ClassBento launches live-streamed classes – with a free craft box delivered to your door
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ClassBento launches live-streamed classes – with a free craft box delivered to your door

Whilst most of us are set on working through our self-iso bucket list, learning a new skill is sometimes easier said than done – especially when you're confined at home. Artisan experiences collective, ClassBento, know this all too well and as such, have pivoted to offer online creative workshops that connect eager students with local artisans and makers who are doing it tough. To be well-equipped with all the supplies you need, a free craft box is delivered straight to your door, so you don't even need to leave the house to pick up materials – it's a win-win, really. more

Already binged Tiger King? Here are five other Netflix shows to stream in isolation
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Already binged Tiger King? Here are five other Netflix shows to stream in isolation

Look, it's nothing to be ashamed of – we are all devouring Netflix content like there's no tomorrow. If like most of us, you've been there, watched that and gone on a seven-hour Tiger King bender that can only be described as a chaotic evil-fuelled hot mess, then we've got your back. No need to scroll endlessly through mediocre viewing options, as we've put together a hand-picked list of Netflix series you should binge-watch while in isolation – because, let's be real – there's not much else to do. more

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Five Australian brands that will step up your loungewear game while in self-isolation
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Five Australian brands that will step up your loungewear game while in self-isolation

While we're long-time fans of enjoying downtime at home on the couch, this self-isolation business takes things to a whole new level. As an anonymous meme maker penned the other day, 'you're not stuck at home – you're safe at home', so let's change our tunes about being bound to our abodes and aim to look and feel our best! One way to help boost your mood (especially while working from home) is to not kick around in your pyjamas all day – trust us, that novelty will quickly wear off. That's what loungewear is for, friends. To help, we've put together a handy list of five of our favourite Australian brands so you can nail the loungewear look (from head-to-toe) during self-isolation. more

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Decorate your home office with local art from online collective Cream Town
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Decorate your home office with local art from online collective Cream Town

As with a lot of professions, the arts industry and local artists in particular have have been financially affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, with a lot of individuals completely losing their income. To help ease the financial strain, newly launched online art collective Cream Town is helping to support these artists by selling their works as prints. If you're currently working from home and have a little bit of spare cash, now is the time to shop local and purchase an eye-catching piece for a good cause. more

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How to support the local Brisbane arts and music scene during the coronavirus crisis
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How to support the local Brisbane arts and music scene during the coronavirus crisis

Brisbane, right now our beloved music and arts industry (among others) is in crisis. All over the world, musicians are being forced to cancel concerts and tours left and right to try to curb the spread of coronavirus. Industry bodies are tallying losses over $200 million in Australia's music scene alone, and there will be more to come. While public health is paramount, the cancellations have affected everyone from artists to crew, management, promoters, agents, vendors, publicists, merchandisers, drivers, loaders, riggers and everyone else who relied on live events for their income. Visual artists have also taken a heavy hit to their ability to generate a living with city-wide gallery closures forcing the cancellation of upcoming exhibitions. We're all facing a tough road ahead but if you are in a position to help, here are a few ways you can show your support to Brisbane's struggling… more


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Bookworms rejoice! Audible is offering more than 100 free audiobooks
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Bookworms rejoice! Audible is offering more than 100 free audiobooks

With many schools shut down across the globe due to the COVID-19 pandemic, keeping young minds both entertained and active whilst they are stuck twiddling their thumbs at home is a monumental challenge. Doing its part to help the homebound community, audio entertainment retailer Audible has released more than 100 kid-friendly audiobooks to stream – for free! more

Shop local (from the comfort of your couch) at The Village Markets' first-ever Insta Market this weekend
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Shop local (from the comfort of your couch) at The Village Markets’ first-ever Insta Market this weekend

For the past 12 years, The Village Markets has been an integral platform for makers and creators across the Gold Coast and Brisbane. It's so much more than just a successful market –  it's a creative community for small businesses, as well as a stepping stone that has turned countless local designers (like Peony and Zulu & Zephyr) into international brands. It's a facilitator of entrepreneurship. A mentoring hub for people with a dream. Even now, amid these insanely unsettling times, TVM's support for the creative community remains unhindered. Instead of a physical market, TVM is going digital – and its first-ever Insta Market is happening this weekend. more

