• Guide

    The Best New Melbourne Spaces of 2021

    We've rounded up the most stunning buildings and venues unveiled in Melbourne this year.

  • News

    Australia's Most Stunning Bars, Eateries and Hotels Have Been Revealed at 2021's Eat Drink Design Awards

    2021's most stylish hospitality spaces include a St Kilda wine bar, Parramatta restaurant and Fortitude Valley coffee haven.

  • News

    Check Out the Latest Plans for the Yarra's $300 Million 'Greenline'

    The City of Melbourne's ambitious project features new green spaces, a six-metre-wide promenade and a new maritime heritage trail across four kilometres.

  • Guide

    The Best Christmas Markets in Melbourne for Presents, Produce and Festive Feels

    With markets filed with fresh produce, local gifts and treats for the pets, there's really no reason to go within a square kilometre of a shopping centre this year.

  • News

    Eight Stylish Products That Will Elevate Your Living Space

    Minimal effort, maximum aesthetic reward.

  • News

    We're Giving Away Samsung's The Serif TV to One Lucky Design Lover

    Level up your living room with this sleek TV — plus, we have some snazzy artworks as runner-up prizes.

Latest Guides
  • News

    HoMie's 90s-Inspired Disney Range Will Add a Whole New World of Nostalgia to Your Wardrobe

    The colourful 18-piece collection adds Disney characters to the Melbourne brand’s t-shirts, shorts, hoodies and socks.

  • News

    MPavilion Will Return Next Month, Hosting Over 250 Fantastic Events For Its Longest Season Yet

    This year, the famed architecture commission returns to the Queen Victoria Gardens, with a jam-packed program of talks, music performances, art, workshops and experiences.

  • News

    Bearded Dudes and Surfing Koalas: A Look Into the Colourful World of Mulga the Artist and His Plans for Summer

    The Sydney-based artist gives us a rundown on his quirky characters and his love of the beach.

  • News

    We're Giving Away a Heap of Kathmandu Beach Essentials for All Your Summer Adventures

    Score these brightly patterned beach umbrellas, camping chairs and tees designed by Aussie street artist Mulga.

  • News

    Eight Homewares Stores for When You Want Budget-Friendly Wares That Aren't Flat-Pack

    Give your space a much-needed spruce without blowing out your savings.

  • News

    All the Best Australian-Made Picnic Gear for Your Next Park Session

    Keep your drinks cool and your shopping local when you plan your next picnic outing.

  • News

    A New Library with a Rooftop Terrace Is Coming to the Queen Victoria Market Precinct

    The new library will be housed across three levels in the Munro Development community hub.

  • News

    The Jam Factory Is Set to Score a $1.5 Billion Makeover

    The latest plans include a new amphitheatre for events, a revamped cinema complex and a luxury hotel.

  • News

    Preston Is Set to Score Three MCGs-Worth of Open Green Space

    The new green spaces are all thanks to the Level Crossing Removal Project and the suburb's new elevated rail line.

  • News

    Meet Nonna's Grocer, The Concept Store Selling Homewares (Almost) Good Enough to Eat

    The incredibly true-to-life fruit and vegetable candles look good enough to eat (just don't eat them).

  • News

    The Upside Has Released a 'Pupside' Bandana for Dogs and It's Donating the Proceeds to RSPCA NSW

    Dress up your doggo with a blue bandana made from recycled fabric offcuts — and help a great cause.

Latest Events
  • Event

    Honk! Untitled Goose Exhibition

    Tuesday, September 17, 2024 - Sunday, February 16, 2025

    ACMI, Melbourne

    Start honking: this free world-premiere 'Untitled Goose Game' celebration at ACMI showcases everyone's favourite horrible goose.

  • Event

    Longlegs

    Thursday, July 18 - Wednesday, August 14, 2024

    Various cinemas in Melbourne

    Featuring Nicolas Cage as its namesake and 'It Follows' star Maika Monroe as the FBI agent on his trail, this is horror at its most unshakeable.

  • Event

    When Night Comes — Broad Encounters

    Tuesday, June 11 - Saturday, August 24, 2024

    The Austral, Collingwood

    A dark, decadent and delicious evening awaits at this multi-sensory performance at The Austral.

  • Event

    Melbourne International Film Festival

    Thursday, August 8 - Sunday, August 25, 2024

    Various cinemas in Melbourne

    Movie lovers, rejoice: MIFF is back for another winter, filling Melbourne's cinemas with more than 250 films across 18 days in August.

  • Event

    Twisters

    Thursday, July 11 - Wednesday, July 31, 2024

    Various cinemas in Melbourne

    No one usually wants a storm to strike twice, but this disaster franchise has swirled up a second must-see, this time directed by 'Minari' Oscar-nominee Lee Isaac Chung.

  • Event

    Fly Me to the Moon

    Thursday, July 11 - Wednesday, July 31, 2024

    Various cinemas in Melbourne

    Scarlett Johansson is a delight in this space-race rom-com co-starring Channing Tatum, but the 60s-set film itself is just entertaining enough.

  • Event

    MaXXXine

    Thursday, July 11 - Wednesday, July 31, 2024

    Various cinemas in Melbourne

    Mia Goth mesmerises again in this follow-up to 'X' and 'Pearl', which is the stylish, witty and gory 80s-set third effort that this horror franchise firmly deserves.

