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Architecture

An Elwood Bungalow That Draws From Within

A innovative extension around a circular garden creates an inward focus to this California bungalow extension by Rob Kennon Architects.
Amelia Barnes
  18 hours ago
36.05

Podcast

Dinosaur Designs Co-Founder Louise Olsen On Building An Iconic Australian Brand, On TDF Talks

Lucy Feagins talks to the legendary designer and artist about building an iconic Australian design brand.

Interiors

A Dreamy Seaside Artist’s Studio On A 19th Century Farm

Watts Studio and Amiconi Architect collaborate on a new artist's studio on historic Spray Farm on the Bellarine Peninsula. It's a work of ar...

11 Brilliant Lighting Designs That Will Light Up Your Life!

From delicate frosted tubes to sculptural glass chandeliers, these are the finalists in the Lighting Design category of The Design Files + L...

Architecture

A Mid-Century Reimagining Of A Bells Beach Home

Bones House by Lachlan Shepherd Architects is a mid-century inspired makeover of a brick veneer home facing Bells Beach.

Shopping

Bonnie And Neil's Nostalgic New 'Goldie' Collection, Plus 2 x $1000 Giveaways!

Be transported to the summer days of yesteryear through Bonnie and Neil's new 'Goldie' collection. Plus we've got two $1000 vouchers to give...

Shopping

This Stunning New Outdoor Furniture Collection Celebrates The Stories And Skills Of First Nations Artists

Made-to-order with high quality, environmentally  friendly materials by local craftspeople, the 'Woven Skies' collection is something spec...

Homes

Stylist Nat Turnbull’s Serene Melbourne Home

Stylist Nat Turnbull and photographer Sam Wong turned a rundown Melbourne property into this seriously stunning home, with the help of archi...

14 Brands Making Waves With The Wiggly Trend

From undulating limestone vases to wiggly steel coat-stands, here are 14 wavy furniture pieces and homewares we love!

Top Stories

Tiny Homes

A Game Changing Apartment-Sized, Transportable Tiny Home

Introducing The Brook – an 'apartment-sized' tiny house from the new Victorian-based business, Small.

Homes

A Florist + Photographer’s Creative Converted Warehouse

The Northcote home of florist Gina Lasker of Georgie, and photographer Dan Roberts.

Interiors

Getting Your 'Grandmillennial' On!

It's a little bit grandma, but with a contemporary twist....'grandmillennial' style brings the comfort and nostalgia we're all craving, and
Lauren Li

Creative People

The Fun + Fantastical Inner-City Apartment Of Two Next Generation Designers

The high-rise apartment of Melbourne designers and Tik Tok stars Josh Jessup and Matt Moss is an explosion of colour and fun!
44:00

Podcast

Jirra Lulla Harvey On The Intersection Between Commerce, Capitalism + Culture, On TDF Talks

In this podcast conversation, the Koorie woman and founder of Kalinya Communications highlights the way Indigenous ways of knowing and being...

Interiors

A Dreamy Seaside Artist’s Studio On A 19th Century Farm

Watts Studio and Amiconi Architect collaborate on a new artist's studio on historic Spray Farm on the Bellarine Peninsula. It's a work of ar...

11 Brilliant Lighting Designs That Will Light Up Your Life!

From delicate frosted tubes to sculptural glass chandeliers, these are the finalists in the Lighting Design category of The Design Files + L...

Architecture

A Mid-Century Reimagining Of A Bells Beach Home

Bones House by Lachlan Shepherd Architects is a mid-century inspired makeover of a brick veneer home facing Bells Beach.

Shopping

Bonnie And Neil's Nostalgic New 'Goldie' Collection, Plus 2 x $1000 Giveaways!

Be transported to the summer days of yesteryear through Bonnie and Neil's new 'Goldie' collection. Plus we've got two $1000 vouchers to give...

Shopping

This Stunning New Outdoor Furniture Collection Celebrates The Stories And Skills Of First Nations Artists

Made-to-order with high quality, environmentally  friendly materials by local craftspeople, the 'Woven Skies' collection is something spec...

