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Homes

A Florist’s Sentimental Hobart Home

The South Hobart unit of florist Eliza Hobart is a romantic, lived-in space surrounded by greenery.
Lucy Feagins
  6 hours ago

Stays

A Transportable, Off-Grid Tiny Home Made From Shipping Containers

Capturing incredible views towards Mount Buller, Victoria, life in this pair of tiny homes is about as close to nature as it gets!
Sally Tabart
  22 hours ago

Shopping

Celebrate Christmas With Kip&Co's New 'Golden Hour' Collection + WIN A $1,000 Voucher!

The local homewares brand is giving away a whopping voucher to celebrate the beginning of the festive season!

Architecture

This Blushing Bondi Apartment Makes The Most Of A Narrow Space

Built-in furniture and an art deco inspired palette have transformed this Bondi apartment by Studio Weave Architects for entertaining.

Studio Visit

Inside The Fremantle Studio Of Legendary Ceramicist, Pippin Drysdale

For a new exhibition at Linton + Kay, the 85-year-old ceramic artist has shifted her focus from vast desert landscapes to the minutiae of th...

A Longer Read

Design-Led Aboriginal Entrepreneurship Is Not New

Jirra Lulla Harvey - Koorie woman, First Nations business strategist, and judge of the TDF + Laminex Design Awards Collaboration category ...
Jirra Lulla Harvey

TDF Design Awards

ANNOUNCING The Winners Of The TDF + Laminex Design Awards 2021!

Last night we announced the winners and commended projects in the TDF + Laminex 2021 Design Awards in our online awards ceremony! Drum roll

On The Market

A Santorini-Style Oasis (And One Of Our Fave Ever Homes) Is On The Market!

Artist Phoebe Rolleston’s architect-designed, breezy family home in Glen Iris, Melbourne is for sale. And we are so jealous of the new own...
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One Room Wonders

A Contemporary Chic Bedroom Makeover

A gorgeous, achievable room transformation - in partnership with Surround by Laminex.

Shopping

Nau Releases 2021 Australian-Made Furniture Collection

Cult’s in-house Australian-made furniture and lighting brand, Nau, releases it 2021 collection designed by Adam Goodrum, Kate Stokes, Adam...

Homes

A Photographer + Art Director’s Alistair Knox Home

Photographer Sean Fennessy, and art director Jessica Lillico's heart-warming Warrandyte mid-century family home, designed by Alistair Knox!

On The Market

An Iconic Melbourne Art Family’s Richmond Home Is For Sale

The family of beloved artist Mirka Mora are selling their contemporary, multi-level home, featuring a pool-with-a-view!

Shopping

An Epic Collaboration Between Two Local Icons, David Bromley + Review!

David Bromley collaborates with much loved local fashion label Review on a colourful new collection of apparel and accessories.

Architecture

A Remarkable Reworking Of A Humble Gold Coast Shack

ME Architects have extraordinarily reworked and extended this humble 1970s Gold Coast home.

Studio Visit

P0LY Designs : The Ultimate Pandemic Pivot Project

How Lara Fisher and Andy Kepitis turned their lockdown hobby into full-time business!
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Podcast

The Unconventional Career Path Of Interior Designer Yasmine Ghoniem Of YSG Studio, On TDF Talks

In this podcast conversation, host Lucy Feagins talks to the founder of YSG Studio and so-hot-right-now visionary leading the Australian int...

Creative People

Building A Family Legacy On Local Manufacturing, With Abode Living

Creative director Amelia Marasco Adair takes us on a tour of the company's Camberwell HQ - featuring their production warehouse, offices +

Stays

A Contemporary Reimagining of Robin Boyd’s Fenner House

Las Palmas by DUO Architects in association with Davis Architects is a Byron Bay hinterland home inspired by the owner's upbringing in Robin...

Studio Visit

This Cheerful New Textile + Homewares Label Brings The Sunshine We Need Right now!

Hannah Veikkanen used Melbourne's extended lockdowns to develop and launch her own textile label, creating handtufted cushions and artwork f...

