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Architecture

Is This Australia's Answer to Palm Springs' Iconic Kaufmann House?

A seriously impressive home in Toowoomba, Queensland by Shaun Lockyer Architects, inspired by mid-century architecture.
Amelia Barnes
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Food

Julia Busuttil Nishimura's Fragrant Roast Chicken With Mango Salad

Julia shares an innovative recipe to put all those delicious summer mangos to excellent use!
Julia Busuttil Nishimura
  11 hours ago

Architecture

A Contemporary Home Inspired By Heritage Architecture

Wolveridge Architecture balance contemporary design and art deco references, in Melbourne's Ascot Vale.

Studio Visit

The Miniature Boat Maker Working Out Of An Off-Grid Shipping Container

Meet Captain Elise Cameron Smith – ‘miniature boat maker and builder of dreams’!

Dream Job

The Perks Of Being a Food Writer, According To One Of Australia’s Top Restaurant Critics!

Senior restaurant critic at The Age, Gemima Cody, shares what it's really like to be a food writer.

Architecture

A Home That Completely Transforms With A Few Quick Switches

Designed as an artist's retreat using mostly recycled materials, The Sawmill House by Archier is a home for all seasons!

Homes

A Beloved Family Home, Re-Built From The Ground Up

After a freak accident destroyed most of their Narre Warren North home, Sarah Woodhouse and Brad Nicholls designed a new and improved versio...

Gardens

A Layered Garden, Designed Around A Liquidambar Tree

Ben Scott Garden Design have created richly layered garden in Camberwell, tailored to a Victorian home with a contemporary extension.

Sustainable Homes

A Heritage Home, Retrofitted To The Highest Sustainability Standards

The ‘Passive Butterfly’ house - a renovated weatherboard home, with 90 per cent reduced heating and cooling costs.

Interiors

A Nearly Demolished Home Turned Interior Masterpiece!

Junctions90 have redesigned this 1850s Melbourne house so it will never be demolished.

The Good Room

Rose Chong's Fabulous Rooftop (With Pool!) In Fitzroy!

Fitzroy's costume queen shares her unexpected rooftop haven, above her Fitzroy shop.
Lisa Marie Corso

Stays

A Delightfully Rustic, Country Style Getaway

Book your stay at the beautifully restored Airbnb, Marge's Cottage, in South Gippsland.
Amelia Barnes

Family

Weaver Maryanne Moodie Reflects On Birth, ADHD + Her Coven Of Mothers

The mother of two reflects on parenting the most challenging version of yourself, and the 'birth' that lasts years and years – becoming a
Ashe Davenport

Architecture

An Inviting Home Atop A Violin Shop!

Tsai Design and Sustainable Homes Melbourne turn a dark space above a violin store into a light-filled home.
Amelia Barnes

Creative People

Treasure Hunting With Wild To Ware

Erin Malloy and Michael Tink fossick for gemstones in riverbeds around Australia, to create their ethical bespoke jewellery.

Homes

A Personality-Filled Off-The-Plan Apartment

Imogen Milford's Fitzroy apartment brimming with local Australian art and design is proof that big design can happen in small spaces!

Art

Art Fights Fire – A Bushfire Relief Fundraiser

Launching our massive online art auction to raise funds for three important bushfire relief organisations.

A Response To The Bushfire Crisis

What we're doing about the bushfire crisis, and how you can help.

Gardens

The Most Gorgeous Gardens Of 2019

From city rooftops, to rugged native landscape, to perfectly manicured suburban lawns, these are the greatest gardens of last year!

Family

The Best Of Our Family Column in 2019!

From Catherine Deveny to Clare Bowditch, this is the best of our 'Family' column from 2019.

Architecture

Top 10 Architectural Homes of 2019

A look back at our favourite architect designed homes of the year!

Interiors

The Most Inspiring Interiors of 2019

From crazy paving to clashing colour palettes, we reflect on the ten most popular interiors we published this year!
Amelia Barnes

Stays

Our Favourite Getaways Of 2019

The best cabins, shacks, holiday homes and Airbnbs that we featured in 2019!
Miriam McGarry

Homes

The Best Beach Houses Of 2019

With summer holiday well underway, we’re revisiting some of our favourite beachside homes of 2019!
Miriam McGarry

Architecture

The 10 Most Marvellous Modernist Homes Of The Year

The most popular mid-century homes featured on The Design Files this year!

Homes

The Top 10 Most Loved Homes Of 2019!

From a jaw-dropping warehouse conversion to an enchanting urban treehouse, take a look at our most popular home tours of the year!

2019 – A Year In Review!

