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Architecture

An Award-Winning Home, In Three Parts

The triple pavilion house design from Trias Studio in Newcastle, NSW.
Miriam McGarry
  16 hours ago

Homes

A Magical Inner City Treehouse

An empty nester's brilliantly unconventional Clifton Hill home, designed by architect Murray Barker.
Lucy Feagins
  24 hours ago

News

The Bag Making Workshop Combining Aesthetics With Ethics

Level up and learn how to craft your own leather pouch!
Sally Tabart
  14 hours ago

Homes

A Home Of Joy and Light, With Alex McCabe Of Kip&Co

Explore the bright, effervescent home of Alex McCabe and family, in St Kilda.

Art

7 Women Shaking Up The Australian Art Scene

The trailblazing artists making their own unique mark on Australia's creative landscape. 
Elle Murrell

The Tools I Use

The Tools I Use · Phillip Withers

We go behind-the-scenes and inside the toolkit with legendary local landscape designer, Phillip Withers!

Architecture

A Not So Suburban Family Home

A showstopping house in Ivanhoe, with a surprising interior feature by KUD Architecture.

News

Huge Names Added To The 'All About Women' Festival

Including Michelle Obama’s former Chief of Staff!
Sally Tabart

Homes

A Home That Bridges Past And Present

A sprawling, eclectic home in regional Victoria, with its own mini pub!

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Podcast

TDF Talks With Gorman Founder + Creative Director Lisa Gorman

For our third TDF Talks episode, we chat to the creative mind behind one of Australia's most loved fashion brands – Gorman.

Architecture

Are These The Coolest Apartments In Fitzroy?

A look inside the truly breathtaking Whitlam Place apartment building by Freadman White and Anon Studio.
Miriam McGarry

Homes

A Plant-Filled Richmond Rental

Plant whisperer Jenna Holmes lives in a rambling Richmond rental house with many stories to tell.

Homes

A Renovated Heritage Home With Heart (and Art!)

Explore the tiny, art-filled Cremorne home of James Vivian and Ben Esakoff.

Homes

A Magnificent Cedar Cabin In Wyong Creek

Explore the Central Coast home of interior consultant and author Natalie Walton, and family.

News

The Bag Making Workshop Combining Aesthetics With Ethics

Level up and learn how to craft your own leather pouch!
Sally Tabart
  14 hours ago

Homes

A Home Of Joy and Light, With Alex McCabe Of Kip&Co

Explore the bright, effervescent home of Alex McCabe and family, in St Kilda.

Art

7 Women Shaking Up The Australian Art Scene

The trailblazing artists making their own unique mark on Australia's creative landscape. 
Elle Murrell

The Tools I Use

The Tools I Use · Phillip Withers

We go behind-the-scenes and inside the toolkit with legendary local landscape designer, Phillip Withers!

Architecture

A Not So Suburban Family Home

A showstopping house in Ivanhoe, with a surprising interior feature by KUD Architecture.

News

Huge Names Added To The 'All About Women' Festival

Including Michelle Obama’s former Chief of Staff!
Sally Tabart

Homes

A Home That Bridges Past And Present

A sprawling, eclectic home in regional Victoria, with its own mini pub!

Round Up

Roundup

The Best Getaways In Victoria

Just in time for the holidays, we delve into our travel archives for the most spectacular short escapes and day trip destinations in our hom...

Roundup

10 Great Vegetarian Recipes For Meat Free Week!

National Meat Free Week starts today! We offer up some quick and tasty vegetarian meal ideas to be inspired by.

Roundup

The Best Beach Houses

As we all count down the days 'til summer break, we revisit some of our favourite beachside homes.
Lucy Feagins

Roundup

Workshop Envy

In honour of 'Man Week', we revisit the most enviable craftsman caves from our archive!
Elle Murrell

Roundup

10 Unreal, Architectural Homes You Can Stay In!

Holiday in your archi dream-home... our roundup of Australia's best designer short-stay options!
Miriam McGarry

Roundup

4 Great Getaways In New South Wales

Our favourite NSW road trip itineraries, with intel from local experts!

Roundup

8 Of The Best Productive Gardens

Brimming with fruits, vegetables, and rare plants, these gardens put substance (and sustenance!) over style!

Roundup

Cabin Fever

2018 was the year of the cabin / shack / hut / off-the-grid tiny dream home. Today, we revisit our favourites.

Roundup

Cabin Fever

2018 was the year of the cabin / shack / hut / off-the-grid tiny dream home. Today, we revisit our favourites.

In Print

Exploring Some Of The Best Swimming Spots In Australia

Indulge all your aquatic fantasies with 'Places We Swim', a travel guide documenting the very best swimming spots across the country.

