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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
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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

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

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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

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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

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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

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Treasure chest – Exclaimed Kate brings a timeless touch to your Valentine’s Day gifting
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Treasure chest – Exclaimed Kate brings a timeless touch to your Valentine’s Day gifting

When you think about some of your most treasured possessions, it makes sense that they deserve to be stored somewhere that is both safe and beautiful. Whether it’s an heirloom ring that was handed down, a little shell you brought home from a beautiful holiday or your favourite necklace, the sentimental pieces that we collect throughout our lives really should be kept with care – but that’s no reason to lock them away in a vault. Exclaimed Kate is a Brisbane-based brand that has just launched a stunning range of unique jewellery boxes designed to store your trinkets and treasures while looking damn good doing it. more

Architecture
Once in a lifetime – the most incredible original 1970s dream home is being put to auction
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Once in a lifetime – the most incredible original 1970s dream home is being put to auction

If you’re anything like us, you might sometimes like to kill time by scrolling through real estate websites and fawning over the weird and wonderful properties that sometimes pop up on the market. On this day, we have come across something that has stopped our entire team in its tracks – a totally original 1970s family home that truly has to be seen to be believed. The property at 179 Flockton Street in Everton Park has poached our hearts, and with one scroll through the photos you won’t find it hard to see why. more

Interiors
The self-balancing lamp bringing sleek, chic design to the table
Design

The self-balancing lamp bringing sleek, chic design to the table

Finding the perfect lighting solutions for your home can be a pretty hard task. Do you go for form and function over aesthetics? Do you want something bright or a more subdued light? Well, the brains at Herston have developed a lamp that truly personifies the best elements of design – without skimping on functionality. more

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Ovolo The Valley brings quirk, colour and creature comforts to the party precinct
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Ovolo The Valley brings quirk, colour and creature comforts to the party precinct

When we caught wind that a brand-spankin’-new Ovolo Hotels project was popping up in Fortitude Valley, we could scarcely contain our excitement. The award-winning boutique designer hotel company has finally unveiled its latest project, and you’d best believe it lives up to the hype. Ovolo The Valley has opened its doors as of Wednesday November 28, bringing a slice of quirk, colour and unparalleled comfort to the bustling cultural precinct. more