Lucy reflects on what has been a massive 2019 for TDF!

Architecture

A Robust And Dramatic Family Home

Splinter Society Architecture create a family home in Northcote that incorporates monumental slabs of basalt, excavated on site!
Miriam McGarry

Designers At Home

At Home With Mim Fanning Of Mim Design

Award-winning interior designer Mim Fanning brings 20 years of interiors experience to her own renovated Victorian era home.

Creative People

Connecting The Threads With Fibre Artist Siân Boucherd

The West Australian artist shares her handwoven baskets and vessels, informed by family, place, and slow process.
Miriam McGarry

Homes

A Dream Tree Change Home In Daylesford

Jenni and Jennie share their much-loved country home, combining English Cottage charm with Scandinavian light and a distinctly Australian fe...

Stays

A New Architect-Designed Airbnb In Carlton

Live like a local at Shadow House, a superbly renovated accommodation offering in inner city Melbourne.
Amelia Barnes

Food

Julia Busuttil Nishimura's Eton Mess

Hazelnutty and creamy with sweet juicy peaches, this easy recipe is the perfect solution if you're on Christmas dessert duty for the whole f...
Julia Busuttil Nishimura

Interiors

A Historic Woollahra Home Elevated by Art + Colour

Studio CD have injected art, sculptural furniture and playful colour into this spectacular Victorian Italianate house in Sydney.
Amelia Barnes

Giveaway

The Ultimate Dinner Party Kit + Giveaway!

To celebrate the launch of Miele's new Freestanding Cooker, you could WIN our ultimate dinner party set-up.

Modernist Australia

A Bohemian Blue Mountains Modernist Beauty On The Market!

A breathtaking Blue Mountains home, with real Australian Modern flair.
Patricia Callan

Interiors

A Timeless Apartment Renovation By Tamsin Johnson

Interior designer Tamsin Johnson had an open brief to perfectly transform this apartment in South Yarra!
Amelia Barnes

Stays

A Dream Weekend Away At The Retreat, Pumphouse Point

TDF's Chelsea Hall spends a heavenly weekend in Tassie at Pumphouse Point's newest luxury accommodation offering, The Retreat!
Chelsea Hall

Architecture

Old Meets New, Meets Tree!

The Jac Home by Panov Scott Architects is designed in the space between a Jacaranda Tree, and a Federation Cottage.
Miriam McGarry

Studio Visit

In The Studio With Anna Varendorff

We catch up with a Melbourne design legend, ahead of her inclusion in our end of year group show, Art & Artefact!
Miriam McGarry

Shopping

All Your Retro Dreams Realised!

Tamara Watts of Retro Print Revival celebrates 10 years of vintage-inspired wares, and shares her latest collection inspired by earthy 80s a...
Miriam McGarry

Homes

A Truly WHOA Warehouse Conversion!

Shirin Pulitano of Dot Dot Dash Events Agency shares her stunning family home in North Melbourne, renovated with the help of Ha Architecture...

On the Market

A Former Gallery Turned Sleek City Pad Hits The Market

Eastop Architects are behind the sophisticated renovation of this 80s home for sale in Carlton.

Art

Saint Cloche Hosts Final Exhibition For 2019, ‘Paradiso’

The Paddington art gallery closes the year with their annual group show!
Amelia Barnes

Sustainable Homes

A Dream Off-Grid Retreat

The Elemental House in High Camp by Ben Callery Architects is a cosy weekender, designed with sustainability in mind.

Architecture

A Sculptural Home Inspired By The Hepburn Landscape

A distinctive Corten-clad house designed by Robert Nichol and Sons, just outside Hepburn, Victoria.
Amelia Barnes

Giveaway

Our Sustainable Summer Edit + Giveaway!

WIN our edit of summer essentials, made from organic, sustainable, biodegradable materials, recycled plastic, and even ocean waste! In partn...

Creative People

Get Your Goals In Check, With These Original Artworks By Beci Orpin x kikki.K

kikki K has teamed up with the legendary Melbourne artist to create three original artworks based on new year's goals. Here's how you can wi...

Stays

A Magically Restorative Waterfront Getaway In Tasmania

Once a dilapidated shack, Captains Rest is now one of the most in-demand boutique accommodations in Tassie!
Amelia Barnes

Dream Job

Beatrice Preston Zly, Product Packaging Designer at Aēsop

The RMIT graduate shares how hard work, passion and preparation helped her land her dream job at the iconic Australian brand!

Christmas Countdown

Local Wines, Craft Beers and Gift Packs At Blackhearts & Sparrows - With 10% Off!