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Bandcamp is donating today's share of sales to musicians
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Bandcamp is donating today’s share of sales to musicians

One of the world's biggest repositories of independent music is doing its part to help support artists affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. For Friday March 20 only, Bandcamp will be donating its share of revenue from all sales to the artists. If you've been eyeing off a record or eye-catching band tee, now's the best time to snag it! more

Top tips for staying on-task while working from home
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Top tips for staying on-task while working from home

Theoretically working from home is a dream – no morning traffic, no annoying impromptu meetings in the tea room and you can finally be in control of the music playlist. It's great, in theory, but sometimes the reality is very different indeed. All of a sudden you start noticing all of the little things that need doing around the house (looking at you, Mount Washmore), the noisy neighbours and the constant distractions that beg for your attention and before you know it you've wasted an hour searching the cupboard for snacks. To help keep you on-track and on-task, we've compiled a handy list so you can make the most of your stint working from home.  more

Knowledge is power – the best resources to inform yourself on COVID-19
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Knowledge is power – the best resources to inform yourself on COVID-19

The current COVID-19 pandemic is no joke and should be taken seriously. That being said, there are a lot of unreliable information sources that can muddy the waters around what is and isn't true in regards to current coronavirus statistics and self-care practices. Amid all of the uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus outbreak, it's important to equip yourself with information from only reliable sources. Here is a list of essential links to keep handy that will help inform and prepare you for the duration of the outbreak. more

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Yin and yang – One Body Studio bridges the gap between fitness and mindfulness
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Yin and yang – One Body Studio bridges the gap between fitness and mindfulness

When it comes to health and fitness facilities, there tends to be two kinds. First is the traditional gym housed in a gigantic warehouse, filled wall-to-wall with very serious-looking machines and racks of dumbbells, kettlebells and medicine balls and 'Eye of the Tiger' blasting on repeat. Then there's the other kind, the kind that is filled with yoga mats and calming music. Like the kid from the taco commercial, Vanessa Cribb took elements of both, combining the best parts into one health-focused venue. Enter One Body Studio.  more

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Head south for a staycay complete with bug rolls and boozy ice-blocks
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Head south for a staycay complete with bug rolls and boozy ice-blocks

We'll come right out and say it, we love Brisbane. We do, it's true, but every now and then, we also love packing a bag, jumping in the car and heading south to the Gold Coast – even if it's just for the weekend. It's like there's an inexplicable sense of calm that washes over you like a wave as the cityscape fades in your rear-view mirror – it's just one little hour between you and freedom. If it's been too long in between visits or you're in need of a little R&R without spending too much time in transit (because less time in transit means more time for cocktails) then read on, dear reader, because our friends at QT Gold Coast have a treat for you. more

Started from the bottom – flooring designs for modern homes
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Started from the bottom – flooring designs for modern homes

Whether you’re undertaking a complete renovation or just want to update a small part of your home, flooring is undeniably one of the most important decisions. Able to frame a room as well as bring cosiness and functionality into spaces, a floor can often be the feature of your home. Whether you’re leaning towards the long-lasting quality of hard floors or the undeniable comfort factor of carpet, it pays to do a little research so that you can find the right flooring for your home and budget. more

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Take a breather at Brisbane's newest relaxation station Cenote Casa Bathhouse
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Take a breather at Brisbane’s newest relaxation station Cenote Casa Bathhouse

Whether you're inundated with work, feel weighed down by life's general stresses or just feel a bit blah, we all need to take time to unwind sometimes. Enter Cenote Casa Bathhouse – Brisbane's newest communal bathhouse retreat that invites you to kick back, relax and indulge in a rejuvenating spa experience. Nestled on Stanley Street in Wollongabba, the tranquil, tropical-like venue is inspired by bathhouses from abroad and transports visitors into a state of bliss like no other. more