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Architecture

A Serene Japanese-Inspired Home In Melbourne

Japanese design principles underpin Highbury Grove by Ritz&Ghougassian, designed for the studio's co-director.
Amelia Barnes
  13 hours ago

Food

Week 2 Of Pantry-Friendly Meal Ideas From Julia Busuttil Nishimura

The queen of home cooking returns to warm our hearts with another seven day's worth of meal ideas, and a shopping list for everything you'll...
Julia Busuttil Nishimura
  21 hours ago

Studio Visit

Kayleigh Heydon's Paintings Will Light Up Your Life

The Melbourne-based multidisciplinary artist takes us through her Northcote studio.
Sasha Gattermayr

Architecture

A Victorian Terrace Transformed, With Minimal Intervention

Let there be light! Austin Maynard Architects illuminates a dark Carlton terrace with a new renovation, including internal gardens!
Amelia Barnes

On the Market

Sweet Dreams Are Made Of This Collingwood Warehouse (And It’s On The Market!)

Looking for sweet new digs? This unique, architecturally designed home in an ex-confectionary factory is for sale.
Sasha Gattermayr

Homes

A Designer’s ‘Curated Maximalist’ Apartment in Sydney

Interior designer and stylist Jono Fleming shares his treasure-box apartment in Sydney's Waterloo.

Interiors

Introducing The 2020 Dulux Colour Awards Finalists!

From a candy pink bathroom to an all-green-everything living room, take a closer look at our favourite residential projects shortlisted for

Interiors

Creating The Best Kids Bedroom Ever!

...got some time on your hands? Lauren Li shows us how to create a kids bedroom that is sure to keep the kids AND the grown-ups happy!
Lauren Li

Times Like These

Times Like These... With New York Times Food Columnist And Author Alison Roman

The New York-based bestselling author and beloved cook talks about feeling all the feelings of COVID-19, finding the motivation to work, and...

The Good Room

A Magazine Maven's Sentimental Good Room In The Southern Highlands

Former head of Vogue Living and Monocle magazines, Robyn Holt shares her 'Good Room' at home in regional NSW, layered with pieces collected
Lisa Marie Corso

Gardens

How To Start A Productive Garden TODAY!

We turn to three seasoned experts for tips on how to get started, what to plant in small spaces and how long it will take to start seeing re...

TDF Collect

'I Been Born There' By Maggie Green At TDF Collect – A Virtual Walkthrough!

In lieu of being able to open this spectacular exhibition, we made a video with SIRAP to bring Maggie Green's debut solo show to you!

Family

Artist Dawn Tan On Her Scary Start To Motherhood + Keeping Calm In The Time Of Corona

The much-loved Melbourne artist speaks candidly about one of the most challenging times ever for her little family, and her new online art r...
Ashe Davenport

Architecture

Elevating A Classic Queenslander, In More Ways Than One!

In Teneriffe House, Vokes and Peters put their own spin on a classic 'raise and build under' Brisbane renovation.

Gardens

Five Garden Designs You Didn't Get To See At The Melbourne International Flower + Garden Show

An overview of the key MIFGS exhibitors, who were due to participate at Australia's biggest garden fair this week.
Sasha Gattermayr

Modernist Australia

Terrazzo Marble Floors + Indoor Garden Oasis = A Modernist Masterpiece (On The Market)!

An inspiring example of great ingenuity from the early '60s that has to be seen to be believed!
Patricia Callan

Homes

An Original Mid-Century Queenslander With Millennium Modern Flair

This Queenslander was built in 1964 and designed by acclaimed modernist architect John Dalton. Now, it is Bronwyn Labagnara's family home in...
Jo Hoban

Food

7 Days Of Home-Cooked Meal Ideas from Julia Busuttil Nishimura

The queen of comfort food gives us a menu of nourishing meal ideas, plus a mega shopping list for all of it!
Julia Busuttil Nishimura

Architecture

Three Amazing Homes, As Seen At Palm Springs' Modernism Week

Take a virtual tour of three, iconic mid-century houses we visited at Palm Springs Modernism Week, 2020.

