-year stint on the Brunswick Street strip, Artisan is heading to a brand-new home at the thriving King Street precinct. more

Play
Films al fresco – Brisbane is on track to get a permanent outdoor cinema
Design

Films al fresco – Brisbane is on track to get a permanent outdoor cinema

When it comes to pop-up outdoor movie facilities, Brisbane is well versed in the matter. We’ve had wildly popular showings at the Moonlight Cinema, Sunset Cinema and Openair Cinema, proving that the love for watching movies by starlight is very real. After seeing the success that these ephemeral theatres have had in activating our city’s green spaces, Brisbane City Council has put forward a development application that could see a permanent outdoor cinema built in the inner-north. more

Play
Good nights (and mornings) – fall in love with linen bedding and sleepwear from Deiji Studios
Design

Good nights (and mornings) – fall in love with linen bedding and sleepwear from Deiji Studios

Real talk – nothing nourishes the soul like a damn good night’s sleep. Heck, we’ll even throw a daytime nap into the ring! The point is, us human beings spend a lot of our time in bed – so it makes sense that we should treat ourselves to the best bedding and sleepwear available. If you appreciate a snooze like no other, Deiji Studios will up your sleep game with its dreamy linen wares. more

Property
Albion’s train station set to receive a substantial redevelopment
Design

Albion’s train station set to receive a substantial redevelopment

The inner-north precinct bracketed by Mawarra Street and Albion and Hudson Roads will be redeveloped as part of a new project led by Geon Property. The Albion Train Station Precinct Development will see roughly $750 million invested across a range of updates, including accessibility, retail and commercial uses and enhancement of public spaces. more

Property
Eagle Street Pier gets closer to a substantial $1.4-billion makeover
Design

Eagle Street Pier gets closer to a substantial $1.4-billion makeover

Already positioned as one of Brisbane’s preeminent dining areas, Eagle Street Pier is making arrangements to cement its appeal long into the future. The Palaszczuk Government has given the go-ahead for property group Dexus to advance to the next stage of its proposal to transform Eagle Street Pier precinct into a world-class waterfront leisure hub. more

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Hello, darling – meet the Gold Coast’s new luxury hotel and rooftop restaurant
Design

Hello, darling – meet the Gold Coast’s new luxury hotel and rooftop restaurant

Boy, our sunny southern neighbours sure have a lot going on at the moment. In case you’re not following the news on our Gold Coast site (which you can do right here), some seriously large openings have happened in the lead-up to the Commonwealth Games. As fans of a cheeky southern sojourn we were particularly excited by the news of The Darling and Nineteen at The Star, a brand-new luxury hotel and its accompanying rooftop venue respectively. The wait is over, the doors are open and we are thrilled to start planning our next holiday to check it all out! more

Interiors
Treat every day like it’s a Public Holiday with these rad graphic ceramics
Design

Treat every day like it’s a Public Holiday with these rad graphic ceramics

There’s something so satisfying about ceramics – it’s always such a thrill looking at a beautifully crafted bowl or sipping from a cute mug and imagining that it was once just a ball of clay. Seeing the beautiful finished product from an outside perspective, it’s hard to believe that clay is such an unforgiving mistress to work with. When it comes to Sydney label more

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Not so common – James Street is getting an exclusive new food and retail precinct
Design

Not so common – James Street is getting an exclusive new food and retail precinct

Ask anyone in Brisbane for an example of a premium lifestyle precinct and James St will undoubtedly be the first thing to spring to mind. James St is more than just an address – the premium retail and lifestyle destination is a whole brand, darling. Those fond of a wander down the promenade may have recently spotted a sign in the vacant lot at the beginning of the street eluding to something called James St Commons coming soon – we’re here to shed a light on exactly what you can expect from the new space. more