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Homes

A Pint-Sized Coastal Home That Does More With Less!

Harriet Birrell aka Natural Harry, and building designer Fraser West, turned an exisiting structure into a dreamy 40 square metre home on Vi...
Lucy Feagins
  21 hours ago

Art

The Artist Painting Her Way Through Lockdown

Regional NSW-based landscape artist Edwina Edwards retreats into nature for a new exhibition, ‘Bush Solace’.
Sasha Gattermayr

On The Market

The Colourful Beach House Of Kip&Co’s Co-Founder Is For Sale!

The renovated 1970s beach house in Sorrento, Victoria, of Kip&Co's Kate Heppell has hit the market.

News

Space Furniture Is Having An EPIC End Of Year Sale Right Now!

Enjoy savings of up to 50% off (!!) furniture, lighting, and accessories from some of our favourite local and international designers, both
Sponsored

Architecture

A Mood-Enhancing Melbourne Home

Kennedy Nolan have knocked it out of the park again, transforming a Victorian house with a dated extension into a cohesive home, with uplift...

Furniture

A Lush New Line Of Contemporary Furniture From Jardan

The ‘Living Form’ collection reinterprets Jardan’s classic designs, with traditional Australian textures - and some brand new silhouet...
Sasha Gattermayr

TDF Design Awards

You’re Invited To The Design Files + Laminex Design Awards 2020!

Join us on November 5th at 7pm for our online ceremony as we celebrate the finalists and reveal all the winners – and WIN a bespoke sculpt...

Homes

A Rustic, Inner-City Family Home Of 33 Years

Inside a Cornish/Spanish/Greek style home terrace renovation – in Port Melbourne!

Architecture

A Stunning Coastal Home, Created From A Revolutionary Building Material

This house by FMD Architects is built using CLT (cross laminated timber) – a revolutionary, sustainable building material.

Top Stories

Studio Visit

Painting Mozambique From Melbourne, With Mafalda Vasconcelos

The Melbourne-based, Mozambique-raised artist paints her striking portraits to put together the pieces of the past, and explore her identity...

Homes

An Art-Filled Melbourne Family Home, With Santorini Vibes!

Artist and interior decorator Phoebe Rolleston, and husband George Rolleston, share their relaxed and elegant family home in Glen Iris.

News

Vincent Namatjira Wins The 2020 Archibald Prize!

In a historic day for the Australian art world, the Aṉangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands artist and Western Arrernte man take...
Sally Tabart

Creative People

A Landmark Collaboration Between Bábbarra Women's Centre x Kip&Co

After two years of development, the Bábbarra Women’s Centre x Kip&Co collaborative collection is finally ready for the world to see!

Building Better

The Best Building Materials For A Sustainable Home

From rammed earth to concrete, which building material is the most environmentally friendly? The answers may surprise you...

On The Market

The Colourful Beach House Of Kip&Co’s Co-Founder Is For Sale!

The renovated 1970s beach house in Sorrento, Victoria, of Kip&Co's Kate Heppell has hit the market.

News

Space Furniture Is Having An EPIC End Of Year Sale Right Now!

Enjoy savings of up to 50% off (!!) furniture, lighting, and accessories from some of our favourite local and international designers, both
Sponsored

Architecture

A Mood-Enhancing Melbourne Home

Kennedy Nolan have knocked it out of the park again, transforming a Victorian house with a dated extension into a cohesive home, with uplift...

Furniture

A Lush New Line Of Contemporary Furniture From Jardan

The ‘Living Form’ collection reinterprets Jardan’s classic designs, with traditional Australian textures - and some brand new silhouet...
Sasha Gattermayr

TDF Design Awards

You’re Invited To The Design Files + Laminex Design Awards 2020!

Join us on November 5th at 7pm for our online ceremony as we celebrate the finalists and reveal all the winners – and WIN a bespoke sculpt...

Homes

A Rustic, Inner-City Family Home Of 33 Years

Inside a Cornish/Spanish/Greek style home terrace renovation – in Port Melbourne!

Architecture

A Stunning Coastal Home, Created From A Revolutionary Building Material

This house by FMD Architects is built using CLT (cross laminated timber) – a revolutionary, sustainable building material.

Studio Visit

Kerryn Levy's Wonderfully Wonky Ceramics

A studio visit with the Adelaide-based ceramicist known for her distinctly collectible statement candelabras.
Sasha Gattermayr

Creative People

Australia's Original Instagram Secondhand Furniture Seller

We chat with OG Instagram seller Pip Newell of Curated Spaces, about how she grew her business out of her living room to a network of more t...

Architecture

This Sydney House Takes The High Ground

A previously granted development approval allowed the sandstone ridge on this Seaforth site to be cut away, but Stafford Architecture had ot...

Homes

A Creative Family's Eclectic Apartment in Melbourne’s CBD

Designer Michael Chazan and photographer Ying Ang have made this new Melbourne CBD apartment their character-filled family home.

