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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.

Indigenous Art

15 Excellent Indigenous Art Centres To Support And Celebrate!

We've spoken to some experts, and pulled together this guide on purchasing Aboriginal artwork ethically, and some ideas of where to find it!...


Duality And Reality With Artist Sally Lee Anderson

Layering the scenes of her immediate reality with those of others collected via social media, Sally Anderson's new exhibition questions the

Studio Visit

These Painterly Ceramic Pieces Make Every Day A Party!

How mum-of-three Kelly Murphy built her cult-status local ceramics brand in under four years.

Creative People

Art, Activism And The Archibald

Julian Meagher promised Craig 'Fozz' Foster he'd paint his portrait every year until it was a successful Archibald finalist, to raise awaren...


A Home Among The Gumtrees, Where Nature Is Everything

This modest but hardworking home in Killora Bay, North Bruny Island prioritises and protects the dense canopy of trees and wildlife that cam...


A Charming Coastal Cottage With Eclectic Interiors And Unbelievable Views!

Filled with secondhand treasures, and capturing breathtaking views across Great Oyster Bay, The Burrows in Swansea, Tasmania is the dream ge...


Art Runs Generations Deep In The Family Of Molly Wattle Boney

We visit TDF Kids Art Awards winner Molly Wattle Boney and her creative parents, Tessa Nuku and Brendon Boney, at Ettalong Beach.

Creative People

A Powerful Group Show From Seven First Nations Artists

Curated by Jenna Lee, Craft Victoria's latest exhibition, 'Elemental', examines seven First Nations artists personal, spiritual and ancestra...


The Aboriginal-Owned Homewares Brand Bringing First Nations Art To Homes + Classrooms Across Australia!

Bundjalung/Minjungbal woman Emma Rolls of Emro Designs shares her collection of rugs, cushions and soon-to-be-released picnic mats featuring...


This Revamped Edwardian Home Has A Different Mood For Every Room

Interior Designer Georgina Jeffries delivers a classic yet contemporary makeover of a heritage home – where moments of delight are everywh...

Creative People

Fancy New Digs For Free To Feed

The social enterprise has just opened a massive new event space in Fitzroy North - and it's a beauty!


Stylist Shonel Bryant On Battling Breast Cancer, Supporting Your Girls, And Silver Linings

Event stylist, mother and founder of Support Your Girls Shonel Bryant shares her cancer journey, and the drive that keeps her going.

Creative People

Collecting Materials And Memories On Minjerribah With Delvene Cockatoo Collins

Quandamooka woman and artist Delvene Cockatoo Collins shares a look into her art practice, and the magical place she calls home.


A Curated Collection Of Luxury Goods From Across The Pond, Here In Melbourne

Discover the best of New Zealand fashion, lifestyle, and homewares at this inspired pop-up, until May 23rd at Chadstone.

On The Market

A Former Milk Depot Turned Architectural Home Is On The Market

This over-100 year old building in Brunswick East is a bit of a neighbourhood icon – even the bricks were made just down the road in the e...

Creative People

Turn Your Kids' Artwork Into A Treasured Keepsake With Crumb Kids

Local textile designer Bindi Howarth transforms kids artworks into custom made tea towels, tote bags, pencil cases and cushion covers - so C...

A Day In The Life

A Day In The Life Of Chrissy Lafian, Founder And Creative Director Of Suku

With teams in both Melbourne and Bali, Chrissy lets us in on how she runs the lifestyle brand she's built from scratch!


This Clever + Compact Bondi Home Feels Like A Never-Ending Holiday!

Fox Johnston architects managed to expand the footprint of this small and narrow Sydney site to create a generous, private haven!

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 – we would love to hear from you.

Please email us here.