On The Market

The Perfect Architect-Designed Family Home Is On The Market

The Kingsville House by Olaver Architecture is potentially the closest thing there is to a perfect family house. And it could be yours!
Sasha Aarons

Homes

Poppy Garbin + Scott Gibson Of Pop And Scott’s Dromana Dream Home

The renovated '80s home of Scott Gibson and Poppy Garbin, founders of Pop and Scott.

Creative People

The Earthy, Abstract Art Of Asha Holmes

Inside the textured, tonal and intuitive practice of a Northern Beaches-based painter whose star is well and truly on the rise!

Building Better

Everything You Need To Know About Working With A Builder

Where do you find a good builder? How long will it take them to build my house? How much will it cost? We answer these FAQs more.

Architecture

The Australian Architects Designing New Houses For An Affordable Flat Fee

Purchase environmentally-friendly, architectural house plans for an affordable flat fee by new Australian business, Architopia.

Gardens

A Beautiful New Life For A Generous Family Garden

The Haberfield Garden by Fieldwork Associates in Sydney unites multiple green zones under a canopy of excitement + abundance!

On The Market

A Historic Italianate Mansion Hits The Market In Kew

Built in 1889, Ross House (formerly called Charleville), is a heritage-protected Italianate mansion in Kew designed by local architect Henry...

Interiors

How To Make Wallpaper Work!

Lauren Li of Sisällä Interior Design shares her tips and tricks for wallpaper that really works - and where to get it!
Lauren Li

Architecture

A Spacious Renovation That Makes The Most Of Every Inch

Built-in furniture has unlocked the potential of this Victorian home renovation in Fitzroy North by Architecture Architecture.
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Food

Julia's Pillowy Ricotta Tortelli With Butter And Asparagus

It's asparagus season and Julia Busuttil Nishimura has the best pasta recipe for this sweet, seasonal stalk!
Julia Busuttil Nishimura

Interiors

A Slice Of Paris In South Yarra

A Victorian home in South Yarra brought back to life with textured, luxurious finishes by AKI Design Studio.

Homes

A Stylist’s Charming Country Home

Stylist and Read&Hall co-owner Emma Read shares her 1920s family home filled with vintage pieces in Willunga, South Australia.

Modernist Australia

A Glittering, Glamorous Mid-Century Pad Is For Sale

This apartment in Caulfield North retains all its charming, original trimmings. Even with herringbone floors, steel-framed windows and bambo...
Patricia Callahan

Regional

The Love Story Behind An Edible Flower Farm In South-East Queensland

How Simone Jelley left behind a career in photography to open her own flower farm, Pretty Produce.

On The Market

This Classic Victorian With An Architect-Designed Extension Is For Sale

A sleek and spacious North Melbourne terrace renovated by Francis Wai Architects has hit the market.

Architecture

This Graceful, Sculptural Home Is Like A Work Of Art

This villa in inner-city Melbourne by Susi Leeton is perfectly choreographed and mimics the flow + form of a Brancusi sculpture.

Podcast

Ultimate Creative Freelancer Kelly Thompson On Finding Your Place In The Industry, On TDF Talks

In this podcast conversation, the founder of Makers’ Mrkt gives our managing editor Sally Tabart nuggets of wisdom about the creative hust...

On The Market

A Rare Warehouse Conversion In The Heart Of Fitzroy Is On The Market

The architect-renovated home of renowned local film producer is for sale, and it’s a good one!

Architecture

An Intimate Inner-City Home + Secret Garden

A serene Abbotsford home by Ha architects that draws the garden in.

Stays

A Converted Train Carriage Turned Breathtaking Off-Grid Cabin

The Greenly Carriage accommodation is on a semi-remote farm on South Australia’s Eyre Peninsula, offering views over the Southern Ocean, M...

Family

The Show Must Go On, With Photographer Sarah Collins And Family

Our beloved former TDF photographer on the highs and lows of pandemic parenting, and the challenges facing the performing arts community.