We've perused the shelves of our favourite local wine supplier, to create our very own (discounted!) Xmas gift guide for you!

Art

The Art Of Abstraction With Emma Currie

In the lead up to our Art&Artefact exhibition, we visit the studio of one incredibly talented emerging Melbourne painter.

Shopping

Level Up Your Bathroom With Baina Organic Cotton Towels

These modern, organic cotton towels make us want to ditch every weird towel in our linen closets.
Miriam McGarry

Christmas Countdown

Bookish Gifts For Christmas With Thames & Hudson - And 30% Off!

Today, we’re perusing the bookshelves at Thames & Hudson… who are offering a staggering 30% off all of our Top Picks for TDF Readers!

Homes

An Interior Designer's 'Comfortably Minimal' Home

The interior designer shares her renovated Glen Iris home, styled for chic and relaxed family living.

In Print

Own A Little Piece Of Ken Done!

The iconic Australian artist releases a series of four mini-books that document some of his greatest works, along with charming personal obs...
Ken Done

Architecture

A Restrained, Minimal-Waste Home In Byron Bay

Sustainable design principles and a tight budget underpin this home by Studio Jackson Scott.
Amelia Barnes

Designers At Home

At Home With Stylist Simone Haag

The celebrated interior stylist takes us inside her Ringwood home and offers advice on how to style with technology, in partnership with Sam...

Interiors

A ’60s Cronulla Home Gets A Colour-Rich Makeover!

Personality fills this renovated mid-century home designed by Lymesmith and Amber Road.
Amelia Barnes

Christmas Countdown

Shop Lux Linen With Bed Threads This Christmas - With 10% Off!

Shop high-quality linen from one of our favourite local brands, with this special TDF reader offer!

TDF Collect

Announcing Our FINAL Art Exhibition Of 2019 – ‘Art&Artefact’ !

Our final art exhibition for 2019 brings together 15 painters, and 6 ceramicists / makers! Join us on Saturday December 14th to wrap up anot...
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Podcast

TDF Talks with Author & Food Stylist Donna Hay

Lucy chats with Donna about how it felt to close her magazine after 17 successful years, what her business looks like today, and more!

Exhibition

These Photographic Prints Capture The Vibrant Architecture Of Portugal

Geelong-based photographer Stephanie Rooney presents her latest exhibition 'Lento', captured in Lagos, Portugal.
Miriam McGarry

Christmas Countdown

Gifts For The Whole Family From kikki.K - With 30% Off!

Out favourite Christmas gift ideas for friends, partners and kids from Kikki.K - discounted exclusively for TDF Readers!

Family

VICE Australia's Creative Director Royce Akers On Dad Guilt + Life In The Suburbs

A working dad offers a glimpse into modern fatherhood, and his ridiculously cute family!
Ashe Davenport

Architecture

Living Large On This Acreage Style Property In Suburban Brisbane

Inside The Nest by Shaun Lockyer Architects – located on a sprawling 4240 square metre block in Brisbane.
Amelia Barnes

Art

Art Objects By Master Glass Artist Mark Douglass

The renowned glass artist presents a solo exhibition at Graham Geddes Antiques in Armadale.

Architecture

An American-Style Barn Meets The Iconic Australian Shed, In Queensland

Paul Uhlmann Architects put an Australian spin on the American barn in Pullenvale, Queensland.

Christmas Countdown

Our Top Gift Ideas From Dinosaur Designs (+ Free Gift Offer!)

A deep dive into Dinosaur Designs’ summer collection, and our favourite gift ideas!

Homes

Tamsin Johnson's Tamarama Wonder!

Interior designer Tamsin Johnson shares her serene beach side family home.

Architecture

The 2019 NGV Architecture Commission Is Revealed!

Artist Yhonnie Scarce and Edition Office architects present the powerful and and compelling installation ‘In Absence’.
Miriam McGarry

In Print

'Weekends' by Kara Rosenlund, A Love Letter To Her Island Home

The celebrated photographer and stylist shares her most personal project yet, a book that documents her weekend life on Stradbroke Island, Q...

Interiors

How A Tiny Home Made A Huge Difference For This Foster Family

When a foster family went from five to seven members overnight, the Norsu interiors team stepped in to help the home accommodate everyone!
Miriam McGarry

Art

Chasing Waterfalls With Belynda Henry

The beloved landscape painter opens a new exhibition, ‘Waterfalls and Waterholes’ at Australian Galleries in Paddington, NSW.
Miriam McGarry

Architecture

An Off-Grid Rural House, Designed For The Future

MRTN Architects have designed an adaptable shed and home, made from salvaged bricks and upcycled materials in Nulla Vale, Victoria.
Amelia Barnes

Christmas Countdown

Announcing.... The Design Files Christmas Countdown!

