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Letter from the Editor

9th November, 2018

Hey guys! Despite the public holiday, it’s been another jam-packed week in TDF-land.  Here are a few of my highlights!

This week we started our month-long collaboration of easy weeknight meals with one of Melbourne’s favourite foodies, Julia Busuttil Nishimura (aka Julia Ostro), and this time we’re doing something a little different. Be sure to check our Instagram stories every weekend for a list of ingredients, and get ready to cook with us on Tuesday! We’ll be giving away one of Julia’s acclaimed (Jamie Oliver and Nigella endorsed!) cookbooks each week too, so be sure to share your dish on Insta with the hashtag #tdfchef so we can see how you did.

Our interiors columnist Lauren Li shared another of her amazing how-to home styling guides, this time with all her expert tips and advice to elevate your home with art. Speaking of which… this week we installed our latest TDF Collect exhibition with AMAZING Sean Meilak! We’re kicking off opening celebrations tomorrow at our gallery in Collingwood from 2pm – please come by for a drink!

Next week we’ll be sharing our second mini guide to help you live more sustainably (without comprising on aesthetics), will be releasing the latest TDF Talks podcast episode that took me all the way to Stradbroke Island in Queensland, and will take a deep dive into the toolkit of a very popular local furniture designer. And don’t forget to check in with us on Saturday and Sunday, YEP, we’ve got more great stories for you all weekend!

P.S. The cover photo for today’s editor’s letter was snapped yesterday at the truly spectacular Lexus Design Pavilion for Oaks Day, with my dear friend and collaborator Paris Thomson of SIRAP!  

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