Times Like These

Times Like These... With Artist And Designer Beci Orpin

Feeling weird? Us too. Welcome to our new weekly series to help us combat all the strange feels by sharing the experiences of creatives we k...

Studio Visit

A Studio Tour with Simone Haag and Irina Rybakov of Pépite, at 'Le Space'

A studio visit with super stylist Simone Haag at 'Le Space', a new David Flack-designed studio space in Collingwood!
Sasha Gattermayr

Architecture

When Two Homes Become One

Two adjacent houses in Fitzroy North become one very unique family home, by Austin Maynard Architects.

Dream Job

The General Manager Of Raes On Wategos Scored Her Dream Job, In Everyone's Dream Location

Francesca Webster's job at one of Australia's most iconic hotels is around-the-clock 365 days a year, and she loves every second of it!
Sasha Gattermayr
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Home Goals

Sophie & Dale Vine Share Their Home Renovation In Geelong

Sophie and Dale Vine talk us through their slow and steady DIY home renovation, in partnership with Bendigo Bank.

Architecture

A Melbourne CBD Apartment That Embraces Its Industrial History

Melanie Beynon and Megan Hounslow strip back an 1870s Melbourne apartment back to its roots.

Homes

An Early ‘80s Home With Good Vibes

Jessica Tremp and Michael Madden share their family's late modernist home in Victoria's Macedon Ranges.

Stays

This Charming 1850s Property Is Daylesford’s Newest Boutique Accommodation

Stay in one of three enchanting properties at Poets Lodge Daylesford.

Food

Julia Busuttil Nishimura's Blackberry And Apple Cake

This divine, rustic cake is the remedy we need right now - a comforting treat to warm our hearts, and remind us to slow down.
Julia Busuttil Nishimura

Architecture

A Revitalised ‘50s Home in Sydney’s Lane Cove

What does a young family do when they’ve outgrown their beloved home? While some say move, Those Architects say improve!

Studio Visit

Charlotte Alldis Is Making Art To Strengthen A Sense Of Belonging

Unexpected colour combos and kooky characters crowd the canvas of this Melbourne-based painter!
Sasha Gattermayr

Art

Look Closely, This Mind Blowing Furniture Is Made With Straw!

Design duo A+A combine furniture design with the ancient practice of straw marquetry for a new exhibition as part of Melbourne Design Week!
Sasha Gattermayr

A Day In The Life

A Day In The Life Of Hattie Molloy, Florist

From 2.35 am wake ups to 19-hour installs, there's no such thing as an 'ordinary' day for this hardworking Melbourne florist!

Architecture

A Traditional Queenslander Reimagined As An Adaptable Home & Workspace

A clever renovation by Nielsen Jenkins, for an artistic couple seeking a more adaptable home and workspace, in Brisbane.
Sasha Gattermayr

Studio Visit

How Sussex Tapware Future-Proofed Their Family Business

Vanessa Katsanevakis shares how she turned around her father’s 29-year old tapware foundry, by doubling down on local and sustainable manu...
Sasha Gattermayr

Studio Visit

Julia Trybala's Paintings Are About The Politics Of Taking Up Space

The Melbourne-based artist creates paintings of the female form, with an intimacy and energy that is hard to look away from.
Sasha Gattermayr

Shopping

Rachel Castle's Most Colourful Range To Date!

Castle launches their latest bedding range, 'Little Garden', and it's a winner!

Homes

A Former Pub Turned Handmade Country Home

Designers Rosie Morley and Rob McNaught have turned a former 1870s pub in Victoria's Hepburn Shire into a sophisticated, contemporary Victor...

Interiors

A ‘Classic But Quirky’ Interior Revamp For This Ballarat Family Home

A playful and colourful family home balances its Edwardian bones with a modern interior - with a few tricks thrown in to maximise every inch...
Sasha Gattermayr

TDF Collect

Our First Exhibition Of 2020, ‘I Been Born There’ By Maggie Green

We are honoured to present the debut solo exhibition of Pilbara-based artist Maggie Green, from Spinifex Hill Studio.

