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Not so common – James Street is getting an exclusive new food and retail precinct
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Not so common – James Street is getting an exclusive new food and retail precinct

Ask anyone in Brisbane for an example of a premium lifestyle precinct and James St will undoubtedly be the first thing to spring to mind. James St is more than just an address – the premium retail and lifestyle destination is a whole brand, darling. Those fond of a wander down the promenade may have recently spotted a sign in the vacant lot at the beginning of the street eluding to something called James St Commons coming soon – we’re here to shed a light on exactly what you can expect from the new space. more

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Good Grief! The dotty handmade ceramics we're swooning over
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Good Grief! The dotty handmade ceramics we’re swooning over

When you hear the phrase ‘good grief’, odds are your mind wanders to either Charles Schultz’s comic creation Charlie Brown or the sometimes-unavoidable emotion of total exasperation. The words also happen to lend themselves quite well to the unforgiving nature of handmade ceramics, which is part of the reason Newcastle-based creative Jen Lanz decided to name her brand for it. Combining attention-demanding textures with unmistakeable craftsmanship, Good Grief Ceramics is one dreamy brand that connects the admirer to the maker. more

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Doveton Fletcher knives are a cut above the rest
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Doveton Fletcher knives are a cut above the rest

Food and design are two things that go remarkably well together. Each discipline leans against the other and they coexist as fundamental to one another. As the son of a shoemaker and a restaurant owner, former animator and current professional knifemaker Todd Neale was raised to respect both of the passions that fuelled his parents’ careers – and now kitchens across the country are reaping the benefits in the form of Doveton Fletcher knives. more

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Feast and frolic under the stars at Peters Rooftop in West Village
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Feast and frolic under the stars at Peters Rooftop in West Village

As we inch ever closer to the completion of West Village, we’re catching glimpses of some of the ingenious ways the old Peters Ice Cream Factory is being given new life. For the latest stage, we’re being given more than just a little peek. The Peters Rooftop is a schmick new event space situated on top of the iconic building, giving patrons a chance to take in stunning views before restorations progress in May. more

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Dining by design – Martha St Village looks to locals for retail suggestions
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Dining by design – Martha St Village looks to locals for retail suggestions

Any local politician or development company will tell you, swaying public opinion is one of the toughest parts of the job. We’re fiercely protective of our neighbourhoods, so much so that we’ve got no problem voicing our opinion when any new arrival sets roots in our cul-de-sacs. Marquee Developments – the team behind new development Martha St Village – has decided to include the Coorparoo and Camp Hill populace in its decision making, inviting community input on what restaurants, cafes and bars should feature in the precinct’s retail line-up. more

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Alcyone Hotel Residences is a shining star in Hamilton's atmosphere
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Alcyone Hotel Residences is a shining star in Hamilton’s atmosphere

When it comes to the hotel life, striking the right balance between freedom to do what you want and the total luxury of being taken care of is pretty tricky. In the words of the girl from the Old El Paso ads, “Why don’t we have both?” Hamilton has been gifted a stunning blend of lifestyle and luxe with a local focus in the form of Alcyone Hotel Residences, a shining addition to the Portside precinct. more


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News Corp announces Millennium Square – a large-scale urban renewal project for Bowen Hills
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News Corp announces Millennium Square – a large-scale urban renewal project for Bowen Hills

The coming years are going to see some pretty big changes in Brisbane. The latest in a long list of massive property announcements will see Bowen Hills transforming into Brisbane’s information centre. News Corp Australia has shared details of a new $2-billion precinct, set to house a 'world-class media and innovation hub' and a range of amenities in the heart of Bowen Hills. more

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Holy sheet! more than ever makes bedtime even better
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Holy sheet! more than ever makes bedtime even better

The beginning of a new year is a great time to reflect and make changes big and small that can improve your quality of life. While many of us are signing up to the gym and picking up a few new cookbooks, changing up our bedding situation is a resolution most people never consider. Bed linen label more than ever is a Queensland-based brand that is giving us the chance to ensure we sleep soundly all year with a range of bedding to match your personality. more

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Collaboration and creation collide for The Cove Workspace’s Curated event series
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Collaboration and creation collide for The Cove Workspace’s Curated event series

When it comes to the design and creative industries, one of the most beneficial things you can do is take the time to learn from your peers. It’s a bloody tough slog out there in the industry, so taking on the wisdom and advice from those who are killing it in their field is pretty much a no-brainer. Rather than go for a dry boardroom-style approach, The Cove Workspace decided to hold a series of events to put the fun back into learning and networking. Running from December 11–22, Curated will bring together some of the brightest minds in the business for your information and pleasure. more

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The Christmas round-up: gifts for design lovers
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The Christmas round-up: gifts for design lovers

Those who appreciate good design can be a frightfully tricky bunch to buy gifts for. You know, they’re the ones with apartments that look like they’re straight out of a lifestyle blog, have the most enviably chic wardrobes, and they certainly don’t mess around with tasteless junk. If there’s a design lover in your life that has got you stumped for gift ideas, never fear – we’ve rounded up some swell options that won’t get relegated to the re-gifting pile (or the bin). more

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Mega entertainment precinct Brisbane Live takes a step closer to becoming a reality
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Mega entertainment precinct Brisbane Live takes a step closer to becoming a reality

The future is bright for Brisbane’s live music and entertainment scene as one of the most ambitious projects ever proposed for the city takes a big step closer to fruition. A report from The Courier-Mail indicates that the Brisbane Live project has received bi-partisan support from both sides of the state government, with the impressive addition set to be delivered by the Cross River Rail Development Authority in partnership with AEG-Ogden. more

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The future is now – Uber Elevate is the high-flying service set to change the way we travel
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The future is now – Uber Elevate is the high-flying service set to change the way we travel

How dope is living in an age of serious technological advancement? The lives that we are living now are filled with stuff that we could have scarcely dreamed about ten years ago. Things are moving so fast that we’re seeing progress above and beyond, and though we may be lagging behind in the human rights department (c’mon, marriage equality!) there are some things happening in the world that are pretty bloody exciting. One such thing is Uber Elevate, the brand-new initiative from the ridesharing giants that plans to take our commute sky-high – literally. more

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Calling all potheads – Arc + Family brings a slice of tropical pastel paradise to James Street
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Calling all potheads – Arc + Family brings a slice of tropical pastel paradise to James Street

Plant culture is having a real moment and quite frankly we are living for it. Being a green thumb used to be relegated to retirees and suburban mums, but now it’s genuinely cool to have an active interest in horticulture. We’re filling our houses with more plants than you can poke a watering can at, so it makes sense that the need for pretty pots to pop them in is real. One of Brisbane’s favourite purveyors of such goods is Arc + Family, bringing its beloved selection of handmade wares to a charming space on James Street. more

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W Brisbane unleashes its five-star fantasy on the CBD landscape
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W Brisbane unleashes its five-star fantasy on the CBD landscape

There was a powerful man that once said, “You can have whatever you like” but for most of us this sentiment remains a mere pipedream. We’re all familiar with the fantasy of renting out a ridiculously baller hotel room and just going to town on the facilities in a binge of pure hedonism, but rarely is it possible to find a venue that would actually match up to these sky-high expectations. Well, folks, the game is about to change rather significantly. The Brisbane CBD is set to welcome a very fancy newcomer in early 2018 – W Brisbane is arriving to make your wildest dreams a reality. more