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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.

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.

Interiors

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!

Sustainable Design

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!

Art

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....

Art

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.

Art

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.

On The Market

A Bright + Contemporary Family Home In Brunswick West Hits The Market

This sweeping residence designed by Dood Studio around a green internal courtyard is looking for new owners!

Shopping

Joyful Glassware + Ceramics That Bring The Mediterranean Your Table

Introducing Sydney-based artist and designer Stevie Michaels' collections of handpainted ceramics and Venetian glassware, that channel Europ...

The Urbanists

The Magic Of City Living, With Dean Bryant and Mathew Frank

An art deco apartment + so many local haunts = a great case for living in the CBD! We followed theatre professionals Dean Bryant and Mathew

Architecture

A ‘Granny Flat’ Big Enough To Be A House!

The Laneway Loft by Shelley Roberts Architects is a restrained contemporary addition refined enough to be a dwelling all on its own.

Shopping

Best on The Beach! Our Edit Of Excellent Accessories For Beach / Park / Picnic Life

From locally designed towels, to plates made from recycled plastic, and designer picnic mats, here are our fave items for beachside bliss.

Studio Visit

How One Ceramicist Turned Her Creative Calling Into A Full-Time Dream Gig!

Arcadia Scott grew her pottery practice from a hobby to a full-time business, which she runs from this dreamy studio in Coburg North!

A Day In The Life

A Day In The Life With Trailblazing Curator, Shonae Hobson

Inside the day of Kaantju woman and curator of Indigenous art at the NGV, Shonae Hobson!

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 bea@thedesignfiles.net