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Christina Karras

Editorial Assistant

Christina is a writer and content producer from Melbourne. She graduated from RMIT University with a Bachelor of Communication (Journalism) in 2019, and has always wanted to work in magazines. Her words have appeared in Fashion Journal, the Herald Sun, realestate.com.au and more.

Art

A Look Inside Abbey Rich's Mesmerising New Exhibition

See the Melbourne artist's beautifully bold abstract pieces at MARS Gallery, filled with playful patterns and hidden meanings.
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A Day In The Life

A Day In The Life With Local Icons + TikTok Stars, Ginger And Carman

Get to know the fashionable, dynamic duo, whose fun-filled adventures (and inspiring approach to life) have made them Internet famous!
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Creative People

The New Small Business Making Mid-Century-Inspired Furniture In Australia

Culture Cush are making velvet-covered modular lounges inspired by retro designs, with the best materials of today!
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Gardens

A Lush Secret Garden, Inside A Converted Melbourne Church!

This surprising garden in East Melbourne has its own lagoon pool, a natural fish pond and 10m-tall walls covered in ivy.
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Studio Visit

Local Artist Hannah Maskell Creates Mesmerising Grids Of Colour

The Melbourne-based artist's geometric drawings and wooden sculptures are a cross between 'colour theory and colour therapy'.
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Sustainable Homes

An Off-Grid, Modern Country Farmhouse In Regional Victoria

Step inside a newly built farmhouse that's fully off the grid, with all the classic features of an old country home.
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Art

9 Unmissable Exhibitions To See In 2023!

From NGV's Alexander McQueen exhibition, to a showcase of Frida Kahlo's works, here are the must-see exhibitions of the coming year.
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Shopping

Shop The Chunky, Colourful Furniture You’ve Seen All Over The Internet

Meet the tradie brothers behind FEARON, who have been making quirky, must-have furniture that blends fun with functionality!
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Interiors

Before + After: A Dated Brick Home Turned Coastal Holiday Pad

Dark timber and dated tiles have been replaced with light and bright interiors in this Mornington Peninsula beach house.
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Studio Visit

Dani McKenzie’s Detailed Paintings Look Like Familiar Photographs

The Melbourne artist recreates local streetscapes and everyday scenes, filled with intimate reminders of our own inner-worlds.
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Sustainable Homes

How An Architect Turned This 1930s Bungalow Into A Sustainable Family Haven

Architect Emily Sandstrom's warm family home runs off solar power, with a vegetable garden and impressive entertaining area hidden inside!
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Design Eye

How to Create Fun + Playful Interiors, With Studio Joy’s Kristel Marshall

The Melbourne designer shares how to balance minimalism and maximalism with playful colours and bold furniture – in a way that won't date!...
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Creative People

A Noosa Design Studio's Chic New Office, Inside A Former 80s Club

CLO Studios' have transformed an old music club into their dreamy new office space, and it's filled with eclectic design inspiration!
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Gardens

A Native Garden For An Off-Grid Home, That Embraces The Elements

Native grasses, towering gum trees and panoramic views help draw the award-winning Elemental House into its natural surrounds.
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Architecture

Old English Style Meets Japanese Serenity In This Spectacular 1930s Home

In a thoughtful renovation, Suzanne Hunt Architect celebrates this Perth home's heritage roots, while turning it into a modern sanctuary.
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Studio Visit

These Unique Hand-Painted Ceramics Are Inspired by Bauhaus Design

Melbourne artist Belinda Wiltshire's sculptural creations take cues from the geometric shapes and stripes of a Bauhaus ballet!
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Creative People

7 Creative Australian Florists You Need To Know About!

The talented florists to visit if you’re looking for an experimental bouquet, a spectacular installation or just a bunch to brighten your
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Mid Century Homes

8 Memorable Mid-Century Homes From 2022

From classic '60s dream homes to magical Modernist masterpieces, see the most popular retro abodes we featured this year!
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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