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Creative People

Landscape Studio Ayus Botanical On Creating Calming + Enduring Gardens

The husband-and-wife team of Ayus Botanical share the thoughtful processes behind their lush residential and commercial projects!
Christina Karras
  23 hours ago

Architecture

A Compact + Colourful Extension Of A Fun Family Home

Foomann Architects replaced this Melbourne home's dated extension with a personality-filled renovation, behind a vibrant pink door!
Christina Karras

Interiors

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.

Creative People

Artist and Yindjibarndi Elder Wendy Hubert On Mapping Country + Culture

Our new columnist Jirra Lulla Harvey talks to respected Yindjibarndi Elder, artist, Cultural Custodian and linguist, Wendy Hubert about Coun...
Jirra Lulla Harvey

Interiors

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

Homes

A Creative Couple’s Loft-Style Pad, With Brooklyn Vibes!

Designer Phi Do and his husband Yaniv Brayer give us a tour through their warehouse-style Richmond townhouse.

A Day In The Life

A Day In The Life Of Costume + Production Designer, Catherine Martin

The four-time Oscar winning designer shares insights from her career working alongside husband Baz Luhrmann, and how she helped bring 'Elvis...
Christina Karras

Interiors

Two Sleek + Stylish Side-By-Side Homes On One Block!

This dual-occupancy build by Boutique Developments proves developments don't have to be generic, with each unit offering up its own contrast...
Christina Karras

Studio Visit

Kelly Thompson’s Playful Preston Showroom Clashes Colour In The Best Way

The clever creative behind online store, Makers’ Mrkt, gives us an inside look at her fun Preston stockroom-turned-store!
Christina Karras

Top Stories

Homes

A Spanish Mission Wonderland In Tamarama

A rental like no other! The stunning Sydney apartment of film and TV directors Jordana Johnson and Charlie Ford.

Homes

Australian Fashion Legend Pip Edwards’ Rose Bay Home

The bold yet sophisticated home of the P.E Nation co-founder and creative director, in Sydney's Rose Bay.

Architecture

A Rare Look Inside Fitzroy’s Iconic 1930s Cairo Flats

A look inside one of Melbourne's best and earliest examples of well-designed, minimal, medium-density housing — designed in 1935 by archit...

Gardens

A Dreamy Dahlia Garden On A Regional Family Farm

Daylesford Organics farmers Kate Ulman and Brendon Eisner live on a 50 acre farm in regional Victoria, which also boasts an incredible flowe...
Christina Karras

Homes

The Eclectic + Cosy Collingwood 'Ma House'

Ma House is both a unique home and an events space available to rent, located above a Collingwood shop.

Interiors

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.

Creative People

Artist and Yindjibarndi Elder Wendy Hubert On Mapping Country + Culture

Our new columnist Jirra Lulla Harvey talks to respected Yindjibarndi Elder, artist, Cultural Custodian and linguist, Wendy Hubert about Coun...
Jirra Lulla Harvey

Interiors

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

Homes

A Creative Couple’s Loft-Style Pad, With Brooklyn Vibes!

Designer Phi Do and his husband Yaniv Brayer give us a tour through their warehouse-style Richmond townhouse.

A Day In The Life

A Day In The Life Of Costume + Production Designer, Catherine Martin

The four-time Oscar winning designer shares insights from her career working alongside husband Baz Luhrmann, and how she helped bring 'Elvis...
Christina Karras

Interiors

Two Sleek + Stylish Side-By-Side Homes On One Block!

This dual-occupancy build by Boutique Developments proves developments don't have to be generic, with each unit offering up its own contrast...
Christina Karras

Studio Visit

Kelly Thompson’s Playful Preston Showroom Clashes Colour In The Best Way

The clever creative behind online store, Makers’ Mrkt, gives us an inside look at her fun Preston stockroom-turned-store!
Christina Karras

Stays

A Dreamy Getaway With Panoramic Views In The Heart Of Hobart

Edwardian architecture meets a Japanese-style extension at this peaceful Tasmanian retreat, complete with spectacular views of the city, riv...
Christina Karras

Interiors

The 2022 Australian Interior Design Awards Winners!

From Troye Sivan's divine Flack Studio residence to a converted warehouse abode, the industry’s best designers and projects have been reve...
Christina Karras

News

Bruce Munro's Spectacular Light Installations Are Coming To Heide

See a showcase of light and colour when the acclaimed English-Australian artist takes over Heide Museum of Modern Art and its gardens!
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Inside Look

Behind The Scenes At The NGV’s Epic New Picasso Exhibition

Exhibition designer Allie Mactier takes us through one of the National Gallery of Victoria's biggest exhibitions ever.

At Home With Sheridan

Interior Designer Natalie Walton’s Restorative Cottage Escape

'The Still House' is designer Natalie Walton's shed turned self-contained studio, styled to perfection with Sheridan textiles.

Architecture

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...

How To

How To Upcycle A Timber Cabinet Into A Luxe Home Bar

Lucy's step-by-step guide, transforming a timber cabinet into a beautiful home bar, using Feast Watson's range of timber coat and care produ...

On The Market

Simone Haag's Magical Mid-Century Home Hits The Market

The renowned interior decorator has listed her renovated family home in Ringwood.
Christina Karras

Gardens

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.

