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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

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Up your picnic game with bohemian-inspired outdoor furnishings by Lekkel & Co
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Up your picnic game with bohemian-inspired outdoor furnishings by Lekkel & Co

Picnics are one of our favourite activities (mainly because of the cheese and dips) but sometimes its hard to be comfortable when you're effectively sitting on the ground for hours on end. Enter Lekkel & Co and its range of bright colourful bohemian-style outdoor cushions and furnishings. Not only will you be totally comfy, you'll also have the best-looking set up in the park. more


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New year, new sheets – mix and match your bed linen with more than ever
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New year, new sheets – mix and match your bed linen with more than ever

The beginning of a new year is a great time to reflect and make changes big and small that can improve your quality of life. While many of us are signing up to the gym and picking up a few new cookbooks, changing up our bedding situation is a resolution most people never consider. Bed linen label more than ever is a Queensland-based brand that is giving us the chance to ensure we sleep soundly all year with a range of bedding to match your personality. more

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Plant-based gifts – The Borrowed Nursery unveils The Botanica Box
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Plant-based gifts – The Borrowed Nursery unveils The Botanica Box

Gift hampers are funny things. Does anyone actually like getting fruit chutney, cleanskin wine and chocolate-coated ginger in an unfashionable cane hamper as a gift? No sir, we most certainly do not. That's why our hearts fluttered a little when we heard about The Botanica Box by The Borrowed Nursery. It's a newly launched botanical-inspired gift-delivery service that is ditching the less-than-appealing products for local goodness like plants, small-batch gin and hand-crafted candles.  more

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Habitat comes to life creating a hub for Byron Bay's most iconic lifestyle brands
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Habitat comes to life creating a hub for Byron Bay’s most iconic lifestyle brands

Byron Bay's innovative new mixed-use community Habitat has sprung to life, with the unique village concept bringing like-minded people and businesses together by offering a sustainable lifestyle without compromising on style or comfort. Alongside Habitat's residential and commercial elements lies an exciting new retail and lifestyle precinct, where you'll now find some of Byron Bay's most reputable brands showcased in one collaborative retail hub. more

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The Christmas round-up: gifts for design lovers
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The Christmas round-up: gifts for design lovers

Those who appreciate good design can be a frightfully tricky bunch to buy gifts for. You know, they’re the ones with apartments that look like they’re straight out of a lifestyle blog, have the most enviably chic wardrobes, and they certainly don’t mess around with tasteless junk. If there’s a design lover in your life that has got you stumped for gift ideas, never fear – we’ve rounded up some swell options that won’t get relegated to the re-gifting pile (or the bin). more

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Give a damn about the environment with Gold Coast artisans The Ceramic Mill
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Give a damn about the environment with Gold Coast artisans The Ceramic Mill

Whilst the majority of us Gold Coasters drink (and love) coffee, we're also an incredibly busy bunch – so it's often consumed on the go, adding fuel to the mounting issue of paper-cup use. Whilst there are generally a lot of options out there for reusable cups, not everyone is buying them. If you're a little slow to jump on the reusable-cup bandwagon, then perhaps these locally-made cups from The Ceramic Mill will sway you in the right direction. more

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Plate up like a pro at home with restaurant-quality ceramics by Made in Japan
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Plate up like a pro at home with restaurant-quality ceramics by Made in Japan

If you're often ogling at the plates, platters and serving dishes used at your favourite eateries and dreaming of having them in your own kitchen, then you'd best get familiar with Made in Japan. The company not only provides bespoke ceramics and tableware to some of Australia's top restaurants, it also makes its collections available for the home. It's time to plate up like a pro. more

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Adorn your walls with reclaimed timber designs by Kirralee & Co.
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Adorn your walls with reclaimed timber designs by Kirralee & Co.

You probably don't look twice at the so-called junk that lies on the nature strip when it's time for the local kerbside pickup. Well, Kirralee Robinson does. She turns unwanted wood and furniture into hanging wall vases, knives, earrings, shelves and picture frames under her namesake business Kirralee & Co. Let's get you acquainted. more

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Garden Glory brings sass and style to the humble garden hose
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Garden Glory brings sass and style to the humble garden hose

Let's talk about something we don't often bring up – garden hoses. We've all got them. They're often found in colours like bottle green and orange, and are generally left reeled around an equally unappealing wall mount. Yep, this essential garden accessory has never been known for being stylish ... until now. Let us introduce you to the unbelievably cute range of chic garden hoses and mounts by Garden Glory so we can fall in love with them together. more

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Store stuff stylishly in a hand-weaved baskets from Inartisan
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Store stuff stylishly in a hand-weaved baskets from Inartisan

In a rapidly changing world of mass-produced homewares (we're looking at you, Kmart), there’s something deeply satisfying about buying things for your home that are handmade and produced ethically. If you have an appreciation for quality and artistic integrity, you have a kindred spirit in Inartisan. more

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Kinfolk & Co. reignites the art of food with handcrafted kitchen and tablewares
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Kinfolk & Co. reignites the art of food with handcrafted kitchen and tablewares

Somewhere along the way in the busy lives we all live, the connection was lost between people, their food and how they ate it. In a world where mass production rules the roost, it's easy to look for convenience over quality in so many ways. Here at The Weekend Edition, we're all for slowing down and enjoying the magic around us. So, when we came across handmade tableware maker Kinfolk & Co., we knew the company's ethos of slow design, mindful purchasing and less consumption was something we just had to harp on about. more

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Join the war on waste with a handmade Planet Cup from Renton Bishopric Ceramics
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Join the war on waste with a handmade Planet Cup from Renton Bishopric Ceramics

Hoo boy, we’ve really done a number on old Mother Nature with our highly unsustainable habits here on earth. We could depress you with a number of alarming statistics that you may or may not be aware of, or we could tell you something easy you could do to make a tangible difference – we choose the latter. Cutting down on single-use stuff is a breeze, and one of the biggest culprits is the holder of our daily java hit. Swap out your disposable cup for a Planet Cup and you’re already a hero. more

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Byron Bay's Sit Still Lauren turns mud into magic
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Byron Bay’s Sit Still Lauren turns mud into magic

There's something about handmade ceramic pieces that makes you smile. Perhaps it's knowing that at one point, this beautifully raw piece was actually just a slab of mud. Though, when this slab gets into the right set of hands, magic can happen. Byron Bay's Lauren Campbell has one of those sets of hands, creating a distinctive collection of ceramic wares under her namesake business, Sit Still Lauren.  more