Interiors

An Artist's Minimalist, Yet Personalised Apartment

Folk Studio create a carefully customised apartment for painter Ash Holmes in Curl Curl, New South Wales.

Homes

Yasmine Ghoniem’s Fabulously Eclectic Bondi Apartment

YSG director Yasmine Ghoniem's deliciously compact Bondi apartment – created with paint, 2pac joinery, and a whole lot of love!

Gardens

A Modernist Front Garden On Sydney’s North Shore

In an extract from his new book 'The City Gardener', Richard Unsworth shares the Mid-Century Modern garden designed by his practice, Garden
Richard Unsworth

On The Market

A Perfectly Preserved Mid-Century Marvel On The Banks Of The Yarra Is On The Market

This architecturally-designed house was built in the 60s and has barely changed since it was last sold in 1968. Did someone say dream home?

Interiors

An Elevated Take On Old Meets New

A 1950s Brisbane house meets a new addition by designers Wrightson Stewart and architect Barbara Bailey, connected by a transparent breezewa...

Shopping

A Childrenswear Label That Takes Us Back To The Golden Years - WIN With Goldie + Ace!

Get ready to send the kids back to school in style with the Golden Years collection from Goldie + Ace!

Interiors

The Timeless Update Of A 1950s Portsea Beach House

Pipkorn Kilpatrick improve the flow and functionality of this 1956 home originally designed by Robin Boyd, ensuring its legacy remains in ta...

Architecture

A Grecian-Inspired Update For A California Bungalow

Alcorn Middleton update a 1980s family home with arches, white-washed columns and a inspired by quintessential Santorini architecture.
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Interiors

YSG Studio Brings 'Afternoon Delight' To This Dreamy Kitchen Design for Laminex

We take a closer look at YSG Studio's stunning new collaboration with Laminex!

Architecture

A Minimalist, Semi-Prefabricated Beach House

Architect Hannah Tribe of Tribe Studio developed a prototype for a partially prefabricated kit home for her own family beach house in Bundee...

Homes

A Cheerful Beachside Retreat

Virginia Morris' colourful 1980s Anglesea home, located just 100 steps from the beach!

Interiors

A Curvaceous + Calm Edwardian Home Renovation

Working within the exisiting footprint, CJH Studio transformed this Melbourne home with smart planning and minimalist interiors.

Creative People

The Trailblazing Couple Behind Brisbane's New Indigenous Art Centre

Amanda Hayman and Troy Casey are the entrepreneurial couple behind Brisbane's most exciting new art gallery and retail space!

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

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.
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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.

TDF Design Awards

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...

Interiors

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....

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...

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,...

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

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...

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.

Food

Two Super Simple, Hearty Vegetarian Spring Dishes From Clem Day!

Clem Day aka Some Things I Like To Cook shares her easy peasy recipes for a charred cabbage in brown butter with toasted hazelnuts, and a sp...
Clem Day

Architecture

A Modernised Melbourne Edwardian + Lush 'No Lawn' Garden!

The architectural expertise of Buck & Simple and garden prowess of Inge Jabra Landscapes has transformed this Edwardian home in Fitzroy Nort...

Homes

A Restored 1930s Cottage In The Southern Highlands

Treechangers James Watts and Tony Chapman bought a 1930s cottage in the Southern Highlands, and turned it into their dream country escape.

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.

Interiors

A Textural Home Designed For A Family, By Family!

This dreamy South Yarra home is just one of the gorgeous spaces featured in Tamsin Johnson's stunning new book, Spaces for Living.

Interiors

Dulux Reveals The Colours Of 2022

Dulux reveals the must-have paint colours for 2022 in their annual Colour Forecast.

Food

Clem Day's Anchovy Roast Chicken With Salsa Verde And Lemony Aioli

The creator of Some Things I Like To Cook shares the start of a three-part feast to celebrate spring... stay tuned this week for the rest!
Clementine Day
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Podcast

Interior Designer Lauren Li On Creating The Backdrop To Life, On TDF Talks

In this podcast conversation, interior designer (and beloved TDF columnist!) Lauren Li talks about the genesis of her creative career, her p...

