Product
Gather around and listen to records on a sleek audio unit from Fort Kingsley
Design

Gather around and listen to records on a sleek audio unit from Fort Kingsley

There's something inherently special about sinking into a chair and listening to a record with a wine in hand. The unmistakable crackle of the vinyl, the mild inconvenience of having to get up to physically change sides, the feeling that time is somewhat superfluous – it becomes an experience rather than just background music. If you also possess an appreciation for the experience or have a keen eye for design, take a peek at Fort Kingsley's beautiful new take on the classic audio consoles of yesteryear. more

Product
Win the war on waste at your place with Zero Co cleaning products
Design

Win the war on waste at your place with Zero Co cleaning products

Unless you've been living under a gigantic rock for the last decade, it's pretty likely you're across the devastating impact single-use plastic is having on the world, from chocking our oceans to harming plants and wildlife. Something has to change and if you're on board and keen to rid your home of single-use plastic, say hello to Zero Co. The Australian-based start-up is calling on all Aussies to help fund the first production of a range of planet-friendly, plastic-busting household products. 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're often so focussed on getting from A to B that we don’t stop and take in our surroundings to 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 19, will see 56 interesting spaces – some of which are generally closed to the public – opened up for just one day for your viewing pleasure. 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
Architecture
A new chapter – HOTA's main gallery closes to make way for the city's new home for visual arts
Design

A new chapter – HOTA’s main gallery closes to make way for the city’s new home for visual arts

After more than 33 years, HOTA's original art gallery, which has seen more than 1.24 million visitors through the doors and around 700 exhibitions, has closed its doors to the public, heralding a thrilling new chapter for the city's arts hub. The Main Gallery's closure is another step in the evolution of HOTA's spectacular new $60.5-million purpose-built six-level gallery, which is set to open in early 2021. more

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