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Lucy Feagins

Editor

Lucy studied Creative Arts at the University of Melbourne. In a former life, she worked as a set dresser in the film industry, and as a stylist.  Lucy has contributed to titles including Inside Out, The Age and The Saturday Paper.

Stays

These New Luxury Coastal Cabins On Phillip Island Really Raise The Bar!

A tour of Fives Acres, a brand new boutique accommodation offering on Victoria's rugged South Coast.

Design Eye

Suzanne Gorman on Modernising a Mid-Century Home

Taking into account considerations of form, function and scale, interior designer Suzanne Gorman shares her design approach for mid century

Homes

A Heartwarming Home Of A Stylist (And Family!)

Justine and Bob Murphy's warm and welcoming family home is like a slice of the country... in Northcote!

Homes

A Magical Alistair Knox-Designed Rental In Eltham!

The seriously dreamy 1970s rental home of Pop and Scott trade manager Lucienne Van Sebille, and her partner Sebastian.

Homes

This New York-Style Warehouse Apartment Is The Dream Melbourne Rental!

The converted warehouse apartment of writer and founder of beauty brand Fluff, Erika Geraerts, located in Collingwood's old Foy & Gibson com...
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Fundraiser

INTRODUCING... The TDF Kids Art Awards, With Honan!

We're so excited to launch the very first TDF Kids Art Awards to raise money for Children's Ground – and there's a prize of $2,000 each f...

Homes

The 'Stuff'-Filled, Off-The-Plan Fitzroy Apartment Of Two Architects!

The personality-filled, one-bedroom Fitzroy apartment of architects Kim Lai and Tom Orton, founders of We Are Humble.

Homes

A Rock Star + Fashion Designer’s Mini Californian Ranch... In Suburban Melbourne!

How Andria Kiefer of Limb The Label, and Cook Craig of King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard, transformed their Reservoir house through DIY cos...

Homes

A Leading Architect’s Compact And Clever Fitzroy Family Home

Architect Karen Alcock and her partner Jojo bought the cheapest house in Fitzroy 15 years ago. See how the family have made it their own wit...

Homes

A Biophilic Family Home Among The Trees

The newly-renovated Warrandyte family home of Millie and Dave Wells perfectly blends indoors and out!

Family

An Honest Conversation On Single Parenting By Choice + Donor Conception With Takeawei Ceramics Founder, Chela Edmunds

Chela Edmunds of Takeawei ceramics shares her story of becoming a mother to 18-month-old Ocean via sperm donor and IVF.

Homes

Emily Green's Joyous Family Home, Filled With Local Makers’ Work

The fun and colour-filled Reservoir family home of designer and Pinky's store co-owner, Emily Green, and teacher Louis Turner.

Homes

A Sydney Warehouse Apartment With NYC Vibes

The stylish converted warehouse apartment of Ines English and Caleb Harrower, located in the iconic 1915 Griffiths Building in Surry Hills.
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Getting It Done

Getting it Done, With Wowowa!

A day in the life of Monique Woodward, co-founder of award winning Melbourne architecture studio, Wowowa – and the tools she uses to stay
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Small Business

Julia Busuttil Nishimura's Top Tips For Building A Community Online

Our fave foodie and social media star has built a thriving, engaged online community. Here's how!

Homes

An Ultra Stylish Rented Family Home, That Brings A Little NYC Glam to Melbourne

Interior designer Tali Roth has updated her late grandmother's Caulfield North home with treasures sourced over many years.

Small Business

Launch It! How To Build A Website (All By Yourself) With Annie Portelli

Our very own art director Annie Portelli teaches you how to build a great-looking Squarespace website, all by yourself. Seriously!

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