Property
Surfers Paradise is set to be transformed with a landmark $800-million development
Design

Surfers Paradise is set to be transformed with a landmark $800-million development

Ambitious plans for a transformative $800-million residential development in the heart of Surfers Paradise have been submitted to the Gold Coast City Council for approval. The incredible project is being undertaken in a joint-venture between SPG Land and Gordon Corp and, if approved, will deliver one of the largest residential projects ever undertaken on the Gold Coast. Here's what we know so far ... more

Product
Discover Drift Collective, the dreamy new local linen label
Design

Discover Drift Collective, the dreamy new local linen label

Homewares can often be categorised as a frivolous purchase – if it’s just aesthetically pleasing or a purely decorative purchase, then we kind of get it. Sheets, however? Sheets are an investment. The average person spends a third of their life in bed, so it’s worthwhile making sure your slumber is comfy. If you’re in search of a new addition to your doze den, say hello to Drift Collective – the brand-new local label that discerning linen-lovers can’t get enough of. more

Architecture
Get a taste of the rural life with Tiny Away's first Queensland tiny house
Design

Get a taste of the rural life with Tiny Away’s first Queensland tiny house

Sure, the temps may be low and it's harder with each passing morning to escape our toasty beds but we're calling it – winter is the perfect time to explore the great outdoors. If you're up for a spot of adventure, Tiny Away's small homes make for the ideal getaway. The company's latest tiny house, Kookaburra Cabin, is ideally situated on a property just 90 minutes out of Brisbane and is its first off-grid offering in Queensland. more

Product
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

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


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
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 a sustainable and boutique holiday pad
Design

The Mysa Motel transforms an iconic Palm Beach pitstop into a 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

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

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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