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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!
Sally Tabart
  9 hours ago

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

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.

News

Huge Names Added To The 'All About Women' Festival

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

Art

7 Women Shaking Up The Australian Art Scene

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

Interiors

Japanese Design Meets The Australian Farmhouse

A historic farmhouse in Beechworth, Victoria, boldly reimagined by Doherty Design Studio. 
Miriam McGarry

News

What To Do On Your Next Summer Roadtrip

Bush Heritage Australia remind us what to consider (and what’s at stake if we don’t) as we venture outdoors.
Elle Murrell

Architecture

A Not So Suburban Family Home

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

Homes

A Home That Bridges Past And Present

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

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Architecture

A Masterful Revival Of A Gold Rush-Era House

A 150-year-old house in Melbourne's oldest suburb gets a contemporary revival by Rob Kennon architects.

Homes

A Tonal, Tiny North Melbourne Cottage

The pocket-sized pad of Josh and Jenna Densten is the perfect case study in small footprint living!

Homes

A Magnificent Cedar Cabin In Wyong Creek

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

Every Painting Tells A Story

Uncovering The Hidden Symbolism In NGA's New Blockbuster: 'Love & Desire'

Our collaboration with National Gallery of Australia, celebrating their incredible new exhibition of Pre-Raphaelite masterpieces from London...

Homes

An Award-Winning Melbourne Home Inspired By Art Deco Design

From rundown 'railway cottage' to an award-winning double-dwelling for a grown-up family in Fitzroy North.

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.

News

Huge Names Added To The 'All About Women' Festival

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

Art

7 Women Shaking Up The Australian Art Scene

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

Interiors

Japanese Design Meets The Australian Farmhouse

A historic farmhouse in Beechworth, Victoria, boldly reimagined by Doherty Design Studio. 
Miriam McGarry

News

What To Do On Your Next Summer Roadtrip

Bush Heritage Australia remind us what to consider (and what’s at stake if we don’t) as we venture outdoors.
Elle Murrell

Architecture

A Not So Suburban Family Home

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

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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Roundup

The 10 Most Envy-Inducing Architectural Homes of Last Year

We look back on our top ten most popular architectural homes of 2018.

Architecture

A Converted Rural Retreat Like No Other!

As you can see from the project in Trafalgar, Gippsland, Wolveridge Architects have 'The Nak’ for great design!

Homes

The Schiavello's Grand Homestead In The Goulburn Murray

A swoon-worthy 400-hectare property in Molesworth, Central Victoria is an impressive country retreat for Melbourne's Schiavello family.

Homes

A Self-Built Weekender Cabin

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

Homes

Mid-Century Magic In West Footscray

Swing into the best of the 60’s, with this timber-panelled, plant filled delight in Melbourne's west.

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

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
  1 hour ago

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!
Sally Tabart
  9 hours ago

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

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.

Food

Lucy's Extra Special Potato Salad

A fancy, French-style potato salad with all the trimmings!
Lucy Feagins

Art

7 Women Shaking Up The Australian Art Scene

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

Architecture

A Generous And Spacious Family Dream Home

Architecture firm Preston Lane transform this suburban Melbourne home into a space of dramatic volume and light, with a few surprising detai...

Regional

Self-Sufficient Living + Skincare At Saarinen Organics

Meet the treechangers in Wyndham, NSW, whose shift from food production to skincare made their farm a viable business.
Karen Locke

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