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

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
Design

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

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

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
Design

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


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

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

Play
More than a rebrand – Palace James St brings some serious luxe to the cinema experience
Design

More than a rebrand – Palace James St brings some serious luxe to the cinema experience

Hailed as one of Brisbane’s premier movie meccas, Palace Centro always had a reputation for being a little bit fancy. Well folks, we’ve got news for you – the heralded cinema complex has undergone a name change and copped a very impressive facelift to match. That’s not all – the newly minted Palace James Street is set to take your cinema experience to a whole new level with its opulent in-house premium service. more

Play
West Village’s stunning Bromley Room is reborn in a permanent location
Design

West Village’s stunning Bromley Room is reborn in a permanent location

When West Village announced the closure of its ephemeral arts and functions space The Bromley Room earlier this year, we couldn’t be too sad. First of all, we were warned that this first incarnation of celebrated artist David Bromley’s resident studio space was never meant to be permanent. Secondly, we were promised that David’s work would be scoring its own forever home within the walls of West Village at a later date – and that time has finally come. Allow us to introduce to you Bromley Room #2, West End’s brand-new home of all things arty. more

Play
Five-star urban retreat The Westin opens its doors in Brisbane City
Design

Five-star urban retreat The Westin opens its doors in Brisbane City

The Brisbane City hotel and hospitality landscape is about to get itself a brand-new player in the form of The Westin, a luxe new fixture from the world-renowned team at Marriott International. The hotel marks The Westin brand’s debut in Queensland, and you’d better believe it’s pulling out all the stops to impress. If the likes of next-level dining, a focus on wellness and pure resort-luxe vibes are up your alley, you might want to start planning your next staycation … more

Interiors
Cult online retailer Mast Furniture opens its flagship showroom
Design

Cult online retailer Mast Furniture opens its flagship showroom

When it comes to keeping things timeless, often simplicity is the key. This is something that the brains behind cult retailer Mast Furniture understand very well – the brand’s focus on creating pieces that will be treasured for years to come has earned it a loyal and growing following. Up until now Mast has been an online operation, but the team is about to open the brand’s very first showroom – giving people a chance to fall in love with the goods in person before making a purchase. more

Property
The former Athletes Village is set to transform into a buzzing build-to-rent residential community
Design

The former Athletes Village is set to transform into a buzzing build-to-rent residential community

In the wake of huge event, it’s easy to forget about all of the purpose-built infrastructure that was created and what will become of it. The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games saw a prime piece of real estate in Southport transformed into the Athletes Village, but what is happening to the space now? Something pretty darn exciting, it turns out – in an Australian first, the site will become home to a revolutionary long-term-rental residential community called Smith Collective. more

Architecture
Queensland Theatre lifts the curtain on brand-new performance space Bille Brown Theatre
Design

Queensland Theatre lifts the curtain on brand-new performance space Bille Brown Theatre

When it comes to names that foster the true spirit of homegrown creatives, Queensland Theatre is right up there with the best. As Australia’s third-largest theatre company, it makes sense that its productions should have a home that is worthy of both their greatness and cultural significance. After a careful incubation period, Queensland Theatre is proud to lift the curtain on its brand-new performance space that is all its own – welcome to the Bille Brown Theatre. more