Art

The Artist Whose Work Roars With Stories Of Female Inequity

Artist Karen Black hasn't always given herself permission to talk. But in her upcoming exhibition, 'It's Not Real' at Sullivan+Strumpf, she'...

On The Market

This Torquay Treasure Is For Sale!

It's only local knowledge that will lead you to this coveted coastal location in Church Block Estate!
Sasha Gattermayr

Interiors

This Community-Minded Interior Is More Unique Than Meets The Eye

Sibling Architecture triumph with this flexible home / work interior, to cater for all bodies and accessibility requirements.
Sasha Gattermayr

The Planthunter

A Self-Confessed Crazy Plant Lady's Suburban Garden

Jac Semmler of The Digger's Club shows us around her wild, wacky and wonderful 'botanical laboratory' garden in Frankston.
Georgina Reid

In Print

A New Book That Celebrates The Beauty Of The Beach Shack

Former Real Living editor Deborah Bibby takes us inside some of Australia's most loved beach shack in her new book, 'The Originals'.
Deb Bibby

Studio Visit

Entering 'The Pavilion Of Dreams' With Heath Wae

The Mullumbimby-based artist formerly known as Heath Newman brings us up to speed on some major life changes and his latest exhibition.

Art

Yaritji Tingila Young Is Leading The Way For The Next Generation Of Indigenous Artists

A mother, an artist and a leader, we explore the profound work of Yaritji Tingila Young, on the APY Lands in remote South Australia.

Homes

A Family Home Full Of Warmth, Fit For A Colour Queen!

This Merricks North abode of Alex McCabe (one half of Kip&Co) is nestled among an abundance of pinot gris vines!
Lucy Feagins

Modernist Australia

Are You The Third-Ever Owner Of This 1970s Masterpiece?

Complete with indoor gardens and a picturesque pool, this architecturally significant Melbourne home designed by Kevin Borland is up for sal...
Patricia Callan

Stays

This Remote Fisherman’s Shack Is A Little Slice of Heaven

This rustic getaway at Great Mackerel Beach harks back to a simpler time – and is accessible only by ferry!
Sasha Gattermayr
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Podcast

TDF Talks With Interior Designer & Educator Jenna Densten

In our latest podcast, Lucy chats to Jenna Densten about life after reality TV, the highs and lows of renovating, juggling business ownershi...

Shopping

Bonnie And Neil's Beautiful New Showroom Is A Patterned Paradise

The Melbourne-based textiles and homewares brand open the doors of their new incredible new showroom and studio!

Architecture

A House Full of Texture For A Family of Makers

A red brick masterpiece for a painter, a builder and their mechnically-minded sons in Northcote!
Sasha Gattermayr

On the Market

This One-Of-A-Kind Modernist Mansion Is The Definition Of Hot Property!

A secluded, modernist masterpiece in the Northern Beaches is for sale!

Architecture

Past + Present Coincide In This Army Drill House Conversion

A Federation red brick hall in Sydney is stripped of its imposing 1980s renovation (with some contemporary touches)!
Sasha Gattermayr

Food

Salty Chocolate Caramel Bars From The New Beatrix Bakes Book!

A ridiculously delicious recipe from the beloved North Melbourne cake shop's much-anticipated first cookbook!
Nat Paull

Stays

An Off-The-Grid Eco Bush Retreat Rebuilt From The Ashes

This entirely self-sufficient bushland house in Gippsland was destroyed in the Black Saturday fires just two weeks after it was completed. N...
Sasha Gattermayr

Art

11 Affordable, Emerging Painters To Start Collecting Now!

From abstract landscapes to detailed portraits, these are the artists to start collecting right now!