Homes

Stylist Nat Turnbull’s Serene Melbourne Home

Stylist Nat Turnbull and photographer Sam Wong turned a rundown Melbourne property into this seriously stunning home, with the help of archi...

14 Brands Making Waves With The Wiggly Trend

From undulating limestone vases to wiggly steel coat-stands, here are 14 wavy furniture pieces and homewares we love!

Interiors

Five Mindful Spaces To DIY At Home

Get inspired with tips for creating mindful zones at home using Dulux paint – from cosy reading nooks, to calming corners for meditation....

Stays

This Mid '60s Sibbel Home In Healesville Is A True Family Legacy

It's a family affair in this spectacular modernist home in Healesville, Victoria, originally built by owner Fleur Sibbel's father and design...

Studio Visit

A Beautiful Beading Artist's Composed + Rhythmic Practice

Inspired by mathematics, linguistics, colour and philosophy, Camille Laddawan's beading practice is both personal and universal.

Creative People

Hand Painted Textile Designs Inspired By Canberra’s Modernist Architecture

Sarah Annand of Oat Studio combines a career in the local textile industry with photography, painting and architecture to create delightful,...

Architecture

A Poky Post-War Cottage Becomes A Mediterranean-Inspired Delight

The Green House by DOOD Studio achieves perfect synchrony between its retro roots and contemporary renovation.

Gardens

A Serendipitous Garden From Two Lifetime Gardeners

John and Jenny Shaw have been tending to this magical garden in Woodend for 50 years - even adding a 'verge garden' for the local community!...

TDF Design Awards

16 Talented Artisans That Deserve Your Undivided Attention

From glassblowers and weavers to ceramicists and jewellers, these are the finalists in The Design Files + Laminex Design Awards 2021 Handcra...

Architecture

A Camping Inspired Holiday House, Shared By Three Families!

The local campsites and beach shacks of Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island) inspired this holiday house by Refresh Design.

Food

Clem Day's Brown Butter Vanilla Cake Filled With Chocolate Sour Cream Ganache And Boozy Blackberries

The final part in our series of spring feast recipes with Clem Day – this decadent layer cake is a total knockout!
Clementine Day

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A Day In The Life

A Day In The Life Of Media Powerhouse And Ultimate Creative Slashie, Sophia Athas

The founder of digital marketing agency Hatrik House talks us through the ins-and-outs of running a successful business in your twenties!

Homes

An Ultra Stylish Rented Family Home, That Brings A Little NYC Glam to Melbourne

Interior designer Tali Roth has updated her late grandmother's Caulfield North home with treasures sourced over many years.

Travel

Our Guide To The Perfect Road-Trip On The NSW Central Coast

From Terrigal and Avoca beaches to the lush landscape of Bouddi National Park, here's where to eat, sleep, visit + swim!

Homes

A Magical Alistair Knox-Designed Rental In Eltham!

The seriously dreamy 1970s rental home of Pop and Scott trade manager Lucienne Van Sebille, and her partner Sebastian.

Studio Visit

Experimental Designer Jessie French Is Shaping A Seaweed-Centric Future

The Melbourne artist shares her process of creating seaweed-based bioplastics, the beautiful resin-like homewares she makes from it + what t...

TDF Talks is our fortnightly podcast. Find us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or listen along right here in your web browser.

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Creative Director + Community Leader Grace Dlabik on Australia's Accessible Housing Crisis

In this conversation Lucy talks to the founder of BE. ONE about building a creative community, being vulnerable in the public eye and tackli...
01:01:23

Pip Newell On Building The Curated Spaces World, On TDF Talks

Our managing editor Sally Tabart interviews the founder of Curated Spaces (and her old housemate!), Pip Newell about leading the new wave of...
51:47

Country Road’s Managing Director On The Stickiness Of Sustainable Fashion, On TDF Talks

In this podcast conversation, Elle Roseby talks leading one of the country’s most iconic brands through a new age in the fashion industry....
00:44:00