TDF Design Awards

10 Awe-Inspiring Creative Collaborations From Across Australia

From furniture made with a 17th-century craft technique to a culturally significant war memorial, these are the finalists in the Collaborati...
Sasha Aarons

Creative People

Bonnie Hislop Is The Ceramicist-Cheerleader We Need Right Now

The Brisbane-based ceramicist launches her 'Better Luck Next Year' collection - a series of clay trophies celebrating the losses of 2020. Gi...
Sasha Gattermayr

A Day In The Life

A Day In The Life Of Australian Fashion Icon, Lee Mathews

The legend of local fashion takes us through a day in the life of running her international design business - during a pandemic!
Sasha Gattermayr

Architecture

This Non-Conventional Holiday Home Is Mostly Underground

This coastal home by Rob Kennon Architects was built three quarters of the way underground to overcome its challenging site.

Food

Julia's Raspberry, Coconut And Lime Cake

Julia Busutill Nishimura delivers a triple-threat of tropical flavours in one delicious loaf. It's like a holiday in your mouth!
Julia Busuttil Nishimura

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Sustainable Homes

An Unbelievably Energy Efficient 100-Year-Old Workers’ Cottage!

With the expertise of Altereco Design, this cute cottage in Yarraville is now an ultra sustainable homed home, powered predominantly by sola...

Interiors

The Dulux Colour Forecast 2021 Is All About Soothing Shades

Amid the turmoil of 2020, the industry-leading annual colour forecast puts forward a palette emphasising comfort, security, and optimism.
Amelia Barnes

Interiors

A Compact Terrace, Custom-Made For Two

Dan Gayfer Design turn a small, nondescript North Melbourne home from drab to fab!

Architecture

A Striking Sydney Home Designed For Book-Lovers

This contemporary extension to a Federation-era cottage was created by Sibling Architecture for a client and her vast collection of books!
Sasha Gattermayr

TDF Design Awards

The Outstanding Interior Design Finalists In The TDF + Laminex Design Awards 2020

These 14 residential interior design projects will blow you away!
Lucy Feagins

TDF Films

TDF Films

Pheobe Rolleston, Glen Iris

Looking at the images of this home alone, with its blend of design periods and geographical influences, it isn’t easy to determine its location! What looks like it could be an elegant Santorini contemporary gallery is actually the family home of artist an

TDF Podcast

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Podcast

A Podcast Conversation With Interior Designer Mim Fanning

Mim chats to Lucy about her impressive career journey, from solo design consultant to launching and growing Mim Design, and her role as ambassador for the Lexus Lifestyle Hub.

Archives

Architecture

A Generous, Light-Filled Addition To A Heritage Home

A restoration and renovation project in Kensington, NSW by Studio Prineas creates a harmonious dialogue between old and new.
Sasha Gattermayr
  13 hours ago

Homes

A Pint-Sized Coastal Home That Does More With Less!

Harriet Birrell aka Natural Harry, and building designer Fraser West, turned an exisiting structure into a dreamy 40 square metre home on Vi...
Lucy Feagins
  21 hours ago

Art

The Artist Painting Her Way Through Lockdown

Regional NSW-based landscape artist Edwina Edwards retreats into nature for a new exhibition, ‘Bush Solace’.
Sasha Gattermayr

Architecture

A Mood-Enhancing Melbourne Home

Kennedy Nolan have knocked it out of the park again, transforming a Victorian house with a dated extension into a cohesive home, with uplift...

Furniture

A Lush New Line Of Contemporary Furniture From Jardan

The ‘Living Form’ collection reinterprets Jardan’s classic designs, with traditional Australian textures - and some brand new silhouet...
Sasha Gattermayr

On The Market

The Colourful Beach House Of Kip&Co’s Co-Founder Is For Sale!

The renovated 1970s beach house in Sorrento, Victoria, of Kip&Co's Kate Heppell has hit the market.

Architecture

A Stunning Coastal Home, Created From A Revolutionary Building Material

This house by FMD Architects is built using CLT (cross laminated timber) – a revolutionary, sustainable building material.

TDF Design Awards

You’re Invited To The Design Files + Laminex Design Awards 2020!

Join us on November 5th at 7pm for our online ceremony as we celebrate the finalists and reveal all the winners – and WIN a bespoke sculpt...

Creative People

Australia's Original Instagram Secondhand Furniture Seller

We chat with OG Instagram seller Pip Newell of Curated Spaces, about how she grew her business out of her living room to a network of more t...

Design Eye

Studio Martin on Refined Rattan

Emerging design duo Lauren and Amanda Martin share their advice on using rattan furniture in contemporary interiors, in partnership with DOM...

Homes

A Rustic, Inner-City Family Home Of 33 Years

Inside a Cornish/Spanish/Greek style home terrace renovation – in Port Melbourne!

Architecture

This Sydney House Takes The High Ground

A previously granted development approval allowed the sandstone ridge on this Seaforth site to be cut away, but Stafford Architecture had ot...

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