Art

Lucas Grogan Returns Home To Regional NSW With A 'Sort-Of-Retrospective'

The prodigal son of Maitland, NSW returns to showcase his last decade of work in 'Long Story Short' at Maitland Regional Art Gallery, openin...
Sasha Gattermayr

Homes

A Magical Converted Church In The Hepburn Shire

A humble timber church in Lyonville adds a new chapter to its rich history.
Lucy Feagins

Gardens

A Miraculous Floating Garden + Pool in Brisbane

A contemporary, low-maintenance interpretation of the Australian suburban dream!
Sasha Gattermayr

Interiors

Ten Things Lauren Li Loved At Stockholm Design Week

TDF interiors columnist Lauren Li recaps her visit to the famous Stockholm Furniture and Lighting Fair earlier this month!
Lauren Li

Interiors

An Interior Designer's 'Tactile And Feminine' Canberra Home

An interior designer transforms a 1950s brick cottage into a modern and colourful townhouse!
Sasha Gattermayr

Art

A Public Art Event Puts Australia’s Female Artists In The Limelight

National Gallery of Australia overtakes 1,500 billboards across the country to display the works of female Australian artists. It's time to
Sasha Gattermayr

On the Market

This Inner-City Brisbane Sanctuary Is Up For Grabs!

A harmonious family home located in inner-city Brisbane is all kinds of spacious, and now for sale.

Architecture

A Secluded Writer’s Hut Masquerading As Part Of The Garden

A creative writer is living the Walden dream in this secluded backyard shed in Melbourne's east!
Sasha Gattermayr

Family

Emmylou Maccarthy Takes Motherhood’s Invisible Labour And Makes It Visible - And Paid

Emmylou has built a thriving media career from the ground up with three small children in tow. Here’s how.
Ashe Davenport

Indigenous Art

Two Strong Sisters Connected In A Powerful New Exhibition

Aunty Eileen Harris + Aunty Rochelle Patten celebrate a shared sisterhood at Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre, Melbourne Museum.

Architecture

A Low-Tech, Handmade House Clad In Shingles

This owner-built home for a family of six brings together texture and memory in Northcote.
Sasha Gattermayr

Art

Baden Croft's Landscape Paintings Quiver With Human Energy

The young Mornington Peninsula artist capturing the Australian ecosystem in exquisite detail, stillness and gore.
Sasha Gattermayr

Homes

A Well-Balanced Home In Hawthorn

In nutritionist and meditation teacher Briony Goldsmith's balanced home, all the energies align!
Lucy Feagins

Architecture

A Compact And Curvy Family Home In Glebe

Arched windows and internal voids converge in this mind-bending spatial marvel in suburban Sydney by Chenchow Little Architects.
Sasha Gattermayr

Food

Julia Busuttil Nishimura's Roasted Tomato Summer Soup With Mozzarella

Celebrating the best of easy summer eating with this sweet roasted tomato soup, creamy mozzarella and a drizzle of basil oil.
Julia Busuttil Nishimura

Gardens

A Native Garden Made With Recycled Renovation Debris

This Sydney garden by Fig Landscapes maximises drought tolerant plant life, and inventive upcycling!
Sasha Gattermayr

The Good Room

A Stylist's Good Room In South Yarra's Most Coveted Apartment Building!

Heather Nette King shows us around 'THE room' in her apartment in Melbourne's Beverly Hills apartment complex.
Lisa Marie Corso

Architecture

A Multigenerational, Modern Farmhouse

Two houses are better than one, in this beach house for two families by Tom Robertson Architects.

Dream Job

How Lucy Folk's Marketing Manager Landed Her Dream Job

Gemma Leslie spills the beans on what its like working at one of Australia's coolest companies.
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Podcast

TDF Talks With Textile Designer Cassie Byrnes

A hilarious chat with the celebrated Melbourne designer about new motherhood, the joys and perils of small business, and the benefit of bit...

Shopping

Julia Green Brings Morocco To Australia In This New Textiles Collection!

Stylist Julia Green launches a debut collection of rugs, textiles and ceramics handmade by artisans in Morocco.
Sasha Gattermayr

Stays

An Old School Campground Transformed Into A Beachside Paradise

A tired holiday camp in Esperance, WA, is now a picture-perfect boutique accomodation offering.

