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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.


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...


This Mid '60s Sibbel Home In Healesville Is A True Family Legacy

It's a family affair in this spectacular modernist home in Healesville, Victoria, originally built by owner Fleur Sibbel's father and design...

Creative People

The Aboriginal-Owned Clothing Label Dedicated To Making A Difference

An ethical clothing that is inspired by the Australian bush, desert and sea, Amber Days is a vehicle for change.


A Colourful Log Cabin Surrounded By Forestland

Located in Johanna, Victoria, where the beach meets the bush, The Log House is where we'd rather be!


Cook Alongside Julia Busuttil Nishimura On Her Brand New YOUTUBE Channel!

Yep – that's right! Our beloved food contributor has just launched a weekly YouTube channel, with new videos dropping every Thursday!

A Day In The Life

A Day In The Life Of Dom Gattermayr, Co-Owner of Our Favourite New Cafe, Florian

We spent a delicious day with the young co-owner of Melbourne's fave new cafe.


Celebrating The Winners Of The 2021 Telstra NATSIAA!

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

Dream Job

Designing A Universe With Costume And Production Designer Jo Briscoe

Ever wondered what the role of a production designer in film, TV and theatre involved? Industry professional and VCA Master of Production De...


The Latest Collection From North Is A Total Dream

Created in collaboration with artists from Marrawuddi Arts and Culture and Injalak Arts, 'Stone Country Collection' is a celebration of the

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...

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