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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.

On The Market

An Early Flack Studio-Renovated House In St Kilda On The Market!

It's not often that a house renovated by the iconic Melbourne interior designers goes on the market, but this St Kilda stunner is looking fo...

Studio Visit

Painting Mozambique From Melbourne, With Mafalda Vasconcelos

The Melbourne-based, Mozambique-raised artist paints her striking portraits to put together the pieces of the past, and explore her identity...


Intricate Bark Artwork From The 'Top End', On Show At Koskela

'Top End Bugi' at Koskela showcases 36 incredible bark artworks from three art centres in Arnhem Land.


Announcing The Finalists For The Record-Breaking 2020 Archibald Prize

From 1068 entries, the 55 shortlisted artworks for Australia's most prestigious portraiture prize have been unveiled!

Dream Job

Taking The Opera House Online With Digital Programming Associate, Sophie Penkethman-Young

An inside look at what it's like to help produce digital events for one of Australia's most important cultural institutions!

Creative People

A Landmark Collaboration Between Bábbarra Women's Centre x Kip&Co

After two years of development, the Bábbarra Women’s Centre x Kip&Co collaborative collection is finally ready for the world to see!


4 Big Ideas For Small Spaces

From storage to styling (no, you don't have to be a minimalist), we bring you the best tips and tricks for making the most of a tight spot!


The Winners Of The 2020 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards

We share highlights and winners from the country's most anticipated award for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists!


Learn From Free To Feed's Favourite Cooking Instructors, In The Comfort Of Your Own Home!

Learn how to cook a delicious Persian feast at home with All Together Now, a new community cooking initiative from the beloved Melbourne-bas...

Dream Job

Reporting The News In 2020, With Sydney-Based New York Times Journalist Isabella Kwai

How the young journalist scored this dream gig, and what it's like working for one of the world's biggest news organisations in what has bee...


An Earthy, Low Maintenance Garden In Victoria’s Macedon Ranges

Kathleen Murphy Landscape Design creates a robust yet welcoming garden that is contemporary in design, and responsive to its conditions. 

Creative People

'In My Blood It Runs' Is The Documentary Every Australian Needs To See

We speak with director Maya Newell and key advisor William Tilmouth about the making of this important film, which offers rare insight into

Creative People

Terrazzo Queen Tantri Mustika's New Shop + Studio!

The big-dreaming Melbourne ceramicist has just opened the doors to her new retail store in Collingwood Yards, Melbourne!


July Is Bringing The Sights Of Overseas Travel Into Your Home!

The Melbourne-based luggage company have teamed up with five Australian photographers to offer high-quality travel prints – framed and de...

Creative People

Showstopping Ceramic Lamps And Sculptures By Sarah Nedovic

This Melbourne maker's handmade ceramic lamps and sculptures are a perfect study of balance and form.

On The Market

Victorian Grandeur Meets Modern Convenience In Primo Location!

This renovated Victorian family home in Fitzroy North is looking for new custodians.


4 Low-Cost Ideas To Update Your Home This Weekend!

Sick of your house? Four design experts share their super easy, low cost ideas to add a little pizzazz to your interiors!

Times Like These

Times Like These... With TDF Editor-In-Chief Lucy Feagins

Our very own founder and editor shares some of the ups and downs of the last few months.

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