  • Event

    Kinds of Kindness

    Thursday, July 11 - Wednesday, July 31, 2024

    Various cinemas in Melbourne

    After 'The Favourite' and 'Poor Things', Emma Stone and Yorgos Lanthimos are three from three with this spiky triptych with an award-winning trio of performances by Jesse Plemons.

  • Event

    Winter Gin Market

    Friday, July 26 - Saturday, July 27, 2024

    The Craft & Co., Collingwood

    Taste and buy some of Australia's best gins at this two-day winter showcase at Smith Street's The Craft & Co.

  • Event

    'The Lord of the Rings' Marathon — Extended Edition

    Saturday, July 27 - Sunday, July 28, 2024

    Select cinemas in Melbourne, Various locations

    Stock up on lembas bread to make it through all three films, back to back and in their extended forms, on the big screen.

  • News

    IKEA Is Launching a Pink and Frilly Version of Its Famed (and Super Handy) Frakta Bag

    The versatile blue-and-yellow bag is getting a makeover, with its pink sibling launching in November.

  • News

    The Queen Victoria Market Is Set to Score a New Pop-Up Park and Activation Space

    The Market Square site will host a program of live music, art installations and community events during its two-year stay.

  • News

    The City of Melbourne's Latest Revival Plan Will See Empty Shopfronts Reimagined as Pop-Up Creative Spaces

    More than 75 vacant storefronts are set to be temporarily and creatively transformed in a push to re-energise the city.

  • News

    Behind the Scenes: Why 'Concrete Playground' Wrote an Article on Prawn Cocktails, Espresso Martinis and Footy Pies

    And how we brought these visual feasts to the digital page with a freelance illustrator on Fiverr.

  • News

    A New Line of Merch Dedicated to Victoria's COVID-19 Response Commander Jeroen Weimar Has Been Released

    His face now graces doona covers, cushions, tote bags and more — from the same artist who created last year's Brett Sutton designs.

  • News

    McDonald's Has Released a New Range of Peter Alexander PJs Covered in Burgers, Fries and Golden Arches

    The fast food chain has teamed up with Peter Alexander to celebrate its 50th anniversary.

  • News

    These Eye-Catching Venues Have Been Shortlisted for the 2021 Australian Interior Design Awards

    Nearly 200 places are in the running this year — including in the hospitality, installation, residential, workplace, retail and public design categories.

  • News

    Frank Green Is Releasing a Range of 'Lion King'-Themed Reusable Cups and Bottles

    Say "no worries" while you're sipping coffee from a Simba, Timon and Pumbaa cup — and doing the environment a solid in the process.

  • News

    The National Gallery of Victoria's Garden Is Getting a New Pink Pond That You Can Wade Through

    Popping up from November 2021, 'Pond[er]' is the NGV's 2021 Architecture Commission.

  • News

    Active Truth Has Released a New Line of Activewear Designed by Indigenous Australian Artist Bobbi Lockyer

    Shop for tights, crop tops or maternity activewear, all featuring Lockyer's hand-painted design.

  • News

    A Vision to Transform Cockatoo Island Into a Sprawling Arts and Culture District Has Been Revealed

    Including high-end glamping, a new creative precinct and harbour boardwalk.

  • News

    The Yarra's Northbank Precinct Could Be Getting a $300 Million Makeover

    The City of Melbourne's ambitious project features new green spaces and elevated walkways that nod to New York’s High Line park.

  • News

    Melbourne Is Getting a New 3500-Square-Metre Riverside Park with an Urban Forest

    Plans for Seafarers Rest in Docklands also include grassy lawns and flexible event spaces.

  • News

    Melbourne's Heritage-Listed City Baths Will Unveil Its Multimillion-Dollar Makeover This Spring

    The historic fitness centre's $2.5 million restoration project will be revealed by September.

  • News

    Cameras That Catch You Using Your Phone While Driving Will Be Rolled Out Across Victoria By 2023

    It comes after a three-month trial found one in 42 drivers using their phone illegally behind the wheel.

  • News

    The Queen Victoria Market Is Set to Welcome Two New Sheds As Part of a $40 Million Transformation

    The development will include upgrades to the existing food hall, too.

  • News

    IKEA Wants You to Turn Its Iconic Blue Shopping Bags Into Outfits for Your Dog

    Break out the sewing machine and whip up a wearable masterpiece for your four-legged fur-shionista.

  • News

    This Is What Australia's Autumn Weather Has in Store After Our Wettest Summer for Four Years

    For parts of the country, it'll be warmer than usual — and in some areas, it'll be wetter, too.

  • News

    This New Aussie Company Is Making Ultra-Stylish Inflatable Pools to Brighten Up Your Summer

    Pool Buoy's range comes in five designs — and they're all environmentally friendly.

  • News

    Melbourne's Australia 108 Tower Is Now Home to Two Infinity Pools 212 Metres Above the Ground

    They also cantilever four metres over the street — and they're among the highest pools in the world.

  • News

    IKEA and Lego's New Storage Boxes That You Can Play With Will Hit Australian Stores in February

    Because those multi-coloured bricks aren't just for kids — and neither are creative storage solutions.

  • News

    Lego's Cute New Floral Kits Let You Build Your Loved Ones a Bouquet That'll Last Forever

    Or you can keep it for yourself — and build a bonsai tree, too.

  • Guide

    Six of This Year's Biggest Boxing Day Sales

    Score up to 70 percent off wine, cruelty-free makeup and activewear at these online sales.

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