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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.

Studio Visit

An Innovative New Collaboration From MIMCO, Featuring Boundary-Pushing Sustainable Materials

As a result of their longstanding partnership with the NGV, MIMCO has teamed up with biomaterial designer Alice Potts on a limited-edition c...


A Moody Slice Of Paradise In The Byron Hinterland

The Dairy is a magical accommodation that feels like it could be in Tuscany...but in reality, it's only 15 minutes away from some of Austral...

Creative People

Keep Your Eyes On These 8 Emerging Makers!

From a magazine editor-turned ceramicist, to a fashion and homewares brand using fabrics direct from Africa, these were some of our favourit...


Five Fail Safe Cakes From Julia Busuttil Nishimura!

The most popular recipes of 2020 were these simple cakes and sweets, from our star food columnist!


Eleven Candles That Bring The Razzle Dazzle To Your Dining Table

The candles of 2020 are colourful, kooky, and so fun you'll never want to burn them. We're here for the candle renaissance!

Creative People

A Very 2020 Creative Collaboration

Artist Jasmine Mansbridge, stylist Megan Morton and photographer Zan Wimberley have collaborated on an abstract series of images that would

Studio Visit

Behind-The-Scenes Of The Online Store With ALL Our Favourite Makers!

If you ever think you've discovered a new creative talent, chances are Makers' Mrkt founder Kelly Thompson is already all over it!

Creative People

Making Blankets That Last A Lifetime, With Curio Practice

The new checkered blanket brand you've been seeing everywhere on Instagram that celebrates the local knitting industry!

Small Business

This Dynamic Duo Joined Forces During Lockdown, To Create The BEST Kids Prints Going Around!

V. Happy Co is new Melbourne start up creating personalised kids' Art Prints that bring life to every letter of the alphabet!

TDF Design Awards

Fowler + Ward Are The Next Bright Young Things In Australian Architecture!

Introducing Jessie Fowler and Tara Ward, whose fledgling practice took out the Emerging Designer Award at the TDF + Laminex Design Awards 20...


WIN A Bespoke Painted Pet Portrait!

We’ve teamed up with artist Kate Sellars-Jones of Fetch Dog Portraits to give one lucky reader a custom portrait of their beloved pet!


These Sunny Homewares Bring European Summer To Your Dining Table!

Sydney-based lifestyle brand Alex And Trahanas launch their latest collection of linen, handpainted ceramics and entertaining pieces, 'La Fa...

On The Market

The Fender Weekender Is On The Market!

There's truly nothing else in Australia like this impeccably restored 1970s Mount Martha home, originally designed by Karl Fender!

On The Market

A Landmark Inner-City Sustainable Home In Melbourne Is On The Market!

This architect-designed, three-bedroom Brunswick home is part of the impressive Davison Collaborative project, and boasts some serious susta...

Creative People

Australia's Original Instagram Secondhand Furniture Seller

We chat with OG Instagram seller Pip Newell of Curated Spaces, about how she grew her business out of her living room to a network of more t...

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.

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.

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