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Hyde and Central style – Brisbane is set to gain its largest public park in 50 years
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Hyde and Central style – Brisbane is set to gain its largest public park in 50 years

Brisbane has steadily built quite the reputation as a green city, and it seems that we’re not stopping with the current abundance of lush inner-city spaces to enjoy our amazing natural environment. Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner has announced plans with Brisbane City Council to turn the current site of the Victoria Park Golf Course into a massive public park. Following in the footsteps New York’s Central Park and London’s Hyde Park, the ambitious project will be the largest of its kind that our city has seen in more than 50 years. more

Architecture
Concept design revealed for new $150 million QPAC theatre
Design

Concept design revealed for new $150 million QPAC theatre

QPAC is set to become the largest – and busiest – performing arts centre in the country when its fifth theatre opens the doors in 2022. This month, the Palaszczuk Government has unveiled design details about the new auditorium conceived by principal consultant design team Blight Rayner + Snøhetta. 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
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The Lightspace crew unveils stunning new Art Deco events space Loyal Hope of the Valley
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The Lightspace crew unveils stunning new Art Deco events space Loyal Hope of the Valley

If you’ve ever had the pleasure of attending a function or event at Fortitude Valley’s Lightspace, you’ll know that the team behind the venue is second to none. From the space itself to the running of its operations, this well-oiled fun machine has a sterling reputation in Brisbane. We teased in last week’s Pavement Whispers that the crew has been hard at work on a brand-new space, so we thought we’d give you a closer look at what they’ve been busy creating – collect your jaw from the floor and step inside Loyal Hope of the Valley. more

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Howard Smith Wharves' stunning Art Series Hotel, The Fantauzzo, opens its doors
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Howard Smith Wharves’ stunning Art Series Hotel, The Fantauzzo, opens its doors

You know the drill by now – as soon as we mention anything related to Howard Smith Wharves, it’s well worth sitting up and paying attention. Last year we dropped the news that the rapidly growing riverside hotspot was going to become home to a brand-new Art Series Hotel, named for celebrated contemporary artist Vincent Fantauzzo. Well, folks, the time has come to welcome these luxurious new digs to the neighbourhood – The Fantauzzo has officially opened its doors to its first guests as of yesterday, Tuesday March 26. more

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Get inspired and surprised by The Design Conference 2019
Design

Get inspired and surprised by The Design Conference 2019

If genius is considered one percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration, then consider your next decade’s quota well and truly taken care of by The Design Conference. Kicking off at Brisbane Powerhouse in May, the event aims to motivate, connect and enlighten creative professionals. more

Interiors
The Weekend Series: pimp out your pad with these five household furnishings for $50 or less
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The Weekend Series: pimp out your pad with these five household furnishings for $50 or less

With the advent of renovation and redecorating-focused reality television, we’re more conscious of interior aesthetics than ever. Home is where the heart is, and if your living space isn’t up to snuff then it becomes a real mood dampener. Overhauling your entertaining space can cause a bit of a sting on your finances, but redecorating on a budget is easily achievable if you know where to look. If you’ve got $50 you can spare, jump in the car and get a closer look at these five pieces that’ll fit right into your interior scheme without you having to take out a second mortgage. more

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The Weekend Series: help save the environment with these plastic-free essentials
Design

The Weekend Series: help save the environment with these plastic-free essentials

Look, we’re going to level with you. The planet is in a bad way, and it’s our fault. Non-biodegradable materials are clogging waterways and landfill in record amounts, which is playing havoc with our ecosystems and the environment at large. The high use of plastic is partially to blame, but it’s not all doom and gloom. Loads of companies across Australia and the world are fighting the good fight by creating plastic-free variants of regular household items. These reusable goods are functional and stylish, while also reducing the amount of plastic waste we produce. We’ve made a quick hit list of plastic-free essentials you should own to help do your part in saving the environment. more

Interiors
Made by Morgen combines practical design with a creative flourish
Design

Made by Morgen combines practical design with a creative flourish

Having both practical knowledge and creative sensibilities in equal abundance is a rare thing – most people tend to lean one way or the other. The design world unearths some of these multitalented gems, with maker and creative Nick McDonald as a prime example. His brand, Made by Morgen, strikes the perfect balance between expert craftsmanship and creative passion. more

Interiors
Mindful making – ceramics star Bonnie Hislop opens her California Lane boutique
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Mindful making – ceramics star Bonnie Hislop opens her California Lane boutique

When it comes to gifting, one-of-a-kind items are definitely the way to go. Something unique and crafted with care is something to be cherished, and Bonnie Hislop’s ceramics are highly covetable. The skilled ceramicist and workshop operator has just opened a new store in California Lane, stocking a selection of handcrafted wares that blur the lines between function and eye-catching art. more

Interiors
ASOS makes it debut into homewares with a bumper collection of affordable pieces
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ASOS makes it debut into homewares with a bumper collection of affordable pieces

If you’re anything like us, you’ve probably whiled away a fair few hours in your time trawling through online clothing mecca ASOS. The retail giant has long been a go-to for affordable fashion, with a healthy mix of big-name brands and its own eponymous label pieces. Well, folks, in news that is great for your decor (and dangerous for your Afterpay account) ASOS has just made its first foray into the homewares realm. more