Product
Grow micro-greens with micro effort – say hello to Micropod
Design

Grow micro-greens with micro effort – say hello to Micropod

It’s a well-known story – you decide to level up your dining experience by growing your own produce, and fall into the trap of thinking that maybe this time your plants won’t die from neglect. Fast forward a few weeks and all you have is a withered mess to clean up and you find yourself (yet again) reaching for the plastic-wrapped supermarket substitute. Sound familiar? Never fear, friends, because we may have the solution for you to become a green thumb - it’s called Micropod. more

Interiors
Artists Miimi + Jiinda have dropped a new colour-soaked collection at Adairs
Design

Artists Miimi + Jiinda have dropped a new colour-soaked collection at Adairs

When homewares and furnishings retailer Adairs first collaborated with Indigenous Australian artists Miimi + Jiinda on a homewares range last September, the collection was snapped up from store shelves quicker than TP in March 2020. Thankfully, the original collection was just the beginning of Miimi + Jiinda's journey with Adairs and now we're being treated to a brand-new range of goodies. more

Hotels
The Mysa Motel transforms an iconic Palm Beach pitstop into sustainable and boutique holiday pad
Design

The Mysa Motel transforms an iconic Palm Beach pitstop into sustainable and boutique holiday pad

The Gold Coast has always been a poplar destination for sun-soaked holidays and staycations (even before they were a thing), with the classic roadside motel etched in many childhood memories. One such southern Gold Coast icon has been given a new lease on life as a sustainable, boutique luxury accommodation for an entirely new generation to stay and play. Ladies and gents, allow us to introduce you to the stunning new The Mysa Motel (pronounced Mee-sa) in Palm Beach – we have a feeling it will be filling your Insta-feed for a long time to come. more

Property
The Gold Coast's newest retail and foodie hub gets the green light
Design

The Gold Coast’s newest retail and foodie hub gets the green light

Prolific developers Sunland Group has received approval for a visionary new food-oriented retail village at the heart of its masterplanned community The Lakes at Mermaid Waters. The impressive new 7500 sqm precinct on the corner of Hooker Boulevard and Bermuda Street is set to feature open-air laneways interwoven with a fresh food hall, cafes, restaurants (including two rooftop venues), bars, a health and wellbeing precinct, office space and a lakeside community Green. Here's what we know so far ... more


The Locals Next week: a Goldie local

Becky Morton
It’s all the little things that can add up to great change ... ~ Becky Morton more
Hotels
The Star Gold Coast gets the green light for a new 63-storey tower
Design

The Star Gold Coast gets the green light for a new 63-storey tower

Just when you thought The Star Gold Coast had it all, along comes the announcement of a new $400-million mixed-use tower that is set to commence construction on the Broadbeach Island site in coming weeks. The now-approved 'Tower 2' will be built on the most southeastern part of the island and will feature 210 five-star hotel rooms alongside 457 residential apartments that will form part of The Star Residences.  more

Play
Get your hands dirty at Currumbin Valley's Stoka Clay Studio
Design

Get your hands dirty at Currumbin Valley’s Stoka Clay Studio

Nestled in the foothills of Currumbin Valley you’ll find Stoka Clay Studio – a creative haven where you can get your hands dirty, tune in to the creative process and zone out from the world around you. Whether you're a master mud-thrower or just a beginner at building with clay, the studio provides a relaxed retreat from the hustle-and-bustle of daily life. more

Product
Greenfolk expands its urban jungle to a leafy new space in Burleigh Heads
Design

Greenfolk expands its urban jungle to a leafy new space in Burleigh Heads

When it comes to house plants, we firmly believe that you can never really have too many. In fact, on the contrary – the more the merrier! Adding pops of greenery to your abode is a arguably the easiest way to breathe some life into a space and a guaranteed way to lift your mood. Plants are also excellent at purifying the air, seriously – the only thing they can't do is look after themselves (if only!) and truth be told, some of them can be pretty needy. If you struggle to know how often to water or how much sunlight your seedlings need to survive – you need Greenfolk in your life. It's a happy place for green thumbs, plant nerds and lovers of homewares. 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

Architecture
Live out your futuristic dreams with this totally extra Bubble House
Design

Live out your futuristic dreams with this totally extra Bubble House

At some arbitrary point in time, architects and home builders became obsessed with squares. Sure, they're practical for furniture placement and maximising space, but where's the fun? If you sometimes feel like you're a little bit too extra for this world and possess an appreciation for things that go against the grain, take a squiz at The Bubble House in Karalee. The unique property is accepting expressions of interest so go ahead and book an appointment with your finance people. more

Property
Karaoke stages, waterfalls and Turkish bathhouses – five baller Queensland pads that you can call yours
Design

Karaoke stages, waterfalls and Turkish bathhouses – five baller Queensland pads that you can call yours

We’ve all fantasised of living in a huge mansion with enough rooms to get lost in. In reality, however, our budgets are a little (lot) more modest – though it doesn’t hurt to dream. With a little help from a certain search engine, we can have a sneak peek at extravagant addresses that just scream luxury. We're not talking your standard six-bedroom, five-bathroom mansions here – we're talking straight-up 80s-drug-dealer yes-I-have-my-own-helicopter ridiculousness – and there are SEVERAL (well, at least five) of these mansions currently on the market in Queensland. So if you've got a spare $8 (or $45) million lying around, time to get out the cheque book and live your Tony Montana dreams. If not, it might be time to arrange that sugar daddy. more

Property
Luxe $70-million Rainbow Bay project Flow Residences hits the market
Design

Luxe $70-million Rainbow Bay project Flow Residences hits the market

Whether you've got a cool $1.175-million to spare or you're just here for the design inspo, Coolangatta's newly launched Flow Residences will surely catch your discerning eye. The dreamy 22-apartment residents-only project, featuring sweeping views over Rainbow Bay and the iconic Snapper Rocks surf break, has just hit the market. Take a peek inside ... more

Hotels
Byron on a budget – The Surf House opens with boutique (and cheap) rooms just metres from the beach
Design

Byron on a budget – The Surf House opens with boutique (and cheap) rooms just metres from the beach

With the border reopening from July 10, we're no longer going to be deprived of our day trips and weekenders in beautiful Byron Bay – so it's time to start planning your next escape. If you're a little strapped for cash but don't want to kick it at the backpackers or camp ground, then the newly opened The Surf House could be right up your alley. Oh, and speaking of champagne tastes on a beer budget – it's also got a rooftop bar. more