Smart Choices by Smart People

Across all industries – fashion, furniture, interior and architecture – Australian Design deserves a round of applause: we’re seeing artistic beings exhibit their creative flair against long-lasting success.

All Grown Up: Australia’s Contemporary Arts World

We used to think that Australia’s contemporary art world was anything but childish. Perhaps we were wrong

Feeling Right at Home in a Restaurant

ME Architects’ multi-awarded restaurant Gauge offers a calm retreat from South Brisbane’s busy Grey Street. Leanne Amodeo talks to architect Matthew Eagle about the elegant yet unpretentious fit-out.

If You Only Attend One Warehouse Sale this Weekend…

One of our favourite rug suppliers, Designer Rugs is hosting a three-day weekend warehouse sale, and we are so ready!

A Luxury Apartment in Brisbane’s Newstead

Newstead has historically been a Brisbane precinct filled with warehouses in a prime inner-city location, and the new Lumira Apartments strike a careful balance of luxury living while honouring the industrial aesthetic.

The Dramatic extension of a traditional 1900’s cottage

A traditional Brisbane cottage receives an understated but expertly crafted new lease on life. Elana Castle reports.


When given the opportunity to take on an existing food kiosk in Brisbane’s Wintergarden shopping centre, proprietors Mitch Suchowacki and Dane Louie engaged interior designer Georgia Cannon to help transform the outmoded outlet into a space fit for today’s epicurean consumer.

West End Cottage Renovation: A Photo Essay

Not long after the 2011 flood that swept through Brisbane, Owen and Vokes and Peters Architects were approached to renovate and extend a small timber worker's cottage in Brisbane.

Chester Street Bar and Bakery

Elana Castle discovers the slightly unorthodox pairing of a bakery and a bar in Brisbane

Design Hunter™ Q+A with Jane Fleming

Jane Fleming, Architect, Industrial Designer and Interior Designer and Program Manager at the Brisbane Campus of CATC Interior Design and Decoration shares her design favourites with habitusliving.