Interiors
Delicious design – five chic venues with interiors as fetching as the fare
Design

Delicious design – five chic venues with interiors as fetching as the fare

True epicurean enthusiasts know that nothing pairs better with delicious dishes and good company than a beautiful space. Considered design, refined details and awe-inspiring ambience are what separate good restaurants from great ones. For fans of finer-things, we’ve rounded up a few expertly designed restaurants and bars across Brisbane that offer sumptuous surrounds in which to dine – and find your next Instagram upload. more

Interiors
Cult homewares brand Fazeek brings its colourful and curvy signature style to a new ceramics and cutlery collection
Design

Cult homewares brand Fazeek brings its colourful and curvy signature style to a new ceramics and cutlery collection

We all know Melbourne-based brand Fazeek for its vibrant and curvy glass vessels, which have been making waves (quite literally) in Australia's homewares scene since its arrival in 2017. Now, the cult-favourite brand is adding to its beloved wavy-edged drinking, dining and homewares range with a new drop of colourful, crinkle-cut ceramics and curly cutlery. These super-cute ceramics are hitting shelves next month, so keep reading for all of the details ... more

Interiors
Enjoy five-star sustainable hospitality at Crystalbrook Vincent
Design

Enjoy five-star sustainable hospitality at Crystalbrook Vincent

Crystalbrook Collection, one Australia's leading independent hospitality groups, has bolstered its range of hotels with the recent acquisition of Howard Smith Wharves landmark The Fantauzzo. Now known as Crystalbrook Vincent, the 166-room accommodation spot retains the eye-catching charm and creative energy of its namesake, artist Vincent Fantauzzo, while enhancing its focus on sustainability. more

Interiors
Decorate your dwelling with pretty prints from FINEPRINT co
Design

Decorate your dwelling with pretty prints from FINEPRINT co

It's said that the Earth without art is simply 'eh'. Memes aside, art possesses the incredible ability to make you feel something just by looking at it – it's emotive and yet, entirely subjective. There's no one-size-fits-all approach to art and that's what makes it special. If your walls are looking a little bare, FINEPRINT co has opened the doors to a stunning new showroom at The Marine Village at Sanctuary Cove. The studio specialises in high-end contemporary art prints for your abode, so go ahead and start visualising where to hang all of your newly acquired pieces! more

Interiors
Deck out your pad with bespoke pieces from Markian
Design

Deck out your pad with bespoke pieces from Markian

With a change of seasons nigh, we think it's high time to do a bit of a redesign when it comes to our home's interiors. Shopping for your sanctuary will be a little bit easier – and a whole lot more luxe – with the arrival of Markian in New Farm, a designer and distributor of quality bespoke furniture, lavish interior objects, rugs and fine art. 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:

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

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

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
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

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

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