Product
Grow micro-greens with micro effort – say hello to Micropod
Design

Grow micro-greens with micro effort – say hello to Micropod

It’s a well-known story – you decide to level up your dining experience by growing your own produce and fall into the trap of thinking that maybe this time your plants won’t die from neglect. Fast forward a few weeks and all you have is a withered mess to clean up and you find yourself (yet again) reaching for the plastic-wrapped supermarket substitute. Sound familiar? Never fear, friends, because we may have the solution for you to become a green thumb – it’s called Micropod. more

Property
South City Square reveals details of its build-to-rent addition Stanley House
Design

South City Square reveals details of its build-to-rent addition Stanley House

As Woolloongabba's South City Square inches closer and closer to completion, Pellicano and Perri Projects is announcing the start of construction for its newest element. Stanley House is the lifestyle and living destination's forthcoming build-to-rent apartment building, which will offer residents flexible leasing options and access to hotel-level services and amenities. more

Architecture
A meeting of minds creates Kangaroo Point's new luxury residence Thornton
Design

A meeting of minds creates Kangaroo Point’s new luxury residence Thornton

Every time we cruise across the Story Bridge from Kangaroo Point to The Valley, we marvel at the inner-city skyline and its twinkling majesty. A brand-new luxury apartment development from JGL Properties is looking to capitalise on this splendour, with a collection of private four-bedroom, whole-floor apartments planned for Thornton Street in Kangaroo Point. This residential wonder is the result of a collaboration between an architect, a gallerist, an artist and a chef – each instilling a bit of their own magic to create residences that are considered, creative and covetable. more

Interiors
Freedom spotlights Australian design with its new furniture and homewares range
Design

Freedom spotlights Australian design with its new furniture and homewares range

With everything that's been happening in the world this year, we've spent more time in our homes than ever before. As a result, we've fostered a new-found appreciation for furniture and homewares – the things that make a house a home. Popular furniture retailer Freedom is responding to our desire for quality pieces with a creative pivot – enlisting an acclaimed homewares designer to curate a new collection that reflects Australia's lifestyle. Freedom's new Australian-designed range arrives in stores this month – here's a look at what you can expect ... more


The Locals Next week: A BRISBANE LOCAL

Pamela Easton and Lydia Pearson
The world is changing so fast, and your time has come. Be clever, frugal and optimistic ... ~ Pamela Easton and Lydia Pearson more
Property
West Village's historic Ice Cream Factory now offering boutique office suites and co-working spaces
Design

West Village’s historic Ice Cream Factory now offering boutique office suites and co-working spaces

Brisbane is home to a number of iconic buildings that boast a rich history and amongst this family of architectural gems is West Village's Peters Ice Cream Factory. Built in 1928, the historic landmark continues to stand out against the modern lines of our thriving city – and for good reason. In a win for small businesses, this bespoke heritage address is now offering 2021 opportunities for boutique office suites and flexible working spaces. more

Architecture
Live out your futuristic dreams with this totally extra Bubble House
Design

Live out your futuristic dreams with this totally extra Bubble House

At some arbitrary point in time, architects and home builders became obsessed with squares. Sure, they're practical for furniture placement and maximising space, but where's the fun? If you sometimes feel like you're a little bit too extra for this world and possess an appreciation for things that go against the grain, take a squiz at The Bubble House in Karalee. The unique property is accepting expressions of interest so go ahead and book an appointment with your finance people. more

Property
World's greenest residential building proposed for South Brisbane
Design

World’s greenest residential building proposed for South Brisbane

Prolific Brisbane-based developers Aria Property Group has submitted a development application for a 30-storey residential tower that claims to be the world's greenest residential building. The development, known as Urban Forest, has drawn comparison to the world-famous Bosco Verticale in Italy, Nanjing Green Towers in China, Kampung Admiralty in Singapore and PARKROYAL on Pickering also in Singapore, and is set to accomodate more than 1,000 trees and 20,000 plants. more

Property
Karaoke stages, waterfalls and Turkish bathhouses – five baller Queensland pads that you can call yours
Design

Karaoke stages, waterfalls and Turkish bathhouses – five baller Queensland pads that you can call yours

We’ve all fantasised of living in a huge mansion with enough rooms to get lost in. In reality, however, our budgets are a little (lot) more modest – though it doesn’t hurt to dream. With a little help from a certain search engine, we can have a sneak peek at extravagant addresses that just scream luxury. We're not talking your standard six-bedroom, five-bathroom mansions here – we're talking straight-up 80s-drug-dealer yes-I-have-my-own-helicopter ridiculousness – and there are SEVERAL (well, at least five) of these mansions currently on the market in Queensland. So if you've got a spare $8 (or $45) million lying around, time to get out the cheque book and live your Tony Montana dreams. If not, it might be time to arrange that sugar daddy. more

Product
Trade in your old flat-pack furniture for shiny new things with IKEA's buy-back scheme
Design

Trade in your old flat-pack furniture for shiny new things with IKEA’s buy-back scheme

We are going to come right out and say it – we have a love/hate relationship with Gumtree and various other selling platforms. On the one hand, it’s like getting free money when you sell something you no longer use but on the other, you have to endure low-ball offers and more ghosts than a haunted house. Thankfully, there is an alternative courtesy of IKEA’s innovative buy-back scheme. more

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Sleep with the fishes at Australia's first underwater accommodation in the Whitsundays
Design

Sleep with the fishes at Australia’s first underwater accommodation in the Whitsundays

After many months spent mostly indoors and our plans to travel both interstate and internationally on the back-burner for now, you could say we've caught a bad case of the travel bug. The good news is that Queensland is open for Queenslanders, making now the perfect time to start exploring our sunny state. We've found a spot to add to your Queensland bucket list – Reefworld, an undersea accommodation in the Whitsundays where you can spend the night sleeping amongst the colourful aquatic garden that is the Great Barrier Reef. This nautical experience gives a whole new meaning to ‘a room with a view’. more

Property
Go off-grid in your very own tiny holiday house just 2.5-hours out of Brisbane
Design

Go off-grid in your very own tiny holiday house just 2.5-hours out of Brisbane

We've been stuck in isolation inside our homes for what feels like forever but now, restrictions have eased and Queenslanders are free to travel within Queensland – hurrah! If the thought of trading four walls for rolling green hills and untouched wilderness (with limited-to-no mobile reception) sounds like an excellent idea right about now, In2thewild's tiny holidays offer a refreshing break from civilisation and could be just what the doctor ordered. The company's latest tiny house, Norah, is ideally situated on a property 2.5-hours out of Brisbane and is their first off-grid offering in Queensland. more