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

Product
The Weekend Series: help save the environment with these plastic-free essentials
Design

The Weekend Series: help save the environment with these plastic-free essentials

Look, we’re going to level with you. The planet is in a bad way, and it’s our fault. Non-biodegradable materials are clogging waterways and landfill in record amounts, which is playing havoc with our ecosystems and the environment at large. The high use of plastic is partially to blame, but it’s not all doom and gloom. Loads of companies across Australia and the world are fighting the good fight by creating plastic-free variants of regular household items. These reusable goods are functional and stylish, while also reducing the amount of plastic waste we produce. We’ve made a quick hit list of plastic-free essentials you should own to help do your part in saving the environment. 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

Product
Treasure chest – Exclaimed Kate brings a timeless touch to your Valentine’s Day gifting
Design

Treasure chest – Exclaimed Kate brings a timeless touch to your Valentine’s Day gifting

When you think about some of your most treasured possessions, it makes sense that they deserve to be stored somewhere that is both safe and beautiful. Whether it’s an heirloom ring that was handed down, a little shell you brought home from a beautiful holiday or your favourite necklace, the sentimental pieces that we collect throughout our lives really should be kept with care – but that’s no reason to lock them away in a vault. Exclaimed Kate is a Brisbane-based brand that has just launched a stunning range of unique jewellery boxes designed to store your trinkets and treasures while looking damn good doing it. 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


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
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

Hotels
The gang from Eddie's Grub House lifts the lid on The Pink Hotel
Design

The gang from Eddie’s Grub House lifts the lid on The Pink Hotel

The team behind everybody's favourite southern dive bar, burger hub and whisky den, Eddie's Grub House in Coolangatta, has finally unveiled their latest project. Though, it's not a restaurant, bar or cafe – it's a boutique hotel. The Pink Hotel to be precise. Feel free to blink as much as you like – you certainly won't miss this pink-hued beauty. more

Property
The former Athletes Village is set to transform into a buzzing build-to-rent residential community
Design

The former Athletes Village is set to transform into a buzzing build-to-rent residential community

In the wake of huge event, it’s easy to forget about all of the purpose-built infrastructure that was created and what will become of it. The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games saw a prime piece of real estate in Southport transformed into the Athletes Village, but what is happening to the space now? Something pretty darn exciting, it turns out – in an Australian first, the site will become home to a revolutionary long-term-rental residential community called Smith Collective. more

Architecture
Gold Coast Open House gives you the keys to the city
Design

Gold Coast Open House gives you the keys to the city

As locals, we don't often stop and take in our surroundings and appreciate just how far this fabulous city has come. So, consider Gold Coast Open House your chance to slow down, enjoy and revel in the evolution of architecture on the Gold Coast by getting a tour of some of the city's most iconic spaces. The event, held on Saturday October 27, will see 39 properties – which are normally closed to the public – opened up for just one day. more