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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.

Travel

Our Guide To The Perfect Road-Trip On The NSW Central Coast

From Terrigal and Avoca beaches to the lush landscape of Bouddi National Park, here's where to eat, sleep, visit + swim!

Interiors

How To Nail The Bathroom Basics, According To Reece

A crash course in very excellent bathroom design, courtesy of bathrooms + kitchens merchandising leader at Reece Bathrooms, Daniella Santill...

Studio Visit

Experimental Designer Jessie French Is Shaping A Seaweed-Centric Future

The Melbourne artist shares her process of creating seaweed-based bioplastics, the beautiful resin-like homewares she makes from it + what t...

Architecture

A Surprise Garden Brings This 'Pop-Up' Home To Life

Figr creates a unique language between architectural and landscaped spaces to truly maximise this small footprint home for a family of three...

Gardens

A Slice Of Primeval Paradise In Bronte

Situated on a steep site in a sometimes blustery coastal location, the planting palette for this stunning garden in Sydney is both soft, and...

Gardens

A Cultivated Wilderness In Inner Suburban Melbourne

Legendary landscape designer Phillip Withers completes a layered, three-tiered garden around a Toorak home designed by Cera Stribley.

Furniture

New Stripy Furniture From Sarah Ellison, Fit For A Palazzo!

The cult-status NSW designer releases ‘La Banda’, a capsule collection of decorative timber furniture. We love!

Interiors

A Pokey 1970s Unit Turned Sleek, Monochromatic Marvel

Influencer and fashion designer Rebecca Karagiorgos of Twice Blessed transforms her two-bedroom unit in Ringwood North into a sophisticated

Interiors

A Truly Fabulous 1970s Home, Untouched Since It Was Built

No, it's not a film set! Inside the home of mechanical engineer Ted Mason, lovingly documented by his granddaughter, stylist Cassie Smith.

Studio Visit

A Brisbane Artist Fusing Paper, Crochet + Porcelain In Her Sculptures

Liz Sofield fuses ceramics, paper and crochet in her highly original artistic practice from her home in Scarborough, 30 kilometres north of

Studio Visit

The Belarusian Sculptor Inspired By Her Sunny New Sydney Surrounds

Tatsiana Shevarenkova draws on her background in fashion to create sculptural, organic forms inspired by the female body - on show now at Sa...

Architecture

An 1888 Italianate Mansion Restored + Revived For A New Century

Pleysier Perkins and Sanders & King collaborate on this grand, ambitious family home in Armadale - with an extensive renovation and updated

Gardens

A Sweeping Country Estate Created From Dust

Dangar Barin Smith design an incredible Australian country garden in the Hunter Valley, complete with nearly 40 crepe myrtle trees and TWO m...

Architecture

A Contemporary Renovation That Revives Forgotten Spaces

Studiofour create an elegant extension for a heritage home in Malvern - outside of the (literal) box !

Gardens

A Magical Family Garden As Productive As It Is Pretty

The lush suburban garden of passionate self-taught gardener Anastasia Elias - created from scratch in under two years!

Shopping

Weaving Country + Culture From The East Kimberley With New Textile Brand, Flash Minky

A new textiles brand creating limited edition rugs with the artworks of eight Indigenous artists from the East Kimberley region.

Creative People

Very Good Timber Furniture From A Trio Of Seasoned Makers

Nick Rennie, Dustin Fritsche and Brett Julian combined their skills and experience over 2020 to launch Oku Space - a collaborative furniture...

A Day In The Life

A Day In The Colourful Life Of Influencer + Entrepreneur, Flex Mami

Lillian Ahenkan (aka Flex Mami) is a guru for the modern age. So naturally, we want to know what happens in her daily life!

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 – we would love to hear from you.

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