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Interiors

Hunker Down This Winter With Modern Cabin Style

Modern cabin style takes everything we love about cosy cabins and ramps it up a notch! Lauren Li shows us how.
Lauren Li

Creative People

Sustainability-Driven Photographer Marnie Hawson On Forging Her Own Path

The B Corp certified photographer shares how she came to focus on sustainable architecture, and the power in saying no to jobs unaligned to
Christina Karras

Homes

'Cottagecore' Meets Modern Eclecticism In This Charming Renovated Heritage Home

The home of Fiona Bateman and family: originally designed by Walter Liberty Vernon in 1893, and renovated by Sam Crawford Architects.

Food

Julia's Hand-Rolled Cavatelli With Clams + 'Nduja

Julia's latest heart-warming dish combines all the best things; hand-made pasta (if you please), fresh seafood and smoky, spicy 'nduja (a sp...
Julia Busuttil Nishimura

Interiors

A Perfectly Polished Fitzroy Apartment With Soaring 6-Metre-High Ceilings

Inside the thoughtful Edition Office-designed apartment of Apostrophe.xyz creative director, Crystal Fong.
Christina Karras

TDF Talks is our fortnightly podcast. Find us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or listen along right here in your web browser.

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Cormach Evans On Creating Space For Aboriginal Excellence

In our podcast season finale, Yorta Yorta man Cormach Evans talks to host Lucy Feagins about the two not-for-profits he founded and directs:...
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Stylist Turned Designer Sarah Ellison On Building A Cult Status Furniture Brand

The Byron Bay-based creative talks transitioning from stylist to designer, the value of being an assistant + living in an Instagram world.
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BuildHer Collective Co-Founder Rebeka Morgan On Empowering Women In Construction

BuildHer Collective co-founder Rebeka Morgan dissects the lack of transparency around the building and renovation industry, the most common
43:44

The Unconventional Career Path Of Interior Designer Yasmine Ghoniem Of YSG Studio

In this podcast conversation, host Lucy Feagins talks to the founder of YSG Studio and so-hot-right-now visionary leading the Australian int...
36:05

Dinosaur Designs Founder Louise Olsen On Building An Iconic Australian Brand

Host Lucy Feagins talks to the local artist and designer about her childhood, her public art career + building a legacy Australian brand!
44:41

Ultimate Creative Freelancer Kelly Thompson On Finding Your Place In The Industry, On TDF Talks

In this podcast conversation, the founder of Makers’ Mrkt gives our managing editor Sally Tabart nuggets of wisdom about the creative hust...
00:35:14

Interior Designer Lauren Li On Creating The Backdrop To Life

In this podcast conversation, interior designer (and beloved TDF columnist!) Lauren Li talks about the genesis of her creative career, her p...
45:44

Creative Director + Community Leader Grace Dlabik on Australia's Accessible Housing Crisis

In this conversation Lucy talks to the founder of BE. ONE about building a creative community, being vulnerable in the public eye and tackli...
01:01:23

Pip Newell On Building The Curated Spaces World, On TDF Talks

Our managing editor Sally Tabart interviews the founder of Curated Spaces (and her old housemate!), Pip Newell about leading the new wave of...
51:47

Country Road’s Managing Director On The Stickiness Of Sustainable Fashion, On TDF Talks

In this podcast conversation, Elle Roseby talks leading one of the country’s most iconic brands through a new age in the fashion industry....

Archives

Studio Visit

Kuku Yalanji Artist Tiarna Herczeg Creates Colourful Maps Of Country

The emerging artist shares how they found their creative voice and intuitive painting style, as their latest solo show opens in Sydney.
Christina Karras
  7 hours ago

Creative People

Landscape Studio Ayus Botanical On Creating Calming + Enduring Gardens

The husband-and-wife team of Ayus Botanical share the thoughtful processes behind their lush residential and commercial projects!
Christina Karras
  23 hours ago

Architecture

A Compact + Colourful Extension Of A Fun Family Home

Foomann Architects replaced this Melbourne home's dated extension with a personality-filled renovation, behind a vibrant pink door!
Christina Karras

Interiors

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.

Creative People

Artist and Yindjibarndi Elder Wendy Hubert On Mapping Country + Culture

Our new columnist Jirra Lulla Harvey talks to respected Yindjibarndi Elder, artist, Cultural Custodian and linguist, Wendy Hubert about Coun...
Jirra Lulla Harvey

Interiors

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 Day In The Life

A Day In The Life Of Costume + Production Designer, Catherine Martin

The four-time Oscar winning designer shares insights from her career working alongside husband Baz Luhrmann, and how she helped bring 'Elvis...
Christina Karras

Studio Visit

Kelly Thompson’s Playful Preston Showroom Clashes Colour In The Best Way

The clever creative behind online store, Makers’ Mrkt, gives us an inside look at her fun Preston stockroom-turned-store!
Christina Karras

Homes

A Creative Couple’s Loft-Style Pad, With Brooklyn Vibes!

Designer Phi Do and his husband Yaniv Brayer give us a tour through their warehouse-style Richmond townhouse.

Interiors

Two Sleek + Stylish Side-By-Side Homes On One Block!

This dual-occupancy build by Boutique Developments proves developments don't have to be generic, with each unit offering up its own contrast...
Christina Karras

Stays

A Dreamy Getaway With Panoramic Views In The Heart Of Hobart

Edwardian architecture meets a Japanese-style extension at this peaceful Tasmanian retreat, complete with spectacular views of the city, riv...
Christina Karras

Interiors

The 2022 Australian Interior Design Awards Winners!

From Troye Sivan's divine Flack Studio residence to a converted warehouse abode, the industry’s best designers and projects have been reve...
Christina Karras

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