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Sasha Gattermayr

Editorial Assistant

Sasha studied English at the University of Melbourne. She is a writer and editor and has worked in publishing and digital media since graduating in 2017. Her work has appeared in The Age, Man Repeller, Broadsheet Melbourne and The New York Times.


A Colourful Extension Inspired By Clinker Bricks

Wowowa’s Presto House is a vivid and respectful addition to a 1930s art deco home made from 'clinker' bricks.


Artist Cressida Campbell Is Finally Getting The Spotlight She Deserves

A new exhibition at the NGA brings together more than 140 works from the artist's life and unique practice.


The Treasure-Filled Sydney Home Of Two Global Art Collectors

House Gezellig by Studio Prineas reflects their clients’ love for modernist design principles and collection of fine art.


A Mediterranean-Inspired Holiday Home Right On The Water’s Edge

CLO Studios styled the interior of this new Noosa home (dubbed Sky Garden) with earthy tones and pieces by local artists.


A Green New Addition For An Ageing Edwardian Home

Brave New Eco revitalises an existing Brunswick home for multiple generations with a new extension, natural material palette and clever use


A Timeless Renovation Incorporating Three Eras Of Design History

The Autumn House by Studio Bright unites a Victorian terrace with its 1980s renovation by architect Mick Jörgensen, in one contemporary des...

Creative People

A Cottagecore Folly Buried At The Bottom Of A Grand Garden

Cameron Kimber’s pocket-sized patch contains a folly and a sweet guest cottage mirroring his stately home in the Southern Highlands.

Studio Visit

Inside Painter Kirsty Budge's Apartment Studio

Kirsty Budge’s deep and brooding paintings take up space (literally and figuratively) in the artist’s light-filled home studio in Abbots...

The Urbanists

Why Living In The CBD Is Melbourne’s Best Kept Secret, According To Architect Jessie Fowler

One half of award-winning practice Fowler + Ward, on the underestimated brilliance of inner-city living.

Studio Visit

Billy Vanilli’s Decadent, Hyper-Real Paintings Look Good Enough To Eat

The self-taught painter brings drama to his opulent still-life paintings. See inside his Fitzroy studio!

Sustainable Homes

A Prototype For Accessible + Responsible Suburban Housing

Bligh Graham delivers a prototype for responsible dense, green architecture in new builds.


A Dreamy Bedroom Transformation By Lauren Li, With Bespoke, Locally Made Bedlinen

Our interiors columnist overhauls a bedroom with tailor-made bedlinen from Abode. Designed to order and made in Camberwell!

Studio Visit

The Melbourne Business Empowering A Radical Global Recycling Movement!

Kayla and Piers Mossuto of Precious Plastics Melbourne are making treasures from recycled plastic... and empowering others to do the same!

On The Market

A Landscape Architect’s 1800s Daylesford Dream Home Is On The Market

Replete with a rambling garden and fruit orchards, this idyllic country homestead on a 5-acre plot is for sale!


This NT-Based Youth Worker/Artist Explores Notions Of Identity, Belonging and Otherness In Vivid Colour

As a visitor on Western Arrernte Country, artist Zak Tilley’s vivid, electric landscapes represent a conflicted connection with landscape....


11 Emerging Artists To Follow Now!

From painters and weavers to textile artists and multidisciplinary creatives, these are the local artists to start collecting now.


Two Artists Come Together To Explore The Art Of Storytelling

Painters Bec Smith and Charlotte Swiden join forces for an exhibition exploring colour, form and narrative - opening tomorrow at No Vacancy

Studio Visit

Third Generation Potter Sam Gordon's Off-Grid Studio, On The Edge Of A National Park

Sam Gordon on leaving the family business to establish his own practice, creating handcrafted tableware for local restaurants.

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