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

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

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Illuminate your dark side with cruelty free Nocturna candles
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Illuminate your dark side with cruelty free Nocturna candles

Let’s be honest – there’s something pretty damn seductive about the dark side. From the chic aesthetic to the mysterious aura that surrounds darkness, it is often its contrast to the light that makes it even more beautiful – it’s all about balance, right? Brisbane-based brand Nocturna has channelled this energy into its range of stunning luxury candles, using the beauty of nature and the mystery of night as its muse. more

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Get sliding on artist-designed women's surfboards from Nusa Indah
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Get sliding on artist-designed women’s surfboards from Nusa Indah

Summer is on its way, the water is warming up and it's time to get salty. If you're a lady slider looking to add to your quiver, then get your fine self acquainted with Nusa Indah and its dreamy collection of bespoke surfboards, which are designed to nail the balance between aesthetics, functionality and handcrafted quality.  more


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Get greenery delivered to your door with Currumbin's Plants in a Box
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Get greenery delivered to your door with Currumbin’s Plants in a Box

While trends come and go, there's one that has stuck around and we're pretty happy about it – plants. Not only do they give back to the environment, they add sass to our homes and, well, just make us feel good all 'round. While we all love a trip to the nursery or local botanical haven, time isn't always on our side. That's where Currumbin's Plants in a Box comes in. more

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Cure your storage woes with Mustard Made lockers
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Cure your storage woes with Mustard Made lockers

When you were in high school, your locker was kind of a sacred place. It was piled high with text books, possibly a sandwich, Polaroids from that party, a secret love letter, while the inside of the door was probably scribed with two sets of initials beside a '4EVA'. A locker could say a lot about a person – it was uniquely you, which is exactly what inspired sisters Becca and Jess to bring lockers into the homewares landscape with Mustard Made. more

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Doveton Fletcher knives are a cut above the rest
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Doveton Fletcher knives are a cut above the rest

Food and design are two things that go remarkably well together. Each discipline leans against the other and they coexist as fundamental to one another. As the son of a shoemaker and a restaurant owner, former animator and current professional knifemaker Todd Neale was raised to respect both of the passions that fuelled his parents’ careers – and now kitchens across the country are reaping the benefits in the form of Doveton Fletcher knives. more

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Burleigh's new co-working space offers sweet relief for working parents
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Burleigh’s new co-working space offers sweet relief for working parents

If you have ever attempted to get actual computer work done with a small human at your feet, it's likely you understand that it's about as successful as trying to catch water in your hand. If you're nodding at your screen right now, we have some good, nay great news. In a first for the Gold Coast, Burleigh Heads has welcomed a brand new co-working space that has a fully supervised creche. more

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Thirsty for change – why you should be a responsible adult and ditch plastic water bottles for good
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Thirsty for change – why you should be a responsible adult and ditch plastic water bottles for good

We're about to get all Captain Planet on you (you're welcome for that nostalgia hit). Okay, if there were certain places that served FREE and perfectly edible cheeseburgers every single day, would you go up the road and pay for one? Heck no. Well, newsflash – that's pretty much what we're doing with bottled water. Australians spend more than $680 million each year on bottled water when they actually don't have to. Crazy, huh? Well, it gets even more crazy when you picture how many individual bottles that equates to ... and where those bottles actually end up.  more