It's our first ever online shopping event! Five of our favourite local brands, each offering special discounts and deals for TDF readers, fo...

On the Market

An Absolutely Idyllic Highlands Home For Sale!

Artist and curator Sarak K is selling her DREAM property in Moss Vale in the NSW Highlands.

Architecture

A Contemporary Interpretation Of Coastal Australian Architecture

A sleek, modern family beach house by Cera Stribley Architects on the Mornington Peninsula.
Amelia Barnes

Architecture

An Amazing Mid-Century Home Gets A High-Tech Makeover!

A spectacularly restored and extended mid-century residence, located in Sydney’s Lower North Shore.
Amelia Barnes

Creative People

Our Art Director Shares 6 Groundbreaking Creatives From Adobe MAX 2019!

From Sesame Street's creative director and Wes Anderson's graphic designer, our Art Director Annie Portelli shares her highlights from the a...
Annie Portelli

Art

The Life Of Flowers, Captured In A New Photographic Exhibition

Explore the beauty of impermanence in photographer Victoria Zschommler's exhibition ‘About A Day’, opening this week in Fitzroy.
Miriam McGarry

Shopping

Lygon Street Nursery's MASSIVE New Indoor Jungle!

Melbourne's newest horticulture, plant and landscaping store opens its doors.
Miriam McGarry

Architecture

A Serenely Minimal Toorak Family Home

Elegance meets practicality in the SLD Residence by Davidov Architects.
Amelia Barnes

Homes

Morocco Meets Mallorca... In Melbourne!

Interior architect Georgia Ezra shares her renovated Spanish Mission style family home in Caulfield.

Interiors

A Fashion Blogger’s Stylish Tamarama Apartment

Decus Interiors overhauls the Tamarama apartment of Carmen Hamilton, founder of Chronicles of Her.
Amelia Barnes

Food

Julia Busuttil Nishimura's Eggplant Parmigiana

A crowd-pleasing silky, cheesy, vegetarian main dish. Best served shared!
Julia Busuttil-Nishimura

Architecture

Cuckoo Clock Meets Modern Edwardian Home!

Rara Architecture and Interior Design creates a new Edwardian-inspired, Footscray home.
Miriam McGarry

TDF Collect

TDF Collect Presents 'Colourscapes' By Amanda Dziedzic

A new exhibition of striking sculptural glass forms, inspired by the spectacular trophies created for our TDF Design Awards!

On the Market

An Interior Architect’s Self-Designed Home Hits The Market

Pipkorn Kilpatrick co-founder Jane Kilpatrick is saying goodbye to her family's single-fronted period home.

Art

Painting Birdsong With Nyangulya Katie Nalgood

The bright and brilliant exhibition ‘Jalmarra-jarti, All the birds have wings’ at Paul Johnstone Gallery, Darwin.
Miriam McGarry

Vegetable Garden

A Suburban Backyard Turned Thriving Permaculture Garden

Ben Shaw's permaculture garden is an edible paradise in the heart of suburbia.
Georgina Reid

Architecture

A Tiny Barn Addition To A Coastal Family Home

See inside this creative extension of a NSW Central Coast family home by Fabric Architecture.

Fashion

The Social Studio Celebrates 10 Years With An Art Scarf Fundraiser

Melbourne’s beloved social enterprise launches an incredible Art Scarf auction fundraiser, alongside a star-studded gala.
Miriam McGarry

Stays

A Former Pub Transformed Into Tasmania’s Newest Boutique Accommodation

Book your stay at Ship Inn Stanley – a beautiful reinvention of an 1849 former pub – now open on Tasmania’s north-west coast.
Amelia Barnes

Interiors

Australia's Best Designed Bars, Restaurants and Hotels Announced!

The best bar, restaurant and hotel design announced at the Eat, Drink, Design awards last night in Melbourne.

Homes

A Home Fit For A Ceramics Queen!

Irina Rybakov of pépite shares her pottery filled Northcote home.

A Japanese Inspired California Bungalow

Diverse architectural influences inspire this creative renovation in Elwood, by Splinter Society.
Amelia Barnes

Sustainable Homes

A Coastal Home That Treads Lightly On The Earth

Making green glamorous in the 10 Star Home by The Sociable Weaver and Clare Cousins Architects in Cape Paterson.

Architecture

Australia’s Most Incredible Homes Revealed In the 2019 ArchiTeam Awards

Celebrating small, medium and emerging architecture practices, here are the 2019 ArchiTeam Awards finalists!
Amelia Barnes