Backstreet Christmas Day 9: Kids and Furbabies

Gifts and goodies for the children in your family, whether they be two-legged, four-legged, or otherwise! Works at Play A small family business based in Brisbane, Works at Play was started by Early Childhood Teacher and mum of 4 Melissa, who is passionate about children learning through play and started building play furniture in 2014.... Continue Reading →

Backstreet Christmas Day 8: Sewing & Craft

We were fortunate growing up to have a mum who spent a lot of time crafting with us - from the scrapbooking craze that saw our photo boxes looking a little serial-killer-y as we cut out faces for our projects, to sewing (and resewing) clothes and learning embroidery and glue and glitter of every kind.... Continue Reading →

Backstreet Christmas Day 4: Jewellery & Accessories

‘Tis the season where everything sparkles! Check out these local creators of lovely jewellery and funky accessories: Shibuya Moon If you’ve been following me for a while, you’ll know I’ve amassed quite a collection of beautiful Shibuya Moon creations! Designed and made in Brisbane by designer and illustrator Tiffany Atkin, Shibuya Moon pieces are “inspired... Continue Reading →

Backstreet Christmas Day 3: For the Home

For art you can eat off, drink from, or hang on the walls to admire every day, look no further than the brilliant Brisbane artists below! Bonnie Hislop & Dabbler Studio 241 Station Road, Yeerongpilly (open by appointment and for workshops) A Brisbane-based creative with a focus on ceramics, Bonnie creates functional works of art... Continue Reading →

Five Faves: Independent Bookstores

If you’re looking for new releases, new copies of old favourites, magazines…Brisbane has an awesome range of independent stockists and sellers who are really knowledgeable and can provide great recommendations if you’re looking for your next read, or the perfect gift. Avid Reader & Where the Wild Things Are 191 & 193 Boundary Street, West End One... Continue Reading →

Shop Local – Things for your home

In these tough times, most of us are spending a lot (A LOT) more time at home than we normally would, working from home and self-isolating, trying to strike a balance and find a new normal. The Brisbane creatives listed below make beautiful things for your home - I personally enjoy collecting and purchasing things... Continue Reading →

Shop Local – Stay Connected

As much as we are all trying to stay abreast of what is happening in the world at the moment, it's eve more important to stay connected to the people and things we love, and that make us feel good. Lots of local people and organisations have wonderful online initiatives going (many of them free).... Continue Reading →

Shop Local – Create @ Home

Many of us are now self-isolating at home, possibly with much more time on our hands than usual. Getting creative, whether it is picking up an old hobby again or trying out a new one, can help us to feel more relaxed, productive, and focused. Personally, I've returned to a half-finished crochet project with new... Continue Reading →

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