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


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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

Interiors
Aesop makes a first foray into homewares with its brass oil burner
Design

Aesop makes a first foray into homewares with its brass oil burner

The Aesop brand is one synonymous with style and simplicity. The hair, skin and body expert has been meticulously crafting cult products since 1987, gaining a solid reputation both here at home in Australia and all around the world. Up until now, the brand’s reach has been strictly within the realm of beauty products – but this is all about to change with the launch of its first-ever homewares product. more

Interiors
Sheets on the Line sets up its dreamy new digs on James Street
Design

Sheets on the Line sets up its dreamy new digs on James Street

If you grew up in this sunburnt country, odds are you would have memories of a freshly washed set of sheets hanging on the line – as well as the visual of the crisp fabric flowing in the wind, one of the most intoxicating elements of this age-old scenario is the scent. Can you think of anything dreamier? The legends at Sheets on the Line have built a linen empire inspired by this very reminiscence, and their latest bricks-and-mortar location brings the goods in spades. more

Interiors
Follow your nose to Flour & Bloom's new Camp Hill store
Design

Follow your nose to Flour & Bloom’s new Camp Hill store

Southside flower lovers are sure to be familiar with Flour & Bloom. The quaint boutique florist set up shop in Tarragindi a little over a year ago, brightening days with its vibrant selection of blooms and house plants. Pretty quickly, however, the Flour & Bloom team outgrew that space, leading them to find a new floral trove in Camp Hill Marketplace. more

Interiors
Tuckbox is a testament to clean design offering more than meets the eye
Design

Tuckbox is a testament to clean design offering more than meets the eye

Have you ever heard of a tuckbox? If not, allow us to fill you in – it was the name given to a timber safe box that kids used to take along to boarding school, using it to store their most prized possessions. In a society built on the fast and disposable, the notion of keepsakes and treasures is becoming increasingly lost – but there are people out there fighting to keep the dream alive. If products with thought and permanence inspire you, it’s time you got acquainted with Tuckbox. more

Interiors
Meet your maker – Artisan craft and design studio makes the move to King Street
Design

Meet your maker – Artisan craft and design studio makes the move to King Street

When it comes to the Brisbane, there are some pretty iconic names floating around that have played an integral part in shaping our unique arts and culture landscape. One of these names is Artisan, the not-for-profit organisation that has been dedicated to supporting and promoting contemporary craft and design practice for both makers and their audiences since 1970. Following a 20-year stint on the Brunswick Street strip, Artisan is heading to a brand-new home at the thriving King Street precinct. more

Interiors
Treat every day like it’s a Public Holiday with these rad graphic ceramics
Design

Treat every day like it’s a Public Holiday with these rad graphic ceramics

There’s something so satisfying about ceramics – it’s always such a thrill looking at a beautifully crafted bowl or sipping from a cute mug and imagining that it was once just a ball of clay. Seeing the beautiful finished product from an outside perspective, it’s hard to believe that clay is such an unforgiving mistress to work with. When it comes to Sydney label more