Tiny Homes

A 'Minimum Dwelling' Studio Apartment That Maximises Every Inch

Minimal interventions and clever partitioning make the most of this this tiny studio apartment in Fitzroy.
Sasha Gattermayr

Art

Milly Dent Is Taking The Cliché Out Of Porcelain

The Sydney-based ceramicist uses skills she picked up in China for her new show, 'Wishful Thinking'.
Sasha Gattermayr

Homes

An Enchanting, Rustic Rental In The Macedon Ranges

Lisa Hodge lives in this Macedon rental property, after making the tree change from Melbourne six years ago.

Art

Finding Beauty In The Ordinary, With Kiata Mason

Heavy with personal meaning, the talented still-life artist shares works from her upcoming exhibition, 'The Artist's Table'.

Sustainable Homes

The Perfect Prefab Home in South Gippsland

Prefabricated construction is behind this sustainable home designed by Pleysier Perkins, and built by Prebuilt, in Bena, South Gippsland.

Creative People

The Sydney Makeup Artist Making 'Voluptuary Ceramics'

Makeup and special effects artist Emma Bartik takes the plunge to a new creative endeavour – the soft, folded, forms of Voluptuary Cerami

Architecture

An Out Of The Ordinary Beach House in Phillip Island

Inside Casa X by Branch Studio Architects – a courtyard home in Phillip Island, inspired by the native landscape.

On the Market

This Quintessential Farmhouse In The Byron Bay Hinterland Hits The Market

Straight out of a storybook, the character-filled Netherford Farm in Mullumbimby is looking for new owners!

Modernist Australia

This 1950s Sandy Bay Stunner Is On The Market

Designed by renowned Tassie architect Esmond Dorney, this Hobart home is a slice of local architectural history.
Patricia Callan

A Day In The Life

A Day In The Life Of Annie Portelli, TDF's Art Director

From shooting homes to managing major projects, our very own Annie Portelli shares her typical day!

Architecture

A Curvy, Unexpected Renovation For A Heritage Home

Bryant Alsop Architects introduce light, space and surprising features to this suburban Melbourne home.

Shopping

Olana Janfa x Obus is A Colourful Collaboration About The Power of Mothers

A Melbourne painter and fashion designer come together to launch a collection and a charity art auction supporting remote communities in Eth...
Sasha Gattermayr

Gardens

A Landscape Designer's Own Ever-Changing Garden

Capturing views of the Macedon Ranges, Kathleen Murphy's garden studio is a layered, rambling wonderland that serves as a testing ground for...

Art

Painting Emotional Landscapes With Sophie Perez

Sophie Perez paints serene native bushlands from her garden studio in the Mornington Peninsula.
Sasha Gattermayr

Homes

A 1960s Penthouse With Magic + Zing!

Inside the sensational home of Rosalind Willett – a 1960s St Kilda apartment, renovated with panache by Wowowa Architects!

Art

This Guerilla Street Art Exhibition Is Targeting Australia’s Inaction On Climate Change

A collective of artists across Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbanelast week launched ‘Bushfire Brandalism’, a powerful unauthorised public ar...
Sasha Gattermayr

Studio Visit

The Magazine Editor Turned Ceramicist, Using Clay As Therapy

Artichoke magazine editor Cassie Hansen unveils her impressive side hustle – handcrafted ceramics, inspired by architectural forms.

Furniture

A Monolithic Yet Sensual New Furniture Collection From Sarah Ellison

Stylist-turned-furniture-designer has released her third collection, SOL, inspired by sensual 1970's shapes.

Stays

A Driveway-Turned-Boutique Accommodation In Daylesford

A small-footprint country retreat designed by Lynda Gardener – her first property designed from the ground up!
Sasha Gattermayr

Creative People

Contemporary Ceramics That Look Like Ancient Relics, By Emily Brookfield

Meet the second year uni student making uniquely sculptural ceramics, out of her home in the Yarra Valley.
Sasha Gattermayr

Architecture

An Architect’s Self-Designed Butterfly Home!

The family home of Pleysier Perkins director, Simon Perkins. We've said it before, we'll say it again – architects always have the best h...