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Sally Tabart

Managing Editor

Sally is a writer, editor and producer. She is the founding editor of a publication and creative space in Fitzroy called Ladies of Leisure (you can read the TDF feature on the space here!).

Sally worked as a freelance writer and in the film industry before moving to New York in 2014. After finding her feet in Melbourne again, she joined the TDF dream team in 2017.


9 Outrageously Beautiful Australian Coastal Homes

From humble shacks, to architectural masterpieces, these are our favourite beachside homes of 2021!

Mid-Century Modern

The Most Memorable Midcentury Homes Of 2021

The top homes we toured in 2021 from this iconic design era!


Fill Up Your Fruit Bowl With These Remarkably Lifelike Candles From Nonna's Grocer!

Inspired by her great grandparents' grocery store, Madeleine Hoy creates fruit and veg candles that look exactly like the real deal!


An Impeccably Styled Showroom For Vintage Furniture Opens In Essendon

LH Design Hub has recently opened the doors to their new by-appointment shopfront, a constantly evolving showcase of secondhand treasures.


Finding Harmony In Life, Business And Family, With Meg Tanaka Of CIBI

CIBI's Meg Tanaka on growing up in Japan, running a family business with three young boys, and living life the CIBI way.

On The Market

Victorian Charm Meets Dramatic Modern Luxury In This Princes Hill Home For Sale

Featuring so many modern, custom made elements, every room in this house has its own distinct personality!

TDF Collect

TDF Collect Presents: 'My Life' By Maggie Green

An exhibition of 13 glowing, vibrant works from Mangala artist Maggie Green of Spinifex Hill Art Centre, 'My Life' tells the story of the ar...

On The Market

The Last Remaining Robin Boyd Home In Beaumaris is On The Market

Featuring the first example of Robin Boyd's iconic 'window wall', The Browne House is looking for its next custodians!


A Hidden Flower Garden In Suburban Melbourne

From her Ivanhoe home Petrina Burrill has created a sustainable micro flower farm.

Sustainable Homes

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!

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!

Studio Visit

P0LY Designs : The Ultimate Pandemic Pivot Project

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

Creative People

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.


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.


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...

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!


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...


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...

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