by Luke Maninov Hammond
It just takes a peep behind the black door of Fallow in the heart of Fortitude Valley on Brunswick Street to realise this store is taking their shopping experience to an entirely new level. Walk in and you’d be forgiven for confusing it with a chic art gallery such are the beautiful displays of art accompanying stunning fashion, accessories and more.
Home is where one starts from
Melbourne-based furniture designers and manufacturers, Jardan have landed in Fortitude Valley on the beautifully fashionable James Street precinct for their first retail showroom in Brisbane!
WAAX KILLS WHILE DANCING IN THE JUNGLE
Hosted on a private property in the hills of Mt Samson, boutique camping Red Deer Music and
Art’s Festival gives the impression that you are experiencing what The Good Guide is renowned for
- the underground, local loves, that are abundant in authenticity and freedom.
Last Saturday, the first weekend of October, Reed Deer punters enjoyed the BYO alcohol, couch
and jungle themed event.
World Press Photo 15 Exhibition
As much about the photographers behind the photos as it is the pictures themselves, the World Press Photo exhibition showcases the most exceptional press photos of the year from around the globe in categories ranging from news to sport, nature, contemporary issues and portraiture.
The English Arrive a Happiness Place
The Pussycat Dolls said, “When I grow up, I want to be famous”, but when I grow up (i.e. own my own place) I want to have a house full of beautiful things. Happiness Place in Paddington is the only place I’ll go to help me fulfil that wish. Located in an iconic Queenslander, if the store had a theme song, it would be Nat King Cole’s “Under an Orange Coloured Sky.”
Unleash Your Inner Awesome
Opening their doors to the Brisbane public for the first time, Work-Shop is a creative organization which holds some of the quirkiest, most fascinating, and damn skillful arts classes you’ll ever get to gush about to your extremely jealous friends. Celebrating their launch with a late-night party showcasing the amazing artists gracious enough to share their talents with the community was a great opportunity to see Brisbane’s artistic side.
Pop out to see the Pop-Up Gallery
They’ve been here, they’ve been there, they’ve been everywhere! Outré Gallery flies from coast to coast, lovingly showing art from both national and international artists, and now they’ve spread their wings in sunny Brisbane for a special pop-up gallery in the jivin’ West End.
A one-stop, gift-giving heaven
You can now find Kova Lifestyle in two locations with the second newly opened store quickly becoming Bulimba’s fresh mecca of lush textures and trendy pieces (and of course the original iconic location in Centro on James St, Fortitude Valley). Embracing an eclectic mix of colours and cultures; this shop is a one-stop, gift-giving heaven!
Sarah Jane Walsh, the Vintage Queen!
Woolloongabba Antique Centre is a one of a kind vintage marketplace and cafe where everyone can find what they love, from your 5 year old daughter to your 65 year old grandmother to your 30 year old self. WAC is the pinnacle of vintage bespoke items, which makes owner Sarah Jane Walsh, the vintage queen. Sarah sat down with The Good Guide’s very own Michael Moudakis to talk about everything vintage, darling!
Tosari Galleries | Meet The Locals
The Good Guide is here to celebrate local is lovely. What makes a place so unique is her people. Rosie O'Sullivan is passionate about art and runs the Tosari Galleries in Toowoomba. She confides in us with what she loves, what drives her, where she likes to go and insider tips to the best of Southern Queensland Country.
Pigeon Profile | Local High Flyers
The Good Guide is here to celebrate local is lovely. What makes a place so unique is her people. We want get the low down from the maestro's of fine furniture and everything antique, vintage and of old. Style never goes out of fashion and boy do Jessica and Nick know how to source sexy antiques of distinction... oh la la! Love!
Lasting creative gift to Brisbane
With the much celebrated Cirque du Soleil back in town for their new show Totem, Matt Stewart was commissioned to create art works along the pillars (or totems?) of Coronation Drive to celebrate the show, to celebrate Brisbane, and to celebrate the strong ties the two have together.
Paint the Town | Toowoomba | 16-18 May
For all you day-trippers, fancy a day on the range? It’s almost time for the First Coat, or as we like to call it; bring out your woolies kids we are going to Toowoomba! First Coat is a new independent annual celebration of arts and music in the the Darling Downs.
Toowoomba is the ideal destination for a day trip in South-East Queensland and First Coat 2015 is the perfect excuse. Toowoomba has got it goin’ on.
A provincial state of mind…
Whether you’re on a mission to track down something specific or you just have that moment of pure shopping serendipity in an unexpected place, antiquing can be both a pursuit and a surprise.
If you’re under the impression that antiquing means having to rifle through barely-hanging-in-there bits and pieces to find the goods in a dusty old shop then prepare to be amazed. Hello Wallrocks....
Life’s A Garden. Dig it.
As someone who has studied many forms of art throughout the years and who also happens to be easily entertained by pretty things, I’m going to make a recommendation for everyone to visit the Garden Exhibition currently showing at the QUT Art Museum.