Jirra Lulla Harvey On The Intersection Between Commerce, Capitalism + Culture, On TDF Talks

In this podcast conversation, the Koorie woman and founder of Kalinya Communications highlights the way Indigenous ways of knowing and being...
00:37:35

TDF Talks With Super Stylist, Jono Fleming

The TDF podcast is back, baby! We are joined by stylist, designer, podcaster + all-round creative whiz – Jono Fleming.
00:59:26

TDF Talks with Artist, Bobby Clark

Artist Bobby Clark has built a loyal following of fans and collectors across the globe  (including Solange Knowles!), and over the past dec...
00:42:51

TDF Talks with Jenna Holmes of Plant Mama

In this podcast conversation, Jenna of ‘Plant Mama’ and ‘Pasta Mama’ shares how she has built and grown two very dif...
00:29:07

TDF Talks with Florist Gina Lasker of Georgie Boy

Lucy chats with one of Melbourne’s most talented florists about her career journey, and the pivot project that re-energised her floris...
00:37:17

TDF Talks With Ceramicist Extraordinaire, Tantri Mustika

In our latest podcast episode, Tantri shares how she made the giant leap from hairdressing full-time, to launching her successful ceramics b...
00:39:53

TDF Talks with Interior Designer, Mim Fanning

Award winning interior designer Mim Fanning shares her journey, from solo design consultant, to Founder and Principal at Mim Design, her awa...

Archives

Shopping

The New Ceramics Studio Built On Centuries Of Inherited Knowledge

The debut collection from new ceramics studio House Editions by Claudia Lau brings porcelain bowls, plates and vases in experimental glazes
Sasha Gattermayr
  10 hours ago

Architecture

An Elwood Bungalow That Draws From Within

A innovative extension around a circular garden creates an inward focus to this California bungalow extension by Rob Kennon Architects.
Amelia Barnes
  18 hours ago
36.05

Podcast

Dinosaur Designs Co-Founder Louise Olsen On Building An Iconic Australian Brand, On TDF Talks

Lucy Feagins talks to the legendary designer and artist about building an iconic Australian design brand.

Architecture

A Mid-Century Reimagining Of A Bells Beach Home

Bones House by Lachlan Shepherd Architects is a mid-century inspired makeover of a brick veneer home facing Bells Beach.

11 Brilliant Lighting Designs That Will Light Up Your Life!

From delicate frosted tubes to sculptural glass chandeliers, these are the finalists in the Lighting Design category of The Design Files + L...

14 Brands Making Waves With The Wiggly Trend

From undulating limestone vases to wiggly steel coat-stands, here are 14 wavy furniture pieces and homewares we love!

Interiors

A Dreamy Seaside Artist’s Studio On A 19th Century Farm

Watts Studio and Amiconi Architect collaborate on a new artist's studio on historic Spray Farm on the Bellarine Peninsula. It's a work of ar...

Homes

Stylist Nat Turnbull’s Serene Melbourne Home

Stylist Nat Turnbull and photographer Sam Wong turned a rundown Melbourne property into this seriously stunning home, with the help of archi...

Architecture

A Poky Post-War Cottage Becomes A Mediterranean-Inspired Delight

The Green House by DOOD Studio achieves perfect synchrony between its retro roots and contemporary renovation.

Shopping

This Stunning New Outdoor Furniture Collection Celebrates The Stories And Skills Of First Nations Artists

Made-to-order with high quality, environmentally  friendly materials by local craftspeople, the 'Woven Skies' collection is something spec...

Shopping

Bonnie And Neil's Nostalgic New 'Goldie' Collection, Plus 2 x $1000 Giveaways!

Be transported to the summer days of yesteryear through Bonnie and Neil's new 'Goldie' collection. Plus we've got two $1000 vouchers to give...

Interiors

Five Mindful Spaces To DIY At Home

Get inspired with tips for creating mindful zones at home using Dulux paint – from cosy reading nooks, to calming corners for meditation....

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