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Bea Taylor

Managing Editor

Bea is a writer, editor and content producer. She studied a Bachelor of Communications and Journalism at Massey University in Wellington, New Zealand and since graduating in 2015, has been working for some of Aotearoa’s top interior and architecture mags. That is, until she jumped the ditch to join the TDF dream team in 2022!

Studio Visit

The Haunting, Shadow-Inspired Paintings Of Melbourne Artist Ella Dunn

How the imaginative banter of two children on a set of swings inspired the artist's latest body of work.

Interiors

A Contemporary New Home Grounded In An Earthy, Natural Palette

Inspired by his client's extensive art collection, interior designer Brahman Perera creates a stunning, timeless home.

Art

This Vibrant Exhibition Brings Together Traditional Sculpture + Contemporary Art For A Story On Legacy

Brunswick Street Gallery presents 'Aak Puul: Art From The Wik & Kugu Region'; a bold showcase of the strength of Wik Kugu culture. 

Studio Visit

Beci Orpin’s Shared Studio Is Just As Colourful + Cheerful As You’d Expect!

Inside the charming studio of Beci Orpin, Ellie King and Hoddle, decked out with all the best things from local makers and creators.

Gardens

How This Young Photographer Transformed Her Rambling Coastal Garden In One Week!

With a little help from her friends, photographer Kate Shanasy transformed her jungle of a garden into an entertainer's coastal delight!

Art

Iwantja Arts Take To New York City, With A ‘Rock N Roll’ Exhibition!

Celebrated Indulkana artists Vincent Namatjira and Kaylene Whiskey spent a week in ‘The Big Apple’ exhibiting their work.

On The Market

A Former Shopfront Turned Architecturally-Designed Home In Coburg Hits The Market

Behind an unassuming facade unfolds a brilliantly designed and sun-filled Coburg home, and it's for sale!

Stays

A Serene Architectural Getaway Overlooking Vineyards In Central Victoria

Barfold Estate's new boutique accommodation is the best kept secret in the Heathcote / Kyneton region – for now!

Art

Announcing The Winners Of The 2022 Telstra NATSIAA!

See the winners and finalists from the most prestigious award for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, the 2022 Telstra NATSIAA!

Architecture

A Sympathetic Renovation + Extension Of A Modernist Caulfield Home

'The Bridge House' by Kister Architects successfully bridges old and new in this updated 1970s home.

Art

A Reflective Exhibition At Craft Victoria Exploring 'The Everywhen'

Koorie/Yorta Yorta woman Shahn Stewart and Koorie man Eden Fiske of Alchemy Orange have guest-curated an exhibition at Craft Victoria, explo...

Interiors

Josh + Jenna Densten’s Retro RV Renovation

Renovation pros, Josh and Jenna Densten, have transformed an outdated Winnebago Sundancer into the ultimate family holiday home on wheels!

Studio Visit

An Interior Architect’s Impressive Side Hustle - In Ceramics!

Alana Crosby is an interior architect by day – and a ceramicist by night! She's just launched a collection of hand-built ceramic lamps.

Studio Visit

Inside A Perfumer’s Fragrant Cape Schanck Garden Studio

Sondrine Kehoe took a love of creating 'fairy potions' as a child and became a self-taught perfumer with her own business, Cygnet Perfumery....

Win A Sleek, Chrome Prize Pack From Frank Green!

In honour of the new collection, five lucky readers will win a Frank Green Chrome Collection prize pack! Enter here!

Shopping

5 Local Female Artists We're Loving!

This list of local female artists we're loving could be 10 times as long, but if you're looking to expand your art collection under a price

Art

See The Inspiring Finalists Of The 2022 Archibald Prize

Australia's most celebrated art award is back for its 101st year! See the 52 incredible finalists, including TDF favourites Vincent Namatjir...

On The Market

For Sale: A Beautifully Renovated Worker’s Cottage in Kensington

This former Kensington worker's cottage for sale has balanced its modern renovation with championing a few nods to its past.

The Design Files acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which we work, the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to Elders past and present.

First Nations artists, designers, makers, and creative business owners are encouraged to submit their projects for coverage on The Design Files. Please email bea@thedesignfiles.net