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The Village Markets

The Village Markets (TVM), are the original and best boutique creative market on the Gold Coast, showcasing up to 100 fashion, arts and creative stalls as well as live local music and delicious gourmet food. Founded in October 2008, the aim of TVM is to create a platform for talented emerging designers, creatives, and vintage collectors to showcase their wares, as […]

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WHAT’S NEW WITH NEUW

By Benjamen Judd   If there is one thing that can send even the most mild mannered person over the edge it’s shopping for the perfect fit in a pair of jeans. Not only is the process of trying them on only to find out your body isn’t built like a store mannequin completely gutting […]

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PUT A RING ON IT

By Benjamen Judd   Or a necklace. Or a bracelet. Just as long as it is from our new favourite jewellery designers, Recreational Studios by Emma Swann. A selection of fine jewellery for both men and women, Recreational Studio works with repurposed silver to create imaginative pieces that challenge traditional jewellery norms. A mixture of […]

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CRUCIAL LEATHER GOODS

By Benjamen Judd   Merry Christmas peoples! Happy Holidays! Super Kwanzaa! Now is the time that we think of the best ways to celebrate with others in order to make sure that we, in return, don’t get shit gifts. Let’s be honest – we all give to receive. Take that as you will. To help […]

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TO MARKET TO CHRISTMAS TO UNDER OUR TREE

By Benjamen Judd   We are literally counting down the days until it is Christmas because we are pretty certain that we are going to be showered with gifts. And why? Because we are working super hard to make sure that everyone who knows and loves us will be attending the Christmas night markets at […]

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Valenzo bling on the Gold Coast

Leading contemporary jewellery designer Nick Uebergang specializes in creating exquisite custom designed pieces for discerning tastes. Inspired by the great eras of design Nick has spent over 15 years in the jewellery industry and has worked with some of the worlds most regarded and creative jewellery masters in the world. Let Nick take your vision […]

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GOLD COAST ART PRIZE

By Benjamen Judd   The annual Gold Coast Art Prize and all it’s cultural glory is about to launch this coming Saturday, December 7 and this year is looking bigger than all that have come before. Now in its 45th year, the popular Gold Coast Art Prize provides an opportunity to showcase excellent contemporary art […]

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THE REVEAL: Designs for a new Gold Coast Cultural Precinct.

As the Gold Coast prepares to host the world at the 2018 Commonwealth games, 3 internationally selected teams were shortlisted to present their plans for our own cultural precinct. Final proposals have been submitted and the winner will be featured at an exhibition of entries at the Arts Centre Gold Coast where the team’s visions […]

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SURF ‘N’ TURF AND SHOPPING

By Benjamen Judd   Yay for summer! One of our favourite things to do here on the sunny heaven that is the Gold Coast during the best season of the year is spending evenings meandering along The Esplanade in the heat enjoying some of the best local foods and designs that the region has to […]

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Gold Coast Brick Event, 9th and 10th November 2013

Brick Events Pty Ltd is private company whose main propose is to organise, conduct and manage exhibitions made up of Lego creations in the regional centres of Queensland and northern New South Wales. The company is teaming up with Bricks n Fun, Brisbane’s #1 Lego Speciality Shop and the Friends of Bricks n Fun group, […]

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We Love a Launch

By Benjamen Judd Our favourite local art space, 19 Karen Contemporary, has announced a new selection of works from esteemed Australian contemporary artists Esther Erlich, Johnny Romeo, Michaela Kloeckner and Richard Denny. A quaternity of solo shows that will occupy the space at the same time, the curators at 19Karen have succeeded in creating a […]

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GOLD COAST QUILTERS GUILD EXHIBITION 2013

Gallery 2August 10 – September 1, 2013 Treasured for their practicability to keep one warm in the colder months, quilts both conjure memories and evoke admiration for their craftsmanship. Showcasing the best of Gold Coast Quilters Guild, this biennial exhibition explores not only the materials and techniques that form these exquisitely made quilts but also […]

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Merchant & Mills

The ability to sew on a button or hem pants are skills that were once commonplace, but have become somewhat lost with younger generations. English draper Merchant & Mills is doing its best to keep such waning artistry alive with its Selected Notions Box Set. The embossed sewing box comes with removable inserts that accommodate […]

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OUR HOUSE

By Benjamen Judd   We love a solid success story. Especially when it comes to the creative industries where often it’s a matter of who you know (or screwed) as opposed to what talents you have.   Brisbane-based independent label, House of Cards, is one such success that resulted from honed skills, creative ingenuity, and […]

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LETS GET STAMPY

By Benjamen Judd   LETS GET STAMPY   Wooden, crafty, and colourful? You better believe we love the shit out of it. Stampel is the name given to the gorgeous range of wooden objects that are designed and hand-carved by Andrea Shaw.   Stampel is a Swedish word (no wonder we love it) for Stamp, […]

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