Travel

Top Spots Along The Great Ocean Road With Jenna Densten

A roadtrip with the much-loved renovator, showcasing her favourite stops from Torquay to Apollo Bay.
Jenna Densten

Food

Julia's Weeknight Pasta Trapanese

Julia Busuttil Nishimura shares a super tasty, super easy pesto pasta, but not as you know it!
Julia Busuttil Nishimura

Interiors

The Emerging Sydney Designer Embracing 'Soft Modernism'

Olivia Bossy takes us inside her dreamy 51-square-metre beachside apartment in Freshwater.

Interiors

Getting The 'New French' Look

Our interiors columnist Lauren Li shows us how to channel a distinctly French sense of style at home.
Lauren Li

Studio Visit

From India To New York And Back With Artist Heath Newman

We chat with the 27-year-old Melbourne artist inspired by nature and mythology, ahead of his upcoming solo exhibition.

Gardens

A Verdant Garden In Fitzroy North

An insanely lush inner city garden, created by landscape designer Amanda Oliver.
Georgina Reid

Homes

A Luxe Collingwood Apartment

Less is more in the intimate home of Paris Thomson.

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Architecture

A Boldly Re-imagined Victorian Worker's Cottage

Melbourne architect Dominic Pandolfini gives us a tour of his cleverly re-configured Victorian cottage in Port Melbourne.

Homes

An Eclectic Shopfront-Turned-Sharehouse in Collingwood

Harry Potter’s Diagon Alley meets antique store (!) in this extra special Collingwood rental.

Family

Babyccino Kids' Co-Founder Courtney Adamo Talks Family

The Byron Bay based influencer, entrepreneur and author reflects on raising five kids, their family gap year, and life on social media.
Emma Eldridge

Homes

A Photographer + Stylist's Vibrant Family Home

Melbourne photographer Derek Swalwell and stylist Georgia Young’s modernised 1960s family home in Elsternwick.

Homes

A Self-Built Weekender Cabin

Lucy and Nathan Hersey's tiny off-the-grid retreat, in regional Victoria.

TDF Films

Styled Settings

Styled Settings · A Garden Gathering

As part of our new series of inspired entertaining ideas, created in partnership with Jansz Tasmania, we share a how-to on styling a relaxed affair that incorporates our favourite ideas for outdoor gatherings.

TDF Podcast

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Podcast

TDF Talks With The Design Files Founder + Editor Lucy Feagins

We're closing our 2018 podcast season with a special guest – our very own boss-lady, Lucy Feagins!

Archives

Architecture

A Welcoming Renovation

Tim Spicer Architects seamlessly connects old and new, in this clever extension in Shoreham, Victoria.
Miriam McGarry
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Architecture

An Award-Winning Home, In Three Parts

The triple pavilion house design from Trias Studio in Newcastle, NSW.
Miriam McGarry
  16 hours ago

Homes

A Magical Inner City Treehouse

An empty nester's brilliantly unconventional Clifton Hill home, designed by architect Murray Barker.
Lucy Feagins
  24 hours ago

Food

Lucy's Green Bean Salad With Preserved Lemon, Hazelnuts And Crème Fraîche

An easy weeknight staple, dressed up with zingy preserved lemon, creme fraiche and roasted hazelnuts for that all important crunch!
Lucy Feagins

Work Space

An Invigorating New Base For A Homegrown Success Story

Carman’s invite us to check our their fresh HQ by Ewert Leaf architects in Huntingdale, Victoria.
Elle Murrell

Art

This Exhibition Is A Tribute To New York Museum Wanderings

Sydney-born, New York-based artist Adriana Picker returns to her home city to unveil 'Vases from the MET' in Paddington this week.
Miriam McGarry

The Tools I Use

The Tools I Use · Phillip Withers

We go behind-the-scenes and inside the toolkit with legendary local landscape designer, Phillip Withers!

Modernist Australia

A Home Where Summer Holidays Never End, And It's For Sale

A miracle confluence of premier Victorian beach town, and preeminent Victorian architect Guilford Bell, designed in 1973.
Patricia Callan

Art

10 Unmissable Art Exhibitions of 2019

Our pick of not-to-be-missed art exhibitions for 2019, Australia wide – clear the calendar!
Miriam McGarry

Tiny Homes

This Home Transforms Neglected Housing Stock Into Micro Luxury!

The 'tiny home' phenomenon continues... explore the Type Street Apartment from Tsai Design.
Miriam McGarry

Every Painting Tells A Story

This Painting From 1862 Reveals A Dramatic, Cautionary Tale!

A family loses their fortune in dramatic circumstances, in this captivating work from the National Gallery of Australia's 'Love & Desire' ex...

Interiors

An Elegant Makeover Of A Classic California Bungalow

Sarah Elshaug of Maitland Street Interiors takes us inside her renovation of a 1930's California Bungalow in Melbourne’s Glen Iris.
Elle Murrell

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