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

Meet 14 of Australia's Most Exciting Textile Designers

Introducing the fashion, homewares, industrial designers and more shortlisted in the Textile Design category of the 2021 TDF + Laminex Desig...

Studio Visit

A Ceramics Studio Nestled Into The Bronte Hills

SAHA architects designed a serene ceramics studio at the bottom of Kati Watson's rambling garden, using raw materials and a spectacular roof...

Interiors

The 2021 Dulux Colour Awards Winners!

Out of 437 entries and 105 finalists, the eight winners of the 35th Dulux Colour Awards have been announced!

Homes

A Sophisticated Mid-Century Home In The Trees

The earth-toned, mid-century home of Liana Shaw-Taylor and family on Sydney’s Upper-North Shore, renovated by Tom Mark Henry.

Architecture

A Teeny Tiny Sydney Terrace Under 70m2!

The footprint of this innovative Newtown terrace by Architect George is smaller than most one-bedroom apartments.

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

Architecture

A Serene, Geoffrey Bawa-Inspired Auckland Home

Geoffrey Bawa's tropical modernism inspired this Edwardian home renovation in Auckland by Jack McKinney Architects and Katie Lockhart Studio...

Shopping

11 Places To Buy Excellent Art Prints

From photography to digital illustrations, these eleven artists, designers and collectives sell high quality art prints to supplement (or st...

Interiors

A Light + Lofty Family Home In Geelong

The Newtown Courtyard House by Tecture architects and Built by Wilson Interior Design is enhanced by stylist Simone Haag with beautiful furn...

Family

Rising And Shining Through Early Motherhood With Designer + Illustrator, Georgia Perry

Through the doldrums of pandemic parenting, Georgia Perry reminds us there is still magic in the world. Ashe Davenport goes inside the desig...
Ashe Davenport

Creative People

The Aboriginal-Owned Clothing Label Dedicated To Making A Difference

An ethical clothing that is inspired by the Australian bush, desert and sea, Amber Days is a vehicle for change.

TDF Design Awards

The 10 Creative Collaborations That Knocked Our Socks Off!

The finalists in the Collaboration category of the TDF + Laminex Design Awards demonstrate the powerful new outcomes that can come from crea...

Food

Julia's Herb + Olive Oil Crackers With Goat’s Cheese And Lemon Dip

Have you reached the 'making your own crackers' phase of lockdown yet? If so, this one's for you!
Julia Busuttil-Nishimura

Studio Visit

These Hazy, Sunburnt Paintings Are A Call For Climate Action

Kane Lehanneur's evocative, abstract practice has shifted with the increasing urgency of the climate crisis.

Homes

An Artist’s Light + Bright Collingwood Apartment

The vibrant, rented Collingwood apartment of artist and head of brand at Lucy Folk, Ben Mazey!

Interiors

An Office Space Turned Multi-Level Family Home

Kirsty Ristevski transformed a poky and disconnected office building in Albert Park into a resolved and welcoming family home.

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.

Interiors

A ‘60s Home Makeover For A Family + Their Cats!

The client’s cats were just as important as the human family members in this Melbourne home renovation by Maike Design – hence the proje...

Studio Visit

Anna Fiedler’s Delicate Woven Paintings

From a studio nestled in the banks of Merri Creek, Anna Fiedler undertakes her unique creative practice, that fuses traditional weaving tech...

Podcast

Creative Director + Community Leader Grace Dlabik on Australia's Accessible Housing Crisis, On TDF Talks

In this podcast conversation, Lucy talks to the founder of BE. ONE about building a creative community, being vulnerable in the public eye a...

Father's Day Favourites

Count On The Classics From Country Road For Father’s Day + Get 10% Off!

This is the last brand featured in our Father's Day Favourites promotion - and it's a goodie. Here are our picks for a classic Dad's day gif...
Lucy Feagins

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